Monomyth #1

Writer: David Hazan Artist: Cecillia Lo Valvo Publisher: Mad Cave Studios Release Date: May 3, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Magic is all but extinct. When the last ailing wizard casts a final desperate spell to summon the descendants of ancient bloodlines to a school for magic now in disrepair...those chosen ones find a horror of the likes they've never experienced. They will have to confront the deepest parts of themselves, their tragic pasts, and defeat each other to survive the ordeal.

Monomyth is an all-new mini-series from the mind of David Hazan (Nottingham).

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Tyler Davis May 20, 2023

    Monomyth #1 has the craft, premise, and characters behind it to take off sprinting as one of this year's most well-made fantasy comics. The team exercises so much skillful and mechanical artistry alongside a very creative blending of worlds that demands nothing but praise. There's a true symbiosis between writer and artist at hand here that happens rarely, and I cannot recommend this book more. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Apr 10, 2023

    What happened, what went wrong and what are we supposed to do now? That isn't only a question Monomyth's characters are asking by the end of this opening issue, it is one for every person alive. And if we all can't find or at least figure out what was on those pages of the script, then how can we expect to be a part of the next blockbuster story. Because the main reveal in MonoMyth. That what occurs affects us all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez May 3, 2023

    MONOMYTH #1 is a curious start to a new series that mixes elements of Arthurian legend, time travel, and Harry Potter for a tale about seven strangers forced together by a wizard's spell. The concept is intriguing, and the technical execution of the script is solid, but the inks are weak, and the plot takes a backseat to the world- and character-building. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Mar 27, 2023

    The artwork is chaotic yet clean, dark yet engaging. The illustrations bring the story alive as readers get pulled deeper into the pages and further away from reality. With heavy shadows casted throughout the panels, readers can almost feel the darkness that lingers over this mysterious school for magic and its inhabitants. But it's not all doom and gloom; flashes of bright colors help bring life back into this world while providing insight into some of its characters' emotions such as fear or hope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown May 2, 2023

    There's lot to like in the story here but with so much going on I feel like I've only gotten the chance to trial the sampler menu. I didn't dislike anything I tried, in truth I'm left keen for more. More of the dark twisted magic playing on words, more of the unsettling guide and tutor, more of the art and more of the action. Perhaps this is all part of the plan to lure you in. Read Full Review

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