This weekend at Asbury Park Comic Con I met a lot of people, some famous, some not, most with a story to tell. One story in particular really captured my attention.
Myth written by Mike Loniewski and drawn by Dan Lauer is a special book. Here’s the blurb from Alterna Comics:
“After years of battling a wicked headmistress, young Sam has escaped his orphanage for a life far from adults. What he finds instead is a fallen kingdom of fantasy hidden in a nearby forest. Within the bizarre landscape Sam befriends the perfect sidekick in a solitary giant. Armed with his massive new friend, Sam heads out to rescue his fellow orphans and bring justice to their headmistress once and for all. But as his quest begins, something far more sinister awakens in the forest.”
So sounds like a cool book right? It is, Mike has crafted a tight interesting story with good dialogue and Dan’s art is simple but it resonates, it has a bit of a comic strip feel but the backgrounds are well detailed. The settings are fantastic but familiar, the creatures scary but not too scary. After I read it I gave it to my 7-year-old. She’s a fan of Superman Family and Scooby-Doo and she ate this book up, asking when the next issue was due to come out.
But that’s not what makes it so special. All proceeds from the sale of the first digital issue, will be going to ChildHelp.org (a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect). Yup all the proceeds.
Here’s a taste:
So what we’ve got is a terrific story (four out of five stars) whose proceeds go to benefit a very important organization. No brainer, go buy the book. Buy it at comixology, here’s the link.
story – MIKE LONIEWSKI
art – DAN LAUER
letters – E.T. DOLLMAN
publisher – Alterna Comics
30 PAGES, BW, $1.99