'The Mythicz' is a children's graphic novel/comic book series written by the French team of Philippe Ogaki and Patricia Lyfoung, and Patrick Sobral.
First released in France under the name Les Mythics in 2018, the title is set to begin release in the U.S. on March 24th, 2020. It is your basic good vs evil tale, stretching across the ages to bring legendary heroes together with their descendants, when the evil the ancient team had vanquished, returns to create havoc all over again.
Introduced in a three-part origin story, we get to meet the first half of the heroes in the first installment, with the rest coming in the second book. Yuko is a Japanese student, who plays drums in the school band, and discovers she's the descendant of Raijin.. the god of lightning, thunder, and storms. Amir is basically an orphaned child of a wealthy family, being raised by appointed guardians and sort of a little lord of the area he resides in. As descendant of the god Horus, he wields healing magic. And Abigail, is descendant of Freya, a singer who uses the power of sound.
Though each segment was formulaic, I find it forgivable.. both since it's meant for 8-12 year olds and due to the fact it's 3 pure origin stories back to back. Unfortunately, until the 3rd book releases, we won't really get to see what the structure is like. But.. it's really cute.
Each character has a well formed backstory, complete with rivals of their own. They go through training to learn to use their inherited abilities, search for legendary weapons, and fight the form evil takes on their turf. Amir is actually a darling and I adore the child. So far, he's my favorite.
It'd make a good gift for children who love adventure and magic, mythology, and don't mind some walking dead. If they're precious and like their violence a bit more.. grown up, this probably isn't the story for them. But most younger kids would probably have a good time with it.
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