Recommendations for 7/7

This article was originally published at ComicBook.com on July 6, 2021.

BLACK’S MYTH #1

Writer Eric Palicki and artist Wendell Cavalcanti’s last supernatural thriller, Atlantis Wasn’t Built for Tourists, was a thrilling surprise, one that laid down its own mythology and quickly developed new characters in a satisfying 4-issue story. Palicki and Cavalcanti return to the genre in Black’s Myth, an L.A. detective story featuring a werewolf detective and her djinn assistant at Ahoy Comics. Palicki appreciates that brevity is the soul of wit and has already shown readers he can complete a narrative and still leave the door open to more—an approach perfectly suited to the episodic and conspiratorial nature of detective stories. Cavalcanti possesses a knack for facial expressions that permits characters to clearly act and develop sympathy. Even before sitting down to read Black’s Myth #1, I’m well aware that I’ll be sticking around for the ending; these two creators simply tell a great horror yarn. When you combine their track record with Ahoy’s practice of providing readers with an abundance of supplemental material, including short stories and other oddities, readers can be assured that Black’s Myth #1 is a surefire bet for an entertaining Wednesday afternoon. — Chase Magnett

Published by Ahoy Comics

Written by Eric Palicki

Art by Wendell Cavalcanti

Colors by Wendell Cavalcanti

Letters by Rob Steen

MAMO #1

Sas Milledge’s work with writer Michael Moreci on The Lost Carnival was outstanding, which makes the announcement of their own original series Mamo a genuine thrill. They are setting out to tell a story of hedge witches, growing up, and responsibility in an increasingly chaotic world. The story focuses on Orla, a young witch called home to manage her village’s relationship with faeries and magic after her grandmother passes. This premise is perfectly suited to Milledge’s style, which captures both the soft marvels and hard edges of adolescence as well as bridging the gap between the mundane and fantastic wonderfully. Milledge offers a Ghibli-like sense of wonder when exploring the strange or uncertain that will doubtlessly be incorporated into the many small struggles Orla encounters. Mamo promises to be one of the best-looking and most subtly enticing new comics of 2021, and I cannot wait to see it in person. — Chase Magnett

Published by Boom Studios

Written by Sas Milledge

Art by Sas Milledge

Colors by Sas Milledge

Letters by Sas Milledge

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