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Sword & sorcery gets biblical in ‘Monomyth’


The sword & sorcery subgenre, by its very definition, is rooted in fantastical worlds populated by sword-wielding heroes and supernatural events. It’s a setting writer Siike Donnelly and artist Eric Ninaltowski explore in their three-issue miniseries Monomyth, which draws inspiration from the Bible … known for its sword-wielding heroes and supernatural events.

Debuting July 30 from OSSM Comics, Monomyth takes the story of Adam and Eve, but arrives at a different result: In this series, Lucifer never fell from Heaven, and instead stopped Adam and Eve from eating from the Tree of Knowledge and being expelled from the Garden of Eden. In this story, it’s the archangel Michael who falls from Heaven, and here he’s assembled his own army to invade — and annihilate — Eden. The unlikely savior for the then-budding human race is the Lucifer and Enoch, known in the Bible as the son of Cain, who is, as Monomyth‘s creators call him, “rebellious, angry and a natural fighter.”

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Buccellato and Tuazon bring ‘Foster’ to OSSM Comics

foster1Foster, the supernatural thriller created by The Flash and Detective Comics co-writer Brian Buccellato, will be released for the first time in its entirety in July by publishing startup OSSM Comics.

Written by Buccellato and illustrated by Noel Tuazon (Tumor), the series debuted in February 2012 from Dog Year Entertainment. However, just five of the planned six issues were released.

Set in a world where technology is stuck in the analog 1970s, Foster centers on a haunted war veteran who becomes the guardian of a 6-year-old boy wanted by a shadowy race of supernatural creatures.

Foster is such a personal story for me,” Buccellato said in a statement. “As a father of a teenage boy, I wanted to write about fatherhood and specifically the male need to protect your child from the physical dangers of the world. Foster’s trying to forget the Vietnam War at the bottom of a bottle when he encounters a boy who changes his life. Suddenly he has to navigate a world where technology is stuck in the analog ’70s and supernatural creatures and twisted scientists lurk around every corner. Noel Tuazon really captured the gritty, urban horror at the heart of this story.”

Foster will be available for $12.99 beginning July 2.

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