Myth Adventures

Adapted and penciled by Phil Foglio
Inked by Tim Sale
Based on a book by Robert Asprin
240 pages, color
Published by Airship Entertainment

In 1985, I’d only recently discovered comic books. One of the first ones I bought, though, was Myth Adventures, an adaptation of Robert Asprin’s novel Another Fine Myth. At the time, I thought it was one of the funniest things I’d read in years, eventually making me rush out and buy Asprin’s Myth series because I just couldn’t wait for another issue. And while at the time I thought that Phil Foglio’s rendition of Asprin’s novel was fantastic, many years later I’ve always wondered how well it would hold up to a re-reading. Foglio seems to have decided to call my bluff, then, with a complete collection of all eight issues finally available again.

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Ghost Stories

By Jeff Lemire
112 pages, black and white
Published by Top Shelf Productions

Do you ever feel like you’ve already read a book before you even begin? It’s not a sense of déj? vu, but rather a sense of familiarity about the book’s story. That’s how I felt like when reading Jeff Lemire’s Ghost Stories, like I’d somehow already experienced the story, and that I was being reunited with an old friend.

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Legion of Super-Heroes #37-38

Written by Jim Shooter
Penciled by Francis Manapul
Inked by Livesay
32 pages, color
Published by DC Comics

If you ask long-time Legion of Super-Heroes fans what eras make up the high points of the series, almost every single one will include Jim Shooter’s run on the book. Famously beginning writing the series at the age of 14, Shooter created numerous long-running characters for the series, and to great success. Now, some 30 years after he last left the book, Shooter has returned to the book that began his comic book career. But are the two still a good fit for each other?

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