- Series: Myth Adventures
- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Studio Foglio (November 13, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1890856444
- ISBN-13: 978-1890856441
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Myth Adventures Collection: Another Fine Myth Paperback – November 13, 2007
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If you are a fan of Robert Asprin, or Phil Foglio, you will not be disappointed. My only wish is that Phil would convert more of the Myth series to graphic novels.
Skeve is an apprentice magician whose mentor Garkin is murdered by hired professionals for a reason unknown to Skeeve. He ends up traveling with and being trained by a 'demon' (dimensional traveler) magician named Aahz, and old friend of Garkin's. The two set out to hunt down a rogue magician who has evil plans afoot, while dodging the assassins who took the Garkin's life. In the process, they find trouble and hilarity at every turn. Skeeve accidentally acquires a useless dragon, Gleep. Aahz proves to be an expert at gaming dupes along the way, at one point selling a cheap sword set with fake gems as a magic "demon killing" sword. You know, those gems just *look* fake to hide the sword's true value...
Others have noted that this version differs slightly for the novel's text. This is not a problem. Novels usually require some tweaking to transfer well to another medium. Foglio adds a large number of his trademark background gags to these illustrations.Read more ›
The story itself is a wild ride and fabulously rendered. Foglio's transferral of the Myth Adventures novels to the graphic novel medium is nothing short of genius. The man has an immaculate sense of timing when it comes to visual humor, and he makes the most of Aspirin's uncanny wit without sacrificing the plot or credibility of the story.
Bearing in mind that the artwork is a major element of the graphic novel, the quality of the printing can really enhance the reader's experience. This edition definitely doesn't. This printing is inferior to the TSB color editions from the eighties in just about every way and allows Foglio's renderings to shine to only about half their full glory. It's hard to believe anyone willingly paid USD 39.95 for it back in 2007. I put out much less, bought the book second-hand, and still feel rather as though I've been had. And I'd never invest in a hard-cover version of this quality.
HAVING SAID ALL THAT, however, unless you happen to get your hands on the TSB editions, then do purchase a copy of this edition. You will enjoy it. Just get it second-hand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome book, some great humor not found in the original book.Published 20 months ago by B. R. Johnson
This is an amusing tale of madcap misadventures that made me laugh out loud on numerous occasion. Definitely worth buying, will certainly reread many times.Published on April 25, 2010 by STKS