From Zenescope Entertainment this week is a new oversized issue, this is Myth & Legends Quarterly: Blood Pharaoh.
From Hatshepsut to Ramses, the stories of Egypt’s past have been filled with Pharaohs that changed the very course of history itself. And as the blood-stained sands slip through the hands of time, we present the tale of a forgotten prince. A man of great strength and capable of great evil, Rudamon, has remained hidden, sealed within a private collection, undisturbed…until now… When an ancient evil is released, bringing with it a power not seen for centuries, the world will not be ready for the return of the Blood Pharaoh!Writer: Jenna Lyn Wright
Artwork: Carlos Eduardo Cunha
An interesting addition to the Zenescope mythos here.
With a lot of backstories and flashbacks, it’s lucky that this is an oversized issue. The longer length allows for fleshing out of characters and a good story.
Building the story from the past and present, we discover the stone tablets and the mystery behind them. This story from ancient Egyptian times features magic, curses, plagues and gods in equal levels. Taken together it is an interesting story, with a good addition of the evil-apple-eating trope.
In more modern times, there are people of science. they don’t believe in magic, but do want to research these tablets and the languages behind them.
As the body count rises they are forced to question what is happening, and who is behind it.
This is a good story and at about the halfway point you begin to suspect people. The final third confirms your suspicions but tells it well and it isn’t as cut and dry as you would think.
I enjoyed this and the mythos behind it all. There are some realms of defeat on the horizon and I hope to see more of these adventures in the future. The artwork worked really well, with some good point of view shots.