REVIEW: 'Black's Myth' #5 by Eric Palicki and Wendell Cavalcanti

 


BLACK'S MYTH #5

Written by: Eric Palicki
Art by: Wendell Cavalcanti
Letters by: Rob Steen
Publisher: Ahoy Comics
Release Date: November 24, 2021
Cover Price: $3.99
Critic Reviews: 1

Final issue of the hit werewolf crime story! Will Strummer figure out who shot her? Is it the same person who stole the bullets? Will there be a "why" to go with the "who?" Will Ben and Aster ever get their beer? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of Black's Myth!

Score:

★★★★ (4/5)

'Black's Myth' has been an engaging and colorful modern mystery series featuring some mythical creatures posing as LA denizens. The final issue wraps up the mystery of the missing bullets made from Judas' silver pieces and the murders surrounding the investigation with a nice bow on it. Above all, werewolf detective Strummer Mercado and her Djinn assistant Ben establish chemistry and charm that work well together and hopefully, they'll be more adventures to come. 

Eric Palicki and Wendell Cavalcanti have created a fun supernatural series that's built on great characters and dialogue. The overall mystery is less important than the investigation itself. It's the journey, not the destination as this finale brings us where we thought we'd end up. Mystery crime series is hard but it's harder to find characters like Strummer and Ben that have chemistry and are likable despite their flaws but are the reason you stick around.   

Cavalcanti's black and white art has given the series a distinctive look with its heavy lines and creative character designs. While things can get muddled during fight scenes, the pacing and framing of scenes are breezy and well-choreographed. If the series returns I'd like to see color added simply to take advantage of its Los Angeles setting and all that it offers.

I still contend that 'Black's Myth' could be adapted into a live-action series similar to 'Lucifer' and 'Supernatural.' It has all the right elements that genre fans would love especially as it provides representation for marginalized people in the process. 

'Black's Myth' has been a fun and snappy supernatural crime mystery that charms with great characters. Even though the conclusion isn't entirely shocking, the series sparkles because of its writing and holds a lot of potential for more stories. 

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