American Mythology Productions 2016
Written by Mark L. Haynes & J.C. Vaughn
Illustrated by Greg LaRocque
Coloured by Gene Jimenez
Letters & Production by Jonathan Swinney
Following the destruction of the Super Hive ship Atlantis and her crew find themselves stranded on Earth. But a startling discovery sends the team in search of a new Gate system and reveals that the horrors of the Pegasus Galaxy are not far away. A new threat rises to challenge the crew and stop the city from returning to its rightful place.
Season six of the hit television series continues here! The Atlantis team doesn’t like being stuck on Earth playing second fiddle to those in command after having been in command of their own actions. Anxious to either get back to Atlantis or bring it Earth the team has split up and set out to find a way to solve their dilemma.
I’m impressed with how Mark and J.C. are handling this story so far. There really is a huge cast of characters now that all of Stargate is together and they’ve got villains and captives to boot. The characterization while mainly focusing on the Atlantis crew has been spot on and makes me long for either a movie or a return to the small screen though in the meantime i’ll settle for this because it’s so gosh darn close to what it has been.
The pacing of the story has been incredible, with quick scenes and a lot going on in a short amount of space nothing feels rushed or glossed over. There- introduction of Janus after all this time things are about to get much more complicated and in a good way. If anyone knows about Atlantis it’s system is him though he really isn’t a team player and is mainly out for himself so we’ll see what direction this takes.
Nothing has made me happier than seeing Greg’s interiors here. He’s come back stronger than ever before and his people have that striking resemblance to the actors while fused with his traditional comic style format. His eye for storytelling is perfect and his use of pages and panels through angles, perspective and shading are amazing to witness. I’ve missed his work and it’s great to see he’s got a passion for this project that shines through his work here.
This has that excitement and intrigue that the series did making you sit on the edge of your seat. Not knowing what was going to happen next or if seeing someone or something again means one thing or another. I’ve never seen a book that extends a television series be this close in writing and visuals to it’s original material. There’s so much talent here and it’s on display as if it were second nature to these folks making this great for ongoing fans or for creating new ones.
Smartly written utilizing the vast Stargate mythology and with Greg’s amazing interiors this really is the BEST continuing season yet produced.