Image Sets July Release for First Volume of MYTHIC

Phil Hester and John McCrea‘s Mythic has been a critical and sales success for Image Comics, and is now headed from longboxes to bookshelves across fandom.

The Berkeley-based independent comic book publisher announced today that the first arc of the series will be released in trade at the end of June, with comic book shops getting first crack on the 22nd and the wider bookstore market getting into the game on the 28th.

The first volume of Mythic collects eight issues instead of the standard six, which is why the trade will be priced at $16.99 instead of Image’s usual $9.99 first-volume price point.

Hester spoke on Twitter about the larger release, stating that the long first arc is the reason that the first trade took so long to hit stores.

Will you be adding Mythic to your bookshelf? Let us know in the comments!




“MYTHIC is a joy to read.”—Rick Remender (LOW, TOKYO GHOST)

Eisner-nominated writer Phil Hester (Green Arrow, INVINCIBLE UNIVERSE) teams up with Eisner-winning artist John McCrea (Hitman, The Boys) for the fascinating folkloric fantasy MYTHIC TP, which collects issues #1-8 into trade paperback this June.

Science is a lie, an opiate for the masses. The truth is, magic makes the world go ‘round. And when magic breaks, MYTHIC fixes it. Apache shaman Waterson, Greek immortal Cassandra, and cell phone salesman Nate Jayadarma are tasked with keeping the gears of the supernatural world turning—and you from ever knowing about it. 

MYTHIC TP (ISBN 978-1-63215-736-2) hits comic book stores Wednesday, June 22 and bookstores Tuesday, June 28, and will be available for $16.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with the Diamond code MAR160635. It can be preordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.



“A refreshing dip into the supernatural side of the indie scene.” —Bloody Disgusting

Mythic is a joy to read. Come and witness the unbridled imagination of two of the best creators in comics. Or don’t. I’m not the boss of you. But you should.”—Rick Remender (LOW, TOKYO GHOST)

“A rip-roaring adventure to a world full of magic…and it’s not just good. It’s great.”
—Comics Alliance

“I love what these guys do separately and love them even more together.”—Mark Millar (HUCK, JUPITER’S LEGACY)

“Something quite wonderful; one of the most auspicious debuts of the year.” —Nerdspan

“Mix mirth and magic and the result is truly Mythic!”—Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Kingsman: The Secret Service)


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