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Review: Midas by Ryan North and illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb

Midas is a fabulous comic book about ethics, dangerous weapons, and twists some really unique Greek myths. You can tell from the title no?


Space captain Joey, navigator Fatima, and scientist (and dinosaur) Cooper are headed to Earth—a planet completely sectioned off, abandoned, and covered in gold—and are confronted by the most powerful weapon in the universe: some ancient dead guy’s body?! Now they gotta keep King Midas’ body from being dropped on planets across the universe, and figure out exactly what to do with a gross dead dude with one truly ridiculous superpower.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

In Midas there are all sorts of mysteries happening – why are they on Earth, what is a T-Rex doing in space? But you quickly become accustomed to the world and you are in for a story about ethics. Each of these characters have backstories, scars from the brutal war against the Federation. It’s a story about the ethics of war. When innocent people are caught in the cross fire, when weapons are at stake, and futures hang in the balance, what will we do? With great weapons comes great responsibility, but what will we do to stop it from falling into the wrong hands? It’s a cute story that asks big questions with a graphic style I’ve fallen in love with!

Find Midas on Goodreads & Amazon.


I only really read Fantasy comics, but I need more suggestions!

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