3-Page Previews: Menthu #01

Menthu 01 front cover from Black Inc! Imprints

Menthu 01 front cover from Black Inc! Imprints

Menthu 01-04, originally published in  2004 by Hometown Productions/Black Inc! Imprints, featured Rashan N’Shanga/Menthu’s inception, taking the young Angeleno from Chicago back to LA, to Africa (Egypt & Uganda) & ultimately to Egyptian legends’ mythic plane of existence, the Khert Neter. At its heart, this well reviewed mini-series was a father-son story. It was also one of discovery–of one’s supra-natural skills-immortal nature & of a world both part of & way beyond our own. This preview recalls Menthu #01.

Robert Roach: creator, writer, artist, re-worked colors, publisher; Larry Welch: colorist; Bryan Taylor: letterer;  Tony Stewart: cover

32 pages, full color throughout

Though this “preview/review” & others soon to follow will cover Menthu’s origin arc, the mini-series ended where Black Inc! Imprints’ Year of Comics begins. BIC is also the place you’ll find more info vis-á-vis this project. It’ll showcase 6 new, full-length issues of Menthu action (published bi-monthly).

Menthu 01 page 02 from Black Inc! Imprints

Menthu 01 page 02 from Black Inc! Imprints

This page featured Menthu’s first “leap into action.” As this moment stood, Rashan N’Shanga still had NO IDEA what was going on around him. In one instant he’d transfigured into a skin tight ancient Egyptian-styled outfit & was attacked by a crocodile-headed immortal (Sebeq or Sobek). In the next instant, “sunbolts” burst from his fists, knocking his assailant through Prof. Ghali’s wall (his host). Under such circumstances, there was only one thing Menthu/Rashan could do: jump down & kick some immortal tail.

Menthu 01 page 04 from Black Inc! Imprints

Menthu 01 page 04 from Black Inc! Imprints

Not much verbiage or explanation is needed for this page. It’s just Menthu rockin’ Sebeq’s knot.

Menthu 01 page 15 from Black Inc! Imprints

Menthu 01 page 15 from Black Inc! Imprints

This page features Set’s first appearance. Ancient Egypt’s god of chaos, discord & contraposition, Set was & remains the anti-thesis of these sungods’ light. It’s part his calling, part his curse. He’s unmatched at creating evil & deviltry–never to be taken lightly.

Find out more about Hometown Productions and Black Inc! Imprints’ Year of Comics–featuring “Menthu”.

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