Issue #2 of Moon Maid: Catacombs of the Moon continues the adventures of Nah-Ee-Lah, the very sheltered daughter of royalty, as she sees the explores the world of Vah-Nah which is the Earth’s Moon. The setting of Vah-Nah combines the best attributes of the various settings Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote in the Hollow Earth and the Sword and Planet genre. In the world of Vah-Nah, the interior of the moon is a completely different world, covered in jungles, swamps, and ruins, making it ideal for adventure.
The second issue of the Catacombs of the Moon three-issue series leans more toward the exposition side of things but manages to juggle pulp peril as Nah-Ee-Lah encounters and combats various monsters with world building as she learns more about her Moon home. As the world of Vah-Nah is exotic to readers of the comic (and the original Burroughs stories), it is also both majestic and intimidating to Nah-Ee-Lah who acts as the perfect proxy for readers to immerse themselves in the world. Despite this issue mostly being underground, the artwork still remains vibrant and colorful. If each panel was converted to black and white, they would look like frames from an old adventure film. The American Mythology comics continuation continues to breath new life into the old Burroughs tales, yet imbues them with a modern sensibility, making them accessible and enjoyable.
Creative Team: Christopher Mills (writer), Gabriel Rearte (artist), Beezzz Studios (colors), Natalie Jane (letterer), Alex miracolo (cover artist), Alfret Le (variant cover artist)
Publisher: American Mythology
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