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Rebecca Cohen and Nick Marino
Myth of Eustro Chapter 01 and Myth of Eustro Chapter 02
We talk about Myth of Eustro, a fantastic digital comic by Solomon Mars. It’s a panel-to-panel fantasy story set in the world of Ephon, a land overtaken by a crystal wasteland called the Nightmare Forest.
The main character is Ramona, an Arkseologist who’s working to fight back the expansion of the crystals while seeking to eradicate them completely.
For years, Solomon Mars has created panel-to-panel comics that he shares online as Flash files. But he’s really stepped up the interactivity with Myth of Eustro, layering information about the story of Ramona and the world of Ephon into roll-overs and clickable icons.
The direction of Myth of Eustro is also decided by the fans. At the end of each chapter, Solomon asks readers to choose between two actions for Ramona. Once the votes are in, Solomon crafts a new chapter that takes Ramona and her Famylyr named Ephyx on another adventure.
Since this episode was recorded a couple of weeks early, we’ve got a special update after the end theme… a conversation between Nick and Hank 300 recorded on location in Walla Walla, WA!
Good news? Hank and Cecily are still alive. Bad news? Cecily is brainwashed and Hank is trapped the bottom of a grain mill that’s slowly being filled with flour.
If Nick, Hank, and Cecily make it out alive, then we’ll have a new podcast for you on Tue Jan 7 wherein we’ll discuss Battle Angel Alita v5 chapters 1-3.