When a honeymooning couple, diving near the Bermuda Triangle, find a strange island, the husband becomes strange. It is when the man discovers the male counterpart to Themyscria or Wonder Woman’s Paradise Island that he becomes really distant. When the wife’s oxegen supply becomes damaged, he sends her back while he continues to explore. When the wife returns back to their boat, the island is no longer there, and she cannot find her husband.
When Wonder Woman finds out about the missing man, she decides that a trip home to help in the search is exactly what is needed. But when she discovers that there is an island that mirrors her own Themyscria, containing only men instead, it sets in motion things that are beyond her control.
Once again I was treated to a Graphic Audio performance that really brings you into the story. The combination of sound effects and artistic vocal performances creates what Graphic Audio calls a “Movie in your Mind” and that is truly what Wonder Woman – Mythos is.
As always, the Justice League of America (JLA) is there to help when things get out of hand, but this time even Superman, Flash, and Green Lighting succumb to the powers of the all male island. When Superman is commanded to capture Wonder Woman, he has to do as he is commanded.
I really like this series of the JLA books. I like the fact that they spend some time developing the backgrounds of the characters of the Justice League. There is also a good balance between focusing on the Wonder Woman and still keeping the others of the JLA involved.
The story builds slowly and deliberately without feeling slow or paced. There is action from the beginning, but it is a natural build where everything is taken in steps. Soon you find that you are caught up and can’t let go. Then, of course, there are the performances of the actors that give it that movie feel.
The quality of the story and performance are the reason that I will be coming back to Graphic Audio products. By using a whole cast, over 20 performers, you don’t get one person trying to sound like many different voices; you get unique individual characters. It is this that makes it great.
You can also check out some of their other series as well. If you want you can listen to a sample, or purchase the GraphicAudio Book from their on-line Store. The story comes three ways; standard CD (the version I reviewed), MP3 CD and downloadable WMA with digital rights management.