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May 12, 2011 / milesandhisfavorites

MAHF Magazine: Issue Two



Okay, who here watches TV about once a week?  I thought so.  Okay, who here watches commercials, also about once a week?  I thought so as well.  But have you ever wondered what a world of commercials would be like?  Introducing the new five-part MAHF miniseries: Commercialreality!  The whole thing dwells around a parallel Earth where commercials are real.  Now, dwelling in the major urban hub Insurance City is a young police officer named Myron Baronot.  He’s assigned a case involving a gang, only to find out that the “gang” is really a cult trying to resurrect the ancient and malevolent spirit of Mayhem.

Now, Myron, on a variety of cases, has to thwart Mayhem.  All of the plots are based around real-life commercials.  For example, in one story, Myron is part of the security detail at the Hidden Valley County Fair, only it turns out that Mayhem wants to destroy the ancient prophet Lollibite Owl, while I plan for another to take place in the Loopz Mansion, where Mayhem has been causing, well, mayhem, in the area.  Some of the most classic commercial characters will make appearances, while others deal with location, or plot.  For example, the evil spirit Mayhem is really just based on that guy from the Allstate commercials.  This project has been on my mind for a while, so I’m really excited to put finger to keyboard on this one!  Expect Commercialreality to be coming soon!


Ah, Rick Riordan.  Arguably the Shakespeare of his genre-modern mythology.  What is this genre, pray tell?  It’s when you take a mythology and you bring it to life in the modern world.  Not sure who invented it, but for gosh sakes, it’s a really great idea!  Rick Riordan set off the modern mythology trend with the blockbuster best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series, about a boy who discovers he’s actually half-god-Poseidon, to be precise.  Throughout the books, he fights monsters, makes immortal enemies, and starts up a relationship with a daughter of Athena, the wisdom goddess.  But Rick has brought another great modern mythology into the spotlight-the empire of Egypt.

The Kane Chronicles is like Percy Jackson, only it tosses The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Harry Potter in too, just for good measure, and for good reason-this series is all about magic.  I don’t want to give too much away about these two books (it’s gonna be a trilogy), but let’s just say it involves the Red Lord, Set, a cat goddess imprisoned within the form of-what else?-a cat, and an EXTREMELY ugly dwarf god who drives limos and wears a blue Speedo.  Sounds awful?  It’s actually a masterpiece, crafted from ink, papyrus, and a little bit (okay, a LOT) of magic.  Oh, and that ugly dwarf god eats a chocolate Lenin head in the second book.  Need any more persuasion?

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