Moore writer creates own heroes with comic-book line

Black Clover, Download among characters in multicultural comics
by Matthew Price Published: July 12, 2013

New Myth has additional titles planned, including an anthology of various writers and artists. Upcoming from Woods and New Myth is “Hotheads,” about a group of fire-using superheroes who have been rejected from other groups, and “Hallelujah,” about an immortal healer.

The lead character of “Hallelujah” was originally born into slavery, Woods said. His abilities make him immortal, but also lead those he has healed to worship him.

“He has a crisis of faith that impacts him in a negative way,” Woods said, noting that his aim is “testing the limits” of superhero fiction with this title.

Woods is an adjunct professor at Rose State College in Midwest City and at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Woods also serves as the Comic and Editorial Cartoon Editor at Arcadia Magazine. He said he decided to take the plunge on his own company after talking to cartoonist Art Baltazar, who has worked on DC's “Tiny Titans,” among others.

“He said, ‘Don't wait to get somewhere to do it, just do it,'” Woods recalled.

After lots of initial research, Woods started the process of forming New Myth.

“I focused on the writing and getting a whole world developed,” he said.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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