Near Myths

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Near Myths
Cover of Near Myths #3.
Publication information
FormatOngoing series
No. of issues5

Near Myths was a comic magazine published in Edinburgh during the late 1970s that only ran for five issues. The initial editor was Rob King and it was produced by Galaxy Media. It is important because it featured the first professionally published work of Grant Morrison, Graham Manley and Tony O'Donnell, and saw the start of Bryan Talbot's seminal graphic novel The Adventures of Luther Arkwright. Talbot took over as editor for the final issue.


  • The Adventures of Luther Arkwright, by Bryan Talbot started its run in Near Myths.
    • "Napalm Kiss" (in Near Myths #1, September 1978)
    • "Shadows" (in Near Myths #2, October 1978)
    • "The Treaty of St Petersburg" (in Near Myths #3, December 1978)
    • "Point.Counter.Point" (in Near Myths #4, September 1979)
    • "The Adventures of Luther Arkwright; Chapters 1B, 2b & 4B (in Near Myths #5, April 1980)
  • Grant Morrison (providing both art and script):
    • "Time is a Four-Lettered Word" (in Near Myths #2, October 1978)
    • "Gideon Stargrave" (in Near Myths #3-4, 1978–1979)
    • "The Checkmate Man" (in Near Myths #5, 1980)

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