The thing I love most about this manwha is the art. Not that the story isn't good, but the art is so unusual and beautiful. It seems inspired by traditional Korean art, so many of the panels look like they could have come from a Joseon era painting. The colors are mostly muted blues and grays, except for the bright red blood that often appears whenever violence occurs.
The main character is Myojin, a god who fell from the heavens due to his own wickedness after fighting his way up to the top as a lowly spirit. Myojin isn't really sympathetic, though he is understandable and interesting. He plans to do enough good deeds to make the other gods believe he is a good person, though he has trouble understanding what it means to be good. He is ruthless and only does things for his own advantage. As I read, I continue to wonder if he can ever be redeemed.
There are, so far, three main characters. Beside Myojin, there is Myojin's adopted son, Sani, a boy who is half pox spirit, who grows up to be a good man despite being partially raised by Myojin. He leaves Myojin's household to live a normal life, though the supernatural seems to be entering his life once again. There is also Dalia, a slave girl who becomes the monstrous Makmon after her mistress curses her. After her apparent death, she seeks revenge through Myojin.
The story is not fast paced, and switches between the stories every few chapters. Hopefully, they will all be united in a single story line as the webtoon continues.
Altogether, Myojin Tales is definitely worth reading if you like Asian mythology and Korean history. read more