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THE ALL FATHER PARADOX Releases in October!

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX by Ian Stuart Sharpe Coming in October! What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves? Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard, hellbent on studying the...

HATH NO FURY Has Hit the Shelves and E-Readers!

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. Wife. Lover. Survivor. Trickster. Heroine. Leader.   This anthology features 21 stories and six essays about women who defy genre stereotypes. Here, it’s not the hero who acts while the heroine waits to be rescued; Hath No Fury’s women are...

Announcement: VIKINGVERSE COVER ILLUSTRATION RELEASED!

ANNOUNCEMENT Official summary of ALL FATHER PARADOX along with color cover illustration! What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves? Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard,...

Announcement: New Comic Coming from Outland Entertainment!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Announcing Riddle of the Loremaster, an all new original comic series written by Melanie R. Meadors, with art by Nicolás Giacondino! Here is a sneak peek at some of the promo art: Riddle of the Loremaster is a comic for mature readers set in a fantasy...

Women in Dark Fantasy Have Changed by Linda Robertson

In doing a bit of research looking for a dark-fantasy-related topic for this article, I sought something that I knew at least a bit about, something I felt strongly about, and something where I could add meaningfully to the conversation. Many things were considered,...

Alethea Kontis on Imposter Syndrome

Earlier this year, I met the only student Katy Kellgren ever had. He told me he just about had to bully her into being his teacher. This amazing, multiple award-winning voice actress with hundreds of audiobooks under her belt truly didn’t believe she knew anything...

Announcements: HATH NO FURY Has Arrived in the US!

Backers of the paperback and hardcover editions of Hath No Fury will be happy to learn that the books have arrived at the printer's headquarters in Chicago! Now, they just need to be sent to our head honcho Jeremy Mohler, and then they will be sent out to backers...

Fairies with Dark Faces by I.L. Cruz

I like fairies—not a difficult admission for a fantasy writer—and I don’t mean the safe Victorian ones with gossamer wings that spread sparkles when they walk. I mean the ones that steal little children and make Faustian bargains. They were ancient and magnificent and...

Announcement: Launching New Transmedia World, VIKINGVERSE

Announcements Introducing the beginning of a new transmedia project with fiction, comics, and games in development! VIKINGVERSE From a concept created by Ian Sharpe, Vikingverse is going to launch this fall with a novel called All Father Paradox. Here is the line art...
Warlock 5

Warlock 5

The Grid.

A mystical nexus, a crossroads connecting all times, all realities. Along the ley lines of the Grid, the multiverse clusters.

To move along the Grid is to move from one reality to the next. To harness the power of the Grid is to harness the awesome might of creation.

Five touchstone realities exist at focal points along the Grid. From each of these realities, a Warlock is chosen to act as one of five Guardians. Savasthar, a shapeshifting dragon-like being. Doomidor, a warlord from the Dark Ages. Argon, an advanced cybernetic organism from a techno-hell.

Tanith, an ageless sorceress. Zania, a power-mad, machine gun necromancer.  Together, the Warlocks protect the Grid, thereby protecting all of space and time. They are the last line of defense against the awful forces of chaos that lurk in the darkness outside the Grid.

There’s only one problem.

They hate each other.

Created by Gordon Derry & Denis Beauvais
Written by Cullen Bunn & Jimmy Johnston
Illustrated by Jeffrey Edwards
Colors by Pedro Figue
Design by Edward Lavallee

Nightfell

Nightfell

Welcome to Nightfell; a world locked in a cycle of struggle between the forces of light and dark… or is it? Every ninety years, the world of Berun is subject to ten years of darkness when the shining eyes of the gods close and monsters boil forth from the depths below to devour all in their path. Humanity protects itself with armies made of the dead, the corpseguard, which return to life during Nightfell and stand watch over the cities and strongholds.

 It has been 89 years since the last Nightfell, and the ancient city of Kamteh has fallen under

the control of a new religious sect that believes the gods will halt the cycle of Nightfell if they destroy their corpseguard. And only the oldest living embalmer of Kamteh, Father Kast, and his two young pupils stand between this cult and the utter destruction of their city!

Created by Nicolas Giacondino
Written by Jeremy Tolbert
Illustrated by Nicolas Giacondino
Colors by Pedro Figue
Lettered by Edward Dukeshire
Produced by Steven Dudley
Logo & Design by Edward Lavallee
Cover colors by Jeremy Mohler

Pileaus

Pileaus

The emperor is dead. What’s left of the once proud Pilean Empire is under siege from enemies beyond its borders—and from within. Rival nations of Ommany, Thila, and Ud, along with the pirates of Brailee’s Steps, clamber to gain advantage in battles over the empire’s land and wealth. It is a time of war and strife, but also of discovery and opportunity. The race to control the north has driven progress in science, technology, and sorcery, all of which contribute to the chaos in their own unique ways.

But the empire only believes itself to be at the world’s center. Elsewhere, aquatic zealots plunder the seas and coasts. Young, progressive nations rise and gain power. In the untamed wilds, dark secrets and ancient ruins lie in wait. Musicians harness the power of magic through their songs.

And beyond the borders of the physical world, immortal demigods debate the fate of these chaotic mortals—and intervene at their tumultuous whims.

Life on the Pilean continent grows more interesting by the hour…

PILEAUS is an ambitious transmedia project set in a sprawling dark fantasy realm. It’s the story of a world in chaos as told by a diverse group of creators. Current components include:

  • PILEAUS: WAR IN THE NORTH, an RPG sourcebook.
  • DISGRACED, a graphic novel by Scott Colby.
  • THE UNMADE MAN, a novel by Daniel Tyler Gooden.
  • And an array of short stories and webcomics released online monthly.

Created by Jeremy Mohler, Scott Colby, & William Ward
Illustrated by Chris Yarbrough

Ithaca

Ithaca

At ten years of age, Dawn is abducted from her foster placed with the owner of a seedy Texas strip club.

She is raised on bar food, mystery novels, and hard work. The motley group of inhabitants provides a practical and eclectic education, and plenty of entertainment.

When the club burns down, Dawn embarks on an odyssey.

She rambles across the United

States searching for her mother and hoping to find a home. With no money, no family, and no connections, she has only her wits and luck to overcome the obstacles that await her.

Ithaca is the story of her journey.

Written by Alana Joli Abbott
Illustrated by Dean Kotz

Colored by Paul Little
Logo design by Edward Lavallee
Cover colors by Jeremy Mohler

Blacklands

Blacklands

BLACKLANDS is an action/ adventure that takes place in the years following the Civil War. Set in the tradition of the classic Sergio Leone westerns, BLACKLANDS has plenty of action, romance, violence, and revenge. Think of it as PALE RIDER meets TREMORS with a splash of TRUE GRIT thrown in for good measure.

When a young girl goes missing from the small town of Bliss, Silas, the town elder calls upon Virgil Kane to bring her home. Silas explains that details of Lorelle’s disappearance are limited, and that discretion in the girls safe return are imperative as to not bring shame upon his family. Virgil accepts the assignment unaware that Lorelle is pregnant and ran away to

ensure the safety of her unborn child.

Danger lurks around every corner as Virgil falls neck-deep into the world-altering hellscape known as BEASTFALL – an environmental cataclysm that brings about a second Dark Age where fresh water and edged weapons are the key to survival.

Created by Jeremy Mohler & Edward Lavallee
Written by Edward Lavallee
Illustrated by Erick Marquez
Layouts, Concepts, & Colors by Jeremy Mohler
Lettered by Edward Dukeshire
Logo & Design by Edward Lavallee

N0.1R

N0.1R

N0.1R is a classic hardboiled detective story set in a city populated entirely by robots. Reminiscent of Frank Miller’s famous SIN CITY, N0.1R takes place in an urban landscape where crime is king and the technological overlords are working furiously to remove all sign of organic life. The influence of G.0D, a central computer to which the city’s inhabitants back themselves up everyday, is as powerful as it is mysterious.

The beautiful Isabella Ironhide’s husband is missing and she’s being stalked by a giant robot two stories tall. She knows the two problems are somehow connected, but the police refuse to believe her. With nowhere else to turn, she heads for the wrong side of town to hire Detective Hammer, a down-on-his-luck former cop with just the sort of shady underworld connections she needs.

Isabella’s towering stalker attacks Hammer’s office almost before she can finish her story. The detective fends the behemoth off

with a lucky shot and acquires a broken piece of its eye.

Evidence in hand, the pair seeks the council of Hammer’s shady contacts who frequent the only place such a robot could’ve come from: the dense junkyard of old bots surrounding the city. Their investigation will reveal truths about Isabella’s missing husband, G.0D, and organic life that neither of the pair ever could’ve imagined.

Presented as a graphic novel, N0.1R marries old school whodunnits with modern existential science fiction. It’s packed with a truly original setting, surprising twists and turns, and gorgeous artwork. Fans of 100 BULLETS, atmospheric detective stories, and unique comic books will love N0.1R.

Created by Nicolas Giacondino & Scott Colby
Written by Scott Colby
Illustrated by Nicolas Giacondino
Colored by Andy Poole
Design by Edward Lavallee

Aegisteel

Aegisteel

AEGISTEEL is a spellpunk adventure set in the world of the Aegisteel Empire, a society of steel and magic built on the backs of its soldiers and terrible war machines. Think of it as DIRTY DOZEN meets SMOKING ACES set in a war-torn SPELLPUNK world.

When the Theln Empire captures the ancient Aegisteel forges at Nelvynnal, veteran marksman Broderick Longbarrel is released from Blackgate Prison and given one last chance for redemption. Tasked with infiltrating the ancient and impenetrable

fortress, Longbarrel and five former death row inmates must succeed before the Theln can begin production of the giant war-golems that could shift the balance of the war.

Created & Written by Mat Nastos
Illustrated by Alan Gallo
Layouts, Concepts, & Colors by Jeremy Mohler
Lettered by Edward Dukeshire
Logo & Design by Edward Lavallee

Beggars & Thieves

Beggars & Thieves

One good tale deserves another…

In the coastal city of Vatan, a once-grand metropolis torn by divisions between its wealthy and its poor, one story spins inside another inside another. It is the story of an old woman beggar and a kind college student, who loses a day as he is enraptured by the woman’s story.

It is the story of Sera the Thief, who cleverly delays her execution at the hands of unjust rulers by promising to reveal why she stole an amulet. It is the story of Remy, whose adventures lead him to discover a jinni that grants three wishes, and whose twists and turns always seem to leave a happy ending out of his reach.

As the stories intertwine, the fate of the city of Vatan hangs in the balance.

Beggars and Thieves is an Arabian Nights inspired tale of justice in the face of tyranny by Emily Hall and illustrated by Brian Koschak and Paul Little. Its nestled stories have its own characters demanding to follow the story through to the end–and readers of the comic will be hooked the same way.

Written by Alana Joli Abbott
Illustrated by Brian Koschak
Colored by Paul Little
Design by Edward Lavallee

Elflord

Elflord

Brother faces brother in this fantasy adventure of a tyrannical Sidhe empress and the heirs of the fallen Elflord. Twenty years have passed since the Elflord, Hawk, fell at the hands of the Sidhe empress and her human army. His sons have grown in secret, beyond her reach, on the outskirts of what was once their father’s land.

But as they reach adulthood, the sons, Dawn and Dusk, opposites in temperament, handle the oppression of their people differently. While Dawn seeks to remain hidden from the empress’s gaze, tempestuous Dusk harries her forces. When they become targets of a manhunt meant to bring them to the feet of the empress, Dusk turns to an old ally of his father to take up his father’s mantle while Dawn is drawn to the temptations offered by the Sidhe court.

As they grow in strength, it is only a matter of time before the two meet on opposite sides of battle—and there can be only one winner.

ELFLORD is a continuation of the series created by Barry Blair, brought once again to life by the talent of writer Mat Nastos, with art by Nastos and Nicolas Giacondino and colors by Paul Little. This new series of four 60-page, oversize, full color books will thrill readers of the original series, and new readers will find this an exciting launching point to enter the world.

Created by Barry Blair
Written by Mat Nastos
Illustrated by Mat Nastos & Nicolas Giacondino
Colors by Paul Little
Lettered by Edward Dukeshire
Logo & Design by Edward Lavallee

Shogun Knight Dyson V

Shogun Knight Dyson V

What happens when you mix giant robots with interplanar monsters reminiscent of HP Lovecraft? According to Lieutenant “Hightower” Harmon, an unfortunate amount of paperwork. With giant robots, giant monsters, and giant action, SHOGUN KNIGHT: DYSON V mixes the best tropes of Japanese Mecha and Lovecraftian horror and pairs them with a down to earth hero and an appealing, diverse supporting team.

When the corrupt titan, BLACK ODIN, rampages through the scientific facility intended to study it, piloted by Thompson, a scientist gone mad due to his exposure to the “Walkers,” tentacular aliens able to reanimate the dead, Harmon has no choice but to attempt to awaken a second Mecha to confront him.

But the series of events Thompson has started reach across the globe, and one Mecha won’t be enough to save the world.

Harmon and his team must seek out the remaining lost guardians in order to protect humanity.

SHOGUN KNIGHT: DYSON V is a full color, over-sized, four-issue Super Robot action series in the vein of Shogun Warriors, Mazinger Z, Giant Robo, and Grendizer. Written by creator Mat Nastos with art by Nastos and Nicolas Giancondino and colors by Chunlin Zhao, SHOGUN KNIGHT DYSON V is an exciting love letter to Japanese Super Robots and Mecha.

Created & Written by Mat Nastos
Illustrated by Mat Nastos & Nicolas Giacondino
Colors by Chunlin Zhao
Lettered by Edward Dukeshire
Logo & Design by Edward Lavallee