Tuesday, 13 September 2011

September Preview Part #2: Wrath of God

UK podcaster, Barry Nugent, has taken several steps toward his ultimate goal of total trans-media domination recently, so it's worth taking a moment to recap the story so far.

Barry's Fallen Heroes novel has been in production as a comic for a little while now. The first issue is out and the second is well under way. By all accounts it's been a very successful experiment - enough so that Barry started looking into expanding the universe a bit. This is where I enter the picture.

Teaming with the artists behind the main Fallen Heroes comic adaptation, Steve Penfold and Gat Melvin, I've written a backstory for the character of Jonathan Bishop, AKA The Reverend. This 22-page story is to be part of the first Tales of the Fallen anthology of expanded and spin-off material from the main novel. Here's the breakdown:

The Reverend: a holy weapon forged in tragedy and flame – a murderous martyr whose cold judgement strikes with the force of a vengeful God. Despair, for the Reverend walks among you. He is the right hand of vengeance. He is Wrath.

The anthology will contain stories from several powerhouse teams, with full details currently on the Unseen Shadows website. For the moment, here's a quick four-page preview of Wrath of God, with letters by the incomparable Nic Wilkinson:Tales of the Fallen is tentatively scheduled for a November release, hopefully to launch at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds

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