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What might have been, will be for sure in 2014

Two versions of Rhadamanthys Revealed, art by Verne Andru, 1980-2013

Cover(s) by Verne Andru, 1980-2013; text by Jim McPherson, 2014

BTW, pHz-1 #12 only exists in script form; Kitty-Clysm is pH-Webworld shorthand for "Cataclysm Catalyst";

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Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst

Cataclysm Catalyst front and back cover in black and white, art by Verne Andru

The third graphic novel from Phantacea Publications extracts another complete story sequence from Phantacea 1-7 and Phantacea Phase One #1. Includes artwork by Dave Sim, Ian Fry, Sean Newton, Verne Andrusiek, and Ian Bateson. Dedicated webpage is here. Order online or from the publisher.

Double-click to enlarge a black and white version of the cover in a separate window

What was once, will be again

Helios on the Moon, bw versions of front cover for pH-3, art by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Thirty-six years after its original release, Jim McPherson completes his Launch 1980 project to novelize all the Phantacea comic books with the release of "Helios on the Moon"

pH-3 artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; rollover adjustments made by Jim McPherson, 2013

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Phantacea Seven

- The unpublished comic now novelized -

pages 1 and 2, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

At long last, the second entry in the Launch 1980 epic fantasy has arrived

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Look out below!

Full covers for Nuclear Dragons, art by Ian Bateson, 2013; text by Jim McPherson

Nuclear Dragons are here!

- A phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel -

Jim McPherson continues his ongoing project to novelize the entire Phantacea comic book series

Double-click on image to enlarge in a separate window

Dedicated webpage can be found here; back cover text here; lynx to excerpts from the book start here and here; check out material that didn't make it here and related excerpts from its scheduled follow-up, 2014's "Helios on the Moon", here; for the time being its Auctorial Preamble is reprinted here and here

Centauri Island

- The web-serial enlarged radically -

pages 3 and 4, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".

Ian Bateson's breathtaking wraparound cover for the novel utilizes his own dragons from pH-7. Those from the unfinished cover for the Phantacea Phase One project can be seen here and here.

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Phantacea Revisited 1

B/w first and last pages from DB graphic novel

Check out the expanded Availability Listings for places you can order or buy Phantacea Publications in person

NEW: Read most of the mini-novels making up "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" today on Google Books

Hit here to see what else is currently available there

Guess what isn't coming soon any more?

Text reads Graphic Novel coming soon or here

Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade"

A Watermarked PDF of the graphic novel can be ordered from Drive Thru Comics here

To order from the publisher, click here or go straight to here.

Postage is extra. Please be aware that as yet Phantacea Publications can only accept certified cheques or money orders.

The Damnation Brigade Graphic Novel

artwork by Ian Bateson and Vince Marchesano

Artwork never seen before in print; almost all of pH-5 available for the first time since 1980

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No wonder they call themselves the Damnation Brigade

Variations of DB cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2012, collage by Jim McPherson, 2012

Now available from Phantacea Publications

Images in this row are double-clickable from here, here, and, to a lesser degree, here.

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Two Damnation Brigade Collages, 2009, 2012

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The 2006 PDF of Mythos Mag, with its updated 2012 lynx, can be downloaded here.

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The Phantacea Revisited Project

D-Brig covers

Collecting the Phantacea comic books 1977-1980, 1987, Rv1:DB contains material from pH #s 1-5 + pHz1 #s 1 & 2.

This will be the first time in the better part of 30 years that material from pH-5 has been available except from online traders.

Watch for "Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclysm Catalyst" coming in the Spring of 2014

 

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Contribute to the all-new pHantaBlog and download a free PDF of Mythos Mag #1 while you're at it
Get hold of "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", a graphic novel collecting the DB-storyline from pH 1-5, as well as Phantacea Phase One #s 1 & 2 (unpublished) now available for ordering from Phantacea Publications

Get hold of "Cataclysm Catalyst", the second Phantacea Revisited graphic novel collecting the Soldier's Saga from pH 2-6, as well as Ian Bateson's unpublished Hell's Horsemen sequence intended for Phantacea Seven, now available for ordering from Phantacea Publications

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"Goddess Gambit"

– Now available from Phantacea Publications –

Eyemouth over cover for Gambitsedonic eyes"For the Dead to Thrive, the Living must Die!"

So proclaims Nergal Vetala, the Blood Queen of Hadd.

When her soldier falls out of the sky she's not only back in the pink again – as in arterial – she reckons she's found the perfect foil through which to play, and win, a Trigregos Gambit.

She might be right as well.

Thus Ends 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Trilogy


For more on the actual celestial phenomena upon which the eye-collages were based, click here. There's additional information re the Sedonic Eye here and here. The complete cover for Phase One #1 is here whereas yet another variation of it is here. The left eye double-click is the full cover for "Goddess Gambit", artwork by Verne Andru 2011/2. The right eye double-click is of Ian Bateson's enduring, 1986 Sedonic Eye as prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011. Gambit's main webpage is here.

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"The 1000 Days of Disbelief" is not only 3/3rds Done, it's E-done (albeit for Kindle, not kidding nor kindling)

In part to celebrate the 35th Year of Anheroic Fantasy, Phantacea Publications is pleased to announce that "Feeling Theocidal", Book One of the trilogy, and all three mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze are available on the Kindle platform from amazon.com and a number its affiliates worldwide.

Alternative covers for Goddess Gambitcovers and characters from Janna FangfingersSubtitled Sedonplay, Sedon Plague and Sedon Purge, the mini-novels commence, continue and conclude Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy.

Watch for e-versions of Book Three, "Goddess Gambit", and its full-length predecessor in the Launch 1980 story cycle, "The War of Apocalyptics", coming soon from Phantacea Publications.

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Like the first two mini-novels extracted from 1000-Daze, "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers" contains a book-specific character companion. An Auctorial Prefatory and the opening chapter extracted from Gambit round out a 230-page volume bargain-priced at only $12.00 per book CAD and USD, vastly less as an e-book.

(Please note: although their character companions are for the most part applicable to Feel Theo, in large measure they're not so much so to either War-Pox or Gambit, which tend to feature characters more prevalent in the phantacea comic books and web-serials.)

Together they carry on recording the multi-millennia-long chronicles of the gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, of antique mythologies — the same seemingly endless saga also presented in the 1990 graphic novel, "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of phantacea", and the three, thus-far-published, full-length mosaic novels featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos.

Variations on covers prepared for Goddess Gambit

Each of the mini-novels is complete unto itself. Among many another character, they feature Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities (the incomparable Harmony, Thunder & Lightning Lord Order and Uncle Abe Chaos) in their freewheeling prime. On top of that, Fangers presents a framing story set in 5980 Year of the Dome. As such it could be considered a prequel to the Launch 1980 story cycle that began in earnest with War-Pox and eventually picks up again in Gambit.

[Check out www.phantacea.com for extracts, synopses, teasers, and a grab bag of even more intriguing graphics pertinent to Phantacea Publications' 35th anniversary.]

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Cover for the Death's Head Hellion, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Cover for the Contagion Collectors, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

"Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of PHANTACEA", a graphic novel with additional features written by Jim McPherson, "Feeling Theocidal" (Book One of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), "The War of the Apocalyptics" (the opening entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), the three mini-novels, "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers", that comprise "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" (Book Two of 'The Thrice Cursed Godly Glories'), the trilogy's concluding novel, "Goddess Gambit", the graphic novel "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade", "Nuclear Dragons"(the second, full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), plus the latest graphic novel, "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst", and "Helios on the Moon", the culminating entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, should be available at your favourite book stops.

If they're not, kindly direct local librarians and neighbourhood booksellers to www.phantacea.com in order to start rectifying that sad situation. Either that or, if you're feeling even more proactive, click here, copy the link, paste it into an email and send it to them, along with everyone else you reckon could use a double dose of anheroic fantasy. It will certainly be appreciated.

Help build the buzz. The more books sell, the faster the PHANTACEA Mythos spreads.


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Covers for Feeling Theocidal and Forever and Forty DaysTwo Ian  Bateson covers of the same scene

Individual copies of "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", the three mini-novels comprising "The Thousand Days of Disbelief" ("The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers") and "Goddess Gambit" can be ordered from amazon.com and its affiliates, including amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk, as well as from Barnes & Noble.

Libraries, bookstores and bookseller collectives can place bulk orders through Ingram Books, Ingram International, Baker & Taylor, Coutts Information Services, and a large number of other distributors worldwide.

E-books for Kindle, Kindle Fire, I-pad, I-phone and other applications can be ordered through amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and other amazon affiliates worldwide. An interactive e-book containing the entirety of "Feeling Theocidal", as built specifically for Adobe Reader, is available direct from the publisher. (Certified cheques or money orders only, please.) E-books on other platforms are also available. Check you favourite online bookseller for the latest list and ordering instructions for Phantacea Publications.

BookFinder.com lists the latest releases from Phantacea Publications along with a goodly number of additional booksellers carrying them. Also listed therein are almost all of the PHANTACEA Mythos print and e-publications, including the graphic novel and some of the comic books.

Another interesting option for the curious is Chegg, which has a rent-a-book program. Thus far its search engine shows no results for phantacea (any style or permutation thereof) but it does recognize Jim McPherson (a variety of them) and the titles of many releases from Phantacea Publications.

As for the Whole Earth (other than the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head, at least as far as I can say and always assuming it's still around in what be its 61st century), well, this page contains a list of a few other websites where you can probably order the novels in a variety of currencies and with credit cards.

Of course you can always email or send me your order(s) via surface mail. No matter where you live or what currency you prefer to use, I'll figure out a way to fill your order(s) myself. Just be aware that I can only accept certified cheques or money orders. Plus, I'll have to charge an additional 12% to cover Canadian and provincial goods and sales taxes as well as Canada Post rates for shipping.

I do use bubble mailers, though.


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Jim McPherson's
PHANTACEA Mythos

- Featuring the Summer 2006 Collection of Character and/or Talismanic Likenesses -

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Clickable Image Map relating to Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos

Summer 2006

1. Featured Story: "Sea, Sickness, Sundown
2. Introductory Remarks
3. PHANTACEA Essentials (Lynx to illustrated mini-essays)
4. Hestia Housekeeping
5. Today's Topic
6. Latest Stories and Synopses
7. Notes on Graphics
8. Sites with Loads of Graphics
9. Previous pHpubs
10. Novels in search of a paying publisher
11. Phantacea Publications available in print and digitally

©Jim McPherson (phantacea)
| pH-Webworld's Welcoming Page | Internal Search Engine | Main Menu | Online PHANTACEA Primer | Ongoing PHANTACEA Features | pHantaBlog | Information for ordering by credit card | Information for ordering by certified cheque or money order | Serial Synopses | Contact | pH-Webworld Miscellanea | Lynx to additional websites featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos | Bottom of Page Lynx |

Lynx to complete mosaic novels within the PHANTACEA Mythos whose potential covers, background information and introductory chapters are still online

| 2002: "The Moloch Manoeuvres" | 2003: "The War of the Apocalyptics" | 2004: "Decimation Damnation" | 2005: "The Trigregos Gambit" |

Introductory Remarks

Greetings. Welcome or welcome back. Somewhat disturbingly, the Summer 2006 update of 'pHpubs' marks the 10th anniversary of PHANTACEA on the Web.

(If you're in the slightest curious as to the contents of some of its earliest updates, then do be a goose and have a gander at this click.)

To order any of the \PHANTACEA Mythos Print Publications that are still available, click here. (There's still no way to pay online but I'm working on it.)

Next door is the usual Hestia Housekeeping subsection of 'pHpubs'.

Immediately below is an alphabetical list of lynx to a number of typically idiosyncratic mini-essays and Character Likeness studies I've prepared over the years for on the Web.

They illustrate some of the peculiar perspectives I've developed while writing the PHANTACEA Mythos.

Contact me [jmcp@phantacea.com] and feel free to ask any questions you might have regarding PHANTACEA. I'll do my best to answer them either directly or right here in 'pHpubs'.

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PHANTACEA Essentials

  • Anheroic Fantasy: Who are we supposed to cheer for in PHANTACEA;
  • The Celestial Superior: In both Life and Afterlife she appears (thus far) in many of the 19/5938 serials; arguably an incarnation of Serathrone Hallow, one of the two triplet, firstborn daughters of Thrygragos Byron and the Trigregos Sisters;
  • The Cretan Snake Goddess: Who dresses a little like Pyrame Silverstar, the Perpetual Presence, partial mother of the Sed-sons;
  • Devic Names in the PHANTACEA Mythos;
  • Fisherwoman: The ever-fishifying, deviant daughter of the Dual Entities who features in many of the web-serials thus far presented online;
  • Freespirit Nihila: As the firstborn daughter of Thrygragos Lazareme and the Trigregos Sisters, the eldest female Master Deva; once Harmonia, the Unity of Balance, she becomes Nihila, initially the lone Unity of Panharmonium, in the Launch sequences set in 19/5980;
  • Gloriella D'Angelo Dark: Aka Radiant Rider, Rainbow; also of other angels and a devil or three;
  • Heliosophos: The recurring Male Entity; in his 1st Lifetime during the 1955 & 1960 web-serials, his 11th during the 19/5938 serials and his 100th during the 19/5980 ones;
  • Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night: The immortal, chthonic or earthborn daemon who must possess the birth mothers of mortal Sed-sons at the moment of their conception; without Sed-sons alive on both sides of the Whole Earth the Sedon Sphere would collapse; arguably the Devil Herself;
  • The Moloch Sedon: The skyborn, as in extraterrestrial, lone member of the first generation of devazurkind, the inspirations for the Gods and Goddesses of Mythology; his essence composes Cathonia, the Sedon Sphere; arguably the Devil Himself;
  • The Silverclouds: The two remaining members of Thrygragos Byron's three firstborn; plus shots of an actual Rudra idol and that of an Uma;
  • The Smiling Fiend: Aka Smiler, Ahriman, Sodom, Rhadamanthys, Judge Druj; claims to be the firstborn son of Thrygragos Sedon;
  • The Time-Tumbling Dual Entities: The two most confounding characters in the PHANTACEA Mythos; conceivably the Male and Female Principals;
  • The Trigregos Talismans: The Three Sacred Objects, what may hold the secret to controlling devils and therefore Sedon's Head;
  • Utopians of Weir: Extraterrestrials stuck on the Inner Earth since a decade before the Genesea, the Great Flood of Genesis, those who have them can manifest gargoyles out of eyeorbs attached to the top of their eye-staves;
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Stories and Synopses

'The Volsung Variations'

'The Vampire Variations'

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Hestia Housekeeping

Hestia Housekeeping amounts to the 'What's New' section of pHpubs. Consequently I always start it with a 'What's Old' link to where I put its previous update.

Now that that's done, we can get on with this edition of Hestia Housekeeping. So what is new in the Summer 2006 edition of PHANTACEA on the Web?

Firstly, in order to mark the 10th anniversary of PHANTACEA on the Web I've resurrected some of the colour combinations and favourite background images that I've used in 'pHpubs' over the years.

Images include the sand-heads from Saturna Island, the tyranno-cliff from Turkey, the 1987A Supernova, the Giza Sphinx and Pyramids, the Abu Simbel, the 2006-recent Brazil and the India 2005 backdrops.

Secondly, to wrap up the long-running serialization of 'Coueranna's Curse' in the accepted manner, I've prepared the the Curse-conclusive instalments of its synopses. They can be found as follows:

  1. "Apis Isle"
  2. "The Tholos Tomb for Pygmies"
  3. "Onwards, Inwards and More Innards"

By my count Curse was the 9th complete novel I've presented since I began web-publishing PHANTACEA in 1996. Must be time for the commencement of the 10th complete novel, right? Yes and no.

Yes, Number 10 is here. As promised last time up, it's entitled 'The Volsung Variations'. But, no, so is Number 11: 'The Vampire Variations'. I'm looking forward to presenting both of them, sooth said, and I'll tell you why. Eventually.

John Currin's "Moroccan" (2001), scanned in from a postcard bought in Paris 2004; suggestive of FisherowomanNext door there's the latest list of lynx to illustrated mini-essays I've done or redone of late. One I've haven't updated is the Character Likeness study I did for Fisherwoman a couple of summers ago.

Even though I had the postcard of Currin's 'Moroccan' (the woman with fish on her head to the right of this paragraph) at that time, I decided to hold onto it for a more appropriate moment.

Now appears to be that moment. That's because, along with Sorciere (born Solace Sunrise) and Bat-Bait (born Barsine Mandam), everyone's favourite, ever-fishifying Fish (born Scylla Nereid) starts out as one of the featured characters in Vamvar. Only then she goes away.

She'll be back of course. (She has to be back in the 1938 serials because she's still around for the ones set in 1980, particularly 'The Trigregos Gambit', where she gets to kick some serious turbot.)

The problem is, in the Summer of 2006, I can't remember when or where. It could be in Vamvar or it could be in Volvar. Could well be it's in both of them.

Which brings us to the 'Eventually' of a few paragraphs back.

As detailed in the chronology of my PHANTACEA Mythos material, I wrote the 1938 Web-Wheaties (as in serials) in a creative flurry occupying many of my weekends in the late 90s. One led into the other and indeed, due to how lengthy they were becoming, I moved some sequences initially written for one into the next.

A case in point is the first four chapters of Volvar. They were meant for Curse. Then Volvar became so long I hived parts of it, notably the Sociere-Shahiyeda sequences, into Vamvar.

As near as I can recall Volvar's intended finale became part of one of the concluding sections of Vamvar. I then finished off all the 1938 story sequences when I concluded Vamvar.

Got that? I haven't. Not yet. But I will, once I get the chance to reread both Volvar and Vamvar.

That's the main reason I'm presenting Volvar and Vamvar simultaneously. That's also why I haven't finished either of their teasers and haven't even begun their synoptic sections as yet.

I'll get to it eventually, though. You can mark me on that.

I still intend to print-publish "Feeling Theocidal". In truth, assuming I can sort out a few more details, I may yet publish it in the Summer of 2006 as originally promised.

As for the PHANTACEA PDF advertised on the ordering page, well, there are five other print publications readily available from there. I'll happily email you the PDF even if you only order one of them. Or maybe even if you don't order any of them.

In the meantime, down below in the topic section, I've prepared a couple of collages re the Thrygragos Talismans, which figure as prominently as the Trigregos Talismans do in Theocidal.

That's only fay-fairy fair. I did a mini-essay on the three Sisters' power foci last year at this time so it's about time I got around to that of the three Brothers.

(The two synopses referring to Thrygragon remain where they've always been, just in case you need to whet your Theocidal appetite the more.)

Even though I haven't finished the teasers that go with either Volvar or Vamvar, I've compiled plenty of graphics, new and old, to go with them. Smaller ones are down below in the topic section. Their lynx usually go to bigger ones in a variety of places.

What about Serendipity? Glad I asked. As well as a list of lynx to previous instalments of said-Seren, there is a new entry there. It has to do with Methuselah (PHANTACEA's Amemp Tut), the ages of the Golden Age patriarchs, powdered gold and golden apples.

There's nothing new in terms of TIMP, however. Got a few more interesting images re Faeries and Tholoi, though. At least think I do.

Have I mentioned my recent difficulties with memory (not Human Memory, nor any of PHANTACEA's myriad other Memories)? Seems I've already forgotten!

Feedback encouraged. Oh and, lest we forget, as always, good reading.

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"Yield, Nightmare!"

Black Macha looked up at the near-Irache through bleeding eyelids. She must have wondered who was the worst off, her or the outworlder with the cut-anything knife.

He wasn't just a redskin. He was blood-drenched, most of it being his own.

He should have been dead. Decapitation worked on full devils and, deviant or not, it should have worked fully fatally on this one.

Had to be the influence of that old Wayfarer in the Weird Shamanitoulin's Fetishim. They had obviously merged again since the teenager was sprouting feathers along his arms and upper body.

What part of it that wasn't seeping away his life, that is!

-- from 'SEA, SICKNESS, SUNDOWN', the third chapter of 'The Volsung Variations'

 

Jim McPherson's Latest Collection of Mini-Essays and Character Likeness Studies

The Thrygragos Talismans (The Cross of Mithras, the Mask of Byron and Lazareme's Cloak of Many Colours)| Images Selected for 'The Volsung Variations' | Images Selected for 'The Vampire Variations'
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The Thrygragos Talismans

| Opening Comments | The Cross of Mithras | the Mask of Byron | Lazareme's Cloak of Many Colours)

As detailed in the 1990 graphic novel "Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA", which can still be ordered, devils have been around for a very long time.

In terms of devakind, there are three generations:

Logo reads Anheroic Fantasy  PHANTACEA Since 1977

1. The solitary first generational member of devakind was and still is (in 5980 Year of the Dome) the Moloch Sedon;

2. The six members of the second generation were (and perhaps still are) the Thrygragos Brothers and the Trigregos Sisters;

3. The third generation of devakind are the devil-gods themselves, the Master Devas. Perhaps 500 of them survived the Genesea and made it to Sedon's Head.

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 Gif reading The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories, prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006

The Susasword, the Demon Queen Lilith and a variation of the Unnameable (Demogorgon) as a Golden Flower feature in "Feeling Theocidal".

It's the first scheduled book in "The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories" Trilogy. All three of the Thrygragos Brothers appear in it, as do Pyrame Silverstar and Chrysaor Attis.

The second book in this cycle is tentatively entitled "The Thousand Days of Disbelief".

As was also detailed in 'pH: 4-ever & 40', only a small percentage of the third generation, their grandfather (reputedly the Devil Himself) and their three fathers (Unmoving Byron, Lackland Lazareme and Varuna Mithras) made it to the Whole Earth circa 669 pre-Dome.

The devil-gods' three simultaneous mothers (Demeter the Body, Sapiendev the Mind and Devaura the Soul) never did. That didn't stop Tvasitar Smithmonger crafting them individual talismans or power foci, however.

Gif used on back cover of potential dustcover for 'The Trigregos Gambit', prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2005,
'The Trigregos Gambit' web-serial forms the basis for "Goddess Gambit", the third book in "The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories" Trilogy. Nergal Vetala, her soldier, who fell from the sky, and the Smiling Fiend are among the major characters.

Earlier versions of the three books were serialized on the Web in the late 1990s. Their synopses remain available for your fee-free perusal.

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Truth told, in what may have been the 1st ploy of the Panharmonium Project, he was tricked into it. Three female faces in one head, reminiscent of the Trigregos Sisters; taken in hostel in Granada, Nicaragua by Jim McPherson, 2003Although the Cousins (Susal of Mithras, Crinsom of Byron and Amateram of Lazareme) perpetrated the deception, it seems they were put up to it by the three surviving firstborn daughters.Image of a giant head taken from a postcard of the heads at Nemrut Kommagene in Turkey; it's been identified as Apollon-Mithras-Helios  but in the PHANTACEA Mythos it's more reminiscent of Thrygragos  Lazareme

They are, or were (on Thrygragon -- Mithramas Day, 4376 YD), Methandra of Mithras, Umashakti of Byron and Harmonia of Lazareme. The latter, the Unity of Harmony, is not only the firstborn of the firstborn females, her father was the firstborn of the Great Gods.

All of which forced the Anvil Artificer, as third generational devils refer (and defer) to Tvasitar, in effect their Prometheus, to make power foci for the Thrygragos Brothers as well.

We first came across them in the PHANTACEA comic books, when they were in the possession of the Awesome Akbar. There have been sightings of them ever since, most recently in 'Coueranna's Curse', when they were in the possession of Magister Joseph Mandam.

Where they are today (I'm writing this in 2006), I couldn't possibly say. Where they were on Thrygragon, that I can tell you. As soon as I finally print-publish "Feeling Theocidal", allow me to qualify.


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Collage prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006, intended to represent the Cross of Mithras as transformed in 'Feeling Theocidal'

The Cross of Mithras

Sometimes called the Crutch of Mithras. When Chrysaor Attis had it at the beginning of Thrygragon it was in the shape of a javelin.

Old Man Power, before he's revealed to be the Awesome Akbar, wore it as a sword in 1980. He destroyed all three of the Brothers' talismans while possessed of the Apocalyptics and their two allies in WarPoc-7.

Gigantic head spotted in Turkey, from a postcard bought in 2003I

n "Feeling Theocidal", as set on his feast day (Mithramas, the 25th of Tantalar) in 4376 YD, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras makes it his blazing labarum.

In the currently ongoing Variations serials, which are set in early 1938, a rejuvenated Magister Mandam still has all three of the Brothers' Tvasitar-trinkets, as he begins to refer to them.

Sedon and the Thrygragos Brothers limp into New Weirworld's Trigon, as depicted by Ian Fry, 1998"

In 'pH: 4-ever & 40', eventual Thrygragos Varuna Mithras is shown actually using a crutch, albeit in the second Weirworld shortly after the Dual Entities set off Supernova 1987A.

The caption reads: Mythos Utopian Eyeorbs Manifesting Gargoyle; images of Cacuceus and Gargoyles were taken from the Internet and  put together by Jim McPherson, using PHOTOSHOP, in 2004

Is it an ankh, a Crismon, a labarum, a caduceus? Answer is: All of the above. Plus anything else whoever wields it wants it to be!

Ian Fry's depiction of the Dual Entities, Mnemosyne is being humanized by Fecundiy, aka Nergal Vetala,  Ian Fry circa 1989

As depicted in 'pH: 4-ever & 40', second generational Mithras gloats to his sole first generational father, the Moloch Sedon, how one of his myriad third generational daughters is, circa 10 PD (Pre-Deluge or Pre-Dome), humanizing the Female Entity.

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Collage prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006, intended to represent the Mask of Byron as transformed in 'Feeling Theocidal'

The Mask of Byron

The face-dancing Head of Anyone can be just that, among other things.

All devic power foci are composed of Godstuff (Brainrock-Gypsium). They're transmutable. They can also be used by anyone: devil, deviant or an ordinary mortal, be she or he humanoid, reptilian or whatever.

That's one reason why they are so valuable. The godlike abilities they grant devils they can grant anyone.

Along with their daemonic bodies, devic power foci are why third generational Master Devas can remain solid individuals.

However, having been solid long before their offspring by the Trigregos Sisters gained solidity, the Thrygragos Brothers gave their power foci to Chrysaor Attis within a couple of decades of his birth circa 2000 YD.

The face-dancing Mask of Byron allows anyone wearing it to facially appear to be anyone they want to look like. In combination with the Cloak of Lazareme, it therefore allows anyone wearing it to in effect physically be anyone or anything they please.

[BYRON LOSES HIS BODY -- from pH4-Ever & 40]

As depicted in 'pH: 4-ever & 40', Thrygragos Byron became Bodiless Byron circa 366 PD. (Xuthros Hor, the Biblical Noah, is shown riding the first Raven's Head.)

The Awesome Akbar as he first appeared, wearing a mask, in pH-2, artwork by Ian Bateson 1978

When he first appeared in pH-2, OMP had all three of the Thrygragos Talismans.

Here he's shown wearing Ian Bateson's version of the Mask of Byron.

The Byronic and Apocalptic Nucleii atomizing each other, from pH-5, art by George Freeman and Verne Andru, 1980

The Age of Mithras ended with Thrygragon -- Mithramas Day, 4376 Year of the Dome (YD). The Age of Lazareme ended with the Disunition of the Unities circa 5500 YD.

As depicted in pH-5, the Age of Byron ended when the Apocalyptic Nucleus atomized the Byronic Nucleus.

If what's become of the three Great Gods' surviving firstborn daughters get their way in "The Trigregos Gambit", Tantalar 5980 will mark the beginning of the Age of Panharmonium.

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[Thrgragos Lazareme Wearing the Starcape]

In the PHANTACEA Mythos, Thrygragos Lazareme is not another version of Mithras, as this graphic suggests.

He was, however, created using cells gleaned from the Male Entity. As such, when he looks in a mirro, he does look that Herr Hel Helios; when others look at him he appears as any and every man and woman's idea of what God should look like.

Lazareme's Cloak of Many Colours

Sometimes called the Star Cape, with the Milky Way depicted in its inside lining, it allows anyone to shift shapes.

Third generational devils tend to defer to their elders, particularly firstborns such as Byron's Silverclouds and the three Unities of Lazareme. Devils, though, are genetically incapable of disobeying their fathers.

Or, as becomes the case during "Feeling Theocidal", anyone who appears to be one of their fathers; in other words, anyone who has hold of their fathers' talismans, their emblems of authority.

And that includes one of their fathers!

A statue of Mithras or Attis slaying the bull, as photographed in the British Museum by Jim McPherson in 2995

In the PHANTACEA Mythos, the Mithras figure you commonly see when you google up images of Mithraism represents the Great God's deviant son, Chrysaor Attis.

The bull he's shown slaying is Cruel Plathon, though.

[AN IMAGE OF MITHRAS SLAYING THE CELESTIAL BULL TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

Mithras (Attis) slaying the bull (Plathon) shown with the Sun (Helios) and the Moon (Mnemosyne) observing.

 

A photo of a faerie stuck in a tree taken by Jim McPherson in Vancouver Canada

In Kore-7, Magister Mandam, who turns out to be part-faerie himself, uses the shape-shifting Cloak of Lazareme to become a tree.

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Images for "The Volsung Variations"

[LIKENESS OF VALFREYA VOLSUNG, FROM 'THE COLOUR OF SCULPTURE' EXHIBITION, AMSTERDAM 1996]

The Golden-Haired Volsung

Image suggestive of the real Valfreja Volsung (Milady Malaise or Cousin Contamination in Volvar)

[TANITH VON BLUT MIGHT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS, ARTWORK: OLIVIA, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

The Silver-Haired Volsung

Image suggestive of Tanith von Blut (Tanith Silverhair or Cousin Constellation in Volvar)

[BRUNHILD VON ALPTRAUM LOOKS SOMETHING LIKE BOTTICELLI'S VENUS, IMAGE TAKEN FROM THE WEB]

The Bronze-Haired Volsung

Image suggestive of Brunhild von Alptraum (Torches for Arms, Burning Hell or Cousin Conflagration in Volvar)

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Statues reminiscent of the Dual Entities, photo taken in the British Museum by Jim McPherson in 2005

Image suggestive of the Dual Entities

 

Bust of a Helios type with an All-like creature on his head; photo taken by Jim McPherson in the Musee D'Orsay, Paris 2004

Image suggestive of Herr Hel Helios with a creature suggestive of All of Incain on his helmet

Bust of a Helios type with an All-like creature on his head; photo taken by Jim McPherson in the Musee D'Orsay, Paris 2004

Another angle of next door's possible Helios; this one showing a horse on his helmet as well as All

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Sun-face shot at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico by Jim McPherson in 2005

Original shot of the sun-face used in the Cross of Mithras collage above.

Glowing golden regalia suggestive of devic power foci used by Heliiosophos when he goes into action; photo by Jim McPherson; taken at the Royal Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, 2004

Image suggestive of some of Helios's glowingly golden sun-regalia

Altered photo of a mosaic on a wall in a stairwell of the British Museum, origninal phontograph by Jim McPherson, 2005

Altered image of a wall mosaic taken in the British Museum. It's suggestive of Helios in a sun circle

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[Likeness of All of Incain, photograph taken in Catania, Sicily by Jim McPherson, 1997]

The PHANTACEA-favourite image suggestive of All of Incain

A Max Ernst painting entitled Chimere 1927; scanned in from a postcard bought in Paris 2004; figure suggestive of All of Incain; tirangle suggestive of Pyrame Silverstar

A painting by Max Ernst called Chimere, it's more suggestive of All of Incain than either ever-changing Chimaera Glimmenmare or Tralalorn's three-headed, pet chimera in Theocidal.

[Photograph of a Female Sphinx reminiscent of All of Incain taken in the Cairo Museum by Jim McPherson, Year 2000]

A wall-painting of the traditional form taken by a she-sphinx.


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Images for "The Vampire Variations"

An image of a porcelain figurine found on Web, suggestive of John Sundown transforming into a fetishim

As detailed in 'Coueranna's Curse', Sorciere (born Solace Sunrise) ingested some of Magister Mandam's faerie food at Castle Nightmare. She thereupon became her totem, a thunderbird.

Might that happen again in Vamvar? Might she acquire Aquilla the Garuda Hunter?

I'd tell you except, as noted above, I can't recall much of anything that happens in it.

Ian Fry's 1990 version of Vetala, used on the front cover of 'The Trigregos Gambit'

Also at Castle Nightmare during 'Coueranna's Curse' Barsine Mandam revealed she was an incarnation of Nergal Vetala. As a result, throughout much of Vamvar Barsine is often referred to as Bat-Bait.

I can guarantee you that, during the course of Vamvar, she does indeed become bat bait. She also meets the woman she initially thinks was her birth mother.

That mother, Mary Magdalene born Ryne become Mandam, died in 1933. Does that mean the Magdalene became a vamp? I do recall the answer to that is no.

Currin's "Moroccan" (2001), scanned in from a postcard bought in Paris 2004; suggestive of Fisherowoman

Fisherwoman (Scylla Nereid) accompanies Sorciere and Bat-Bait to Sedon's Head only to abandon them on Tympani, an island in the Aural Sea, Sedon's Ear.

She and Delphi then go off to Godbad, which is still a kingdom in 5937/8, to reconnect with her daughter Winifred Auranja (Wave).

I can't say she'll be back in Vamvar. Can't say she'll move over to Volvar either.

I could tell you what becomes of Wave, but I won't. Could tell you Fish's married to Godbad's king-to-be and that his regent is a vamp, but I shouldn't.

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[SHOT FROM AN EGYPTIAN SARCOPHAGUS IN VIENNA, 1996]

Upon arriving on Sedon's Head, Sorciere, Bat-Bait and Fish arrive in a between-space Ant Shelter (an Anthill) situated just south of the Gypsium Wall (Sedon's Head).

They're looking to gather up Shahiyeda, Sorciere's daughter by John Sundown, and return to the Outer Earth.

Let me assure that had they been successful there would have been no Vamvar.

Masks shot by Jim McPherson, the main one is reminiscent of Lamia Lou

At the Anthill just below the Gypsium Wall, they discover a now thoroughly dead again lamia. Like all lamiae she first died giving birth.

She's hardly the only lamiae to appear in Vamvar. In PHANTACEA fact, the mothers of virtually every potential Black Queen Count Molech pursued in 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' will appear in Vamvar.

As we already know from Moloch, Sorciere's mother died giving her birth. As we quickly discover in Vamvar, Lamia Lou has made off with Shah.

Gericault's 'Le Radeau de la Meduse', scanned in from a postcard bought at the Louvre, Paris, 2004; Barsine's birthmother, Olympias Sangati Kinesis, is a Lamia Medusa

In 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' Mata Avar became a Chelonian Basilisk. In 'Coueranna's Curse' her younger sister, Medea Annulis, became a Cockatrice.

It turns out in Vamvar that their oldest sister, Olympias, isn't just a lamia who died giving birth to Barsine. She's become a Medusa.

Sorciere and Bat-Bait build a raft to take themselves from Tympani to Ophir Moorset.

That's where Olympias has set up house as both the Ophirants' hellacious Mother Superior and the Hellions' Morrigan.

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A mask that reminds me of Shamanitoulin, photo by Jim McPherson

Manitoulin (Shamanitoulin) only appeared as a Wayfarer in the Wild Weird during 'The Moloch Manoeuvres'. He starts out in Vamvar the same way.

However, I suspect he'll show up in the flesh sooner rather than later. I also suspect he may be revealed as Sorciere's father.

A raven's head such as Manitoulin has on his walking stick, scanned in from a postcard bought at the Louvre Museum, Paris 2004

Although Manitoulin gave John Sundown his raven fetishim to act as his guardian demon, his psychopomp is not Raven's Head.

It's a unicorn. Until it becomes a narwhal, that is.

Does that mean Manitoulin consorts with demons? Oh, probably. He definitely consorts with lamiae, one of whom (Lamia Lou) he helped raise during the 1880s.

[Image of Unholy Abaddon, the Unity of Chaos, DRAWN BY IAN FRY, CIRCA 1988]

Unholy Abaddon, the one-time Unity of Chaos whom Young Death calls Uncle Abe, made a nuisance of himself in 'Coueranna's Curse'. I suspect he'll be busy in Vamvar performing much the same function.

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Mayan Statue of a Vampire Bat, taken at Copan Honduras by Jim McPherson, 2003

Janna Fangfingers' origin was detailed in the serialized version of PREGAME-Gambit. Therein we discovered her relationship to Uncle Abe Chaos. (She was his lover.)

They may not be on quite the same terms in Vamvar.

A child  from Lake Titicaca in Peru taken from the Web, reminiscent of Tralalorn

Janna Fangfingers thinks Sorciere's Shahiyeda is an incarnation of Nergal Vetala. Consequently she not only kidnaps her, she turns her into a vamp.

Shah isn't an incarnation of Vetala. (Barsine Mandam has that dubious distinction.) However, Shah does have a very non-vampirish knack.

Warning: We don't learn what it is until quite some distance into Vamvar.

Statue spotted outdoors in Copan Honduras that might represent a  Vampire God, photo by JIm McPherson, 2003

In addition to lamiae there will likely be bats aplenty in Vamvar. In life many of them were Iraches.

Although Sorciere's mother (Lamia Lou) was Metis, and therefore only half native, both Sorciere and Shah turn out to be much more full-blooded.

Since Iraches on the Head are very much related to North American natives, this may create some difficulties for Janna Fangfingers and her non-Irache vamps.

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Page Backgrounds

Collages and/or Original Shots that became Page Backgrounds during the first decade of pH-Webworld

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Super Nova 1987A

1987A Supernova, image taken from Web

Used on this page here

Spotted in 1987; referred to in "Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA", the framing stories of which were set a couple of years earlier;

Abu Simbel 2000

Abu Simbel Temple Complex, photo and adjustment by Jim McPherson, ca 2002

Used on this page here; original travelogue is here

Saturna Island, 1991

Shot taken on Saturna Island, BC, by Jim McPherson ca 1991

Background image on this page was derived from this shot; it also backs up the Search Engine at the top of the page

Brazil 2007

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson after 2nd trip to Brazil in 2007

Background image used on this page is here; original is here

India 2005

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson after trip to India in 2005

Appears elsewehere on this page here; original travelogues link from here

Egypt 2000

Sphinx in front of Great Pyramid shot by Jim McPherson after trip to Egypt 2000

Used on this page here; original travelogues link from here;

Turkish Cliff Head, 2003

Cliff head spotted and shot in Turkey, 2003

Cliff heads were used a lot on the pHanta-FAQ panels here and here; this one also formed the basis for the panel background here

pH-Webworld on Istar.ca

Once pH-Webworld was on istar

Text reads: "Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos online";

BTW, image no longer animates due to online size constraints

[NOTE: As per the double-click, pH-Webworld switched to www.phantacea.info ca 2010]

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Graphics: Footnotes and off-page links:

  1. The collage in the masthead at the top of 'pHpubs' is an Image Map; run your mouse over the graphics incorporated within it and, when a hand appears, click there to take you elsewhere on the Web; there are nine elsewheres; clockwise, their destinations are the following webpages: Serendipity, Terms Peculiar to PHANTACEA, 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' revision, the webpage dedicated to the two 'Damnation Brigade' serials, 'The War of the Apocalyptics' revision, information on some of the inspirations that led to the creation of PHANTACEA, a link to the list of Glossaries, a link to information on the Moloch Sedon Himself, and the webpage dedicated to the novel, 'Decimation Damnation'.

  2. The mouse-over message reads: "John Currin's "Moroccan" (2001), scanned in from a postcard bought in Paris 2004; suggestive of Fisherwoman". Click to return. Click to go to a larger image. Click to go to a character study of 'Fisherwoman'.

  3. The mouse-over message reads: "Logo reads Anheroic Fantasy PHANTACEA Since 1977". Click to return. Click to go to a larger image. Click to go to an early Serendipity entry on how I spotted Sed's Head on the Giza Plateau.

  4. The mouse-over message reads: "Gif reading The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories, prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006". Intended for use on the backcover of "Feeling Theocidal". Click to return. Click to go to a mini-essay on 'Lilith, the Demon Queen of the Night'.

  5. The mouse-over message reads: "Gif used on back cover of potential dustcover for 'The Trigregos Gambit', prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2005". Click to return. Click to go to a larger image. Click to go to a mini-essay on 'The Trigregos Talismans'.

  6. The mouse-over message reads: "Collage prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006, intended to represent the Cross of Mithras as transformed in 'Feeling Theocidal'". Click to return.

    NOTE: I built the collage out of three photos I took in Mexico early in 2005. The sun-face is from the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. (That's the same place I snapped Siqueiros's 'Nueva Democracia', which I used in the Nihila collage.) I took the flaming sword from a snap of a painting of Father Hidalgo in Guadalajara's Palacio de Gobierno. The other constituents of the collage were taken from a snap of a painting entitled 'Man of Fire' in the ceiling cupola of Guadalajara's Hospicio Cabanas. Both paintings are by Jose Clemente Orozco (1993-1949). Google up his name and check out some of his work. You'll be impressed.

  7. The mouse-over message reads: "Sedon and the Thrygragos Brothers limp into New Weirworld's Trigon, as depicted by Ian Fry, 1998". The image is taken from the 1990 graphic novel "Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA", which can still be ordered. Click to return. Click to go to a larger image.

  8. The mouse-over message reads: "Ian Fry's depiction of the Dual Entities, Mnemosyne is being humanized by Fecundity, aka Nergal Vetala, Ian Fry circa 1989". Also depicted are the Moloch Sedon and Thrygragos Varuna Mithras. The image is taken from the 1990 graphic novel "Forever & 40 Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA", which can still be ordered. Click to return. Click to go to a larger image.

  9. The mouse-over message reads: "Collage prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2006, intended to represent the Mask of Byron as transformed in 'Feeling Theocidal'". Click to return. I can't remember where I snapped the Demon Mask I grafted to the top of the Olmec head. Click to go to a couple of Olmec heads I shot at Mexico City's Museum of Anthropology in 2005.

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Sites with Loads of Graphics:

Google.ca supplies what amounts to a pH-Webworld web gallery. Just go to http://www.google.ca/, hit the images link and type in PHANTACEA. Pasting into the address area of your browser the following Url might work as well: http://images.google.ca/images?q=phantacea&hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&start=100&sa=N&filter=0

PHANTACEA on the Web is chock-a-block with visuals. Good places to ogle artwork from the comic books and graphic novel are One to Six, 'Twenty-Five Years Plus' and what began as 'The Genesis of PHANTACEA' webpage. Most of the other graphics are scans I did of my own photographs or material I put together using PHOTOSHOP. All the essays are loaded with images. Try out the framed version of the Main Menu. You won't go anywhere else but, then again, you won't get lost either.

  • The PHANTACEA Mythos: Beehive Ghost Houses

  • The PHANTACEA Mythos: Heliodyssey

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Latest List of Lynx to some previous Web-Publisher's Commentaries

| Winter 2006/7 | Summer 2006 | Winter 2005/6 | Summer 2005 | Winter 2004/5 | Summer 2004| Spring 2004 | Autumn 2003 | Summer 2003 | Autumn 2002 | Summer 2002 | Autumn 2001 | Spring-Summer 2001 | Winter 2000/1 | August 1998 | Samplings from other Not So Recent Commentaries | June-March '97 | February '97-July '96 |

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Phantacea Publications in Print

- The 'Launch 1980' story cycle - 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Fantasy Trilogy - The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels - The phantacea Graphic Novels -

The 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle

The War of the Apocalyptics

Front cover of War Pox, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2009

Published in 2009; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Nuclear Dragons

Nuclear Dragons front cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2013

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

Helios on the Moon

Front cover for Helios on the Moon, artwork by Ricardo Sandoval, 2014

Published in 2014; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here;

The 'Launch 1980' story cycle comprises three complete, multi-character mosaic novels, "The War of the Apocalyptics", "Nuclear Dragons" and "Helios on the Moon", as well as parts of two others, "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit". Together they represent creator/writer Jim McPherson's long running, but now concluded, project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series.

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'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' Epic Fantasy

Feeling Theocidal

Front Cover for Feel Theo, artwork by Verne Andru, 2008

Published in 2008; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The 1000 Days of Disbelief

Front cover of The Thousand Days of Disbelief, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published as three mini-novels, 2010/11; main webpage is here; ordering lynx for individual mini-novels are here

Goddess Gambit

Front cover for Goddess Gambit by Verne Andru, 2012

Published in 2012; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Circa the Year of Dome 2000, Anvil the Artificer, a then otherwise unnamed, highborn Lazaremist later called Tvasitar Smithmonger, dedicated the first three devic talismans, or power foci, that he forged out of molten Brainrock to the Trigregos Sisters.

The long lost, possibly even dead, simultaneous mothers of devakind hated their offspring for abandoning them on the far-off planetary Utopia of New Weir. Not surprisingly, their fearsome talismans could be used to kill Master Devas (devils).

For most of twenty-five hundred years, they belonged to the recurring deviant, Chrysaor Attis, time after time proven a devaslayer. On Thrygragon, Mithramas Day 4376 YD, he turned them over to his Great God of a half-father, Thrygragos Varuna Mithras, to use against his two brothers, Unmoving Byron and Little Star Lazareme, in hopes of usurping their adherents and claiming them as his own.

Hundreds of years later, these selfsame thrice-cursed Godly Glories helped turn the devil-worshippers of Sedon's Head against their seemingly immortal, if not necessarily undying gods. Now, five hundred years after the 1000 Days of Disbelief, they've been relocated.

The highest born, surviving devic goddesses want them for themselves; want to thereby become incarnations of the Trigregos Sisters on the Hidden Continent. An Outer Earthling, one who has literally fallen out of the sky after the launching of the Cosmic Express, gets to them first ...

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The '1000 Days' Mini-Novels

The Death's Head Hellion

- Sedonplay -

Front cover for The Death's Head Hellion, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Contagion Collectors

- Sedon Plague -

Front cover for Contagion Collectors, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010

Published in 2010; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

Janna Fangfingers

- Sedon Purge -

Front cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011

Published in 2011; two storylines recounted side-by-side, the titular one narrated by the Legendarian in 5980, the other indirectly leading into the 'Launch 1980' story cycle; main web presence is here; Character Companion starts here; ordering lynx are here;

In the Year of the Dome 4825, Morgan Abyss, the Melusine Master of the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon, seizes control of Primeval Lilith, the ageless, seemingly unkillable Demon Queen of the Night. The eldritch earthborn is the real half-mother of the invariably mortal Sed-sons but, once she has hold of her, aka Lethal Lily, Master Morgan proceeds to trap the Moloch Sedon Himself.

In the midst of the bitter, century-long expansion of the Lathakran Empire, the Hidden Headworld's three tribes of devil-gods are forced to unite in an effort to release their All-Father. Unfortunately for them, they're initially unaware Master Morg, the Death's Head Hellion herself, has also got hold of the Trigregos Talismans, devic power foci that can actually kill devils, and Sedon's thought-father Cabalarkon, the Undying Utopian she'll happily slay if they dare attack her Weirdom.

Utopians from Weir have never given up seeking to wipe devils off not just the face of the Inner Earth, but off the planet itself. Their techno and biomages, under the direction of the Weirdom of Cabalarkon's extremely long-lived High Illuminary, Quoits Tethys, have determined there is only one sure way to do that -- namely, to infect the devils' Inner Earth worshippers with fatal plagues brought in from the Outer Earth.

Come All-Death Day there are more Dead Things Walking than Living Beings Talking. Believe it or not, that's the good news.

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phantacea Graphic Novels

Forever and Forty Days

- The Genesis of Phantacea -

Front cover of Forever and Forty Days; artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, ca 1990

Published in 1990; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

The Damnation Brigade

- Phantacea Revisited 1 -

Front cover of The Damnation Brigade, artwork by Ian Bateson, retouching by Chris Chuckry 2012

Published in 2013; main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Cataclysm Catalyst

- Phantacea Revisited 2 -

Front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 2013

Published in 2014, main webpage is here; ordering lynx are here

Kadmon Heliopolis had one life. It ended in October 1968. The Male Entity has had many lives. In his fifth, he and his female counterpart, often known as Miracle Memory, engendered more so than created the Moloch Sedon. They believe him to be the Devil Incarnate. They've been attempting to kill him ever since. Too bad it's invariably he, Heliosophos (Helios called Sophos the Wise), who gets killed instead.

On the then still Whole Earth circa the Year 4000 BCE, one of their descendants, Xuthros Hor, the tenth patriarch of Golden Age Humanity, puts into action a thought-foolproof, albeit mass murderous, plan to succeed where the Dual Entities have always failed. He unleashes the Genesea. The Devil takes a bath.

Fifty-nine hundred and eighty years later, New Century Enterprises launches the Cosmic Express from Centauri Island. It never reaches Outer Space; not all of it anyhow. As a stunning consequence of its apparent destruction, ten extraordinary supranormals are reunited, bodies, souls and minds, after a quarter century in what they've come to consider Limbo. They name themselves the Damnation Brigade. And so it appears they are -- if perhaps not so much damned as doomed.

At least one person survives the launching of the Cosmic Express. He literally falls out of the sky -- on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. An old lady saves him. Except this old lady lives in a golden pagoda, rides vultures and has a third eye. She also doesn't stay old long. He becomes her willing soldier, acquires the three Sacred Objects and goes on a rampage, against his own people, those that live.

Meanwhile, Centauri Island, the launch site of the Cosmic Express, comes under attack from Hell's Horsemen. Only it's not horses they ride. It's Atomic Firedrakes!

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There may be no cure for aphantasia (defined as 'having a blind or absent mind's eye') but there certainly is for aphantacea ('a'='without', like the 'an' in 'anheroic')

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