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Welcome to the Summer 2011 Web-Publisher's Commentary Page

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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Summer 2011

1. Featured Story
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

Web-Publisher's Commentary

Full back and front covers for mini-novels

"The Death's Head Hellion"

"Contagion Collectors"

Written by Jim McPherson

Covers prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010/11

James H McPherson, Publisher

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Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos

- written by Jim McPherson
- unless otherwise noted the web-design, photographs and/or scanning are by Jim McPherson
- where applicable artwork is as noted in the mouse-over text

© copyright 2011 Jim McPherson

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Logo reads Featured Story, prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2002

Meanwhile, on the Outer Earth

His parents feared for his life. He didn’t know the meaning of fear. Truth told, at age 4 he barely knew the meaning of much of anything.

He did know his fifth birthday was coming up in May, when it would be warm again; that the snow frosting his window meant it was cold outside; and that his dog was somewhere out there barking loudly.

He’d heard mention of Nuremberg. He hadn’t connected it with the name of the long ago officially proclaimed free city wherein he lived. He certainly knew what a bed was – he was lying in his.

He didn’t know his parents worried it might be his deathbed because he’d never experienced death, not that he could remember anyhow: hence also his failure to fear it. He didn’t realize how sick he was; only that he didn’t feel very well.

He wouldn’t have heard that his surname meant ‘door’ or ‘door-maker’ in English because he only spoke German. He did know the door to his bedroom gaped invitingly.

Plus, he could still hear Drang raising cacophonous Cain, as his father might alliterate, albeit in his own language. But it was already sounding much fainter than it did when it woke him up.

Ergo, his ever faithful, but clearly dumb as they come hound must be dutifully chasing some bogie or another farther and farther away from their familial sanctuary.

Dumb as they come wasn’t an insult either. Drang had to be at least that dumb because he’d somehow missed the bogie in his bedroom.

“Get dressed, kiddo,” the green-eyed, no doubt ne’er-do-well bird-brat demanded, as he passed him his stuff. “Your fiddlehead doctors may diagnose your condition dire, but it sniffs to me that you’ll get better soon. That means we’ve got to hurry. Otherwise we’ll waste all that good contagion.”

“Can I fly too?”

“Don’t see why not. Faerie farts like me don’t infect easily.”

-- from "Contagion Collectors", the second mini-novel extracted from "The Thousand Days of Disbelief"

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Greetings. Welcome or welcome back.


"Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors" are available for ordering either by credit card or from the publisher by certified cheque and/or money orders.

To order any of the other PHANTACEA Mythos print publications that are still available, including returned copies of PHANTACEA #1, click here or here.

(If you're ordering from me, I decided not to incur the cost of trying to set up an online payment system since they seem to benefit the intermediary more so than the publisher.

(That means certified cheques or money orders only please. And that in turn means stamps, an envelope and a trip to either the bank or the post office.

(Sorry for any inconvenience.)

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

Contact me at jmcp@phantacea.com 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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Hestia Housekeeping

| What's New Intro | Latest overview of a PHANTACEA print publication | Today's Topic | Elsewhere (phantacea.com, Travels Website, Serendipity Now) | Conclusion |

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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's preview.

First things first, I said last time up, and the first thing I'd be getting to, I promised, would be to get the next mosaic novel published. That would be "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", henceforth '1000-Daze'.

And I did. Rather, I did in a manner of speaking. Late last August I extracted a mini-novel entitled "The Death's Head Hellion" from 1000-Daze. I prepared a collage for its cover using my own shots and some scans I made from postcards I bought in situ. I thereupon published it in digest form (what amazon.com calls pamphlet form).

Transparent version of the panel background, prepared by JIm McPherson, 2010I sold some copies of it at a comic book convention I attended locally so I decided to a ditto and extract another mini-novel from Daze; this one entitled "Contagion Collectors". Only this time, as per a Serendipity entry I've since added to, I also scanned in an image from a magazine (Fortean Times #264) and took another image from the Web.

Along with copies of a few other phantacea Mythos print-publications, notably "Feeling Theocidal", and "The War of the Apocalyptics", I sold copies of both digests, unless they really are pamphlets, at October's VCon.

I then sat back and awaited the arrival of a cover I'd verbally contracted for to arrive. And waited. And waited. I was on my winter vacation when the artist I reckoned I'd hired sent me an email saying he couldn't have the cover ready by the deadline I'd set, June 2011 by then.

What else was I to do except go it on my own? The answer to that is 2/3rds here.

(NOTE: The transparent png (or ping, if you prefer) to the right, which contains elements of a cover I prepared for 1000-Daze, enlarges in a new window when it's double-clicked. It re-appears on the Serendipity Now page.)

As you'll have no doubt already figured out, those 2/3rds are the two digests, albeit augmented with book-specific character companions and the opening chapters of the chronologically next phantacea print-publications. They've also got spines and perfect binding, which definitely makes them books, not either digests or pamphlets.

At least it does in my books.


As for what else is new in pH-Webworld's Summer 2011 update, well, how about something that isn't at all new, yet is in terms of pH-Webworld?

Tentative cover for Janna Fangfingers, collage by Jim McPherson, 2011By that I'm referring to the two teasers I prepared for www.phantacea.com. They're here and here.

As for something that is all new, at least in terms of pH-Webworld, how about the tentative cover for "Janna Fangfingers", the third and final mini-novel extracted from 1000-Daze?

Do double-click for an enlargement. As for an image map to the images that went into it, that'll have to wait until next time.

BTW, there is the start of a list of lynx to extracts from the mini-novel here;

Will further state that the 'Travels in my Pants' (TIMP) web pages are not, as has been alleged, a porn site. As noted previously, I have nevertheless changed the lynx at the bottom of these page to read Travels.

Will further say that its main menu page is still here and that its latest entry's entitled 'Buckethead Jim'. It's yet another riff on my 2009 trip to Costa Rica & Panama.

Not at all scandalous scads more in the way of new material -- new material specifically prepared for the PHANTACEA Mythos, I should emphasize -- can be found on www.phantacea.com.

Its main menu is here. The latest photo essays are here and here whereas the webpage entirely dedicated to 'Feel Theo', the first PHANTACEA Mythos print publication since 1990's graphic novel, is here and the one for 'War-Pox' its successor, though not its sequel, is here.

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As if all the above wasn't already enough, there's some tasty new material in Serendipity Now. A couple of them are even linked in the Notes on Graphics section.

Do help build the buzz.

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Feedback encouraged. As always, good reading.


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

| 2002: "The Moloch Manoeuvres" | 2004: "Decimation Damnation" | 2005: "The Trigregos Gambit" | 2008: "Feeling Theocidal" | 2009: "The War of the Apocalyptics" |

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Given how long phantacea has been around – in terms of print-publications since 1977, but much longer than that in terms personal – it's little wonder I've accumulated a large cast of very often recurring characters. There are lists of them in a number of places within both pH-Webworld and over on www.phantacea.com. Perhaps the most useful to have a boo at are here, here, here and/or here.

It is, however, presumptuous to expect folks buying any of the increasingly many print-publications featuring Jim McPherson's phantacea Mythos to check out any of the above lynx on a regular basis. Therefore, at the suggestion of the forever-after nameless artist referred to at a different above, as well as a few others, I decided to augment each of the (eventual) three mini-novels extracted from "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" with book-specific character companions.

Here's the first one, complete with even more lynx. It's only an index but if you want to dispense with the intro and go straight to it just hit here and get to clicking. As for the images that properly accompany that which lies immediately below, since not all of them live over here in pH-Webworld, here's the start of their main lynx, graphically speaking.

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Character Companions for mini-novels extracted from 'The 1000 Days of Disbelief'

| "The Death's Head Hellion" | "Contagion Collectors" | "Janna Fangfingers" |

Auctorial Preamble

The 1000 Days of Disbelief, Book Two of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ trilogy, consists of three distinct mini-novels: The Death’s Head Hellion, Contagion Collectors and “Janna Fangfingers”. Although comprising a whole, each segment is complete unto itself. At some point in time they may come out in one volume, possibly as an e-book. That point is, for now, in the future.

As one might expect from print publications featuring Jim McPherson’s phantacea Mythos, many of the characters in the mini-novels are immortal or seemingly immortal. Their influence is thus felt throughout the ages covered by the overall trilogy. Indeed, some of those listed below are only mentioned in 1000-Daze whereas a few others, as noted, only appear in one or two of the mini-novels.

The extracts that follow are specific to the already-published mini-novels that make up 1000-Daze. I have also edited them such that I don’t give away too much of the storyline. The complete book-specific extracts can be found at the beginning of each mini-novel. In other words …

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As always, good reading!

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Sedonplay 4824/25 – “The Death’s Head Hellion”

(Extracted from a capsulated character companion for ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ Trilogy)

In 4825 Year of the Dome, forces loyal to the Death Gods of Frozen Lathakra threaten to overwhelm the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon. Its demonically-empowered Master counterattacks mercilessly.

In the nearly 5,000 years since the Moloch Sedon preserved it from the Great Flood of Genesis, the Hidden Continent has never experienced such approaching apocalyptic devastation.

Set in the Year of the Dome 4824/5, Hellion presents a terrifying dilemma that Thrygragos Everyman and his Unities, freewheeling anarchists the loathsome load of them, must resolve lest the post-Thrygragon Era of Empires results in a second Genesea.

As for Master Morgan Abyss, it isn't a matter of better the Devil you know. It's a matter of, when dealing with the Devil above, singular and capitalized, never forget the devils below, small case and plural.

It's a lesson she learns all too rapidly. Ah, but is it a lesson she also learns all too fatally? That you'll have to purchase the mini-novels to discover.

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Index for Hellion's Character Companion

Double-click on Bosch's Juggler for a none-too-subtle hint as to what some of the characters in "Contagion Collectors" get up to in the so-called Hoodoo Hamlet at the northeast corner of faeries-friendly Twilight (Sedon's Outer Nose on a map of the Hidden Headworld). As per here, among those characters (you'll perhaps not be surprised to learn) include Hieronymus Bosch himself.

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That'll do for now. Until the next time, be pHantacizing you.

Oh, and in case you haven't done so already, here's a friendly reminder:

"Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors" are available for ordering either by credit card or certified cheque and/or money orders.

Kindly instruct everyone you know to get hold of them immediately!

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Notes on Graphics:

  1. The front covers in the masthead are collages prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010/11; double-click either image for an enlarged version; there's more on the images that went into Hellion's cover here whereas there's more on what went into Contagion's cover here;
  2. Artwork in the ordering lynx panel for the front cover of "The War of the Apocalyptics" is by Ian Bateson, 2009; the rollover image is the front cover of "Phantacea Phase One #2", which was never published; artwork is by Ian Bateson, circa 1986; Bateson's innards for the issue can be found here and here;The Owl in the Juggler's Belly
  3. Artwork in the ordering lynx panel for the front cover of "Feeling Theocidal" is by Verne Andru, 2008; the rollover image is the front cover of "Forever & 40 Days - the Genesis of PHANTACEA", artwork is by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson (cover only), 1990;
    [NOTE: multiple copies of the graphic novel are advertised online but only amazon.com and its affiliates offer never-sold copies of the original print run, and for the original price of $10.00 an issue, supplied by Phantacea Publications — that'd be the same as here, except I don't accept credit cards;]
  4. The small ping here is by Jim McPherson, 2009/10; it is yet another variation of the page and panel backgrounds described here;
  5. The tentative cover for "Janna Fangfingers" may not be tentative much longer;
  6. Hieronymous Bosch's Juggler is from the Garden of Earthly Delights, which is in Madrid's Prado museum; its double-click is of a somehow amalgamated, hence perhaps hellish fruit dancer(s); it's taken from the same absolutely astonishing painting; the owl atop him (them) might be Metowl (Metisophia as she appears in "Janna Fangfingers", the third mini-novel extracted from 1000-Daze); as per here, Metowl is on the front cover of Fangers but, if you look closely at the Bosch, the same owl may be depicted in the Juggler's belly; double-click here for an even a better view then recollect ringots, of which see also here and here; a note re the Juggler is here; the Serendipity entry re the Fruit Dancers' owl from Bosch's Garden is here;
  7. The page and cell backgrounds on this page are as per here
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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' web-page. 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.

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

| Spring 2010 | Winter 2009/10 | Summer 2009 | Spring 2008 | Autumn 2007 | Summer 2007 | 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 | February 1999 | November 1998 | August 1998 | Samplings from other Not So Recent Commentaries | June-March '97 | February '97-July '96 |

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The background image for this page is a variation of a black and white collage/cover prepared for the bonus chapter added to the end of War-Pox. It's from "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", a phantacea Mythos mosaic novel broken up and published as three mini-novels ("The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers"); a colour version of it is here; notes and some of the shots that went into these collages can also be seen here, here and here; as for why Durer's 4 Horsemen are reminiscent of Thrygragos Lazareme and his firstborn Unities, that's here;

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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')

Ordering Information for PHANTACEA Mythos comic books, graphic novels, standalone novels, mini-novels and e-booksSun-moon-kissing logo first seen on back cover of Helios on the Moon, 2015; photo by Jim McPherson, 2014

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Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos (pH-Webworld): http://www.phantacea.info

Jim McPherson's Phantacea Blog (pHantaBlog): http://www.phantacea.com/blog

pHantacea on pHacebook: http://www.facebook.com/phantacea

pHantacea on pHlickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/89008792@N06/galleries/

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Jim McPherson's pre-2010 Travels: http://members.shaw.ca/jmcptimps

The Wonderful Weather Wizard of Oz's 2011 Travels Site: http://members.shaw.ca/jmcp_oz11/index.htm

Jim McPherson's post-2010 Travels: http://members.shaw.ca/jmcp1749

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