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Feeling Theocidal by Jim McPherson

Feeling Theocidal

by Jim McPherson

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Jim McPherson, creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, will be tending the Phantacea Publications table at the Vancouver Comicon Sunday 9 November 2014 from 11 to 5 pm. Ricardo Sandoval, covers artist for "Helios on the Moon" will be with him at least part of the time. More information is here.

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"Helios on the Moon", the third and final entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle, should be out in late October 2014.

Its preamble and a possible back cover blurb are on pHantaBlog. A 'work-in-progress' cover is on pH-Webworld. Excerpts from the novel, some of which will likely be editted out of the print version, link from Phantacea Publications' main menu. It marks the concluding chapter of Jim McPherson long term project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series. The first two entries in the trilogy are "The War of the Apocalyptics" and "Nuclear Dragon", which was written at the same time as "Helios on the Moon". More here.

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From Comics to Novels

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Phantacea Revisited graphic novels morph into full length Phantacea Mythos mosaic novels; only the beginnings, middles and endings have changed to protect what really happened

Cataclysm Catalyst

The second Phantacea Revisited Graphic Novel

Full cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 1980-2013

Main website is here

Full cover by Verne Andru, 1980-2013

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Internal Artwork Credits

Rollover with Catalyst's artwork credits

Artwork from pH 1-7 as well as Phantacea Phase One #1; samples link from here;

Images in this row double-click here and here; notes on panel background are here

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Phantacea Seven

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Unfinished cover for pH7, artwork by Ian Bateson ca 1980

Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".

Still unpublished-in-print artwork from pH-7 can be seen here.

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

 

Look out below!

Ian Bateson's full cover for Nuclear Dragons, 2013

Cover art by Ian Bateson, 1980/2013

Nuclear Dragons are here!

The second full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle.

Dedicated webpage is here; back cover text can be found here and 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; its Auctorial Preamble is reprinted here, here and here

Lynx to online stores where you can order the book by credit card are here. To order from the publisher, click here.

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

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Centauri Island

- Web-Serial to Novel -

Unpublished Phase One cover by Ian Bateson, circa 1988

The second entry in the 'Launch 1980' epic fantasy has arrived.

At long last, Jim McPherson's project to novelize the Phantacea Comic Book series promised and published in the late Seventies continues.

Ian Bateson's breathtaking wraparound cover for the novel utilizes his own dragons from pH-7. Those from the then 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

NEW: Drive Thru Comics now provides an opportunity to flip through a few pages of the graphic novel.

The link is here.

Also, you can still 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. More free reads featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos link from here.

Guess what isn't coming soon any more?

Text reads Graphic Novel coming soon or here

"Phantacea Revisited #1: The Damnation Brigade"

Hard copies and a Watermarked PDF of the graphic novel can be ordered via 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

Ian Bateson artwork never seen before in print; almost all of pH-5 available for the first time since 1980.

Click here and here for a preview of these pages exclusive to Jim McPherson's long-serving pH-Webworld.

Click here for a b/w ad for the latest graphic novel and its Table of Contents, wherein all the contributing artists are listed.

Images in this row double-click to enlarge here

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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

"Phantacea Revisited #1: The Damnation Brigade"

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

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

Images in this column and the next one are double-clickable from here, here, and, to a lesser degree, here.

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Who or What can stop ...

Variations of the front cover for Nuclear Dragons, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013

"Nuclear Dragons"

The 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle consists of novelizations of the Phantacea Comic Book series' three main storylines: "The War of the Apocalyptics", "Centauri Island" and "Helios on the Moon"

Nuclear Dragons, Hell's Horsemen and Sea Goddess by Ian Bateson; Doc Defiance and the Indescribable Mr No Name by Dave Sim; The Little Trickster by Ian Fry; The Great Man is from a photograph taken in Vienna by Jim McPherson; full lynx here

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Goddess Gambit

Samples of Verne Andru's art, applicable to Goddess Gambit

double-click here to open a separate window featuring the front cover of "Goddess Gambit"; red sampler enlarges here

Phantacea Publications is pleased to announce "Goddess Gambit", the third and final book in 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy, is available for ordering both online and directly from the publisher

Just as exciting for many, e-versions of both "The War of the Apocalyptics" and "Goddess Gambit" are finally available in a variety of formats.

(Please note: At present Phantacea Publications can only accept cheques and money orders. Lynx to an instant ordering site that carries all of Phantacea Publications' novels, mini-novels, e-books and even a few of the Phantacea comic books from last century are at the bottom of this and every page throughout www.phantacea.com.)

"Janna Fangfingers - Sedon's Purge", can now be ordered as both a trade paperback and as the 4th Phantacea e-book.

With its publication, "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories', concludes and, in some respects, the 'Launch 1980' story cycle begins.

Hit here for nearly instant ordering gratification

The Mighty Eye-Mouth in the Sky

Sedonic Eye, image by Ian Bateson, 1986; text and manipulation by Jim McPherson, 2011 by Jim

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Now available from Phantacea Publications

"Goddess Gambit"

In print as well as in a variety of e-book formats

 

In addition to concluding the Glories trilogy, Gambit picks up from where "Janna Fangfingers" left off. As such, it eventually carries on the Launch 1980 story cycle that began in 2009 with "The War of the Apocalyptics".

At 376 pages, including a brief Auctorial Prefatory, the book is considerably longer than any of the other mosaic novels or mini-novels featuring Jim McPherson's phantacea Mythos thus far released.

Suggested list price: $25.00 CAD or USD.

- 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' - Book Three

Starting at the end of November 1980 (Maruta 5980 Year of the Dome), its ensemble cast includes many characters new to Phantacea Publications, though not to the phantacea Mythos.

pdf with 2012 pricelist, prepared by Jim McPhersonAmong them are the fabulous, if fearsome, ever-fishifying Fisherwoman (Scylla Nereid, now over 60 but as formidable as ever), the Hellions' late 60th Century Morrigan (Superior Sarpedon), her husband and fellow Summoning Child Demios (once code-named the Ace of Spades) and her year-older brother, the Master of Weir since 5950 (Saladin Devason).

Colour and b/w ads prepared by Jim McPherson for the release of Goddess Gambit, 2012; artwork by Verne Andru, 2012Welcome back the Legendarian (Jordan 'Q for Quill' Tethys), Bodiless Byron's Firstborn Silverclouds (Savage Storm and Lunar Uma), the Thanatoid Death Gods of Lathakra (King Cold and the Scarlet Empress) and a certain next-to-never-remembered Smiling Fiend (who may or may not yet prove to be the Moloch Sedon slumming).

Why are earthborn demons fighting against the Living and why are Hellion Witches fighting against demons? Aren't they supposed to be allies? They were in Feel Theo, which took place on Mithramas Day 4376, and still were throughout the seven hundred or so years (4824-5495 YD) covered during 1000-Daze — what's changed?

Who is Freespirit Nihila? To her exceedingly short-lived regret, didn't Herta Heartthrob encounter someone very similar, perhaps even identical, to her in Contagion, circa 5476?

Did any members of the Damnation Brigade survive the War of the Apocalyptics? For that matter, did any of the Apocalyptics?

No matter ...

If they're alive and dare trifle with them, Nergal Vetala, the Blood Queen of Hadd, and her soldier, her champion, the Trigregos Titan, whoever he is, will happily kill them.

They'll kill anyone who seeks to play let alone win a Trigregos Gambit at their expense.

Kill them then command their corpses to rise up and kill the more!

Order today!

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Also already here, as e-books too ...

"The Thousand Days of Disbelief"

Front cover and closeup of Tura's Calliope4 covers for 1000 DazePhantacea Publications is pleased to announce the three mini-novels constituting "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories', are available for ordering online by credit card.

Just as happily, "The Death's Head Hellion" and "Contagion Collectors" are available everywhere at $10.00 each. Being longer than its predecessors, "Janna Fangfingers" still goes for the highly reasonable price of $12.00 CAD and USD.

- 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' -
Book Two

Unfortunately, books released through Phantacea Publications cannot as yet be ordered from the publisher by credit card. (Cheques and money orders only, please.)

Back of Sedonic Eye Postcard, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011Devils in Disguise collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011The same as three of the thus-far-published, full-length mosaic novels featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos, "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics" and "Goddess Gambit", 1000-Daze is set in large measure on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head.

Its ensemble cast traces, at the top of the food chain, Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities (the incomparable Harmony, Thunder & Lightning Lord Order and Uncle Abe Chaos) from the unsurpassed heights of their freewheeling unity to the abysmal depths of their inevitably catastrophic disunity.

All three mini-novels contain book-specific character companions. In the 'Anheroic Fantasy Illustrated' tradition of the decades-gone phantacea comic books and graphic novel, augmented versions of these companions are online.

In its entirety 1000-Daze constitutes Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories'. A growing selection of lynx to out-takes from all three parts of the overall novel can be found here.

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Variations of Cover for Feel Theo, artwork by Verne AndruCover for War Pox, art by Ian Bateson, 2008

"Feeling Theocidal -- Thrygragon, Year of the Dome 4376" (Book One of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy), "The War of the Apocalyptics" (the first full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle), the three mini-novels making up "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" (Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories'), "Goddess Gambit" (Book Three of the trilogy and in some respects the second – unless it's the third – entry in the Launch 1980 story sequence) and "Nuclear Dragons" (the second, full-length entry in the Launch 1980 story sequence) should be available at neighbourhood bookstores and public libraries all over the world.

"Janna Fangfingers", the third and final mini-novel comprising 1000-Daze, rather cleverly doubles as a prequel to both Gambit and the Launch 1980 story cycle. In its turn, Endgame-Gambit picks up from where War-Pox leaves off. Part Three of "Nuclear Dragons" connects to both War-Pox and Gambit. Parts One, Two and Four of Nuke also nicely sets up "Helios on the Moon", the last scheduled sequence in the Launch 1980 story cycle.

E-versions of Feel Theo, Hellion, Contagion,Fangers, War-Pox and Gambit are available on the Kindle format exclusively from amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and some of amazon's other European and Asian affiliates.

Kindle e-books can be downloaded for I-Pads and I-Phones as well as a number of other devices. Many have text-to-voice capacity for the visually challenged.

Phantacea Publications e-books are also available in a variety of other formats. Please check your favourite online bookstore to download Phantacea Publications e-books to the device of your choice.

If you don't see the novels or mini-novels displayed at your local book stops, kindly direct purchasing agents and/or booksellers to www.phantacea.com in order to help them rectify such a sad situation.

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Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos

Phantacea Publications Blue Logo

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The 'Launch 1980' story cycle continues ...

Nuclear Dragons

Final cover for Nuclear Dragons rolls over to publisher's mockup of cover


Meanwhile, the Phantacea Revisited series of graphic novels concludes ...

Wraparound covers for Cataclysm Catalyst, art by Verne Andru, 1980-2014

Cataclysm Catalyst


Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

Publicity ad rollovers for Nuclear Dragons and Cataclsym Catalyst


Novelizing the Phantacea comic book series since 2008

Novels to Comics PDF over the Kitty Clysm TOC, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014


Unless otherwise indicated by mouse-rollovers,images found on these pages were prepared by Jim McPherson from a combination of his own photographs and scans from magazines as well as postcards bought in situ.

©copyright Jim McPherson
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phantacea.com is the only website thus far dedicated entirely to print publications featuring Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos. Unless noted differently in the text or image mouse-overs, everything is written, photographed, scanned-in and/or otherwise prepared by Jim McPherson.

Collage of fauns frolicking, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011All sorts of ever-so-pertinent lynx to all sorts of often impertinent web-pages, including where its previous Welcoming Page went, can be accessed from here. That's a dot-ditto for Web Publisher's Commentaries preserved in pH-Webworld.

This particular page also contains a table of graphics with lynx to larger views of the same graphics within this or related websites. As where noted on a slowly increasing number of suchlike graphics tables, you can now double-click on the image in order to enlarge it in a separate window.

Should additionally take this opportunity to mention, hardly for the last time, that Ingram Books and Ingram International has exclusive rights to distribute the most recent phantacea print productions. That means individual copies of "Feeling Theocidal" , "The War of the Apocalyptics" , "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers", "Goddess Gambit" and/or 'Nuclear Dragons' can be ordered from amazon.com and its affiliates, including amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk, as well as from Barnes & Noble.

Budapest's Anonymous, shot by Jim McPherson in 2010Click the lynx provided or go to their sites, type Jim McPherson, PHANTACEA (any case), or the publication's name(s) into their search engine and proceed from there. Better yet, hit here and order via this webpage.

In much the same way, bookstores and bookseller collectives can place bulk orders through the Ingram Book Company, Ingram International and/or Baker & Taylor. I'm assured that the terms you're used to shall apply.

There's a partial list of Ingram's worldwide distribution partners here. I've seen online listings for Feel Theo from as far afield as South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the UK. A friend of mine in Germany ordered and received the book within a few days of doing so; meaning you should be able to order any of the novels or mini-novels wherever you are and in whatever currency you prefer to use.

Or you can email me today and I'll arrange to fill them myself, albeit for a slightly additional cost to cover shipping, tax and customs issues, especially if you reside outside of Canada.

The list price for the first two mosaic novels is $24.00 CAD in Canada and $23.00 USD in the States. Gambit and Nuck-Drags are longer so they are slightly more expensive at $25.00 CAD and USD.

The first two mini-novels go for $7.50 in Canada and the States. Fangers is $10.00. Everything's way more expensive in Australia and perhaps not so much so anywhere, so do your due diligence. As linked from here, the graphic novels, "Forever & 40 Days - the Genesis of PHANTACEA", and ""can be ordered via email from pH-Webworld.

Like Fangers, it is still being sold at its original list price of $10.00 in both Canada and the USA. Remainder copies of the first four PHANTACEA comic books are also available for $5.00 per comic in both currencies. Reprints, when they become available, shall be the same price.

An additional cost of 12% on the complete purchase covers Canadian and provincial taxes. Plus, shipping and handling fees are extra. Be forewarned that I can only accept certified cheques and money orders. Sorry, no Pay Pal or credit cards accepted on this end.

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Phantacea Publications: Copy and paste title of the book you want to look at online.

Currently available are "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers" and "Goddess Gambit"

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Front cover for 4-Ever, artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, ca 1989Front cover for Damnation Brigade graphic novel, artwork by Ian Bateslon, 2012; touch-up by Chris Chuckry, 2012ig

Hit here to initiate orders directly from amazon.com and some its affiliates. Books from Phantacea Publications currently available include "Forever & 40 Days — The Genesis of PHANTACEA", "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics" the three mini-novels constituting "The 1000 Days of Disbelief" (namely "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors" and "Janna Fangfingers"), "Goddess Gambit" and "Nuclear Dragons".

Kindle versions of "Feeling Theocidal", "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors", "Janna Fangfingers", "The War of the Apocalyptics" and "Goddess Gambit" can be ordered exclusively from amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and four of amazon's European affiliates. Check your favourite online sites to order Phantacea Publications e-books in a variety of other formats.

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

Some of the Phantacea comics and graphic novels can be ordered through Drive Thru Comics.

Or, if you prefer to order directly from the publisher, email or send 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.

Please add an additional 12% to cover Canadian and provincial taxes as well as Canada Post rates for shipping. At present Phantacea Publications can only accept certified cheques or money orders.

BookFinder.com lists both of the original versions of the mosaic novels: "Feeling Theocidal" and "The War of the Apocalyptics". Also listed therein are most of the other PHANTACEA Mythos print publications.

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 the novels.

As for the Whole Earth (other than the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head, at least as far as I can say), 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.

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Greetings. Welcome or welcome back, as the case may be, to the Winter 2013/14 update.

The graphic novels "Phantacea Revisited #1: The Damnation Brigade" and "Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclsym Catalyst" + the print and e-versions of PHANTACEA Publications "Feeling Theocidal", "The War of the Apocalyptics", the 1000-Daze mini-novels, "Goddess Gambit" and "Nuclear Dragons" are now available worldwide

As they have since 2008, Ingram Books, Ingram International and Coutts Information (and Library) Service are among those distributing the latest, full-length PHANTACEA Mythos mosaic novels "Goddess Gambit" and "Nuclear Dragons".

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Artwork by Verne Andru, collages by Jim McPherson

Gambit, the first full-length, mosaic novel from Phantacea Publications since 2009, concludes 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy.

It also continues the 'Launch 1980' story cycle that began with "The War of the Apocalyptics". (The framing sequence for "Janna Fangfingers" provided its prequel.)


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Every phantacea print publication is complete unto itself (themselves). All contain the opening chapters of follow-up publications under the phantacea imprint.

Black and white version of 1000 Daze cover by Jim McPherson, 2010Colour version of 1000 Daze cover by Jim McPherson, 2010Jim McPherson did collage-covers for the three mini-novels ("The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors", and "Janna Fangfingers"). Longtime phantacea collaborator Verne Andru did the covers for both Feel Theo and Gambit.

The three mini-novels contain book-specific character companions, as do their e-versions. In the tradition of the phantacea comic books (its motto being 'Anheroic Fantasy Illustrated'), image-laden versions of these companions can also be found here.

Phantacea Publications are released by James H McPherson, Publisher. Contact information below.

As always, good reading!


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The Death's Head Hellion

Cover for The Death's Head Hellion, art prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Tura's Allegory of Spring reminds me of Morgan Abyss, the Master of Weir circa 4825 YDIn 4825 Year of the Dome, forces loyal to the Death Gods of Frozen Lathakra threaten to overwhelm the Utopian Weirdom of Cabalarkon. Its demoniacally-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 firstborn 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?

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Contagion Collectors

Datong Harmonia, collage by Jim McPherson ,2009Cover for Contagion Collectors, artwork prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Despite often violent suppression by forces blinkered by monotheistic absolutism, at the height of the Renaissance seekers after secrets are determined to discover all there is to know about the universe.

Yet, right here on the earth beneath their feet, there is no bigger secret than that there is a Cathonic Dome. The second biggest secret beyond the Cathonic Dome is that a continent the size of Africa lies underneath it.

Two hundred years earlier, someone who knew all there was to know about the Hidden Headworld was none other than the infamous, panpipes-playing Rat Catcher of Hamelin.

Three Outer Earthlings you may have heard of play howsoever-insignificant roles in Contagion. They are Twisted Tommy (Tomas de Torquemada, age 56), Bosco (Hieronymous Bosch, age 26), and Dire (Albrecht Durer, age 4).

Dire and Drang (a hound, not yet a dachshund) are having a wonderful boy/dog adventure until four already much feared riders on psychopomp-steeds burst into their hence no longer exclusive paradise, the Garden of Earthy Delights.

As for the god by then sitting high above them all, in a Brainrock throne planted atop a mushroom cloud, he's the deviant half-son of two of the terrifying riders, the one with the buzzsaw-scales and the one with the bow and already notched arrow.

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Janna Fangfingers

Contagion Collectors aimed to destroy the Inner Earth’s Shining Ones, their devil-gods, by killing off those who would worship them – virtually everyone alive beneath the Cathonic Dome that encloses the Hidden Continent of Sedon’s Head.

Deviant and Devils collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2011Full cover for Janna Fanfingers, text and collage by Jim McPherson, 2011Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities (Harmony, Chaos and Order) thought them sorted after they stormed the Hoodoo Hamlet in 5476 as the four fearsome Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

And so they had … except, it wasn’t just the bringers who needed sorting. It was the poxes and plagues they brought.

The Hidden Headworld needed purging. There could be no doubt of that. Yet the Moloch Sedon had disappeared from the night’s sky years earlier and evinced no signs of returning. Everyone knew what needed to be done yet no one, especially not Thrygragos Everyman, the Lord Laziest of Great Gods, was willing to command the purge begun.

Then someone, ostensibly in the name of love, played a Trigregos Gambit. The Head lost its Balance, capitalized and female. Her immediate brothers regarded each other balefully. No longer restrained, a continental catastrophe of unprecedented proportions ensued.

With calamitous rapidity, nearly 500 years of Panharmonium gave way to seemingly endless despair. The Inner Earth’s populace lost faith in its devil-gods as by far the mightiest of them went at each other unrelentingly, unmindful of those they trampled beneath their rendered-gargantuan feet.

The Dead didn’t stay dead, though. They rose, disbelievers no longer. They battled on, their newly puissant goddess to exalt the higher. Came All-Death Day there were more Dead Things marching than Living Beings breathing, let alone fighting back.

Fecundity no longer, the Vampire Queen of the Dead looked to rule the world – both sides of it!


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Novels and mini-novels are hardly the only PHANTACEA Mythos print publications available for ordering. As per lynx provided below, "Forever & 40 Days - the Genesis of PHANTACEA" can be ordered with credit cards. For the time being, print and (slightly) interactive PDF versions of "Phantacea Revisited #1: The Damnation Brigade" and "Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclsym Catalyst" can only be ordered via Drive Thru Comics and Drive Thru Fiction.

Dependent on location, booksellers and bookseller cooperatives can also place bulk orders for the four full-length novels and three mini-novels via either Ingram Books or Ingram International, as per here.

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The gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, of ancient mythologies have been trivialized, their worship proscribed and the entities themselves mostly confined to another realm.

Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos chronicles their ongoing striving for a return to paramountcy.

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Front cover for 4Ever40, artwork by Ian Fry and Ian Bateson, 1990Culminating in the Genesea (aka the Great Flood of Genesis), the graphic novel, "Forever & 40 Days - the Genesis of PHANTACEA", recounts many of the challenges these then only eventual gods and goddesses faced prior to their apotheosis. Of them, about half take place pre-Earth.

Nothing less than the PHANTACEA version of the origin of the Devil himself highlights this 1990 collection of short featurettes drawn by Ian Fry and initially intended for the phantacea Phase One project.

(Secular Note 1: According to some faiths, fallen angels became devils. They had to have fallen from somewhere, which in Phantacea Mythos books makes them extraterrestrials. Are the heavens not outer space? Of course they are.)

(Pun Alert: As for why Hor looks Japanese on the cover of pH-4Ever, when Jim McPherson first heard about Japan's famous Noh theatre as a kid, he decided it had to be named after Noah. The notion never left whatever else is left of his peabrain.)

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Lilith and Daemonicus, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2010Set primarily on the consequently Inner Earth of Sedon's Head, "Feeling Theocidal" sketches and/or details, more grimly than graphically, many more stories involving these undeniable little gods.

(Secular Note 2: Undeniable because, as per here and here, that is precisely what the word 'devil' means — and don't let anyone tell you any differently.)

Foremost among the tales told is that of Thrygragon. For not just devazurkind in particular, Mithramas 4376 Year of the Dome (Christmas Day 376 AD) may yet prove perhaps the singly most important event in Whole Earth history since Xuthros Hor, the Biblical Noah, caused the Genesea.

Feel Theo also contains an afterword by the author. Albeit with the bonus of three or four contextually nifty photographs taken in Mexico City, it is reprinted, in colour, here.

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A faun mask reminiscent of Dervish Furie, shot in Antigua Guatemala in 2001 by Jim McPhersonA John Sundown type, painting photographed in Merida, Mexico"The War of the Apocalyptics" brings the saga of these little gods, as well as what's left of their much bigger progenitors, into the final fifth of the Twentieth Century our time (the Sixtieth Century of the Dome).

Back cover bluster promises what War-Pox delivers:

"From the creator of the PHANTACEA Mythos and the writer of ‘Feeling Theocidal’ comes Fallen Angel Devils, comes unrelenting Action, comes the Damnation Brigade, comes the first book of the Launch 1980 cycle."

Set on both the Outer and Inner Earth in 19/5980, War-Pox additionally contains a foreword and an afterword by the author. Moreover, as a bonus it ends with the third (originally the first) chapter of 1000-Daze, the immediate sequel to Feeling Theocidal and the second book in ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ trilogy.

War-Pox's Author's Afterword, reprinted here, with colour shots, is not to be missed. In it, Jim McPherson relates a number of Phantacea-specific Serendipitous Sightings he's experienced over the years, including what he spotted in the amazing picture the Egyptian air force took in the late 20s or early 30s of the Giza Plateau. That can't just be a parking lot can it.

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"The 1000 Days of Disbelief" comprises three distinct, complete-unto-itself mini-novels. Each tells of potentially cataclysmic challenges facing Thrygragos Everyman and his firstborn Unities.

No doubt to the Devil's dismay, what begins, perhaps, as a Sedonplay begets a Sedon Plague that necessitates a Sedon Purge.

The highly idiosyncratic manner that the wildly wilful Lazaremists deal with each new threat to their persistent dream of Panharmonium has ramifications for just about everyone alive — and, yes, even dead — right up to the night before the launching of the Cosmic Express from the Outer Earth's Centauri Island on November 30, 1980.

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E-versions of "Feeling Theocidal" and the three mini-novels comprising 1000-Daze were released on the Kindle platform in late 2011. E-versions of "The War of the Apocalyptics" and "Goddess Gambit" came out a year later. There's a list of lynx to extracts from the novels, mini-novels and graphic novels here. Notes and lynx re the mini-novels comprising 1000-Daze can be found on this page starting here. An illustrated, book-specific character companion for the first of them, "The Death's Head Hellion", begins here.

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As detailed at a breathtaking pace in "Goddess Gambit", the Launching of the Cosmic Express has ultimately horrific ramifications on both sides of the Cathonic Zone.Collage made of images representative of The Trigregos Titan, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2012Haunted Dustmound, based on artwork by Verne Andru 2012

Better known as the Sedon Sphere on the Inner Earth of Sedon's Head, none is more immediately disastrous than in Hadd, the Land of the Ambulatory Dead.

Forces of the Living are attempting to re-conquer it. But if Nergal Vetala, the Blood Queen of the Dead, has her way the only thing they'll successfully do is swell her ranks.

Should her champion, by now the Trigregos Titan, triumph over her other foes – including some of her godlike elders in Thrygragos Varuna Mithras as well as her seemingly forever-superior cousins in Thrygragos Everyman and Bodiless Byron – it's not just the Inner Earth she and her thus bloodily bolstered forces will soon overwhelm.

Faced with the viperous menace of Nergal Vetala and her slavish but potentially supremely powerful, devil-slaying soldier, even the usually never-remembered Smiling Fiend has no choice except to do his best imitation of a good guy — to no avail.

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The pHantacea-pHact of the matter is the launching of the Cosmic Express took place on Centauri Island at the end of November 1980. It was destroyed ... Or was it?

No matter. Its destroyers thought it was.  And they’re not done yet.

Final front cover for Nuclear DragonsCollage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013, using the front cover and some shots from the Phantacea comic books

Who or what can stop them? The Menace on the Moon? Silver-armoured Signal System? Supra-Clones? Loxus Abraham Ryne, the eighty year old head of SPACE  ('The Society for the Prevention of Alien Control of Earth')? A couple of middle-aged, newly-minted supranormals named Doc Defiance and Mr. No Name?

A twenty-seven year old who neither knows who his parents were nor what an Amoeba Man was? An obesity who knows far more than he should but is disinclined to share that knowledge with anyone, not even his own son? Or maybe, just maybe, a notorious little trickster who has been seven years old for something like sixty years!

Truth told: How can anyone stop Nuclear Dragons!

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To conclude ...

The four full-length, Phantacea Mythos novels: "Feeling Theocidal" (Book One of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy), "The War of the Apocalyptics" (the first entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle), "Goddess Gambit" (Book Three of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy and the continuation of the 'Launch 1980' story cycle), and "Nuclear Dragons" (the second entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle) can be ordered online for delivery virtually anywhere in the world.

The same holds true for "The Death's Head Hellion", "Contagion Collectors", and "Janna Fangfingers", the three mini-novels comprising 'The 1000 Days of Disbelief' (Book Two of 'The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories' trilogy).

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"Phantacea Revisited #1: The Damnation Brigade" collects the complete D-Brig story sequence from the Phantacea Comic Book series (1977-1980) as well as Phantacea Phase One #1 (1986/7) and #2 (until now unseen in print).

"Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclysm Catalyst" presents the entire Soldier's Saga from the Phantacea Comic Book series (1977-1980). This includes a typo-free reprint of Verne Andru's interior artwork for Phantacea Six; plus, for the first time ever in print, Ian Bateson's Hell's Horsemen sequence intended for Phantacea Seven.

Print copies of the Phantacea Revisited graphic novels are available from the publisher and via Drive Thru Comics. As per here, print copies of Kitty Clysm and a Kindle version of the e-book are now available through amazon-com and many of its affiliates.

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Graphics for early 2014's "Cataclysm Catalyst" and late 2013's "Nuclear Dragons"

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'Launch 1980'

Promo for The War of the Apocalyptics entry in the Launch 1980 story cyclePromo for the Nuclear Dragons entry in the Launch 1980 story cyclePromo for the Helios on the Moon entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle

The 'Launch 1980' story cycle comprises three complete 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 Jim McPherson's now concluded project to novelize the Phantacea comic book series.

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Cataclysm Catalyst

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Postcard of front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst

Main website is here; artwork by Verne Andru; original b/w cover intended for reprint of Phantacea Six circa 1982; later proposed for a never-finished issue of Phantacea Phase One; finally coloured in 2013 for "Cataclysm Catalyst"; more graphics prepared for release are here; mildly interactive PDFs can be downloaded from here; among other places, either a watermarked PDF or a b/w softcover or both together can be ordered online from here;

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"Nuclear Dragons"

Ian Bateson's full cover for Nuclear Dragons, 2013

Final cover for "Nuclear Dragons", the latest full-length novel featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos

Artwork on both the front and back covers is by Ian Bateson, 2013; Jim McPherson's back cover text can also be read here and here

 

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The Second Entry in the 'Launch 1980' Story Cycle

Mockup for full cover of Nuclear Dragons, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2012

Most of the artwork on both the front and back covers is by Ian Bateson ca 1986/7. For more on the two head-like graphics at bottom of back cover, see here.

The latest full-length novel from Phantacea Publications is now available for ordering
(James H McPherson, Publisher)

Cover blow-ups and details are here and here

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Bad Rhad thinks he's won

Flyer for Cataclysm Catalyst, artwork by Verne Andru, 1980/2013

He might be right as well; as for Vetala's Soldier, there are reasons why he's called the Trigregos Titan — he's wearing or wielding the Trigregos Talismans (aka the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories)

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Artwork Credits for Revisited 2

Cataclysm Catalyst's artwork credits

Artwork from pH 1-7 as well as Phantacea Phase One #1; samples link from here

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2014 Price List for Conventions

2014 Price List for Conventions attended by Jim McPherson

These prices only available at the Phantacea Publications table during 2014 conventions attended by Jim McPherson

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From Comics to Novels

Phantacea Revisited graphic novels morph into full length Phantacea Mythos mosaic novels; only the beginnings, middles and endings have changed to protect the truth not revealed until after the comics came out

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Can anything stop ...

Ad for Nuclear Dragons, Ian Bateson artwork 2013; text by Jim McPherson

Ian Bateson artwork, ad prepared by Jim McPherson, (slightly) interactive PDF of the ad is here

 

Can anyone stop ...

Collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013, using the front cover and some shots from the Phantacea comic books

Nuclear Dragons, Hell's Horsemen and Sea Goddess by Ian Bateson; Doc Defiance and the Indescribable Mr No Name by Dave Sim; The Little Trickster by Ian Fry; The Great Man is from a photograph taken in Vienna by Jim McPherson

 

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Nuck Drags Red Squared

Square shot used in reddish bg for panel

Prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013, using Ian Bateson's original, b/w artwork from circa 1979; used for the reddish found in this panel and elsewhere on page

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Centauri Island

Unpublished Phase One cover by Ian Bateson, circa 1988

Cover artwork by Ian Bateson, mid-1980s; intended for the Phantacea Phase One project; unpublished except online, where it was used for the Centauri Island web serial; colour versions of the covers can be found here

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Nuck Drags Mock-Up

Mockup for Nuclear Dragons cover adapted from cover originally intended for Phantacea Seven comic book, artwork by Ian Bateson circa 1980

Cover artwork by Ian Bateson, mid-1980s; intended for the Phantacea Phase One project; unpublished except online, where it was used for the Centauri Island web serial; colour versions of the covers can be found here

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Nuck Drags Yellow Squared

Another square shot used for page background

Page 77 of D-Brig graphic novel; artwork and lettering from pH-5 by Vince Marchesano and friends, 1980

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The Original Six + a Few Afters

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Fabulous Phantacea Covers

| 1977 (pH-1) | 1978 (pH-2) | 1978 (pH-3 - Front) | 1978 (pH-3 - Back) | 1979 (pH-4) | 1980 (pH-5) | 1980 (pH-6) | 1980 Unfinished (pH-7) | 1986/7 (pHz1-1) | 1990 (pH-4Ever) | 2012/3 (pH-Rv1) | 2013/4 (pH-Rv2) |

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Phantacea One

pH1 cover by Dave Sim, 1977

Artwork by Dave Sim, 1977

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Most of Dave Sim's Launching of the Cosmic Express sequence reappeared in "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB). Four pages also appeared in "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst" (Rv2:CC).

The Launch sequence was included as a bonus chapter in the Phantacea Mythos mosaic novel "Goddess Gambit". The complete sequence features in "Nuclear Dragons".

Phantacea Two

pH2 cover by Gordon Parker, 1978

Artwork by Gordon Parker, 1978

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: A couple of pages of Gordon Parker's depiction of the encounter between Rom Kinesis (pre Doc Defiance) and Devil Wind were reprinted in "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB). That entire sequence was novelized in "Nuclear Dragons".

Sean Newton's impressive opening installment of the Soldier's Saga reappears in "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst" (Rv2:CC). The Uncle Universe sequence is retold in the Phantacea Mythos mosaic novel "Helios on the Moon".

Phantacea Three Obverse

pH3 front cover, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: None of the Helios on the Moon sequences in this issue were reproduced in either "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB) or in "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst" (Rv2:CC) due to the pHantacea-pHact it's a different storyline.

It is, however, retold in the Phantacea Mythos mosaic novel "Helios on the Moon". Its cover was also done by (nowadays) Ricardo Sandoval, albeit in 2014

Phantacea Three Verso

Back cover for pH3 by Ian Bateson, 1978

Artwork by Ian Bateson, 1978

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Reproductions of virtually all of the sequences drawn by Verne Andrusiek, Carl Muecke and Ian Bateson for the flip side of this issue appear in "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB).

Exceptions are pages that have been digitally re-lettered by Jim McPherson.

Phantacea Four

pH4 front cover, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1979

Artwork by Ian Bateson, 1979

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Only reproductions of the Byronic Nucleus sequences drawn by Ian Bateson appear in "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB).

Tim Hammell's map of Sedon's Head from pH-3 reappears after the Bateson sequence in the graphic novel. A couple of Verne Andrusiek's pages from this issue also appear in context. Like parts of the map page, Jim McPherson digitally re-lettered aspects of these pages for purposes of clarity.

Phantacea Five

pH5 cover by Ian Bateson over Verne Andrusiek's inks, 1979/80, 19

Inks largely by Verne Andrusiek, 1979/80; Cover coloured, typeset and partially redrawn by Ian Bateson, 1980

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Reproductions of virtually all the sequences drawn by Ian Bateson, Vince Marchesano, various Day Brothers & unaccredited friends, Tim Hammell and George Freeman (with Verne Andrusiek) appear in "Phantacea Revisited: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB).

Phantacea Six

pH6 cover by Verne Andrusiek, 1980

Artwork by Verne Andrusiek, 1980

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Verne Andrusiek drew this entire 32-page issue. It concludes the Soldier's Saga begun in pH-2 by Sean Newton and carried on in issues #4 & #5 by Verne Andrusiek.

Most of the material prepared for the Soldier's Saga reappear in "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst" (Rv2:CC). This time, though, Jim McPherson has painstakingly corrected myriad typos as well as added some judicious updates digitally.

Phantacea Seven (unfinished)

Unfinished cover for pH7, artwork by Ian Bateson ca 1980

Artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: This issue was supposed to conclude both the Launching of Cosmic Express and the Helios on the Moon story cycles. Unfortunately producing it proved a logistical nightmare and it was abandoned.

Only Ian Bateson's Hell's Horsemen sequence was drawn and lettered. Those pages as they were initially submitted can be seen here. The same pages, digitally re-lettered by Jim McPherson in 2014, have finally seen print in "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst" (Rv2:CC).

Phantacea Phase One #1

Phase One cover by Ian Bateson, 1986

Artwork by Ian Bateson, 1987

Original web-presence preserved here

Note: Some the material Ian Bateson redid over Dave Sim's original appears in "Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade" (Rv1:DB).

All of the Devil Wind v/s Demon Land material that Ian Bateson drew for pHz1 #2 also finally sees print in Rv1:DB.

For a sneak preview, go to here and here.

Forever & 40 Days

Front Cover of pH4-Ever, artwork by Ian Fry

Artwork by Ian Bateson over Ian Fry, circa 1989

The first graphic novel from Phantacea Publications came out in 1990.

Drawn entirely by Ian Fry, it was made up of backup sequences intended for the pHz1 project.

Artwork for the cover was finished by Ian Bateson over Ian Fry's original.

The pH-4Ever webpage is here.

Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade

Front cover for pHRev1, artwork by Ian Bateson, touch-up by Chris Chuckry, 2012

Artwork by Ian Bateson, 1987/2012

Collects the entire Damnation Brigade storyline from pH 1-5 (1977-1980), pHz1 #1 (1987) and pHz1 #2 (unpublished).

Earlier reproductions of Ian Bateson's until now unpublished artwork for the pHz1 project can be found here and here.

The graphic novel's webpage is here.

Chris Chuckry did some facial touch-up work on the Untouchable Diver, the Elemental Twins, Gloriel and the Witch

Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst

Front of flyer for Cataclysm Catalyst, art by Verne Andru, 2013

Artwork by Verne Andru, 1982-87/2013

Corrects and collects the entire Soldier's Saga from pH 2-6; starts with the Launching of the Cosmic Express as drawn by Dave Sim, 1977; continues with Phantacea's origin of the Devil Sedon as drawn by Ian Fry, ca 1986/7; and concludes with Ian Bateson's 6-page, Hell's Horsemen sequence intended for Phantacea Seven, 1980, as digitally re-lettered by Jim McPherson, 2014.

The graphic novel's webpage is here.

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Background images for this panel and a few others on this page are variations of the collages displayed here and here. Notes on the Kitty Clysm specific backgrounds are here and here

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Forever & 40 Days

1990 Graphic Novel

Front Cover of pH4-Ever, artwork by Ian Fry

Genesis of the PHANTACEA Mythos; dedicated webpage is here

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Feeling Theocidal

2008 Full Length Novel

Front Cover for "Feeling Theocidal", a PHANTACEA Mythos Print Publication, Artwork by Verne Andru, 2008

Book One in the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories trilogy; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated webpage is here

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The War of the Apocalyptics

2009 Full Length Novel

Front Cover for War of the Apocalyptics, artwork by Ian Bateson 2009

Opening entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated webpage is here

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The Death's Head Hellion

2010 Mini-Novel

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

Commences "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two in the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories trilogy; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated website is here

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Contagion Collectors

2010 Mini-Novel

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

Continues "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two in the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories trilogy; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated website is here

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Janna Fangfingers

2011 Mini-Novel

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

Concludes "The 1000 Days of Disbelief", Book Two in the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories trilogy; doubles as the prequel to the Launch 1980 story cycle; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated website is here

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Goddess Gambit

2012 Full Length Novel

Front Cover for Goddess Gambit, artwork by Verne Andru, 2011/12

Book Three in the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories trilogy; eventually meshes with the Launch 1980 story cycle; also available in a variety of e-book formats; dedicated webpage is here

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Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade

120 page Graphic Novel

Front cover for Damnation Brigade graphic novel, art by Ian Bateson, touch up by Chris Chuckry, 2012

Published in 2013; artwork from pH 1-5 (1977-1980), pHz1 #1 (1987) and pHz1 #2 (unpublished), of which more is here; dedicated webpage is here

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Nuclear Dragons

2013 Full Length Novel

Final front cover for Nuclear Dragons

The for sure second, full length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, cover art by Ian Bateson; recounts, in four parts, the actual launch of the Cosmic Express and the immediate ramifications of its apparent destruction particularly on its launch site, the Outer Earth's Centauri Island; dedicated webpage is here

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Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst

96 page Graphic Novel

Ad incorporating the front cover for the Cataclysm Catalyst graphic novel, art by Verne Andru, ad prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014

Published in 2014; artwork from pH 1-7 (1977-1980) and pHz1 #1 (1987), dedicated webpage is here

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Launch 1980

Promo for The War of the Apocalyptics entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle

Promo for the Nuclear Dragons entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle

Promo for the Helios on the Moon entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle

Trilogy completed in 2014; Phantacea Mythos story cycle novelizing the Phantacea comic book series

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Helios on the Moon

2014 Full Length Novel

Final front cover for Helios on the Moon

The climactic, full length entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, cover art by Ricardo Sandoval; the Dual Entities have been back in their own timeline for a few years now; they're trying to change things for the better; how often does that work out; dedicated webpage is here

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