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Phantacea Publications in Print

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 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

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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Jim McPherson's PHANTACEA Mythos

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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

- Four part, multiple character, full-length, 2013 Phantacea Mythos novel now available from Phantacea Publications -

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Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

Publicity ad rolls over to final front cover for Nuclear Dragons

Final covers artwork for "Nuclear Dragons" are by Ian Bateson, 2013; unless otherwise indicated by mouse-rollovers, additional 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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Nuclear Dragons - The Twenty Second Synopsis

'The Worldwide Order with the Right to Life and Death' thinks it has destroyed the Cosmic Express. Its next task is the destruction of Centauri Island. But first WORLD wants its secrets. And its master scientists: Professor Romaine Kinesis and Doctor Hiyati Samarand in particular.

Variations of black and white version of the cover intended for Phantacea Three, artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980; coloured rollover prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013Daemonicus could care less about Centauri Island anymore. Or the Worldwide Order, for that matter.

The horrifying, shadow-cloaked, Satan-skinned, three-eyed, panpipe-playing, polydactyl wraith is quite prepared to unleash Sharkczar, Crystallion, Hell's Horsemen, their atomic firedrakes and whatever else is on the Phantom Freighter floating – better make that flitting – in and out of somehow nearby between-space with or without WORLD's cooperation!

Whoa! Whatever else? What can be more terrifying, not to mention destructive, than atomic firedrakes — nothing less than the titular Nuclear Dragons? Not much, that’s for sure, but ...Page and panel background images prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013, utilizing cover Ian Bateson prepared by Phantacea Seven in 1980

How about unaging supranormals or clones thereof? How about Strife, an altogether malicious Spirit Being who survives between-space and possesses life-loving Anthean witches that dare traverse it? How about aliens on the Moon or Psychic Siblings or Silver Signallers or, yes, a disembodied brain held in his long-thought-dead sister’s box-like equivalent of a bottomless bag, or kibisis, a disembodied brain whose missing body may well have died a quarter century earlier?

How about a Gypsium Man, a Multivoid, a fairy-sort who has been seven years old for sixty years, over a dozen devils rarely seen in Phantacea Mythos print productions until now? How about, well …

Put it this way. Not everyone dies. Otherwise there wouldn't be a third volume of the 'Launch 1980' story cycle scheduled to be released by Phantacea Publications in 2014.

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Nuclear Dragons - Front and Back Covers

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

Artwork in both panels by Ian Bateson, 1980/2013; Text by Jim McPherson

 

 

Back Cover Text

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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.

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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Nuclear Dragons - Auctorial Preamble

Sometimes one thing leads to all sorts of other things.
Which, in turn, begs the question: How much back story is too much back story?

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In some respects, the book-in-hand could be considered two extended prologues, or preludes, and a mini-novel. One prelude, ‘Indescribable Defiance’, definitely leads into “Helios on the Moon”, the upcoming third entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle. That much I can tell you. As you might expect it also leads into the second prelude, ‘The Strife Virus’.

What I can’t tell you is what that leads into, other than the mini-novel itself obviously, which is also “Nuclear Dragons” proper. That’s because I still haven’t decided where to go after Helios. Quite conceivably I’ll carry on with the Outer Earth aspect of this here PHANTACEA Mythos.

That being the case, the second prelude will also lead into it. I might even call the post-Helios story sequence “Outer Earthlings”. After all, titles are mutable. For example, this book was supposed to be called “Centauri Island”, where virtually all of it’s set. Needless to say, not just the title didn’t turn out that way.

That said, what with Crystallion, Hell’s Horsemen, and their titular atomic firedrakes on the way, in all probability any Outer Earth follow-up won’t take place on what’s left of Centauri. Unless it’s set prior to 1980, that is, which actually is a possibility.

I can also tell you that the 5980 framing story of the “Janna Fangfingers” mini-novel leads to the same place, albeit the book-in-hand as a whole. Then again, Fangers also leads into “Goddess Gambit”, the third and final instalment of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ epic trilogy.

Of course, in its turn Gambit eventually picks up from where “The War of the Apocalyptics”, the first entry in the Launch 1980 story cycle, left off. Hence my opening statement. To which I could have added: ‘Whereupon said other things invariably lead into many more other things’. (So-called Shared World writing certainly does get complicated.)

Indeed, Fangers’ sixth chapter, ‘Contacting the Stars’, features two of Nuke’s major characters in such a way that its readers may not even realize they’re in both books until midway through ‘Mind Tap’, the first chapter of said book-in-hand. That being the case it perhaps behooves the writer-at-hand to quote from a pertinent passage of Fangers.

Should first note that Devauray is our Saturday. Should additionally note that neither Gottfried Kenton nor Jordan Tethys appear in Nuke. As for the herein referenced Mr Centauri, he more or less does. (Except that, this time, when it comes to him it’s almost always a matter of more.) Beyond that, well, um, I’ve probably said too much already.

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Kenton reached into his suit pocket – only a guy like Kenton would wear a suit on a Devauray morning – and pulled out a list of names. “Be a goose and have a gander at these goslings; I mean godlings. Bet you could do a damn fine series of portraits of this loathsome load, as Mr Centauri reckons most of them.”

Tethys obliged. The list had over fifty names on it. Some weren’t names real devils used – not that devils used names as such, just called each other by their attributes – but he had no trouble visualiz­ing each and every one of them. Kenton’s smile was unwavering and the scar in the middle of Tethys’s forehead hadn’t stopped itching since he first beheld the glad-handing bastard through the peephole upstairs.
That only ever happened when …

“What I meant was, if they’re devils, they’re fourth generational devils. And surely your Illuminaries have told you there’s no such thing. More likely they’re deviants, the offspring of regular men and women possessed by Tantal Thanatos and his sister-wife Methandra, Mithras’s Virgin obviously no longer. For one thing, they were born in pairs, not triplets, and something else everyone knows is Master Devas are born in litters of three.”

“Yet Illuminaries have a Constellation Thanatos don’t they. As it happens, I’ve one of those very things, their star charts, right here in my briefcase if you want proof.” Correction, only a guy like Gottfried Kenton would wear a suit and carry a briefcase on a Devauray morning.

He placed it on the table, opened it up, pulled the map of the night’s sky out of it, shut it, and laid the star-chart atop it. His briefcase wasn’t all he opened. [Most devils {Shining Ones} have three eyes; they also have subtle matter bodies, meaning they can hide or reveal their third one at will.] Neither was his voice his anymore.

“Now let’s scrap the pleasantries, shall we.”

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A few pages later on we have the following sequence.

The first speaker is the aforementioned Jordan Tethys, aka the legendary 30-Year Man, also 30-Beers. He’s the hero of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ epic trilogy. If a PHANTACEA Mythos series can have heroes, that is. (Which, seeing as how it’s Anheroic fantasy – meaning ‘without heroes’ – it can’t.)

The second speaker is not the titular Janna Fangfingers, though she was named after her. It’s Janna St Peche-Montressor. She doesn’t appear in Nuke either. However, her husband does and so does the devil who isn’t possessing her in this passage. They’re two of Alfredo Sentalli’s Untouchables.

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“You’ve always struck me as more sensible than sensitive, Janna. Tell me, you have any idea why I wrote this?” He flipped to another page. His Brainrock quill had a much better memory than he did. While he was in his Zen-state it had rewritten what he’d last used it to write, though he somehow sensed not so much in the sky as within it, if that made sense.

‘Rendezvous here’,” she read. Carefully considered her response: “Nope. You?”

His sketchpad suddenly burst into flames. He hated it when that happened. Hated it even more when he had no idea why it happened. He dropped it with a yelp. They watched as it burnt into a cinder. Both registered the letter ‘D’,drawn at an angle of 90 degrees clockwise, linger glowingly before surrendering to ash’s inevitable triumph.

“Not anymore. I like this life too much the way it is. How about APM, SPM?”

Janna looked shaken, not stirred. For a change she didn’t say ‘not possessed, Jordy’; said instead: “Got a spare beer?”

She had his while he went to the infirmary.

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Might Kenton in the first blockquote have been possessed by the ‘D’ in the second? And, if so, why was this ‘D’ trying to get Tethys (who, thanks to his Brainrock quill, more so than any innate talent, is an extremely gifted artist) to draw portraits of over fifty named devils, including those in Constellation Thanatos?

To send them an invitation of course. And, given they’re now stars in the night’s sky, what’s with the coordinates on the star map? Answer to that is obviously why he wrote: ‘Rendezvous here’. Which in turn leads us back to the book-in-hand as well as the answer to the query I posed at the outset. Which is: It depends.

Thanks for that you might be saying. But it does and, in the interests of brevity, if hopefully not at the cost of clarity, I’ve chopped bags of back stories already. As near as I can make out, short of eliminating them altogether, there are a number ways of dealing with what’s left. Character companions, parentheses, footnotes and/or an addendum come to mind. I’ve chosen parentheses.

While the reader can skip them as he or she pleases, I’d recommend perusal. Especially when in comes to Nuclear Dragons, I do some of my best work in parentheses.


Jim McPherson
Creator/Writer
The PHANTACEA Mythos

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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 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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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 backgrounds found in this panel and elsewhere on page

 

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

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

Unfinished cover artwork by Ian Bateson, 1980; intended for Phantacea Seven; unpublished except online, where it was first used for the Centauri Island web serial; colour versions of the finished covers can be found here

Nuck Drags Yellow Squared

Another square shot used for page background

Prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013, using Ian Bateson's final, full-colour artwork; used for the yellowish backgrounds found in this panel and elsewhere on page

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Can anything stop ...

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

Not helicopter gunships, ground-based missiles or even a Gypsium Curtain

Crystallion leads

Variations of front cover artwork by Ian Bateson, rollover prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013

Nothing happens in Nuck-Drags on Sedon's Head that a first time reader of the Phantacea Mythos would pick up

Hell's Horsemen

Variations of front cover artwork by Ian Bateson, rollover prepared by Jim McPherson, 2013

First time readers might wonder where atomic firedrakes come from, however

Can anyone stop ...

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

Plenty try, though not Doc Defiance or the Indescribable Mr NoName, who've left Centauri Island by the time they strike

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Coming Next ...

Helios on the Moon, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; variation by Jim McPherson, 2013

"Helios on the Moon", the final entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

Colour variation of Richard Sandoval's Helios on the Moon cover for Phantacea Three prepared by Jim McPherson for inclusion at the end of the "Nuclear Dragons" trade paperback

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Helios on the Moon, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978; variation by Jim McPherson, 2013

"Helios on the Moon", the final entry in the 'Launch 1980' story cycle

Black and white variation of Richard Sandoval's Helios on the Moon cover for Phantacea Three prepared by Jim McPherson for inclusion within the "Nuclear Dragons" trade paperback

From Comic Books to Web-Serial

The Helios on the Moon sequences from pH-2, pH-3 and pH-4 have yet to be reprinted

However, the Helios on the Moon web-serial is being expanded and should appear as a full-length novel in 2014

From Web-Serial to Novel

Gold-trimmed version of pH-3 cover, artwork by Richard Sandoval, 1978

Richard Sandoval's front cover for the Helios on the Moon upside of Phantacea Three

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Up, up, and away to the Moon

China Syndromed, taken from BBC Online

Shot reminiscent of panel towards end of "Cataclysm Catalyst";

Inspiration for this row is Ian Bateson artwork originally intended for Phantacea Seven (pH-7); the specific page (#5 in sequence) enlarges in a separate window from here

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Getting Reverse China Syndromed off Centauri Island in December 1980

Variations of an image taken from BBC reminiscent of Nuclear Dragons getting China Syndromed

In the movie of the same name, the term "China syndrome" refers a nuclear meltdown scenario so named for the fanciful idea that there would be nothing to stop the meltdown tunneling its way to the other side of the world ("China"). This graphic seems to suggest that a Reverse China Syndrome effect has severe implications for the perceived alien Menace on the Moon in December 1980

Spoiler Alert: If you really want to know what this graphic, taken from the BBC online in 2015, then adjusted slightly, has to do with Crystallion, Hell's Horsemen and their atomic firedrakes have a boo here

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Please don't call it 'Kitty Clysm'

Jim McPherson, Kitty Cllage made up of elements of the cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, 2014

The second Phantacea Revisited graphic novel is called "Cataclysm Catalyst". It contains the re-lettered version of Ian Bateson's artwork for the Hell's Horsmen sequence intended for pH-7.

This graphic double-clicks here whereas a rather striking rendition of it and its double-click can also be seen here.

Note the rings in the double-click. As much as it might look like it in the graphic next door, Ringleader does not appear in "Nuclear Dragons"

Artwork by Verne Andru; collages by Jim McPherson
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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
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Anheroic Fantasy Novels, Graphic Novels and Mini-Novels

Phantacea Publications

- Since 1977 -

- Forever & 40 Days - Feeling Theocidal - The War of the Apocalyptics - The Death's Head Hellion - Contagion Collectors - Janna Fangfingers - Goddess Gambit - The Damnation Brigade - Nuclear Dragons - Cataclysm Catalyst - Launch 1980 - Helios on the Moon -

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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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