Rather, it would have if the Damnation Brigade storyline had continued in comic book form. It didn’t, and probably won’t, but for Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, prose has long been the way to go.
Additional mini-novels in this series will appear over the course of the next couple of years
In terms of pure prose, there are (as one might expect) three books in ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ fantasy trilogy.
All three books in the equally epic ‘Launch 1980′ story cycle have now been published. (“Helios on the Moon“, the third and final, full length novel in the story cycle, came out in the Autumn of 2014.)
The ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle is Jim McPherson’s personal project to novelize the entire Phantacea comic book series.
“Goddess Gambit“, Book Three of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ trilogy, is also largely based on events depicted in the comic book series.
However, Jim McPherson’s now admits that he was woefully misinformed during the course of writing the comic books. For some reason, the real story, the one that makes up a good percentage of the novel, ended a whole lot more terminally for one character in particular.
All the books are standalone, even the three mini-novels composing “The 1000 Days of Disbelief“, Book Two of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’ trilogy. Lynx to excerpts from the books can be found here. As per here, you can even peruse parts of some of them online.
Follow the highlighted lynx to their dedicated webpages:
- “Feeling Theocidal“, 2008, Book One of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’
- “The War of the Apocalyptics“, 2009, the first entry in the ‘Launch 1980′ story cycle
- “The Thousand Days of Disbelief“, 2010-11, Book Two of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’
- “Goddess Gambit“, 2012, Book Three of ‘The Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories’
- “Nuclear Dragons“, 2013, Book Two of the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle
- “Helios on the Moon“, 2014, Book Three of the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle
- “Decimation Damnation“, 2016, the first mini-novel extracted from the open-ended saga of “Wilderwitch’s Babies” and the effective start of Phantacea Phase Two
Covers for the comic books are also on the Phantacea Publications Welcoming Page.
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