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"Cataclysm Catalyst" - A Phantacea Revisited Graphic Novel

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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

Rhadamanthys Revealed

The never-remembered Smiling Fiend manifests memorably over Diminished Dustmound

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

"Phantacea Revisited #2: Cataclysm Catalyst"

Full cover by Verne Andru, 1980, 1982, 2013, 2014

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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 Revisited 1

B/w first and last pages from DB graphic novel

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

Hit here to see what else is currently available there

Look inside great swaths of 'Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade' 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 as well as 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

Images in this row double-click to enlarge here

The entirety of Ian Bateson's contribution to 'Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade'can be seen here then 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Ian Bateson's unpublished artwork from Phantacea Seven provides the basis for the first full-length phantacea Mythos Mosaic Novel since "Goddess Gambit".

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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.

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

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Centauri Island

- Web-Serial to Novel -

Unpublished Phase One cover by Ian Bateson, circa 1988

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

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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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 276 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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"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.

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Book Two

Unfortunately, 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 the two thus-far-published, full-length mosaic novels featuring Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos, "Feeling Theocidal" and "The War of the Apocalyptics", 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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The cover for War of the Apocalyptics, Ian Bateson, 2009, with a rollover of an alternative cover for the same book prepared by Jim McPherson, 2003The front cover for Feeling Theocidal, artwork by Verne Andru, 2008, with a rollover collage prepared by Jim McPherson, 2008, for the same book

"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

pH-publications blue logo, prepared by jim mcpherson, 2013

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Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst

Cover and alternate cover for Cataclysm Catalyst, art by Verne Andru

- 2014 Graphic Novel now available from Phantacea Publications -

 

The background image for this table are as per here. Additional background images for this page are as per here.

Anheroic Fantasy since 1977

Front cover and alternate for Goddess Gambit

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 1977 - 2012 Jim McPherson
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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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Front and Back Cover for "Phantacea Revisited 2: Cataclysm Catalyst"

Phantacea Publications (James H McPherson, Publisher). Cover artwork by Verne Andru, 1980-1987-2013. Text by Jim McPherson, 2014.

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Anheroic Fantasy Illustrated
PHANTACEA

Final full cover for D-Brig graphic novel, artwork by Ian Bateson, 2012, touch-up by Chris Chuckry, 2012

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Phantacea Publications (James H. McPherson, Publisher), presents a PHANTACEA Mythos Graphic Novel

The Ten-Second Synopsis

A 94-page, black and white graphic novel extracted from Phantacea One to Six (1977-1980), Phantacea Seven (unpublished) and Phantacea Phase One #1.

Characters appearing in Cataclysm graphic novelTells the story of the Launching of the Cosmic Express, its apparent destruction due to WORLD’s Kamikaze craft, and what becomes of one of the Express’s Cosmicaptains after he encounters Nergal Vetala, the Vampire Queen of the Dead, on the Inner Earth of Sedon's Head.

Also details efforts made by King Cold and the Scarlet Empress to reunite the Family Thanatos on the Frozen Island of Lathakra;

Concludes with the assault of Hell’s Horsemen, riding Nuclear Dragons, on Centauri Island and the likely annihilation of the thought-alien menace detected on the Outer Earth’s Moon two years earlier.

Back Cover Blurb

Cataclysm Catalyst

Cutouts from cover rearranged

Phantacea Revisited 2

He fell from the sky.

She made him more alive than ever.

Wildly divergent allies on both sides of the Whole Earth – and the Moon above – strive to resist the will-sapping might of demon-devils.

Yet even the forever Smiling Fiend, faced with the rejuvenated Vampire Queen of the Dead and her slavish, devil-slaying soldier, may come to regret seeking to destroy the Cosmic Express.

From the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos and amazing illustrators such as Dave Sim (Cerebus the Aardvark) and Verne Andru (420) comes bravura storytelling and groundbreaking artwork gleaned from the pages of Phantacea One to Seven.

©copyright Jim McPherson

 

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Graphics prepared for the launch of "Cataclysm Catalyst" around Ostara (Mid-Spring) 2014

Cataclysm Catalyst

| Front of a Phantacea Publications postcard featuring cover artwork for "Cataclysm Catalyst" | Additional Cover Notes | Back and Front PDF-blurbs for "Cataclysm Catalyst" | B/W Forbearers | Background Collages | Bad Rhad has always been a polarizing figure | Incomplete Table of Covers for Phantacea Publications | Covers for Comics and Graphic Novels | Notes on the Page and Panel Backgrounds |

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Cataclysm Catalyst

- Phantacea Revisited 2 -

Postcard of front cover for Cataclysm Catalyst

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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Bad Rhad thinks he's won

He might be right as well

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

As for Vetala's Soldier, the shirtless fellow rushing at him, there are reasons why he's called the Trigregos Titan — he's wearing or wielding the Trigregos Talismans (aka the Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories)

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

Phantacea Five and Six along with Phantacea Phase One #1 sold out long ago, so the two Revisted graphic novels (pH-Rev1 & pH-Rev2) are the only place you can find them except online at exorbitant prices.

As for Phantacea Seven, only the six pages reproduced here were ever produced

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

 

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.

Jim McPherson employed extant scripts and notes leftover from the comic book series in order to novelize the Launch 1980 story cycle.

"Goddess Gambit", however, is vastly enlarged compared to Kitty Clysm. It was rewritten to end the epic Thrice-Cursed Godly Glories fantasy trilogy

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For Phase One #12

Bad Rhad b/w, art by Verne Andru, 198?

BTW, Phantacea Phase One #12 doesn't exist except in script form

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Rhadamanthys Revealed

Tinted version of Bad Rhad full cover

A tinted version of what eventually came to become the full-colour cover for "Cataclysm Catalyst"; double-click to see it again

For B/w Ads

Bad Rhad 4 Kitty

BTW, Kitty-Clysm does exist, in both print and digital formats; there's a colour cover, too. It double-clicks next door <==

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So, Bad Rhad, whose skull is that anyhow?

Bad Rhad with Skull, art by Verne Andru, prepared by Jim McPherson

Surely it's not yours, not originally anyhow. By the way who are you?

Judge Druj, like in "Feeling Theocidal", where it's acknowledged that 'Druj' means 'Lie'? Tomcat Tattletale, whom otherwise incomparable Harmony rather inexplicably fancies throughout "The 1000 Days of Disbelief"?

What about Daemonicus, Smiler, the Smiling Fiend? Or, maybe, just maybe, are you the Ahriman in the VAM Entity?

How about, all of the above?

 

Might it have once belonged to Daddy Mithras?

Mithras's skull, artwork by Verne Andru, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014

Who's actually Brother Mithras, isn't he? Unless he's Brother Varuna. At least he is one or the other according to you in both "Feeling Theocidal" and "Goddess Gambit" anyhow.

You're pointing past the bad guy, Harry

Zeross and Bad Rhad, artwork by Verne Andru, prepared by JIm McPherson, 2014

Not that, even if you survive, you'll remember it. No one can ever remember the Smiling Fiend if he's not there. Even if he is, you'll only realize who he is if he lets you.

Which do you prefer -- Brainrock Blings or Gypsium Rings?

Zeross with Bad Rhad, artwork by Verne Andru, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014

Aristotle 'Harry' Zeross, aka Rings, Kid Ringo, Ringleader, is a Phantacea stalwart. Go to the Search Engine at the top of the top and look him up, under any name.

He first appeared in Phantacea Four but virtually all of his appearances are reprinted in Kitty Clysm.

 

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Bad Rhad has always been a polarizing figure

Polarized version Bad Rhad graphic using artwork by Verne Andru, prepared by Jim McPherson, 2914

Whenever anyone remembers him, that is.

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Page and Panel Backgrounds specific for Kitty Clysm Webpage

Background pngs prepared by Jim McPherson, 2014; artwork Verne Andru

The Smiling Fiend is only memorable thanks to Jim McPherson's Phantacea Mythos. Before it began no one could remember who he was, not unless he was standing right in front of you and, even then, only if he wanted you to remember who he was.

Make that the two 'whos' he was (or is) since he's a fused entity, the lone such being in the entire cosmos. According to this version of his own history, his devic self the 'A' in the VAM Entity, Thrygragos Sedon's first born. He's also a demon, the original Demon King in pHanta-pHact, Daemonicus.

The A stands for Ahriman or Aryanman, but he's myrionymous; goes by any number of different names: Smiler and Judge Druj (Druj = the Lie in Zoroastrianism) being two of the most frequent. In the Phantacea comics he was often called Rhadamanthys, hence the subtitle in the tinted version of a mid-eighties version of the cover here.

In 2014, Jim McPherson prepared all the Kitty-specific background images in the panels on this page using Verne Andru's fully coloured artwork here. They double-click here. Addtional cover notes are 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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The Original Six + a Few Afters

Anheroic Fantasy Illustrated

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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