Now for something completely different, at least for DC recently. Put away the capes and cowls, because a new fantasy world is being brought to life. DC has announced The Last God: Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles. The story will be written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Last Sons of America, Aquaman) with art from Art by Riccardo Federici (Dark Nights: Metal, Aquaman), colors by Sunny Gho with Dean White and cover art by Kai Carpenter (Books of Magic).
Here’s what we know: Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity. But it did not last. The Last God tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat…30 years apart. One group doomed their world with their lies, the other must save it. The Last God: Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles is a high-octane, no-holds-barred dark fantasy epic.
Take a look for yourself:
That’s just ONE PAGE! How crazy good does this look? I’m a huge PKJ fan anyway, but this could really take things to a whole other level.
In a statement released by DC, Johnson said, “The Last God is my chance to bring new fans into the comics community, and maybe even introduce some hardcore comics fans to high fantasy. The fantasy genre is an insane playground with no rules… you can ride a crazy idea as far as your imagination will take you, which makes it perfect for horror,” Johnson says. “But despite that, truly all-in horror/high fantasy mash-ups are rare, and I don’t think I’m the only one who wants one. In every fantasy series I ever read, the scary parts were always the most fun, and I always wanted to see more.”
If that wasn’t enough, Johnson also composed an overture for the book! Check it out:
In the words of Russell Crowe, “ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?” The Last God #1 comes out October 30th at your locals comic book and digital retailers. Get those orders in soon, final order cutoff is October 7th.
Photo Credits: DC Comics