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Celebrating a Quarter Century Plus of Anheroic Fantasy

  1. Featured Story: D-Brig 3 Go to Hell
  2. Introductory Remarks
  3. Hestia Housekeeping
  4. Today's Topic: Anheroic Fantasy Hotspots
  5. "Godly Caterwauling": A Travels in my Pants Photo Essay
  6. Latest List of Sites with Loads of Graphics
  7. Latest List of Lynx to Samplings of previous Web-Publisher's Commentaries
  8. Phantacea Publications available in print and digitally

Summer 2003
Grahic reading Celebrating a Quarter Century of PHANTACEA prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson in 2002
PHANTACEA Gets Downsized

PHANTACEA on the Web

  • written by Jim McPherson
  • unless otherwise noted the web-design, photographs and/or scanning are by Jim McPherson
  • credits for additional artwork is as noted in the mouse-over text

© copyright 2003 Jim McPherson


 

[Featured Story logo done on Photoshop by Jim McPherson, Year 2002]

The former Kronokronos Supreme pointed to the placard above the entrance. It was in archaic Italian writing and read: 'LASCIATE OGNI SPERANZA VOI CH'ENTRATE'.

 

"What's it say, Rider?" asked Furie.

 

"Abandon all hope you who enter," she translated. "It's from Dante."

 

Akbar ripped the placard off the wall, tore off all except the middle word then hammered it back onto the wall and opened the door. They may be in Hell on Earth but they were going to live in a house named 'SPERANZA', -- Hope!

 

-- from 'HOPE IN HELL', the first chapter of "Psychodrama"


Introductory Remarks

Greetings. Welcome, or welcome back.

Whether you are a first time visitor to PHANTACEA on the Web, or someone who bookmarks 'pHpubs' such that you can come back here whenever you want (in my humble) entertaining online reading or viewing, you might be curious as to why I call this section of 'pH-Webworld' Hestia Housekeeping. Although I provided a full explanation of that a few seasons ago, here it is again ==>.

Neat trick, eh? Well, to my mind unfortunately, it is and it isn't. Seems to work on newer browsers but not on Versions 4 of Netscape in particular. Other thing about it is, while Microsoft Internet Explorer opens a window on the page, Netscape 7 opens another page. Last thing to say about it is you have to remember to close the page you went to before you can return to the page from whence you just came.

On this webpage, which is currently undergoing reconstruction, as are many others in this website, there are any number of day-glow lynx that will take you all over PHANTACEA on the Web.

Chances are, however, that even with the navigational lynx at the bottom of every fine, up-staying page, and after the page-top banner on the newest pages, you will quickly get lost and forget where you were.

Because of that, my best advice is to read this season's pHpubs: Web-Publisher's Commentary down to the bottom then hit the Top of the Page text link, come back up and start clicking away to your heart's content.

Want to buy into the PHANTACEA Mythos? Go straight to the downloadable order form and do just that.

Want to browse? Best places to start are:

  • Right here, on my flagship page, which I often refer to as 'pHpubs';
  • The 'primer page', formerly the 'pH-Webworld' home page, where you can always find lynx to PHANTACEA Features and Photo Essays, new, old, and recently added onto;
  • The overall synopsis page, where you can access all the story synopses I have ever web-published; or
  • From the main menu, which consists of lynx to almost every webpage still out here in Cyberia. (Once you reach it, the menu page is also available in a framed version, which many readers find convenient because it opens an area beside the menu list that stays put, even when you click on a link and go elsewhere.)

Lynx to these four primary pages, as well as ordering information, are provided near the top of all the newer pages while, with the exception of the chapter-by-chapter novel serializations, which I only leave up for a three-month seasonal period, day-glow links to the index, home and menu pages are provided at the bottom of every webpage that is still out here.

I appreciate your interest in PHANTACEA on the Web and
welcome any 'pH-Webworld' commentaries you might have. Let me know what you like, do not like and/or would like to see in future installments.

Jim McPherson
Writer, Web Designer and Publisher
[jmcp@phantacea.com]

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[Logo reads Web-Publisher's Commentary as prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2002]

Hestia Housekeeping

Last time up, in Autumn 2002, the caption at the topmost row of the index page read: PHANTACEA gets colourful. This time up, in Summer 2003, it reads: PHANTACEA gets downsized. As we'll get to momentarily both statements remain completely true. Should first advise as to what's new this time up. A fay-fairy-fair bit more than usual as it happens.

There are six new story installments and a bunch more synopses to go with them. Are also a new entry in the Serendipity section having to do with what may have been a Mayan vampire cult, a new 'Travels in my Pants' Photo Essay and some additions to the long-neglected Glossaries of Peculiarities webpages.

As you may have noticed if you came here via the Index Page, there are some sample covers for 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' as well as a probably only temporary page that may form the basis for its back cover, should I decide to publish it independently. Finally, in the topic section of this webpage, you can find details on the graphics that went into last time up's Celebratory Collage.

Most visibly, though, is a whole lot more colour. In fact I believe every webpage still out here in 'pH-Webworld' has colour backgrounds. Some, like this one, even have background images.

However, a far less visible improvement to this website is that all of the graphic images have indeed been downsized. That is to say most of the kilobyte-eating GIF's and JPEG's have been re-saved specifically for presentation on the Worldwide Web.

End result should mean I've a lot more space on my Internet Provider than I used to have. Meaning I should be able to add many more images and webpages to 'pH-Webworld' than I was able to previously.

Some long-running webpages have necessarily been sacrificed, at least temporarily. These include the graphic summary of the Launch serials as well as such photo essays as the House Head Museum, the Ephesian Heads Stone, and the Phantom Train.

Boat head spotted off shore of an Island in Honduras, photo by Jim McPherson, 2003As I say, they may be back so I've left up their links. They just don't go anywhere anymore except here ==>. (Don't forget to close the page that just opened.)

In some respects it's a bit of a shame I ditched the House Head Museum because I spotted a great Boat Head when I was in Honduras last January. Ah well, it looks happy here.

Back to the colourful stuff. I've established a Colour Key for various sections of PHANTACEA on the Web. It's accessible from the Ongoing Features Webpage. For example, the Glossary pages are now a pleasant pink, white and red.

Should note that the graphic on top of this page was taken from one of the animated GIF's I mentioned last time up. It still animates on the Features webpage ==>.

There remain two ongoing web-serials out here in Cyberia. As of the Summer of 2003 'Helioddity', which is set in 1938, is up to its twelfth chapter.

However, 'The Damnation Brigade': 'Year One - After Limbo' , which is set in 1981, is just starting out. That's because I decided it was so long it had to be split in two. So it is what were its first 11 chapters now constitute Month One - After Limbo, which I've tentatively re-entitled: 'The Weirdness of Cabalarkon'. Year One - After Limbo now goes by the title 'Psychodrama'.

In the former Cerebrus, stuck as he still is in a tub of Cathonic Fluid, manages to find a way to compel Blind Sundown into making an attempt on the 'unlife' of the Utopian Cabalarkon, who is some sort of psychic vampire along the lines of Medea's lamia from Manoeuvres. Results, especially given what a great killer Sundown is supposed to be, are unexpected to say the least.

In the latter we discover where the Zeross girls sent Gloriella D'Angelo, Dervish Furie and ex-Kronokronos Akbarartha. Considering Gloriel is often referred to as 'angel' it's a fittingly ironic destination.

Our focus in Oddity switches from the Inner Earth back to Aegean Trigon then to Charan's Ark as it makes its way across the Mediterranean from Rome to Cairo. On the Ark we re-encounter many of the Summoning Children who made it through 'The Moloch Manoeuvres' relatively whole.

Seems one of them's pregnant, which means if the father was Count Molech she could die giving birth. Another one's about to do a Jesus, in the Ark's rigging, a third's flying around the sky in Granny Garuda's eagle regalia and, thanks to Airhead, a fourth develops a balloon brain and goes floating off across the Mediterranean Sea.

Fortunately for her that aforementioned eagle's out there. Unfortunately for most of those on the Ark that aforementioned eagle's out there. As always, -- good reading!

'The Damnation Brigade'

'Helioddity'

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Collage featuring a number of images used on these webpages Wilderwitch and her soul self Hotspot link to Ephesian Head Stone Link to explanation re Giza Head Sedon's Head Ghost in the Saturna Island Cliff Demon-like Outer Wall of a Mayan Temple in Uxmal PHANTACEA logo Blow-up of Small Print Anheroic Fantasy Hotspots

This collage, which I prepared on PHOTOSHOP, was intended to mark a quarter century of PHANTACEA. It first appeared on the Index Page in the Autumn 2002 installment of PHANTACEA on the Web.

Run your mouse over it and when a hand shows click to take you to the entry on that aspect of the collage.

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Phantacea is the Greek word for imagination. I published six issues of a comic book by that name in the late Seventies and a graphic novel entitled "Forever and Forty Days - The Genesis of PHANTACEA" in 1990. Since 1996 I have been publishing PHANTACEA on the Web mostly to showcase a series of interconnected novels or novellas I have written based on characters from the comics and graphic novel.

Some of these story sequences have been or are being serialized in what I sometimes refer to as 'pH-Webworld' . For the most part the individual chapters are no longer accessible online. However, I have provided chapter-by-chapter synopses of what was once up in terms of what I often refer to as my Web Wheaties and they still are up. You can access them from the Serial Synopses Webpage.

You can access pages dedicated to the comic book series and the graphic novel from the Main Menu. They contain little known information on the publications as well as reproductions of a variety of covers, some of which were never used.

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Two heads spotted on a cliff on Saturan IslandThe background image on this page is a minutely distorted, partially decolourized and then much-multiplied version of this photograph of what is actually part of a sandstone cliff face. I took it on Saturna Island, off the southeast coast of Vancouver Island, around 1994.

Graphic reads "A Peculiar Perspectives Photo Essay", designed on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, 2002I upended the bottom land formation, which I was assured is natural, and incorporated it into the celebratory collage. From that perspective it reminds of a ghost-like face, something from an American horror movie or what a kid might wear as a mask on Halloween.

I used this image, or parts of it, on the synopses pages for 'The Trigregos Gambit', a Web Wheaties cereal I published out here in Cyberia in the mid to late Nineties. I call this sort of thing a peculiar perspective. Most of the photo essays I do for pH-Webworld can be classified as just that: peculiar!

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I spotted this carved rock at Ephesus, Turkey, in October 1996 when I went through there as part of a tour I took of that country back then. Ephesian Heads Stone, used in background of collageI call it the 'Ephesian Heads Stone' because there are a number of head-like shapes chiselled into it. I used this image and some of its heads on the Web Wheaties cereal synopses pages for 'Ringleader's Revenge'. One of the heads in the Ephesian Heads Stone, reminiscent of a Ghost, photo by Jim McPherson 1996Another of its heads reminds me of the ghost above.

There was a photo essay on this rock in PHANTACEA on the Web for a number of years. It's no longer viewable but that doesn't mean it won't be back eventually. Currently the only pure travelogue out here in pH-Webworld is entitled: "Godly Caterwauling and other Rude Awakenings". However, you might want to check out the 'Travels in my Pants' section of my Ongoing Web Features in case I missed deleting one of them. (By the way, if you click on the image of the Heads Stone a slightly bigger version of it pops up.)

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One of the premises of the novels and novellas I write and publish for pH-Webworld is that starting around Xmas 1920 a large number of babies, who grew up to become unusually gifted adults, were born. These are the 'Summoning Children'. Many of them became what are referred to throughout the PHANTACEA Mythos as 'supranormals'. It is speculated they are the mortal offspring of the Gods and Goddesses, the Demons and Monsters, of Ancient Mythologies.

Part of an outer wall on a Mayan Temple in Uxmal MexicoAmong the demons and monsters featured in PHANTACEA are the feeorin of Twilight and the faeries of Temporis, both of which are sizeable areas on the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. They are earthborn as opposed to skyborn. That is to say they are indigenous to the planet whereas devils, as fallen angels, are extraterrestrial in origin.

Fay-saying faeries appeared briefly in 'The War of the Apocalyptics' and return in greater number in both 'Coueranna's Curse' and 'The Volsung Variations', neither of which have as yet been serialized in pH-Webworld. There are demons galore in the first few chapters of 'Psychodrama', part of the 'Year One - After Limbo' sequences.

The shot reproduced on the right is of the outer wall of a restored Mayan temple in the vicinity of Uxmal, in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Complete with only 3 eyes, it reminds me a little of Demon Land (Antaeor Thanatos), one of the principal characters in 'The War of the Apocalyptics'. I use this shot in the masthead for one of my favourite Ongoing Web Features: Faeries and PHANTACEA!

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While I was in Montreal in April of 2000 I spotted a display of wooden decorative plates being sold on a street corner. The reproduction of a small portion of the display, on the lower left below, isn't one of my best scan jobs but the design on one plate is of a wolf whereas the other is of a rather scary looking woman. The isolation scan on the lower right is from the second plate. It reminds me of one of my long time PHANTACEA characters, Wilderwitch.

A wooden serving plate that reminds me of WilderwitchThe juxtaposition of the two plates is what really caught my PHANTACEA-fancy. Come the time I web-publish 'The Volsung Variations', which probably won't be until late 2004 at the earliest, you'll meet a ten year old, female wild child called either Wolf Girl or Wolfie. Might that wild child grow into Wilderwitch? Wouldn't want to say, would I?

Will say that, as hinted at toward the end of 'The Last of the Supranormals' and as described in greater detail during 'The War of the Apocalyptics', come the story sequences set in late 1980, particularly in Apocalyptics and the 'Month One - After Limbo' material, the Witch is one of the twelve surviving supra-participants in the 1955 debacle on Damnation Isle

Wooden serving plates displayed on a Montreal street corner in April 2002, photograph by Jim McPhersonOf the twelve, ten took to calling themselves the Damnation Brigade but, even back in the story sequences set in 1938, some of them figured quite prominently. In fact, although PHANTACEA has always been a mosaic piece as well as Anheroic Fantasy, it could be said these ten are the closest it ever comes to having actual protagonists.

For more character likenesses you might want to check out my Web-Publisher's Commentary from the Summer of 2002. You could also spend some time going through the various character entries in the Glossaries of Peculiarities section of the Ongoing Web Features Webpage. There's an a-building entry on Wilderwitch on the Witches' Webpage.

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It should go without saying that monotheistic religions tend to demonize the gods and goddesses of Ancient Mythology. Curiously, from what I've read two very much still extant polytheistic religions, Hinduism and Zoroastrianism, apparently demonize each other's gods and goddesses. The Hindu gods, 'devs' or 'devas' (from whence came the Latin word 'Deus', meaning God, and, self-evidently, our word 'devil', which means much the same thing) are the Zoroastrian bad guys whereas their Lords and Ladies, their angels or 'azuras', are the Hindu fallen ones.

The Moloch Sedon as drawn by Ian Fry, circa 1988
Aerial photograph of the Giza Plateau made by the Egyptian Airforce in late 20s and found in Cairo Museum, photograph by Jim McPherson
Isolation of Giza photograph showing head-like area
Much reduced map of Sedon's Head as drawn by Tim Hammel circa 1978

So, I fantasized, what if the antique gods and goddesses actually existed? And, if they did, where did they live? In PHANTACEA the answer is the Hidden Continent of Sedon's Head. Which, although it is often referred to as the Inner Earth, is not Hell on Earth. The Moloch Sedon, in whose likeness it is shaped, is none other than the western version of the Devil.

As to what an aerial photograph taken by the Egyptian air force in the late Twenties of the Giza Plateau, where stand the pyramids and the Egyptian Sphinx, has to do with what I have come to call the PHANTACEA Mythos that answer can be found on a webpage I prepared for a PHANTACEA Feature I rather coyly entitled: Sedon's Head: Inspiration or Destination? (There's a hotspot on the shot, which I took in the Cairo Museum when I was there in the Year 2000, that might prove, um, suggestive.)

There are a couple more webpages you might to look at in terms of PHANTACEA's connections to Ancient Egypt. They are: 'Dispatches from a Distance, England & Egypt, Autumn 2000' and 'Egyptian Evocations'. As for the background image in this panel, it's a minutely distorted, partially decolourized and then much-multiplied version of a photograph I took of the Sphinx, with the pyramids behind it, while I was in Egypt. I use the same background in the Graphics section below and on the Dispatches Webpage.

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Have to admit the print in the reproduced version of the Collage is awfully small to read. So, just in case your eyes are no better than mine, here it is:

| Serialized Novels | Chapter Synopses | Photo Essays | Updated Four Times a Year | Seasonal Web-Publisher's Commentaries | Order Complete PHANTACEA Novels on CD or Floppy Disks |

Lynx to the first three have been provided during the course of this feature and can always be found in the Introductory Remarks area of pHpubs. Have to admit I can't guarantee updating pH-Webworld 4 times a year and I only do a commentary when I put up a new installment. As for ordering novels on disk or the graphic novel, the only PHANTACEA print publication still available, allow me to remind you, yet again, where to get information on how to do just that ==>.

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4. Graphics: Footnotes and off-page links:

It isn't in the Collage reproduced above but here's another collage I prepared on Adobe PHOTOSHOP around the same time. It takes you to the latest PHANTACEA on the Web 'Travels in my Pants' (TIMP) Photo Essay. (I'll finish off the his-story of how I earned the nickname 'Donkey Jim' while in Egypt in the Year of the Dome 6000 next time up.)

[PHANTACEA.COM Collage prepared on PHOTOSHOP by Jim McPherson, Year 2002]
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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 long running, but 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; ordering lynx for individual mini-novels are 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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