Coming April 16th – Star Mage pre-order now at your local comic shop with the code FEB140444
Bio: Arylos is a mysterious character who showed up one day and quickly earned the good graces of King Dalidor the Great. While no record exists of him every attending Lambdu Kishpu, Arylos was awarded an eighth scepter designation by the king. Arylos quickly grew in admiration among his troops as instead of hiding in some command center on Eridu, he was on the front lines against the rebellion in his ship, the La Sana. When Dalidor fled with his wife and child from the onslaught of the Bel Etu, it was Arylos who seemed to keep the wolves at bay – devising the intricate and powerful gate to the inner worlds of the Sarru Kishpu known as Babu Badgaldingir.
Still, as the outer worlds fall under the thumb of Orasmas, the High Council and the new King knew that the Sarru Kishpu would not survive without Dalidor’s power. Arylos was sent to find Dalidor and his progeny. He would soon discover that Dalidor and Queen Kaela were dead and all that remained was the untrained Darien who while powerful was ignorant to the ways of Kishpu.
Affiliation: Sarru Kishpu
Scepter: Eighth scepter Et Lu Necromancer Star Mage of the Sarru Kishpu
Powers: Arylos is a powerful StarMage with command over most of the four elements as well as extremely powerful space prowess. His ship conjure is the largest in the fleet and while not much is known about his lineage, his ability is rare among even the Eriduians.
JC chats with Trevor of Flickering Myth! Check it out here!
JC De La Torre has announced via his facebook page that his comic Star Mage will be released as a six issue mini-series by premiere independent comics giant IDW. Star Mage is about Darien, a gifted 14 year old boy who discovers that he is not human, has magical powers and is part of an ancient war between alien magical races. While he learns of his legacy, destiny and importance to the battle, Darien establishes bonds with new, strange friends and learns his magical craft of Kishpu.
The first series consists of all of these elements as well as setting up the mythology of the Sarru Kishpu, the world of Eridu and their enemies. We’re introduced to Darien’s three friends – Unura, Tirwa and Anthaar – each aliens with their own powers that become crucial in the end game against their hated enemy, Orasmas Xul Sarrum. While the story starts on Earth, we will be taken to the far reaches of the galaxy, meet new races and discover strange new worlds.
The first three issues of Star Mage were funded on Kickstarter on July 18th. The comic doubled it’s target goal.
IDW Publishing currently publishes a wide range of comic books and graphic novels including titles based on Angel, Doctor Who, GI Joe, Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, andTransformers. Creator-driven titles include Fallen Angel by Peter David and JK Woodward, Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, and a variety of titles by writer Steve Niles including Wake the Dead, Epilogue, and Dead, She Said.
With amazing artwork by Ray Dillon and Franco Cespedes as well as a deep, far reaching storyline by De La Torre – Star Mage could be the next big thing in 2014.
Comic Bastards weighs in with a very cool review for Star Mage #1.
Some quotes include…
The thing I really dug about Star Mage is that it takes a ton of Sci-Fi tropes and adds it to the “chosen one” storyline and finds a way to make it all work. I’ve read other stories that have attempted to mix and match influences, but in sci-fi it becomes painfully obvious what a creator is going for and that usually kills the story. With Star Mage I was able to acknowledge the influences and still just enjoy the read.
This was a fun issue pure and simple. I think as far as first issues go it was successful in setting up the backstory and preparing for the real conflict of the series. I’m looking forward to reading more and you should definitely keep an eye out for it once it becomes available. If you backed the Kickstarter project then you made the right choice and will be happy with the final product.
Check out the full review here: http://comicbastards.com/review-star-mage-1/
Coming to a comic shop near you soon, folks!
So the exciting news is Star Mage was successfully funded via Kickstarter. We actually doubled our goal, finishing with an impressive $5,250. Our new lead artist Franco Cespedes is hard at work on issue two of the series. Meanwhile I continue to work on the scripts for issues 3, 4 and 5 while continuing our search for a publisher. We’re hoping to have something to announce soon but in the meantime, I want to share this non-spoilery colored page from the in-progress issue two.
On this page we see members of the Sarru Kishpu – the kings of sorcery – travelling to different worlds and using their magic to help their fellow members of the Empire.
Hope you love it as much as I do!