The Ferryman (Issue 01)
Story by: Sean Campbell
Story Artist: Dennis Tirona
Cover by: Jonathan Moore
The Ferryman is one of several crowd funded comics that appeared roughly around the same take as Richard C. Meyer's Jawbreaks and Ethan Van Sciver’s Cyberfrog. It is also one of the first (if not THE first) crowd funded comics to be fulfilled and shipped to its backers. And not to bury the lead, but this comic is quite excellent.
The story in brief is this (some spoilers here):
A couple of blog posts back, I mentioned I once tried to do my own graphic novel. This was back in 2014, before it became trendy to throw something up on indiegogo and hope for the best. I hired an artist from Digital Webbing, but he was only able to finish a few pages before a family emergency called him away. Shame, because the pages he showed me were really good. But, I'll let you decide that for yourself. So please enjoy these illustrated pages from the Dobson's Fighting Legion Graphic Novel that never was. But, before you go, let me remind you that I did eventually rewrite this story as a short novel, which is still available for free on Smashwords HERE!
I'm going to go out on limb, and say that the new Aquaman movie is kind of meh. Now, before you get the pitchforks and torches out and burn this website to the ground, let me explain. I'm not saying the movie is bad. Overall, it's a good, but flawed movie. I'd say the two things that keep it from being a great movie, are that the story relies way too much on exposition, and the movie is way too long for it's own good. Given the subject matter, I can understand the filmmakers desire to try and make it an epic, but a more measured and streamlined approach would have served the story better.
So what is the story? The story is actually a very old one: A prince turns his back on his birthright. A usurper steps in to seize power. The prince must embrace his destiny, in order to save a kingdom. It's the stuff of legends, really.
And don't get me wrong, there is a lot to like (some spoilers here).
Hello, my name is
Kelly Logue, and I'm a writer who lives in Alaska. Generally, I write horror or weird fiction, but I am currently working on a superhero title that should be out next year. In addition to this blog, you can follow my adventures on Twitter @KellyLogue3