fantasy Archives

Quests Aside #1 Review: Great Job
With a healthy balance of humor and character development, Quests Aside #1 does a great job of showing the contrast between the realities of capitalism and the supernatural elements of fantasy storytelling Setting this in possibly the most common setting for fantasies in space or in medieval times — a tavern — makes this an[...]
Black Mass Rising: A Plodding Dracula Sequel with Pretty Art
The plot about a team of heroes going on a journey to confront a great evil is completely run-of-the-mill – it's every Fantasy plot that goes all the way back to Lord of the Rings It also feels slow and plodding and way too long Too much of the story is wasted on characters telling[...]
So This is Ever After: Subversive LGBTQ YA Fantasy Debuts March 29th
So This is Ever After is a new LGBTQ YA Fantasy novel by F.T Lukens (they/them) where Carry On meets Arthurian legend in a funny, subversive, queer tale about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive It's told in the style of[...]
Belit & Valeria: Robert E. Howard Spinoff Debuts from ABLAZE in May
Howard essay, "The Hyborian Age." "Belit & Valeria" cover art, ABLAZE Publishing. BÊLIT & VALERIA #1 will feature four variant covers by renowned artists, including Marco Turini, Olivier Vatine, Leirix, and Rodney Buchemi. Writer Max Bemis said, "I've always been a fan of the 'riskier' side of fantasy; from Dark. Souls and the Witcher to Gaiman or the Princess[...]
Firebite: A First Look At Images Of AMC+ Vampire Hunter Series
A gritty and unique take on vampire hunting, a new series, Firebite, aims to combine Indigenous stories and the fantasy-horror genre AMC+ released first-look images from its original vampire fantasy series Firebite, which is set to premiere on Thursday, December 16 on the premium streaming bundle The eight-episode series, rolling out with new episodes every[...]
Arcane: Netflix Releases Final Poster, Trailer Ahead of Premiere
Class warfare is the name of the day again, always a rich theme in Fantasy and Science Fiction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Svs_hl897c&t=1sVideo can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Arcane | Final Trailer | Netflix (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Svs_hl897c&t=1s) As the synopsis goes, "'Arcane' dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun[...]
Oldman Graphic Novel Saga to be Published in English by eigoMANGA
The epic medieval fantasy series featuring a wizard and a swordswoman with artificial limbs on a quest for revenge is very Taiwanese when you think about it It has flavour different from manga from Japan or manhwa from Korea Taiwanese comics are still underrepresented and underexposed in the US, and this is a step to[...]
The Witcher offered early looks at the second season. (Image: Netflix)
Hissrich dropped the news that fans of the popular Netflix fantasy-action series had been waiting for After filming at 15 locations with 89 cast members and 1200 crew members in the middle of a pandemic, filming on the second season had wrapped As if that wasn't good enough, "The Powers That Be" at Netflix also[...]
Castlevania Season 4: Netflix Shares Images From Anime's Final Chapter
Here's a look at the newest teaser: Image: Netflix Inspired by the classic video game series, Castlevania is a dark medieval fantasy that follows Trevor (Richard Armitage), the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, who is trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepes (Graham McTavish)[...]
IO Interactive Has Launched A Brand New Studio in Barcelona
Here's a snippet of the article from Jez Corden. Credit: IO Interactive A few months ago, I received information that Microsoft and IO Interactive were in talks for a new fantasy RPG, dubbed Project Dragon While it's too early to share any sort of gameplay details — the final product may look wildly different than the initial[...]
yasuke
This week, Netflix released Yasuke, a new anime from creator, producer, and director LeSean Thomas (Cannon Busters) and MAPPA (Attack on Titan: The Final Season, Jujutsu Kaisen) with a fast-paced and solid storyline with stunning visuals and fantasy elements all blended into a wonderfully bingeable concoction Yasuke does a great story of just giving enough background[...]