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Artesia Afire (2003) comic books 2002-2004

  • Issue #1
    Artesia Afire (2003) 1

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. Recap of the stories in earlier volumes of the "Book Of Dooms." The Remains, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia and her allies trap the remains of the Thessid-Golan vanguard at the Tauria bridge, where she convinces them to surrender under an oath (guaranteed by noble hostages) not to bring the northern army across the river again. Glossary of deities, places, people, and events mentioned in the "Book Of Dooms." 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #2
    Artesia Afire (2003) 2

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. The Feast, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia invites her allies & enemies to a feast, has sex with Caslav, discusses the ethics of animal sacrifice with the Grand Duke's sons, then has group sex with Wallis, Dahlia, Miklos, & the Grand Duke's sons until the Grand Duke & his wife interrupt. Profile telling the rise and fall of the Golden Realm of An-Athair. Map of the Middle Kingdoms and Daradja. 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #3
    Artesia Afire (2003) 3

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. The High King, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia questions the emir of the Thessid-Golan vanguard about the Isliklid king, and then rides to a meeting with the High King and his allies. Profile telling the "history" of the Wars of the Throne Thief. Map of Lost Uthedmael and the Isliklid kingdoms. 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #4
    Artesia Afire (2003) 4

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. The Sacrifice, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia has a foursome with Miklos & the Grand Duke's sons, then discusses rumours with her officers & allies before finding out that the Isliklid king has freed the Thessid-Golan emir from his oath by killing hostages behind the defender's lines. Profile about the life and undeath of Githwaine. 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #5
    Artesia Afire (2003) 5

    The Retreat - Story, Art and Cover by Mark Smylie. The Thessid army has crossed the river behind the armies defending the Middle Kingdoms and threatens to envelop them. The High King must retreat to Abenton and secure its ports, and Artesia and her captains find themselves commanding the rearguard, faced with a wave of Thessid attacks in a grueling march. But even if the rearguard can achieve the gates of the city, will the boats to safety still be there? Plus: Profile telling the "history" of the War in Heaven. 32 pages, full color. Mature Readers. Cover price $3.95.

  • Issue #6
    Artesia Afire (2003) 6

    Cover art by Mark Smylie. The Stand, script and art by Mark Smylie; Artesia meets the Thessid-Golan Sultan and reveals that she has hanged the remaining hostages and bound their ghosts to defend the walls of Abenton. Story continued in Artesia Annual (Archaia Studios Press, 2004 series) #3. Profile telling the "history" of the Divine King's exile. 36 pgs. Cover price $3.95.