The Dark Tunnel appeared to our traveling trio individually at a moment of crisis and brought them together.
Now, ensnared by the Dark Tunnel on a seemingly endless journey through space and time, the first God Atum, adventurer and test pilot Steve-Steph Alexander and the Silver Knight turned foredoomed Barghest travel from realm to realm hoping the next will break the curse and return them home.
Mike Perkins, Editor in Chief of independent comic book publisher 215 Ink, calls December's Freaks & Gods Giant Size One Shot, which utilises both public domain and original characters: "A love letter to the Marvel comics of the '70s and '80s".
Writer Chris Dreier explains:
"I’m not trying to be carbon copy of them but I’m definitely inspired by the books I read as a kid. The books that made me fall in love with comics from the start."Check out some of the wild and crazy action in this selection of preview pages here.
“When I sit down to write Freaks & Gods this is the style I naturally write. I’m not trying to emulate anything, it’s all me. Freaks & Gods is about having fun and embodying a sense of wonder. And I think FnG does that beautifully.
“The characters of Atum and Barghest came to me in a flash. I wrote their back stories so fast that I worried I may have missed stuff as it came to me. Steve-Steph on the other hand come from my indecision on having a male or female character to round out the trio. So I found a way to have both. I honestly don’t think you’ll see characters like these anywhere else in comics.
“I want the reader to forget their day and get lost in the universe of Freaks & Gods. I have no agenda aside from telling a good story with characters you love or hate and having a great time while doing so!"