Hot on the heels of Marvel's Conan, the climax of Game Of Thrones, and the continuing rise in popularity of Dungeons & Dragons, DC Comics is jumping on the fantasy bandwagon with this October's The Last God.
The 12-issue series, from writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal), artist Riccardo Federici (Aquaman) and colourist Dean White (All-Star Batman) and published by DC's Black Label imprint, is described as:
"...a cross-generational quest to kill an evil tyrant king — also known as the Last God — as he seeks to destroy the land of Cain Anuun.The first issue of the monthly title will be released on October 30.
Thirty years ago, a fellowship of legendary adventurers saved their world by slaying the demonic tyrant Mol Uhltep — The Last God.
Following his downfall, the realm entered a new age of peace and prosperity.
But a generation later, when the leader of the original fellowship dies, their children and successors learn their terrible lie:
The Last God still lives.
A new generation of heroes must unearth the secrets that their parents kept, and set out to finish what was started thirty years before. And this time, they must not fail."