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The Mark of Aeacus #1

by: Charles “Zan” Christensen, Mark Brill,
Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Jack, a shy, tortured young man, hooks up with a mysterious stranger at a bar and loses himself in an intense and exhilarating night with him in his hotel room, during which he sees visions of bloodshed and ancient gods. In the morning, he discovers he’s been branded with a mysterious tattoo—the one his mysterious stranger had—and is now imbued with dark and brutal powers. But will those powers be enough to save him from a vicious gang attack?

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Charles “Zan” Christensen was the founding President of LGBT comics nonprofit Prism Comics and is currently the owner of Northwest Press, an indie publishing house in Seattle, WA which has released 29 LGBT-focused comics, collections and graphic novels since 2010, in addition to the digital versions of over 100 LGBT-focused comics. His writing credits include The Mark of Aeacus and The Power Within (both with Mark Brill), "The Plan" in the anthology The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy!, and Mama Tits Saves the World (with artist Terry Blas).
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Mark Brill has done card art for Magic: The Gathering, Harry Potter and Hecatomb for Wizards of the Coast. He has done some work on "furry" comics, including Rocketship Rodents, Professor Chronofur, and Platypus Rex. He was the artist on The Power Within and The Mark of Aeacus with writer Charles "Zan" Christensen.
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Overview

Jack, a shy, tortured young man, hooks up with a mysterious stranger at a bar and loses himself in an intense and exhilarating night with him in his hotel room, during which he sees visions of bloodshed and ancient gods. In the morning, he discovers he’s been branded with a mysterious tattoo—the one his mysterious stranger had—and is now imbued with dark and brutal powers. But will those powers be enough to save him from a vicious gang attack?

28 pages, color.

The digital edition of this book includes 45 pages of bonus features including promotional art, earlier versions of full pages, and the evolution of “The Mark”!

 

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Publisher: Class Comics
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Weight 3.1 oz
Dimensions .125 x 6.625 x 10 in

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Downtrodden Jack picks up a guy at a bar and retreats to a hotel for a night wanton pleasures. The next morning he finds himself ill and uneasy. Suspecting he picked up a disease, he seeks medical assitance. But thugs accost him on his way to the clinic, and it is in a dark alley that the true repurcussions of the previous night’s carelessness are revealed.

    The world of The Mark of Aeacus is dark, sad, lonely and brutal. Jack’s character is familiar—dejected and without hope for a better future. Far from showing us how he pulls himself from his mire, we see him sinking deeper into it. He becomes further accosted and abused for his misstep.

    Life can be such misery and horror.

    But somewhere beyond the dismal tunnel Jack finds himself trodding, their must be hope. For all the danger and destructive power his new gift provides, perhaps there is still the opportunity for him to learn and grow.

    This reader found the premise, characters, and art style intriguing enough to continue following Jack on his journey.