Treble Comics, a new independent comic book publisher based in New York City, has released their new trade paperback edition of A Song of Heroes this month. Written and created by Patrick Ireland the TPB has line art by Jazyl Homavasir, the creator of India’s first manga The Beast Legion, and main colors by Santosh Pillewar. The trio have spent the last two years preparing this book for publication and it has finally arrived after completing a successful Kickstarter campaign last year.
A Song of Heroes is a Sci-Fantasy comic book that started life as a web comic and then moved into the hard copy format. If you loved He-man and the Masters of the Universe, Dungeons and Dragons, and Thundercats growing up then this may be the book for you. In fact, A Song of Heroes has been dubbed an unofficial spin-off of properties such as these. While not actually being linked to them its characters and stories are meant to emulate them and be able to seamlessly fit into those worlds as a sort of side story or meanwhile on another planet adventure.
Volume 1 of A Song of Heroes is entitled “The Amber Prison” and contains a 7-page mini comic detailing Thug-bug’s origin. This mini comic has line art by Jazyl Homavasir and colors by Vivek Nag. The mini comic is followed by 3 full sized issues introducing us to the story’s main villain, The Red Wizard who is currently employing Dipteraki workers to excavate a nearby cave. While we discover what he is looking for a flashback story serves as an origin story for his minion Spy-fly. Following the story content is over 15 pages of bonus material including creator and character bios, concept art, and a sneak peek at what is to come. All together this trade has been touched by many professional artists from the he-man.org fan community including Patrick Ireland (Treble Comics), Jazyl Homavasir (The Beast Legion), Santosh Pillewar (Sadashiv Creatives), Vivek Nag (Creative Connect), Cody Constable, Leanne Hannah (My Little Ponies, Transformers), Eric Marshall (He-man: Newspaper Comic Strips HC), Andrew Cramer (MVC’s Masters of the Universe, The Lil Five), Dheeraj Verma (Lady Death, Transformers), Bojan Andjelkovic and Rey Arzeno (RageGear Studios).
A Song of Heroes Volume 1 is currently available for purchase online at http://treblecomics.ecwid.com/ Single issues of the first 4 issues contained in the trade are also available there as are preorders for Volume 2 of the series. For more information, check them out on Facebook at http://facebook.com/asongofheroes