A whole new world of “myth, magic, and lore” will be introduced at DC this October with the 12-issue series The Last God. Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson, artist Riccardo Federici, colorist Dean White, and letterer Tom Napolitano have partnered for this mature-readers story of “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.”
“This is a terrifying horror story told in a stunning epic-fantasy world. Set in two different generations, it follows a mighty fellowship of heroes that travels beyond the borders of creation to kill a god, and the next generation, who learn their predecessors aren’t the heroes the world believes them to be,” said Johnson. “Fans of D&D, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and Magic: The Gathering, and anyone who enjoys deep-dives into fantasy lore: you will be extremely well-served with The Last God. Stay tuned!”
Here’s how DC describes it: “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. Andthis time, they must not fail.”
DC co-Publisher Dan DiDio said The Last God “reinforces DC’s commitment to working with the best storytellers, as well as our commitment to finding new and original concepts to publish.”
“When I was asked to draw this series I was so excited, both because I love the fantasy genre, especially when there are horror connotations, but also because it was an opportunity to graphically create a new world,” said Federici. “Everyone on the team and at DC has shown me such confidence and I am so thankful.”
The Last God #1 (of 12) is scheduled to debut October 30 from DC Black Label, and run monthly.