Dusu: Path of the Ancient

 

Comics rarely delve into fantasy without the usual stereotypes of bold men in shiny armor. Stranger Comics’ duo of publisher Jones and Art Director May have teamed up with newcomer Christopher Garner and children’s book artist James C. Webster (I Am Mixed, I Am Awesome) to shine the spotlight on the character of DUSU – a man struggling with identity and inner demons. Four issues have already been completed for monthly release in early 2016.

Jones had this to say about the comic series:

“I am thrilled to finally release DUSU: Path of the Ancient as a printed comic series. The team has worked very hard on this beautifully painted book, further bringing the vast and volatile of world of Asunda to life. Fans of Niobe, The Untamed, and Hannibal Tabu’s Waso: Will to Power, will enjoy finding the ties that bind these titles together in a most significant way. Regarding the story, it is for those who have often felt out of place, wanting to discover an inner voice and find the courage within. It is for folks who are searching for a destiny, daring to step outside a sheltered world read more

“Within every heart sleeps the animal.
The One awakened will be lord of all.”

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Hidden from his kin and sheltered from his future, Dusu is raised among the Galemren wild elves in the secret heart of the Ugoma Jungle, a world in which he does not belong. But Dusu is not entirely human either. He is on the Path to something more…

Dusu must focus his rage and become the savior of Ugoma before all he loves is destroyed.

This is dark, brutal fantasy as you have never seen it. read more 

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Dusu’s Path is clouded with the discovery of love and the outside world. A revelation of colors and sounds that have been cloaked from him since birth. He becomes further undone when another picks up his scent and tracks him to the secret jungle, where his Galemren family dwell: The Ancient Wolf has come, older than the mountains, whose hunger is legend. read more

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After destroying Dusu’s village, Delgoth has followed the Cat’s scent to Ujoa. Descending upon the city with a barbarian horde, the Wolf found not what he sought, but what he needed… the perfect bait. As the city burned, Delgoth claimed his prize, Idanya, Dusu’s human girl.

The ground rumbles as the fury of the wild elves and the hunger of a newborn Ancient descend upon the city. read more

 

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“I have what you crave.”

Under the roots of the sacred tree, the remaining survivors of the Tribe of the Gathering Wind held a hurried and dangerous ritual, praying they were not too late. The Ancient spirit of the jaguar has entered Dusu, and now he is at one with the beast, never to be the same again. With Waso and Uun-Sil at his side, Dusu must unleash his fury and vengeance upon Delgoth and his Sil-Sakramoor marauders before he loses his sanity and the woman he loves. Read more

 

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