Here comes the ninth issue of Worlds of Rage, with Serena, by Eric Peyron and Stéphane Degardin, Arcana, by Eric Peyron, Yonami and Walmir Archanjo, and Curse of the Panthermen, by Eric Peyron and Stéphane Degardin!
A lot is happening behind the scenes in the Rage Universe, and many stories are still left to be told. Most of these stories will be told in Worlds of Rage.
• Serena: Who is Serena? The young and innocent priestess going to the Gonthor Mountains with her new friends Mark and Orin? The giant blond mercenary-bashing warrior woman? The mysterious young woman on her way to Trall with Basilius’ party featured in Rage #6? Or maybe the one who got killed by mercenaries a while ago? And what is Serena’s mission anyway? All these questions are answered in this chapter! And hey, let’s take this opportunity to introduce a new Serena!
• Arcana: What really happened in the fortress of Kahel? How did it end up a nest of demons, with an Hell’s Pit in the dungeons? How did Master Demon Torg become its new lord and master? Well, it’s Answers Time in Arcana too! In the last chapter, Torg, Sibelius and an army of mercenaries were on their way to the fortress of Kahel. With the fortress in sight, Brann saw his lover, Aelwen, daughter of the Lord of Kahel, entering the fortress with her party. Now, Sibelius and Torg are at the doors of Kahel, ready to fight its Lord and soldiers, and if Brann does nothing, Aelwen will be caught in the middle!
• The Rage Universe isn’t limited to the European Kingdom of Arthkan. Events are beginning to unfold in Kusha, the African continent of the Rage Universe, which will ultimately have an impact on the Rage series. The origin of these events will be told in the very first Rage Strip, Curse of the Panthermen, and it all begins in a tunnel, in the diamond mines of the Bathu City. M’jala, Bwerani and Hokwui are slaves working in the mines. Outside of the mines are a little group of mercenaries led by chief Gakere, and waiting for sorcerer Asukile’s green light to take the mine. After an accident which set them free, Hokwui, possessed by Asukile, has become the leader of a group of rebel slaves, while M’jala and Bwerani are fleeing in the tunnels. The rebels are losing, and Gakere is angry. He needs the guards to die, and the slaves to stay in the mines. So now, Asukile is speeding up the next part of his plan. For this part, he will need a spell. And for the spell, he will need sacrifices. But one of the sacrifices isn’t going to make this easy…
• Discover more Black & White and Color pages of Rage Bane of Demons, the original Rage Graphic Novel, in the Bonus Pages section!
This issue is a digital exclusive, and will be sent to select digital publishers. Each series will be compiled into printed books when there will be enough material.