Fantasy and Reality Collide in 'The Bequest' #1 by Tim Seeley and Freddie E. Williams II

 Stop us if you’ve heard this one. A warlock, sprite, wizard, night elf, and dragon stumble into a bar on Chicago’s North Side...

It could happen if the fates have their way in THE BEQUEST, materializing tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, at comic shops throughout the Windy City – and everywhere else in this earthly plane.

As co-creator and writer Tim Seeley (DARK RED, BRILLIANT TRASH) put it in discussion with The Hollywood Reporter in December, “It’s the story of a band of adventures from a Dungeons & Dragons-style fantasy world who have been stationed on our world to do a very specific job – stop the black market trade of magic items for technology.”

“I love fantasy,” he continued. “I spent a good portion of my career drawing The Dark Elf adaptations by R.A. Salvatore and I wanted to smash together the tropes of that genre with the world we live in today. Our ‘heroes’ are essentially thieves, as they steal treasure. How does a character like that play in modern America, a place teetering between ‘woke’ liberalism and ignorant conservatism?”

The series reunites Seeley with artist and co-creator Freddie E. Williams II (HeMan/Thundercats, Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). “Tim and I really clicked when we worked together on Injustice vs. Masters of the Universe,” Williams said. “So even during that project I started asking him if he had some creator ideas that we might be able to flesh out together, and that’s how things got started.”

Prepare for Adventure – and Read Dangerously!


New Series!

Writer: Tim Seeley

Artist: Freddie E. Williams II

Welcome to the high fantasy world of Tangea! A land where wizards and warriors battle dragons in dark dank dungeons! Where thieves pillage ancient ruins and priests answer the audible words of their great gods!

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois! Where the magical items from Tangea are being traded on the black market and are messing everything up.

Now, a group of Tangea adventurers must go undercover in our modern world to stop artifacts and monsters from falling into the wrong hands. But how will they fare in a world without wizards and warriors? A world without heroes?

Each issue of BEQUEST features 24 pages of story and art with a cardstock cover!


Courtesy of Aftershock Comics



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