Nov 2013

Minerva: Chapter Zero – Prologue

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Gotta start out with an inspirational quote.

EDIT:  I should probably add some more text here since it is the first page a lot of readers will see.

Welcome to The Demon Archives!  In case you didn’t know, we’re a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, military-warfare graphic novel (too many hyphens!), dabbling in topics such as the singularity, the nature of humanity, intelligence, and self identity.  Due to the nature of the comic, there will be violence, and occasional language, but we’re working hard to keep it PG-13.

The next several pages are an introductory prologue to the world of The Demon Archives to give you the context for the larger story that starts with Chapter 1.  We hope you enjoy, and will let us know what you think :D

EDIT 2: New intro page! Click back one to see!

  • Charlie

    What a great way to start! I love the quote, and the panel looks like a tombstone. Foreshadowing?

    • You know, I never noticed the tombstone appearance before…I mean, of course it was foreshadowing! I am a master storyteller! ;)

      • Charlie

        Well, having just finished all the posted comics, I have to agree. It’s great stuff.

        • Aw, thanks Charlie :) And especially thanks for the plethora of kind comments :)

  • mcmasters

    I’ll jump in and disagree with the quote! But it sets a cool mood for the comic to come.

    • Citation needed! hehehe… but in curious nature, what is your thought on the quote?

      • JE Moody

        I thought all the major wars have been over religion.

        • Depends probably on your definition of major war. I don’t think the World War’s were, or the conflicts in the Cold War. Those were all based on economics and economic ideologies. It’s possible that the wars with obvious religious aspects (the Crusades) also had economic aspects to it (conquering land and claiming treasure?).

          All in all, I just needed an applicable quote to start it all off :)

  • Legendary Sisters

    I’ll echo what others have said, this is indeed a great quote. It makes me immediately curious if I’m going to see a destitute world that is battling over resources or a more literal cyberpunk style war that is literally economic…

  • Delta-v

    Hello, everyone. You’ll see more of me later, but right now I’m going back in time to ask you, if you like this comic, to please vote for it. It’s way too good to be buried where it used to be, and your vote, every day, will prevent that. I know the crew that created it will be grateful. Read, consider, and, if you like it, vote.

    Also, read all the comments. DA has attracted a rather high class of commenter, with no nincompoops (possibly except for me), and it’s worth reading the back-and-forth. I encourage you to join in, and I’m sure the creators of this fine comic do too. :)

    • Aww, thanks @disqus_YXP2bgiR4G:disqus. You wanna go write one of these on Chapter 1: Page 3? ;) That’s my wordiest page (before I got better at pacing) where the majority of those who will drop off do.

      • Delta-v

        On it. EDIT: Whoa, a link for me? Are you trying to warp these good folk? :)

  • Gillsing

    I’m not seeing a comic page here.

  • DaveP.

    That doesn’t mean they’re bad reasons. Rich is better than poor, well-fed is better than starving, and options for the future is always better than no choice at all.

    • Very true! Not all reasons are bad, for sure :) In general, war is often morally grey, since what is good for your country and people (well-fed, for example) often comes at the expense of other countries/peoples.

  • Judith Bradford

    I have also heard the same proposition phrased thusly: All wars are resource wars.

  • Duncan Appleby

    Well, not only was this webcomic so gripping that I was unable to put it down until I had finished it in one sitting last night, leaving me with less than 6 hours of sleep before a long day of singing, but I couldn’t zoom in on the pages so have to read the entire thing again (no great chore, mind you) on my tablet to properly appreciate the awesome art, especially the larger pages. I’m looking forward to it! I’ll hopefully leave some comments this time round too :-D

    • Hehe Awesome! And, I’m sorry, I guess? ;)

      I look forward to hearing your thoughts :D

  • Taking214

    i just wanna congratulate you on the work you’ve done on this series. i dunno, i guess i just thought it would be better to place this here, at the start, instead of intruding on the discussion later. but seriously, great work. i love this story so far, and i can’t wait to see what’s next!

    • Thanks so much! I’d love to hear from you in the current discussions as well :)