Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
HEX The Lost Tribe Tells A Tale Of Success And Sorrow
From the mind of Keu Cha (Witchblade, Rising Stars) comes a fantasy unheard off. Join Keu Cha this February as he uncovers a once great land, now steeped in darkness and decay.
As creator Keu Cha is contemplating his Kickstarter adventure (88% funded with 23 days to go) he explains: “The response on Kickstarter has been amazing so far, thanks to all our fans and friends, new and old, but we are still pushing hard to meet our initial goal as soon as possible and get to our stretch goals. We want to reach as many people as possible and just get the word out that the first book is done and will be available soon. This is just the beginning.”
And Keu Cha also tells about the special format of this new fantasy series: “First and foremost is the format very special. Every page is a double page spread. It allows the reader to submerge him or herself into the artwork and story and see how big our world really is.
Also, Hex is a serious story where good is pitted against evil, and heroes will die.”
On why Keu choose this special format, or rather the format choose him: “I always like drawing on larger scale and thought this book would be the perfect opportunity to do so. The concept is big, the characters are big and the big format allows me to express that. Also I wanted our book not just to feel like a comic book but also an art book – something readers can really enjoy looking at.”
Keu Cha is really enthusiastic to reach his goal, but stretching the goals will be a new endeavor for sure!
“In addition to the art prints by phenomenal artists such as Joe Benitez, Billy Tan and Leinil Francis Yu, we do have in mind adding a few more stretch goals. For example, giving our 2nd issue comic book (when completed) to all who have pledged over $20 or more. Another possible new stretch goal is upgrading the perfect bound, oversize 1st issue into a hard cover. We do have more cool stretch goal ideas in mind but these are just the beginning. Stay tuned to our progress on Kickstarter!”
Keu would like to address all the persons who have not yet pledged in saying: “Please come and check out Hex The Lost Tribe and you will see for yourself what I’m trying to put together. I will not publish any book that is not up to 100% of my standards. If you think these pages are awesome now, wait until we get further along in the story. “
Please visit the Kickstarter page (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101706991/hex-the-lost-tribe) and see the exciting and exclusive opportunities to own a special oversize edition, variant covers of the 1st issue, limited edition prints, original art and access to Keu Cha!
Bear witness to the visual testimonies and continued support of comic industry greatest’s like Joe Benitez (Lady Mechanika, Weapon Zero, Soulfire) and Randy Queen (Darkchylde) and see a lettered preview of the LOST ISSUE attached.
A synopsis of the HEX THE LOST TRIBE shows the true fantasy setting of this new world and its aspiration:
A vast legion of undead soldiers, amassed from the remains of generations before, ravage the land. They are lorded over by an ambitious necromancer who will not stop short of domination over that is known.
LANA, princess of the last Kingdom to fall before this unholy army, must flee her home and travel into the black heart of the growing necropolis that the rest of the realm has become. Out there amongst the ruins lies perhaps the only chance for the world’s salvation: the mythical, mysterious Lost Tribe, a forgotten band of powerful woman warriors and their beastly companions.
Lana will come face-to-face with RUYN, the monster that has long haunted her dreams, a being consumed by his own uncontrollable rage. Does this creature hold the key to saving Lana’s people or will their encounter unleash an ancient evil capable of destroy creation itself?