HERD #1 is a fantasy comic and the first of a 4-book series. Set during the Stone Age, it is a tale of dominance and survival. A struggle that encapsulates the history of earth and its living things since time immemorial.
This was a time when vampires were the dominant species and humans little more than prey. As the story begins, vampire society is starting to show signs of fragility. After years of hunting humans without restraint, they now find their food source is a rarity. The Crumbling is spreading through their people, a deadly disease brought about by the onset of starvation. Vampires of all castes are starting to lose faith in the old ways, creating a space for new ideas.
Purtian could be the vampire to provide those ideas. After arriving at Camp Vlaynos, he delivers his message to all that will listen, delivering his radical sermon of violence and genocide. This message is not one that Shala, the autarch of Vlaynos, wants to gain popularity. Purtian also seems to have a more subtle plan, as he secretly engages a human prisoner on his own special mission.
Meanwhile, we meet a tribe of humans, led by Oni, living in the harsh reality of the world. Simply hunting and avoiding danger wherever possible. Each day is like the last, focused on nothing more than survival. Until, one day, a mysterious stranger arrives in camp with a message from an unheard-of Vampire. Will the humans listen to the stranger and if they do, what exactly is Purtian’s plan?
Publisher: Page to Print Pte Ltd, May 2020
Dimension: 170mm x 260mm
Extent: 24 + cover
Genre: Comics, Graphic Novel