07 December, 2005

Twilight Agency returns

Twilight Agency has been on a hiatus for a couple of months as the married Team Dean and L. Graf created a small buffer and dealt with life. Well they're finally back and things are off to a great start.

A little bit of background info can be found here, but in a nutshell, it's set in an Earth where in 1992 (that was in the future when they began work on the comic back in 1991 ;)) where Earth began to be warped into resembling it's counterpart Fey, a parrallel world where mythical creatures such as elves, giants and centaurs are common place. The comics follow the adventures of Nick, Nathan and Zee as they try to live life in a reality that has changed from what they once knew. In the comics they've formed a small business that takes on small jobs (such as dealing with pest infestations of a "mythical" kind). And to help them travel from job to job, is their A.I. controlled vehicle that is made up from nanobots and has state-of-the-art technology.

However a new member recently joined the cast. The A.I. that controls their state-of-the-art vehicle has only been pretending to be a lowly A.I., but is in fact a digital djinn. Whatever that means. And just before the hiatus the comic ended with a kaboom that could possibly kill two of the main cast members (yeah right ;)).

So I've understandably been interested in finding out what the heck the digital djinn is, and how the main cast members survived the kaboom. Well I'm getting one of my two questions answered (the main one really, because main cast members not dying is pretty old hat). And that brings us to the latest updates for Twilight Agency. We're getting the background of the digital djinn (Mphee or Morphy is his name), and we'll presumably find out how he went from being a regular old djinn (which is kinda like a genie, except there's no lamps or wishes) to a digital one. It should be quite interesting.

Twilight Agency consists of two types of stories. The webcomic which has been one continuous story from day one, split up into chapters. And text stories, which deals in the background. Because Mphee's origin story is a background one, we're stuck with text stories. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy the text stories, a lot more info can be put into them, and they're well-written. But... well they're text. I'd just love to see them told as a comic. But, as long as it's updating, I'm not going to be too picky. So go check it out, the latest text story requires absolutely NO prior knowledge. It sets itself up extremely well. You won't be sorry for giving it a go.

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