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The Saga of the Jack of Spades

Volume 1

by Chase Kantor, illustrated by Daniel Schneider

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Jack's days are numbered. Surrounded by criminals, assassins, knaves, and usurpers, and that's just members of his own court, everyone is out to get him. For centuries, The Four Kingdoms, the Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades, waged war upon each other. To stem the bloodshed, the Four of a Kind, an order of wise and holy men, were entrusted to keep the peace at any cost.

But the wheels of war are turning once more. Bands of criminals amass in the forests of Spade territory, fleets of sea-mad pirates pillage the Heart coasts, and the Four of a Kind, corrupted by their ill-gotten power, play at war.

With the Spade King in poor health, Jack, the young Prince of Spades, is next in line to inherit the throne. All eyes are on Jack, and he is eager to prove to the royal court and himself, that he's worthy of the crown. As a test of his worth, the King, under the direction of his conniving advisor, the Ace of Spades, grants Jack the role of Minister of Executions, a death sentence to those that bear the title. It is up to Jack to round up the enemies of the Spade Crown and deliver the King's justice. As the King's enemies grow more desperate, their murderous aim turns to Prince Jack.

Contributor Notes

Chase Kantor is an Edmonton-born writer and graduate from the Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program. After graduating top of his class, Chase pursued a doctorate in cellular neurophysiology and followed that academic path to London, England with his partner, Alicia. With a number of short film writing and producing credits under his belt, Chase recently became a featured comic colourist on several upcoming indie titles. When he's not writing and colouring comics, Chase can be found at a microscope trying to look sciency while doing sciency things.

Daniel J Schneider, is the world's only cowboy comic artist, hailing from his family's cattle ranch near Edmonton. He found his true calling in comics, dedicating the last 11 years of his life to the art and craft of comics. His first work was with ABOUT Comics & Zenescope, but he took a 2 year break after a steel pipe decided to split open his skull. Now he's back to doing what he loves & is working on creating comics with other creators like himself. He was recently privileged to join the ranks of Challenger Comics working with Ryan K. Lindsay on FATHERHOOD. Daniel is also illustrating TEN DAYS IN NOX with author Sanford O'Donnell, and APE COURT with Jeff Martin. He holds the honour of being the first Comic shop Artist in Residence at Happy Harbour Comics in Edmonton.

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