On April 28th, Arktoons, the newest venture from Castalia House and Arkhaven Comics, opened to the public. A webcomics site in the style of the popular Webtoons, Arktoons currently hosts 32 original comics from Arkhaven Comics, Dark Legion Comics, Rislandia, and Superprumo. Much like Webtoons, Arktoons will also allow independent creators to present their own comics without publishing through Arkhaven or one of its partners.
Every day, at least four comics will present new weekly episodes on Arktoons. Arktoons will be free to view, but will also feature a subscription model. Subscription options range from $5 to $50 per month. Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming offerings.
Available on Thursdays is A THRONE OF BONES, based on The Legend Chuck Dixon’s adaptation of the epic fantasy novel by Vox Day. The comic is set in the world of Selenoth, where orcs, goblins, elves, and dwarves are confronted by human legions.
One of the lead Saturday comics on Arktoons is the military-science fiction detective series QUANTUM MORTIS, which was regularly one of the top science fiction series on Webtoons while it was available there. However, just to keep things fresh, QUANTUM MORTIS will begin with episodes from a previously unseen prequel, TELL IT TO THE DEAD.
TELL IT TO THE DEAD is a short series based on the novella of the same name that tells the story of Chief Warrant Officer Graven Tower’s experience serving in the Rhysalani Marines and his first encounter with the posthuman Man-Machine Unity.
It’s not all superheroes, science fiction, vampires, and violence at Arktoons, as evidenced by Saturday’s second series. CLOCKWORK DANCER is a intriguing old school comic that shows the broad spectrum of comics that are available on Arktoons.
The lead Sunday comic on Arktoons is SWAN KNIGHT SAGA, which is based on the epic magical fantasy books written by science fiction grandmaster John C. Wright, including SWAN KNIGHT’S SON, the 2017 Dragon Award Finalist for Best YA Novel.
The story tells the tale of a young man who awakens one night at the Thirteenth Hour, and for the first time sees for himself the cruel reality of the secret rule of Elf over Man. Only then does he begin to learn about his true heritage, the heritage of Twilight.
THE AWAKENER, from our Brazilian partner Superprumo, is a powerful, hard-hitting series that will join CHUCK DIXON’S AVALON in leading the Tuesday schedule on Arktoons.