After a best-selling Kickstarter launch in 2020, Immortal, the world’s first studio dedicated to creating an epic interconnected Wuxia storyverse, is back to continue the wildly popular Wuxia series “The Adept” with its second issue.
“The Adept” is the brainchild of writers Tasha Huo (Netflix’s “Tomb Raider”) and Charlie Stickney (“White Ash” and “Glarien”) with illustrations by Yishan Li (Dark Horse’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”). The first issue’s Kickstarter became one of the platform’s best-selling first issues, crowdfunding $35,165 of a $10,000 goal with over 1,200 eager backers.
Immortal Studios, the world’s first studio creating an original and epic interconnected Wuxia storyverse, unveiled the first issue of their latest comic, Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen, a four-part series adaptation of legendary author Shiao Yi’s hit novel series.
Shiao Yi is one of the world’s most renowned authors of the modern wuxia genre, or martial arts fantasies centered on bringing justice to the oppressed. Wuxia stories have captivated Hollywood with films like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Ip Man,” and inspired other blockbusters like “The Matrix” and Marvel’s more recent “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Immortal Studios, the rising comic studio in the modern Wuxia story space, has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for their second planned title, “Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen.”
The story, described as a mixture of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” and “The Matrix” in style, follows Phil Du, a young man in Los Angeles with parkour skills, an alter-ego in a virtual fantasy game, and a yearning in his heart for something greater in life. As mysterious deaths and the disappearance of an LA Chinatown restaurateur emerge around him, Phil is confronted by a shadowy figure “Jade Swallow” in the real and virtual world, offering answers and power in the search for a hidden Immortal Cave. Soon, Phil is thrown into a world of ancient supernatural warriors at war between themselves.