The tribe of Sundog, Fallingstar and Rockjumper is ruled by a Chief and two advisors: the Medicine Man and the First Warrior, in Tribes: The Dog Years, the new color graphic fiction/comic book series from Soulcraft Comics.
As the story opens, the reigning Chief, Deerslayer, is in failing health, and it will soon fall to Rockjumper to assume the leadership role of the Sky Shadows, a role he has observed as First Warrior and the leader of many hunting parties.
But there are doubts that the heir apparent to Deerslayer’s rule is ready for his responsibilities. Rockjumper seems to be very rigid in his adherence to the “Sky Shadow Way,” the central warrior code that holds the tribe together and forms the heroic myth by which hunters are trained and their success is measured.
These doubts are inflamed when Sundog begins to chafe at Rockjumper’s ruthlessness, and the stage is set for an eventual showdown between the voices of the future and those of the past.
“I am not a mother yet. I want to fight.”
Fallingstar utters these words to justify participating in the defense of the Sky Shadows against an enemy attack.
It is Fallingstar who seizes upon Dr. Adams’ description of a future where kids can actually know their grandparents. His dream seed sprouts in her mind. And she decides to leave everything behind – her future husband, the Sky Shadows, everything – to try to forge a new future for herself. Though she defies expectations of her role in the Sky Shadows tribe, she carries her maternal idealism to the battlefield to fight for the future of the entire human race.
Will she succeed? Will her strength help humanity secure its future?
Find out in Tribes: The Dog Years, the new color comic book series from Soulcraft Comics.
FALLINGSTAR in Tribes: The Dog Years, the new color graphic fiction series from Soulcraft Comics:
For the Sky Shadow tribe, life consists of a series of tough choices between absolute necessities. Survival is paramount; everyone has a role to play in a tightly knit tribal system. But for Fallingstar, being chosen as the future wife of a Chief, somehow does not feel right. What is her true destiny? Why does she yearn for more, beyond her role.
She yearns to become more than is expected of her. Does she dedicate her life to her duty, or does she take another path? Can a young woman determine her people’s priorities while also avoiding her role as one of their leaders? Will her determination endanger her and her people’s future? But there is no time to ponder. In the world of Tribes: The Dog Years, humans live to only twenty-one years of age. Fallingstar must act – now!
And so she is inspired by Doctor Irving Adams, the seemingly immortal scientist who has apparently lived nearly three lifetimes, and his tales of a world beyond the limited existence of her isolated and constantly threatened tribe. How has he survived? Is his magic real, as opposed to the nonsense of the Sky Shadows’ medicine man, Signeader. Dr. Adams seeds the dream that one day she might actually see and help raise her grandchildren.
Her influence stirs Sundog, our reluctant hero, to join Adams and his mysterious quest to find the source of the “plague” that robs humans of precious life at the tender age of twenty-one.
Fallingstar, future wife of the Chief of the Sky Shadows, will play a crucial role in the future of humanity.
“You are not Sky Shadow.” The words are enough to provoke a fight to the death between any two self-respecting members of Sundog’s tribe, yet the turning point in this young hunter’s life is when his own chief utters the words “I am not Sky Shadow.” Sundog is a central character in Tribes: The Dog Years, the new graphic fiction series from Soulcraft Comics.
His early days are spent honing his skill, speed and instinct, but as he reaches an age where he can challenge his peers for leadership and privilege, he finds that his courage may diverge from that of his chief.
More than any other character, Sundog carries with him the weight of almost an entire civilization, if one tribe can be called that. If Doctor Irving Adams, the immortal, is successful in his search, Sundog’s strength may change the future of the entire human race.
Without Sundog’s support, Doctor Adams may never get the chance to follow his “magic” to what he believes may be the key to ending humanity’s plague. Is it his destiny to blaze a path for humanity? Will a new tribe – a Tribe of the Quest – be borne of the ragtag remnants of the defeated, the lost, the aimless? Will Sundog, a humble hunter in the Sky Shadows, be reborn as a new leader?
Only time and experience will tell. For Sundog will travel thousands of miles, and his journey will be full of fantastic discoveries and mortal dangers in Tribes: The Dog Years, coming soon from SoulCraft Comics.