A land of legends, gods and monsters, The Frontier has a history stretching back thousands of years and scholars of the world have debated tirelessly about timelines, facts and major events.
Generally, historians have come to the conclusion that the timeline on The Frontier should be plotted into six major eras. With that said, here’s an overview of the history of The Frontier along with commentary on some key events.
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Comic Kitchen brings together food and fiction, creating a three-course meal based on characters from popular culture. This edition is based on The Hammer Of The Witches, Clay McNab from Tales Of The Frontier.
A rover, gunslinger and witch hunter, McNab’s taste in food can be described as rustic and simple. Read on to discover his menu.
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The Pop Culture Playlist tells the story of fictional characters through music, revealing motivations and personal choices. This edition focuses on Clay McNab from the Tales Of The Frontier series. An infamous witch hunter and complicated man, McNab has dedicated his life to exterminating the supernatural from The Frontier by any means necessary.
Here’s a list of tracks that describe the life of Clay McNab.
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You won’t get far in The Frontier without someone wishing you walk well into The Underealm and thrive in The Sunlight Meadows.
Or that you’ll be damned to the blackest pits of The Underealm. Or that you’ll be punished for your vices. Maybe you’ll overhear a conversation in a saloon about a hero who died well and he’s living his virtues in Eudon Hall.
A place of rebirth, punishment, penance and eternity, The Underealm is considered the world of the gods, so let’s dive deeper to see what it’s all about.
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Religion on The Frontier is as vast and complex as the landscape itself, broken down into different belief systems and dogmas. When it comes to everyday frontiersmen and women, the dominant religion is polytheism and the belief in several gods known as the divinti.
Depending on the region, one of the divinti may hold more significance to the local population than others and here are all the major gods within the main Frontier pantheon:
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The Wild West is one of those iconic genres that conjures images of open plains and rugged landscapes. The Western genre has become a part of every storytelling medium, including comics. Western comics such as DC’s All-Star Western and Vertigo’s Preacher series have kept the genre going from strength to strength for around a century. I’m looking into the history of Western comics to see how they’ve developed and what makes them so enduring. Continue reading “Gun-Slingers, Outlaws And Anti-Heroes: A History Of Western Comics”
A movement that’s gained a lot of popularity in recent years is steampunk, and with its mixture of old and new technology, it’s not hard to see why people are interested in it. The interesting thing about steampunk is that there are so many variations, such as the dieselpunk and weird west genres. Several of these genres were on display at the TimeQuake Steampunk Convention in Manchester. Given my interest in steampunk I was looking forward to seeing what was there and I wasn’t disappointed.
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