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Remember Trent Kaniuga?
If you were a Wizard reader in the mid- to late-’90s, then you probably recall how hot the magazine was for Kaniuga’s self-published series Creed. After working on that series for several years he ended up at Marvel, where he illustrated the underrated Ghost Rider: Hammer Lane. After that he pretty much dropped off the comics map, going to the video-game industry, where he continued drawing and creating on franchises like World of Warcraft and Diablo.
But now he’s return to the comics fold with a webcomic called Twilight Monk. The series, which updates every Monday, follows a cursed monk as he sets out from his monastic home in search for a cure to a mysterious disease that’s afflicted him. Kaniuga says that this new series has the same sense of wonder as his first comic Creed, but “with a hell of a lot more kung fu!” Visit www.twilightmonk.com to see for yourself.
And by Creed, of course, I don’t mean the 90s band of the same name … I mean the comic by Trent Kaniuga that started back in the 1990s and went through a variety of publishers. You might also know it as “CreeD.”
The book starred Mark Fraley, who fought supernatural villains in a dream world while coping with the reality of high school.
Kaniuga posted the entire thing online in the Creed Omnichronos, which includes comics that were published by Hall of Heroes, Lightning Comics, Image and Avatar over the years. It also includes crossovers with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ethan Van Sciver’s Cyberfrog.
And it sounds like the series may be returning to print. Kaniuga, who created the comic when he was just 17, noted on Twitter recently that “new developments are happening with the Creed series! Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement soon.”
And who might be making that announcement? Based on this post from IDW’s Chris Ryall, it sounds like it might be his company. “We’ll have another nice surprise regarding Trent’s book CREED soon, too,” he posted.
So is this new Creed comic, or are they printing the collection? I’m guessing we should keep our eyes peeled in San Diego in a couple of weeks to find out.