A hunter inadvertently wakes up something old and dangerous.
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Fantastic – I love this!
holy moly…this is great.
Beautiful art. I actually kind of prefer when the background lines drop out- panel 1 and 3 are just gorgeous- but it’s great all the same.
I might sound like a jerk but sometimes the comics here start off with such a small amount that they don’t really hook me and make me need to come back and read the rest. Just a friendly and helpful comment- not trying to be Internet comment guy. I do love just about everything I’ve read here and nothing’s been downright bad which I can’t say for most comics at an actual comic book shop.
Well dang, Joe that’s a bummer! We try to start off with a decent chunk of whatever we’re running (nothing has started with less than 4 pages of comics, and the average is probably more like 8, for example) for just that reason. Haunter started with a respectable 7 and Sam is going to be posting 2 a week, so hopefully it’ll keep your interest up. Thanks for the kind words.
This is awesome. Love the art, esp the white fills mixed in with the bright colors. You also did a great job of capturing the tension of the chase – I want that hog!
beautiful work! Congratulations!
This is really beautiful! I love the colors!
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Man! That first shot of the house/temple thing! Man!! Those shots of the boar following!! Dude!!!
This is a girl or an alien with some kind of, what is the medical term for boobs? Anyway. I have been staring at this comic closely for weeks and I am 100% sure this is a girl. HOORAY!
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Thanks so much for the comments everyone. Suzette: you are onto something.
This continues to be one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen.
Oh so it’s a pandora’s box thing?
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Gorgeous colouring and simple line. I am amazed! thank you for sharsing your art, Sam!
This one is really hypnotic and… “HAUNTING.” That turn around from the angular creature is spectacular.
i love everything about this.
This has such great tension and action! It gets the heart racing.
Yipes! My heart was racing! Terrific narrative and loved the role reversal. Will make it a point to return for updates. Love the colors and the artwork-was drawn right in. Great stuff!
Wow! Just great!
I love the initial meeting of the monster, the decision to show her pointing the bow at the reader was super cool. Her expressions really sell her (cave temple monster), totally alien. Great work!
Wow! Just… wow!
This is a beautifully illustrated, EXCITING adventure. Wonderful stuff :)
Wait… what arrow is he using ?
Okay, that is a great question. Earlier in the series I thought the arrows were kept underneath the protagonist’s shirt, but I never figured out a way to make that work. I’ll have to add a quiver or something in a later revision.
I get anxious reading this. Great, intense stuff!
Sam, as always, fantastic stuff. Your world is so lush, so ornate, so decorative.. but in no way contrived. This story is a heart-pounder for sure :)
Just stopped back for the first time in quite some time and amazing! My heart was pounding as the tale is tautly told and brilliantly drawn. I’d so enjoyed the first installment and catching up was a joy. The colors, the artisitic execution all in service of a gripping narrative make this simply superlative. Thank you for the gift of your creation.
Best one here, so far. Will there ever be more?!
Bruno- Glad you like it, Sam is amazing. If you read the blurb at the bottom you’d know there’s more every week.
Fricken love this. Never really been put in a state of suspense from a comic before.
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Is it falling? Is it? Did she kill it already? .__.
I’m worried about this girl.
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Brilliant, thank you so much for this wonderful comic.
So glad to have found this! I’d originally followed a reddit link someone has posted to “The Worm Troll” (love that story, too, BTW).
I think the lack of an arrow quiver works fine, since the blue sentinel doesn’t use a quiver either. It looks like the blue arrows kept appearing up until the protagonist took possession of the broken arrowhead.
Anyway, really enjoying the story. I hope you’ll be able to collect it into a “dead-tree” version, once the story concludes. ;-)
apocalyptic splendor. this is totally metamorphic
Incredible comic. I rarely catch myself holding my breath when reading comics. Fantastic pacing. And I love your art. Can’t wait for more. :)
[…] Haunter is a full color story of adventure and dread being serialized on the excellent Study Group webcomic portal. It’s another wordless fantasy, this one about a treasure seeking hunter who runs into an ancient spirit that is also a hunter. You shouldn’t try to steal stuff from ancient spirits. Told in almost animatic format, it’s a tense, exciting chase that’s still going on. […]
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