A Distant Soil #2 - The Ascendant
(1998)

Image, 1997 Series
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Volume
1
Price
[29.95 USD] see notes
Pages
248
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Image Comics
ISBN
1-58240-018-0 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Mary Gray (copy editor)

Issue Notes

No price printed but issued at a selling price of $29.95.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A Distant Soil / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited) (signed as DORAN)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited) (signed as DORAN)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
D'Mer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

A Distant Soil / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (signed as DORAN) (painting)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited) (signed as DORAN) (painting)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jason; Aeren
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (credited)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes signature page and dedication to George Beahm, Steve Rude, Curt Swan, Frank Kelly Freas and author's parents.

What Has Gone Before (Table of Contents: 3)

A Distant Soil / recap / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (credited)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Liana; Seren [Rieken]; Galahad; Bast; D'Mer, Kovar; Aeren; Jessica; Jason; Kovar; Sere; Niniri; Vinyr; Beys; Ninivir; Serezha; Minetti; Brent; Dunstan; Chris; Reynaldo; Corrine; Rienrie

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

A Distant Soil / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Illustration of crystals used as a filler page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

A Distant Soil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Etan; Seren [Rieken]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


The Ascendant (Table of Contents: 7)

A Distant Soil / comic story / 201 pages (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (credited)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
Colleen Doran (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the choosing..
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Liana; Seren [Rieken]; Galahad; Bast; D'Mer; Kovar; Aeren; Jessica; Jason; Sere; Niniri; Vinyr; Beys; Ninivir; Serezha; Minetti; Brent; Dunstan; Chris; Reynaldo; Corrine; Rienrie
Synopsis
Jason joins the Resistance and his first mission is to kill the Avatar. With Ninivir's help he makes it to Seren's chambers. Seren takes his rebels back to Siovansin and starts to plan for the assault on the Hierarchy. Niniri learns the location of the Resistance's headquarters and that Jason is still alive. Seren directs his group to kill everyone at the headquarters to prevent them being captured by Niniri. Chris is killed in the ensuing action. Jorvanna tries to poison D'Mer and is executed for her treason.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is presented with no chapter breaks. Covers reprints are inserted in various parts of story.

A Distant Soil III Aria (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

A Distant Soil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

A Distant Soil / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited) (signed as DORAN)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited) (signed as DORAN)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Seren [Rieken]; D'Mer; Bast

Character Spotlight (Table of Contents: 10)

A Distant Soil / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran
Pencils
Colleen Doran (signed as DORAN)
Inks
Colleen Doran (signed as DORAN)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Antonio Minetti

Indexer Notes

Write up for the next two stories.

The Gift (Table of Contents: 11)

A Distant Soil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (credited)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
Colleen Doran (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Antonio Minetti; Angelo Minetti; Reynaldo
Synopsis
Angelo finds Reynaldo stealing from the church poor box. He lets him keep the money.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

A Distant Soil / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Antonio Minetti; Mario Minetti

D.W.I. (Table of Contents: 13)

A Distant Soil / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jo Duffy (credited)
Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
Colleen Doran (credited)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Antonio Minetti
Synopsis
On Christmas Eve, Minetti stops by the local pub to have a drink before he heads home.
He stops two drunks from driving off.
Reprints

Portrait Gallery (Table of Contents: 14)

A Distant Soil / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (credited)
Inks
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Galahad; Red Dragon; Bast; Seren [Rieken]; D'Mer; Sere; Jason; Niniri

Afterword (Table of Contents: 15)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran (credited)
Letters
typeset

A Distant Soil Items (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

A Distant Soil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Biography (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Colleen Doran
Pencils
? (photograph)
Inks
? (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Colleen Doran (photo)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Pencils
Colleen Doran (signed)
Inks
Colleen Doran (signed)
Colors
Colleen Doran (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jason; Aeren

Indexer Notes

Signed and numbered print included with this edition.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. What Has Gone Before
    A Distant Soil
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Ascendant
    A Distant Soil
  9. 8. A Distant Soil III Aria
    A Distant Soil
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  11. 10. Character Spotlight
    A Distant Soil
  12. 11. The Gift
    A Distant Soil
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    A Distant Soil
  14. 13. D.W.I.
    A Distant Soil
  15. 14. Portrait Gallery
    A Distant Soil
  16. 15. Afterword
  17. 16. A Distant Soil Items
    A Distant Soil
  18. 17. Biography
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
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