Issue #2 of “Furia and the Guardians” will do more than introduce you to our mysterious new “threat” moving into Paragon City. It will also introduce you to another new hero.
Qualina is the creation of Damon H, aka Dam025 on deviantART. Damon is also a former City of Heroes player as well as a reader of Battlerock Comics publications. When he heard that the stories of the Guardians of the Dawn were resuming (thanks of course to the magic of Titan Icon and demorecording), he wondered if his character could make an appearance in the new series.
Of course this is not the first time that a deviantART character would appear in the comics. Longtime readers may recall when ExGemini, aka Nathan Furian, made his appearance in the pages of “Guardians of the Dawn Spotlight” and later in “The Guardian Powers”. While Nathan himself will not be appearing in the new series in the immediate future (at least not in the way people remember him from the comics), we can say that Qualina will be appearing in more than just this one issue.
Or we hope she will… especially given who she is about to face off with.
That brings us to a little behind-the-scenes secret concerning Issue #2.
Sometimes there are songs that stir emotions simply by the music. No words, just music. Sometimes you hear a song played in a movie trailer and it pretty much does all the convincing for you that you have to see that movie.
One such performance group that can do that is the production company is known as Two Steps From Hell. They’ve been involved with trailer music for TV, movies, video games, even for athletic events.
I’ve been hooked on their music since I found out they were involved in the trailer for the 2009 revamped “Star Trek” movie. And when it came to their 2012 album “SkyWorld”, there was one song that just stood out for me.
Imagine a menacing threat making its appearance. Now picture this song playing in the background.
Two Steps From Hell’s “Dark Ages” pretty much set the tone for the climax of “Furia and the Guardians” #2. The build-up for the “threat”, its arrival to the city, and the attempts to stop it can all be envisioned in the first half of the song.
And the second half of the song? Well that’s for Issue #3…
“Furia and the Guardians” #2 will be released on February 27th.