The Secret History #1-14 (Ongoing, Update)
14 CBR's, 10 in 4 RAR's | Archaia Press | Release Dates Feb 2007 - Jan 19 2011 | 465.10 MB Total
is a European comic book series republished in the US by Archaia Press, just like and the cycles. It was originally planned for seven issues but proved to be so popular they released an issue #8 in April of 2010 and it seems it is now an ongoing. This comic book series is written by Jean-Pierre Pécau, and the rotating artists are Igor Kordey, Goran Sudžuka, Geto, and Leo Pilipovic; Carole Beau colors it (with some help from Isabelle Rabarot), Edward Gauvin translates it, and Marshall Dillon letters it (with some help from Joyce El Hayek and Scott Newman). Essentially the story is this: 5000 years ago, an old man gives four runestones to four children to keep them from falling into the wrong hands (their village is being pillaged). The runes are: the Chalice, the Lance, the Sword, and the Shield. The children who receive them are, respectively, Dyo, Reka, Aker, and Erlin. The shaman implores them never to use the runes together and never let them rule their hearts, but once he dies, the children go on their own separate ways, plotting and scheming to collect all four runestones and posess ultimate power, down through the ages--the rune-holders, or archons, as they're called, seemingly given immortality by the runes. Intended for readers because of adult content.