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Features  → Comics

by Celestial Heavens

Celestial Heavens Comics

This Web site has always been a supporter of fan-made comics. It all started a couple of years ago with the short-lived but very pretty Heroic Heresy by Shadow Hydra (a.k.a. Balista Hero), More recently, the Cranky Hero series (by Robenhagen, Pitsu and Angelspit) renewed the interest in this popular medium despite its crude drawing style and a controversial message. Last but not least, Ghosts of the Past by Vlaad and Blood Work by Infiltrator, the newest series to be published here, are the closest thing to a HoMM graphic novel you will find anywhere. Click on the pictures below to view the strips.

Ghosts of the Past
Cover Page 1 (also in color) Page 2
Page 3 Page 4 Page 5
Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Page 9 Page 10 Page 11
Page 12 Page 13 Page 14
Page 15 Page 16 Page 17

Being Cranky
What's in a Name? Pleasing the Fans
The Art of Patching The Hidden Button

Cranky Hero Says...
Those Dark Memories
The Ball Keeps Rolling... StarForce's Final Say
(animated)
The Escape The Cut Scene Subtitles
The Hidden Agenda The harsh reality of game production
The joy of unrealistic
gameplay mechanisms
An ambitious career change
It would make you feel good, admit it Machine translation can drive you crazy
A single, brutal line that all
Heroes fans can relate to
Hey, it worked before

Blood Work
Offensive LanguageThe Dungeon's dirty secrets

Heroic Heresy

About all the complexity of morale

Some creatures should stay away from the sun
Comments
Vlaad II at 2008-02-03 01:55 wrote:
This bug happens whenever I post on specific pages (instead of forums). In addition, my avvie is not the custom one.

Kareeah Indaga at 2008-02-03 01:37 wrote:
I have no idea. They show up in the comic section...or they did last I checked...

Angelspit at 2008-02-03 01:35 wrote:
Err, what happened here? Where are Vlad's posts?

Kareeah Indaga at 2008-02-02 22:35 wrote:
[long rant on lack of creative talent and obvious plot inconsistancies with the HMM world preemptively deleted]

Happy now?
Vlaad II at 2008-02-02 02:52 wrote:
Just kidding, of course. Those guys are Ancients' androids, disguised as mutated Kreegans of Forge, sent to Earth in order to create a portal to Ashan and undo the evil of the unholy Alliance of Necromancers and drunk Nival developers.

There... Better? :P

Kareeah Indaga at 2008-02-02 02:29 wrote:
Oh, that's all? Drat, I was hoping for a massive crossover in the sequal if there was one... :(

Oh well. Thanks for telling me anyway. :)
Vlaad II at 2008-02-02 02:20 wrote:
@ K.I.

He is the commander of the tanks included in H5 by Nival as "easter eggs". :P

Kareeah Indaga at 2008-02-01 22:59 wrote:
Something I've wondered about for the Ghosts of the Past comic: Who's the army guy at the end? Just some generic modern soldier-type or someone specific? (My first thought was GI Joe, but I've never really been into that series.)

Abaddon at 2007-06-03 00:55 wrote:
"Ghost of the past" isreally good, will there be more?

Marzhin at 2007-05-11 07:54 wrote:
The one you are reffering to wasn't done by Celestial Heavens, it was done by the guys at Penny Arcade and you can find it on the official MM portal :

http://mightandmagic.us.ubi.com/community.php (go under "comics" and here it is)

jerseys at 2007-05-11 00:23 wrote:
where's the comic about history of ashan, where dark elves showed "the middle finger" to normal elves?

sir Aayren ili Essen at 2007-04-09 12:47 wrote:
Niccccccccce!!! Solmyr looks greeeeet! I want more!!!

vhilhu at 2007-04-07 20:08 wrote:
where are all the other cranky hero comics? im sure there were more.
archcorenth at 2007-04-02 02:03 wrote:
Heroic Heresy is wonderful. More! More!
SAITAN at 2007-02-05 03:18 wrote:
great comics

Vlaad II at 2006-10-06 09:44 wrote:
I love Heroic Heresy. It's a pity there are only two pages though.

The Darkness Dragon at 2006-09-07 13:32 wrote:
I think blood work and ubi/nival conversations are funny

Vlaad II at 2006-08-15 18:03 wrote:
Soon! ;)

Orfinn at 2006-08-08 16:10 wrote:
When will we see Crag Hack in a comic? :D

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-18 20:48 wrote:
Well, magic wasn't a big factor in combat 50 years ago either.

Right... magic means wearing stupid crotch protectors.
Overlord at 2006-06-18 20:41 wrote:
wtf? I'm starting all my sentences with 'well' :S
Overlord at 2006-06-18 20:40 wrote:
Well, magic wasn't a big factor in combat 50 years ago either.

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-18 16:04 wrote:
Well 50yrs ago they didn't dress for combat with cloathes that just got in the way.
Overlord at 2006-06-18 11:10 wrote:
Well, can't say I liked the way people dressed 50 years ago either.

ThunderTitan at 2006-06-17 23:35 wrote:
I hate the way they look, not the scarcity of the material. The only explination is that they have awful tastes in fashion.
Solace at 2006-06-17 23:27 wrote:
Personally, I don't think the Dungeon outfits are as bad as everyone makes them out to be... Granted they might not be as clothed as a bride during a traditional wedding, but they're underground. Every heroes game has lava and such in the below-ground level. I'd probably run around wearing near-nothing too. I mean, think about it. It has to be hot down there. Besides, the horned demons are almost stark, and nobody complains about them :-p

Side-note, I think the power of Dungeon units is pretty handy... They're just more complicated than the rest, but certainly not any worse. It's a pity about luck/empowered spells though... for now
Overlord at 2006-06-16 22:46 wrote:
Well I miss Sandro :'(

Infiltrator at 2006-02-21 14:43 wrote:
Yay new CH :)

conjurer at 2006-02-16 15:32 wrote:
I think it's a little well deserved irony... and it may just be the most effective way in expressing some of our doubts regarding the developement of the game

Lord_Haart at 2006-02-16 15:21 wrote:
Perhaps you're right, the cartoons do seem to provide an outlet for some community tension.

I still like Ubi-val though :P

Angelspit at 2006-02-16 03:38 wrote:
We support the series and the community, not the companies that are making money off them. Surprisingly, the comics seem to have a soothing effect on its readers: maybe it's just a coincidence, but when the Starforce comic was released, a comic that feature a man smashing a computer monitor with a large hammer, the SF debate was put on hold for a while, and started again only last week. In any case, you are right in saying that the Cranky Hero comics should not be taken seriously.

Lord_Haart at 2006-02-16 03:28 wrote:
Fine. I resign myself to negativity and henceforth declare my hatred of all gaming companies. :|

Jeez, my point was more that I'd like to see some positivity from our community! All I've seen in the last month is a news ban, negative starforce press (deserved, maybe, but still negative), rants about DMoMM, and a flurry of anti-ubi cartoons. I understand that each of these may be justified -the news ban to delay release, starforce might be problematic (not for me though), little info has been released on DMoMM, and the cartoons by themselves are tongue-in-cheek and not to be taken too seriously.

My issue is that when you combine these, the atmosphere around the place seems quite negative and/or cynical. For a site that traditionally has been such a stauch supporter of the series, this is a shame. I know that it's been rubbing off on me, since it's the only HoMM site I use. :S

I can sum up in a simple verse:
"It's-a not so bad, It's a nice-a place, shuddup-in-your-face" :P

Orfinn at 2006-02-15 15:20 wrote:
Pondus!

http://pondus.net/

one of the best cartoons ever =D

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-14 19:38 wrote:
Sigh.If you wish:

Ubisoft, Nival, they're in the same boat.


Why?Just because they work on one game series now doesnt put them in the same boat.(yet)


<br>What I mean is that game developers will have just cancelled their holiday plans to work on the game due to us, and will come across this and probably feel insulted or think less of the community.


No,they canceled it because they screwed the game and need to "fine tune" it.And I never heard anything about them canceling their hollyday plans,anyway.


<br>Bagging Ubisoft or Nival about rushing out games, etc is kinda pointless when you look around and see the other publishers/developers who REALLY have screwed games over.


So what?Your saying that because sonny screwed up with their protection software,every other company has the right to screw up as well?Or because columbia shutle exploded,every other space launch has the right to malfuncion as well?Or because of hitler,bush now has loose hands to wage war whenever he wants?


Check out BFME2, for example - few innovations, shallow gameplay, meager graphics.


Toilet graphics,tracs,no FoW,no flaggings,etc.


<br>My respect goes to any company that actually gets over the bean-counting mentality and thinks about the QUALITY of their product, even if they do so mainly (but not only, really) with profit in mind.


:disagree: :disagree: :disagree:


<br>That said, I love the cartoons :)

Of course you do!They are brilliant! :devil:

ThunderTitan at 2006-02-14 19:14 wrote:
Enlighten us please. :|

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-14 19:06 wrote:
Ubisoft, Nival, they're in the same boat.
<br>
<br>What I mean is that game developers will have just cancelled their holiday plans to work on the game due to us, and will come across this and probably feel insulted or think less of the community.
<br>
<br>Bagging Ubisoft or Nival about rushing out games, etc is kinda pointless when you look around and see the other publishers/developers who REALLY have screwed games over. Check out BFME2, for example - few innovations, shallow gameplay, meager graphics.
<br>
<br>My respect goes to any company that actually gets over the bean-counting mentality and thinks about the QUALITY of their product, even if they do so mainly (but not only, really) with profit in mind.
<br>
<br>That said, I love the cartoons :)

:| :| :|

I wonder do I even have to comment the above statements?

Lord_Haart at 2006-02-14 18:48 wrote:
Ubisoft, Nival, they're in the same boat.

What I mean is that game developers will have just cancelled their holiday plans to work on the game due to us, and will come across this and probably feel insulted or think less of the community.

Bagging Ubisoft or Nival about rushing out games, etc is kinda pointless when you look around and see the other publishers/developers who REALLY have screwed games over. Check out BFME2, for example - few innovations, shallow gameplay, meager graphics.

My respect goes to any company that actually gets over the bean-counting mentality and thinks about the QUALITY of their product, even if they do so mainly (but not only, really) with profit in mind.

That said, I love the cartoons :)

Morannon at 2006-02-14 18:39 wrote:
I can't really relate to the latest Cranky Hero. I'm not cranky about the way Nival runs things. And I love boobs.

Gaidal Cain at 2006-02-14 18:07 wrote:
Nice, but seriously, what does he have agaisnt Ubi-val? Ubi 's far better than EA or MS, Ubi hs shown it actually listens to fans.

Emphasis added for, well emphasis ;)

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-14 17:35 wrote:
Ubi is better than the Devil. Yeah, that should be praised.

It is?When did this happen?Tell me youre jokeing!Its not funny!!

Courtesy of dr.Zoidberg

ThunderTitan at 2006-02-14 17:31 wrote:
Ubi is better than the Devil. Yeah, that should be praised.

Lord_Haart at 2006-02-14 17:09 wrote:
Nice, but seriously, what does he have agaisnt Ubi-val? Ubi's far better than EA or MS, Ubi hs shown it actually listens to fans.

Maybe we should reward them for listening by bagging their competitors instead >:)

JoniJM at 2006-02-14 16:27 wrote:
I love Mr. Cranky Hero! :D Happy Valentineīs Day!
Ps. Looking good, good-looking mobile wallpapers @ Ubisoft shopping: http://mobile.ubi.com/gb/wallpapers.php?c=Might Unfortunately not free (for a poor student such as I am)..
Edited on Tue, Feb 14 2006, 09:30 by JoniJM

Infiltrator at 2006-02-14 01:56 wrote:
Hahah nice one :)

Kalah at 2006-02-14 01:36 wrote:
Heheheeeee... :)

Jerrie at 2006-02-13 22:35 wrote:
CH#6: Funny :) :D

alchemy at 2006-02-13 22:30 wrote:
VEry Nice!

LordHoborgXVII at 2006-02-13 22:28 wrote:
Looks beautiful! :applause:
If only cranky hero was done in this style...

Falsted at 2006-02-13 21:56 wrote:
LOL to the latest Cranky Hero!

Malicen at 2006-02-09 23:28 wrote:
Applause. Nice work really. I like it. Well done Infiltrator.

Orfinn at 2006-02-09 18:49 wrote:
bloody nice work =p

Robenhagen at 2006-02-08 22:06 wrote:
Good job Infiltrator - it also somehow reminds me of a story I once read about Elizabeth Bathory.

ThunderTitan at 2006-02-08 15:22 wrote:
Well I only like to dish out the pain. And I did enjoy putting on a dress and spining around in it when I was very little. :wave:

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-08 15:10 wrote:
Take your pick!Transvestites or Dominatrixes! :rofl:

ThunderTitan at 2006-02-08 15:08 wrote:
More like they're gluttons for punishment! And nipple piercings.

Dungeon/Warlock/Chaos was my second fav behind Tower/Wizard/Order in the previous games, but now.... 8| *shrudder

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-08 14:54 wrote:
But now its kinky!And people just love the forbiden fruit :devil:

Infiltrator at 2006-02-08 14:52 wrote:
Hey, I was a Warlock/Dungeon player to begin with! :)

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-08 14:42 wrote:
You see?People do like S/M after all!Look how much attention dungeon gets :devil:

Infiltrator at 2006-02-08 14:33 wrote:
Glad you guys like it. I am pondering on the next script, but I have nothing specific in mind yet - except that it will probably be linked with dungeon again ;)
Edited on Wed, Feb 08 2006, 07:36 by Infiltrator

Marcus333 at 2006-02-08 14:03 wrote:
They're good. Especially yours Infiltrator. I really like the art style and the colour... Keep up the good work (if you have time for it, because it seems to be very detailed and time-requesting!).

DaemianLucifer at 2006-02-08 13:59 wrote:
Wow!Nice one!Good work Infiltrator! :applause: :applause: :applause:

Infiltrator at 2006-02-08 12:59 wrote:
Why, they add oil to it of course, not to mention bat teeth and crow nails, all proven to be ph neutral and regenerating for your hair! :D

ThunderTitan at 2006-02-08 12:05 wrote:
I think the Dark Elves are about to find out that Human blood does not make a good hair dye. She'll be one pissed off Witch when that blood dries. :devil:

JoniJM at 2006-02-08 09:33 wrote:
P A I N !!! (...ful on behalf of that poor peasant I mean). Lesson: Stick to the agriculture, donīt expand your business in mining.. Excellent art & comic-work! *thumbs up*

Loco Blutaxt at 2006-02-08 08:36 wrote:
I'm very impressed! Hope to see more of it!!!

theLuckyDragon at 2006-02-08 07:24 wrote:
Great work! Hope you'll have time for more! :tsup: :applause:

Infiltrator at 2006-02-08 07:13 wrote:
Thanks :)

Finally it's done.

Aspiriins at 2006-02-08 06:57 wrote:
niiiiice work ;)

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