Hinterkind (2013) Volumes
In a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been pushed to the edge of extinction by the creatures of fantasy and fables, THE HINTERKIND tells the story of one young woman's quest to fulfill her destiny and put the world right again. Fifty-seven years after an unspecified biological event has all but wiped out the human race, a green hand has moved over the face of the Earth. Leaf, root and shoot have steadfastly smothered the works of man, remorselessly grinding the concrete, glass and steel back into the minerals from whence they came. Mother Nature is reclaiming what's rightfully hers but she's not the only one... The Hinterkind have returned. They come from hiding places in the lost corners of the world: Centaurs, Satyrs, Elves, Dwarves, Ogres, Trolls, Werewolves, Vampires... They're also known as 'the Hidden,' 'the Twilight People,' the 'walkers-in-shadow', collective names for the menagerie that mankind has hung its tales of myth and magic upon--but these aren't fairy tale creatures. They are flesh, blood and passion, and they have a long simmering hatred of humanity. They are a divergent species. Exotic evolutionary try-outs that couldn't compete with the rapacious ape. Hunted to near extinction through fear and ignorance, they fled to the great forests and deserts, losing themselves in the shrinking wilderness of an ever-expanding world. Now the wilderness is the world and mankind is in the minority. Collects THE HINTERKIND #1-6.
The second volume of the hit series begins with Princess Tersia, who has a vision of the future and the shape of things to come. In this vision she's married to Jon Hobb and carrying his baby. Oh, and there's a dragon! Is it a dream or a nightmare? Meanwhile, bounty hunters Starla and Jubal find the tables are turned as they're run to ground by a Centaur posse. The second chapter in Vertigo's next great series is here in HINTERKIND VOL. 2. Collects HINTERKIND #7-12.
The Blight spread around the world like wildfire, reducing the human race to ashes. In its aftermath, the Earth was ripe for the picking - and the Hinterkind stepped out from the shadows of myth and legend to reap the harvest. But where did this global scourge originally come from? Now the secret of the Blight is finally revealed, as our tale flashes back to a time just before the infection began and then forward to the world as it now is - an era on the cusp of a great war between the regal Sidhe, the brutal Skinlings, and the vicious Vampire Nation. As betrayals and bodies pile up on all sides, a handful of heroes and rogues seek to harness the ultimate weapon - a force that will either stop the bloodshed or destroy everyone that remains! Collecting issues #13-18 of the hit Vertigo series, HINTERKIND VOL. 3: THE HOT ZONE presents the stunning conclusion to Ian Edgington and Francesco Trifolgi's fascinating fantasy epic.