Geomancers (comics)

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Geomancers are a group of fictional comic book characters that appeared in various titles published by Valiant Comics.

Geomancer
Publication information
Publisher Valiant Comics
In-story information
Alter ego Khanit
Buck McHenry
Geoff McHenry
Lucinda Mendez
Yuri Pierce
Ana Kawainui
Rokland Tate
Aram Anni-Padda
Kay McHenry
Abilities Telepathic communication with the Earth
Receive psychic impressions from ojects
Control over the Earth's natural energy sources
Ability to cause objects to bend to their will

Publication history[edit]

The Geomancers appeared in various comic titles published by Valiant Comics, including Eternal Warrior,[1] Archer and Armstrong, Solar, Rai, Timewalker, Magnus and Secret Weapons.[1]

A separate Geomancer comic series was also published in 1994,[2] lasting eight issues.[3]

Fictional biography[edit]

Geomancers are a lineage of men and women who, since 3500 BC, have been chosen by the Earth itself to defend it, with only one Geomancer operating at a time.[citation needed] In the Viking era, it was a young boy.[4] When a Geomancer dies, his or her chosen successor takes their place.[citation needed] When a Geomancer has reached the end of their life-cycle their power is removed by a suicide ritual called Bagh-Nakh.[citation needed]

Geomancers were instrumental in many pivotal events in the Valiant Universe, including the Unity Conflict, the birth and upbringing of Magnus, Robot Fighter, the struggle against the Darque Power, and the Harbinger Wars.[citation needed] Gilad Anni-Padda has served as the "Fist and Steel" of the Geomancers for most of his immortal life,[citation needed] only failing three times to save a Geomancer.[5]

In 1992, Geomancer Tashi Khatun authored a book entitled The Book of Geomancer, the tome of ultimate knowledge.

The first Geomancer was Khanit, who was chosen in 3500 BC.[6] Later Geomancers included Buck McHenry,[7] Geoff McHenry,[8] Lucinda Mendez,[8] Yuri Pierce,[8] Ana Kawainui,[citation needed] Rokland Tate,[citation needed] and Aram Anni-Padda.[citation needed]

In the new Valiant continuity, a woman named Kay McHenry serves as the Geomancer.[9][10][11]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Geomancers can psychically communicate with the Earth,[citation needed] receive psychic impressions from objects and living organisms,[citation needed] possess innate healing abilities,[citation needed] can read the minds of others,[citation needed] can control the natural energy sources of the Earth,[12] and can cause objects to bend to their will.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Valiant Comic Book Alphabet of Cool - G - Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book ResourcesComics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources". Goodcomics.comicbookresources.com. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  2. ^ Valiant Classic (2013-06-05). "Geomancer (1994) #1 - Comics by comiXology: Web UK". Comixology.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  3. ^ Valiant Classic (2013-06-05). "Geomancer (1994) #8 - Comics by comiXology: Web UK". Comixology.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  4. ^ "NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Rivera Illustrates "The Valiant," Preview". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  5. ^ "VALIANT COMICS December 2014 Solicitations". Newsarama.com. 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2015-03-22. 
  6. ^ Eternal Warrior #1
  7. ^ Eternal Warrior #7
  8. ^ a b c Rai #0
  9. ^ "MTV Geek – Get Your First Look At The New Geomancer With ‘Archer and Armstrong’ #6!". Geek-news.mtv.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  10. ^ "Immortal warrior springs Eternal in Valiant Universe – USATODAY.com". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 
  11. ^ Archer & Armstrong (vol. 2) #6 (Jan. 2013)
  12. ^ The Valiant #4 (March 2015)
  13. ^ The Valiant #3 (Feb. 2015}

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