Final Issue of In Maps & Legends

The ninth and final issue of IN MAPS & LEGENDS, a digital-only comic illustrated by Niki Smith and written by Michael Jasper, is now available.  The comic which began life in 2009 on the now defunct DC Comics webcomic label, Zuda Comics, and then went independent, reaches its explosive, mind-bending conclusion after 200 pages.  A collected digital version of all nine issue launches next week on October 12th.

In Maps & Legends mixes together urban fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk.  Thanks to her grandfather, Kaitlin Grayson knows maps and legends. But Kait never would've dreamed that she would one day attempt to save two worlds at the same time, becoming both a map and a legend in the explosive conclusion to this storyline. You can read a free preview of Issue 1.

You can read the comic in the digital format you prefer, on whichever ebook device you own — the Android Phone, Windows Phone, or iPhone; the Kindle, the Nook, or the iPad; or on your desktop, laptop, or the Web (PDF, CBZ, HTML, and Flash). Issues of the ongoing, contemporary fantasy comic are available many different online distributors, including Comixology,, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple's iBooks, the Google eBookstore, MyDigitalComics, and DriveThruComics. Issues sell for just $.99 each.

Artist Niki Smith is an artist and writer who is currently working on a handful of creator-owned comic projects. She is the recipient of a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship based on her graphic novel proposal, Some Did Rest. Her work has also appeared in several English language and German comic anthologies. Writer Michael Jasper has published seven novels, a story collection, and over four dozen short stories in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Polyphony, Writers of the Future, and the Raleigh News & Observer. His most recent novel is A Sudden Outbreak of Magic (UnWrecked Press, 2011).


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.