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Ishy
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What Happened a Year Ago?

On January 6th, 2014, at approximately 8:41pm est, the one hundred largest cities in the word went dark. While news stations and citizens alike scrambled to make contact with their affiliates or loved ones, not so much as a peep emerged from those cities. No air traffic, no radio chatter, no commuters.

Two minutes following, a news van just outside of New York City transmitted the first footage of one of the cities. Childrens cartoons, movies, even new-to-air episodes of popular shows halted their broadcasts to play the live footage. All they saw was rubble. Knee-high, dusty rubble lined the skyline as far as the viewfinder could see. No dust lingered in the air, and no birds flew overhead. Just rubble.

The broadcast went world-wide within the hour, and other countries began reporting the losses of their own cities. Japan, Indonesia, South Korea, India, China. Nation after nation, the number racked up to a total one hundred. Instantly, countries began blaming one another for the attacks. Some claimed the sites had incredibly high levels of radioactivity, but further research ran contrary. No country reported missing weaponry from their armories. Accusations flew. Some blamed the USA, some China, others Russia, North Korea. Even places like New Zealand were blamed as they didn’t lose any cities in the destruction.

War rose to a crescendo, and then fell back down as no one came up with the answers. Within weeks, broken countries recalled their tanks and tried to rebuild. Some grew stronger. Russia claimed much of eastern Europe, China spread southward and westward. India claimed its place as a technological powerhouse as most of Japan disappeared. Many more remote places in the world see shifting borders on a daily basis.

The US broke into five separate pieces. To the south, the Confederated Southern States control the existing land, and newly acquired parts of Mexico. The United States, claiming to follow the same government as the previously whole US, calls the center of the nation its homeland. The Democratic Republic of California set up strict borders and built walls to maintain its western position on the map. Alaska retreated, becoming its own unit. The rest of the unclaimed lands came to be known as the Lawless Zone. While the new nations attempted to take the zone, the people out there fought back with a strange ferocity. The Lawless Zone remains under no specific government, but unconquerable on the eastern seaboard.

Welcome to jaacomic.com

We’re so happy to see you here!

As you might have noticed, we got our official website up and running for launch. The four of us buckled down and made sure we’d be ready to present to you Mayhem and Madness. We’re all unbelievably happy to have gained so much support from all our friends, new and old, and are positively ecstatic to be able to bring our comic to you at our own domain. We couldn’t be here without your help. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so very much.

If you’re here for the first time, please check out our comic above via the Read link. You can start from the beginning and catch up to where we are in our adventure. If you’ve read everything already, but perhaps want to peek back at a page, we also have an archive where you can pick any page you like. We also have links to our Heroes and Villains pages, which contain all pertinent character information that we’ve released on our various web presences over the previous weeks. Above, we also have the link to our new forums. We’re afraid you’ll have to register a second time if you were a part of our previous forums, and we’re sorry for that inconvenience. However, we hope you’ll appreciate the ease of which the new forums function.

Our sidebar, on the right, has a link to information about each of us on the team as well as links to all of our web presences. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any of those locations, or here on the forums.

Again, thank you all so much for your continued support. All of us here at the JAAC team are continually amazed every day by how much attention our comic has been getting. Every Facebook like, every Tumblr reblog, every Youtube view, every Patreon donation excites us to the point that we can barely contain ourselves.

Make sure to check back every Saturday for a new comic, and if you can, pop by the forums for some fun discussion. We hope to see you around.

 

<3 The JAAC team.