The Shining Mantis

The Dark Mantid Orcus stood laughing, picking the pockets of orphans, when the sky cracked open, a massive Insect, 20 miles high, a Shining Mantis, bearing two heads and four arms, burst forth, and in one mighty sweep of chalk dust freed all the universe from fear.

The Shining Mantis then disappeared as quickly as it came.

Thousands of years later, the world had changed. Contact with the mantids had quickly destroyed the kangaroos. In their place rose a foul offspring: a new species of demonic kangaroo, the unholy union of the dark mantids and the kangaroos. These abberations ravaged innocent folk, tearing their bodies, their home, their very lives apart. They grew so powerful as to once again threaten all of creation.

This onslaught was spoken of with great fear by all, but by none more than those who knew it's name:


The Shining Mantis is the Brooklyn based collaboration of Mike Estabrook, and Ernest Concepcion.

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