VERSE is the story of a shared journey. What draws us back to stories like these isn't the
promise of adventure or the fantastical things you unearth. It's getting to see how each
character grows and develops. How their bonds are formed and tested over and over again. And
when paths diverge, as they often do, seeing how they manage to find a way back to each other.
Fife's plans to become an expert swordsmith are interrupted when he meets Neitya, an extraordinary girl unlike any he's ever met before...primarily because of her horns and amnesia. Worryingly, she seems akin to the monstrous Vel who roam the countryside. but when Fife is attacked by the Vel, Neitya saves him by using a skill thought to be forever lost to everyone: Magic. Fife and Neitya decide to journey together, seeking the guidance they need to unravel the mystery of her origin.
“Verse's rich drawings and colours beautifully illustrate a complicated, engaging fantasy world filled with sympathetic characters. I can't wait to learn more about them as their journey continues!”
– Faith Erin Hicks, Comics Creator/Writer/Artist
Sam Beck is a writer and illustrator living in Toronto. She likes to explore themes of identity
and relationships through the lens of fantasy. Sam has done work with Dark Horse, Vault Comics,
and BOOM! Studios. When she's not drawing, find her admiring the forests of northern Ontario or
playing the ocarina and guitar.
VERSE is what I wanted to read as a shy, bookish, thirteen-year-old. To be shown a wonderful and terrifying world and still get to see the moments of tenderness between characters amidst all of it.