Rob Shaffer Revives the Classic Fantasy Magazine with “Tales of Noveterra”

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Rob Shaffer launched a crowdfunding campaign for Tales of Noveterra, a nostalgic revival of the classic black-and-white fantasy magazine.

Tales of Noveterra features the writing talents of Shaffer, Edwin Acevedo, Phill Diaz, Mark Middleton, and Eddie Winkler, as well as artwork by Pat Maxton, Joe J. Ball, Allen Alonzo and Preston Asevedo (aka the good Preston).

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Tales of Noveterra Indiegogo campaign page:

The fantasy magazine helped define the sword and sorcery genre. These magazines were filled with amazing art and stories that electrified the imagination. They whisked us away to new lands, where heroes fought monsters, evil wizards and unspoken horrors.

Those magazines were thought lost to time.


Tales of Noveterra is a 48+ page fantasy entertainment magazine that is filled with action, entertainment and ass kicking.

Presented in black and white, to showcase the amazing line work of top talent working in independent comics today. To truly enjoy the art it will be printed in a large magazine format (approx. 8.5×11. Regular comics are 6×10)

Tales of Noveterra will include:

4 sequential stories

4 traditional stories (with illustrations)

Roleplaying game adventure. (includes illustrations and maps)

New Monsters and characters to add to your campaign (Fully illustrated)

Letters page


and more!

Backers can get a digital version of Tales of Noveterra for $15, while physical copies start at $20. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • Art prints
  • Original sketch card
  • A copy of Shaffer’s Doom Fate graphic novel

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $7 for those in the United States.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Tales of Noveterra Indiegogo campaign page here.

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