When I started finalizing the Demon Hunter Kain universe I knew that I wouldn’t have much opportunity to show some of the learning experiences Kain had to go through to become an Apprentice Demon Hunter. So, inspired by Mike Mignola’s Hellboy short stories, I decided to make the “Kain: The Training Years” web comic. The Training Years will feature short stories that show Kain and his mentor(s) on various excursions all over the world as he strives to become a Demon Hunter.

The first of these will be The Goat-Foot Woman story. I know many people may have seen this short tale before. It was, after all, the first story I ever did that introduced Kain and his mother Liana. I took it down when I started up Chapter 1 after having a talk with my editor, Lynne Yoshii. We both felt that it would do better as a Training Years story. The Training Years stories will vary in length and subject matter. Some will be amusing, others will be horrific or downright disturbing. But rest assured that these tales will help to expand the Kain universe and give us more insight into the world and it’s characters.

Now for the good news, bad news part of the situation. The good news is that you will always get some story to keep you going until the main story returns. The bad part is; since these stories are meant to fill the empty gap between chapters of the main Demon Hunter Kain story, new chapters of Demon Hunter Kain (when on its in-between chapter breaks) will not return until the current Kain: The Training Years story has run its course.

You can find the link to the Kain: The Training Years site in this post and also in the menu bar above the comic. Just click on it and it will take you there. As always thanks for reading and enjoy!


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