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Welcome to the new Antares Complex website! Home to the original sci-fi comic series following the Dagger and her crew issue by issue. I'm Mike the creator, if you'd like more information click here. New pages are uploaded on saturdays and I hope you enjoy the comic!

8/27/2015-Family emergency:
Hello everyone, there's no update this week. My aunt had a heart attack and it's shaken up my family quite a bit. She's okay at the moment but I just can't squeeze an update in.

I apologize deeply, the comic will continue very soon, I have updates nearly ready to go, but just no time to swing the update. She lives upstate (3 hours trip) with the rest of her family and a portion of us here will be visiting while I may likely be home keeping an eye on the disabled family member here. Or I may go depending on the situation.

Sister is in town which should have made things easier, instead there's some heads butting and I'm just ...nevermind, anyway...sorry guys I hope you can forgive me, I'm just ....seeya next update hopefully.


Hide n' seek is over, and that's not good for him Page 25, click to see!

Site updates:
Added characters to the database, fixed a broken link on Neige's character page.

The chase resumes after that confusing bit on Page 24, click to see!

August already? What th- when? In todays pages a dragon is trying to take a bite out of our captian and then suddenly ....intervention?! Page 22 & 23 are here, click to see!

The chase begins and what the HELL is that?! Page 21 hits the site today!

She see's her target for the first time, an Aeonis. Like the guy she fought on Miranda! He's not too brave when the target is in his face. Page 20 hits the site today!

Neige blitzes the sniper across the space port! Page 19 hits the site today!

At least some of Conrads shots made it in the window...Oh and happy 4th of July you crazy freedom peoples, and to everyone not in the US have an awesome day! FREEDOM PAGE has been added to issue 08!

Conrad tries laying down some cover fire, though how effective that is may be questionable. Page 17 hits the site today!

Conrad comes in to act as some drunken common sense to Neige's rage. Page 16 hits the site today!

Toji is down and Neige can't get to him because of the sniper...Neige isn't happy. New page here

New comic on the links page:

A hard to describe comic starring a large green alien who loves his booze and is a bit crazy. He hangs out with 2 people and ...well gets into trouble, usually not because of the booze. ZUKANAUT is a comic you should check out, click the banner to check it out or here! ...Or here.

First update of the month and it's a standoff between sniper and the crew of the dagger New page here

Update time! Alright another page of Anter- ohhh...shit.... Man down.

Edit: Fixed a link that went to a certain idiot's Patreon (mine) instead of the comic page. Comic updates are free and always will be. Apologies for any confusion, carry on!

Hey guys, no update this week. I wish I could say it was the holidays but it's just been busy here. We usually have help during the week to look after a family member but they've been sick and we've had to make up for the loss and it's been exhausting.

If you don't know what I mean or it sounds vauge then, well good hah, everything is okay we just have a person who needs help 24/7 and there was no aide nor will there be till after the holiday so please wish me, and my family luck. I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend, if you are outside the US then just have a great weekend! Rock on space captains!

Man down! Gunfire on the space port! Page 12 someone is in trouble.

Page 11 hits the site! BOOM! So here is a interesting page, well in the behind-the-scenes kinda way. I work with a bit of a buffer with these pages. I made a vow to not go back and redo pages otherwise I'd be doing exclusively that.

Well, this one was SO BAD I redid the entire thing. I'll be posting that on my Patreon. If you'd like a glypse at a collssial mulligan consider contributing by clicking here and checking that page otherwise feel free to view the non-screw up page here Page 11

I don't think I've ever mentioned how much I hate making backgrounds, I'm no good at them and gah they take me forever. But, here's a full PAGE of BACKGROUNDS!!! --in the first page of the month!

Ever get the feeling you were being watched...?

Out of the bar and back into the streets. Being stuck on the ship for a week or more at a time may be annoying but it's better than a stinky bar. Where Toji gives some advice on friendship.

Conrad, a bit drunk gets a bit akward, thankfully Neige gets saved in time: Awkward drunk conversation can be found in page 07! I think most have experienced this at least once, friend gets a bit tipsy and starts telling you too much, or a stranger! ...Stop lookin' at me like that you're making it awkward!

Conrad and Neige continue talking about things when he brings up an offer for her: Page 06 can be found here!

OTHER UPDATE NEWS, I'm on Patreon:
Hey you there! I've gotten a few pokes telling me to start up a Patreon account where readers who are interested can support the comic! The site isn't going to change, same as ever; no ads and weekly updates. But soon I would like to offer patreon plegers options like high res PDFs & exclusive artwork.

Click the above to view my Patreon page, look around and tell me what you think.

We find out more about Conrad and his role in the universe. He's a ...well you'll see: Page 05 can be found here!

Neige finally finds who she came to meet in a bar full of various species she doesn't get to see too often. Barkeep seems to like him too! ...Not really. Either way: Page 04 can be found here!

Gah, fixed last weeks update date, I keep doing that. Er, what I meant to say is I'm glad I never overlook such a simple detail! Either way we...and Neige gets a closer look at a Prekoto, a race with a lot of fingers and can do some serious multi-tasking: Check it here.

New link! Check out Heartcore by Tara Welker. Starring a wild succubus named Amethyst who went and pissed off the wrong parent. Now she's being hunted by family and others for the sake of a higher rank.

Neige walks into the bar to see (finally) some aliens just getting their drink on...also one smoking like a chimney. Check it here.

New link! Check out Heartcore by Tara Welker. Starring a wild succubus named Amethyst who went and pissed off the wrong parent. Now she's being hunted by family and others for the sake of a higher rank.

Or follow the adventures of Tara on twitter: @lashiec.

Issue 08 has started~! Cover, page and the usual extras pages.

Minor updates:
- Set up the ground work for issue 08's launch
- Added buttons to cycle issues on the comic viewer
- Edited the options of the viewer so you can now jump to character descriptions and such easier.

Thanks to @dsharp524 from Demon Archives webcomic series for bringing these important missing bits to the top of my list.

Well! Issue 07 has been completed!! It's been a crazy one with some crazy bits of viol- what the heck is with that last page!? - Also be sure to read the next 2 pages after!
I included a special page to celebrate the 135th page!...Or just click the link below to see that.

Did some updates to the links section of webcomics I read and follow and you should too! Check out these awesome comics:

They're fantastic comics made by some new friends I met on twitter. If you haven't read them then you're probably terrible! Before you go, I got new page of Antares Complex for ya!
Page 26? Where is it? Here? Yes here!

Also, I went and edited the last few dates on the updates here. It's 2015 now and I think they should be reflecting that, don't you?

Crap, January sure flew by, loads of projects and things going on. Also you guys missed mah berfday! It's okay, I'll still accept rolled up bundles of $100 bills being tossed at me! ...$10s? ...$1s? ....Where'd everyone go?? Come back I have a new comic page!
See page 25 is here!

Time for some sleep ...after a bit of rage from not being paid apparently. Also, what the heck is going on?
Page 24 is right here!

Ejectable bridge section? What is this, Star Trek? Well guess when you haul that much cargo and things go bad, the crew may want a way out.
Page 23 is right here!

Alright, time for a face to face with this pirate cap- wha...?
It can do that? Comic update here!

Happy Solar Revolution terrans! You excited? Me either. Once more around the Sol system's block and now our first update of 2015. There, NOW you're excited. New comic page 2015 Ex Turbo Edition.

Did you expect a new page this holiday xmas? Weeeell sorry I got family too and best I could manage is a xmas pic! Practicing some digital and getting some stuff out? Oh Mike, you're so lame productive! That'd be right here:

It's a late update- only by a few hours! But we continue Neige clearing out the pirates. Click here to check it out.

Everyone enjoying their December? Get some good steam/cybermonday/GoG deals? I hope so! Here's a deal for you! ...Well it's a comic page but close enough. Here's page 19, still going with the graphic violence soI hope you're ready. Click here to check it out.

Also I have some MAJOR thank you's to give out to some generous friends here in the DONATOR WALL OF FAME.

Taking Turkey Day week off, it's been a fun, but stressful and emotional day, I hope you all had an awesome one, thanks for checking in. Update next week.

Head sho- ohhh...that's just wrong!
New page- pg 18 of issue 07 right here: Click here to check it out.

At the last minute someone stops the merceneries from making a dangerous move! ...Kinda!
New page- pg 17 of issue 07 right here: Click here to check it out.

Fixes: Fixed 2 pages being out of order in issue 04- and some text errors.

When hiring mercenaries...Make sure they're not dumb enough to
A- Fire bullets on a space ship.
B- Fire at a bloody airlock!!
New page- right here: Click here to check it out.

Neige lands on the ship and has a plan to deal with a sizable group already waiting for her with Toji's aid. Click here to check it out.

Well I enjoyed that small break! Okay, it wasn't a break I was pretty sick, shivering in bed for hours at a time or so hot that I had a heat rash on my head and face for 2 days! :| ...Anyway!

Next page has been added to issue 07, page 14. Well, enough floating around in space, time for action!

Update: New page for issue 07, page 12 & 13! A real fun pic this was to make ...though I have to say the closenes

-Fixed Issue 05 having the wrong title on the comic selection page.
-Issue 03's comic browser now only contains the third issue and not the entire series.

Update: New page for issue 07, page 12 & 13! A real fun pic this was to make ...though I have to say the closeness to the star is very exaggerated because at that distance? ...Then again there was that one episode of Star Trek that had that special shield modulation!...Enough nonsense check it here!

9/27/2014: A journal and update.
Update: New page for issue 07, page 11! Neige getting ready to dive her crazy ass into space from one ship to another.

Other updates: Fixed a few broken links in the art section & the database as well as added to the database section with new ship data, character data and a few other things here and there.

With that out of the way, the next bit is fairly depressing:

As excited as I am in my above post, today is a day I'm having a hard time accepting the death of my grandmother who passed away earlier this year. She'd have been 90 today and it's so hard accepting I can't just run up a flight of stairs to see her anymore. She lived with us all my life and was always happy to talk or share snacks with us and put up with my need for a nice hug.

She's always been very special to me, always will be. She was a third parent basically when I was growing up and incredibly important to the rest of the household and I till the end. She helped out whenever we needed help that we couldn't provide to my mom (who is mentally disabled). She made every day better and was a fantastic woman who lived her life to the fullest every day and helped us, family and friends alike to better ourselves. She's helped my brother and I in our business adventures, helping us make it even possible. She helped me become a better artist with her support, she gave me the means and support to evolve and do more. She was always happy and able to support my sister in this emotional roller coaster of a house, and give her wonderful stores to tell. All this and of course raised and mady my father who he is today. That's just this household, there's many other family who have their own memories and stories, family whom I've new respect and gratitude for being there in the remaining days.

Now she's gone and it's so hard to take it in. It's been months and it's still not real to me, I can't wrap my mind around it. I love her so much, she was one of the few people I hold dear in my life, one of a short list of family I can say I honestly love and trust with everything...and she's gone. Her apartment empty upstairs still, much of it untouched because we simply can't ...I simply can't even go up there to face it. That she's gone. I'm not strong enough to accept that I'll never see her again. I'll plainly admit that I'm flat out crying here at my desk trying to word this out without crumbling or dragging everyone through the mud here.

Gram, I miss you so very much you were an insperation and you were one of my dearest friends and family. I don't think I'd have made it this far without you and I owe so much to you, we all do I think. There's so many things I still want to tell you and do with you that I will never be to. I miss you and I love you gram.

R.I.P. Ruth Girardin


Another two page update you say? Heck yeah here you go: two new pages! We're back to Neige, waiting for the airlock to cycle so she can ...bravely face her plan! Pages 9 & 10 are here for your viewing pleasure.
Leave a comment and tell everyone what you think.

Other update news: filled in missing database pages on the site, there's still more to be done; I'll be adding graphics to the character database page hopefully. Even replacing Neige's incorrect art with her much too short hair.

Page 7 & 8 have been added to issue 07! For any space ship fanatics out there this is a pinup! ...Of a ...big fat cargo ferry. *cough* Um....anyway! So you want to click here for the new page. Be sure to leave a comment on the page because dammit it was a lot of work redoing this site and I aim to make use out of that!

8/30/2014: New Website!
Hello! You may have noticed things look a bit different around here, well I decided to redo the website. "Wasteful" you say? "Spend more time on the comic you moron" you say?

Well sir and or madame you could be right however, there were many things that were fixed in this update that will make the site load faster, be better for tablet devices and well, make it easier for me to update in general. How easy? Well, I got rid of flash files that I couldn't edit anymore because they were lost in a harddrive crash. Pretty big deal honestly!

I finally caved and worked comment software into the website! So you can share your thoughts 500% easier with me and 100x easier with the community! All 6 of you D:

Please if you see ANY mistakes, please contact me via email...or if you'd like to tell me what you think about the comic as well!

Comic update:
Page 06 has been added to issue 07! We get to see something I was excited to make, the Dagger exiting F.T.L. with a crazy shockwave and still crackling with energy. Click here for that!

Other updates:
Some other updates include, new information in the Database including characters and some technology.

Click here to visit the database.


If you're new here:
This comic series has been running for a few years already, the site just got a major overhaul so updates look sparce but here is a complete history of all updates: Old update history.