Totem Realm Manga is a webcomic created by artist and writer Patrick Scullin. It tells the story of three unlikely friends who are chosen to become the next generation of totems, protectors of the world of Totem Realm.
The three friends, John, Jen, and Lee find themselves on a journey of self-discovery as they learn more about the world of Totem Realm. Not only must they master their totem powers, but also work together to save the world from an evil that threatens everything.
Totem Realm Manga History:
Totem Realm began as a one-shot comic that was written by Patrick Scullin back in 2010. The original webcomic series ran for 8 issues before it came to an end. On July 29th, 2013 Joe Mello (Nazeo) & Patrick Scullin announced on their Patreon page that they will begin work on the second volume of Totem Realm which launched on January 13th, 2014.
Over its first year, Totem Realm Volume 2 went through several changes with some major shakeups to both the art style and direction taken within the story. In September 2015 the entire website was overhauled with a new website design and layout. This included a face-lift to the overall appearance of the characters, as well as character artwork being re-drawn from scratch by Nazeo (Joe Mello). On September 7th, 2016 Totem Realm Volume 2 came to an end. During its run, Totem Realm Volume 2 released a total of 32 issues.
In January 2017 Patrick Scullin announced via his Patreon page that he will be beginning a brand new story for a third volume in the Totem Realm Manga series along with re-drawing all previously existing pages from Volumes 1 & 2, starting from Issue #1. On May 25th Totem Realm Chapter One was launched. You can read it on Patrick Patreon.
Totem Realm Manga Story:
The story of Totem Realm follows John, Jen, and Lee who find themselves transported to the world of Totem Realm. A mystical land that exists in another world. Upon their arrival, they each receive an amulet that gives them certain powers depending on the elemental affinities they possess. By mastering their powers, they can aid one another as they fight against evil forces within the universe. All while learning more about themselves along with where or not they truly belong in this new world.
Soon-to-be friends encounter many challenges along the way as old fears begin resurfacing, leaving them open to being taken over by dark spirits that seek out emotions of any kind to take control of another being. The guardians must learn how to set aside their differences and work together to overcome the evil forces that threaten not just themselves but everything they have come to know and love.
Totem Realm Manga Main Characters:
There are three main characters in Totem Realm Manga: John, Jen, and Lee. Each character is a champion chosen by Gaia herself to protect her from an ancient foe who seeks to put an end to all life within the universe. By working together they hope to seal away this evil once and for all.
John is a tough-looking guy who was born into a family of firefighters. He is strong-willed with a protective attitude towards his friends. His totem spirit is the naga who controls fire and lava.
Jen grew up as an orphan, never knowing her family nor feeling like she truly belonged anywhere. She values friendship above all else. Her totem spirit is the griffon who has power over electricity.
Lee comes across as somewhat of a lady’s man with a carefree attitude about things. He loves to joke around but sometimes it’s hard to tell when he’s being serious or not. His totem spirit is the phoenix who can control earth and plants.
Totem Realm is a story about three best friends who find themselves transported to the world of Totem Realm. As they explore this mystical land, they each receive an amulet that gives them abilities depending on their elemental affinities. Along with mastering their powers, these soon-to-be friends must learn how to set aside differences and work together to overcome evil forces that threaten not just themselves but everything they have come to know and love as well.