On hiatus while Kaiser works on Vhane Glorious

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Eagle Ordinary

Officer's daily tip 5013: It is easy to overlook one of your platoon's greatest sources of intel: The men! Remember to listen to them! Knowing the difference between the screams caused by a grot's shank or a kroot's blade can mean the difference between life and death for the survivors!

Chapter 3 Fin!

I distinctly remember wondering if I would ever make it to this point of the comic nearly a hundred pages ago.

Between now and then over 3 years and 1,600 hours of work has passed (and that's not including Dave, Richard, Sio, and Jon's time writing, or Moses's editing!) That's 66 days of straight drawing, nuts! Imagine if I'd put that into something more productive, like working on my non-existent ice sculpture or piano skills.

A lot has changed since then, in terms of writing, style, and the lives of everyone involved in this comic. Two of us have become parents, careers have changed, and from this point on things are going to change quick in the comic too. We're just at the end of the first arch, and trapped between a hammer and anvil our party will have the option to crack or harden. I'm exciting to dig into the next chapter, but that will have to come after Adepticon. Which brings me to my next point!

Headed to Adepticon???

We'll be there too! Come say hi, or have your models or costumes repaired at our medic booth. Richard and I will be volunteering our time to help anyone in need of a fix-up with glue, paint, brushes, epoxy, zipties and more. We'd love to see you there! Also, join us Saturday when we help judge the cosplay contest!

But that's not all,
this week we're doing an ama on reddit!

Join David, Richard, and I with any questions you have! Be it about plot stuff, making a comic, or even how to make the best damn pie you've ever had, (Richard is a master baker,) we're looking forward to sharing our misadventures and questionable wealths of knowledge with the internet.

Finally, and most importantly,
We've been gifted with additional fine works of art from two of some of my very favorite people. Mika has graced us again this week with one of my favorite characters, miss Aetta Holt! (God I love this. I'm glad I'm finally to a point where I genuinely appreciate it when people draw my characters better than I can. She's just perfect.)

And my very own girlfriend Emika was kind enough to surprise me with my favorite old man this week as well. A welcome treat in the middle of a tricky work week from a very sweet and compassionate person. I'm lucky to know you.

Stay tune for next week when I add in Wrath and Glory's How to Play pages! The next season will be off to a rocky start as I sort out some life stuff next month, but bare with me, we'll be on our way to forging the next arch very shortly.

March 11th, 2018, 9:18 pm

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March 12th, 2018, 5:43 am

It seems the warp interference has lessened the moral of my guardsmen is now restored. Glory to the emperor.

March 12th, 2018, 5:49 am

Waaaaaiit . Those civilians have neat tatoos on their necks ... just like certain Beinton had when he got infe- .... Oh SHIT .

March 13th, 2018, 8:15 am

@Guardsman Bob: I had the exact same reaction.

March 19th, 2018, 10:24 am

@Ronmr: i just had a heart attack. i didn't notice it at first.

it's aaall going downhill.

March 19th, 2018, 3:04 pm

@Ryie: Right, I just saw the citizens and thought "oh the state of the current.... Wait... NOMEEEEEN!!!!!!"

April 8th, 2018, 10:54 pm

@Guardsman Bob: Oh, frak me sideways! False Men in the compound!

June 8th, 2018, 3:22 pm

@Guardsman Bob: Hide ya kids, hide ya wives...man, hide ya husbands; y'all gettin' all KINDS o' heresy in here.

March 12th, 2018, 7:42 am

That Woman has no eyes

March 20th, 2018, 9:11 am

@Hatarus: I think they're just closed

March 12th, 2018, 10:26 am

WHAT! That one came out super quickly! You caught me off guard and now I'm not the first comment. Good stuff.

March 12th, 2018, 10:45 am

Pin-up Talon is...so sexy

March 12th, 2018, 11:39 am


*fanning self*

By the throne...

March 12th, 2018, 2:57 pm

"Things are finally looking up" - Talon

Hope is the first step in disappointment...

March 12th, 2018, 5:44 pm

I know this wasn't what you were going for, but I came away with two thoughts. I want an Aquila hoody like that kid has, and, I want an Imperial Guardsman plushy.

Now, leaving that aside. Those poor poor civilians.

March 14th, 2018, 3:37 am

@Rhys: i also want the hoody and guard plush.

March 12th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Oooh... boy, this is gonna get worse before it gets better.

Also, this is NOT how I expected our first look at the Adepta Sonoritas to look like! lol

October 29th, 2018, 8:46 pm

@artemi: Remember, this is the Warhammer40K universe. It always gets worse, and never gets better.

March 12th, 2018, 7:03 pm

I've been following this for the last six or so months since learning of its existence from r/40klore. Keep it up, this is bloody incredible

March 13th, 2018, 2:15 am

Oh no.

March 13th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Well, even if fun and lighthearted this is still 40k, bad things happen all the time. Let's hope that it be painless for them, at least.

Oh, and may the Emperor in His grace find worthy that GW keeps calling you for webpage drawings. Worth it, always.

March 13th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I love the last panel! The citizens of the Imperium are mostly forgotten by the lore, given that the "interesting stuff" for the miniature game are the wars and battles. Seeing a normal family going through bad times reminds me what the Imperial Guard fights for, aside from the grimdark reasons.

Aetta's last comment though... it's not "What could go wrong?" but it's pretty close to tempting fate!

March 15th, 2018, 12:48 am

An Imperial Guardsmen plushy needs to be a thing. Why is it not already a thing?! That's Heresy!

March 22nd, 2018, 8:24 pm

Just finished my archive binge of this comic. Quite the story going on here. Knew as soon as the name Nomen came up that that techpriest was bad news. As a Dark Heresy 2e GM myself, it's cool to see somebody making a webcomic out of a 40k rpg. And yes, my screen name is drawn from my campaign.

April 10th, 2018, 1:13 pm

Love the comic, but I've got a question.
Is that character tab being fixed or something?

July 5th, 2018, 12:45 am

@Dawnstar: It was never broken my LOYAL friend . Are you dubting the work of the admins ? If you want I can help you with your ... issue **Takes out bolt pistol with =][= on it**

April 19th, 2018, 10:32 am

Loving this comic! I don't mean to rush, but any word on when it's continuing?

May 3rd, 2018, 9:43 am

the writers and artist's are both very handsome.

June 1st, 2018, 5:56 pm

Awesome work so far but is anyone alive in here...?

June 6th, 2018, 11:14 am

@Kosake: hold on man if we have patience and faith in the emperor we shall prosper

June 28th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Looks like the cicatrix has cut us off from the imperium. Welp, that's it then. CHAOS! PANIC! ANARCHY! HERESY!!!

June 6th, 2018, 11:12 am

yeah its been a couple months since you posted this but I hope you see this cause I am so excited for the next one

June 19th, 2018, 7:58 am

I can't say what I like best about this story. The art and the progression and the characters.. I'm really enjoying myself so far. The art, composition and basically everything is really impressive and I'm totally trying to figure out how you guys do it, because you do a good job. I just want to express my appreciation for all of you and your hard work. I am definitely looking forward to the next chapter.

July 2nd, 2018, 1:56 pm

*vox starts/vox static* This is Comm *vox static* Petran of the Ragtag reg *vox static* requesting reinforcement *long vox static* ETA on arrival of reinforcements? *Vox static* eagle do yo *vox static/vox stops*

July 2nd, 2018, 2:03 pm

*Vox starts/vox static* taking heavy casualties *long vox static* blue bast *vox static* have us pinned down *vox static* requesting ETA on reinforcement arrival? *vox static/ vox stops*

July 3rd, 2018, 8:10 pm

*Static on Vox* Lieutenant Grimspire 'ere, 5th Battalion *static* Cadian Artillery Battery, Devestaters out of commission! Som- *static* clogged! An no way to cle-*static* Orks Arse e-mail *static, blurry words, cuts off.*

July 5th, 2018, 12:52 am

*Vox Static* This is Ser- *Vox Static* - of the 231th Husa-*Vox Static*- Regiment . We are pinned do- *Vox Static* - we are taking heavy looses - *Vox Static* - we try to clear the Astronomical Arr- *Vox Static* - should give us more time to - *Vox Static* - resistance is hard but b- *Vox Static*- the Emperor we WILL TRIUMPH !*Vox Static* Emperor watch over us all.
*Vox Ends*

July 14th, 2018, 2:21 pm

I want to buy this as a hardback comic.

July 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm

just started reading this comic a few days ago, and I must say it's quickly become my favourite 40K fan work! Amazing characters, writing, and art. Thanks for this great ride thusfar, and here's hoping to see more soon!

July 21st, 2018, 2:50 pm

Like Sergeant Glory, I began reading about a week ago, and I love this. The only other 40k fancomic I've seen is Servants of the Imperium. It's good, but this is just full blown awesome in character.

July 25th, 2018, 2:19 am

I check everyday for a new update. I hope we see one soon, this story is too good to grind to a halt!

July 26th, 2018, 6:05 pm

Unfortunately GW has learned a better method for killing of things than a cease and dessist order...... hiring the artist.

July 28th, 2018, 12:38 pm

@Berma: So comic is dead?

July 30th, 2018, 10:27 am

@Guest: Well, more likely on pause. What Berma meant is that the artist is working on the new 40k RPG Wrath & Glory. I'm sure the Eagle will resume once all is done.

August 23rd, 2018, 5:42 am

@HereticPrime: nope comics dead

September 1st, 2018, 4:30 pm

@Guest: According to the artist's Tumblr, EO is not dead. Kaiser naturally has to concentrate on paying work, and has got a new job with GW, so it may be a while.

August 30th, 2018, 9:31 am


Called it. They did hire the artist full time for a new webcomic. Vaine Glouriously....

August 22nd, 2018, 10:02 pm

Kaldor Draigo present! WE WILL PROVIDE THE HAMS.

August 30th, 2018, 1:04 am

Meanwhile, in orbit (and off panel) the Inquisition decided the planet was lost and ordered an exterminatus. The End.

September 14th, 2018, 12:14 pm

I guess comic is ded

September 16th, 2018, 12:51 pm

@Emprah: Artist's tumblr specifically says comic is NOT dead. Artist has awesome day job for GW. Paying work has to take priority.

September 17th, 2018, 8:46 am

Yeah that's great that she got hired (and literally couldn't find the time of day to MAKE A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ON HER COMIC PAGE) but that kind of thing usually means we'll get one or two updates a year and it will either die off or snails pace until it dies. RIP great comic.

November 5th, 2018, 12:08 pm

I know of a few 40K comics, but this one and Eatatau are the only ones I've actually read. Now one of them is ending and the other one is stalled out. Too bad.

November 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm


November 15th, 2018, 5:56 pm

Hope all is going well for the artist hope we might eventually see a new update or whatnot in the future like this comic to much

November 18th, 2018, 9:31 pm

man its been awhile since a new one of these has come out I Sincerely hope these continue

November 26th, 2018, 6:37 am

@gabrielh7038: Yeah, it will likely be a while away as they've been hired by GW and paid work takes priority.

November 27th, 2018, 12:56 pm

I have reached this venerable page and am concerned that there might be heretics stalling the progress of this By the Emperor splendid series.

Thus i inquire about the next publicae?

I must though it pains my heart report this to the segmentum command for further investigation.

I will closely monitor the progress of this in the future. Until then....


January 18th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Missing you guys.

January 25th, 2019, 11:50 pm

Whatever happened to Dreadnaught cutter!?!?!?!?!

January 29th, 2019, 5:55 am

Oh. So I'm up to date now. Niiiiiiice. I've loved it so far

February 11th, 2019, 12:18 pm

Hay I finished reading your guys comic and I like the style, comedy, and fan work. So when is the next one?

March 7th, 2019, 8:59 pm

The lack of updates makes me sadpacito :(

March 21st, 2019, 4:24 am

whats happened guys is this comic done?

March 28th, 2019, 5:08 pm

"On hiatus while Kaiser works on Vhane Glorious". You literally just have to look in the upper-left corner for your answer.

April 11th, 2019, 3:25 pm

@Guardsman McLean:
Except that Vhane Glorious had no new pages since last year or so. So who knows what Kaiser's up to.

April 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Every few weeks I come back to this site, in vain hopes that this will have been updated once more. May the God-Emperor guide you back, that His light might shine through your work once more.

May 10th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Happy year and two months of a dead comic

May 25th, 2019, 11:22 am

By the greater good... The artist has virtually vanished on all media... Anything they started... Stopped...

Remember, For the greater good.

July 26th, 2019, 12:52 pm


Damn, her whole social media presence went dead? That's really worrying. I hope whatever's going on, she's okay, or at least will be in the end. We're rooting for you, Kaiser.

July 30th, 2019, 12:35 pm

@Bubbaloo: Ther's no way to contact some other of the creator just for being sure it's the definitiv end ?

June 13th, 2019, 2:09 pm

If GW had the sense the Emperor gave a grox, they'd pay Kaiser to make this comic.

June 14th, 2019, 5:20 am

I like the fact that the page states "on a hiatus while Kaiser works on Vhane Glorious" then if you click on the link you'll see: Vhane Glorious is in a hiatus as well, its last entry was September 2018.

July 18th, 2019, 10:36 pm

Welp, looks like the project's dead

July 22nd, 2019, 4:10 pm

Could be a case of long-term depression, or the artist died? :(

August 8th, 2019, 9:18 am

@Baldur: Artist isn't dead, she posted on her blog recently:


August 8th, 2019, 9:51 am

@Nickel: Ok thanks dude
i send him a message via this site if he answer me i gone post his answer there (hope he gone answer me)

August 8th, 2019, 11:11 am

@Jérius: hey friend, for the moment I am very much not dead, simply consumed with work and projects. I've since been hired by GW and work doing my real-life job which is building software! They even occationally have me draw nifty things, but my work takes up a lot of my time.

Additionally, much of the original team have moved on into lives with families, work, and children, and I cant in good faith drag them away from that to work on this with me. In the meantime I've been pursing other fun hobby projects which you can see on my Tumblr and using my weekends to party up the way I never did in my 20s while I consiter moving countries to work at my office's HQ.

I can't thank you enough for your readership and patience, EO would have never gotten to this point if it weren't for the folks who kept posting each page and roleplaying in the forums. It's a cornerstone of my creative life and the characters still persist in the RPGs I play with my friends today. To see bits and pieces and peek at the other projects I'm working on, hop the link! Http://kaisermakes.tumblr.com

Thank you again, truly. And I still keep an eye on these comments, although it always makes my heart ache to look so I don't check as much as I'd like. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. It's probably easier to inbox me on Tumblr when in doubt.

August 9th, 2019, 2:33 pm

@peachpunk: Thanks for your answer it was very importent for us

October 2nd, 2019, 2:20 pm

@peachpunk: Thank you so much for replying, and thanks so very much to you and to all the Eagle Ordinary team for producing a brilliant fancomic. I wish it could continue, and if you ever do go back to it I'd be delighted, but that's life. I'm glad it got this far.

I know all too well how the rest of one's life can get in the way of art, particularly art with no financial compensation, and that's compunded when a fanwork is the product of a team. I'm sorry some of the people commenting here don't seem to understand that.

Great good luck! I look forward to your future creative endeavours. Sure, I'll always have a soft spot for Talon, Aetta, and company, but Vhane Glorious was fun and I'm definitely enjoying Dreadwatch.

August 8th, 2019, 10:12 am

@Nickel: Thanks Nickel, you never know until you know. Sorry for any undue worry.

August 18th, 2019, 11:00 pm

@peachpunk yay! Glad someone from GW didn't snuff you out! Too many warhammer comics seems to stop that way! Please keep EO going!

For the Greater Goods! (And cheap discount prices!)

August 30th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Is anyone still there?


September 21st, 2019, 5:03 am

So are we ever going to see more of this comic?

September 25th, 2019, 4:24 am

So, if you look closely at the artist's "reply", they use a lot of words to essentially say they've moved on with their lives, and have no plans to work on this comic any more.

It was nice while it lasted.

October 2nd, 2019, 12:13 am

Look, mate, there's no call for the passive aggressive vibe you've got going here. I miss the comic as well. I wish Kaiser and company (did you notice where she talked about the rest of the team?) had been able to continue it.

But there's something all of us who read fanfic and fan-comics, follow fanart, and so on need to understand. We're getting free entertainment. If you're not paying for something, you really haven't got the right to make demands.

Somewhere out there, a potential fanartist, somebody who might create a project we'd all enjoy every bit as much as we've enjoyed Eagle Ordinary, is reading entitled comments like yours and deciding not to write a fanfic or draw a fancomic, for fear that their real life--caring for a child or an aging parent, earning a living, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and partners--will get in the way and then they'll have haters getting on their case on top of the sorrow anyone finds when they can't complete an artwork.

No, I'm not a white knight, or even a friend of Kaiser's. But I am somebody who's been around fan communities for a few decades, and I've seen the chilling effect that fans who bash artists and writers for not fulfilling their own particular wishes can have on a fandom that the bashers profess to love.

PS: You know, there's a beautiful thing about fanart. If you're not satisfied with how something ends, you can always go and make a sequel of your very own. Why don't you give it a try?

October 15th, 2019, 12:57 pm

Much love.
I agree, kinda sad this won't continue, but I still love what I've seen so far. Nothing will change that.

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