Apotheosis is a Webcomic created, written, and illustrated by Jacob Updyke, detailing the story of a world under siege from monsters called Cryptids.
It's a project that's been in development for years, and was initially conceived as a one-shot animatic. The premise follows the characters Lucien, Miles, Jane, and Piers, exploring a ruined and transformed US North East with the goal of reaching New York City.
Although the project was originally conceived as an animatic, the narrative grew longer and larger, eventually becoming too grand for a single short. From there, the story was reimagined into a digital web series which now releases the first of every month at twelve pm eastern standard time.
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Lucien O'Niel is the protagonist of Apotheosis. The story follows Lucien as he joins Squad 7 in their attempts to survey the ruins of New York.
Miles McCorson is a secondary character and the best friend of Lucien in Apotheosis. The story follows Miles in his journey overcome his fears and insecurities all the while narrowly avoiding death at the hands of Cryptids.
Jane Briar accompanies Lucien, Miles, and Piers as a member of Squad 7. The story follows Jane as she searches for someone very dear to her that she lost in the ruins of New York.
Piers Orion is the leader of Squad 7 in Apotheosis. Scarred after witnessing the end of the world, Piers forces himself to wander through New York - looking for anyone, or anything, who might need his help.
CRYP112405://ROT. Subject is a humanoid Cryptid believed to have originated from a 44 year old human male during the inciting global contamination event that occurred 13 years ago. It's status remains unknown.