Archaic is a fairly new comic from Fenickx, a name I had never heard of before spotting this comic series. It is published by Diamond and can be found in their cataloge - I just preordered the first graphics novel which is supposed to be out at the end of Dec.
The comic itself has some amazing art. The story is intense - from the very first comic you find yourself immersed in a world where politics and different races have been mingling with consequences that you only begin to see as the comic unwinds.
The first scene is of a castle under seige but the would be attackers must use more than just brute force to storm the walls as the castle is guarded by ancestral magic protecting the blood of its kin.
I dont want to give any spoilers I just searched to see if anyone else has ever posted about the comic and didnt notice anything. I suggest you check it out at your local comic shop. My only complaint about the comic is that it is more ADHD than most comics. They progress the story very quickly giving you only glimpses at each character. I think this is starting to change however as the reader becomes more formally aware of everything going on in the world - where each chess piece is placed - and whose side each piece really stands to fight for.