Lafayette, CA, December 18, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The short horror story, illustrated sequentially in comics format, is summarized this way by the publisher, ViZYON Entertainment:
"Two local experts in ancient Mayan scripts are pressed into service by an ambitious archaeologist who locates a lost ruin through—dreams? old legends? sophisticated satellite imagery? What they uncover in the jungle on December 21, 2012, the date when the thirteenth Maya baktun ends, is a nightmare."
The cover art by Jorge Donis and Kote Carvajal features imagery of a stele and the Mayan glyph for 13.
One of the finest scientific accomplishments of the last century was the decipherment of ancient Mayan texts chronicling events during the height of the Maya civilization, when their cities spread across parts of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador. The ancient Maya, famous for their sophisticated glyph-based writing system, calendar, mathematics, astronomy, art, architecture and agriculture, left behind many structures, such as pyramids, palaces and monuments. Two texts, Monument 6 from Tortuguero, Mexico and Hieroglyphic Stairway 2 of La Corona, Guatemala, mention the ending date of the Maya Long Count calendar, identified most often as taking place on December 21, 2012.
The story is available from Red Stylo Press at http://redstylo.bigcartel.com/product/curse-of-the-13th-baktun and through DriveThruComics at http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/108439/Curse-of-the-Thirteenth-Baktun. A Spanish version of the story, La Maldición del Decimotercer B'aktun, is available through DriveThruComics at http://comics.drivethrustuff.com/product/108441/La-Maldici%C3%B3n-del-Decimotercer-B%27aktun.
Due to interest in the calendar in many parts of the world, versions of the story are also available in Portuguese, Italian, Turkish and Japanese from http://vizyonentertainment.com.