Albedo Anthropomorphics

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Albedo Anthropomorphics or its short name, Albedo, is the name of a furry comic book anthology which is often credited with starting the furry comic book subgenre that featured sophisticated stories with funny animals primarily intended for an adult audience.

It was started by Steve Gallacci who produced the main feature of the series, Erma Felna: EDF. It is a sophisticated science fiction military series set in a sector of space populated by sentient and predominately humanoid versions of several mammal and avian species.

The main focus of the series is Erma Felna, a young feline officer who eventually plays a central role of the complex political conflicts that consume her universe.

Other series have included:

The title was originally self published by Gallacci in his own company called Thoughts & Images. When the company folded, Antarctic Press resumed the title for several years, both in a black and white series and a short lived color one. Currently, the title is carried by Shanda Fantasy Arts.

There are also three different RPGs by the same name, based on the Erma Felna storyline. The first two were published by Chessex, while the newest one is being published by Sanguine. In addition, a short lived (three issue) companion magazine called Refractions carried stories and discussions of various parts of the cultures shown in the Erma Felna, EDF universe. Each issue included new canon material by Steve Gallacci, as well as speculative material from many other contributors, and was published by R'ykandar Korra'ti in the early 1990's.

Did you know? The title is a play on the scientific term albedo, a measure of reflectivity of a surface or body, in that the stories are intended to reflect real-world social and political issues.

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