Interceptor: Genesis, a comic book project
Interceptor: Genesis, a comic book project
Interceptor, one of the most popular characters from the Unstoppable Comics Universe, finally gets a 2 part limited series.
Interceptor, one of the most popular characters from the Unstoppable Comics Universe, finally gets a 2 part limited series. Read more
Interceptor, one of the most popular characters to appear in the pages of The Stormchasers, from Unstoppable Comics ( www.unstoppablecomics.com ) gets his time to shine solo in the spotlight. It may have taken a little while to put together, but from all the inquiries I received about Interceptor at cons, and on the net, it was time to have him step out on his own.
The character Interceptor first appeared in Stormchasers #5, and while his look had grabbed people's interest, they immediately drew comparisons to another shield slinging comic book avenger. It was not until Unstoppable Origins #1, did they learn that his shield was tied to the sword Excalibur and Arthurian legend. This layer of dimension to Interceptor added a mystical quality not seen in his weapon bearing counterpart, and instantly tied him to legend tied him to legends and lore that will begin to be explained in this 2 part series.
The Stormchasers was the first comic book to be produced by Unstoppable Comics. It our flagship title, a team book along the lines of Avengers and Justice league, but more importantly it is our springboard. We do not have the big budget that most companies have, so we creatively introduce the characters of our shared universe within these pages. Each story arc brings in new characters, and those that gain interest get a spotlight in the Unstoppable Origins series, or get their own title such as Dragonstorm or (as is the case now) Interceptor.
For those of you that have never heard of Unstoppable Comics, we are a small comic book production company based in New York. Our comic books are based on modern day heroes that wear capes and costumes and exist in a shared universe. We are not trying to reinvent the wheel, at Unstoppable Comics we just want to tell interesting stories from a new perspective. We want to make the characters under the masks look like the people we grew up with, and treat it with dignity. For the past couple of years we have been hitting conventions up and down the east coast from Boston to Puerto Rico and back, and in that time adding to our catalog of titles. These appearances have lead to interviews by Newserama, BET, and NY FOX 5 and others.
Kickstarter offers opportunities to expand our reach to readers that we have not met due to travel limitations, or because we are not featured on many of the popular news sites. We understand that we know the news that comes from the big 2 pays the bills, but that is not a factor here on Kickstarter. Everyone starts on equal footing. As for those that already know and support us, Kickstarter allows these fans (or Unstoppable Ones as I call them) to help us spread the word. This in turn gets us to produce more of the material they are growing to love.
The funds that are raised through Kickstarter will go to pay for the work produced by the creative team as well as pay for the printing of the comic books. Yet before all of that happens, Kickstarter still needs to take their cut as well as amazon for processing the credit cards. If we raise more than our goal then there will be some interesting rewards for all the backers.
One of the reasons it took so long to get the Interceptor project off of the ground was because months were spent working on treatments that I was not fully comfortable with, something was missing. The piece of the puzzle that put this all together, came when I met Brandon Easton. Brandon is not only a screen writer who has worked on animated series such as Thundercats, and Tranfromers: Rescuebots, he is also an accomplished comic scribe working on titles like Watson and Holmes and Armarauders. His insight on how to approach Interceptor and dynamic ideas on how to incorporate Arthurian Legend into modern day comics meant he was the one to tackle this project.
Aside from Brandon, Russ Leach, and Michael Summers have worked together for years. Together they have produced the art work on over 80% of the titles in the Unstoppable Comics library. With Russ' illustrations and Michael's colors you will be getting work from the very guys that brought Interceptor to life in the first place. Not only has this tandem succeeded here in the states, but they have worked on titles abroad such as Terminus at Fenton Green and Toxic Storm. Then there is me, JayDee Rosario, not only am I the publisher at Unstoppable Comics, but I am also the letterer ( I fell like the guy from hair club for men saying that).
Here are the Milestone goal limits. A Milestone Reward is a reward that all backers receive regardless of whether the goal is met or not.
Here is a look at some of the items that are appearing in the rewards section.
Here is the tshirt from design to the actual one in print. As you can see some of the colors have changed slightly in print.
Here is the design of the shot glass. Be aware that the colors may change slightly in print. I have also added more information about this as well as what our previous shot glasses ended up looking like in our first kickstarter update.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges in everything we do. As a comic book publisher I have experience everything from printing and shipping delays, creative differences, and people dropping out of a project mid production. These are things that have happened and will always happen. That is why I have tried to limit as many of the x factors on our first Kickstarter as possible, by starting first with an art production team that is knows and is comfortable with each other and worked with each other for years. Bringing Brandon Easton on also brings a level of credibility. If you ask anyone about Brandon, the first word out of their mouth is professionalism. Aside from that, I hope our library speaks for itself in regards to the quality of our comic books.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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