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AGENTS OF TALON-Bringing Military Action Back-w/Superheroes!

Imagine G.I. JOE with superheroes, add characters with heart, and you have AGENTS OF TALON!

AGENTS OF TALON-Bringing Military Action Back-w/Superheroes!

Imagine G.I. JOE with superheroes, add characters with heart, and you have AGENTS OF TALON!

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AGENTS OF TALON - a military-esque super team with characters that have heart! Normal characters doing extraordinary things, but with real emotions and problems like the rest of us.

AGENTS OF TALON is a 32 page full color one-shot comic book that has been a labor of love for my brother Steve and me for over a decade.  We've always had a passion for comics since childhood, especially superheroes.  While developing our first published work CODENAME: BLACK DEATH, we came up with a great idea for another book, which became AGENTS OF TALON.  While we contained AGENTS OF TALON in a one-shot with one great self-contained story, it can easily be expanded upon.


SYNOPSIS:

Welcome to Talon - the most powerful military institution in the world! Ivan the Dominator has been amassing his forces underneath the radar of Talon.  Now, there’s only one thing Talon can do; send in a specialist – the Air Enforcer! Will Talon’s superhero be enough to stop the biggest threat the world has ever seen?

AGENTS OF TALON focuses on the introduction of Clay Jackson, family man and top Air Force pilot, being recruited by Talon to don the Air Enforcer armor.  Clay deals with the struggles of keeping his family together while the demands of his new assignment constantly pull him away and into danger. 

Air Enforcer in action, Clay Jackson with family. Art by Bong Dazo.
Air Enforcer in action, Clay Jackson with family. Art by Bong Dazo.

THE REVIEWS ARE IN! THEY LIKE US! THEY REALLY LIKE US! 

Preview copies of Agents of Talon were sent to media in 2006, where it was universally applauded with flattering comparisons to established loved characters.  We were told that the Talon logo was very iconic!

  • “G.I. Joe with heart.” - Comic's Buyer's Guide (which became our tag line--thanks CBG!) 
  • "A definite must for anyone who enjoys great characters" and "a well-written story.” - Silver Bullet Comics
  • Air Enforcer is “so bad ass he’d make Iron Man pee the bed.” - Wizard Magazine #179

Unfortunately, we ran out of funding to finish publishing AGENTS OF TALON.  It was heartbreaking to get so far and not finish the book.  That's where YOU can help.  With Kickstarter, we hope to revive AGENTS OF TALON to finally see light!

REWARDS

We worked with talented veteran comic book artists Bong Dazo (Deadpool, Star Wars:KOTOR) and Scott Clark (X-Men, Stormwatch, Deathstroke to name a few).  Bong provided inspired artwork for the entire book, and it was apparent that he had a lot of fun drawing the characters and action scenes.  Scott suggested digitally drawing a cover to give Air Enforcer a real "armor" feel, and he produced an amazing variant cover.  The finished result of Scott's digital artwork has now become our LIMITED EDITION cover.  

Rest in peace Bong and Scott, both of your contributions to the vision for Agents of Talon were integral.

Agents of Talon "Kickstarter-Only" Limited Edition cover by Scott Clark. Standard cover by Bong Dazo.
All copies of Agents of Talon Limited Edition cover by Scott Clark, will be signed (and numbered) by co-creators Mark and Steve. Standard cover by Bong Dazo.

All rewards will be fulfilled by us, and books will be well packaged to protect them.

AGENTS OF TALON author Steve (author and co-creator, pictured left) and Mark Zinngrabe (editor and co-creator, pictured right) modeling the premium AGENTS OF TALON logo T-Shirts.

Air Enforcer trading card
Air Enforcer trading card

See where we started! As an added value, included in some reward tiers is the entire mini-series of our original published title CODENAME: BLACK DEATH, which was produced by the same creative team (Dazo/Zinngrabe) as AGENTS OF TALON. Discover how Marshall Ahrens, a Marine Corps Special Forces leader, becomes the infamous Black Death.  For Marshall, the motives are good...but the methods are brutal.  Learn more about Codename: Black Death at triumphverse.com.

Codename: Black Death #1-4, available in some reward tiers
Codename: Black Death #1-4, available in some reward tiers. Digital copy of C:BD #1 is included in ALL tiers!

GOALS AND BEYOND

We are personally invested in getting this book made.  We started making AGENTS OF TALON before Kickstarter (B.K. was a dark time),  and most of the work is already done.  Our next step is getting AGENTS OF TALON get to print as a saddle-stitched 32 page one-shot comic book.  If we can surpass the goal, and be able to add some stretch goals to upgrade the book in different ways, well that'd be great.   

Risks and challenges

The story and art of AGENTS OF TALON are 100% complete, and it looks fantastic!

Having self-published the CODENAME: BLACK DEATH mini-series previously, we're knowledgeable in the process--and pitfalls--it takes to bring comics into print. The goal is to always meet the promised schedules--as we did with our four-issue miniseries through a major distributor.

Thank you, everyone, for your time and checking out our project. Let's get this done!

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    Digital this, printed that--look at that list! All copies of the limited edition will be signed by both co-creators Mark and Steve, and numbered! Also included in this tier is the exclusive AIR ENFORCER trading card, the AGENTS OF TALON premium fabric t-shirt in your size and color, and also some snazzy Talon logo socks in royal blue--now who doesn't like nice socks?!

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