About this project
The Strange #2 is a 32 page full color comic printed on quality comic book paper. The story is 27 pages long and includes the informative and interesting, A Guidebook to the World of 2688. The Guide will help you discover more about the world of The Strange and the people that live there!
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The Concept: Have you ever wondered how mankind will ever attain Super Powers?
In The Strange, I explore just that question along with many others. I have always explained The Strange as a science fiction story with a hidden super power agenda.
I think that the future of Super Powers, and how Mankind will one day obtain them is not through radiation or other pseudo science means, but through science. Hard science. Most of which exist in infancy today!
Of course, Mankind needs a goal, and survival is the greatest among them.
I also explore our culture and the compulsion to achieve beauty at no cost. The slow transformation woman/men are taking to essentially become more than human!
This all leads to one logical conclusion: The Transhumanism! Man slowly becoming machine. And the eventual final change, The Posthuman!
Of course, not everyone will embrace (or be able to afford) this new way of life. The human becomes a Sub Human, or normal and the Transhuman, the advanced life form.
Evolution has taken a new step!
WELCOME BACK TO THE WORLD OF 2688! MEET OUR HERO BEKO!
The Strange is about Beko, a Transhuman child raised by a surrogate father (Fresh) in a hostile future world of 2688!
Beko was forced to flee New Paris when he was around 8 years old after the Fuller / Epsilon Group sent crack troops to abducted Beko and his parents. Escaping into the forest, he eventually found himself in the Sea Beds.
Mostly by luck, he manages to survive until he runs into the retired Military man named Fresh! Fresh, a Transhuman himself, realizes Beko’s potential. Training Beko’s mind as well as his body, Fresh gives him a Military style training.
Unknown to Beko, but not to Fresh, the Fuller / Epsilon Group is still looking for Beko. Beko has a rare form of Transhuman power, a combination of years of Molecular DNA Manipulation. These powers were not engineered in him instead he was born with them. These genetic traits are called The Strange or Strange due to their strange genetic traits.
Ten years pass and Fresh manages to conceal Beko from the Fuller / Epsilon Group. Then, in a pitched battle, Fresh is killed. The details of this are still a mystery to the reader.
Beko is forced to flee alone into a world he no longer knows.
After his powers go out of control, Beko is discovered by Pretty Boy, a repulsive and ugly man, shunned by most. Pretty Boy is the only witness to Beko’s incredible devastating powers. As time passes, the two become friends. Beko looks beyond the ugly man’s looks and discovers a lonely human being. Pretty Boy on the other hand has other motives!
Beko’s world is gripped in a Mini Ice Age after two devastating Natural Disasters. The oceans are drying up as the Ice Poles glaciers begin to advance. No Man lands are created on the old Sea Beds. These beds are hunted by roaming bands of Cannibal Gangs.
Since most animals are gone except rodents and birds and the Sea animals thought to be extinct, food is created synthetically in the cities or forged in the desolate lands around the cities. Sea water is transported to cities via large pipes and processed into drinking water there. The skies are cold grey most days are filled with rain. The sun makes an occasional visit. Plant life overgrows in some areas and struggles to survive in others.
What the Earth needs is a Hero!
THey are going to get one!
WANT TO KNOW MORE? THEN READ ON...
The main hero is Beko, a 18 year old boy that has been hiding and living in the desert with his adopted father Fresh! Both outcasts, Fresh looked after him until his demise just before Issue#1. The events in Issue #1 follow directly after his death. The story starts with Beko being chased by one of the Cannibal Gangs that roam the dried up Sea Beds.
Here is a preview of Issue #1 to get you started:
SO WHAT IS THE STRANGE #2 PLOT…
The Strange #2 is an action packed issue! First meet Useless Girl! She is taking to the streets, and following Pretty Boy! In turn, Pretty Boy is being hunted by a street gang called The Harvesters. They want his body parts and DNA to sell to the Carnage Carnival, a Black Market for human parts with a bizarre sideshow!
Next see the forces of The Occupation go into action! Orphan! Lady White! Scarborough! Caraway! O’Conner! They invade the Epsilon Fuller Tower in an all out surprise attack! Or is it?
Meanwhile, we learn more about Mr. Epsilon. Who is he? What are his powers?
Then we jump back into the past and for the first time meet Beko’s surrogate father Fresh! It is a big issue with a lot of action and story! Get ready!
HERE IS A PAGE #1 OF THE STRANGE #2…
READ THE SIX PAGE PREVIEW OF THE STRANGE #2 HERE:
YOU CAN VIEW THE AVAIABLE PAGES HERE:http://www.fmfproductions.com/sketches.htm
Risks and challenges
There are always risks with doing a Kickstarter. The greatest risk is not only reaching the goal, but achieving it! I hope we can do both on this 2nd attempt. We have some strong Incentives and all the guys have put forth a supreme effort! Pledge now and help us make this comic a reality!
John Daniel Taylor IV
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