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One scientist has created a serum to protect mankind from the "Solaris Effect", but a supreme power has other plans for his creation.
One scientist has created a serum to protect mankind from the "Solaris Effect", but a supreme power has other plans for his creation.
One scientist has created a serum to protect mankind from the "Solaris Effect", but a supreme power has other plans for his creation.
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The year 2044, Earth has been threatened by extreme solar storms, and is now suffering from global warming . NASR scientist have been working diligently to create a new Global Emergency System to help prepare mankind for the ultimate solar storm called the "Solaris Effect".   Meanwhile, Dr. Johann Svensen, a renowned biophysicist at the NEO VITAE Laboratory in Sprintonville, Iowa, has spent years working on a serum to protect humans from the upcoming catastrophic solar phenomena. Soon after his extraordinary medical breakthrough, Dr. Svensen was abducted from his lab and has not been seen since.

C.I.M.A. Enterprises (Cybernetic Innovations for Medical Advancements) a new and vastly growing company that is providing the world with state-of- the- art cyber implants and prosthetics, is under the watchful eye of G.T.U.. Behind the exterior of this company is Lygar the C.E.O.(the puppet), who is working side by side with Malvectus, The Destroyer of Nations, who ultimately thrives for power and dominance and will do whatever it takes to rule this world..

Malvectus has missioned an elite band of mercenaries; The Crimson Guard ,  to seek out and eliminate a unique group of scientists that might be able to reproduce his creation as well as foil his plan for global dominance..

 Somewhere in South Louisiana, a medically retired G.T.U(Global AntiTerrorism Unit) field agent, Aiden McCoy ,a.k.a "Phoenix" has been investigating C.I.M.A. Enterprises his entire career. McCoy had evidence that C.I.M.A.Enterprises was more than just a medical innovatons company. During many stakeouts, along the coast of South Louisiana, McCoy witnessed many small high powered boats bringing in supplies night after night.  McCoy was tipped off by an informant that the shipments contained hi-tech military weapons along with a new cyber weapon prototype, the XM-40, so McCoy reported his findings to G.T.U's lead agent and Chief of Operations, Nick Collins. Agent Collins decided to plan a raid on the small warehouse to recover the weapons and retrieve the classified prototype and schematics. During the raid, which was successful, McCoy suffered a highly explosive round, to the chest that destroyed his body armor and blinded him for life, as well as left him for dead, but miraculously he survived.Agent McCoy, with his new state of the art cyber eyes, compliments of C.I.M.A. Enterprises, will have to come out of retirement to take the task of searching for this missing scientist. McCoy will have to face many dangers that come with the territory. He will soon realize that there is no comfort in southern hospitality.

I want to thank you for taking the time to view my most recent project. I have been working on this story for 2 years now and I am finally ready to put this story to print.  My story has several characters, all of which are everyday people that will experience extraordinary circumstances. This story will allocate the option of adding 2 new characters based on the story line and writers discretion.Your generous pledge from the tier below will give 2 lucky people a chance to a be part of this series and will get to see their imaginary character live or die based on McCoy's mood.. HAHA!!

My reasons for seeking support through Kickstarter are:

1. The donors are real people looking for something new and exciting. This series will give them that excitement and fulfilled satisfaction they have been waiting for..

2.  I want to take this story and make it into a series. It has been an expensive and time consuming journey. The cost to get this project started is more than I expected and I am struggling to get enough funds to get this comic book completed.. so that is why I need your help,(YOU) the public. I have invested quite a bit of money towards the rewards and most of the pencils,inks for this project.I have also covered the legal aspects of the book production like ISBN numbers, barcodes and copyrights for this series and realized that there is  much more to cover. I truly need your help to finish completing  BOOK 1, the remaining production fees, material costs, convention event fees to promote the first comic book, as well as the shipping for this first book and all rewards to you...

 This comic book series will be in Black& White format. I will start a new Kickstarter program for every book in the series.  Extra funds that I receive from every program will go towards the coloring of all five books.  I will offer all backers an opportunity to receive the final 100 page color graphic novel of the first 5 books of this series through a "SPECIAL" rewards tier that will be especially for you, based on your generosity and support for this project.. You loyalty WILL NOT go unnoticed.. 

I have employed a few artist from ED BENES STUDIOS to take a great story and pencil it with some AWESOME pictures for you to enjoy.. Here are some pics of FRED BENES doing the cover to book 1 of The Draconis Project.. Check it out..

Fred Benes Penciling Cover
Fred Benes Penciling Cover
Fred Benes Penciling Cover
Fred Benes Penciling Cover
Fred Benes Inking Cover
Fred Benes Inking Cover
Fred Benes Inking Cover
Fred Benes Inking Cover

This is the Final Cover Artwork pencils/inks...

Cover Artwork pencils and inks.
Cover Artwork pencils and inks.

I envy the one who will get this AWESOME ONE-OF- A-KIND signed penciled and inked(NOT COLORED) cover by FRED BENES.. I must be crazy to give this up but I am willing to make great sacrifices to keep my dream alive. I hope you enjoy this piece whoever you are, I will really miss it..

Here is a pic of the penciled  Variant Cover by Verlei Batista, Digitally inked by Somjade.. This will be the original artwork that you receive for your generous pledge. This artwork is PENCILLED ONLY!

B&W Variant Cover and Splash Page #7
B&W Variant Cover and Splash Page #7

Here is a newly added one-of-a-kind Original Artwork that I am using to print in all books if room is available. Already added to inside cover of  script book 1.. This is a one-of-a-kind piece that is being offered at the 150.00 Reward tier..

Character Splash Page/pencils only!!
Character Splash Page/pencils only!!

Here is the Color Variant Copy that you will receive with your pledge of 25.00 or more.

Color Cover Variant
Color Cover Variant

Here is some video footage of my friend Somjade doing the inks for Page 3 panel 1 of book 1.

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Below is a 28 page color inspirational one-shot comic book that Dan Gracey, Ryan Carter and I made together.  This book consists of books 1 and 2 and how I was going to start initially before I changed my mind..It was really cool script layout but I wanted to step it up with a better quality and a more realistic feel to fit my story. It was my first real project creating a comic book on my own. There were a few errors in the script and layouts but It was a learning experience that I was glad to endure. . I truly learned the publishing process on how to create a comic book from pencils to print. I also learned about the legal aspects and the costs it takes to actually put it on paper. That is why I have started my own small self publishing company called MidCity Comics L.L.C.  I want to try to publish my own comic books instead of relying on and paying the big dogs to publish them for me... I have just received my first registered trademark which is located at the top of my trial comic book and will appear on all of the books in the series. That is why I need your help in finishing this comic book and it will be the first official comic book of this series to advertise and promote online and at the conventions. Everyone will receive my first attempt at creating the dream from the pledge of 10.00 or more.

My first comic book !!
My first comic book !!

Here are some pics of the different T-shirts that you will receive based on your pledge. 

1. The Title Logo shirt.

Black Gildan 100% cotton title shirt

2. The Distressed Phoenix T-shirt. The phoenix logo is a quite bit bigger than the one shown in pic.

The Ultimate Flaming Phoenix T-shirt.

GOAL #1 Script Book from Book 1 "The Draconis Project"..

If we meet our goal of $900.00 , All backers will receive the completed script book for BOOK 1 of this series... Also it comes with updates and sneak peeks of the next issue and the next project for Kickstarter...

Extra funds raised for this project will go towards the continuation of this series and the coloring of the Graphic Novel of books 1-5. Most of the funds will go to the artist, Verlei Batista , and Somjade Chunthavorn, the inker, for their outstanding artistic skills..and the colorist, whomever he shall be, based on the success of this project. The rest will help me get these books printed and mailed out to you by MARCH 2015 as promised!!  I will also be contributing to this project so both you and I will take credit  in producing and enjoying this great comic book series; The Draconis Project..

I will also donate a percentage of this project and any future sales of this series to my favorite charities that are very close to my heart !!!! To all my friends and family, I Love You!!!!! 

Susan G. Komen Foundation/ Breat Cancer Awareness
Susan G. Komen Foundation/ Breat Cancer Awareness
The Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project

I will run this project in December. I really hope to promote this comic book at the upcoming Wizard World Convention in January 9-11,here in New Orleans.. 

Thank you for your cooperation and consideration for this project..

THANX A MILLION!!!    MIKE  PHILLIPS

Risks and challenges

RISKS!!

There are many challenges to this project but the hardest challenge is meeting the goal. That is why I am asking for a small amount to make sure that we get this project started. I hope to establish a national following that will enjoy this series and many more to come.

The risks are NONE, ZERO, ZILCH!!! Once the goal is met I will have the books printed and all rewards being shipped out by the due date of MARCH.2015. GUARANTEED.......

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