What is The Hero Code?
I am looking to finish production and begin publication of the first issue of a super-hero comic book, titled The Hero Code.
The Hero Code is an "ongoing" comic book series in the classic tradition of the form. The first story arc will be told across 5 issues, full color, and each 22 pages. The first five issues are completely scripted, and more than half of the first issue artwork is completed.
The premise behind the series is that every human on the planet holds within them a genetic coding which grants the carrier great powers. The catch - this code only activates when we are faced with near-extinction level threats. The series explores ideas about time, reality, and what it means to be a hero.
The series features art by Jonathan Rector, colors by Heather Breckel, and covers by Drew Johnson.
How will this work?
The series is broken down into self-contained arcs or "seasons". Each arc plays a part in a bigger story.
The plan is to kickstart the project by getting together the funds to help publish and promote the first issue and the series.
Where will the money go?
Purely into the book.
I have been working on the project for more than a year now, and have put together a story plan for roughly 30 issues. 9 complete issues are scripted and more than half of the book's first issue has completed art-work.
All monies raised through Kick-starter will go into production and publication/print/promotion costs.
Any funding over the initial amount raised will go into further promotion and also into the production of future issues and website costs.
'Ongoing' sounds ambitious...
The Hero Code is a long-form graphic story. I have a very definite beginning, middle and end plotted out. The scale of the story is ambitious, but it can be done, starting with your help.
The self-contained nature of each arc will also help give the series a more accessible feel.
Will the book be accessible to all readers?
There is a no-graphic violence, no nudity and no swearing policy on the series. I hope it will be of interest to all readers, regardless of age or gender.
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