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Guardians: The Series

New heroes for a new age of comics. Two brothers, created with a single purpose: to protect. But can their lives be more than that?

Guardians: The Series

New heroes for a new age of comics. Two brothers, created with a single purpose: to protect. But can their lives be more than that?

$307
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13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 3 2013 12:30 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 17, 2013

About

The 500 Initiative!!!

We have less than two days til the end of the project and I'm pulling out all the stops! As I said below we have basically completed Guardians #1 and since we want people to read Guardians we're going to sweeten the pot.

IF 500 people donate $10 by the deadline we'll INCREASE the reward. Not only will you get the wallpaper and the Guardians #0 PDF but you also get the Guardians #1 PDF.

But this only happens if 500 people (or more) donate to the $10 pledge by the deadline. Good luck to us all. 

Update!!!

With only a few days to go we're proud to announce that Guardians #1 is almost completed. We are just now adding the text and making a few last minute changes. Below is the cover for Guardians #1.

Who are “The Guardians?”

Writer Todd Black along with Artists Chua Eng Chee and Alex Garcia proudly welcome you to:

Delta City

A city known as one of the greatest cities of scientific achievement on the planet. Their inventions help make the world a better place….as long as it’s in their hands. But as fame and fortune often do crime of every shape and size fell upon the city and threatened to tear the city apart from within….

A Plea for Help Answered!

In their desperation the people of Delta City cried out to their maker, they asked for angels, they prayed for saviors, what they received…

Two Guardians, One Purpose.

Brothers Element and Chaos were created to be the protectors of Delta City and the people that reside in it. They were given create power and the ability to control it with ease. One thing they weren’t given was the knowledge of how to relate to humans. So they fled to an old lighthouse and stood watch until needed again.

A Simple Question: Is There More to Life Than What I Was Created For?

As time wore on though Element began to ask whether there was more to The Guardians purpose than just to protect people. He wants to go down and interact with the humans, to be like them, to be among them. But Chaos feels that they should just do their mission, protect and serve, and that nothing else matters.

As their journey truly begins they’ll encounter supervillains that’ll test them both physically and mentally. They’ll meet heroes that don’t believe in the same ideals that they do and make them question if what they’re doing is right. And they’ll find humans, who will want to help them, and hurt them, and maybe more.

Epic battles await, profound questions will be answered, new allies, deadly foes, the only question is: Will YOU be there when it all happens?

Guardians: The Series

From Todd: Guardians has been a dream of mine for a long time. I've made the characters, wrote the stories in my head but I could never make it real. Then one day I said "I've got to do this."

So I put up an ad on the Internet and along came Chua Eng Chee, I'll admit I was skeptical at first but after a test draw of The Guardians and Delta City city I was sold. In fact his second test actually became Page 1 of the prologue comic.

Alex Garcia had already done some work with me and when he saw I was doing a comic he wanted in, and let me tell he's done great work as well. He does the colors, the text and drew the cover for Guardians #0. He's also drawn many of the characters that'll be in the comic that was shown in the video. 

I've been lucky and honored to work with both of these guys.

From Eng Chee: I first got into contact with the Guardians when I followed a link on a job forum, looking for work in comics. I saw concept art of the Guardians, visually interesting characters that appealed to me. I wanted to know their story and what they are about. I immediately contacted Todd, the creator of the Guardians for work as penciller and inker for his comic. When I first saw the script for the Guardians prologue comic, I knew right away that this project was going to be fun and a thrill to work on. Over the months that followed, I had a great time drawing the characters, using my art to bring to life these endearing characters known as Element and Chaos. I am happy and grateful to be able to work on this comic with a team of fantastic and talented people and I hope we will have opportunities to tell more stories about Element and Chaos in the future.

From Alex: This is a fascinating job to be involve in, I´m having a great time painting the pages of the comic and drawing some characters. I love comics and to be participating in one is a dream come true, it´s been a wonderful and fun experience. What i like most about this project is the fact that this is an original idea with a lot of potential, i want to see more of these characters and how they interact with each other, i´d love to see how far we can go with Guardians.

But what is Guardians exactly?

It's a superhero comic for a new age. You'll still have the great battles between epic heroes and sinister villains but in my comic we really ask some deep questions and talk about some heavy topics. Our heroes were created from a God and there will be backlash to that. How do these being view us humans? How will the people they meet affect how they feel about us? How will the humans react to the presence of these superheroes? Will they even see them as heroes?

I mentioned earlier how Element questions his purpose, that's going to be a continuing theme throughout the series. Can these heroes grow beyond the purpose they were given without sacrificing what they were made for? Or will it all fall apart?

The stories I have in mind I truly believe will take the readers on a ride they won't forget. And I've got plenty of stories. Stories of questionable decisions and even more questionable alliances. Stories that'll make them question their very identities and their existence. Stories that'll bring these brothers closer together and threaten to tear them apart. There will be battles of evey size and shape. You'll meet heroes that aren't exactly heroic and villains who aren't all what they seem to be. And of course you meet humans that represent the best of us, and the worst of us. 

If you give us the chance we will show just how deep these stories can go.

But we can't do this without you.

Guardians #0 is the 20-page prologue of our story, and it is done. Finished, and printed. The art in the video above is from Guardians #0. Guardians #1 is currently being made and features the first supervillain named Tempest.

I've paid for everything thus far cause this comic means that much to me. But to keep this going and truly make it the series I know it can be I need some help.

All the money that is donated will go to the artists to let this series go on, spefically for at least 3 issues which will cover the first story arc. If we can complete that we believe we'll be able to keep going on our own.

Not just that though, we're going to send the completed Guardians #0 and Guardians #1 to publishers to help expand our audience. I want the world to read this comic if possible, and here is where it starts.

Thanks!

Whether we are successful or we fail I speak for all of us when I say thank you. Not just to the people who donate, but to the people who helped spread the word, or those who simply read this and said "This sounds interesting."

We appreciate all your help and we hope to meet you one day in Delta City alongside The Guardians.

Risks and challenges

Risks are a part of an project. For us it really comes down to two things: Money and Time.

We need the money to keep going forward obviously so all donations are appreciated. We need to pay our aritsts, pay to print out the comics, it can get expensive.

Once we get the funding the other problem is getting the various parts to you the people. Comics take time to print, sometimes a very long time. We ask you to be patient, especially for our overseas people. You'll get your comic, you'll just have to wait a while.

One thing I can say though is that to all the people who will recieve the PDF version of the comic (or comics) will recieve that as soon as possible.

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    You'll get to work with me and head artist Alex Garcia to create your own character that will be shown in Guardians #3 and will become a recurring character.

    Have a hero you want made? Have a villain you think is perfect? Or maybe something in the middle? Donate here and you'll get them made.

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    Donate $1000, get everything at the $500 level AND you can see your character in story filled action in Guardians #4 or #5. First come, first issue.

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