The year is 2023. A pair of Agents from an elite, covert ops strike force known as the Apex Division is dispatched to rescue a kidnapped US Senator from the clutches of a dangerous Mexican drug lord. The mission seems simple enough, but a chance meeting with an enigmatic young man with impressive skills points to a much deeper mystery than even our heroes can imagine.
My goal is to produce at least one full issue of THE RISE in an effort to attract a publisher who would be willing to take on the rest of the series. The majority of the funds raised will go to my art team, headed up by Ryan Winn, who is handling the pencils and inks for the book. Ryan is an industry professional with credits that include Batman, Spawn and The Darkness. Jean-Francois Beaulieu is providing the amazing colors for this issue. Jean-Francois also has an impressive list of industry credits to his name, including Avengers Arena and Marvel's Oz books. Joshua Cozine, another talented comics professional, rounds out the team as our letterer.
I've got tons of this story already written, so if you like what you see here and the issue gets funded, my first order of business would be to funnel any excess into producing issue 2 and onward.
Risks and challenges
Most challenges have already been overcome. Many projects of this type have production delays to contend with, but as the art for this first issue is already completed, I'm far more concerned with being able to continue telling the long, sprawling story that I have already planned for the RISE as an ongoing series.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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