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A comic series that follows the exploits of the Apex Division, a covert strike force that responds to threats at home and abroad. Read more

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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A comic series that follows the exploits of the Apex Division, a covert strike force that responds to threats at home and abroad.

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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 THE STORY

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.

 THE PLAN

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. 

STRETCH GOALS

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.

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    DIGITAL COPY
    You will receive a digital copy of The RISE #1 in PDF format and my sincere gratitude.

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    DIGITAL BUNDLE
    A digital copy of The RISE #1 in PDF format, and a bundle of desktop and mobile wallpapers, formatted for PC and iOS. In addition, you will receive my sincere gratitude.

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    A printed copy of The RISE #1, digital copy, and wallpaper bundle. Also, my sincere gratitude.

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    You get The RISE #1 in print and autographed! Also includes digital copy, wallpapers and sincere gratitude.

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    11x17 poster featuring the cover to The RISE #1. You also get the print and digital copies, wallpapers and gratitude (sincere).

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    VARIANT COVER
    You get a print copy of The RISE #1 with a variant cover by yours truly, the regular edition print and digital copies, wallpapers, poster and sincere gratitude.

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    FINAL DAYS ONLY CREATOR BUNDLE!!!
    You get both the regular and variant signed prints AND AN ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCH BY MATT WAHLQUIST!!! Get this one before time runs out!!!

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    THANK YOU BUNDLE
    You get everything offered above, a signed script for The RISE #1 and a special Thank You message in the book itself! How's that for sincere gratitude?

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    FINAL DAYS ONLY ART LOVER'S BUNDLE!!!
    You get both the regular and variant signed prints, both posters AND AN ORIGINAL CHARACTER SKETCH FROM MR. RYAN WINN HIMSELF!!! Get this one before time runs out!!!

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