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A Brand New, All Original, Superhero Comic following the journey of Benjamin Banks and his struggle to understand his new abilities.
33 backers pledged £1,539 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks to the amazing support we've received so far we've smashed our target! We're both blown away! Thanks for the incredible backing you've given us! Although it's our first Kickstarter we've done our research so we know its time to to turn our attention to STRETCH GOALS!

Our first Stretch Goal was going to be set at £1250 but, again, we've already blown past that too! So, we're both delighted to bring you some never seen before concept art:

Stretch Goal 1 - UNLOCKED!
Stretch Goal 1 - UNLOCKED!

This concept art will be added to all backer rewards be it digital or physical!

Issue 1 - Preview


Obviously this is just the beginning of our story and we have so much more to show you in Issue 1 itself and of course, in Issue 2!


Who are we?

First and foremost, we are lifelong comic fans. To now be releasing our second issue is an incredible achievement that we are so proud of. It is our dream that we can go on to release issue after issue of ‘The Secret Protectors’ for years to come.

Our dynamic duo:

Creator / Writer – Adam Wheeler (right)

Co-Creator / Artist – Ben Nunn (left)

From Adam:

I’ve always loved the mythology of Heroes, Villains and all the characters in between. Over the past decade I had this idea. An idea for (in my humble opinion at least) an epic story with amazing characters. I’m not in the least bit a gifted artist though, so at the time, that’s all it was, an idea. In 2016 I moved house and had the irrepressible urge to see if I could actually get my story made. And, if it was going to be made it had to be a comic. Soon enough I was making some real progress and I was fortunate enough for my path to cross with Ben Nunn, a talented artist who literally lived a stone throw from my new home. 

Ben and I spent the next six months discussing and refining the premise, the characters and the world that they inhabit. Together, we created and self-published our first issue in August 2018. Since then we’ve had some amazing success, selling out of our first run of 200 issues. Now, in 2019, with Issue 2 complete and ready to go, we feel confident and comfortable in our work to try our hand at our very first Kickstarter campaign for ‘The Secret Protectors’.


About ‘The Secret Protectors’

The Secret Protectors is a comic book series that looks to delve beneath the simple themes of Good vs. Evil, examining the grey areas between them. The characters within these panels are not perfect. They are not they Gods nor are they genius, megalomaniacal millionaires. They are simply people attempting to make the right call when it counts. These are human characters with flaws and histories that put them into conflict with each other when deciding how to act. What each of ‘The Secret Protectors’ absolutely know however, is that their world's fate is in their hands and inaction is not an option!

On the surface, this Earth shares many similarities to our own, however, unbeknownst to all but a few, humanity is in perilous danger. The year is 1982. Following the loss of his father Benjamin Banks, a 21-year-old Kansas-native who is unaware of this secret war, finds himself imbued with incredible powers and thrust into this global conflict. Aligned with The Secret Protectors and working outside of the law for a single purpose; to put a stop to the U.S. based clandestine organisation S.C.I.M.I.T.A.R.

Risks and challenges

We want to earn your trust. We really appreciate and value the opportunity that the Kickstarter platform and community provides to indie creators like ourselves. The faith and trust demonstrated by backer after backer to amazing projects from all around the world is something that truly inspires us. With that in mind we feel completely obligated to ensure that our campaign is smooth and successful.

We’ve run the numbers, costed everything up (probably a dozen times over) and done all that we can think of to ensure the risks and challenges of delivering to our backers is minimised to the smallest of margins.

Postage & Packaging is something we've also put a lot of thought into as well. For that reason every shipped comic will come in a sealed bag with a backing board. Our envelopes will also be card backed to ensure the comic arrives in pristine condition.

Issue 1 and Issue 2 are both complete and ready to print and our other merchandise and rewards have all been sourced from local companies we trust and believe in.

We know, that as our first Kickstarter campaign, this won’t be an easy task but we are up to the challenge.

If you have any questions about the campaign then please contact us at thesecretprotectors@gmail.com – we’ll reply as soon as we can and would love to hear from you.

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    Supreme Superhero (LIMITED EDITION)

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    Galaxy Protector

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    Cosmic Entity

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Funding period

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