Incident Report takes place in a world where super powers are a mundane part of life. People don’t have secret identities and vigilante night jobs. They become teachers or firemen. They work 9 to 5. Some fly to the office, but most take the subway.
Humans with enhanced abilities are called Chimerans. They are registered with the International Chimeran Administration, a global organization dedicated to helping Chimerans integrate into society. They work to minimize harm caused by dangerous or destructive abilities and provide support and training to super-powered kids and their families.
Ten years ago Anne walked away from the dangerous life as an ICA agent to start a family. Anne can shoot fire from her hands, but her true calling is helping kids like her get the support they need to grow up. When an old friend is mysteriously killed in the line of duty, Anne finds herself pulled towards the life she left behind. Along the way she encounters Vladimir Markov, a Russian ICA agent sent to investigate the murder.
What You'll Get:
- The Comic itself is 25 pages
- The Digital Deluxe and the printed editions of the comic will have 11 pages of additional content. The content will be a mixture of setting information and more background on how the comic came to be.
- Fans of Heroes, Powers, Misfits, Alphas and other stories of superhumans' real world impacts on society
- People who like to read alternate history and crime drama
- Lovers of comics about civil and social responsibility and Science Fiction!
We’re comic book fans. We’re also gamers and one of our favorite pastimes has been interactive storytelling in tabletop RPGs. Playing in a long term superhero game, aside from being great fun, taught us to challenge the roles of heroes and look at their worlds with a critical eye. More than ever before we wanted consistent storytelling with repercussions when heroes took action. We wanted their worlds to be impacted by their choices. No reboots and do-overs. Having superpowers has very real-world implications, and we wanted to explore. These are characters and stories that we've shared with each other and built on for years. We want to give you the chance to fall in love with them too.
Life is the ongoing accumulation of stories, and the best place to get them is from the people all around you. In homage to the fiction we’ve spun around the table with friends and mountains of dice, we’ve brought together a group of seasoned professionals and dedicated amateurs to craft the foundation of a unique superhero setting that can be shared and added to over the years. The central comic and collection of short stories have been made with love and care through countless revisions. We hope you’ll enjoy the great tales inside.
This campaign isn’t just to raise money to print our book—we want our future fans to be involved in bringing this world to life. Since the very beginning, Incident Report has been a collaborative story. This endeavor started with creating characters at the game table with our friends but quickly became something much bigger than we had ever imagined. We weren’t ready to walk away. Soon, we we were spending late nights commandeering auditorium whiteboards in college, writing notes and power-sets on loose sheets of paper or on the back of study guides trying to build the foundation of this world. But for all of this work we still need one final piece to finish our story: you.
We've already completed the book, so we're raising all of the funds for printing and rewards. Here's the breakdown!
Once the KS is backed, we will send out backer surveys
- We’ll send out the digital version of the book once all of the files are compiled for the printer —the book is complete, so this should be shortly after the Kickstarter ends.
- Printing can take 2-3 months to complete.
- Once everything physical is assembled, we’ll begin shipping. We’ll be sending out updates during each step of the process to keep everyone in the know.
Risks and challenges
Printing can be difficult and shipping can be complex. It's a lot of work to ship all these books. But much like the creation of Incident Report, we've made it a group effort. We have a team of friends standing by to help us with the shipping.
Because we like to be prepared, we joined the ComixLaunch group to work with creators like Tyler James from ComixTribe, Ryan Kroboth from Sunmaker and others to learn the ins and outs of how to deliver on Kickstarter.
The book is already completed, so the only thing we need to do is ship it to you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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