Wildcard Chronicles: Afro Futuristic Action
A prophecy-driven 2-wheeled high octane thrill ride sets Nuri on a path to avenge his fatherʻs alleged death. Vengeance is coming!
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 27 2018 3:59 AM UTC +00:00.
Issue 2 of the Wildcard Chronicles is a 32-page full color fast-paced thrill ride set in the Afrofuturistic Tekhen City, a sovereign African city on U.S. soil in a world where the African continent has united to become the world’s greatest superpower! This is part of an ongoing comic series being self-published through Burning Spear Comix.
- Super-sized 32-page FULL COLOR issue
- 85lb Gloss Varnish 6.625" x 10.25" (standard comic size)
- Digital PDF included with every book
- Digital wallpaper pack with every book
- Digital behind the scenes content including character concepts, comments from the creators, and more!
- Higher tiers for t-shirts, original art, and more!
The story picks up in the final year of "The Last Great War" in 2019CE during the time of the "Mass Awakening" and in the aftermath of the infamous "Night of Reckoning." As Tekhen City rejoices, the corporate world begins to regain its infrastructure as it restarts the "Corporate Initiative." Finding new financial backing, drug cartels and tech tycoons are poised to retake Tekhen City - whoever runs Tekhen controls the entire East Coast.
In a striking master stroke of events, Tekhenʻs big corporations align with the cityʻs newly elected mayor and the drug cartels to shut down the super bike race track, the Giza Grand Prix - a key financial element in New Dendera. This takeover kicks off the legendary Superbike Street Wars, an underground 2-wheel warrior series of street grudge matches that begin in Tekhen City and spreads around the country.
We meet a young street racer named Nuri Mauntess as he hears the suspicious news surrounding his father’s death in the Night of Reckoning. As the eldest son and heir to the noble House Mauntess, Nuri must shoulder the weight of his family’s legacy, but is he ready?
Nuri calls upon his strongest allies to aid in his search for the truth about his father’s death. Along the way, rival biker gangs, shady politicians, and an underground crime syndicate make Nuri’s life a living hell.
In the WildCard Chronicles Universe, we created a diverse cast that were selectively chosen and based on real life heroes within our own communities. Our goal is to bring rich characters with well-thought-out backstories that are tied to their cultural background and ethnicities and to inspire others to "Find the Hero Within."
In Issue 2, we uncover the origins of the House Mauntess as the book opens with the Court of the Black Lions traveling down the Nile River to the place of the “Gathering”, at the Temple of Ramses II aka Abu Simbel.
We take powerful Egyptian symbolism, history, and superior technological advances upon which the infamous Giza plateau was built and bring it into the Wildcard Chronicles as the foundation for Tekhen city. Hailed as the Vegas and Silicon Valley of the East, Tekhen is a city full of majestic, mystical wonder and dark secrets.
In the struggle for Tekhen City, loyalties will be tested, bonds will be broken, and heroes will rise from the masses to battle the system created to control them. Will they accept the challenge? Do they have what it takes to bring justice to their city? Pledge today and find out!
All backers at the $29 and above level will also receive this amazing bundle of 10 bonus digital comics courtesy of our fellow independent comic creators!
JOHN "NURI" MCADAMS - Creator, Author, Owner at Burning Spear Comix
Nuri McAdams is the owner of Burning Spear Comix and the genius creative mastermind writing the story of the WildCard Chronicles. Nuri is a US Marine veteran and Motorcycle Club President of the Jokers Revenge Motorcycle Family based in the Washington DC area who utilizes his expertise to bring a bold and edgy perspective to the comic landscape. Nuri draws his artistic and creative inspirations from his life experiences and the heroes he looks up to such as his father John McAdams, Jr, Todd McFarlane, Ken Lashley, Kuen Tang, and more.
ALEXANDRE NASCIMIENTO - Pencils & Inks
Alexandre brings his dynamic artistic talents to the Burning Spear team. He is a proud father and husband who intentionally works to keep a balanced work and family life. He is a published illustrator for various independent titles such as Rage, Salt City Strangers, and Ruthless.
YUAN CAKRA - Colors
Yuan Cakra is our amazing colorist who continues to deliver the brilliant, eye-catching colors that pop off the pages! Yuan has been in the comics industry for over 10 years. His body of work includes independent comic titles, as well as some mainstream publishers. His favorite artist is Alex Ross.
KUEN TANG - Letters
Kuen Tang, known as The Mighty Kuen, is the first quadriplegic comic book letterer in the world to work for DC comics. Currently, she letterers for many interesting and independent projects including a few all women collaboration books, artistic poetry books, unlikely super heroes, and motion comics.
MOHAMMED AGBADI - Concept Art, Logo
Mohammed is a freelance illustrator who specializes in comic art, concept art, illustration and character design. At a young age Mohammed was exposed to the art of drawing by his mother after she saw his interest in comics and cartoons. Mohammed developed as an artist by creating graphic novels and animated shows.
MOANA MCADAMS - Editor, Creative Manager
Moana leverages her leadership, project management, and business expertise and works behind-the-scenes to empower the team to create their best work. She proudly represents Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the broader AAPI community and promotes diversity and inclusion to advocate and empower people and cultures not seen in mainstream media.
"Wildcard Chronicles is a fast-paced, action-packed thrill ride. A futuristic, multi-cultural Game of Thrones, only in this world, either you RIDE... or you die." - Tyler James (ComixTribe, ComixLaunch)
"Warring crime syndicates, motorcycle mayhem, and a budding mythology. Wild Cards Chronicles #1 opens up a world that must be explored." - Kevin Joseph, Tart
"A wild blend of ancient Egyptian imagery, neo-noir science fiction, and badass biker action. What's not to love?" - Clay Adams, Fried Comics
"The storytelling and art have an interesting contrast where you have a dark nature of storytelling but a color palette that really pops and is electrifying when you’re reading it….itʻs a bold move that gracefully pays off.", Victims and Villains
“So, Iʻmma need more Wildcard Chronicles like yesterday.” - Jemarc Axinto, Gamer Guide
".....note the strong female characterization..... incredible sense of self-identification coming through with each character in this issue as well, I would postulate that the writers have put a lot of their own character and energy into developing each role in the comic. Th[is] reinforces the authenticity of each character and brings a new dynamic to the action comic genre." - Chris McAuley, Word of the Nerd
"...displays a passion not just for the heroes of the racing circuit, but also for a sense of purpose, a sense of pride and honour which seems to have been lost with the postmodern craze of the Anti-Hero. These are characters who have strong ties to ancestral history and to the ties of loyalty ....." Word of the Nerd
"Ever dream of riding your motorcycle through an ancient pyramid on your way to slaughter your enemy? You will tonight, after you finish the Wild Card Chronicles. Sweet dreams!" - Christopher Headmetal, Headmetal Press
The feedback from our growing fan base has been nothing but LOVE for Issue 1 and excited anticipation for Issue 2 which YOU are playing a HUGE role in bringing to reality.
We really want our children and those for many generations to come to have heroes that they can relate to. We want them to understand that heroes donʻt always wear capes and fly around in the air. There are REAL LIFE HEROES around us everyday and we should aspire to FIND THE HERO WITHIN when life calls us to lead and inspire those around us, while also learning to be accountable for our actions and their impact in our own life and on others.
Therefore, we feel that it is our duty to lead from the front and be the living proof example that fulfilling your dream is possible if you focus your energy, time, heart, and resources into your passions and bringing it to life.
The Wildcard Chronicles is our legacy, the mark we leave on this world that will survive when we are long gone from it. We have really BIG plans for our story and where we can take this into the future. This is just the beginning. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH for coming along with us on this ride!
Who will LOVE WildCard Chronicles?
- Fans of the Black Panther, Sons of Anarchy, The Matrix, The Shield, The Godfather, Bladerunner, Supernatural, and The Originals
- Fans of neo-noir crime comics like Sin City
- Fans of the Joker from DC Comics
- Fans of motorcycle comics like Motor Crush, Mayfield Eight, and Lost Dogs MC
- Fans hungry for new story lines and heroes
- People who live their life for the open road, a need for speed, and the power of two wheels
- People who love Africa, specifically Egypt who love the undeniable power and fascination of ancient pyramids
- People NOT from Africa who will enjoy a story where they can learn more about Africaʻs rich cultural history.
As independent creators and publishers, one of our biggest challenges to getting our passion projects into the world is money/financial resources. We invested our personal funds into starting production on Issue 2 but successfully funding this campaign will help us complete production months ahead of time. This allows us to write and create more quickly so that there is less wait time between issues.
The funds raised will be used to pay our creative team, shipping costs, Kickstarter fees, and payment processing fees. Additional funds over our goal will be put towards creation costs for Issue #3 of the Wildcard Chronicles and will help us get it into your hands as quick as possible!
- Campaign: Sept 26 to Oct 26
- Books Complete: ~Oct 31
- Books Goes to Printer: ~Nov 1
- Kickstarter Funds Released: ~ Nov 14
- Order T-Shirts, Puzzles, Playing Cards, etc: ~Nov 21
- Digital Rewards Released: ~Nov 21
Books Printed and Shipped to Burning Spear (4 weeks): ~Dec 1
- Buffer for a Series of Unfortunate Events (2 weeks): ~Dec 15
- Fulfillment with the Minions (1 weeks): ~Dec 22
- Expected Delivery to US Backers: Late Dec 2018 / Early Jan 2019
- Expected Delivery to International Backers: Jan 2019
- Celebrate fulfillment of an EPIC campaign - 2019 and beyond!
Our goal is to get the best book we can make into your hands as quickly as possible. The team has years of project management experience and one of the lessons you learn very quickly is that you have to factor in time for things that are out of your direct control, especially when external vendors are required to bring your project to life. Weʻve done our best to estimate the time it will take to carry out our master plan and we promise to keep you updated throughout the entire process. And as always, feel free to drop a message or leave a comment anytime and our team will get you squared away!
THANK YOU sooooo much for supporting our campaign! Words canʻt even begin to express the tremendous love our fans have shown to us over the years and when we are down in the trenches grinding to bring our dreams to life and build a legacy for the next generation, every bit of ENCOURAGEMENT and SUPPORT is a GIFT from the ANCESTORS!
Risks and challenges
As a fellow Kickstarter backer, we know how much it means to pledge your hard-earned money to a project on this platform. Prior to launching, we have made every effort to minimize the risk to you and we take great pride in delivering a project we - as the creators - can be proud of and you - as our fans - will enjoy for many years to come!
We have been in contact with multiple printers who have successfully printed comics for mainstream and independent creators across the globe. We have chosen Printlore and they are ready to print our books as soon as the art is complete.
While we are not experts on the Kickstarter platform, we have surrounded ourselves with Kickstarter mentors who have run and fulfilled successful Kickstarter campaigns for years and invested in the ComixLaunch Course and the ComixLaunch Mastermind which helps creators launch the best project possible.
This project is a labor of love and we canʻt wait to put this book into your hands!
Our goal is to make sure each and every one of our backers leaves extremely satisfied with an amazing experience and hungry for the next issue of the Wildcard Chronicles!
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