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Four teenagers must face an amazing and dangerous reality when they are mysteriously granted the super powers they made up as children

The Pantheon Project - Issue #1 (of 6)

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The Pantheon Project is a six-issue, full color comic book series for readers 16+ (contains moderate violence, moderate profanity and suggestive themes). All members of the creative team are Denver locals.

The story is about four teenagers who must face an amazing and dangerous reality when they are mysteriously granted the super powers they made up as children. I'm looking to paint a very grounded picture of young adults shouldered with an impossible situation how their actions/choices determine their fates. While I love the spectacle commonly found in the superhero genre, it's the stories with an unmistakably human center that remain memorable.

Where your money goes:

All money raised through Kickstarter goes 100% into production costs. We have very talented artists working hard on delivering the goods and I'd like to see them keep at it! They are all magnificent storytellers and we know this is a story worth telling. Help us do that!

We're producing 34 color pages of story with a cover (duh) and backup material to promote the story further. It's a good-sized first issue but vital in getting to know the players and giving them room to breath a little.

Synopsis:

Milton Manners, Simon Cotey, Kelsey Radcliffe, Zhen Ferris and Oliver Grey - childhood friends whose collective imaginations created a fictional superhero team where each child had his or her own amazing super power. Milton Manners named this superhero team PANTHEON.

However, as the years went by and the children became teenagers, Pantheon and playing superhero were left in the past.

Fate would prove unkind to the creatively gifted Milton Manners. He was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor; a kind the medical community has never witnessed before. Milton turned inwards, completely removing himself from his friends and the world beyond the gates of his family estate. The more withdrawn he became, the more into his Pantheon creation he invested. He would draw his characters, write stories about them; essentially creating his own comic book universe.

Then, on Milton's eighteenth birthday, the tumor erupted and power exploded from his body, killing him. It was a sublime force that that changed the world, especially for his long lost friends who now have the powers they fantasized about as children:

(From left to right)

- Zhen Ferris - The goddess Divinity; master of arcane power and ancient mystics!

- Simon Cotey - The adventurous Firefly; half human / half alien soldier with insect-like wings and powerful weaponry!

- Oliver Grey - The mighty Machina; cybernetic warrior from the future!

- Kelsey Radcliffe - The valiant Vanguard; wielder of the mystical Excalibur!

These four teens must come together to uncover the mystery behind their radical transformations while struggling to maintain control over their lives. It won't prove easy as there are now other forces out in the world who want this so-called Pantheon out of the way…

Details:

** The Pantheon Project is created by Erik Taylor, Kevin Caron & Leila Del Duca and is based on a premise by Kevin Caron.

Follow the production on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePantheonProject

** Video:  Produced by JAYBproductions

** Music: "Baba Bobo Mastered" by Cobra (avec logo panthère)

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    People who are considering launching a Kickstarter project, you should consider JAYBproductions for your video!

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    Leila will provide a convention-style sketch featuring a character of The Pantheon Project! It's up to you which character you'd like her to sketch! Jeez, like she doesn't have enough to draw!!! If you're already committed to a particular incentive ($25 and higher) and don't want trade (or *gasp* downgrade) for the sketch, have no fear! You can add $15 to your existing pledge amount and receive the convention-style sketch! Just email us through Kickstarter when you add the $15.

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    SCHWAG BAG ** A limited edition sketchbook with blank interior and cover featuring artwork from The Pantheon Project ** A physical copy (bagged and boarded) of the first issue signed by members of the creative team. ** Digital Copy! You will be sent a PDF of the first issue upon completion. ** A written thank you in the form of a postcard featuring Pantheon artwork by Leila Del Duca ** A 2" x 3.5" sticker of The Pantheon Project's logo ** All materials will feature Pantheon artwork by Leila Del Duca.

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    Limited edition VARIANT COVER for The Pantheon Project #1. The Black & White Variant cover will be the original pencils done by Leila Del Duca. We are only printing 25 copies. They will be individually numbered 1 through 25 and signed by all members of the creative team. First-come-first-serve! For those who select this tier, you will also receive an electronic version in PDF form.

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    Become immortalized in the pages of The Pantheon Project! $100 gets you drawn into the first issue as a cameo appearance. We will need a picture of the backer and Leila will exercise artistic license. She'll make you look better, if that's what you're worried about :) You will also get a free copy of the first issue!

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    The series will run six issues and we're creating a major antagonist that will appear in issue #3. However, the character will be profiled in the first issue's supplemental material. Ever wanted to be a bad guy/girl? While you won't appear in story for a little while, you will get a complete artistic makeover and included in the first issue's "coming attractions" section. We design the character, give him/her YOUR name and make it look like YOU! Cool, huh?

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    An Executive Producer** credit is given to people who participate in getting a project (comic, film, tv) made on a higher level. By pledging at least $1,000 towards the Executive Producer incentive, YOU WILL BE A HUGE PART in getting The Pantheon Project to press. Your name will be attached to the issue as an Executive Producer in the credits! Be a part of The Pantheon Project team! ** The obligatory small print: Being listed as an Executive Producer will not grant you any ownership rights or creative control over story, characters and intellectual property. All rights are, and will remain, © Erik Taylor, 2012 **

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