Introducing our digital LGBTQ comic book; we created six hero characters, representing the breadth of our community and sub-community.
Introducing our digital LGBTQ comic book; we created six hero characters, representing the breadth of our community and sub-community. Leer más
Welcome to our Kraven Comic's Kickstarter project. We have been working on the first phase of our product for 3 years, ensuring the content, quality, and artwork meets the criteria of our future readers. With 5 episodes completed; comic books containing an estimate of 50 pages each, and currently working on the sixth episode, we are ready to take the company to the next level.
With Kickstarter, we aim to invest in international campaigns so the world, the LGBTQ community, and other communities are aware that the LGBTQ heroes are here to stay. Our ultimate goal is to turn our comic book series Class6 into TV shows and movies. We also looking to triple our current staff of 15 as it takes a lot of staff to maintain and improve the quality of the product. Class6 will contain 20 seasons of 12 episode each. Kraven Comics will become the largest LGBTQ comic book series and most inclusive within the comic book market.
We began working on Kraven Comics back in the summer of 2014. We spent most of that year developing the concept, creation of characters, registering the company and seeking investors. By early 2015 we had investment to begin developing a pilot and presented it in Anaheim, at WonderCom. After seeing the amazing response from the public, we hired our artists and worked on creating a unique style of comic that will suit our stories. Also at this time, Fernando created the structure for the next 20 episodes of Class6.
By 2016, we now had over 20 artists and built the team that would bring the concept to life. During the year the team started work on the first episode while we focused on expanding our network and getting input and suggestions from multiple executives from companies such as Airbnb, CBS, Visual Arts for The Matrix and many others that encouraged us and supported the project. As we prepare Kickstarter, we currently have 5 episodes from season 1 completed and are making the finishing touches on episode 6.
A few years ago, Fernando Velez was thinking about heroes - more specifically, how Kraven Magazine, his online gay lifestyle and culture publication, could be heroic. One of his writers submitted a story about the misrepresentation and lack of representation of the LGBTQ community in the comic book world. Fernando started thinking what could he do to change this misrepresentation. It was time to represent gay life in comics that would be interesting and authentic from those within the LGBTQ community and not from a corporation looking to move product. This led Fernando to create six hero characters, representing the breadth of the LGBTQ community and sub-community. This is when Fernando founded Kraven Comics, a company that creates stories of LGBTQ heroes who represent us, how we feel, and how we see things for the future.
At Kraven Comics we believe anyone can be a hero: With our stories and reach we aim to unify our community; to be inclusive. But also our comic books, characters and stories are universal. They are about humankind and about how we defend love from hate in every single aspect. Our stories highlight social justice, political issues, racism, women and children rights, wealth inequality, government abuse of civilians, and many more issues that affect us all.
We are not just a gay comic book, we are part of a human's rights movement. This project wouldn’t be possible without a great, talented team that devotes their time and abilities to bring to life the stories that will create awareness and bring people together. Fernando Velez and Waiyen Wong are Latino, and we are proud to have a Latin staff who are determined to make this series known around the globe.
We aim to provide to the LGBTQ community our rightly-deserved representation in the comic book industry. With high-quality pages and attention to detail, our artists provide the highest quality out there for our LGBTQ comic book. Available in different languages and on different digital platforms, we intend to be accessible from anywhere in the world - and from any culture in the world, too. We focus on inclusivity and create awareness. At Kraven Comics, we believe anyone can be a Hero.
As we move forward toward our goal of being the icon of LGBTQ comic books, we want to influence communities to stand proud, to stand for who they are, and to stand for love. We want to invest in organizations that work closely with the issues we highlight in our stories.
The Universe. How did everything start? Who came here first? Are we alone? Where did our human ancestors come from? What's the reason for our existence?
Planet Earth, Year CE 2017. Our history has been written for us. We have been programmed to follow the agenda of those people who know the truth. These beings managed to keep us in the dark, letting us fight amongst ourselves so they could get away with their plans. We had become comfortable with little or no desire to challenge or improve our minds or each other. We turned against one another, finding difference rather than similarities - all part of the plan of those who wanted to keep us subjugated. We became intellectually incurious, stuck in our ruts, combative with those who didn't share the way we see things. We prioritized individual competition rather than working together for common solutions to shared problems. We used our resources frivolously and intemperately like we didn’t care what tomorrow would be like for those who followed - because we forgot that there would be those who would follow us. Love was used as a weapon to hurt rather than as a medicine to heal. We forgot the ocean; we forgot how our existence started, but we truly know how to step on someone else’s soul to achieve our greater sense of vanity. Advances happened, in some places and by some people; some do their best to do good. But there is a war between good and evil, one that seems destined to never end until both sides are forever extinguished.
This is the world and this is how things are in the world - but things are about to change. All because six people are about to cross paths. Their energy will become one and the world we thought we knew will reveal its real colors. And then each of us must choose if we will continue with the status quo, in our hate - or if we will learn to love one another, in order for us all to survive.
Our heroes have experienced pain, have lost everything, have lived alone and have become angry to the rest of the world. But they overcome their differences as they are meant to be one in a world that needs them. Powerful people are running the world to their advantage, and we face many threats that we can’t defeat on our own. The world must wake up and become one because today we are fighting for gay rights, women's rights, human rights… tomorrow the only fight left will be for the survival of our human race. When power falls in the right hands, a lot of good can happen. What are we waiting for?
Queen Izaar is full of secrets, including who he was, how he got here, and what he knows. He was once a very powerful drag queen, but things got out of control, leaving him powerless. His goal has always been to provide information to the right people he believes have good intentions to protect humankind. But times are changing and history is about to repeat itself. He must tell the truth and face the aftermath of such a revelation. With the other heroes, he must learn to live with the truth of different worlds and realities that are lost in a vicious circle of time.
Powers: can give or take life and the holder of the truth.
Kian is a bisexual man from the bear community. He enjoys being an activist for the community and a happy person who never has experienced anything bad with his life. His father is a very influential person and has always ensured his son Kian would be safe and that he is a very important key to human evolution. Kian has the latest and stronger DNA in which is encrypted all the information about our civilization, as well as other civilizations unknown to us. But the happy years didn’t last long when the US started a mission to capture Kian with the goal of unlocking the DNA and using it to make stronger army personnel. Now Kian finds himself in the middle of a war zone that he had never been exposed to and must learn to adapt to the situation and to understand that he must use his abilities to be part of the future of humankind.
Powers: Hearing and smell are 100 times more powerful than a normal human, great arm strength, general muscle strength so great that by flexing he can deflect bullets.
Jaseri from Nigeria was raped by her father because her village believes it would make her heterosexual. She became pregnant as a result of the rape and gave birth to a baby girl. The baby was taken from Jaseri by her mother who took her granddaughter to a safe place. Jaseri searched and found her mother but it was too late as she stood over her mother’s bloody body; killed by her father. Seeking revenge, Jaseri waited for her father to come after her only to end his life. At that moment, a new life for her started as she discovered the truth about her mother’s past and the reason why she had some unique abilities that allowed her to control nature. She then accepted the responsibility of her abilities and decided to fight for gay people who have been targeted and killed in Africa. She uses her powers to free homosexuals and kills anyone who attacks them. She hopes to one day reunite with her daughter when the killing stops.
Powers: controls nature, plants and water, even volcanos - anything connected to earth.
Eron is from Honduras, where the drug cartel and violence makes it one of the highest crime areas in the world. Eron’s mother died when he was young and his father always blamed his wife’s death on Eron. His father got involved with drugs and didn’t have money to pay his debts to the drug cartel, so he decided to pay off his debt by giving them his son. Eron became the property of the drug cartel leader, who abused him sexually for many years. One day the drug cartel leader was talking to a doctor about how he transmitted HIV to Eron and that he wasn’t going to pay for the medicine to treat Eron’s HIV. He decided to let Eron die of AIDS. Eron, who was hiding and listening, got scared when he heard he was just going to die and decided to escape. He stole a headphone prototype that had been developed to connect to a human brain. He ran away with the prototype and the drug cartel leader became furious and went after Eron. He found him and ran him over while driving his SUV. It was raining and Eron was hit by the SUV while the headphones were connected to his brain. When he hit his head on the ground, it created electric waves and shocks inside Eron’s brain, activating a higher percentage of brain capability. He got up and attacked and killed the drug cartel leader.
Powers: Flight, time travel, dimension travel, breathe underwater, speed, others. Eron can use his mind to do basically anything, and he sees things that the human eye can’t see. His powers will continue to increase.
His wealthy parents, owners of a tech company, implanted a nanotechnology to save his life from an incurable disease. As an unforeseen side effect, however, the nanotechnology cure has made his body home, evolving and reproducing itself throughout his human tissue. He steals from the wealthy and gives back to the communities affected by those in what’s called the 1%.
Powers: can control technology, machines, devices, electricity.
Neveah, like many transgender kids, was thrown onto the street by his parents for being transgender. Homeless, she had even tried killing herself before a kind stranger met her and befriended her, eventually adopting her. The stranger turned out to be Dr. Smith, a stem cell researcher who eventually develops a procedure to help her complete her sex reassignment without painful surgery. Things went wrong when Dr. Smith’s boss interrupts the procedure, and Neveah’s future sets off in another direction.
Powers: gender reassignment from female to male and back, the ability to copy cells to transform into anyone, ability to make others’ cells age faster by touch, hair as a weapon of defense.
Lucifer and Queen Izaar share a common secret - but who they are? Where did they come from? When did they arrive? Time will tell… Lucifer is one character whose origins will be revealed, along with the answer to many questions. His power is the knowledge he possesses as the scientist who started all.
A homophobic former Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama Bin Laden, Julian was used in a DNA evolution experiment against his will. Now with his power, he has joined the villains to destroy and attack gay people, and ruin the U.S. as he hated the way the U.S. treated him after his major accomplishment.
Everyone sees him as a businessman, and so he is. But he runs for President of the United States, and even though people thought it was a joke, things went really wrong when he actually wins the election. He has a hidden agenda, is a scion of a secretive and powerful family, and has greater power than anyone realized.
The leader of the drug cartel, and secretly a blood relative of the same secretive and powerful family as Donald, he controls the underground world with fear, violence, and money. His agenda is to fulfill the dark goals of his family, and his network of sicarios and mafia extends worldwide.
Kuo is Nami’s dad who has used a technology similar to the one used to save his son to now go after him. The nanotechnology he implemented on himself is so powerful that Kuo has turned himself into a full robot, programmed to kill his son. Like Nami, he has control over technology and electricity and is even more powerful than Nami.
A very important scientist who worked closely with the Russian establishment, including its President, in attempting to find a cure for homosexuality, Tihon is very devoted to the Eastern Orthodox Church and his goal is to eliminate homosexuality from the earth. His obsession led him to an encounter with one of Class6 heroes that changed his life forever. He can manipulate his cells to transform his body when he needs to, but for not too long as he can become weaker.
Season 1 Episode 1 "The Cure"
In the first issue of Kraven Comics, we introduce our transgender character who faced discrimination at an early age. After her parents threw her out onto the streets for being transgender, her life was forever changed. A scientist finds and adopts her and gives her the dream of being who she wants to be with a gender change. But her happiness doesn't last long after her dad is taken away from her. She then begins living another life, hiding from who she really is. Then one day she loses the one thing she has been clinging onto - love. As a result, she becomes strong and faces her enemies. But it doesn’t end there. She must choose to follow her personal agenda and sacrifice her own life for the good of other LGBTQ victims of President Putin. In this issue, we begin the journey of a fight for gay rights; a fight for human rights because the powerful people of the world has ensured that the LGBTQ community stay blind, but things are about to change. Follow upcoming episodes of Kraven Comics to find out about our history and see the truth shine to unite us for what's about to come.
Season 1 Episode 2 "The Blackout"
When we are lost, our reality is torn apart and we don't know where to run. In this second episode, we introduce our hero Nami who was born with a deadly disease. Nami is, however, saved by his dad Kuo using nanotechnology. Kuo forces him to do wrong things with his super abilities. Nami eventually frees himself and his lover from his dad’s grip. Then terrible events begin to occur. Everything that he ever knew is stolen from him. Nami now lives in his own reality apart from everyone, while committed to change the future of some of us.
Season 1 Episode 3 "Voodoo"
Some countries in Africa believe a woman must be raped in order to convert her from lesbian to heterosexual. Many lesbian teenagers are raped by their dads, which transmits to them HIV or pregnancy. Jaseri, our hero, is no exception to these atrocities. These kinds of attacks on gays go beyond the individual but also to those who protect them. Jaseri’s life hasn’t been an easy one but as she learns the truth about her ancestors she chooses to fight for her community.
Season 1 Episode 4 "The Uganda Bill"
Pastor Scott has intentionally initiated a government bill to genocide LGBTQ people in Uganda. He has been protected by the government of the republic. In his home state of California, he is wanted for crimes against humanity. Neveah and Sidekicker are going after him to bring him to the United States of America so he can be prosecuted. They solicit help from Jaseri to be able to catch him from the Uganda government. Jaseri must choose a different path - one she is not comfortable with and collaborates with others.
Season 1 Episode 5 "The Riots"
After the verdict with the case of the Pastor Scott, riots of religious extremist against gay people start happening across the United States of America. Queen Izaar, our hero, is a witness of what he believes is his fault. Why? What happened in our history that we are not aware? How did society become what it is today? Why has history been told in a different way? Why has the truth been kept away? Find out as we learn a little bit about her past.
Season 1 Episode 6 "The Briefcase"
The U.S. government always likes to stay ahead of the game of any country. Proof of this is the NSA. Listening to people’s phone calls, spying on others countries’ privacy. The NSA is just one of many secret programs that come to light for Kian, our bear hero. Now the military is coming after Kian who possesses a strong DNA that could make the U.S. army the strongest in the world. Using Kian's DNA they could genetically modify their soldiers. But there is more. In the DNA there is data of millions of year ago. Unfortunately, we don't have the advances to unlock. But the problem is not what the U.S. can do with it but it’s the danger of other secret societies that are after this DNA for some other devious reasons.
Season 1 Episode 7 "DNA"
In this episode, we introduce Julian, a former Navy seal who was abandoned to die in a hospital after his brave service to the U.S. Navy. He is bitter, homophobic, mentally ill and anti-government: The perfect puppet for our main villain who shares the same point of view of Julian. Someone physically strong but mentally weak, easy to manipulate and control. His mission is to capture Kian.
Season 1 Episode 8 "Escape From Hell"
In this episode, we introduce our villain Lucifer who escaped hell into our world, an unknown world to him. He seeks to reunite with old friends who have been waiting a thousand years for his escape. What's going to happen after he escapes? Who are these friends? In this episode, we learn about the other world, one we never thought existed, one in which we would never be able to coexist - similar to ours but so different at the same time. The world that hosted Lucifer’s jail, hell, for thousands of years.
Season 1 Episode 9 "Make America Great Again"
Who came to the universe first? What history are we missing from our origins? In this issue, we introduce our main villain who many people saw as a joke until he became strong and tried to bring together a group of individuals that has been hiding for thousands of years. Thousands of years of following a dark agenda.
Season 1 Episode 10 "Drones"
Venezuela these past years has gone through the worst times. Turned into a narco-state, it violates the basic human rights of its citizens. Diosdado, one of, if not the most influential political figure of Venezuela is the one behind the horrible situation the Venezuelan people are facing. But things are not the same. Someone is trying to bring him down to free the people of Venezuela and the Venezuelan government is shaking with a risk of collapse.
Season 1 Episode 11 "The March"
Venezuela has an important day. The people are holding a large protest. But this time the government doesn’t mind as they will use the march as a cover-up to follow their agenda. The heroes must stop their plans before it's too late, because the aftermath would be chaotic and something that we won’t be able to control any longer.
Season 1 Episode 12 "The First Encounter"
Heroes all finally together facing their enemies. In this episode, we now understand how we are all connected to one another. Running out of time, the heroes must discover a new power - the one within their souls to come together, to find the strength not to give up but to survive their challenge. But mysterious events happen that heroes can’t explain. Will love win? Everything has a reason to happen.
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Riesgos y desafíos
We know that sometimes publications run into some delays, but as we run on a digital platform the chances of delay are very minimal. When we begin printing, we have the first 6 episodes ready, yet it would up to the publisher for exact timing.
In terms of the risks of Kickstarter and the rewards for the extra positions, it will be based upon order. We will begin placing extras on season 7 which is the next episode. For Acting Role, it depends on how the interview is conducted. This Acting Role will start appearing as soon as episode 8 is completed. For the rewards that require US mail, the only risk is delay by the printing of the posters. Other rewards will be fulfilled online with no risk as they are completed. We have worked so hard to provide you a quality product that is ready for the consumer. Now we need a little push for people to know who we are and to continue our path to becoming a strong successful company that stands for humans rights, values respect and diversity, and shows the world that anyone can be a hero.Más información sobre el concepto de responsabilidad en Kickstarter
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