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The story of a world ruled by a super-powered despot continues. The Sentinel has been engaged in combat but can he be defeated...
The story of a world ruled by a super-powered despot continues. The Sentinel has been engaged in combat but can he be defeated...
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Gods Of Men - Shadow Of The Sentinel | Issue #2

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“In the year 2045, the Earth and its destiny no longer belong to its inhabitants nor its leaders. The once great superhero ‘The Sentinel’ has ruled the Earth for over a decade and he alters the course of fate for nations and governments as and when he chooses”

   Welcome back old friends and new to the ongoing saga of:
   Gods Of Men - Shadow Of The Sentinel!

Part 2 of this 4 part series is finally done and I need your help to put it over the final line! This issue sees us joined by comic colourist Simon Robins who has really helped take the project to another level, now I need your help to fund the print run of issue 2 and let's get this great comic into peoples hands!

"What about the PDF?" I hear you cry, "It's not a reward?". The PDF will be released free to all on September 1st, this KS is all about the physical print run and for those who want to read the next chapter in the story before anyone else.


Download Issue #1 For Free

Before we get started, I can think of no better way of how to convince you that this is a project for you to believe in other than to download issue #1 in PDF Format, DRM Free, via the link below or picture above and bring yourself up to speed on the tale. Issue #1 was funded here on KS in Aug 2016.

https://www.michaelphoenix.co.uk/download-gom 


Issue #1 Reviews

Comics Anonymous 

 "Cracking debut that ends up feeling like much more of a significant event book than many we see from the big name publishers these days"
www.comicsanonymous.co.uk

The Awesome Comics Podcast - Dan Butcher

"It's a really fantastic comic with a strong opening...the artwork is absolutely fantastic, as is the colouring, it's a really worthwhile comic, I'd definitely check it out." https://awesomecomics.podbean.com/

 

Done? Great. Then let's begin.



Gods Of Men - Shadow Of The Sentinel #2

"Shadow Of The Sentinel" By Christian Paris
"Shadow Of The Sentinel" By Christian Paris

The Story So Far

Following the luring of despotic superhero 'The Sentinel' to Earth via a manufactured war, an untested secret team of super-powered individuals has been sent against him in a surprise attack.

The initial blow has been landed but all has not gone to plan.

The Sentinel easily intercepts the attack of team behemoth Maximus, leaving them left agasp at the overwhelming power he seemingly possesses, and it has now been made dangerously clear that defeating The Sentinel will be no easy task.


The Battle Rages - Clash Of The Gods

In Issue #2, the battle for Earths future continues as the team continue to attack The Sentinel with the myriads of skills and strange powers at their disposal.


Issue #2 Cover - Clash Of The Gods
Issue #2 Cover - Clash Of The Gods
A Test Of Mights
A Test Of Mights

Throughout, the fate of our untested team hangs in the balance as the question of whether their combined powers are enough to take on the menace of the battle hardened Sentinel is continually put to the test.

A hope appears and the team begin to believe they could indeed achieve the impossible, but the question remains, can the greatest Superhero Villain of all time be defeated by this rag tag band of 'heroes'...

Find out only in Issue #2 of Gods Of Men - Shadow Of The Sentinel!


More Scenes From Issue #2

Once More Unto The Breach
Once More Unto The Breach
The Midsts Of Battle
The Midsts Of Battle

The Characters

 
    A once great hero whose early days saw him soar in glory as part of the first generation of super individuals to emerge from the planets diverse populace. After tragedy strikes, those once golden days became black as he came to be the last of his kind; with time and growing apathy it has slowly changed him into the despotic ruler he is today. Taking the name 'The Sentinel' he watches now from his palace on the moon preserving and destroying in accordance with some unknown great plan. 
 

 
    A desperate coalition of nations has worked long to scour amongst its peoples those with signs of the super-gene, this being the exhibiting of bio-kinetic psi abilities such as super-strength and speed as well as other specialist traits. Five such individuals have been found over time and slowly but surely built into a cohesive fighting force ready to take on Earth's unwelcome overlord.
 

 
    The second to youngest member of the team, Guardian hails from the country of New South Africa, a newly formed democracy born of the ashes of the old state after The Sentinel raised much of it to the ground. Guardians powers manifested only 6 months before his joining the team and along with strength and speed, he is able to project his psi-shields for a very short amount of time.
 

 
    The team's leader, Stryker, is a Lieutenant in the Holy Army of The Chinese Empire and has been raised to be a fearless warrior by the military since being identified at a young age as one of the gifted. Her secondary power is the ability to create psi-blades from her fists which, as field tests have proven, are deadly tools on the battlefield. She is devoted to her country but at times finds the intense pressure placed on her too much to bare. 
 

 
    The almost giant-like Maximus is from the New Confederate States Of America and has been 'financially coerced' to be in the team. His size, that matches his incredible strength, is no coincidence and is a part bio-physical manifestation of his abilities. The often arrogant and loud muscle mountain is more than he lets on to those around him, with a side to him that only certain persons see.
 

 
     The youngest member of the team, Doppler is from the expanded country of the Israeli Republic and is a reluctant member of the Justice Force, socialising little with the others outside of training hours. Her one true passion in life is to run and this is reflected in her ability to reach ultra-fast speeds, being hands-down the fastest of the team, and so long as she is allowed to indulge this passion she remains at the training facility.
 

 
     The oldest Justice Force member, Visage is from the Kingdom of Brazilia, now spreading the entirety of the south of America, and was given the decision of remaining in jail or to serve on the team as his nation's representative. Regardless of his past, he displays a calm and collected manner during training exercises and often works well with the other members save for Maximus, for whom each other seem to have developed a mutual dislike. 

 
   Creative Team
 

Writer - Michael Phoenix 

https://www.michaelphoenix.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/mphoenixuk 

I've had an interest in the written word my whole life but it is only in recent years I've begun to find my footing and finally gather the momentum and stability in my life in order to more deeply explore this interest. You can find some of my starting prose work on my blog where I'm also slowly writing my sci-fi short story novella project "Infinity Chronicles".


Artist - Christian 'Cane Pazzo' Paris  

http://www.facebook.com/christianpariscanepazzo/ 

https://www.behance.net/canepazzo 

Artist Christian Paris is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts (degree in comics and illustration) in Italy where he studied for many years with teachers such as David Messina who recently provided art for the revival of the iconic Rom Space Knight comic for Free Comic Book Day. Christian’s Art is dense and detailed and coupled with an excellent ability to realise script direction into thrilling black and white panels with innovative form and dynamic storytelling.


Colourist - Simon Robins

https://www.artstation.com/simonrobins 

Simon graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in photography and RMIT with a Masters of Design. He draws on the skills and experienced gained from two decades working in these industries to inspire his comic book colouring. Now a professional colourist he has worked with both mainstream and independent publishers/creators. 


Letterer - Robin Jones

 https://robjonesletteringblog.wordpress.com/about/ 

Rob Jones is a UK based award nominated comic writer and award winning letterer. He can often be found shouting wildly at the pigeons with several days beard growth, wearing various shades of dressing gown and trailing toilet paper from his one slipper. 

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