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Help us continue making a comic book series that not only promotes diversity, but also helps teach kids about S.T.E.M.
Help us continue making a comic book series that not only promotes diversity, but also helps teach kids about S.T.E.M.
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 What is P.B.Soldier?

P.B.Soldier is a science fiction adventure that follows covert operative Nat Cummings, a skilled computer hacker using his skills to help pay for college tuition when his activities are discovered and he becomes listed as an International Terror Threat - code red. 

Top Terror Threat
Top Terror Threat

The newly formed government/paramilitary organization called The Establishment, gives him a simple choice, either work with them to become a highly-trained assassin or be terminated.

 

P.B.Soldier hacking into Nexus
P.B.Soldier hacking into Nexus

Cummings, a sniper class operative specializing in hacking, hand-to-hand combat, blade combat and stealth, is exceptional at his job. Until the day he meets Jazen, a mark and former E-Operative who knows more about him and “The E” than he does. Nat is confronted with the stunning realization that his work might not be for the greater good. 

 

Now he’s on a quest to learn the truth while coding an elaborate program to divest himself from The Establishment before becoming its next target.

P.B.Soldier is The Bourne Identity meets V for Vendetta as Cummings becomes a double-agent of sorts trying to bring down a system from the inside without letting those he cares about fall into harms way. 

 

 

The goal of the kickstarter is to raise $8,500 for the production of Episode 3.0, the sixth installment of a thirteen book arc. Funds will go towards payment to line artist and colorist Abel Garcia and actual production of the book, including printing and distribution. In addition, some of the proceeds are being donated to the Central High School Pre-Engineering Academy in Newark, NJ. - a program that i have taught and led for the past 13 years.

Naseed Gifted of PBS Media Using Comics to Teach  S.T.E.M. at Steven Institute of Technology
Naseed Gifted of PBS Media Using Comics to Teach S.T.E.M. at Steven Institute of Technology

 

 

 

What is STEM? 

S.T.E.M. or Science, Technology Engineering and Math Programs are often the lowest funded and the lowest graduated in urban areas and Gifted is working hard to change those statistics by using his own graphic novel, traveling the country speaking at schools, comic book conventions and after-school programs, introducing young African-Americans and Latinos to the world of P.B.Soldier one comic book at a time.

     ***NEW REWARD ADDED 9/10*** 

NEW! Dieselfunk Poster Perk!!
NEW! Dieselfunk Poster Perk!!

Check out this new Episode 3 Line Art from the upcoming comic!

 

 

 

 ***REGULAR PERKS STILL AVAILABLE!***

 

 

 

About the Creators

Naseed Gifted, Creator/Writer of P.B.Soldier
Naseed Gifted, Creator/Writer of P.B.Soldier

Naseed Gifted a two-time Glyph Comic Awards and Urban Action Showcase nominee, an educator, engineer and writer. A New Jersey native, he is also a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. His childhood obsession with comics rarely portrayed heroes that resembled him which fueled his desire to inject more diversity in the world of comic books. His mission in his graphic expression is to encompass a distinct balance between unprecedented storytelling and exceptional artwork. He is also the founder of New Jersey’s Black Comic Book Festival “Khem Comic Fest” and travels across the country as a panelist for Full Spectrum: Why Color in Comics Matters and Using Comics to teach STEM. 

Abel Garcia, Illustrator of P.B.Soldier
Abel Garcia, Illustrator of P.B.Soldier

Abel Garcia hails from Barcelona, Spain. He has been the artist on the entire P.B.Soldier series and will be collaborating with writer/creator Naseed Gifted for Episode 3.0. From an early age, Garcia liked to draw. As a youth, he studied illustration and animation at various art schools in Barcelona, Spain. His work can be seen in the comics Bad Puppy and Nancy in Hell published by Image Comics (USA) and Drums, #2, 3 and 4, published by Image Comics (USA) and Dibbuks Editorial (Spain). Today, Garcia lends his talent to numerous comics, with various themes, enjoyed in many different parts of the world. He now resides in Mollet del Valles, Barcelona, with his wife, daughter and cat.

THANK YOU!

First off we want to thank everyone who has supported P.B.Soldier project thus far. We can’t put into words how inspiring it is to us to see your ongoing support. It has kept our dreams alive and allowed us to get to this point - the completion of our long anticipated Episode 3.0 is ready for the presses.

I would like to thank special individuals that keep my fire burning. First the Creator and the Ancestors for allowing me to persevere through the good and tough times, my children (Bakari and Layla) for tagging along with me on this journey and inspiring to develop a Legacy for our family, The PBS Media Team (Khaaz, Darrell, Dilettante, Abel and Manoli) because the best is yet to come, Abu Sheriff of Morning Star Productions a star in his own right, Brother Mshindo, Adewunmi Roye, Tim Fielder and Shawn Alleyne your work has inspired to stay phocused and pushing harder, Tiyland Consulting for helping us get to this point without your assistance this would not be possible, my Central High School family (Staff and Students), my family and friends for the constant support and love you show even when cards are not in our favor and my mother and father for giving me the opportunity to walk this Earth and make a difference. 

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