Judges (A Neo Noir Crime Comic Book)
In the dark & secretive city of Remorse, no one gets away clean. Cops & criminals alike look to do what they believe is right.
JUDGES: A NEO NOIR CRIME THRILLER
Judges is a passion project for our team. We've been working on this story for over a year and a half and have 8 issues fully mapped out and written. Judges is an anthology at heart -- it revolves around a key set of characters, with many others coming and going.
Our main characters are:
Lukas Seek -- The son of a murdered vigilante. He's looking for his father's killer.
Royal -- A mysterious former bank robber that offers Lukas an intriguing deal.
Alex Mullen -- An alcoholic, depressed Remorse detective. He's thrust right into the middle of many of our character's stories.
Azrael -- She fights for the abused women in Remorse. The first time we meet her, she's preventing a rape. She was abused by her stepfather as a child, so she knows that pain and aims to stop it.
The Handsome Bastard -- Handsome was former military & CIA. His daughter was kidnapped for sex-trafficking purposes and never seen again. He now fights the Siete Cartel's sex trafficking rackets, vowing to end it for good.
This story takes each of these characters to multiple locations in our Universe; a bank robbery in Grayedge, a temple in Mexico, an FBI morgue in New York, and a radical church in Athens (we're even planning an arch that takes some of our characters to Bruges, but that's a secret, so shh!).
These characters cross paths with many others, such as a vengeful FBI agent, a former Navy SEAL turned cartel enforcer, and a crazy and powerful woman at the head of the cartel, only know as "La Bruja".
One of the big goals with Judges is to bring light to some dark issues that are close to our hearts. The Handsome Bastard was kind of transformed into this character that's sole purpose in life was fighting sex trafficking.
We talked about this for a while and realized that when people think of sex trafficking, usually it's accompanied by, "Oh, that happens to them. That happens over there." But it happens in our own backyards. It happens everywhere. And we want people to see that and decide to do something about it.
With Azrael, we wanted to create a strong woman that women & girls alike could look up to. And while some of the things she does may be unsavory, she is fighting for the abused women and girls in Remorse.
Judges is dark & gritty, but also has some tender moments between characters. It's really one big character study, set in a harsh and unforgiving city. We dive into the fundamentals of what can happen to good people when they're surrounded by so much evil and hatred.
We hope this story has a little something for everyone.
Enjoy some artwork from the heart of Judges #1: No Little Girls as well as an original composition from our very good friend, Chris Niemann!
Risks and challenges
The first issue is almost complete and we have a publisher ready to promote our product.
The only worry is that we intend for Judges to be an ongoing series. Roadblocks may come up that make future issues difficult, but we intend to keep rolling no matter what. We are immensely proud of the world we've created and the characters we've placed inside it.
We're super close to our goal, but need your help to make it there. We know you're going to love the product and we fully intend to bring you a lasting series that has all the good stuff: intrigue, blood-pumping action, a little bit of horror, and a whole lot of mother-fucking justice. Help us reach our goals and step into a brand new world full of some really crazy shit.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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