Innocence - (Self Publishing)
*UPDATE* - Issue 1 of Innocence is now available to download for FREE on the below link*
Just a bit about myself...
For as long as I can remember I have read comic books, played with action figures and clung to my youth in all directions.What began as almost a love triangle between myself, spidey and bats has now grown into something much more. I began to write my own comic and quite quickly what started as an idea became on obsession. Before I knew it I had tons of save files in my ideas folder. The type of character building, story making, twists & turns that I hadn't felt since childhood.
I can only really compare the rush of creating these stories to a feeling I would get as a child playing with my action figures at the bottom of the garden or the top of the stairs. I loved my toys and I know I'm not alone here - I may have taken action figures to another level; I'd have stories that continued the following day, characters died and changed alliances etc.. etc.. There were strict rules with regards to size, I couldn't mix Spiderman figures with G.I.Joes because they looked unrealistic in size comparison and so I would choose one or the other beforehand. When It became apparent that I could no longer play with my toys and I had to start paying bills I begrudgingly moved on. But since this feeling has returned with my current creative streak I have felt complete again!
I found an artist online and began forcing the many many folders of notes into a script/story. I hope I have acomplished it. It's currently 16 pages and counting into the first issue. The plan is to have a 4 issue miniseries with a real hum-dinger of a tenth issue to aim for. So below is a short overview of the first chapter. Please have a look over it and tell what you think. Good or bad I would really appreciate some feedback. More information can be found here. Please like the page and connect! I want to know everything you think of it and more whilst its still on the chopping board.
Anissa Morris is a young girl living in the fictional city of Harlow (USA). Her Father (Hank) is the retired superhero “Iron Pulse” whose career spanned more than 30 years. Hank was born with the ability to absorb energy and manipulate it for increased strength, speed, flight and invulnerability. This gift made him the number one American superhero and helped him protect the country from some of the worst threats it had seen.
Anissa learnt of her Dads secret identity at a very early age and soon became obsessed with superheroes. She wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps – although she never inherited his abilities. Hank had begun training her for protection in the event that she was ever targeted.
Soon after “Guardian” a fellow government enlisted hero returned to Earth from a recent space mission. Guardian was the other powerhouse of the American Superhero roster and shared similar abilities to Hank (super strength & flight but no energy absorption). At the time Guardian & Hank were good friends and had worked on countless missions together. However, during this mission something had gone seriously wrong, Guardian returned filthy, unshaven and distant, he was not respondent and when approached by Hank he immediately attacked.
The battle between these two evenly matched men crossed America. Hank fought Guardian to a standstill on the outskirts of Harlow, eventually stopping him. Much of the city was destroyed and Hanks wife (Anissa’s Mother) was caught up in the devastation.
After his wife’s funeral Anissa’s Father swore that he would never again wear a cape and retired from the game. Overtime he became a bitter, angry, depressed recluse. He stopped Anissa’s training and banned all mention of superheroes.
The house was quiet and a shadow hung over them both for a long time. Her Father, broken hearted, gave a cold shoulder to the world and this only made the grieving process harder for Anissa.
Eventually Anissa rebelled and continued training.
When she was old enough she took on the superhero identity of “Innocence” and began patrolling the streets of Harlow. Although courageous and brave Anissa never took on more than she could handle, sticking to small crimes and drug dealers. However when her Father found out he was furious, they argued and Anissa eventually moved into her own apartment in the city - taking an office job to pay bills. Anissa’s Father continued to beg Anissa to return home although she has now taken to ignoring him entirely until he accepts her choice. He felt it was not safe for someone her age to be out there and without any super powers she was a sitting duck.
Meanwhile a dangerous criminal named Edward Cahill escaped from Harlow prison. Edward was given the nickname “Tinman” by the American press because of the events that led to his arrest. He had formerly been an artist who became famed for creating strange metallic sculptures. Edward suffered from money troubles and when he found that his curator/dealer had actually been selling his art on for a tidy profit in return for pittance he snapped and beat him to death with a bronze sculpture. He was found covered in blood wearing another of his creations – a large steel mask and body plate. Tinman wasted no time in his freedom – wanting to make a name for himself he targeted superheroes across Harlow and picked them off one by one. The case is closely followed by the media. With his stock rising he stumbles across Innocence and stalks her back to her apartment.
Anissa has never faced anybody of this size/stature before and is easily overpowered. Tinman literally beats her half to death and wastes no time preparing a lethal blow. Suddenly in this moment of pure adrenaline her Fathers powers – which have lain dormant her entire life – burst out from within. Sparks fly from her hands and the room crackles with energy. . In the confusion and panic Anissa loses control and the entire apartment explodes outwards.
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Last edited by Marvel_Boy; 08-24-2012 at 02:13 AM.
This sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it.
I'll give this a look when it's ready!
Small update - I've made a website with some more info!
I'm still on course for an August release date!
Last edited by Marvel_Boy; 08-24-2012 at 01:54 AM.
If you visit the website address below you can now order your copy of Innocence Issue 1!
If order your digital copy then please provide an email address as at present it will be mailed out. (working on having a downloadable option).
Thanks in advance to anybody who checks it out and I hope to see some feedback!
Last edited by Marvel_Boy; 08-24-2012 at 01:55 AM.
Why does she dress like a stripper? Her costume gives no protection against knifes or guns or even punches or kicks.
Have you ever read a comic before? Because I honestly don't remember a single female (or even male) hero who wears protective gear?
This isn't the illustrated version of Cops.
did her dad give her that outfit?
Originally Posted by Marvel_Boy
Good one that.
Originally Posted by de Sosa
There is now a website where you can download the first issue for FREE. Let me know what you think.