Writer Joe Glass of The Pride (coming soon to Dark Horse Comics), Acceptable Losses and Glitter Vipers has a new Kickstarter graphic novel launching today.
I’ve been looking forward to this, as Joe has been teasing it for some time.
Written by Joe Glass (The Pride) with artwork by Vince Underwood (Elk Mountain and Page Turn), colours from Harry Saxon (Vagrant Queen) and letters by Eisner Award-winning editor and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Quantum and Woody) with a fabulous graphic design inspired cover by Kevin Wada (Scarlet Witch) too.
The Miracles tells the story of Elliot Morgan, an average teenager coming to the end of his high school career. A massive comic book nerd, he’s obsessed with an old comic that ended on a never-resolved cliffhanger, Major Voltage Adventures. This of course means he’s shocked and delighted when suddenly he discovers that he has superpowers of his own.
But the startling revelations aren’t over yet, as he’s confronted by Major Voltage and his wife Ms Phantom straight out of the comics – superheroes who turn out to in fact be his own parents!. As the family’s big secret as refugees from a comic book into the real world comes to light, the family each begins dealing with the secrets they’ve all been keeping from each other too. But is the world ready for them, and will the family survive the truths that threaten to tear them apart?
The book tackles themes of family secrets, what it means to be a hero, and what it means to make a new home in a foreign, strange place and what happens when your nature as non-natives stands revealed, all in a high octane soap opera melodrama feel. Think The Incredibles crossed with The OC with a touch of Invincible too!
The Kickstarter is launching on February 2nd 2021 at 2pm GMT/9am EST/6am PT, and is looking to raise £35,000 to cover the costs of art, production, printing and shipping. There are a ton of rewards available including a Kickstarter Exclusive hardcover version of the book. This will not be available anywhere else after the campaign, and will only be available via the KS campaign.
There are print and digital options available, as well as taking advantage of Kickstarters add-on feature.
Check out the Kickstarter here.