I’m in the middle of developing a big project right now, because why not? Now, why am I mentioning this on a blog that has, for the most part, basically been just me talking about anime and comic books? Well, it’s because right now, I’m going to unveil the details behind this project.
God Bless The Warriors
God Bless The Warriors (GBW for short) is a project by yours truly, electricpatriot, to bring a perfect combination of western and eastern storytelling styles to the American comic book industry. The project draws inspiration from recent publishing initiatives in western comics such DC’s The New 52, Marvel’s Marvel NOW!, and the resurrection of the Valiant Universe and seeks to bring a greater degree of appeal back to the medium. I am aiming for a format that provides both easy access and solid continuity to a shared universe without being hampered by regular line-wide crossover events. The plan is to introduce original characters and stylistic stories with the goal of bringing a perfect synergy of genres in order to bring in a wide, expansive audience. I am currently playing with ideas for not one, not two, but three different comic book stories to create a brand-new universe of stories and characters seeking a combination of elements from comic book superheroes such as the Avengers and X-Men with slice-of-life comedy anime such as Lucky Star and YuruYuri. Now, let’s get into the details of this project.
Sarah Simone and the Spear of Heart
A fantasy-action/slice-of-life story focusing on Sarah Simone, a 14-year-old middle-school student living in San Diego who wields the powerful Spear of Heart to battle against devils led by the sinister King Halsegon. Stories will deal with Sarah’s progression through the eighth grade as well as her battles against Halsegon’s demonic forces alongside her schoolmates, Kim Keranen, and Japanese transfer student Reika Yasakani. Sarah is goofy and absent-minded, while Kim is straight-laced, but short-tempered, and Reika is elegant and refined. This will more or less serve as my flagship title for the line.
Focuses on three superhuman high-school girls in Dallas, Texas battling villains and creatures from other worlds while also working their way through school. The team’s (unofficial) leader is Whitney Waterson, codenamed Adrenaline, who has super-speed and is able to attack with sound waves, and the other members include Angela “Angie” Avalon, codenamed Statue, who is able to turn her body to stone, and Valerie Benavides, codenamed Knives, a Hispanic child prodigy who is able to turn her limbs into blades. The girls are recruited by Lyace Eysanill, a blue-winged lady knight from the medieval-fantasy world of Arsenia, to battle against the forces of Draken, the cruel king of Arsenia who wants to conquer the entire multiverse.
Focuses on the ongoing war between two factions of demons, the Rhapsodi, a humanistic community of demons from the world of Sanctania, and the evil devils from the chaotic world of Jigoku. The story focuses on Tyson Walls, a teenage human from Milwaukee, Oregon who was transformed into a demon when Arriachios, one of the devils’ kings, used dark sorcery to reshape him into a soldier for his army. This resulted in Tyson now having similar powers to those of Arriachios, however, Tyson was rescued by Rhapsodi before he could be brainwashed, and afterwards, he was taken to Sanctania to protect him from the devils and also to help him control his powers. In order to learn more about the culture of the Rhapsodi and how to use his powers for good, Tyson attends Redwill Academy, a school for Rhapsodi, and battles against devils throughout the multiverse alongside three classmates, Alvira Hohp, a majestic and brilliant young woman belonging to the Oceanfly race(resembling humans with butterfly-like wings), Ryes Enshine, an energetic, kind-hearted succubus, and Valter Lunarpact, a vampire warrior and gambler who commands an army of bats and fights using swordplay. Ariacchios serves as the primary villain.
For the time being, I would like to keep things simple for this line. I’ll start off with just the three titles I described above. I want to avoid making things too complicated with regular line-wide crossover events. I might have one event every two or three years, might being a key word, but they will not be frequent. I plan to write the stories myself, but since I can’t draw, I’ve decided that I’m going to recruit artists. If anyone who is interested in joining the project as an artist, I strongly encourage you to provide art samples in any way you can, and I will look at anything I get.
Well, that’s all for now. Later on, I’ll give more in-depth descriptions for some of my characters for this project.