Everyone loves them!
Everyone loves a trained assassin… In fiction that is. In real life, they REALLY suck. Like REALLY suck. Most fiction falls into that caterogry. War makes for great movies, not great fun. Affairs make for great dramas, not for great settings to raise children.
I am one of those suckers with a fascination for trained killing machines. I think it is the discipline and lethal nature that makes them so exciting. Extreme, in-human discipline is a turn-on. I think because most of us have very mild discipline skills. We live our lives by fear and not by a code. Sad, but that’s most of us.
Characters with incredible discipline makes us believe in the impossible and, for brief moments when we get to read comics, we somehow feel like we have a piece of that discipline ourselves. It is this obsession that got me working on… PSYCHO-KILLERS!
This will be my first time hiring a writer with an idea and then bringing it to life by hiring an artist, lettering it, and helping them realize their vision and not mine. Though, I am REALLY sold on their vision, so it feels like our vision.
This writer is Von Klaus (he has a substack too if you want). He wrote one of my favorite crowdfunded books ever, MONSTER MD. A tale of a doctor who repairs ghouls and vampires with an invisible, but jaw-droppingly beautiful, assistant. You get the irony.
I told him I loved his work and I wanted to create something with him. He pitched me out several ideas. Things from dangerous teens to liches to… Killers who use psionic powers. Hence PSYCHO in Psycho-Killers. I was hooked immediately. At its core, it is a dysfunctional family of misfits taught to kill by a dad with posses both holy vision and madness.
Each of the 13 children are named after a particular dangerous substance. I loved it when he pitched that. They all have psionic abilities that help them in their assassination attempts. Like shooting psychic bullets from their sniper rifle. James Bond now has an equal.
We brought on Paul Gori to create these characters and that is where we are now! Making characters with a script waiting in the wings. I am going to take you through each of the Dysfuntional children and their powers.
PAID SUBS are going to get the pages of this epic book digitally first. We are doing a 20-page ashcan first and then growing this into a full-blown graphic novel. Check out the beginnings of our title character NECRO-TOX! This is manga meets Golgo 13!
Continue to rebel,