Kickstarter – The Power Principle

Kickstarter – The Power Principle

30 yrs have passed for the superhuman Clinton House Boys. Now their lives collide to slay past demons & train the new heroes of today.

WHAT THE STORY WAS ABOUT

Take five boys as different from one another as the flavors in a bag of jellybeans, throw them together under one roof to pursue the dream of becoming the next *insert your favorite comic artist here*, then douse them with an ACTUAL super-formula, and you get THE POWER PRINCIPLE.

Well, that was 1982.

WHAT THE STORY IS ABOUT NOW

Thirty years have passed for Terry, Langston, Nicky, Steve, and Lance, the superhuman Clinton House Boys.

One has fulfilled the dream of becoming the next big name in comics. One has become a therapist. One has married the cute girl next door. One was killed thirty years ago. And one has become the Director of a watchdog organization protecting world citizens affected by the first new outbreak of superpowers since theirs happened in ’82.

Now their lives collide again, compelled to save a deaf young violinist who seems to hold the key to this new superpower epidemic, while they learn to slay the demons of their past and become heroes for the present.

WHY I DID THIS THEN AND WHY I’M DOING THIS NOW

When I created a story of undergraduates thrust into a larger, much more dangerous world, I see now that I was dealing with the staggering changes occurring in my own life. Ordinary people transformed into the world’s first superhumans seemed to be happening in metaphor all around me. My classmates were Bart Sears, Rob Leigh, and Eric Shanower for crying out loud!

I published the first issue of THE POWER PRINCIPLE in 1989 and then life got in my way.

For, like, 25 years.

In the last decade, I’ve met and bonded with scores of fellow geeks, comic insiders, professional writers & artists, podcasters, and fans who’ve become amazing forces for creativity in this medium.  Each a star in their element; every one with an amazing life and story to share.

However, when it came time to reciprocate and offer my own story, I hesitated. I didn’t want to tell the tale of “the little engine that could… but never did.” Even so, these dear lovable friends from so many corners of the world reminded me by example that “never” hasn’t happened yet. This little engine still can.

Post Script: I’ve since released issues #1-3 from Volume 0 for free at http://powerprinciplecomic.blogspot.com/ .

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