Ponce, Puerto Rico

Becoming Hero: ComicBook Hero SHOOTS His Author

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Comic book pages inside a novel. Award-nominated voice actors. And a twisted, twisted protagonist who wants to kill his author.
All geared up towards creating the mixed-media comics-novel sensation of the year. Skye’s an Asian-American comic book superhero with a gun in his hand and a gripe against his author. Every girl Skye’s ever dated is either dead or trying to take over the world, and in the series finale, Skye’s best friend kills him. Or so he thinks. The weapon meant to disintegrate Skye lands him in his author’s universe. With a shot at revenge.
Skye, meet Jace. Jacen Howard’s a brilliant #blerd math whiz and comics aficionado–but at his West Baltimore high school that’s a bad thing. Black kids aren’t “supposed” to be good at math, and if the bullying isn’t bad enough, Jace’s cop-father regularly pisses off the neighbors. Jace doesn’t see himself as a hero; he’s just trying to survive.
Jace might be just the hero Skye needs.
Becoming Hero is a celebration of nerd diversity and the hero inside all of us, and for the pre-release, anyone who helps pay the comic book artist or the voice actors gets extra merch. Things like:

  • Correspondence from a superhero
  • An entire prequel collection of short stories
  • A $17 audiobook for $1
  • A chance to become enshrined INSIDE the story
  • A superhero recipe book
  • Superhero Valentines
  • And a bunch of other truly crazy things.

It’s worth checking out–and worth checking out quickly before all goes crazy in the fictional world. As Skye’s mood swings and nightmares escalate, Jace realizes that if he doesn’t uncover his roommate’s real identity soon, Skye will hurt someone–and Skye’s still deciding if murder will save his world, or damn his soul.
For more information, please visit Becoming Hero Campaign page:


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Project Rewards
$1 USD
The Concerned Citizen
Thanks so much! You get all the "EVERYONE" stuff on the left now! That's 2/17 of a prequel short (with chance to be one of the 17), READ MORE
$5 USD
The Robin
Loyal and learning, you get the ebook download of the Becoming Hero novel (without comics) in May, READ MORE
$10 USD
The Nightwing
Intrepid and independent, you get Becoming Hero WITH comics (digital)! READ MORE
$25 USD
Valentine's Day Special: PRINT
FIRST PRINT BOOK LEVEL. In February, you get The Handbook of Nerdy Date Ideas for Superheroes; READ MORE
$30 USD
The Batman
It pays to be single. At THIS level, you cover the physical book with comics, plus artist costs. READ MORE
$50 USD
The Zinfandel AKA Freakazoid
You get a t-shirt. That's it. Not even a good t-shirt. I don't know why you'd pick this one.
$99 USD
John is a nice (s)guy
Successful content consultant and Skye's voice actor, John Krissilas, will give you a 2-hour Creative Smoothie creativity coaching session! READ MORE
$100 USD
The Mansel in Distress
For this much, a superhero will try to rescue you in a scene in the novel. READ MORE
$150 USD
Jace's Hope: YOU'RE the Author
Line-by-line critique of your novel. Jen's helped SFWA and Harper-Collins pros with their stuff, READ MORE
$300 USD
Amadeus: The Author Sells Out
You know how comic book issues will sometimes have those little ads, like the one where all the superheroes are eating Subway or whatever? READ MORE
$3000 USD
Skye’s Quest: Find the Author
Wow, really? Dang, you get to…to…come to Puerto Rico for a week! Airfare's included, and you can either stay with me and eat starving writer style as we create stuff and tour PR, READ MORE
$4000 USD
Tigris Win: You Own the Author
I will write you 1000 flash stories/prose poems, one a day for the next…wow, that's three years. READ MORE

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