I wrote a graphic novel one time.
Branko Jovanovic drew the pictures.
Jesse Heagsta, Sean Burres, and Fred Stresing colored inside the lines.
ORPHANS tells the story of Alexis Quinn, a failed superhuman soldier who’s reinvented himself as a sort of 21st Century Robin Hood, stealing and redistributing dangerous new technology. Because Quinn wants to see the future put to better use than making weapons.
Dwight Eisenhower said: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex.”
Basically, ORPHANS is superheroes versus that military-industrial complex.
Here are the Dalai Lama’s thoughts on the subject.
It’s harmful to employ technology fired by anger and hatred. It can only be beneficial if we’re motivated to seek the welfare of all beings.
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) December 3, 2013
Anyway, I want you to read ORPHANS. So I’m giving the whole damn thing away for free, all 110 pages. Click on the links below to download DRM-Free PDF copies of each chapter.
If you enjoy what you read, spread the word, and maybe buy the issues from comiXology, or buy a physical copy from my online store. The printed copy features remastered lettering and an introduction written by Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, GI Joe Retaliation).