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America’s border is a WAR ZONE!
The US border with Mexico has been overrun with lawless coyotes flowing across the Rio Grande, bringing in weapons, smuggling illegal drugs, and trafficking sex slaves across the country! Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed and seemingly powerless, while the U.S. government refuses to help. In fact, the administration seems to actively support open borders…
But when the violence reaches his doorstep, one man takes matters into his own hands…
Private American follows Marcos Zamora, a patriotic, first generation Cuban-American and a former Army Green Beret, as he and his partner Gustavo battle criminals crossing the southern border, including cartels, human traffickers, and terrorists, and enemies of the state who are taking advantage of the border chaos to bring in desperate migrants, fentanyl, and suitcase bombs, leaving thousands of victims spread across the landscape.
But none of them counted on a skilled counter-insurgency by men like Marcos and Gus, and none of them can predict where or when they will strike back next.
While U.S. border patrol can't find the pair, many agents secretly root for them. Meanwhile the Vile Council, a syndicate of cartel bosses and Chinese fentanyl smugglers, frustrated by this pair of skilled vigilantes, decides to bring in the world’s most feared assassin in order to help rid them of this 'Private American'.
Eisner-winning comicbook writer Mike Baron (Punisher, Nexus, Flash) and veteran comics illustrator Richard Bonk (Superman, Teen Titans, Witchblade) present one of the most explosive action tales that could actually be going on this very moment at America's southern border.
- 72 pages+ of pulse pounding, action packed story
- Full Color, premium print
- Proudly printed in the USA
- Rated MATURE for graphic violence & adult situations
Marcos is a mash-up between The Punisher, whom Baron wrote for over 5 years at Marvel Comics, and their star spangled Avenger Captain America. And much like Baron's last graphic novel Thin Blue Line, a decidedly pro-police action-thriller, this book's subject matter will likely prevent it from ever finding a home at a mainstream comics publishing house, so we're publishing this one ourselves.
ALL backers will receive a pair of prints that include the hand painted limited edition variant cover from the legendary Steve Rude, as well as a print of Richard Bonk's main cover!
Private American is a gripping and explosive action adventure of a single-minded, patriotic American desperate to defend his community, and his country, against human traffickers, drug smugglers, and murderous terrorists.
Private American sheds light on one of the most polarizing contemporary issues in America while delivering action and drama. No lectures. No screeds. Just pure, adrenaline-drenched story-telling.
The Creative Team
Two time Eisner-Award and Inkpot Award winning writer Mike Baron is perhaps best known for his acclaimed 5 year run on Marvel's very first ongoing The Punisher series, along with acclaimed runs on DC's The Flash and Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars titles. Baron has also created many of his own celebrated comic characters such as Nexus, The Badger, and Florida Man.
Rich Bonk began his comics career at Top Cow Productions, drawing on the title Ascension along with other popular titles like The Darkness, Tales of the Witchblade and Witchblade: Destiny's Child. At DC Comics he worked on Superman:Y2K, Young Justice and Emperor Joker. Later at Image Comics, he worked on The Tenth and F-5, and co-inked several issues of Spawn: The Dark Ages. Bonk later worked at Dark Horse Comics, doing covers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Spy Boy
Ichsan Ansori is handling the digital colors and has worked on several major comicbooks, including Mike Baron's Florida Man, Thin Blue Line, and his new Nexus graphic novel for Dark Horse Comics, written by Baron, and drawn by none other than Richard Bonk!
Together they have expertly crafted an explosive, gritty, political thriller ripped right from today's national headlines and exposing the dangerous activities happening across America's porous borders.
All Three Covers Now Available
Or Pick Up All Three Covers in the FULL MEASURE Tier
VARIANT (COVER B) BY STEVE RUDE!
VARIANT (COVER C) BY DAN LAWLIS!
One backer can own this one of a kind original penciled cover art by Dan Lawlis!
What We Need & What You Get
We need backers like you to bring this book to publication! Sadly our nation's border security is a divisive subject, and so we know that many indie comic publishers would never dare to distribute a story like this. However, we're convinced that this wildly entertaining and timely tale deserves to be told, particularly in light of how badly America's border with Mexico is being overrun.
This is a one of a kind graphic novel that's mature, entertaining, and never preachy, that proves once and for all that real heroes don't wear spandex... they wear Kevlar and night vision glasses!
$1K - commemorative sticker with every PHYSICAL order
$2K - interior pages upgraded to premium stock paper
$5K - heavier stock cover, super matte "soft-touch" film laminate with premium binding
We want to be transparent, and every crowdfunded project encounters risks and obstacles that we may face on the way to achieving our goal. Rest assured however that we've successfully fulfilled multiple campaigns already, and have established strong relationships with our American printer and our many vendors. We know how to get this done, and done the right way.
Furthermore, the book has already been completely written, penciled, and inked, and now we're raising the necessary funds to color, letter, print and distribute the book ourselves.
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Get your hands on your very own physical copy of the PRIVATE AMERICAN graphic novel with art by artist Richard Bonk! Square-bound, shipped securely, and proudly printed in the USA! Be sure to confirm your shipping address and email are up to date
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Comic shops, specialty stores, and other groups can save big by ordering this bundle and receive five (5) bagged & boarded copies of PRIVATE AMERICAN featuring the cover you choose while saving a whopping 40% off cover price! Other add-ons are available at check-out.
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Get one of the original pages from PRIVATE AMERICAN penciled and inked by Richard Bonk along with autographs of the creative team, your name in the graphic novel, all 3 covers of the printed book plus digital!
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The original pencil art from Dan Lawlis of his explosive variant cover art for Private American. The art is pencil on Bristol board, 17" x 14" and will be mailed flat with insurance. This also includes a copy of the cover C version of the book featuring Dan's explosive cover art, and your name printed in the book.
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