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Writer of Marvel Comics' 'The Punisher' Depicts Cops as Heroes in Brand New Graphic Novel
Eisner-award winning writer Mike Baron to self-publish a new graphic novel without a sci-fi superhero, but a single mom and full time cop, caught in the middle of a citywide riot
By: BIG Studios
"I've always ripped stories from the headlines, as readers of Punisher and Nexus can attest," said Baron. "The country's slide into anarchy is the stuff of drama, and one reason cop, lawyer, and doctor related shows are so popular."
The comics industry has drastically evolved in recent years, with the likes of Baron making a mark with his own creations such as Nexus, and his hilarious Florida Man. Over the course of his career, the Eisner-winning writer of comics and novels has worked at Marvel, DC Comics, Valiant, and Dark Horse Comics, writing many of the biggest titles in the industry including The Flash, Star Wars, and dozens more superhero tales. With Thin Blue Line, Baron is bringing a twist to the traditional superhero plot with a gritty and entertaining tale featuring a diverse cast of realistic characters.
Mike recruited artist Joe Arnold, a police officer, who personifies the experience and accurately depicts the plight of average cops. He also brought in inker Jeff Slemons, who is an outstanding artist as well.
Once the artwork was complete, Baron and his team pitched the tale to numerous publishers, but none were willing to take a chance after learning it depicted the "Defund the Police" movement in a bad light. So Mike and his team decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise the finances to color and letter the book and then distribute it themselves.
A portion of the proceeds from Thin Blue Line will go to various police assistance projects. One for training cops in de-escalation and Brazilian ju-jitsu which protects both officer and suspect. Artist Joe Arnold is an experienced ju-jitsu practitioner and uses it in his work. The other two memorialize officers who are killed, and supports families of fallen officers.
For more info visit http://www.thinbluelinecomics.com
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