The Miracles tells the story of Elliot Morgan, an average teenager coming to the end of his high school career. A massive comic book nerd, he’s obsessed with an old comic that ended on a never-resolved cliffhanger, Major Voltage Adventures. This of course means he’s shocked and delighted when suddenly he discovers that he has superpowers of his own.
But the startling revelations aren’t over yet, as he’s confronted by Major Voltage and his wife Ms Phantom straight out of the comics – superheroes who turn out to in fact be his own parents!. As the family’s big secret as refugees from a comic book into the real world comes to light, the family each begins dealing with the secrets they’ve all been keeping from each other too. But is the world ready for them, and will the family survive the truths that threaten to tear them apart?
The Miracles is a 120 page original graphic novel written by myself, and featuring stunning artwork by Vince Underwood, colours from Harry Saxon and letters by Eisner Award winning editor and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. We’ll also have a fabulous graphic design inspired cover by Kevin Wada too!
The book tackles themes of family secrets, what it means to be a hero, and what it means to make a new home in a foreign, strange place and what happens when your nature as non-natives stands revealed, all in a high octane soap opera melodrama feel. Think The Incredibles crossed with The OC with a touch of Invincible too!
The Kickstarter launched on February 2nd 2021 at 2pm GMT/9am EST/6am PT, and is looking to raise £35,000 to cover the costs of art, production, printing and shipping. There are a ton of rewards available including a Kickstarter Exclusive hardcover version of the book. This will not be available anywhere else after the campaign, and will only be available via the KS campaign.
The Kickstarter is live now and is looking for all the help and support it can get, so if you like superheroes, drama, family secrets coming to light and just darn good entertaining graphic novels, then The Miracles is where it’s at!