He wrote a critically acclaimed run on Stormwatch for DC Comics, Team Achilles. And animator and video game writer Micah Ian Wright’s work was given added gravitas, writing about a US army group sanctioned with the job of keeping superheroes in line, when he used to be a US Ranger. And one who now criticised the war effort in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But then he was outed as a fake. Not a fake writer, he did that well enough, but he was never a ranger.
Instantly he was fired by DC, a number of whose employees were reservists, and his Stormwatch run was cancelled in mid-arc, the trade paperback collecting the final arc, also cancelled, the first volume left to go out of print, and those issues have not made available on ComiXology. He was basically blacklisted by the comics industry.
But now he’s back. And he’s doing it with Kickstarter. A new graphic novel called Duster, written by Wright and Jay Lender and drawn by Jok Coglitore and Cristian Mallea. Wright writes;
A few years ago I had an idea for an original graphic novel set in World War II on the American homefront–a story devoid of mutant powers, spandex bodysuits, all-powerful religious artifacts, or talking gorillas. My writing partner, Jay Lender (writer and director of animated hits SpongeBob SquarePants and Phineas and Ferb), and I crafted a thrilling action story with a heart and soul… because Duster isn’t only about planes and Nazis, but also about forging the post-war American woman who can have a job, raise a family and make her own way in the world without any man’s permission. It’s the story of a fundamental change in American life, illustrated through blood-and-guts action!
Here’s a forty page preview and video.
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