View Full Version : would anyone actually read this book?
05-03-2003, 11:58 PM
I've had this story floating around in my head now for some time, i have three issues written already and the fourth is taking shape, it is only a twenty issue arch with a lot of action and probably too much plot. This story centers around an angel as he falls from the good graces of god throughout the war of the angels on the atherial plains prior to the insertion of man into the garden of eden. I am not religious in any way shape or form in fact i am agnostic, i know that a book like this would probably ruffle some feathers among the religious rite and i'm just not sure it would be worth doing. tell me what yall think. does it sound viable, or even the slightest bit intriging to anyone, and by the way this is the one i'm currently looking for an artist for.
05-05-2003, 06:46 AM
details are kinda sketchy so I cant give my opinion either way.
Go for it, u cld post a sample script if u like and that way folks can offer their opinion either way
05-05-2003, 11:43 AM
Speaking as a fundamentalist christian, go for it. You really should not concern yourself with the opinions of those you do not agree, unless you see some validity in those opinions... because more than likely, they still will disagree with you on these matters. There will ALWAYS be someone who dislikes and disagrees with your work. Write the tale, and try to get it published (this should be your greatest concern). If I, as well as others who share my perspective, disagree, dislike, or are offended by your work we can a) not buy it b) complain to your publisher c) complain to you. As a christian, I take the same chances with those readers that do not share my perspective. That is the nature of art.
05-05-2003, 11:59 AM
what CS said is true. I also agree with Banshee. The idea sounds interesting but that is just way to small to tell me anything... especially considering what you gave input on could fill one issue and you have 20
so... considering that fills 20 issues, I need more to know whether I would read it or not
understand what I mean?
05-05-2003, 11:53 PM
i can't post the first script as my computer is currently fried and I am using the computer at work to get online at the moment. However here is a more in depth out look on the whole project. the story starts out in the plains of heaven centered around a card game. at this game are four angels lucifer, michael, lucious and caine. caine and lucious are best friends as are michael and lucifer at this point. the four are sitting around getting drunk and playing cards. (there's no humans at this point, so what else they gonna do) lucifer gets really pissed off at the fact that god is considering the human race for a new project considering that the angels are supposed to be his perfect creations, yet (god is bored and needs a new hobbie so what ya gonna do) he wants to make himself some new beings to toy with. Lucifer is heavily offended by this and goes to confront god on the issue. ( i know at this point it sounds like Kevin Smith's dogma backstory for loki but wait it gets better) god and lucifer get into this big debate which turns into a full blown argument, by the end of it god tells lucifer "fine if you think you could do better i'll give you the power of creation." " really?" "however you will never set a foot inside heaven again. Now leave." lucifer is banished to the empty void beyond the lake of fire, (hell for those of you who don't know where this is going) on his way across the plains he begins losing his feathers. he passes by his card playing buddies on his way toward the lake of fire head hung low as he leaves caine chases after him to find out whats going on. michael leaves to go talk to god and get the other side of the story. this is the end of the first issue leaving our main character lucious standing around waiting for news. the best part about the art for this book is that the angels are constently changing and evolving in form as that there clothing changes based on there attitude and mood. if they are prpared to fight armor slowly appears in the place of their robes, their armor will change in apperance when in mid combat according to their anger level. In the second issue we have michael with god and caine with lucifer both conversing on the situation. Lucifer has sobered up and god has calmed down. Lucifer makes it out to caine as that god no longer loves the angels and that is why he is creating man as his new perfect race, mean while god is telling michael the truth and that he is worried about lucifer maybe doing something drastic. Lucifer manages to convince several other angels to join in their cause and tells them that he plans to create a new paradise beyond the lake of fire. (however lucifers new power of creation is tainted by his hatred for god and he can create only destruction and horrid abominations) as the rest of the angels choose sides based on limited Knowledge things start getting hairy. at this point michael has reached lucious and told him the truth behind what has happened and that if lucifer would just swallow his pride and apologize to god he would be allowed to return home. caine later finds lucious and tries to convince him of lucifers plight against god lucious is left with a desicion to make and sends caine to tell lucifer of gods request for an apology. Lucifer scoffs at gods request and leads his small rabble of angels to hell and as the leave there is a trail of feathers marking their path this is the end of issue two.
05-14-2003, 12:56 PM
CS hit it on the head. Write it. I'm also a Christian, but I LOVED Preacher. Heh...half the stuff I write would probably get me excommunicated.
The point is a well done story is entertaining no matter what the subject matter. Write your story. Do it well. Entertain us.
05-14-2003, 01:42 PM
Being a lapsed catholic, I can safely say that only the really REALLY orthodox christians are going to have a problem with this, but let's face it, they probably aren't reading comic books anway.
I like the story and so far it's off to a good start. Just make sure you do your research. Having a little bit of knowledge can help you shore up plot holes as well as inspire new story lines, so dig deep into them historical accounts and scriptures and make sure you aren't drawing a Cherubim but you meant to have a Seraphim. In fact, if this is about the angles, make sure you do research on the nine choirs.
If you haven't seen it yet, this is really cool -> http://www.catholic.org/saints/anglchoi.shtml
I like the idea of the clothing being an extension of their mood, consciousness. Make sure you point that out either literally in story or blatently with art, otherwise I can already tell you some people are going to sound their Continuity Horns.
And yeah, get us a script.
legend of 8
05-15-2003, 08:28 AM
Give me a script and I will crit.
Although some of the basic storyline you laid out has already made me laugh... the whole "card game" thing amuses me.
I kinda like it... it DOES remind me a little of Dogma, which I loved because of its humor. I realize your story/comic won't have ALL comedy in it, but I can see where some of the comedic elements might come in if indeed you decide to use any.
Sounds like a good idea. Gimme a script. I wanna see how well you write your good ideas.
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