If you are one of those folks who thinks that there just isn’t enough science fiction depicted in comics, well then here is your chance to do something about that. Earth Alliance is a Sci-Fi Comic Book that is about an unprovoked attack on Earth by a hostile alien race that (among other things) puts a father and son at odds, forcing them to join together to defend Earth.
It is the year 2190 and Earth is embroiled in an interplanetary war with a very aggressive alien race called the Khuttari. The nations of Earth must decide to fight alone or form an alliance in order to defend Earth. Enter Admiral Benjamin Ryan, a highly-regarded military leader who is chosen to lead the Earth Alliance forces and prepare for war. The Khuttari war is not the only conflict Admiral faces. He is also at odds with his rebellious 18-year-old son, Thomas. The Admrial believes that his son is headed down the wrong path and the boy is forced to join the space service at the outset of the war. After entering the academy Thomas forms a reluctant mentor relationship with Captain Miles Harper, the new Academy commandant. As the war progresses Thomas and his father find themselves playing pivotal roles in defending Earth from the Khuttari threat.
As long as creator/writer Raymond Fields can remember he’s been a fan of Sci-Fi/action adventure stories, especially those involving outer space. “As a young boy when I wasn’t outside playing ball with my brothers, I would be glued to the television set watching reruns of Star Trek, Lost in Space and Twilight Zone. Back then I watched those shows for the cool space ships, the strange new worlds and the weird aliens,” Fields told us. “As I matured into my teenage years and into adulthood I realized that those shows were not only delivering great Sci-Fi entertainment, but at times they provided great social commentary, while also examining the human condition.” He went on to say that he really enjoyed how these shows used their various concepts to delve into politics, race relations, war, religion and a hoast of topics and issues that mankind faced. “I enjoyed them immensely. As the popularity of Star Trek increased leading to the creation of the various Trek spin-offs as well as shows like the rebooted Battlestar Galactica and Firefly were created. I found myself even more drawn to Sci-Fi and action/adventure.”
All of which brings us to why he decided to create Earth Alliance. The series will serve as a vehicle for him to pen some interesting Sci-Fi stories. “I’ve always thought. ‘Where are the original Sci-Fi comic books?’” To Fields, it seemed that, as readers, we were constantly being inundated with books that feature new superheroes. Needless to say Earth Alliance will be that new original Sci-Fi story. It is Fields intention to make Earth Alliance an ongoing series that will deliver not only great Sci-Fi drama, but also stories that will provide the type of social commentary he was used to seeing growing up. All while not being too heavy handed about it. He wants his stories to examine a wide range of topics, while delivering stories that are unique and fresh. He promises to please not only the hardcore Sci-Fi enthusiast but any comic readers that enjoy great story-telling.
The purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to fund the production of the first issue. If you choose to support Fields’ campaign you will see that all 27 full color pages are produced with professional quality. All of the funding from this campaign will go directly to the artists and for printing copies of the book. Any additional funds that may be gained will be used to fund future issues if we are so fortunate. As mentioned, Earth Alliance promises to deliver stories that examine humanity. Fields believes that behind every great Sci-Fi drama is a human element to which we can relate. A good Sci-Fi story must have elements of action and adventure, Fields is certain that you’ll discover those elements in Earth Alliance.
This project will only be funded if at least$3,500 is pledged by Monday Nov 11, 2013
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing comicbooks for some 30 years. During that time, his reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web. Subscribe to receive regular comicbook articles and reviews.