"We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular.
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula ."
-- The Village Green Preservation Society
ABOUT WOLVERTON, THIEF OF IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTS
In turn of the century London, Jack Wolverton, gentleman thief, specializes in stealing the arcane, the accursed and the occultic. With war about to break out, only he can stop the world’s most powerful artifacts (The Monkey’s Paw, The Hope Diamond and the Portrait of Dorian Gray) from falling into the wrong hands!
Wolverton started as an original screenplay by Michael Stark and Terrell T. Garrett. After the script went wide and attracted the attention of some major Hollywood players, the project spiraled down Dante-style into Development Hell. The sparking dialogue and insane action sequences were a director's wet dream, but the studio bean counters just couldn't see making a 100 million dollar movie based on an original idea. "If only it was a comic book first." they said!
So, we hired artist, Derek Rodenbeck, to make it "a comic book first."
In reverse engineering the screenplay into a comic book, we found ourselves well ahead of the game. The 12 book arc is already written. We've completed the world building and back stories for an entire rogue's gallery of supporting characters. We even have the Saturday morning cartoon and breakfast cereal planned.
Oh, yeah, and the screenplay is already -- ahem -- written!
Look, we don't want to bite the hand we want to eventually feed us, but after doing countless free options and rewrites (the "New Normal") for some pretty famous producers, why can't we dream about pouring Patrón over the paper cuts we've wished upon them.
Because paper doesn't exactly grow on trees, we do need a little help from our friends and fans to finish up. A Crowd Funding Campaign will start in late May to help pay off the art team, print a few thousand copies and start with the promotion.