The Social Justice plague consumes everything it touches. When everything is political, nothing is sacred.
The old traditions and institutions that upheld the West have been under constant chewing by the Social Justice Termites, leaving nothing of value unsullied by their odious actions.
Our Western myths start with Beowulf killing monsters that threaten the land, through knights battling dragons, to superheroes stopping supervillains from Earth and beyond.
Honor, overcoming adversity, challenging the seemingly overwhelming odds, while kicking ass and cracking wise are part and parcel of our superheroes.
For too long now, Marvel and DC have ceded ground to politically correct thought. They are busy creating characters that only exist in the funhouse mirror world of Social Justice Approved Thought. Plots and writing take second, or third, seat to making sure the diversity boxes are checked and the Important Message of the Day is properly framed and shoved down the reader’s throats.
Alt*Hero is gauntlet thrown down in response. It’s a challenge to make comics fun, thrilling, and heroic again.
There’s a hunger out there, a market not being served, readers looking for the traditions of great storytelling combined with great comic book art to tell the stories of modern Beowulf fighting monsters in the land.
Alt*Hero crowd-funding not only passed the initial $25k goal, it suplexed that goal, but, not satisfied with that, it clotheslined the goal, did a diving elbow drop, then finished with a piledrive for kicks and for the roaring approval of the fans.
With more than $245,000 now committed, with such luminaries as Chuck Dixon and Vox Day working on the storylines, Alt*Hero already is promising to be what fans want: Heroes and Villains locked titanic combat through the great traditions of Western storytelling.