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Monday, May 19, 2014

The Illumi-Nerdi's 617: Behind the Writing

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Fanboys of all ages. The Illumi-Nerdi proudly presents to you, a comic book that you've subconsciously demanded: 617.

For the first time ever in the comic community, we're doing something sort of different. The fans, the readers, and the people get to vote......on our synopsis. Below are two synopses for one story. Instead of us playing  "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe:" you pick.  To the right of this post is the poll. Enjoy the reader and the art below.



Synopsis #1: A plane collides with another in midair and the group of survivors crash into the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is something of a road story; the group trying to get back to society and what happens when they get back to “civilization” (it’s extremely crucial that "civilization" is in quotes). As they are attempting to trek down the mountain the group splits apart and comes across survivors from the other plane as well as many characters who know much more about their predicament then they are letting on. It’s sort of a mix of Y: The Last Man meets Christian and Norse mythologies. It is also (perhaps most importantly) a literal clash of Technology vs. Religion. You’ll see Valkyries, The Four Horsemen (who are evil/questionable historical figures you’ll certainly recognize who are attempting to earn their way back into God’s good graces,) Fenrir the Wolf, a few choice Angels and even the good ol' Antichrist makes an appearance (who may not appear as you might typically think about the Anti-Christ). We blend a lot of different mythologies and attempt to find the answer to "Life, the Universe and Everything" (hint: it's not 42).


Synopsis #2: 617 is a strange mix of the supernatural and the metaphysical. It is a road story a la Y: The Last Man with a literal clash between Technology and Religion. You’ll see Valkyries, The Four Horsemen (who are evil/questionable historical figures you’ll certainly recognize who are attempting to earn their way back into God’s good graces,) Fenrir the Wolf, a few choice Angels and even the good ol' Antichrist makes an appearance (who may not appear as you might typically think about the Antichrist). We blend a lot of different mythologies and attempt to find the answer to "Life, the Universe and Everything" (hint: it's not 42).



Written by Phillip Butehorn & Brian Harris
Art by Jacob Eguren
Colored by Luis Caballero
Lettered by: Justin Korthof



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