1st upload for the new web comic project, "Limitless"! And naturally, its the main character!
Meet George Wright, Teenage Nerd King and high-flying hero, Skynaut!!
Quick Bio: George Wright is your typical high school nerd in love with science fiction, video games and comics; especially superhero comics. Born in the Midwest Metropolis of Brooktown, George is the son of a arial ace pilot, whom he considered his hero more than anyone. His father died while away at a Astronaut Training Program to begin a life long dream, and he was left in the care of his older sister Kylie Wright. For most of his life, George lived life like a normal teenager: dealing with school, running from bullies, hanging out with friends, etc. One thing he desired more than ever was to be like the superheroes he read about in his many comics.
One day, while trying to ward of bullies, a series of events leads George to discover that he can fly! He has a superpower! After telling his friends and running some test, George discovers that, unfortunately, that's all he has. No Super Strength, no Laser Vision, no Healing Factor, not even Metal Claws in his hands. Just Flight. Nevertheless, with his friends encouragement George decides to become a superhero. But on his first outing, George gets a big wakeup call as to how dangerous being a superhero is, and how vulnerable he is. And thus he gives up before he starts. But when a situation occurs in which only he can save the day, George is reminded of that old superhero rule: "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility". And thus, George becomes the first superhero of Earth!
Now George has taken on the life of a superhero and all the problems that come with it: gaining a rogues gallery, balancing a double life, strains on relationships with family and friends; and that it’s all a lot to deal with only one superpower. But George is determined to prove that just because he is limited with one superpower doesn't mean that the possibilities aren't limitless! George Wright is Skynaut, and this is LIMITLESS!!
•Flight: Able to hover and fly at remarkable speeds.
•Quickly (and somewhat reluctantly) learning aerobatic kung fu style that combines acrobatics and figure skating gliding.
•Knowledgeable about many superhero tropes, problems, powers/abilities, and themes that he may face as a hero.
•George's hero name, "Skynaut", is a tribute to his deceased father who was an ace pilot who dreamed of becoming an astronaut. The name combines "sky" with "astronaut".
•Flight is actually George's second favorite superpower behind intangibility, a power he believes makes anyone untouchable and invincible. Nevertheless, he is truly happy is gifted with the most desired and popular superpower anyone could want.
•George's favorite things are actually in part because of pop culture characters he loves. For example, his favorite food is Pizza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), His favorite Animals are Bats and Spiders(Batman and Spiderman), and his weapon of choice would be a Lightsaber(Star Wars).
•George's mother is a mystery to him. He barely remembers her, probably because she disappeared shortly after his father died. He's not too troubled by this though, because he was very young when this happened.
•George is a big fan of both DC and Marvel, but tends to lean more towards DC due to a personal opinion that DC Superheroes have a bit more creative originality to them.
So, this is the first new character of the brand new web series coming to you from NRG Comics! Before I explain the character, I would like to go into more detail about the series:
Limitless is a series with the purpose of creating a superhero universe from scratch and exploring superhero comic tropes, but show the things that are often looked over in common superhero comics. Things such as limits/weakness and applications that come with superpowers, realistic problems in lives of superheroes, problems with making enemies, and much more. It also shows all the things people can do if they had only 1 power, and none of the assumed-perks that come with them.
So let me introduce George Wright. He's a character that all comic book and pop culture fans can relate to because he is one of them! George is actually getting to live the dream that many us wish we could. Not just with being a superhero, but with the power of Flight! We all wish we could fly in the sky without the use of machines, jetpacks, vehicles, or other things. Flight is actually the most popular and desired superpower there is, hence why he's getting it.
About George's Character: He's you're classic superhero and pop culture geek/nerd. Tends to want to spend more time reading comics and playing video games than studying for school tests or playing outside. He's not exactly an outcast, but not exactly popular either. Blends in pretty well with the crowd. George loves superheroes so much that he tries to live up to the moral codes they live by, but he is still a teenager so he'll screw up from time to time trying to enjoy this new life.
For his design, I kept it simple on the normal clothes but went all out for the superhero costume. The most notible features of the costume are the colors and the aviator hat and goggles. I felt like those would be a major to have! Went with a blue and grey color scheme for sky colors.
Limitless is © of NRG Comics™!