Fund This: Borderliners

Published On August 15, 2015 | By Richard Bruton | Comics, Fund This

Heavens, some six years back now I looked at Brian Gorman’s Borderliners comic. Time surely flies.

Here’s a little of what I had to say…

This is described as a “pilot” issue and, as such, it does nothing more than throw us in the deep end, introducing characters and events that have very little meaning at this stage. I’m happy to say that it’s a clever and intriguing bit of comics; think Prisoner, Spooks, Avengers and maybe even a hint of Jason Bourne. It’s got sufficient promise of nasty dealings, betrayal, high level intrigue and a very hard boiled feel. There’s even a flashback to a scene from Ancient Rome that makes no sense whatsoever in the course of this introduction but does work quite brilliantly as a hook for the series.

In fact the whole issue works as a series of unresolved questions and mysteries. There’s no resolution, just set-up. But it’s done with style so there’s no frustration, just a desire to see more.

But that was then, this is now. The project is finally moving forward, with Gorman in process of fundraising for it via IndieGoGo, with the intention of producing a full 100-page graphic novel.

It goes a little something like this…

‘BORDERLINERS: True Realities’ is a fast-moving 21st century espionage tale with more than a nod to TV’s ‘The Prisoner’, ‘Spooks’, and the Jason Bourne movie franchise, not to mention the mind-bending sci-fi stories of Philip K Dick (‘Blade Runner’, ‘Total Recall’, ‘Minority Report’, etc.), and the mind-blowing world of quantum physics. The grittily realistic graphic novel finds double-crossed government agents fighting to recover their sanity, and hit back against a corrupt department of M.I.5., whilst uncovering an incredible multi-universe spanning conspiracy.

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Two of my all-time acting heroes appear as major characters in Borderliners (after granting me permission). Knights of the realm, and living legends, Sir Roger Moore and Sir Ian McKellen!

And as for what it looks like…

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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