Biowars:The Battle Rages Within is a new web-comic on the scene. I was given a chance to go take a look at it and was suprised at the quality and the idea behind it. The scope is super large as you can tell by the picture above. I also posted this pic because the armor has a great design to it. The characters have some cool powers that corespond with what antibodies in our bodies really have and the story is running along inside the body while the host body experiences his own part of the story as he tries to figure out how this sickness came to be.This is a web comic and the first issue (and maybe more) are free to read. I encourage you to check it out at: Biowars.com
Some more info about the comic from its creators:
Step Aside, Peter Parker; Alexander Hawking is Taking Over!
Comic Books Made America Great.
American kids fell in love with comic books in the late Thirties. After World War Two, the rest of the world got on the comic book bandwagon, waiting impatiently for each weekly installment of Superman or Green Lantern. When did YOU first become addicted to the soft rustle of each turning page and the blazing colors that leaped out at you? Don’t deny that you’re an addict; everyone is, in one way or another. We all have our favorite comic book character that we secretly want to emulate, whether it’s the lovable Jughead, or the cosmic Silver Surfer.
The New Technology.
New comic book characters are part of the ‘kick’ to this particular habit, but even better for the comic book connoisseur is the new technology that now gives us free digital comic books! They’re online, and their graphics are unbelievably sharp and coloracious. The days of blurry, pastel superheroes are gone, gone, gone!
One of the Best.
One of the best of the new free digital comic books is BIOWARS: The Battle Rages Within. The narrative gives us a hero, but not a superhero. Alexander Hawking can’t fly, see through walls, mutter magic incantations, nor does he carry any kind of super-duper whatchadangit. He’s just an ordinary college student in New York City who is not setting the world on fire. Like Peter Parker, he just happens to pick up something special by accident – but unlike Spidey, whatHawking picks up is a super-virus that grants him no special power or insights, and just might kill him. It’s a race against the clock as Hawking struggles to find a way to circumvent this super villain in his own blood stream.
Make Mine a Double!
Today’s modern comic book reader demands more than a single plot thread at a time. While the graphic protagonist is struggling with an external enemy, such as mutated fungus that turns everyone into clones of Adam Sandler, he or she is also dealing with a relationship problem with a spouse, employer or mentor. Plus, of course, there is a fleet of alien spaceships on its way to Earth. Biowars is on this like white on rice. While Hawking is hunting down the dastardly Combine that killed his father and infected him with the super-virus, his innards are up in arms preparing to fight off the uber-virus that threatens to annihilate all of Alex’s natural defenses against infection. Like the 2001 Warner Brothers film, Osmosis Jones, the various infection-fighting units of the body are anthropomorphized with human characteristics, as are the super-virus and its henchmen. We get to watch them battle it out simultaneously with Alex’s search for his enemies.
Free At Last!
Fred Van Lente, a recognized expert in the field of comic books, says that back in 1938 you could buy an issue of Batman or Superman for a mere 10-cents. In 1962 the cost was 12-cents, and by 1988 it had gone up to one-dollar, where it stayed for about the next five years. But today if you want to get your grubby little hands on the latest issue of The Justice League you need to pony up a whopping three-dollars-and-ninety-nine-cents ($3.99). You can get a Happy Meal for that! That is another reason why a free digital comic book like Biowars: The Battle Rages Within is just so cool. This is how the Digital Age is giving us what we want at no cost. It is fandom’s biggest success!