First thing's first: Around the beginning of February, we'll start posting the first story from the God Body universe right here on Ghostwerks.com. It will be drawn by the well known and well respected Rasheed Hines! For a sample of his work, go here. So keep your ear to the street on that one.
I'd also like to take this time to talk about the concepts behind God Body and my weltanschauung regarding the giant robot genre. I believe that giant robots are best when showing man's endeavor, through technology, to be God, and managing only to destroy himself in the effort.
God Body is a story about geniuses. A brother and sister who compete through their engineering prowes; mentors who live vicariously through the skills of their proteges; pilots who can make these powerful machines do what no one else can. It comes down to man vs. man; via machine. In a world where giant robots exist, those without them get stepped on. I hope to tackle these issues with a uniquely American sensibility in regard to character, storytelling, and especially design.
I love manga, but I don't want to just bite the Japanese. We can do better than this OEL stuff. God Body isn't a giant robot manga. It's a giant robot comic! And, I'm hoping to drop a jewel that proves to be singular on the comics landscape; both here and Japan. I believe the stories that will unfold from the God Body universe have the ability to illuminate something of human nature, and our relationship to our technology, our governments, and each other.
That, and they'll blow stuff up real good.