The Wanted Hero tummy tuck.
Emails, phone calls, tweets, messages on Goodreads and Facebook have revealed comments about Wanted Hero books and the original comics. The general consensus is that people are confused. They read Prelude to a Hero and some think the story is continued through the Graphic Novels? No, no, no.
Please, let me explain.
For those new to Wanted Hero:
This story started out as a comic book. I never thought about writing the story as a series of novels. Didn’t know I had the talent for it, to be honest. Instead I had a passion for cartooning and had always dreamed of becoming a comic book artist. So when I couldn’t get a job in that field, I decided to take the story and do comic books on my own. We did pretty well, until the muscles in my hands blew out. Drawing became near to impossible and so I walked away. I thought my dream was over…
That’s where all the comics on this site came from. It would be a shame to throw away years of labor. The 12 individual comics, 2 graphic novels and a website I developed over 5 years.
…but the comic were incomplete. Only 45-60% of the original story was actually IN those comics. I simply couldn’t figure out how to draw all the things that were in my mind. I simply did the best I could. So they’re fun, funny and for the younger crowd–but the story of Wendell is greatly modified in the comic books.
The NEW Wanted Hero (books):
Jump forward to 2010. My daughter and wife convince me to take the original story and write the entire series of adventures from beginning to end. Not comic books–novels. Not only that, but we talked with renown fantasy writer David Farland (NY Times Best Selling author of the ‘Runelords’ series) who also told my wife and I that this story should be a series …’a long one’.
That’s why this website was transformed. It was time to show readers the full potential of this story.
So, to clarify: The comics and the books are NOT connected to one another in any way. The comics were the first attempt, but they’re incomplete and for a specific genre. I loved doing them and they had a popular fan base for a time. The books, however, are what the future is and what my focus is on.
If you want to know the Wanted Hero story as it was meant to be experienced, then read the books.
Try them. You’ll like them.