Alter Ego: Jesse Miller
Religion: Raised Methodist, Attends Megachurch
Occupation: World’s Greatest Hero, Comic Book Company CEO
Powers: Superb Physical Conditioning, Fencing Skills, Wielder of the world’s most powerful blade.
Organization: Guild of Heroes (President)
The Skinny: The Sword is the world’s most admired hero. Through the Sword Comic Books, he provides Earth’s heroes with a piece of the action from the comic book and toy markets. As the Sword, he is the charismatic leader who has brought together all the Earth’s greatest heroes into the Guild of Heroes and will lead them on a mission to Jamaica.
Name: A.L. Snyder
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Religion: Catholic (Lapsed)
Occupation: Hoodlum, Private in the Imperial Army
The Skinny:As leader of the Vigilante Gang, “The Commanders,” Snyder brought justice to the gangs of Boise. However, when he steps over the line, he faces a clear choice: death by hanging or serving three years in the military.
As a high school dropout, Snyder must pass the GED. If he doesn’t, he’s on his way back to Boise, with a one way ticket to the gallows.
Many years ago, inexpensive pulp books made heroes available to everyone in magazine form. Then, along came comic books and television, and the pulp fiction magazines went away.
Short Fiction in recent years has focused on one-shot heroes. While many talented writers pen short stories, it’s hard to get to know or appreciate characters who, after one story, are never heard from again.
Great heroes such as Zorro and Sherlock Holmes were born as short story characters. Today, future Zorros and Holmeses languish for lack of a forum.
Thus, the purpose for Laser and Sword Magazine. We believe the time is ripe for a new generation of heroes, particularly with what has beset the media that supplanted the pulps. Hollywood has run out of ideas, and is constantly trying to remaking older more successful works. Many Comic Books have turned away from the heroic in order to appease a post-modern age.
At Laser and Sword Magazine, we believe in heroes. We believe in high quality work and are dedicated to telling the great stories that demand to be told.
We hold to a Christian worldview. That doesn’t mean inside every story is a sermon, but that does mean you can expect a certain standard in the stories you read.
This does not mean that a story will not ruffle someone’s theological feathers or that all the characters are Saints. But rather, we believe in a right and wrong and absolute truth, and absolute good and evil. That will be reflected in the stories we tell.