Sounds cool, always tankful for more readers and will read yours too!
I'm still fairly new to web comics and getting word out there as I came from a Video Game bg and this project started as a videogame idea, with a love for storytelling, character design and storyboarding, decided to create a comic with it.
The initial idea spawned from having the common flu years ago and wondering: what if you had to keep distance because anyone you infect became zombies? What if you got cool powers instead of headaches and fever? The usual running to bathroom to spit out plegm inspired Evan's saliva based powers.
Sweat molten glass sounds cool!
Also enjoy wacky powers and grittier superhero themes so that and a combination of fave games like Dead Space, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Mortal Kombat, MGS and Tekken and also my enjoyment for zombies and horror films like Evil Dead and The Thing, dark comedies like Shaun Of The Dead & Zombieland too
Never saw Chainsaw Man and My Hero but can see the action side of sick boy also in similar vibe.
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We follow the lives brothers Evan and Owen Moriarty who hear an eerie hum one night and develop unusual symptoms. Evan can make solid matter from his saliva while Owen can transform into gas state, both brothers discover new uses based on these bodily changes. However the brothers appear to have also become carriers of something horrid, as anyone they come into contact with will instantly mutate into monsters. The brothers are a double edge sword, a threat to humanity yet their powers give them a fighting chance against the infected hordes.
The bros unwillingly start an outbreak and hopes to reunite with family seem unlikely, the further they go. They encounter 'others like themselves' dubbed Sick Boys by authorities, but not all have genuine motives. There are those who prefer to spin the situation into a grisly game!
As far as gneres, there's a mish mash of many, via the rules of the virus and superpowers displayed. Some scenes may feel like a RPG Fantasy with Evan wielding his spit as a giant sword against a Kaiju sized infected, while other times clashes with other Sick Boys (superhuman class) feels very Shonen-like. Undertaking superhero style rescue missions require the brothers to find ways without making direct contact. Owen's (the younger brother) ability to distant view is inspired by FPS games and Found Footage horror.
Brotherhood and responsibility are core themes and the brothers are a Straight and Gay duo, inspired by fun memories from childhood and growing into adulthood.