Comic Book creator Brian Andersen has started a Kickstarter Page for Stripling Warrior, the world’s first Gay Mormon Superhero. Here’s the synopsis:
Stripling Warrior stars Sam Shepard, a happily out and newly married gay man who is visited by an Angel from Heaven on his wedding night. The Angel Abish – a rare female named character from the Book of Mormon – calls Sam to become the Hand of God on Earth, tasked with smiting those in need of smiting.
Why was he chosen? How does his homosexuality impact his role as a servant of the divine? And how does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints react when they hear of a homosexual man on a mission from the heavens? (*hint* Not great.)
Stripling Warrior will explore all of this. The comic is a sexy story without being XXX-Sexy (not that there is anything wrong with XXX Gay Comics). This book isn’t just about a gay superhero who’s gay in name only. Sam’s romantic life will be prominently featured along with plenty of fisticuffs, humor, an exploration into the mythology of the LDS Church, and of course, heroic banter and super villains.
The Kickstarter is hoping to raise funds for the artwork of the second issue as well as printing the first two issues. As of now, he’s about halfway to the goal.