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Hello friends, family, and fans!

I spoke with the artist Rob Dumo today and everything is looking good. We will be working on the project with the anticipation of having the comic finished by or before the end of January. The comic should be sent soon thereafter in .pdf. Those who got the printed comic will get it shortly after that because I have to send the files to Ka-Blam for printing then shipping etc.

The full funds from the campaign will be released in about 1 week, but we will begin working a.s.a.p.

Non-comic perks should be mailed out once the funds disburse, so hopefully the week of November 26th they will be sent.

Those who ordered t-shirts will be getting them sent from Meg McLain. I took care of t-shirt orders as they came in.

I will be posting the entire origins story with the additional Suit Saga portion in a .pdf, so you will be able to download and read the entire story compiled. (The .pdf will be hosted here on the http://volcomic.com Website).

For updates with images/pictures/news, please check back at this site. I will use the indiegogo.com site for crucial updates. (Ex. Release dates/shipping dates/.pdf release).

Thank you so much to every person here again! This was only possible because of you. It’s incredible what you have done to bring Voluntaryism into comics and how much we can shape the world for liberty through this medium!

I look forward to keeping you up-to-date and to pursuing a freer future with you.

Sincerely,

– (V) Jaime Sherman


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THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE VOLUNTARYIST COMIC PROJECT A SUCCESS!

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We will be giving a summary of what will be happening next soon! Stayed tuned here at https://volcomic.com/ for more updates!


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Thank you to every one for making this project possible by giving your time, money, and Facebook wall spaces.

There are only a few short days left, so now is the time to jump on board!

To give you a sense of what we have accomplished so far, take a look at the stats from our page, http://indiegogo.com/volcomic:

STATS AS OF 11/14/12

Visitors 2,352
Views 5,645
Funders 47
Contributions $2,405
Favorites 45
Referrals* 195

THAT IS AN INCREDIBLE FEAT! CHECK IT FOR YOURSELF – WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST “LIKED” PROJECTS ON INDIEGOGO. And, to top it off, the Voluntaryist Comic Project has been on the front of the comics section of indiegogo for several weeks – which means that people who have never heard of Voluntaryism before just got ambushed with the wonderful idea called the “Non-Aggression principle!” ( :

So again, if you were ever on the edge about when to support, THE TIME IS NOW! Once the campaign closes, that will dictate the amount of pages which will be in the comic. Hopefully, we will at least hit the $2,700 mark which should allow us to create 12 pages. (1 Cover, 11 interior comic pages and 1 banner-ad page.)

Thank you for standing for liberty friends,

-V (Jaime)


New Fan Art

Voluntaryist Tattoo

Voluntaryist Tattoo

Thomas S., a lover of liberty and body art, has shared his latest piece with us.


Part 7 (FINAL CHAPTER OF ORIGINS) – Voluntaryist ORIGINS – THE BEGINNING (Part 7 of the Story)

Harbor

CHAPTER 3

Mack returns to the hotel. In the meantime, the story turns to the government’s actions behind the scene.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

(Poring over files in command room. Screens around with agents moving about. He is in a mid-sized chair in a glass office among many in the black-ops center).

(Looking at report) – Hmmm. Hey Jeff (turns toward agent walking across way). Do we have anything new from satellite on the Lloyd case?

JEFF

Yes and no. We came across some evidence about 10 miles from site, but are not sure if it’s from him. It appears someone was making use of an old Russian drop-point. Seems consistent with the direction he was headed, but we are still combing through before jumping to a conclusion.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

So when was I going to be informed of this?

JEFF

Ha! Soon enough. Boss is still not all too happy.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

I figured. But, as I said, what could we do? They were running feeds on another location.

JEFF

Yeah, but it was still your job to keep him.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

You should’ve seen what that kid did to the break door. No one said anything about handling that…

JEFF

No one here was expecting it. Doesn’t mean you go unprepared.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

Ehh. Whatever. They just better not be keeping any more intel out of my file. I’m in no mood to get slaughtered as a “test run.”

JEFF

Don’t be worried. This is all new to us. Clearly, what is going on behind the scenes is bigger than we know.

MAIN SECRET AGENT

I hope it’s not bigger than we can handle.

CUTS BACK TO MACK RETURNING TO APARTMENT

MACK

(Mack sees Cap asleep on the bed). Hey bud. Time to get up. I think we got a lead.

CAP

(Groggy) 5 more minutes…please…

MACK

You can sleep when you’re dead. We really need to get scouting out this place if you want to find your parents.

CAP

Alright alright. So what’s the deal?

MACK

It appears that they may be held at Plum Island.

CAP

Where’s that?

MACK

Fairly close. It’s a facility for disease control that also operates as an experimentation station. It’s normally used for animals but I think they’ve expanded operations.

CAP

So are we going to do like we did before?

MACK

Negative. This is much more complicated. I don’t think you can come along.

CAP

I get that it’s dangerous, but there’s got to be something you can use me for. I want to be involved.

MACK

As of right now, the most I can trust you with is backup surveillance of the outside.

CAP

Oh come on. There’s got to be something I can do on the inside.

MACK

You do realize that, if you mess anything up, we’re both dead…or worse.

CAP

I know.

MACK

If you can promise me your full, undivided attention for the next 5 hours, I will train you on my software so you can view the facility blueprint and provide me with feedback as I get through. It’s still just observation, but it will require you to come with me under their computer room.

CAP

I’m in. You have my complete attention.

(Cuts to next scene as Mack shows Cap the software they will be using to navigate the facility).

–          Mack and Cap drive out together to scope the outside of the facility. Mack takes down some notes and begins to use his computer to hack the security. He takes note of what they need to do to enter.

MACK

Ok. From what I have here, it looks like this place is the real deal. They have security all across this place and I’m picking up additional satellite surveillance. Getting in will be a nightmare. So will be getting out. I am going to have to make a decoy for us to get into the facility.

CAP

Like what?

MACK

I’m going to have to draw satellite attention in addition to cracking the codes in. So I think we are going to need something like a boat coming into a nearby port too fast and crashing into someone else’s boat. Simple, but enough to draw attention up above.

CAP

So who is going to do that?

MACK

Hahah! I hope you like putting your engineering skills to use.

CAP

Oh boy.

MACK

We’ll build the rig together. Hotwire a boat and set a timer.

CAP

Didn’t know I’d be getting to work so soon.

(Mack and Cap go out late at night and search out a boat they can use. They see a cheap one for sale and Mack decides that he’ll buy it for them to use). They make a plan of what they are going to do together.

Mack

Cap, we’re going into the building through a sewer entrance that will require disarming a special trip alarm. We’re going to follow the map to the secondary control room. This requires special equipment and patience.

(Points to laser-sight in bag. The facility is very old and thus the means to enter it are also very old. Mack picks up the boat in the early morning and brings it to Cap where they put the timed-hotwiring device on so that the boat will create a distraction. They set the boat up and position it. They then proceed to go to the nearby sewer to sneak into the Plum Island control center.

Mack proceeds to bypass the codes and, once he does, the trigger for the boat goes off and the boat hits into the dock, causing a fire and a distraction which draws satellite attention.

Mack and Cap proceed to go inside to the control room which is unmonitored. (Different than the security room).

Mack

Hang low and watch the monitors. Use this earpiece to signal me.

Mack and Cap view the screens and they think they see Cap’s parents lying in a bed with tubes going into them among a few others.

Mack

I am going to try to save your parents, but there is a chance they won’t make it out if something goes wrong.

Cap

Like what?

Mack

Keep your eye on the screens and we can hopefully avoid whatever it may be.

Cap
I understand.

Mack crawls through the sewers to the room, hears some doctors talking about moving the bodies that day.)

Mack

(Over the earpiece) Cap – Hit the repeater feed for the room so that security does not catch our drift.

Cap does so and Mack slips in with a hacker-card key as Cap engages the software to break the secondary lock. Mack finds that Cap’s parents are unconscious and won’t wake up. Mack picks up the file next to the parents and reads. Realizes that Cap’s parents are in a vegetative state placed there so that the government could experiment with their genes. It does not appear to Mack that Cap’s parents are technically dead but it is unclear if they can be brought back. Before he can tell Cap, Mack hears someone coming in through the door. Guards are coming by because they caught wind of the repeater signal.

Mack

Cap – hang low – I’m coming to you!

(Just as Mack is slipping down through a backroom grate a guard opens the door.)

GUARD

“THERE! Stop him!”

Tasers deploy and shock the grate but Mack drops and flees. Guards then pull out actual guns.

GUARD

“Shoot to kill! SHOOT HIM!”

Guards begin to fire down the drain as Mack runs. Screaming to Cap to jump down and be ready to run out. Guards drop down and give chase around tunnels, firing and missing. Mack comes across Cap.

CAP

“My parents! Where are they?”

Mack

“Kid, I don’t think they are going to make it, but we’re not either if we don’t run now!”

CAP

“THAT’S IT!” (Cap is really angry.)

Turns and runs down the hall with lightning speed toward the charging guards, body emanating a black and purple essence. Before they know what has hit them, Cap has punched and knocked down all of the guards who initially came down (10 of them). Cap then turns and yells to Mack,

Cap

“I’m not leaving here without my parents!”

Cap runs with lightning speed toward the grate Mack came up He jumps up like a wild animal into a team of doctors just standing in amazement. He rushes to where his parents would have been but they are not there.

Cap

“WHERE ARE THEY?” Cap screams as his picks up a Doctor with one hand.

The doctor points toward a small window. His parents were rushed to a helicopter to be taken off-base. Another doctor attempts to sedate cap with an injection, but the needle bends as it hits his skin. Cap pushes the doctor down and runs straight at the window, bursting through the wall and landing outside. He coughs a little as he rises from the rubble, dirty and clothing ripped. He stares at the helicopter as it is lifting off. He runs fast to the pad but the helicopter is over 100 feet in the air as he arrives. He goes to jump up and nearly touches the helicopter’s rail, but fails to maintain and lands back down in a cloud of dust and cracked pavement. He then begins to glow stonger and, in one moment, his eyes glaze as he rises with powerful speed from the ground, flying toward the craft. The helicopter begins to fly faster than him but he trails, bouncing around and flying awkwardly as he attempts to control his newfound power. A soldier with a machine gun begins to fire toward Cap, but Cap dodges the line of fire.

CAP

Cap stares straight at the chopper and says,

“You’re not getting away, not this time!”

At that moment, another soldier from the helicopter fires a large, shoulder-held rocket. The rocket careens toward Cap. Cap cannot fully dodge the missile and blocks his face with arms crossed. KABOOM! The rocket explodes near Cap, sending him hurdling into the water. Cap is knocked down and very dazed. He sees the helicopter fading into the distance between sea foam coming across his face. The sky is dark stormy and it begins to lightning and rain.

BOOM! Explosions are seen coming from the facility .

Suddenly, Mack pulls up in a black speed-boat with a cover-top. He pulls Cap out and speeds off in the direction of the storm. Mack manages to escape by riding through the storm which prevented other aircraft and satellite feed from tracking. In the background, there is a lot of smoke and fire from C-4 explosives Mack had set off without Cap’s knowledge. Cap looks up and out from where they had come.

CAP

What’s just happened?

MACK

I had to have a back-up plan. It was called C-4. I figured you might pull that stunt, so I had to be sure we could get away.

CAP

What about my parents?

MACK

Look for yourself – Mack throws cap the file.

Cap reads that his parents are put into a conditional vegetative state so the government can keep them alive while they experiment on their genes in hopes of replicating what happened to CAP.

CAP

So are they dead?

MACK

Not quite, but I don’t know how alive they are either. What we do know now is what the government is planning to do. We cannot engage this like we have been any more. We need bigger help. This is war.

CAP

Begins to cry as he holds his head. Look back up and out over the sea through the rain toward NYC.

“If it’s a war they want, we’ll give it to them.”

END ORIGINS


Part 6 – Voluntaryist ORIGINS – THE BEGINNING (Part 6 of the Story)

NYC

NYC

SCENE: Mack and Cap go out to some local convenience stores and pick up snacks and supplies. The news is on in one store and the story is about strange damage that occurred to some ships in the NYC upper bay.

SCENE: Mack and Cap are making much use of the bunker. They have created a mini-gym, have hooked up some computers and satellite devices, and have made more formal beds. An outhouse was created leading into a sewer pipe in the room.

Cap

I’m getting’ stir-crazy Mack. It’s good that we’ve been able to stay safe these past couple of days, but I need some fresh air and outdoor time.

Mack

I do too, but what can we do? It’s not exactly safe out there for us. I’ve been able to make a satellite link and I have been doing my best to hash out any leads I can for your parents. So far, I got nothing. But it’s not just your parents who are missing. It appears the government has caught wind and has moved the old project information to new secure servers. It could be a while before I locate them.

Cap

Is there a way to speed up the process?

Mack

Maybe if we go into NYC I could snoop out some old connections. I know of some people who may be able to help us, but it could be risky. Much like before, we are facing the beast head-to-head.

Cap

If that’s what it takes, I’m in. We have got to push for this. Every second counts.

Mack

OK. We will go out into the city tonight. The main issue will be dodging security cameras that are linked to the DHS database. Not all city cameras are. I have to retake a look at the mainframe and find a safe route.

Cap

What should I do in the mean time?

Mack

You see that black box in the corner? (Points).

Cap

Yeah.

Mack

There’re some flak jackets and weapons in it. Why don’t you open it up and familiarize yourself.

Cap

I’ve shot some with my dad. 12-guage, 30-ought-6…

Mack

You ever use an AR-15?

Cap

Nope.

Mack

Well you should take some time to learn it because that’s what we got. That and some 1911s.

Cap

Sounds fun.

SCENE:  Cap sorts through the weapons box and teaches himself the assembly on the guns and on the protective jackets. Mack pours through the camera mainframes to find a safe route.

SCENE: Nighttime. Cap and Mack drive out into NYC. They are in plain clothes but their weapons are in the back seat.

They drive into the city and arrive at a parking garage for a large apartment building. Mack and Cap step out of the vehicle and enter the building. Mack goes up to the 30th floor and goes to room 3033. Mack reaches the door’s railing and produces a key which he uses to open the door.

When he opens the door a security alarm beeps but Mack enters a pass code to turn it off.  Mack turns and closes the door.

Mack

Welcome home again.

Cap

And why didn’t we stay at this beautiful place to begin with?

Mack

Because it’s not mine. We’re borrowing it from an old friend, and, at that, very shortly. He said we can use it for 3 days max. That should give us enough time to find my contacts and see if we can locate your parents. Hopefully it will also lead us to their base operations so we can plan our next move.

Cap

How did I go from so much action to so much waiting?

Mack

Hey, relax man. Patience will win in this battle. At least you can have a cozy room and we can probably grab a decent slice of pizza and a bagel.

Cap

That does sound good. Canned beans somehow lose their flavor after eating them 4 days straight.

Mack

For now, let’s unpack and relax. I’m going to check on the feeds again and make sure we are not being followed. You stay put in this apartment.

Cap

What do I do if there is an emergency?

Mack

Here. (Tosses phone). It’s a simple phone because it only dials one thing- my phone. You need me, you call me. It’s radio-based so it shouldn’t be triangulated.

Cap

Ok chief. See yah soon.

Mack

(Sneaks onto roof and sets up mini-satellite dish with mini-computer. Begins to listen to government feeds and scans for any nearby activity. He hears a description about two missing persons describing him and Cap, but nothing that indicates knowledge that they are in NYC. Mack tunes into local channels and finds that police are investigating strange activity in the upper bay area. Something about ships sinking from huge gashes).

Cap

Cap is bored and goes onto the balcony to see the NYC skyline. It’s beautiful. He takes in a deep breath and the fumes of trains, planes, and hot dog stands fills his nostrils. He takes a look up into the sky where there is a full moon.

He prays,

“God, I hope you are there. I’ve never felt so alone in my life. All I know is that I will do anything to get my parents back. Please give me the strength to endure this. Amen.”

As he finishes his prayer he turns to go inside but slips on glass bottle he didn’t see. As he slips he hits the rail behind him and turns over the edge. He is able to grab and hold on to the edge with one hand. He gives a little yelp and says, “help!” Before he could say it twice, his strength causes the balcony edge to crumble and he falls. As he falls 15 stories he screams inside but is too impacted to make a sound. Upon the 14th story down cap suddenly feels that tingly rush across his body. Suddenly, a black energy essence surrounds Cap and he feels himself slowly resisting the gravitational pull. By the 10th story from the ground, he has slowed down to a mere 4 feet per second. By the time he is 50 feet above, he is gently falling like a feather, and continues to sway down until he lands on the ground in the apartment’s garbage area.

He looks at himself with amazement.

“WOW! That was incredible.” Cap is unsure what to make of it. “Did I just fly, or was I just floating?” Cap looks up at the ledge where he just fell from. He hops the fence from the garbage area and comes back into the hotel’s main foyer and goes up the elevators, still in disbelief. A slight grin is imprinted on his face that he just can’t shake.

He walks up to the apartment room and knocks on the door. Mack looks through the peep hole and opens.

Mack

Where the hell were you just now?

Cap

You’re not going to believe this, but I just fell 30 stories and floated gently down.

Mack

I think I’m open to anything these days. So do you mean to tell me that you can fly?

Cap

I don’t know. One second I was falling, the next I was floating gently down.

Mack

Can you repeat it?

Cap

You got me. I haven’t tried yet. I had that tingly feeling again. I’m trying to capture the moment in my mind. (Cap tries to but is unsuccessful). Maybe it’s like a muscle or something and has to be flexed right.

Mack

I’m glad you’re safe. In the mean time, why don’t we stay away from ledges until we can figure ALL of your powers.

Cap

I cannot wait to fly. This is gonna be great haha!

NEXT DAY: Mack wakes up Cap.

Mack

Hey, I brought you some pizza and bagels. I’m going to do what we were talking about. Remember to stay here and avoid being seen. No more ledges – got it?

Cap

I don’t think that’ll be a problem if you keep this room service coming. (Smiles).

Mack

I’m not your maid, but, for now, I’m your deliveryman. Alright, hang tight and I will be back this evening. Keep your radio-phone with you at all times.

Cap

See yah!

SCENE: Mack leaves out the back door. He walks several blocks to a business district where he enters a old Chinese restaurant. He knocks on a metal door and speaks a pass-code to be let back.

 

Mack is let in by a large Chinese bouncer. He is greeted by a female who asks who he wants to see.

Mack

“Chan Li.”

FEMALE

Chan Li is not available.

Mack

Tell Chan Li that Mack Lee is here on MKSUPRE.

FEMALE

Just a moment. (Walks back through a corridor. Returns 3 minutes later).

Mack

Thank you.

FEMALE

He has become available. Right this way.

Mack

Walks through a corridor and several curtains. Eventually comes to a giant wooden door that looks like ancient Chinese architecture. The door opens. Room is ornately decorated in traditional Chinese ornaments. Beautiful women are around the room attending the Chinese man with food.

FEMALE

Please step in. (Mack steps in).

OLD CHINESE AGENT

(With thick accent) Why hello old friend. Long time it has been. Why you don’t visit more?

Mack

Hahah! I think you know why.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Ex-agents should be able to share war stories together, should they not? Come, sit, have some tea.

Mack

Thank you.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

So what brings you here? I haven’t seen you in 7 years. Funny how retirement changes everything. Though I hear you are not exactly retired, correct?

Mack

No. I have a lot more on my shoulders than retirement to worry about at this point. I need to cut to the chase.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

No banter? Even when scouting, you gave a little banter during the chase.

Mack

I had to make it fun. It’s easier to do that work when it’s played like a game.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

A game it was. I’m glad we were able to put aside those silly games and come to the same conclusions.

Mack

And that’s why I’m here. I think I have the biggest piece to this puzzle.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Is that right? I know there are growing rumors that the modification experiments are not just a fantasy anymore. That cosmic storm appears to have created another storm here on earth.

Mack

Yes. It appears that MKINFRA has seen its fulfillment in nature. And now, as with everything, the government wants its cut.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

The powers that be want a piece of the action, ehh? You know, I have tried to live in peace these past years. I left the ways and the old Republic to try to redeem myself. Though, I don’t know how much more meditation I can take with all these beautiful women around, hahaha!

Mack

It can be a distraction.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Yes. So what can I do for you as I assume that is why you are here?

Mack

What do you know about the latest developments with MKSUPRE? I am trying to locate two people – a mother and father of the missing puzzle piece.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Ahh. That information is not cheap you know. It can get even old men like me in a spot I don’t want to be.

Mack

What are we talking here?

OLD CHINESE AGENT

What do you have to offer?

Mack

At current, not much. I’ve been largely cut off. Everything I have is what I hid or can hack.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

How about information to trade?

Mack

Nothing that great, except that this missing puzzle piece isn’t just for regeneration – it’s for superpowers. Flight, strength, maybe more.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Interesting. I could have guessed that though. Really, anything of value to me?

Mack

The end of the world as we know it might be a good one. From my intelligence so far, it looks like the global takeover is underway.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Yes, but such may be an inevitable fact of life. The cataclysms of the stars are as cyclic as human existence.

Mack

Yes, but we have to power to change that. I know you have less to see out of this in your own life, but what about the rest of humanity? Do you want to see your nieces and nephews under total enslavement because of the world’s goverment?

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Heart strings are hard to pull on this jaded heart. But you make a point. There is more to this than just me. How about this. When you do finally beat this evil, I want you to find me the most beautiful woman in the world and tell her it was me who saved the planet, then bring her to me so I can get my reward.

Mack

You really never cease to amaze me. Fine. Haha! Deal.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Thanks for humoring me. I find that my connection with humanity is broken in my old age – only humor brings me back to it.

So I know somewhat of the details, but not all of them. From what I hear, some experiments are taking place on Plum Island.

Mack

Plum Island? You mean where they do animal disease testing?

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Yes. The animal part is a front. The real testing is underground. Sometimes things get through – you ever hear of the Montauk Monster?

Mack

Yeah, I guess I can see how that developed.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

So they experiment there, and, sometimes, experiments get loose. But there hasn’t been a true success until recently from what I hear, and it’s due to the black-hole event.

Mack

The cosmic radiation?

OLD CHINESE AGENT

Correct. That is what gave the government scientists the proper model from which to work. However, I hear that it’s still not quite as strong and effective as the natural event, and the effects of the natural event are the new focus for now.

Mack

Thank you. I am in your debt.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

That you are. I prefer well-endowed blondes. Remember that.

Mack

Haha! I will. Thank you. Take care old friend.

OLD CHINESE AGENT

You too. (Man turns to women around him) Now whose turn is it for my foot rub?

Mack

(Leaves district to return to hotel.)


Part 5 – Voluntaryist ORIGINS – THE BEGINNING (Part 5 of the Story)

Tree

SCENE: MACK’S BUNKER. Mark’s bunker looks like a mix between an old military bunker and a mine-shaft. It’s probably a space about three acres across and  about 1 acre high. There are electronics built into the wall and it appears that ventilation is provided through lengthy holes leading to the surface. There is an edge leading to a ravine where it appears flood water is retained and drops off to.

CAP

So what now? Who are you?

MACK

Alright Cap. So here’s your debriefing. My name is Mack Lee. I’m an ex special-ops agent who was on the verge of becoming a senior officer directing other special ops agents. Unfortunately for the U.S. government, I discovered some valuable information on my last mission before promotion. I was assigned to take out a Chinese spy who was supposedly carrying secrets of a terrorist attack and bring his docs in for review. In the process, I discovered and cracked another file he held which the U.S. government didn’t know about. The file described, in detail, a project of the U.S. government called MKINFRA. MKINFRA’s mission was to create genetically modified humans to carry out a false flag. If you don’t know what that means, it means the government was faking an event to stir politics a certain way. It happens all the time, but this was something unique because it wasn’t for your usual drug cartel sting or dictator swap. Instead, the government was trying to create a global panic in an effort to unify nations and currencies under a one-world system. This system is not benevolent – the system is a police state where every person is monitored from birth at all times so that dissent can be squashed at the flick of a finger. The only way to do this was to create a common enemy – in this case, making modified humans look like aliens and faking an alien invasion.

I’ve done some pretty shady deeds in my time, but I couldn’t stand by for this. I cannot live my life knowing that I was part of enslaving humanity for good. That’s why I reached out for you.

CAP

But what do I have to do with that?

MACK

Well that’s just it. I’m not fully sure, but I have a guess. The program involved genetically modified humans. The government got pretty far with simple modifications, but it could never keep them. Things like super-strength, healing ability, and intelligence burned out cells like many other cloning experiments. My guess is that you have some genetic modification that was successful.

CAP

Well, I have a story for you too…but then how did you find me?

MACK

Accidentally. I began hacking through some more files to see what I could learn of MKINFRA. I was looking in the wrong direction and instead came across persons of interest in another project, MKSUPRE. It appears there is some cross-over. MKSUPRE deals with humans and other creatures who were affected by the recent black-hole collision.

CAP

What’s that?

MACK

It appears that a cosmic event sent a special radiation to earth – the kind the of radiation the government has been synthetically creating in its human modification experiments. I believe the government is searching out those who may have been hit by the radiation in an effort to study the effects…maybe even more.

CAP

Like recruitment?

MACK

Possibly! Is that what you’re going to tell me?

CAP

Well yeah. I think I was struck by that energy. It burned a couple acres of the farm and put me in the hospital for two days – I miraculously healed up. I didn’t know what to make of it and was waiting for the results from my doctor.

MACK

You shouldn’t hold your breath for your results. I have a feeling that anyone close to this event is going to be on a milk carton soon.

CAP

WHAT? WHOA WHOA! My parents – you don’t think they…

MACK

They could have.

CAP

WE NEED TO GO, NOW! My parents could be in trouble!

MACK

Hold your horses. Before we go getting ourselves killed, let’s look at a camera feed I placed at by your home.

CAP

Seriously? Does anyone have privacy these days?

MACK

Santa and Jesus are watching you all the time. (Laughs)

CAP

This is not a joke – show me the video.

MACK

Alright, let’s see. (Pulls up video feed. It is actually a mini-cam set in the barn facing the home. The home is smoking and charred. Firefighters and a crowd have surrounded the farm. Some fire is still burning on top of the roof).

CAP

WE NEED TO GET THEM OUT, NOW! (Runs over to car). COME ON!

MACK

Listen kid. I didn’t just save your ass to throw it away. You saw what just happened out there. There is a reason the government wants you, and I know it’s not for a beauty pageant. Whatever is going on at your house, I guarantee you it’s a trap. There’s no way we can leave here at least for 24 hours while I triangulate each potential government threat searching for you.

CAP

I didn’t come with you to let my parents die! I’m willing to risk it. Let me out NOW!

MACK

Don’t make me lock you up. This is bigger than us – every person’s life on this planet could be jeopardized  if we go out there now!

CAP

I hope your weapons are stronger than your words. (Goes to grab car handle).

MACK

I wouldn’t do that. (Mack clicks button in pocket. Electricity comes through door handle and knocks Cap down onto the ground. Cap reels over in pain!)

CAP

(Rolling on ground) Are you freaking kidding me! DAMN that hurts!

MACK

Please don’t do this right now. I don’t want to hurt you.

CAP

That’s it! (Gets up and goes to charge at Mack. Mack pulls out launchable Taser. Cap doges the deployment and punches Mack in the chest, sending him flying against bunker shelves).

MACK

Holy screaming Jesus! (Mack is writhing in pain. The only thing that saved him from serious injury was his flak jacket that had bullet-proofing).

CAP
Do you get how serious this is? I’m not playing around right now. That’s my family, my life. What would you do?

MACK

Mack rolls over and starts to get up.

You win, Cap. Look, I don’t want all this to be for nothing. I get it. Your family is your world. But we need to at least be strategic about this. We need to listen to each other and you not punch me like that again, OK?

CAP

I mean it Mack. My parents gave me everything I have. The least I can do is try to help them.

MACK

Sighs. Ok, first things first. We need to get you geared up and you need to only move when I say it’s clear, you got that?

CAP

Fine.

MACK

We are going to take another less conspicuous vehicle which will be guarded by my scramblers. Our mission is to locate your parents and get them to safety IF SAFE FOR US TO DO SO. Are you sure they are level-headed for this? Because if they are anything like you just were….

CAP

They’ll be fine. Tell me what I need to do so we make it back safe and undetected.

MACK

Alright…Let’s begin.

SCENE: Montage of Mack explaining the basic gear and plan.

MACK

So with that, we are going to scope out the area and find if your parents are still on the scene or somewhere else? Good?

CAP

Let’s do it.

SCENE: Cap and Mack get into car with gear on. Drive out into the dark. Approach farm from a distant hill. Park car in discreet spot. Get out binoculars to view scene. There are still fire trucks, medics, and ambulances around with some locals and the local paper. Cap’s mother and father are out talking with an insurance adjuster while medics are taking vitals.

MACK

I’m seeing two older people – those your folks?

CAP

Yeah. That’s them. So how are we getting to them?

MACK

At this point, I’m not sure. I’d put money down that the government agents are watching too. They probably set this fire to distract your parents and attract you back to the farm. If we didn’t have my scrambler, they’d probably be picking us up via satellite.

CAP

So… then why did we do it this way?

MACK

Because it’s the best we could do to monitor and I clearly needed to get you out of the house.

CAP

That’s not my house.

MACK

Kid, looks like you don’t have a house, now does it?

CAP

So when do we move?

MACK

Relax. This could be a 24-hour stake-out. At least it gives us the advantage to see what the agents are planning potentially. For all we know, some of those firemen are agents acting undercover. We’ll have to watch for cues.

Scene: Suddenly, a black van approaches with red and blue lights. It pulls up to Cap’s mother and father. S.W.AT. come out and take Cap’s mother and father into custody, tying plastic cuffs around their wrists.

 

CAP

HELL NO! They are not taking my parents.

MACK

Grabs Cap by shoulder. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Look at what is clearly going on – your parents are not criminals. This is a setup. If you go down there now, there will be an ambush.

CAP

What if they do to them what they were looking to do to me?

MACK

I don’t know! You were the only one of your family in that file, I take it to mean that you are the fish and, if anything, they are the bait. We must only track them at this point.

CAP

Then let’s go.

MACK

Fine. But I’m telling you now – there is so much more going on than you know. Don’t lose the forest in the trees.

CAP

Those aren’t trees. Those are my parents.

MACK

If you are lost because of them, then there is nothing left.

SCENE: Mack and Cap get to their car and try to trail the S.W.A.T. van. It appears to head toward the postal office where Cap was originally taken.

MACK

This is not good. That is one of their temporary holding cells. There is a secret helipad back there. (Helicopter can be seen coming in at a distance).

CAP

Just drive – I need to know where they are going.

MACK

(Stops at a distance. Mom and dad are taken out with bags over their heads. They are brought into the back room. Mack and Cap watch with long-range binoculars. Suddenly, two flashes of light and two bangs are heard in the distance.)

CAP

That wasn’t what I think it is, right?

MACK

Just keep watching.

CAP

No no no. If that was gunfire…there is no freaking way!

(Two body-bags are brought out on stretchers to the helicopter).

CAP

OH GOD! NO! NOOOO!

MACK

Peers over at Cap. Maybe it’s not what you think.

CAP

I just saw my parents come out in two body bags. (Begins to cry). Why? Why this? Why me? Hand slams against side window, fracturing the thick, bullet-proof glass. (Mack cowers a little).

MACK

Hold on kid! (Begins to drive out.) I am sorry about your parents. I wish I could do something to help you. We need to get out now though. I got a signal that a chopper sweep is coming through.

CAP

Still sobbing. Head in hands.

MACK

Drives back toward base.

CAP

As they approach the underground entrance – “I just want to die now.” Cap opens door and rolls out at 60 mph.

Mack screeches to a halt as plumes of dust are kicked up.

MACK

Mack looks out and is unsure what to do. He drives back and steps out of the vehicle and stands above cap who is scratched up all over.

Are you hurt?

CAP

Still sobbing and writhing. – yeah Sherlock. It hurts.

MACK

Pulls out medical kit form car. As he comes over Cap, he notices that Cap’s fresh scrapes and business are beginning to vanish before his eyes.

Oh my God. Cap, you’re healing.

CAP

Cap lifts his arm up and seems the wounds begin to heal through his tears.

MACK

Whispers to self. “This must be it. They must want you because you have regeneration – you a successful regenerator.”

CAP

I don’t want to live like this…these past few days have been too much.

MACK

(To self – please let this phase pass). Look, I cannot fathom what you are going through right now, my parents died when I was too young to remember. But you don’t have to let this moment defeat you. Let me help. (Picks up CAP in his arms still sobbing and bleeding, places him into passenger seat folded down).

“It’s not over yet.”

CHAPTER 2

SCENE: The distress of the last couple days left Cap in a deep sleep which lasted a day and a half. Mack kept an eye on Cap while he plotted the next course, seeking a new hide-out further from and safer than the current location. Mack’s experience as an agent gave him some ideas about where to go. His only reservation would be whether Cap could handle moving on this soon.

Cap began to wake up slowly. Mack comes to stand over him.

Mack

Hey buddy. That was a nice nap. How are you feeling?

Cap

Whuu? Ahhhhh crap. (Mumbles) It wasn’t a bad dream. A little tear rolls down his cheek and he rolls over.

Mack

I’m glad you made it. It appears you wounds healed completely. I monitored your vitals and tried to clean you up. You’ll have to take care of your privates though. Not my business.

Cap

Thanks. So…is it true? Are my parents really dead?

Mack

Honestly, I don’t know. But, from what I do know of the situation, I have a feeling your parents were taken alive to either be used as leverage or possibly for experimentation. We’ll have to keep working together to find out. I think we can rescue them, but it’s not going to be easy – and that’s an understatement.

Cap

Well, at this point I feel defeated. Just about a week ago I was ready to help my parents start a better life and create a decent one for myself. Now I think it’s all for nothing.

Mack

Don’t talk like that. You clearly are talented and this is just a bump in the road. Haha! I know because I know your grades and accomplishments. You remind me of someone I knew as a youth.

Cap

Oh yeah. Who?

Mack

Me. Just like you, I had outstanding scores as a high school student. I just didn’t go to college like you. Instead, I joined the air force hoping to fly jets I knew I could never get my hands on in the civilian world. Little did I know the government had other plans.

Cap

Like…?

Mack

As I was saying, black ops. The government saw my smarts and realized I wasn’t just a book worm. I could get physically fit and navigate difficult problems. After a year doing regular training, I was told I would be joining an elite team. I had to study and practice for 5 years before they let me into the field. It was intense – computer programming, electrical engineering, martial arts, foreign languages, you name it – anything and everything they could cram in my brain to make me the perfect black-ops agent. 12 years in the field and hundreds of missions later, my supervisors were looking to put me at the top – chief supervisor for the black ops division. I began training over two years for the position. Just before my training was over, they had me go on that one last job to intercept the Chinese spy. That’s when I put the puzzle pieces together.

Cap

What do you mean by puzzle pieces? What was the final picture?

Mack

The picture was control. Total control. After all those years in the field blindly following orders, my brain began to put together the sum of all my actions. I realized that I was just a pawn in a game, manipulating global politics for powers I couldn’t even identify. It wasn’t just the ol’ U.S. government – there clearly were other interests at stake. I just couldn’t put my finger on who exactly, or maybe what, was controlling. There is something going on kid. There is a new world order coming to fruition.

Cap

My dad talked about that a bit when I was growing up. He was often listening to some radio show with a guy ranting and raving about the growing government. I was skeptical for a while until I got to college and saw the evidence. The collectivist mentality at college was mind-boggling. I couldn’t believe global control was being promoted in a country founded on individual rights.

Mack

You’re right kid. It’s a nightmare and I’m one to blame for it. I had such good intentions going in. I thought I was fighting for freedom. I thought I was making America better. Now I’m trying to make up for that. I’m hoping you can see the big picture too.

Cap

Now it’s personal. I’m with you. We need to stop this and find my parents before it’s too late.

Mack

And we need to figure what you’re made of kid. Between falling out of the car and that punch you gave me, I’m starting to wonder if you’re more than flesh and bones.

Cap

I don’t know. I feel this latent tingling across my body. It’s like when water is trying to pass through a knotted hose. There’s all this energy I feel building. Reminds me of the pumps I used to get in my high school weight lifting classes.

Mack

Whatever it is, we need to figure out your potential because the last thing we need is for you to accidentally crush me.

Cap

Hahah! Yeah. That would be funny.

Mack

Not for me! In any case, I made you some food. When you’re done, we’ve got to pack up and move to the next location. It’s clear that the agents are sweeping the area looking for you. We need to go to another state.

Cap

Where?

Mack

The best place to hide is in a million faces. Around New York City.

Cap

There’s a bunker in NYC?

Mack

Not quite a bunker. More like a sewer. But it’s better than you think. Plus I’m gonna clean it up a little.

Cap

In that case it better be short-term. I don’t like how much of a police state NY already is.

Mack

Oh, I know. But it’ll be an easy cover for now. Let’s get rollin.

Cap

Rollin.

SCENE: Cap and Mack pack up a third secret van made to look like a carpet cleaning van at the base and head to NYC. They stop at a rest area on the way.

Mack

We need to stop here for some wardrobe changes.

Cap

What for?

Mack

I have some costume items we need to wear to avoid further detection. Fake mustaches, hair, makeup, and some moles.

Cap

That’ll be interesting. What mustache do I get?

Mack

Do you want to look like Ron Burgundy or Tom Selleck?

Cap

Burgundy.

Mack

Haha. Selleck for me then.

Let’s go freshen up.

Cap

Ok. How do I apply it?

Mack

You just take off the peel on the back and slap it on. Should be good. Add some of this makeup here around to smooth it in. Shouldn’t be too hard.

Cap

Yeah, all that makeup I’ve been applying in my life…

Mack

You got an engineering degree. I think you can figure it out.

Cap

Haha. Alright.

Scene: Cap and Mack come out looking like dudes from the 80s. Continue toward NYC. Arrive in Staten Island at a cemetery.

Mack

Here we are.

Cap

This is not NYC. We’re in Staten Island.

Mack

I know. I said NYC. It’s close enough. The secret entrance is in the back of the cemetery. We will have to drive through and enter a key code.

Cap

So just how do you have these locations ready?

Mack

I was busy whenever I had vacation time.

Cap

But wouldn’t the government have found out?

Mack

I have my secrets – you sometimes have to enlist help from outside sources.

Cap

Alright. But you’ll tell me eventually who that is, right?

Mack

We’ll see.

Scene: Driving up through cemetery. Arrive at back gate. Enters code. Gate opens to second area. Mack drives a little further, stops, and gets out. Comes to headstone. Moves a angel’s hand and then presses the eye of the stone angel. A touch-pad pops out. Mack enters a pin and the earth moves up, revealing an underground driveway.

Cap

Well I’ll be…

Mack

(Continues driving down a dark path that looks like an old subway station. Eventually turns down a narrow hall which leads to an open room, somewhat similar to the last bunker but this time it is clear that it was made as a sewer originally and not a cavern for mining.)

Mack

Home sweet home for now. I’ll begin setting up. You just take a nap.

Cap

No, I want to help and learn. The faster we work, the sooner we can get to solving where my parents are.

Mack

I like your spirit. Alright, grab the power cables from the trunk – we’re going to generate some electricity.

Scene: Montage of them setting up.

Mack

Good work. Now we need to stock up on some food.

Cap

I have no money.

Mack

It’s ok. I have a very special debit card that does the trick. We will leave here when it gets a little darker though. We are safe to leave so long as my pals are on watch.

Cap

Pals?

Mack

As I said – I have connections. But, for now, it’s best if you don’t get involved for the security of our mission.

Cap

Alright alright. Can we change into regular clothes?

Mack

Soon. We’ll get those things when we get food.

END