A BRIEF summary of the Voluntaryist story.
***SPOILERS – DO NOT READ IF YOU WISH TO READ THE FIRST ISSUE FRESH***
“Voluntaryist” is the tale of a superhuman hero who finds himself pitted against the government as the government tries to enslave humanity once and for all. He is a young man with extraordinary powers created through a chance encounter with cosmic radiation. His personal mission is to rescue his parents from government agents, but that objective is often frustrated with the likes of giant monsters, super-villains, and even the U.S. armed forces.
The story is centered around a young man named Jack Lloyd. The series begins when Jack graduates from undergrad with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a smart guy, but worked hard to get through school. His parents live on a farm and raise organic foods which they sell to local markets. Jack comes home after college to help his family for a short time so his father can recover from a hip surgery.
During his time home, Jack’s father and mother battle an eminent domain issue. The local government tries to take the family farm to use for economic development and possibly as a source for new fuel extraction. Jack’s father does not like government generally, and this is seen as leaving hints of impressions upon his son. Jack’s father refuses to sell the land and the government prepares to remove the Lloyd family with a court order.
While helping at the farm, Jack is struck by energy which radiates from a black-hole collision. The energy shoots in various spots across the globe, causing humans and creatures who survive the impact to mutate with certain powers.
At the time of the collision, the U.S. Government was monitoring space so it could find every person and creature affected to use in experiments for its own power.
Read the Origins Story to find out what happens next…