Pocket Watch Press is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the bold finale to AREA 51: THE HELIX PROJECT on Kickstarter! Created and written by Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz, with art by Nigerian artist Samuel Iwunze, colors by the Troféu HQ Mix award-winning Marcio Luis Freire, and letters by the Ringo & Tripwire award winning Taylor Esposito (xxxx).
This deeply personal Sci-Fi Thriller comes to its close, weaving together a tale of both extraterrestrial and human origins about finding agency through identity and reconciling it with memory, mental health, and loss.
A child of two worlds is forced to excavate the trauma of his past when a mysterious unknown places his father’s death into question. Tortured by the loss and driven to uncover the circumstances surrounding the murder of his father after having exposed his alien physiology to save a child's life, Kent is dragged into the jaws of a Cold War genetics conspiracy; what’s left of him is forced to face a twisted ghost from its past as it plunges a dagger into everything he’s come to know about himself, and ultimately, what it means to be human.
"A dark and soulful sci-fi thriller… Area 51: The Helix Project is one conspiracy you'll want to dive into immediately." —David Pepose (Savage Avengers, Scout's Honor, Spencer & Locke, The O.Z.)
"If you’ve got a bit of science—or sci-fi—nerd in your soul, the word “helix” first brings to mind that crazy twist of strands, the DNA that defines living species…an admirable act of personal creative mojo and muscle that is to be applauded—and which no doubt contributes to this ongoing story’s sense of personal intimacy.”
—D.G. Chichester (Daredevil, Batman, Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
"Fernandes-Lenkiewicz delivers a gripping adventure. Iwunze & Freire paint a world on the brink of chaos layered with something far more sinister underneath. Area 51: The Helix Project takes you on a ride you will not forget!” —Cody Dull (Keeping It Geekly, Comic Book Yeti Contributor)
“This must be what it feels like to send your firstborn child out into the world,” said Trevor Fernandes-Lenkiewicz (He/Him). “This story was born from a place of not knowing who I was in a world that tried to force-feed a life to me. I had the fleeting dream of writing comic books despite a trajectory toward stability and a well-respected career in molecular biology research, so naturally, a story formed around a young man looking to figure out who he was too—independent of all the voices that tried to command his sense of self. Kent’s journey eventually took on a life of its own, and somehow, his growth taught me more about myself than I ever could’ve learned without him. Having the opportunity to end his story, to experience his struggle coming to grips with who he was, and further, who he wanted to become changed my life too. For that opportunity, for the readers that allowed me to get to this point by connecting with him—and with myself by default—I am grateful beyond words.” “It’s not every time you find a creative partnership that has this type of synergy and open mindedness. It's what pushes you to provoke what you think art is,” said Samuel Iwunze (He/Him). “Working on this book with Trevor has shown me that this possibility is not lost. I've learned a lot in my short stay on this marvelously written book. I haven’t made art as wild, dynamic and emotional as this before, and thanks to what I’ve learned from Trevor, from everyone involved, I can say the possibilities became endless.”
Revealing Adrian Bonilla's, Variant Cover B “Buried Alive” with colors by Marcio Freire & Adrian Bonilla
Revealing series colorist, Marcio Freire’s, Variant Cover C “Fracture”
Area 51: The Helix Project Kickstarter comes to a close February 28th, 2023.
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