This comic idea originally started after I saw the Tezuka Manga Contest was doing international submissions for its 100th year. Though I don’t plan on submitting something for it at all, it did get me thinking “What kind of comic would I make that fits in with the genre of comic Shonen Jump publishes?” I really love the kind of stories that play with the established tropes and themes to make a different point.
So for my story I wanted to do the kind of ‘hero without powers suddenly gains them and is able to go on a hero’s journey’ mixed with ‘friend turns to the dark side and the hero has to fight/try to turn them back to the light side’ but from the friends perspective. From there it kind of took on a life of its own but I’m having a lot of fun with the setting so I took this course to try and flesh out everything!
What will your protagonist learn? How will they grow?
Why does it matter if they go on this journey?
What is the alternative? (what if they fail)
Why do you care about this story?