The Rapier

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  • The Rapier
  • Screenplay Project, short story project, and comic book project for RedKing Press.
  • Technically the world's first costumed vigilante.  Jason Graves is an Hollywood actor living Los Angeles, with a a lot of bad habits.  He drinks, he's a womanizer, stubborn as a mule, and is prone to getting into the occasional barroom brawl.  A few months before the attack at Pearl Harbor in the year 1941, the head at the studio that he works for arranges for him to appear at his latest premiere dressed as the main protagonist of his latest movie,  the Rapier.  
    A movie where he plays a dashing swashbuckling hero that wears a mask and sails the high seas.  But when Jason arrives at the premiere he quickly realizes that three very real criminals are attempting to rob the crowd . And Jason decides to swings into action in classic swashbuckling style and engages the three men.  To the surprise of everyone, including himself, he manages to defeat all three.  And the flashbulbs go off and the entire world awakens to the knowledge headlines proclaiming the Rapier to be the first costumed adventurer.

    By the time Jason wakes up the next morning the exploits of the Rapier from the night before is in every paper in town.  And soon he learns that the studio head has decided to take advantage of all of the free publicity and make it look like Jason really is some sort of costumed adventurer.  So they set him up with a couple of fake appearances, and even let his chauffeur, take part in the charade.  But what none of them know is that Jason aka The Rapier, real or not, is about to stumble right into a very real nefarious villain's evil plans.

    Update: Gearing up for a crowdfunding attempt for the Rapier project.  Any and all support would be much appreciated.

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