Buddy cop stories are great. Lethal Weapon. Starsky and Hutch. Tango and Cash. Rush Hour. These are just few examples from movies and television that have proved to be entertaining and, in some instances, iconic. While it may not be fair to put Balancing Act in the same league as those other stories just yet, the preview pages from its Kickstarter page looks promising.
Here’s a little bit of info on the project from its “About” section:
Balancing Act is a planned 4-issue comic miniseries that emulates the buddy comedy films of the 80s and 90s. You remember, the kind that used to see a hapless civilian and a maverick cop put aside their personal differences and team up to solve a crime that’s personal to them both. Except in this story, they also end up getting superpowers!
Balancing Act #1, which is being funded here, is the first issue in the miniseries. It’s a 24-page, full colour comic and the printed edition will be standard American comic sized (yes, even though it’s a British comic).
And here’s some info on the creative team:
Writer Yavi Mohan is a Londoner who has written sketch comedy for the stage and has been reading comics obsessively for well over a decade. Moving into the world of comic book writing was an inevitable, long-awaited step and he hopes that Balancing Act will one day be the first line of the ‘Yavi Mohan bibliography’ page on Wikipedia.
Artist Lee Milewski is a Kickstarter veteran with more than 10 successful projects to his name. In addition to providing beautiful, atmospheric art for a number of titles, Lee has also written several of his projects himself. You can grab three of his original graphic novels right here as part of the Rush Hour reward tier and all higher tiers!
Check out the full project (and maybe give it some backing) over at Kickstarter.