An Ongoing Comic Book Series!
Plot Summary: Hank Hunter is a 20-something cameraman for a local TV station. Yet,he longs for fame outside of being a simple TV cameraman. Hank is trying to get views on his channel on the popular video sharing website “UsVideo”. While tryingto think of new content to upload to his “UsVideo” channel, Hank comes up with an idea that he feels will lead him to fame and fortune.
Hank Hunter lives in Action City,a city that is home to countless superheroes and super villains. Hank Hunter decides that the theme of his “UsVideo” channel should be videos of real life superhero battles. Hank Hunter, using his smartphone, films superhero battles. He uploads them to his “UsVideo” channel where these epic battles are viewed on a global scale by millions of people.
Hank Hunter, known by the name of his channel “WonderKid91”, is now an Internet celebrity. He is making money off the exploits of these superheroes and super villains. But things end up getting worse before they get better. After Hank’s videos of superhero battles go viral, not only are the superheroes worried about his safety, but also, the super villains can watch his videos and learn more about their superhero rivals.Hank Hunter has to become the hero himself.
Along with his friends, who arewant-a-be superheroes and the co-stars of his channel, Hank trys to save the real heroes from the super villain, Dr. Hurt and his henchmen. In addition, they must stop Dr. Hurt from distributing his new drug to super villains, a drug which gives anyone who injects it into their bodies the ability to heal rapidly. The drug makes them invulnerable from injury, thus making them basically unstoppable. Dr. Hurt also uses the drug himself and he’s addicted to it. In the end, even though they defeat Dr. Hurt and his henchmen, he will be a reoccurring super villain throughout the series.
The series as a whole will be Hank Hunter filming superhero battles with his smartphone and each superherobattle will feature a villain of the week that is both unique and visually appealing to the reader. The sub plots will be Hank and his friends hanging out together and just being friends. The other main cast members of “Cameraman” include Hank’s wife, Liz Hunter, who grows tired of Hank’s fame seeking waysand fears for his safety.
Liz Hunter is a scientist and sheis also a former student of Dr. Hurt. Plus, Hank Hunter doesn’t know that hiswife Liz secretly turns into the monstrous super villain, Red Rhino, at night. Red Rhino is a spilt personality of Liz Hunter. When Liz transforms into Red Rhino she literally becomes a different person.
Toby is Hank’s talking pet Miniature Schnauzer. Toby’s the mascot ofHank’s channel “WonderKid91” and Toby the Dog gives useful advice while also taking care of Hank more than Hank takes care of him.
Darrell The Useless Superhero is a fat 30-something African-American man who isbasically a loser. He wants to be a superhero and later becomes the starsuperhero on Hank’s channel. Darrell is Liz Hunter’s cousin and Hank and Liz’s roommate.
Lester BarnSwallow is Hank’s brother-in-law and the Action City chief of police.Lester is annoyed with Hank and has no idea that Hank is using him to get inside info on super villains whereabouts.
U Tucker is a male stripper by day and a superhero at night that befriends Hank. U Tucker is a bigger fame seeker than Hank. U Tucker basically has no powers other than his male stripping abilities.
Fat Lazy Karate Teacher is Hank’s karate teacher whose personality is in his name. He’s an ally and mentor of Hank and his superhero friends. Ted Brook has been Hank’s best friend since childhood and the brother of the legendary superhero Goddiess unbeknownst to Hank Hunter.
Ms. Icon is a struggling female wrestler and supermodel that decides to become a superhero. She learns about Hank’s channel and she thinks it will help boost her career. Ms. Icon is also the ex-girlfriend of U Tucker. Deerman is a superhero with the powers of a deer and basically a nerdy misfit who befriends Hank in an effort to become a more popular superhero.
Claws is a green-skinned lobster mutant man and a stoner who lives in a dumpster outside of Hank’s apartment building. Claws goes undercover as a super villain so that he can spy on other super villains and give the superheroes details on their upcoming crimes. Hank uses Claws to tell him where the super villains are going to strike next.
Hank Hunter feels like he has a superhero persona himself and the superhero team The Legends of Action City (Dr. Strong, The GreenSpeed, Goddiess, Stretch Man, and Spy Lion) give him the nickname of Cameraman. Even though they hate to admit it, The Legends of Action City (Dr. Strong, The GreenSpeed, Goddiess, StretchMan, and Spy Lion) actually kind of like Hank Hunter even though Hank Hunter is using their exploits to gain fame for himself.
As the series goes on Hank Hunter and his friends don’t really seek fame anymore. They just want to be heroes because it’s the right thing to do. Then again, they still film most of the fights because they have a successful “UsVideo” channel to run. Later on, most of the money they make will go to charity instead oftheir own pockets. Hank Hunter is “Cameraman” and the hero that wasn’t needed atfirst, but is useful in the end!
PAGE ONE (FIVE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter, a brown haired thin white20-something young man with a beard is putting away his camera equipment after a TV news interview with his brother-in-law, Police Chief, Lester BarnSwallow,a 40-something bald African-American man with a ripped physique. Lester is slowly getting up from his chair where he sat for the interview while Hank Hunter is putting away his camera equipment.
LESTER BARNSWALLOW: So,how do you think the interview went Hank? Did I do a good job?
HANK HUNTER: Lester, with me filming, you’ll always look good!
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter is about to walk out with his cameraequipment in a suitcase when Lester BarnSwallow grabs his arm before Hank can leave.
LESTER BARNSWALLOW: Hank,can we talk for a second?
PANEL 3: Lester BarnSwallow and Hank Hunter are walking side by side through the police station while they are having a conversation.
LESTER BARNSWALLOW: You know, Hank, during the interview I saw how you were looking at me while you were filming it!
HANK HUNTER: My face looked like I regretted marrying your sister, didn’t it? I’m just joking withyou Lester!
PANEL 4: As their conversation continues Lester BarnSwallow and Hank Hunter begin to walk alongside the police station’s jail cells.Staring out from behind the cell bars are the super villains, The Evil Slayer,who is a male Goth kid wearing a bright red jumpsuit, holding a knife, Badger Man, who is a huge half-human half-badger creature, and Kirk, an orange humanoid robot soldier with a gun for a hand.
LESTER BARNSWALLOW: Look Hank, I know you’d rather be in front of the camera than be behind it, but lookat what you have instead of what you don’t have.
HANK HUNTER: Lester, you’llsee, someday I’ll make a name for myself!
PANEL 5: Lester BarnSwallow and Hank Hunter are standing outside the police station where they conclude their conversation. There is a Channel 4 news van parked by them.
LESTER BARNSWALLOW: Anyway,just remember that I care about you because my sister does! So if you ever–
HANK HUNTER: –Okay, I get it, you love me! See you again on the 11:00 news on Channel 4! Lord knows everybody will be watching!
PAGE TWO (FOUR PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter is at the entrance of his apartment building later that day. Claws, a green-skinned lobster mutant stoner man dressed like a hippie is peeking out of the dumpster beside the doorway.
CAP: 10 hours later.
CLAWS: Hey you’re home man, wanna get high? I don’t mind sharing a joint with a friend!
HANK HUNTER: Not now,Claws. Just go back to sleep buddy!
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter enters his apartment and is greeted by his pet Miniature Schnauzer Toby who is standing upright wearing a kiss the cook apron and oven mitts.
TOBY THE DOG:Hey Hank, welcome home. Hope you had a good day at work, because if you didn’t,you’re at least going to have a great dinner!
HANK HUNTER: So, that’s why I smell meatloaf? You’re such a good boy, Toby! I have to check on some stuff, but tell me when dinner’s ready!
PANEL 3: Hank Hunter is heading to his computer but alongthe way he sees his roommate Darrell, a fat 30-something nerdy African-American man playing a video game on the couch.
HANK HUNTER: Of course you’re playing video games! Instead of looking for work or getting your own place, you’re just playing Captain Crazy, aren’t you Darrell!
DARRELL: You know me so well! But the check for my share of the rent is on the table! So I’m not acompletely useless roommate, am I!
PANEL 4: Hank Hunter is sitting at his computer, which isin the living room and looking at his “UsVideo” channel.
HANK HUNTER (thought): As usual, no recent views on any of myUsVideo channel videos!
PAGE THREE (THREE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter swings his computer chair around and Toby the Dog walks up to him.
TOBY THE DOG: Hank, dinners ready. What’s with the long face? You want a little lick?
HANK HUNTER: I have nothing! I don’t know how to make my UsVideo channel different from the competition?
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter and Darrell aresitting at the dinner table while Toby the Dog is serving food. Darrell beginseating a dinner roll.
HANK HUNTER: I can’t use footage of what I film from the news because even though I filmed it, I don’t own it!
DARRELL: Just keeping making more videos of Toby! The Internet loves pets, you’ll get views in no time!
PANEL 3: Darrell is about to eat another roll when Toby stops him from doing so!
TOBY THE DOG: That’s enough Darrell, you already had a roll, and you can’t eat another roll until Liz gets here!
DARRELL: But Toby, I’m hungry! I left my video game on pause and–
TOBY THE DOG: –Again, wait for Liz!
PAGE FOUR (FOUR PANELS)
PANEL 1: Liz Hunter, a 20-something nerdy thin African-American woman with curly black hair enters the apartment holding a bag from a fast food restaurant.
LIZ HUNTER: Guys, I’m home and I got us Lucky Burgers!
TOBY THE DOG (OP): Damn it Liz, I made meatloaf for crying out loud? And now you bring home Lucky Burgers? You—-
LIZ HUNTER: –Oh sorry Toby, I’m still not used to the fact I have a dog that can cook!
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter comes to greet his wife Liz Hunter andgives her a kiss on the cheek.
HANK HUNTER: Welcome home,honey!
LIZ HUNTER: Great to be home, I heard you filmed an interview with my brother Lester—-
HANK HUNTER: –Yeah, like the sixth one!
PANEL 3: Toby the Dog, Toby is now wearing his usual outfit,a blue necktie and a bowler hat, and Darrell are playing the video game Captain Crazy together on the couch and Darrell is pissed that Toby the Dog is beating him.
CAP: After dinner!
DARRELL: I DON’T GET IT! HOW CAN YOU BE SO GOOD AT THIS! YOU DON’T HAVE THUMBS, MAN!
TOBY THE DOG: You’re forgetting I know the cheat codes—-
DARRELL: –SERIOUSLY! BAD DOG!
PANEL 4: Liz Hunter and Hank Hunter are still sitting atthe dinner table. Hank looks upset and Liz tries to cheer him up!
HANK HUNTER: Liz, I know my UsVideo channel will lead to the fame and fortune I have always wanted. I’m more than a cameraman!
LIZ HUNTER: But Hank, not all UsVideo channels are successful and not everyone can make a living on it.
PAGE FIVE (THREE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter stares into Liz Hunter’s eyes. Hank Hunter looks tired while Liz Hunter seems a little annoyed with Hank.
HANK HUNTER: Look, I get that I already have a job in media, but I know I can do so much more!
LIZ HUNTER: How much more can you do? Can’t you just be happy with what you already have!
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter jumps up from his chair while Liz Hunter is still sitting annoyed.
HANK HUNTER: WHY CAN’T I BE A FAMOUS HERO LIKE YOUR BROTHER?
LIZ HUNTER: Damn it Hank,my brother’s the chief of police and you’re a freaking cameraman! I can’t believe you’re still jealous of my brother.
PANEL 3: Hank Hunter storms off because he knows he lost the argument. Liz Hunter covers her face with her hands!
PAGE SIX (FIVE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter is lying on the couch in his PJs while Darrell is lying in a sleeping bag on the floor.
CAP: Close to midnight!
DARRELL: So, Liz is making you sleep on the couch again, Hank?
HANK HUNTER: No, I chose to sleep on the couch! She’s a snorer!
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter is looking at his smartphone while lying on the couch. The reader sees the image from above!
DARRELL (OP): Dude, let’s make a video where we fight each other? I’ll lose if you want me too!
PANEL 3: We see Hank Hunter’s hand holding his smartphone in the air. On the phone is a picture of the male superhero, The GreenSpeed,dressed in all green with short green hair running fast.
DARRELL (OP): Again,people won’t admit it, but they always love a good fight!
PANEL 4: Hank Hunter is lying down on the couch with a look of inspiration on his face.
HANK HUNTER: What did you say, Darrell?
DARRELL (OP): People love a good fight, why?
PANEL 5: Hank Hunter jumps right off the couch and heads towards his computer. Darrell looks confused!
HANK HUNTER: Thank you,Darrell! For once you’re useful!
DARRELL: Thanks, I guess? But what did I do to be useful?
PAGE SEVEN (FIVE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Hank Hunter is sitting at his computer typing like a maniac while Darrell stands beside him.
HANK HUNTER: Yes, nobody has ever filmed them before. So, I could be the first to do it!
DARRELL: Film what?
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter swings his computer chair around and stares at Darrell.
HANK HUNTER: Darrell, my friend! Would you like to help me with something?
DARRELL: Help you with what?
PANEL 3: Hank Hunter is knocking on Claws’s dumpster while Darrell looks confused.
CAP: Outside the apartment1 minute later!
HANK HUNTER: CLAWS, wake up! I actually need you for something!
DARRELL: So, I don’t getit. Why do we need Claws to help us? The dude’s always high!
PANEL 4: Claws opens up the lid of the dumpster and looks at Hank Hunter and Darrell.
CLAWS: Oh, hey dudes, a little wake and bake at midnight! AWESOME!
HANK HUNTER (OP): No,Claws, old buddy, we need to ask you something!
PANEL 5: Claws, Hank Hunter, and Darrell are standing in a circle. Hank Hunter looks excited while Claws and Darrell look confused.
CLAWS: So, let me get this straight, you want me to tell you were the super villains are?
HANK HUNTER: Yes, you told me you hang out with them all the time—
CLAWS: –Well I do, but they don’t really like me that much lately.
PAGE EIGHT (FIVE PANELS)
PANEL 1: Darrell suddenly throws his arms in the air and stares directly at Hank while Hank is grinning!
DARRELL (burst): WHAT ARE WE DOING? TELL US WHAT YOU WANT!
CLAWS (OP): I’d like to know too, man?
PANEL 2: Hank Hunter is in between Darrell and Claws and puts his hands behind their backs.
HANK HUNTER: Gentlemen, we are starting a new UsVideo channel today that’ll be different in every way!
CLAWS: What’s UsVideo?
PANEL 3: Hank Hunter points towards the sky while Darrel and Claws look up together at the same time!
HANK HUNTER: Just wait a moment gentlemen, I bet he’ll fly over us like he normally does!
DARRELL: Who flies over the sky at night?
CLAWS: You guys see that candy dragon too?
PANEL 4: Goddiess, a male superhero who looks like a Viking wearing red armor with a black beard, long flowing black hair is flying while wielding a green axe out in front of him.
DARREL: Wait, you want to film a video about Goddiess?
HANK HUNTER: Not just any video of Goddiess, come on we have to follow him!
PANEL 5: Hank Hunter jumps on his bike while Darrell and Claws begin to follow Hank!
HANK HUNTER: I found what would make my channel different, guys! Let’s film superhero battles!
DARREL: Wait, we’re goingto film superheroes fighting the bad guys and then you’re going to upload it toUsVideo–
HANK HUNTER: As you said Darrell, people love a good fight! Now come on, let’s make history!