Former Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Tom DeFalco is a name that nerd know when it comes to comic books. He has written dozens of comics and graphic novels including Spider-Man, Spider-Girl, Thor, and Fantastic Four. He has also written Hawkman and Superboy for DC Comics. He is now creating an indie comic book titled ‘The R.I.G.H.T. Project,’ using crowdfunding to fund the project.
DeFalco recently sat down with First Comics News to describe the project and its science fiction nature.
“The R.I.G.H.T. Project stands for Reality Integrated Gravitic Hologram Technology—a scientific process that gives mass to holograms,” he explained. “It is also an Indiegogo Campaign that features a 32-page comic book with two complete 11-page stories (and, if our stretch goals are reached, an additional complete 5 pages) produce by Ron Frenz, Sal Buscema, Bob Sharen, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli, and me.”
He continued, “He is the original hologram designed by Professor Click, based on someone who means a lot to the Professor and his niece. However, he soon becomes the new champ of split-second action after Jeffrey Lopez “adjusts” his computer program.”
When asked who Professor Click was, DeFalco replied, “He is our master scientist, the genius behind the R.I.G.H.T. Project, and the uncle & guardian of Carlyn Clink, who is a close friend of Jeffrey Lopez.”
Further explaining Mr. R.I.G.H.T., he said, “Mr. R.I.G.H.T. is a new type of superhero for a new age. He doesn’t have a traditional secret identity or private life. How and where he exists when his program isn’t engaged will be revealed in time.”
DeFalco announced that he and his collaborators are making plans for two further issues.
You can take a look at the cover below:
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According to the synopsis from their website, “At last! A superhero for anyone who sincerely loves superheroes. A teenage video-gamer joins a digital daredevil for truth, justice and a universe of Hoo-HA action & angst. While working on the R.I.G.H.T. Project, an attempt to develop a new technology that allows computer constructs to assume physical mass, Doctor Dex Click stumbles upon the new champ of split-second adventure. But Mr. R.I.G.H.T. is little more than a soulless animatronic until he bonds with Jeffrey “Player One” Lopez. Since Jeffrey is a true believer, he helps transform a heartless avatar into a compassionate and relentless hero—the true hero who lives within us all!”