“Thin Blue Line” Brings the Real-World Dangers of Modern Policing to the Comic Page

On Friday, Blue Line Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Thin Blue Line, a 56-page, fictional story inspired by recent, real-world events.

Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher) and featuring illustrations by Joseph Arnold and Jeff Slemons, Thin Blue Line tells a story that examines “human fallibility on every level.”

Here’s the official breakdown of Thin Blue Line from the project’s Indiegogo campaign page:

In the middle of a long hot summer, a cop shoots a suspect and the incident makes the national news. Cities across the country quickly erupt into violence and well-organized activist groups mix in with opportunists and provocateurs who begin to riot, loot, burn — and kill!

Thin Blue Line follows police officer Valeria Baca and her partner Bob Mack as their detail guarding the mayor turns into a fight for survival. Mobs burn down city hall, forcing the officers to improvise on the run, relying only on their training and wits as the mayor’s protestations and eagerness to placate the rioters prove fruitless.

Backers can get a digital version of Thin Blue Line for $10, while physical copies start at $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • An autographed art card
  • Original artwork
  • A “ride-along coin“
  • The chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $6 for those in the United States.

Ready to back the blue? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Thin Blue Line Indiegogo campaign page here.

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