Mike Baron’s “Private American” Takes the US-Mexico Border Crisis Into His Own Hands

On Monday, Braly Image Group launched a crowdfunding campaign for Private American, a 66+ page graphic novel set against the current US border crisis.

The project is already fully funded, having raised more than $11 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Mike Baron (The Punisher, Nexus, Thin Blue Line) and featuring illustrations by Richard Bonk (Superman, Teen Titans, Witchblade) and colors by Ichsan Ansori, Private American is an action adventure story strictly intended for mature audiences.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Private American Indiegogo campaign page:

America’s border is a WAR ZONE!

The US border with Mexico has been overrun with lawless coyotes flowing across the Rio Grande, bringing in weapons, smuggling illegal drugs, and trafficking sex slaves across the country! Border Patrol agents are overwhelmed and seemingly powerless, while the U.S. government refuses to help. In fact, the administration seems to actively support open borders…

But when the violence reaches his doorstep, one man takes matters into his own hands…

Private American follows Marcos Zamora, a patriotic, first generation Cuban-American and a former Army Green Beret, as he and his partner Gustavo battle criminals crossing the southern border, including cartels, human traffickers, Iraqi, Afghan, and Lebanese terrorists, and enemies of the state who are taking advantage of the border chaos to bring in desperate migrants, fentanyl, and suitcase bombs, leaving thousands of victims spread across the landscape.

But none of them counted on a skilled counter-insurgency by men like Marcos and Gus, and none of them can predict where or when they will strike back next.

While U.S. border patrol can’t find the pair, many agents secretly root for them. Meanwhile the Vile Council, a syndicate of cartel bosses and Chinese fentanyl smugglers, frustrated by this pair of skilled vigilantes, decides to bring in the world’s most feared assassin in order to help rid them of this ‘Private American‘.

Backers can get a digital version of Private American for $10, while physical copies start at $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following tchotchkes and extras:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • An autograph card
  • Original artwork
  • Your name listed as a supporter in the book
  • A chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $7 for those in the United States, and the book is printed in the USA.

Congratulations to Mike Baron, Richard Bonk, Ichsan Ansori, and everyone else at Braly Image Group for a successful launch. Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Private American Indiegogo campaign page here.

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