In Bay City, super-powered individuals are emerging from the shadows of a crashed alien spaceship.
Greg Thompson is building a reputation as an anonymous crime fighter in a blue and black tactical combat suit augmented with alien technology and built by the one friend that has stood by him since the incident that left his dojo in flames.
The dangerous street drug Boost is driving up crime rates while gang wars simmer and flare up. Greg will earn a name for himself if he can survive a brawl between a brilliant rival with his own take on combat infantry and one of Bay City’s most brutal street gangs….
Greg Thompson/The Messenger
Greg came from decent middle-class upbringing, going to college to study education. Along the way he discovered a love for karate. Years later, a black belt, he is teaching karate at a small school when elements of Chinese crime syndicates move into the area. When they burn the school down he feels helpless to resist. Until Aaron Bryce presented an offer that changes everything.
Aaron always wanted to be a cop. When a high school car accident left him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life he decided if he couldn’t be a cop he would help research and design technology to keep them safe. When he found himself at a secret laboratory investigating salvaged alien technology he took some of his work home with him, determined to find a way to use it to help others.
Dr. Kevin Lee/MATrIX One
Kevin Lee was working on the TALOS project, a powered suit designed for military applications, when the alien ship crashed. Unable to get clearance to work around alien technology, he is determined to design his own, superior systems using the best human technology he can find.
El Fraternidad, the Brotherhood
When three brothers are exposed to an alien artifact they are all changed. They run a street gang which is partly strengthened with Boost, a drug that makes people stronger, faster, and tougher.