Miami, FL. June 9, 2011. The White House may never reveal the identity of the Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden, but a comic publishing company promises to immortalize one lucky auction winner as the man who pulls the trigger on the fatal shot.
“SEAL TEAM X”, a new digital comics series created by Hype Comics founder and CEO, Scott Ownbey, along with bestselling author, Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, will offer an action-packed, blockbuster storyline that begins with that fateful raid on the Al Qaeda leader’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. An Ebay auction has been set up by Hype Comics to pick one winner, whose name an likeness will be used as the super soldier who shoots and kills the world’s most-hated terrorist leader
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be known as a real American hero,” says Ownbey, a five-year U.S. Navy Reserve veteran. “The auction winner will also receive a panel of original hand-drawn artwork with their character in action, proudly autographed by the original artist.”
“The pulse-pounding action of the Abbottabad mission is just the tip of the iceberg,” claims Nemcoff, whose book, “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” became a fixture on Amazon’s top 100 non-fiction bestseller’s list. “When you learn the nature of what SEAL TEAM X does to protect the world from total Armageddon, it will blow your mind.”
The auction runs for 10 days through June 22nd. Hype has set the minimum starting bid at $99. “Anybody is welcome to bid,” states Ownbey. “The only requirement, due to pre-existing story considerations, is that the winning bidder be male.”
“SEAL TEAM X: The Blood of Bin Laden – Part 1” will be released in August as a digital comic book offered exclusively for the Kindle, Nook and iPad. Users of devices capable of running the free apps that read eBooks in those formats will also be able to download and read the entire SEAL TEAM X series, promises Ownbey.
In addition, Hype Comics has vowed to donate a portion of the sales proceeds from SEAL TEAM X to www.dav.org, a charity for disabled American Veterans. “Superheroes exist in comic books,” says Ownbey, “But let’s never lose sight that the men and women in uniform who serve this country are the real action heroes of this world.”
“Being immortalized as the one who killed Bin Laden is a dream come true for some guys,” notes Ownbey. “One proud comic book fan is going to get that chance.”
Rocketing through forbidden Pakistani airspace in the dead of night, SEAL Team Six closes in on the compound of the world’s most hated terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Spy satellite images and C.I.A. intel gathered on the ground have pinpointed the location of the Al Qaeda leader. A decade-long manhunt is destined to come to its ultimate conclusion. However, one important secret has been kept from SEAL Team Six:
What awaits them in Abbottabad is not entirely of this world.
To Team Six’s surprise, they are joined at the last minute by a stealth helicopter full of elite American soldiers clad in high-tech battle gear. Their existence, until this point, only a myth ever spoken in hushed voices. Tonight, the most covert American military unit ever created has come out to fight alien forces bent on destroying the Earth.
Tonight, Osama Bin Laden and his army of otherworldly minions will be taken down by SEAL TEAM X.
But what they discover will forever change the course of human history and plunge the people of Earth into a race against the clock to save the planet from complete annihilation.
SEAL TEAM X. Sworn to protect the country. Trained to save the world.
Winning bidder must be male as the body for character has already been drawn. Winning bidder must also supply us with predetermined photos in specific expressions to fit with our storyline. This information will be emailed to you after the winning bid has been announced. Winning bidder must also sign a model release that allows us to use their likeness in the publication.
|10% of the final sale price will support Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust ( Small deduction may apply. Learn more about eBay Giving Works )|