Now, as much as I loved Spiderman and most of the Marvel characters, I wanted to create heroes whose origins could be a bit more tangible. For example, Peter Parker became Spiderman when bitten by a radioactive spider. Well, radiation can cause mutations but by and large its mostly fatal or degenerative. That's by no way a criticism of one of my childhood heroes or the incredible story Stan Lees created. In fact, the recent Spiderman movies delve more into popular science and genetics to cover the origins story for ol' Spidy.
In today's comic universe I needed to find something really strong to pin the origin on and still be a lot of fun, I also wanted to create a hero that had a unique power that had never been covered in a graphic novel before. Additionally, I wanted the project to feature a mostly female cast.
At the tender age of 12, Agatha Crup discovers she is not just a normal young lady. Her father Lord Lupas Crup reveals a secret ... they're not actually human at all - they are supernatural. On top of that they're in mortal danger.
My idea about Supernaturals is based on the Bible, text of Genesis. Adam was created on the sixth day, all other creatures on the fifth ...so my characters are fifth day creations. I can support this by the Genesis text about Cain, first son of Adam, having murdered his brother Abel, was afraid when cast out that “someone” would kill him... The Lord refers to this person as “he”...well who were they?
''Cain said to the LORD, "My punishment is more than I can bear. Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me." But the LORD said to him, "Not so; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over." Then the LORD put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. So Cain went out from the LORD's presence and lived in the land of Nod, east of Eden. ''
Ok...its a comic and I'm filling in but its kinda tangible, who else could have killed Cain? There was only Adam and Eve in the frame at that time in the Bible story (if that makes you wonder, track down The Lost Book of Eden, which is part of the Ethiopian Bible as well)
Moving on, there are very few examples of Bible characters actually talking to God directly, but this is referenced in Genesis/Eden on quite a few occasions. So how would that happen...well I am going to assume there were two devices that allowed Adam and Eve to talk with God and I call them Ab Aeterno which from Latin means 'from eternity'.
Agatha's father, leader of The Sacred Order Of The Olin, holds one of these keys and the other has fallen into the hands of Lilith's genetic scientist Afia and is used to bring the spirit of Lilith back to earth via a clone. If you could clone a human, one could argue you couldn't clone the spirit... well, on All Hallows Eve the dead walk the earth and what better night to kick off proceedings. Lilith wants all Supernaturals to join her, however the Supernaturals are not prepared to do that. Their very existence is a secret, they do not interfere with the ways of man, when they die their spirits go to another place, a dimension that precedes time. Agatha will travel there and learn the ways of The Olin.
Female Supernaturals have powers of the mind and spirit, male Supernaturals have physical powers.