New book with Marine as main character




 
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August 6th, 2009  
TheLastBard
 

Topic: New book with Marine as main character


Hey all, I'm actually a military dependent (or was until I reached that fun age where they take away your ID card), so I was raised around primarily Navy and Marines most of my life, dealt with friends and family being involved or directly going to areas of conflict... As a result, some of my writing has leaned that direction.

Last week, the first issue (0) of my comic, Faction, was released and is up for sale (more to follow). I thought I'd share some of the story with you guys to see what you think. If you'd like to check it out, great! If not, just consider it a shout out to all of the military out there past and present who live and who we've lost and those who left a little behind, emotionally or physically.

God bless!

FACTION

The year is 2025 and the worlds’ governments are focused on eradicating the escalating terrorist threat in the Middle East secretly supported by the demonic Den Malignity. This effort has left Master Sergeant Acker Kinney, a Special Ops Medic, scarred and short an arm, forever changed.

When Acker is attacked by a demonic minion while recovering from his wounds in a military hospital, he is saved by Knights from the Society of the Enlightened. Soon he will be one of them; men and women blessed by God with countless lifetimes of knowledge and rediscovered powers.

The Society and the Den Malignity, enemies in an eternal struggle, must react when other factions, long thought banished or destroyed, rise to reclaim what was theirs. The Society and its knights must determine in this changed landscape who their allies and enemies are as factions vie for a stake in the world’s destiny.

The schemes of gods, the desires of demons, the powers of nature, myth, and the supernatural – all set forth to control a world the Society has sworn to protect. This is Faction.

HOW YOU CAN GET A COPY
Order direct - http://www.dimestoredistro.com. Look up Faction, or item DSP-I09-F0. You can download for $2.00 or purchase the printed version for $3.50 plus postage BEFORE AUGUST 31st!
a. PRINT COPY - http://www.dimestoredistro.com/faction-0-2274.html
b. PDF DOWNLOAD - http://www.dimestoredistro.com/faction-0-dl-2275.html




August 6th, 2009  
rattler
 
 
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Will help you to market your product...!

For forums, go like this (I am admin in various forums, so this is just a personal take, but I realize it is established statistics that work):

1. Read Rules
2. introduce yourself
3. post something in topics that meet your interest and where you can contribute
4. make friends

Up to here, probably a month has gone by, well invested!

5. Explain your issue to Admins, hear them out and listen to their advice (as it it is mil they surely wil give you some space)
6. drop your product as an add-on to other posts
7. IF and WHEN you get response, talk to admins again to get a section/topic, with their support your ads will go much better.

To say it plainly: First Posts Ad´s are usually frowned upon by admins/mods.

My 2 EuroCents

Rattler
August 6th, 2009  
TheLastBard
 
Gotcha and message received! I was just out trying to spread the word because, well, I'm excited about the whole thing.
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August 6th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Yeah anyway.................Marines don't have Medics............They have Navy Corpsmen.....................who are Petty Officers.
August 6th, 2009  
TheLastBard
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Yeah anyway.................Marines don't have Medics............They have Navy Corpsmen.....................who are Petty Officers.
In the Marine Special Forces, there is a medic program.

Oh, just to follow up on the Marine medic thing... Ft. Bragg has a 22 week program to train Marines to be Special Ops Medics. There may not be many of them, but they're out there!
August 7th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Huh..................yeah. The Special Operations Combat Medic Course at Bragg is an advanced course for Navy Hospital Corpsmen assigned to MARSOC, not for Marines assigned to MARSOC as shooters. You have to be a qaulified Corpsman /Medic to attend the course.

BTW: Marines don't have Special Forces. Thats the Army.
August 15th, 2009  
TheLastBard
 
Um..... United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC)? Started up in 2005 and does special recon, foreign defense, counter-terrorism, and unconventional warfare.

As far as the medic thing goes, I would figure (and did some research on the subject) that Marines CAN have some combat medical training, correct?

If anyone is interested in reading some reviews...
http://forums.projectfanboy.com/showthread.php?t=3945http://herospy.com/2009/faction-0-review/http://makeitsomarketing.tripod.com/popularcultureblog/index.blog?from=20090805http://interestingfodder.typepad.com/interesting_fodder/2009/08/faction-issue-0-promises-more-awesomeness-to-come.htmlhttp://siskoid.blogspot.com/2009/08/submitted-for-review-faction-0.htmlhttp://www.comixtreme.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49084http://comicrelated.com/news/2676/faction-0http://liambradley.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/faction-0-review/http://www.majorspoilers.com/archives/21408.htm/ <-- more an FYI than reviewhttp://fbombcast.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/faction-0-the-familiar-and-fantastical/

MARSOC is Special Forces, though. Has been since 2005, hasn't it?

Also, wouldn't you figure that Marines WOULD have some advanced medic training, at least some?
August 16th, 2009  
AFSteliga
 
 
MARSOC would be considered a Special Operations Force, but they are NOT Special Forces. The Special Forces is a unit within the US Army, also known as the Green Berets.

As for the combat medical training, I wouldn't be able to answer that without pulling something out of thin air. However, it is reasonable to assume that combat troops (Marines or otherwise) would have, at the very least, First Aid training. Again, I can't answer for sure seeing as I'm not a combat troop. 03, you have another take on this?
August 17th, 2009  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AFSteliga
MARSOC would be considered a Special Operations Force, but they are NOT Special Forces. The Special Forces is a unit within the US Army, also known as the Green Berets.

As for the combat medical training, I wouldn't be able to answer that without pulling something out of thin air. However, it is reasonable to assume that combat troops (Marines or otherwise) would have, at the very least, First Aid training. Again, I can't answer for sure seeing as I'm not a combat troop. 03, you have another take on this?

You get advanced combat life saver training as a MARSOC shooter. Not Medic/Corpsman/ Aid Man training. Medical personnel in MARSOC are Navy Corpsman, they attend the Special Operations Combat Medic course at Bragg.When they attend they attend under the auspices of MARSOC,

Lastbard I'm fully aware of what MARSOC is when it was founded, what it's mission is and who is assigned. You are wrong, the Marine Corps does not have Medics. Marines do not attend SOCM course at Bragg because you have to be a Corpsman/Medic already to attend the course, it's an advanced course.

MARSOC is a Special Operations Force, SEAL's Special Operations Force, PJ & CCT's Special Operations Force, ................

United States Army Special Forces are the Special Forces............................get right or go home.

MARSOC= Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command again last bard your wrong.
August 18th, 2009  
TheLastBard
 
Ok, cool, I'm wrong.
 


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