“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”

–Sir Winston Churchill

World War II was a complex time, at once horrifying and inspiring. It was a time of true heroism and despicable villainy, of great leaders and terrible atrocities, of despair and hope. This is the time within which we humbly set our tale.

“The Specialists” asks what would happen if the Nazis had succeeded in developing the Übermensch – their superhuman ideal – using eugenics programs and the occult. How would the Allies have responded? How would the outcome of the war be affected?

Today you can read the first few pages of our story. Click the “Start Here” link on the right to get started, and come back every Monday for another installment. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

We’re new to this, so we’d love to get your feedback. Please let us know how we’re doing, whether that’s good or bad. You can leave comments on individual blog posts or comic pages, or you can email me at shawn@thespecialistscomic.com or my partner Al at al@thespecialistscomic.com. Al is responsible for all of the art and half of the story, so he’s a busy guy, but he may post a blog entry from time to time.

So welcome to The Specialists. We’re excited that you’re here, and we hope you come back often in the weeks and months ahead.