WHERE TO GET YOUR COPY
The RISE is available digitally at Comixology.com.
Print editions can be purchased at the following establishments:
Austin Books & Comics
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Legacy Comics & Cards
Golden Apple Comics
The Comic Bug
AGENT SAMUEL BENJAMIN FREY
Participated in the Iran Occupation (Marines): 2019-2020
Recruited to the Apex Division in 2023
Frey joined MARSOC (Marine Corps Sp. Ops. Command) in 2020 and became one of the youngest soldiers to ever become a CSO (Critical Skills Operator), where he excelled through all of his training, including, Survive, Evade, Resist and Escape, MARSOF Advanced Sniper Course and Advanced Linguist Course.
Frey has an iron will and is highly intelligent, although he has somewhat less real world experience as most other Apex Agents. Through his prodigious skills and deep training, augmented by the tutelage of his mentor, Neil Traynor, however, Sam Frey could be one of the very best Agents that Apex could hope for.
AGENT NEIL WILSON TRAYNOR
Served in Afghanistan and Iraq (Army): 2005-2009
FBI Counterterrorist Division: 2009-2014
Recruited to the Apex Division in 2014
Traynor is tenacious and inquisitive. His unique background in the Middle East during the so-called War on Terrorism in addition to his history with the CTD, make him a walking paradox: he is both distrustful of the system as well as a true patriot.
Traynor is highly skilled in many forms of armed and unarmed combat, search and rescue, and can operate most non-airborne vehicles without AI assistance. He is also deeply logical and well-trained in investigation.
He has been partnered with Agent Samuel Frey since 2023.
Not much is known about the enigmatic, young man named Aaron. He seems to be affiliated with El Gordo’s forces, but his motivations are questionable.
Adding to this, Aaron’s incredible speed and strength seem somehow… unnatural. Only time will tell what more can be learned about this mysterious combatant.
SENATOR JAMES RAMSEY
U.S. Senator from California since 2022, James Ramsey has been seen as an incorruptible political outsider. His dramatic speeches, centrist views and young family have gained him popularity and influence among the Democratic Party, and is seen by many as the future of the party.
Ramsey’s role in the recent Immigration Reform Act, seems to have made him a powerful enemy in the form of Mexican druglord Guillermo “El Gordo” Martinez. On 09.22.2027, El Gordo’s cartel kidnapped the Senator, killing his wife and son in the process. Ramsey has not been heard from in three days.