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UT graduate launches Kickstarter campaign to publish comic book

“Stealth Hammer” inspired by author’s real-life wife
Issue #2 of Stealth Hammer by Ryan Drost has a kickstarter campaign to finance the...
Issue #2 of Stealth Hammer by Ryan Drost has a kickstarter campaign to finance the self-published comic book.(Tony Geftos)
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:38 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - There’s a new comic book hero and she’s based on the real-life wife of a University of Toledo graduate.

Jami Drost is the inspiration for “Stealth Hammer,” a comic book character who can turn invisible and use her fists as hammers. Jami’s husband, Ryan, created the character.

Ryan also recruited a handful of artists to put together a comic book he self-published. Now Ryan, who graduated from The University of Toledo in 1998, has a Kickstarter campaign to finance issue number two.

“It is based on my wife,” Ryan said. “The character’s name is Jami and that’s the name of my wife as well, and I’ve pulled a lot of elements from family members and everything else as well. So, not only is this a love letter to everything that I grew up with storytelling-wise, there’s nice little references to things that I grew up with, but there’s actually family ties to this.”

Ryan works in a call center by day, then works on Stealth Hammer in his free time. You can follow Stealth Hammer on social media by clicking here and check out the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here.

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