When you need to anchor your lead in a new city that he initially hates, you gotta find friends for him. When Tommy moves to Millerton, it’s not fun. Change in routine. Homesickness etc.
Enter NATE BRADY
I’ve only had a chance to show you a couple of scenes with Tommy and Nate, but trust me, I try to make it as fun as I can. Nate is a tried and true friend to Tommy and helps him get adjusted to the big city life. Through a kinship of geekiness, Nate is a nice stabilizing force that gets Tommy through the culture shock of moving from Freebourne City.
When the series opens up, after years of being an officer on the street, Nate is a newly minted detective. The latest in a proud line of cops, Nate has his own legacy to live up to. But this new position has a lot of adjustments Nate wasn’t expecting. On top of that, Nate’s thrown another curveball he wasn’t expecting.
As I said before in other posts, I’m a character guy. In my head there is no minor character. If I’m taking the time to introduce a character, I can give you their life history. Nate is no different. In fact, there are times that Nate is probably the co-Star to Tommy’s lead. Seeing how he and Tommy have started new directions in their life roughly at the same time, the next couple of stories should be fun.
A lifelong comics fan, Mike W. Belcher is the writer/artist of MAN IN THE MASK. A story he's had with him for over 20 years.