And very soon I will release the linework of a mock comic-cover (which I probably never continue, Im THAT lazy xD).
And now, for a little background into MY universe.
The 24th Century. Humans have begun to spread across the Sol System. Without an FTL capable drive, it takes weeks, even months to reach nearby worlds. Earth is united under a government, known as the United Earth Alliance (also known as the Allies or the Allied Nations). This international government controls the underlying colonies of Earth and the Moon.
Mars has been terraformed in the last century, using breakthrough technology introduced in the late 22nd Century. The world is teeming with genetically-altered plants which provide food and continuous supply of breathing gas for the colonists.
In the year 2356, relations between the newly-formed Federation of Mars and the Allied Nations are tensioned. For some reason (I'll tell you next time xD), the Allies and the Federation go to war. A 10-year struggle carries on.
Year 3 of war, the Dimensional Drive, under Project Infinity is developed by the Allies. The drive is quickly installed on all allied warships, giving the allies the advantage of instantaneously jumping in an attack fleet, instead of cruising space for weeks on end. This technology is brought to the Martians during year 4 of the war, after examining the wreckage of the UES Hamas Naku, a small fleet destroyer which was captured by a Martian boarding party. It housed the entire plans needed for the Dimensional Drive, and the Martians adapted accordingly.
Year 7, Echo Squad is formed. (This, along with Kestrel Squadron, would form the focal point of my comics and fics). This special operations squad quickly gains various victories against Federation forces. They serve aboad the UES Titan, CVS-550.
Year 8, the invasion of Earth. Martian forces quickly gain territory on Earth, and quickly spread across the world. Knowing that a full victory on Earth is unlikely, Martian forces withdraw and allow the Allies to lick their wounds. They take the time to increase their military strength.
Year 9, Operation Overlord 2. Late in the year, Allied forces drop SpecOps Commandoes into Mars, including Echo, to secure landing sites and detroy key facilities.
Year 10. Operation Overlord 2 begins. Massive landings on Mars by Allied forces. Raging battles ensure. The Martians surrender in September that year. Both Allies and the remaining Federation put down their weapons. Fighting stops.
2 years of peace follows.
The Alien War.
An attack from an unknown source decimates Phobos base and heads directly to Earth. The bulk of the United Earth Home Fleet is dispatched. Most of the fleet is lost, but the alien warship is destroyed.
Meanwhile, the UES Titan, on patrol in at the outer edges of Sol, finds an unknown vessel of alien origin. The ship is boarded by Echo and it is revealed that the ship was sent by a race known as the (something, will post name later, will call them X for now). The X library ships are one of the few remaining X FTL Ships left. They are fighting a losing war against the invaders, and sent the library ship to earth with technology which can help earth defend itself. They ask humans to help them. Earth FTL tech cannot reach X's planet, and it took the library ship years to reach Earth, arriving just in time for the invasion. X have already been driven back to their homeworld, and cannot defend themselves from the seemingly infinite amounts of invaders.
The library ship is towed to earth. Project Fairytale begins, to obtain as much technology and data from the ship before the invaders strike again........