Jake….sounds like you know something about these programs.
Let me see…in the current novella - DJ is the main protagonist. He is an ex-Marine, the ground forces of the Fleet, going undercover as a bounty hunter. In my future, UNCF—United Nations Coalition Forces—is the prominent power on Earth. I have the Coalition military divided into Fleet (ie Navy and Airforce) and Strike (Army and any other ground forces they absorbed).
The other main two sidekicks are: Stephanie ie ‘El Gato’ a CIA—Coalition Intelligence Agency - agent that has gone rogue (kinda - she still works and reports to her handler, he just no longer reports to the Agency). She wears something closer to the outfit of ‘The Black Widow’ from the recent Avengers movie. She is also a master at Parkour and several other martial arts.
Then there is Jagger Jax - notorious thief and pirate. He was cleared by Presidential pardon in the first book when it became known that a doppelganger had been masquerading as him for almost a year. Unfortunately for Jax, everyone in the Underworld thinks he’s a squealer, so they won’t deal with him (on pain of death) and the general public recognizes him everywhere he goes.
Iaido ‘Achilles’ Spartan - only makes several appearances in this novella. He would be the one wearing the black and silver Coalition Rapier (or Katana) Armor w/ the skull (think Punisher) on the opaque faceplate of his helmet. He would also have prominentlyly displayed on his armor an Omega symbol in homage to his lost squadmates—Omega Squadron. After all, he is the Last Spartan (for more on this see my 1st book).
On the antagonists side - we have the SS - Saturn Sheriffs - the police force of the Saturn System and the SIS - Saturn Intelligence Service - the covert and enforcement arm of the SS. Yes, they use the stylied twin lightning bolts as thier symbol.
I hope this helps.
O yes, this is perfect. Your books are sounding more and more interesting. I think I may need to buy one and read it. But one more thing. I assume you have a description of their appearance (like do they have a beard, scar, muscular or skinny, curtain hair style or color) because from my experience with writing, I know you have already described their appearance in book 1. So making a cover with characters that don’t match your already fleshed out characters will not work for a cover for the next book unless you say they changed appearance.
So what does DJ “look” like: Since he is an ex-marine, he probably looks muscular and hard edged, right?
Stephanie is blond but can change hair color. So I assume you want her to look basically like The black widow (long-ish hair style and black skintight suit)? If so, that’s all I need to know.
Jagger Jax (Cool name by the way) is a thief and a “squealer” so he must be more slim and quick on his feet. Maybe a little shorter than DJ?
Iaido is like a background character so he’s more mysterious. I assume he has no identity since he wears the suit all the time? Just guessing. Since he only appears once in a while, he would be known as the “black suit guy” and not have much description about his appearance to far beyond that.
Saturn Sheriffs are self explanatory (futuristic cop outfits)
SIS have similar appearance to the SS suits but with the lightning bolt as their emblem.
Reason why I ask this is because I am trying to make a group cover image that summarizes the characters in the story. Just need a little more info on how the main people look so to stay true to your story.