To be entirely honest though, the more I tracked the book's progress the less I thought it would be my sort of thing. The main character is named Lady America and, as you might expect, wears a great big white star on her outfit (seen below). From looking at preview material, it became increasingly clear that The Grenadier's contribution would be minimal and that the bulk of the story would be based in the States and involve American characters. It reached the point that I wondered whether The Grenadier would be included at all aside from perhaps in a group fight scene or some such.
Still...Andrew Collas' (from Montreal) Kickstarter plea was confident and convincing so I made my token contribution in order to receive the first issue.
Of course, when I read the book I wasn't shocked when The Grenadier was a no-show. Regardless, I found that the creative team was telling the type of story I tend to enjoy so I contributed towards the second issue as well.
And it was well worth it! Not only does the story progress very nicely but The Grenadier shows up! Only for a couple of pages, mind you, but it was still good to see him.
I like that nearly everything Grenadier says suggests a lengthy history and friendship between these two characters. It's only one page, but it contains plenty of talk of trust and doing the right thing because it's the right thing to do. Heroic.
I don't know how much more we'll see of The Grenadier going forward. I'm going to continue to anticipate that we won't see him at all and hope to again be pleasantly surprised.
I'm also going to continue to support Zenith Comics Presents: Heroic because, at the end of the day, it's a quality product. If you want in, they are currently offering the books on a "pay what you want" basis on DriveThru Comics.