the story begins in the not so distant future in a on a freight liner with a conversation between my main protagonist (at this time discontent with his life, ob , and family) and a coworker moving freight crates with a flying futuristic ship. the coworker is operating the ship gets the crate about 50 yards in the air when a rift (or portal) develops in the front half of the crate being lifted then quickly going away. throwing the ship into a tail spin killing the operator. another portal opens closer to the liner throwing the severed piece of the crate on to the ship causing it to sink. our main character Ben frantically trying to get to safety from the sinking ship. during this time more rifts are opening and closing throwing whatever is in there wake all of the city and the bay. another portal open close to Ben and through it he sees land and safety and decides to go through it. coming out on the other side Ben finds im self changed feeling different/meaningful. he soon realizes that the place he has came to for safty was not the same place he ust was. My main story is set in a steampunk like setting loosely based on victorian london/gangster Chicago called Jasper City. the city is over run by crime and poverty but still some how able to sustain order. in the sky floats another city, a cyberpunk like place called tessanova. he son finds out tessanova and it government are responsible for the collapse and decay of Jasper City. and vows to tip the scales in the correct direction. I need to figure out why Ben seems so interested in saving this city and what Tessanova is doing to make Jasper the way it is. other than that im more interested in other plot holes i may not see.or might run into. any feedback will be thanked! this will be a graphic novel so imagery will be done through illustrations.