Welcome to the Legion!
Beauty and the Beast's Austin Basis visits the Legion of Leia podcast to talk The KINETIX

Beauty and the Beast's Austin Basis visits the Legion of Leia podcast to talk The KINETIX

On this week’s Legion of Leia podcast, myself and co-host Anastasia Washington welcome Austin Basis (Beauty and the BeastSupernaturalCurb Your Enthusiasm)! Austin is Kickstarting a pretty amazing project right now and I’m so psyched for you guys to check it out! The project is called The KINETIX, a comic book series about an amazing group of high school kids who are superheroes by night. All of these kids have disabilities and those disabilities actually create their superpowers! You can check out the Kickstarter here, and you can watch the promo video below.

Austin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a kid and works closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) as a celebrity ambassador to raise money and awareness for diabetes research. He’s also a super cool guy!

Beauty and the Beast's Austin Basis visits the Legion of Leia podcast to talk The KINETIX

The KINETIX is a comic book series about a remarkable group of high school kids with disabilities, who are students by day and a team of superheroes by night. These “disabilities” are the very source from which their superpowers emerge. If you have what the world sees as a “disability”, we believe you innately have a greater potential energy than those that don’t have one. You carry that energy with you at all times and have the power to turn it into kinetic energy, and use it for good. The KINETIX isn’t an after-school special. These are flawed, three-dimensional characters with a full range of emotions. But they don’t get bitter- they make the world better!

You can follow Austin on Twitter and Instagram @AustinBasis. You can follow The KINETIX on Twitter and Instagram @The_KINETIX and check out the Facebook page here!

Check out the Kickstarter and let us know what you think of the podcast in the comments. May the Force be with you!

About author View all posts

Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.