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Old 06-14-12, 01:40 PM
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The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

They have one in Video Games Talk, so why not one for us too?

Here are two I'm currently backing:

Sullivan's Sluggers: It's a book about a minor league baseball team that finds themselves fighting for their lives against zombies or demons or something. Whatever. It looks awesome. Written by Mark Andrew Smith (Gladstone's School for World Conquerors, the New Brighton Archeological Society, and the Amazing Joy Buzzards) and illustrated by James Stokoe (Orc Stain). This thing is off the hook intense, and it's been successful enough that the book is going to be a slip-cased hardcover.

Warning -- less than 48 hours to go on this Kickstarter, so pledge now if you want in on it!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-graphic-novel

Sidekicks: About five years ago, Paul Jenkins and Chris Moreno did a great book about a poor schlub who is a sidekick to four different superheroes. It was hilarious, and now they're bringing it back. I would compare it to (in art style and tone) Chew, but set in a superhero universe with characters like The Living Sherbet, Claude Balls, Dinosaur Hunter ("When mankind eventually clones dinosaurs, Claude Balls will be ready"), and Bitch Slap ("If Green Lantern were a pimp, this is what he would look like.")

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1803036765/sidekick
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

If you like Comics, Movies and Horror...then you might like this. I am a fan of HorrorHound's magazine. They do great spreads showing all kinds of collectables for horror movies and series so this book should look pretty damn good.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...m_content=HTML

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Halftone Horrors: The History of Horror Movie Comic Books is a labor of love from a team of lifelong horror and comic book fans. From the makers of HorrorHound Magazine, this hardbound full-color book is set to be the most comprehensive guide to the merging worlds of horror cinema and comic books. This guide takes you through the early days of Dell, Charlton, and Gold Key Comics ... from the crazy Indie-fueled '80s and '90s (Aircel, Blackthorne, Adventure) ... to the new millennium resurgence of the art form (Boom!, Dynamite, IDW). As fans of this industry, we thought "how cool it would be if someone created a book detailing the history of every horror movie-based comic ever produced"? ... Then we remembered, thanks to the decades of research and 15 years producing HorrorHound Magazine, we had the resources to make it a reality! Over the past eight months HorrorHound Editor-in-Chief Nathan Hanneman began to piece together that history, in an effort to deliver the most exhaustive guide to the subject ever imagined.

"I have always been a huge supporter of reference and history guides – especially ones that revolve around the world of collecting. If the idea of owning a companion guide to an entire world of collectibles means as much to you as it does to me, then this will be a priceless option and possession to have. It was an important challenge I wanted to take on. While we have been working on this book for years, finishing it was never a time-manageable opportunity. The pandemic shut-down of 2020 was a sobering reminder that you shouldn't delay your hopes and goals. I used my time quarantined in my home office to finally bring this project to reality. With help from Kickstarter backers, we can bring it to the masses." – Nathan Hanneman (author)
An example of what Halftone Horrors has to offer ... this 240-page Hardcover is designed to tell the history of horror cinema as viewed through the world of comics. To take readers on a journey to learn how the industry evolved over time. Not only to find out how characters from our favorite scary movies were translated to the funny pages, but to also follow their journey from publisher to publisher – either in adapted format or all-new stories and adventures. All the heavyweights of the horror industry are included, from such films as Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Puppet Master, The Lost Boys, Final Destination, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, Hatchet ... the fun isn't just tracing the comic book history of these iconic films and the companies who brought them to life, but to hunt down the rarest of titles as well. Helping fans not only discover comics they never knew existed, but films as well. When working on this project over the years, we were amazed at some of the films that somehow received comic treatment. Titles like The Giant Spider Invasion, The Brain that Wouldn't Die, Freaks, The Monster Club, The Deep, The Willies, Street Trash, Waxwork, Motel Hell, The Orphan Killer, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. This book features over 600 titles – and thousands of images archiving the history of this exciting industry. We have presented a few example pages below just to give you an idea of what's in store. Remember. This is but 10 pages ... of a 240-page history of horror comics!


Tried to post some pix of the book and what it looked like but couldn't get them to show up. Hit the link.
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

That actually looks fantastic for horror comic fans. $35 for a hardcover copy. Looks like it will meet its first funding goal.
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

Heavy Rotation, a comic about 80s college DJs:

HEAVY ROTATION by Shelly Bond — Kickstarter

This one's only got two days left and has already met the requirement, but I donated anyway just to get the book and the swag.
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

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Heavy Rotation, a comic about 80s college DJs:

HEAVY ROTATION by Shelly Bond ó Kickstarter

This one's only got two days left and has already met the requirement, but I donated anyway just to get the book and the swag.
Same. For $12 you get quite a bit.
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

I recently backed Tex (Italian Western, about halfway to its goal halfway through the campaign so I’m concerned about it) and Athena Voltaire (throwback pulp adventure, has blown past the target and hit most of its stretch goals).

A bunch of my kickstarters have gone fine, but I’m still waiting on four. One (Dreadstar) is behind but promising to send soon. One (Maggie the Cat) never delivered, but the organizer of a subsequent Mike Grell project said they’d send my stuff, but they haven’t. Another couple were organized by the now-infamous Drew Ford, who did send PDFs but keeps begging for money through various channels so I’m very skeptical of those. The last three soured me on KS so I went a while without backing anything.
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Iíve had a surprisingly good Kickstarter track record. The Arsenic Lullabies campaign took like six years, but I eventually got my stuff. John Kís Cans campaign was a mess and I never got my short, but I only donated $1, and the short eventually made its way to YouTube.

Last yearís Rifftrax campaign had its live shows delayed a year, but due to the pandemic thatís understandable.
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I saw the Heavy Rotation and backed that one. Pretty much the time period I was in college listening to that music so interested to see what it shows. Also came across a Jack Katz kickstarter surprised he was still with us.
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Re: The One and Only Kickstarter Comics Thread

Not a comic, but there’s a documentary about Mike Mignola being made, which is closing in on $200,000 raised and it’s only been up for about 24 hours.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...lm/description
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