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All-Negro Comics commemorates 75 years with a Prestige Hardcover

All-Negro Comics

75 years ago journalist Orrin C. Evans led a talented team of cartoonists to create All-Negro Comics #1, the first comic book anthology of original Black characters created by Black talent with the express purpose of entertaining while rejecting harmful stereotypes and pushing boundaries in the industry. All-Negro Comics #1 returns via Kickstarter, with an archival reprint of the landmark artifact in sequential storytelling history, along with new stories by Black creators.

All-Negro Comics #1 was released in 1947, only eight years after Action Comics #1, six years after Captain America #1, and a whole 19 years before Black Panther hit the pages of Fantastic FourAll-Negro Comics #1 should be among those revered moments in comic book history, but the original print run was quickly removed from newsstands, and in the present day, Superman and Black Panther are recognized everywhere while All-Negro Comics is a factoid that cannot be easily found or read.  

Chris Robinson has assembled an incredible team of current creators to help. Multi-award-winning illustrator Tony Washington has digitally remastered the complete Golden Age comic, while new stories are contributed by Deron Bennett, David Brothers, Jasmine Hatcher, Ryan Marlow, Sharean Morishita, Shawn Pryor, and Zipporah B. Smith.

The All-Negro Comics 75th Anniversary Edition is an 88-page hardcover with brand new prose and comics, featuring the All-Negro Comics characters, by notable Black creators of today and new essays that provide historical and cultural context. 

Robinson also aims to make this hardcover available to communities everywhere through schools, libraries, and detention centers through multiple pledge tiers – a unique opportunity with this Kickstarter campaign. There are several ways to receive the book:  $20 for a digital PDF, $35 for hardcover, and a $50 pledge secures two copies in a “1 for you, 1 for them” initiative – one copy for the purchaser and one which the campaign team will donate to a community reading center with a bonus teaching guide. The top tier is a $75 pledge for an exclusive illustrated dust jacket, hand-numbered and signed by the contemporary creators plus a standard hardcover donated to a community reading center. Retailers will also have the opportunity for a bundle discount. A special $45 bundle includes the anniversary hardcover plus Fearless Future vol. 1 and vol. 2., two rare sci-fi anthologies featuring the early work of some of today’s brightest creators like Declan Shalvey, Ricardo Lopez-Ortiz, Paulina Ganucheau, Derek Fridolfs, Kendall Goode, Sebastian Girner, Ian Herring, and many more!

Wild River Comics launches horror title Lurker in time for Halloween!

Having introduced readers to Daughters of Albion earlier this summer, London-based creative studio Wild River Comics are back with a fresh Kickstarter campaign for their new horror title, Lurker!

A cross between Uncle Creepy and Bob from Twin Peaks, Lurker is a shadowy figure who acts as both host and instigator for the stories he presents. Issue #1, subtitled Harriet Is A Tree, is a suitably unsettling introduction to the character through the tale of young Harriet and her mother.

Joining Beanie Aurora White for Lurker’s debut outing is artist Anna Readman, colorist Tanya Roberts, letterer Cardinal Rae, and editor Martin Eden. The Kickstarter edition of the comic comes with two gorgeous covers – a regular edition by artist Abigail Harding, and an exclusive variant by Paula Andrade – along with a host of other incentives.

Backers can choose between various tiers – ranging from digital and print editions of the comic to a Lurker T-shirt and Daughters of Albion catch-up pack. In addition to those offerings, there are six higher tier slots for dedicated fans – five of which come with a page of Anna Readman’s original art, and one that features Abigail Harding’s original cover art for issue #1.

Northwest Press kickstarts A Home Without

A Home Without

The first new book project from Northwest Press since 2020—an autobiographical fiction graphic novel by Don Gaddis called A Home Without—has launched on Kickstarter!

This beautiful watercolor graphic novel explores the tumultuous, heartbreaking, hopeful, and tender story of River, a young boy growing up in the Bible Belt in Georgia. His father’s rages grow ever more dangerous, year after year, throwing the household into chaos… until things reach a breaking point. In the end, the children are forced to take on the emotional responsibilities that their own parents will not.

The campaign will run through October 2, and features rewards like:

  • Digital and print editions of A Home Without
  • Print editions at a lower price for early pledges
  • Signed copies of the book
  • Retailer packs of the book at a special wholesale discount
  • Original art from the book by Don Gaddis
A Home Without

Ryan K Lindsay and Louie Joyce’s A Fistful of Pain gets a teaser trailer

A Fistful of Pain is a large-format, one-shot graphic novella about VENGEANCE, DRAGONS and SIBLING RIVALRY from award-winning Ryan K Lindsay and Louie Joyce.

Xin and Sloane spent their childhood fighting over the family pet — Gilgamesh, a four-ton, fire-breathing dragon. The family is torn apart when Sloane betrays her family for a life of crime, leaves her sister for dead, and steals Gilgamesh, forever corrupting the creature’s heart. Now in their stark future, the estranged sisters reunite for a final knock-down-drag-out kung fu battle to settle accounts.

Critically acclaimed creator-owned comics publisher ComixTribe is offering this stunning piece of innovative sequential storytelling is available now on Kickstarter in a European-style, large-format die-cut foil-enhanced hardcover edition, with softcover and digital versions also available. A Fistful of Pain is a breathtaking tale perfect for fans of stylish kung-fu fight comics. The Kickstarter campaign runs from August 16 to September 10, 2022.

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom based on the true story of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom

The Cargo Rebellion: Those Who Chose Freedom is a new graphic novel of the 1852 Robert Bowne Rebellion in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their American captor and slave trader. The graphic novel by Ben Barson, Jason Oliver Chang, and Alexis Dudden is raising funds on Kickstarter now.

Bold and exciting, this graphic tale of mutiny on the high seas tells the true story of the Robert Bowne Rebellion of 1852—in which indentured Chinese men overthrew their captor and slave trader the American businessman Captain Leslie Bryson. This stand against American capitalism and the global economy that profited from exploitation and death. This often-overlooked part of history is brought to life through lively prose and meticulous research of archival material, with wonderful graphic illustration by Kim Inthavong. The Cargo Rebellion does lasting justice to the memory of the hundreds of thousands of Chinese and South Asian workers were indentured in the “coolie trade,” in hope of building a movement where human slavery can be abolished forever.

Published by PM Press, you can get a physical copy for just $17 and shipping.

BOOM! celebrates 10 Years of Evil with The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library Kickstarter

Ten years ago, master storyteller Mark Waid – aided across more than 60 issues by founding artist and Eisner Award nominee Peter Krause alongside other artistic collaborators including Diego Barreto, Marcio Takara, Paul Azaceta, and more – delivered the long-awaited final chapter to the Eisner Award-winning saga that brought the once-sterling world of superheroes to new depths of darkness: Irredeemable.

Now, BOOM! brings the three interlocking narratives of the Irredeemable mythos – the original Irredeemable run, plus its hit companion series, Incorruptible, and the spiritual successor co-created by Waid and Krause, Insufferable – together for the first time in The Complete Irredeemable Deluxe Edition Library.

It is available now on Kickstarter collecting each series in deluxe hardcovers along with limited edition printings of the first issues with all-new artwork by InHyuk Lee. The campaign also features upgrades and extras featuring new contributions from John Cassaday, Howard Chaykin, Barry Kitson, Waid, and Krause.

Over the course of the pre-order campaign, BOOM! Studios will be unveiling even more surprises with Stretch Goals that include brand-new covers for all three hardcover volumes by original series cover artist and Eisner Award winner John Cassaday and the promise of  “a major announcement for the future of the Irredeemable franchise” with more to be revealed over the next 30 days.

The Bunny is Back! Scout Comics 1st Official Kickstarter, Stabbity Bunny Vol. 1 & 2, is Now Live!

Scout Comics‘ first official Scout Comics Kickstarter campaign is NOW LIVE!  The rapidly growing indie-comics publisher continues to expand their marketing and distribution venues with an initiative that will give the Kickstarter community direct access to some of their most exciting upcoming projects. 

Stabbity Bunny volumes one and two are now being offered, plus signed copies and many other unique items are also available. We even have a few early bird specials that expire soon! Back the campaign now!

Stabbity Bunny Vol. 1 & 2

Unboxing: Marvel Dice Throne

The Kickstarter for Marvel Dice Throne is here! We honestly don’t remember what we ordered so go through the box and see what’s inside.

This is just the first impression and there’s much more to come!

Let us know what you think of Dice Throne and where we should start to learn and any advice or anything else we should get!

(via Board Game Today)

Exclusive: Get a peek at exclusive process art for The Golem of Venice Beach from Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

This week on Kickstarter, superstar artists Michael Allred, Stephen R. Bissette, Jae Lee, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Bill Sienkiewicz, and legendary letterer Clem Robins teamed up with rising star artist Vanessa Cardinali and debut comic book writer Chanan Beizer for the all-new graphic novel, The Golem of Venice Beach.

The 152-page epic story about the adventures of a 400-year-old Golem spans from 16th century Europe, to the horrors of World War II, to modern day Venice Beach, where the Golem has become entangled in a war between a gang and the police. Both a riveting narrative and a celebration of Southern California, The Golem of Venice Beach has already hit its funding mark on Kickstarter and shows no sign of stopping!

We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes process art for the book from artists Paul Pope, Mike Allred, and Jae Lee!

Mike Allred

Jae Lee

Paul Pope

A rejected logo by Bill Sienkiewicz

The Golem of Venice Beach features:

  • A wrap-around cover and a seven-page prologue by artist Bill Sienkiewicz (Moon Knight) that showcases the Golem’s creation in the year 1580.
  • A 10-page flashback sequence by Jae Lee (The Inhumans) and colorist June Chung that depicts how the Golem was resurrected during World War Two.
  • A 2-page spread and map of Venice Beach that captures everything weird and wonderful about the bohemian spirit that permeates the neighborhood by Michael Allred and colorist Laura Allred (Madman). 
  • An eerie phantasmagoria by Stephen R. Bissette (Saga of the Swamp Thing).
  • A 2 page-splash page by Nick Pitarra (the creator of the highly anticipated Ax-Wielder Jon) that features every single person who is on panel in the book in one huge, cinematic crowd shot.
  • A stunning 2-page portrait, featuring the iconic Santa Monica Pier by Paul Pope (Battling Boy) and colorist Lovern Kindzierski. 
  • Over 100 pages of gorgeous art by the book’s main artist, Vanessa Cardinali.

The campaign ends Friday, July 1st.

The Boys Omnibuses and Comics Come to Kickstarter

With the latest season of The Boys recently launched, Dynamite has announced a great new way for fans to jump into The Boys comic books and binge the original stories alongside the third season, with a pop-up shop on Kickstarter offering a ton of options to match everyone’s interests, including the deluxe way to read the series and rare collectible comics.

The Boys is now one of the biggest phenomena in the world, with Amazon’s smash hit TV adaptation on Prime Video. Now fans new and old can experience the original comic series for the first time, or once more in the most premium package. Also produced in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the series, The Boys oversized omnibuses are a deluxe presentation set of three hardcovers. The books measure at 7.4 by 11.1 inches, with larger pages and a dust jacket in the popular format for collectors. Writer and co-creator Garth Ennis played a role in bringing these volumes to life, and they will pair well for those readers who may already own his celebrated work on titles like PreacherPunisher, and Hellblazer in this form.

Across the three volumes, the entire 90 issue saga that ran from 2006 to 2012 is reprinted. The core story is joined in each volume by extras, including introductions, script excerpts, art process, and a gallery of every alternate cover. Each volume is around 800 pages. The first includes issues #1-30. Then the second includes #31-47, as well as both six issue companion miniseries Herogasm and Highland Laddie. With the former being a crucial part of the new third season. Lastly, the third book includes #48-72 and Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1-6.

On Kickstarter, all three volumes are available individually or all together for a deal. All are also available signed by writer Garth Ennis or artist Darick Robertson, or the ultimate collector’s package of all three signed by both. There will be limited stock available on some of the rarest previous The Boys collectible comics.

In addition to the omnibuses, Dynamite is offering three special limited edition The Boys comics. Collectors can get Herogasm #1, Highland Laddie #1, and Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1 as logo-less “virgin” variants. This variation on the comics has never before been offered, and the kickoffs to these three essential miniseries are not to be missed. With spotlights on central characters Billy Butcher and Wee Hughie, as well as the most debaucherous and controversial story in the series, to be adapted on screen.

These limited time offers are also ideal for signed copies, and CGC grading to increase and ensure their longterm value as collectibles. Dynamite is directly offering these options for collectors. Holofoil editions of each limited to only 100 copies will be a great grail for The Boys fans.

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