We here at Comic Watch want to highlight and support those projects across the various platforms, especially those projects that still need a push along with those stretch goals.
Monster Forge Presents: gHosts
Monster Forge Productions assembles a creative team and character line-up from other universes for this Halloween Special One-Shot!
Days Left: 12
INvestigator Nita Hawes is drawn into a decades old missing child case when she’s sent a mysterious VHS tape featuring horror hosts Count Crowley, Vamp, Doctor Fearless, Desdemona, Uncle Monster and Ms. Halloween. The hosts do what they can to guide her recovery mission but even with their help, Nita may find herself lost in a Halloween nightmare if she can’t solve this case!
If you’re a fan of pop culture today, you’d be hard pressed NOT to have run across the work of the team behind The Monster Forge Halloween Special: gHosts!. Did you enjoy The Suicide Squad? Get a rush from Winning Time? Are you a fan of cosplay? Actor David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Ant-Man), Writer/Executive Producer Rodney Barnes (HBO’s Winning Time, American Gods, Killadelphia), and cosplay legend Leanna Vamp lend their character creations to this multi-versal team up.
The team on writing and art duties is equally as impressive. Written by Cullen Bunn (X-Men, Venom) and Shannon Eric Denton (Founder, Monster Forge Productions) with art by David Hartman (Rob Zombie, Phantasm Ravager) and Chynna Clugston Flores (Scooby Doo, Lumberjanes), this one-shot is a story eerily well suited for the horror of Halloween.
Written by Shannon Eric Denton and Cullen Bunn, with art by Rob Zombie artist David Hartman, and featuring the creations of David Dastmalchian (Count Crowley), Eisner-nominated Rodney Barnes (Nita Hawes), Vamp (Vamp), Cullen Bunn (Shock Shop), and Chynna Clugston Flores (Ms. Halloween), this is the only place you can get physical copies of this prestige hardover
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Conan the Barbarian – Colossal Edition
Days Left: 13
Boasting more than 190 pages of original art reproduced at their original size, allowing every detail to sing — every muscle, every sword, every drop of blood and bead of sweat — the book presents glorious full-color reproductions of the original art, from inked lineart to beautiful gray washes, and even vivid paintings from the Cimmerian’s comic book adventures.
Art this good needs a worthy presentation — and master designer IAN CHALGREN (as seen on Cartoon Kayfabe) pulled out all the stops, with brand-new text pieces by writer, editor, and comics historian CHRIS RYALL (Mighty Marvel Calendar Book: A Visual History), and an original introduction by ROY THOMAS, unparalleled scribe of these timeless tales of the world’s most popular barbarian.
CONAN THE BARBARIAN – COLOSSAL EDITION is divided into three sections; the first three each shine a torchlight on the work of one of the greatest sword-and-sorcery artists of all time: JOHN BUSCEMA, GIL KANE, and BARRY WINDSOR-SMITH. Each section pulls pages from the decades of incomparable artistry that filled the pages of CONAN THE BARBARIAN, KING CONAN, THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, GIANT-SIZE CONAN, SAVAGE TALES, WHAT IF, CONAN THE BARBARIAN MOVIE SPECIAL, and more!
Finally, the book concludes with an extended section of key pages by other incredible artists — some regularly associated with CONAN and some thrilling surprises, including: ART ADAMS, NEAL ADAMS, ALFREDO ALCALA, ENRIQUE ALCATENA, ERNIE CHAN, HOWARD CHAYKIN, JOE CHOIDO, TIM CONRAD, GEOF ISHERWOOD, GARY KWAPISZ, JIM LEE, ESTEBAN MAROTO, JOHN MCCREA, RUDY NEBRES, ALEX NINO, KEVIN NOWLAN, TONY SALMONS, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, ALEX TOTH, and JORGE ZAFFINO.
In collaboration with Zoop, we present two special covers of CONAN THE BARBARIAN – COLOSSAL EDITION, neither of which will be available in stores: the Zoop-Exclusive JIM LEE cover and the JOHN BUSCEMA wraparound cover, with a limited amount signed by the legendary ROY THOMAS!
Days Left: 5
Beginning in the Pacific Northwest after the Dunn children suffer the tragic loss of their father. Instead of burying him, they go the route of an affordable new method of laying your loved ones to rest called Going Green, which composts the remains into soil as a greener alternative. Shortly after, their lives begin to change dramatically as their formerly deceased dad is reincarnated as a plant-hybrid creature. Meanwhile, a dangerous, kaiju-like hive mind comprised of the reanimated remains of the town’s deceased, is beginning to uproot as an internal battle wages within its ecosystem of conflicting personalities.
GOING GREEN will appeal to fans of genre properties such as Stranger Things or Something Is Killing The Children. This story leans into the terrifying, while also telling a story about death, second chances, and family. Intended for a mature audience, its strong themes about what it takes to keep a family together through troubling times should resonate with a variety of readers.
This is an idea we’ve been bouncing back and forth for years, and it’s one that we couldn’t let die. We love this idea, and we want to maintain ownership over it. The only way to do that is to take it direct-to-consumer, and by doing so, we are still in control of the art and the way the story is told and marketed. This is the first indie comics crowdfunder we’ve done, and we wanted to do it with the support of readers like you who believe in the project and in us and our abilities to tell this story.
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YouTube’s Captain Midnight presents a supernatural tale of the sea.
Days Left: 4
Following coordinates given to them by a mysterious soothsayer, the crew of the HMS Pontus embark on the most dangerous journey of their lives. Led by the cold and calculating Captain Willett and loaded with a brig full of pirates, tensions have never been higher. On the Binary Sea, threats lurk where sailors least expect them.
This first issue of Binary Sea, The HMS Pontus has been sent on a mission that no one aboard can truly understand. On a ship filled with weary sailors, British officers, and captured pirates, something has to give. Binary Sea is a science-fiction-infused take on seafaring adventure stories.
For fans of: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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A 1930s engineer gets trapped underwater for 3 years in a diving suit of his own creation. His friend searches for him against all odds.
Days Left: 4
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Previously featured campaigns still running and unfunded:
- Highspot #1, #2, and #3 – 21 Days Left
- Becoming Who We Are: Real Stories About Growing Up Trans – 12 Days Left
- KARCIS #1 – An Investigative Horror For Mature Readers – 4 Days Left
- Shark of War #1-7 – Devoured! – 12 Days Left
Previously featured, fully funded Kickstarters Worth A Look:
- PRINCESSES VS ZOMBIES! THIS AIN’T YOUR DADDY’S FAIRYTALE! – 3 Days Left
- Granite State Punk – THE COVEN – Punk Rock! Horror! – 3 Days Left
- RISE – A Superhero Drama & Subversion of The Hero’s Journey – 2 Days Left
- (Punchline 1-3) Debut of “Violanté The Undead” – 7 Days Left
- Lords of LA Issue 2 – Vampire, the Mob in 1950s Hollywood! – 2 Days Left
- The Adept, Assassin G, Immortal Swordsmen, and Fa Sheng! – 13 Days Left
- HELLFORGED Comic Series #1 and #2 – 17 Days Left
- The Wild Cosmos #1-3: A Sci-fi Fantasy Adventure – 3 Days Left
B-Sides | Comic Volume #1
Explore the characters of Sidetown in a new original comic series inspired by music and film.
Link: B-Sides | Comic Volume #1
B-Sides is an original comic book series, drawing influence from music, film and street culture.
Centered on a dive bar in counter-cultural Sidetown, B-Sides explores the lives of characters living their best, dysfunctional lives away from the mainstream and the bright lights of the glamorous side of town.
Volume 1 is packed with long and short-form tales from the cast of B-Sides. Some of our residents are more famous than others… Keep your eyes peeled for real-life artists! Scan QR codes in the comic to access pop-up animated scenes.
And there, you’ll meet a friendly bunch of equally rare gems all living their best life and working hard to make that life even better.
They’re a curious bunch of misfits, dreamers, and schemers who look out for each other and look after each other.
At the center of it all is the B-Sides bar, the beating heart and soul of Sidetown, run by Gus, the barman, who lives in an old airstream in the parking lot. In front of the bar, on their bench, you’ll usually find Slippery Kev and his mate, Sketch – a Riff Rat. With their own speakeasy under the floorboards, The Riff Rats live among the other residents in their own, rat-sized world.
There’s a regular open mic night at the bar hosted by the slightly irregular Open Mike, who gets his name from being, well, open, too open… Next door is the vinyl record exchange, Sounds Good, run by the couple Sheena and Debs, who also run Sounds Good Radio from the back of the store.
On the other side of the bar is Bodhi’s Taco truck where you can get the best tacos in town, that is unless ‘surf’s up’, then Bodhi and his sous chef Nacho are nowhere to be seen.
Across the road is the Sideview Guesthouse, which was famous in the 60s as a musicians’ hangout and still attracts ‘name’ bands when they’re playing in LA. On one side of the Guesthouse is a recently developed office building which looks ideal for startups, on the other side is a rundown building ‘owned’ by the ever industrious Riff Rats.
Check out B-Sides, it’s a dusty, precious gem that’s ready to shine.
Taft Sturgeon: Holiday in the Stars
A 140 page cosmic Christmas odyssey! A beloved detective is sent to the North Pole via a black hole while robotic facsimiles run amok.
Link: Taft Sturgeon: Holiday in the Stars
Taft Sturgeon: Holiday in the Stars is a 140 page softcover. This fully colored original graphic novel by David Crispino and Tony Gregori is filled with yuletide adventure, belly shaking laughs, and arm wrapping friendship!
UNDERSEA HERO: THE GREAT BARRIER BEEF
THE NEW SUPERHEROIC-COMEDY UNDER THE SEA BY IAN CHASE NICHOLS!
Link: UNDERSEA HERO: THE GREAT BARRIER BEEF
One-Eyed Jack Vol. 4 – The Conclusion!
The worst mass shooting in US history through the eyes of “CSI” creator Anthony E. Zuiker. The final chapter, get the full series.
Link: One-Eyed Jack Vol. 4 – The Conclusion!
ONE-EYED JACK Vol. 4 is the fourth and final part in a long-format graphic novel that brings you a chilling and terrifying story intended to inspire reflection on humanity, morals and legacy using the Oct. 1st, 2017 Las Vegas shooting as the backdrop.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation creator and executive producer Anthony E. Zuiker, Las Vegas born and raised, offers his thoughts on a number of issues surrounding the unfortunate and tragic mass shootings that continue to happen throughout the United States every year.
This Kickstarter campaign is designed to raise funds to produce, print and distribute a high quality book that will cater to fans and comic book readers at all levels and bring the whole story together.
INTO the SUCK trade paperback
The thrilling, sexy, sci fi saga collected into one amazing book!
Link: INTO the SUCK trade paperback
Becca Boo #2
Becca Boo is back and annoying the hell out of the afterlife! Don’t miss what happens to this bimbo in limbo!
Link: Becca Boo #2
The 20-page, full-colour second issue is brought to you by Sun Khamunaki (creator, story and cover), Garth Matthams (story, script and letters), Kenan Halilovi? (interior art) and Anna Jarmolowska (colours).
Garth Matthams and Kenan Halilovic are the writer/artist team behind the horror series, Witch Creek Road. In fact, one might say Kenan and Garth went from a horror series to a whore series.
Sun Khamunaki, cover artist for such companies as DC Comics, Zenescope, Dynamite Entertainment, Coffin Comics, etc, and creator/artist/co-writer of her own creator-owned series, Ormus, has graced Becca Boo with another one of her amazing covers!
In addition to Sun, Drax Gal, John Royle, Pablo Verdugo and Layne Pereira have all contributed their own amazing covers to Becca Boo #2!
Corruptor Issue 1
The story of a slain hit man who is recruited by Hell to corrupt souls before the world ends.
Link: Corruptor Issue 1
Meet Tony Scomparsa, the world’s most feared hitman. For years, Tony worked the mob’s most daunting and dangerous jobs. Unfortunately for him, he finally found a job that was too big for even his great skillset. After dying on the job, he quickly discovers that death is the least of his problems. Upon his death, he finds himself a pawn in a twisted game being played between Heaven and Hell.A game of souls. A game that will be abruptly coming to an end when the new millennium begins and all portals to the afterlife will close indefinitely.
Which side will he choose, and will he retain any of his soul when he makes his final decision?
There are three versions of the book available. The standard cover, the Short Print Variant and the foil. The short print and foil are limited to only 25 copies each
HOPE Volume 2 — Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover
Hope returns in the second volume of this fan-favorite and critically-acclaimed graphic novel series… and here come the villains!
Link: HOPE Volume 2 — Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover
There was a time that Julie Lavelle secretly moonlighted as a beloved costumed Ultra known to the public as Hope… but unexpected circumstances forced her to reveal her secret identity to the world with disastrous consequences. As if having her both her public and private lives now fully on display for scrutiny by the public, the media, and even Children’s Services in regards to custody of her daughter, the villainous mastermind The Final Boss is now organizing his cabal of criminal Ultras in a campaign that will challenge her moral caliber — and her life — more than ever before.
Whether you’re already among the many fans of this dramatic comic series or a new reader looking for truly fresh take on storytelling involving superheroes, HOPE Volume 2: “Masks” will prove itself to be a graphic novel that will engage, entertain, and enthrall you with dynamic characters navigating complex and challenging scenarios that mirror many of the complex challenges that we all must continue to analyze and address in the real world.
128-page sci-fi graphic novel. Sparks & bullets fly as Mercy St. Clair makes an uneasy alliance with the volatile rebel leader “Spice”!
Link: TREKKER: SPICE
The oppressive, system-ruling Council has discovered a devastating new weapon that will allow them to crush the growing galactic resistance. On a critical mission to destroy that asset, the unpredictable and alluring Spice will complicate everything in Mercy’s life, and threaten the fate of the entire revolution.
Can Mercy save the mission without destroying herself and betraying the ones she loves?
”SPICE” is a great place to join Mercy’s trek. Every volume of TREKKER introduces the characters and the world, established a new challenge for Mercy, and takes us on a complete, self-contained adventure from beginning to end. If you’ve never read Trekker before, you’ll have no trouble jumping in with SPICE. That’s a guarantee.
Cohorts: An Anthology of Short Comics About Team-Ups
The 13th Comics Anthology from Oneshi Press features 18 short comics from 30 diverse creators around the world, all about team-ups.
Link: Cohorts: An Anthology of Short Comics About Team-Ups
The Oneshi Press Comics Anthologies are an ongoing series of short comics collections that share Oneshi Press’s original stories alongside progressive, immersive, and gorgeous sequential artworks from other independent creators.
This epic collection of 18 short comics by 30 diverse creators around the world explores the relationships between the friends we make on our journeys. We all get along with a little help, whether it’s from friends, foes, or fuzzy in-betweens.
These team-up tales feature epic mechs, unlicensed detectives, superheroes, friends of convenience, gangsters, mortal frenemies, tricksters, ex-lovers, hopeful dates, unlikely cross-species pals, work wives, mythical behemoths, wilderness wonders, chosen family, packs of dogs, dance-floor besties, and beyond…this 140-page anthology is bursting with stunning art, incredible stories, and indie talent.
Poor Old Ms. West: a 24-page Wizard of Oz HORROR comic
The mythos retold with the likes of ghosts, zombies, beasts & killing machines. You’ll never look at the characters the same way again!
Link: Poor Old Ms. West: a 24-page Wizard of Oz HORROR comic
This 24-page one-and-done story is brought to you by horror master Dillion Gilbertson (Sweet Heart, My Neighbor Necromancer), artistic genius Heather Vaughan (most of your favourite covers, posters and games), letterer supreme Joamette Gil (Nottingham, Speed Republic), and adeptly assembled by Randy Stone (Bullet Adventures, Crime Pays).
There are also four variant covers available, one for each of the killer monsters.
VIXX THE HUNTER #1 – 2: A Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
Miyazaki meets Game of Thrones in a dangerous and colorful world with giant, glowing, mutated animals and those that hunt them.
Link: Taft Sturgeon: Holiday in the Stars
A hunter and her giant radioactive fox set out to survive in a post-apocalyptic world!
100 years ago, an event called The Glowing devastated 80% of the population, leaving the survivors with an Earth that has been changed. Water is radioactive, animals have mutated, and the world has been painted with beautiful, dangerous, glowing color.
Most of the remaining society has broken into villages in attempt to rebuild the world they lost.
Will Vixx, a lone hunter, and her companion Kit, a giant four-eyed fox, be able to make it on their own?
VIXX THE HUNTER #2 is an action-packed, R-Rated comic that takes a Game of Thrones meets Miyazaki approach to the post-apocalyptic genre.
It is a FULL-COLOR 32-page single issue with a feature story featuring Vixx and a bonus story introducing Hemlock, a mysterious woman whose body is controlled by a parasitic fungus. This is the second issue of a series that will run three issues, with the finale planned for 2024.
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That’s a wrap for this week from us, next week we will return with new projects to spotlight also if you are crowdfunding a project and would like to be put in the Korner, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take a look when we put together next week’s post.
Krowdfunder Korner for December 2, 2023
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