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.
Gilgamesh: Eternal #1-3 The Complete Series
The world’s first story comes to its epic conclusion in the 3rd and final issue of this popular fantasy-action comic series!
Days Left: 28
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the world’s oldest story, dating back almost five millennia. But Gilgamesh’s dilemma is something that remains relevant today and always will. How can you live peacefully after you’ve been confronted by your own mortality?
- Gilgamesh Eternal #1, Gilgamesh travels to the Cedar Forest with his love, Enkidu, to conquer the giant Humbaba. With the help of some benevolent gods, they vanquish the beast and return home to a hero’s welcome. Unfortunately, a jealous goddess had more than monsters in store for them.
- Gilgamesh: Eternal #2 finds the city of Uruk shattered and Gilgamesh lost to the unknown wilderness. He searches the ends of the Earth for the wisdom of Utnapishtim the Immortal, for Enkidu was his equal and exact opposite, and if Enkidu can be killed — what does that mean for Gilgamesh? Meanwhile, Shamhat, a high-priestess to Inanna and Gilgamesh’s closest companion, is elected King Regent of Ur
- Gilgamesh: Eternal #3, the fate of Sumer hangs in the balance as armies march to Uruk’s door and Gilgamesh shows no sign of return. He journeys with Urshanabi the Ferryman beyond the borders of the natural world. Perhaps he has found the answer to his mortality, but will he reach it in time, and, more importantly, what price will he pay?uk in his absence. A political pawn amidst gods, Shamhat must navigate celestial ambitions while campaigning for peace amongst her people.
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Dracula The Return: Cult of The White Worm Books #1 and #2
Dacre Stoker, the great grand nephew of Bram Stoker, along with co-writer Chris McAuley and art team Chris Geary & Matt Soffe make a triumphant return with publishers Scratch Comics and the second installment of this historic and authentic continuation of the classic novel.
Days Left: 23
After a hugely successful first issue the Great Grand Nephew of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker and his crack creative team of co writer and co creator Chris McAuley along with artists Chris Geary, David Hitchcock and Matt Soffe make a return with the second installment of the official comic book sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic novel “Dracula”
Gothic horror fans are in for a real treat this year as the Stokerverse expands the Dracula Mythos and introduces new characters from the history of gothic and pulp horror, reimagined as if Bram Stoker had written them.
Our surviving band of heroes from issue #1 begin to suspect that not all is well and although they have put an end to the threat of Dracula himself, his legacy continues with other creatures of the night still threatening England and perhaps even the world.
Little do they know that the Lord of Vampires has returns to our realm and is seeking the most hideous revenge on those who dared to thwart his plans… and he’s not alone either!
This book is the only official comic book sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula written by a member of the Stoker Family!
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John Benteen’s Fargo: Hell on Wheels graphic novel – adapted by Howard Chaykin
A 96+ page prestige format, action packed, hardcover graphic novel starring soldier of fortune Neal Fargo, based on the legendary ‘Fargo’ paperback series by John Benteen!
Days Left: 19
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Let Her Be Evil
A celebration of unapologetically wicked women with cruel intentions—of the nasty, the vile, the rage-fueled mistresses who know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to get it by any means necessary.
Days Left: 19
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Bomb Scares #1
Tick-tock, tick-tock…It’s time to stop the clock!
Days Left: 12
This series is a simple one: Inspired by the notorious EC horror comics of the fifties and the Warren horror mags of the seventies, Bomb Scares was originallyally a horror anthology released through Kickstarter as a series of black and white 100-page volumes, and edited by Paul H Birch.
Bomb Scares is here to rock your mortal souls to the very bone with a crowded houseful of horror-chocked graphic narratives from the following amazing international talents such as:
Dead by Mel Smith, Clark Castillo, Birch & Alex Nino
Sailing in on the high seas, is this stark thriller of epic survival against the carnivorous desires of the undead; now risen and roaming the earth, as illustrated by a true living legend of the comics medium.
Amongst The Trees by Liam Sharp
Existentialism, alienation and indifference are all pondered in a tense and chilling vignette crafted by one of today’s leading comic book creators.
- Home Front: by John Erasmus
There’s nothing to be trifled at when a dinner party hosted by a serial killer goes horribly wrong in this hilarious soap-opera send-up of a saga
With the third volume appearing back in October 2021 it then seemed the perfect opportunity to take Bomb Scares in a different direction. The result is Bomb Scares #1: a relaunched, reformatted, more streamlined anthology package that will include both color and black and white strips with content intended to scare, intrigue, bemuse and repulse – and throw in a dash of unexpected pitch-black humour too
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COVEN: A Book of 100 Witches
Sassy, sexy and full of supernatural charm, Richard Pace’s witches have proved remarkably popular.
Days Left: 12
All 62 daily drawings from Witchtober 2022 and 2023 as well as the 38 weekly Witchy Wednesday drawings are now contained in this book.
Capturing the best of Spooky Season for you to enjoy year-round as these women cast their spell on you as you turn the pages
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Nolan Ward has tried everything to outrun it, but it’s finally caught up to him. And it’s hungry…
Days Left: 19
Something wicked this way comes… For the first time since 2019, the team behind the hit series CANTO reunites for something new and decidedly more sinister. Join Eisner-nominated writer David M. Booher and fan-favorite artist Drew Zucker, along with CANTO colorist Vittorio Astone and letterer AndWorld Design, for a twisted new one-shot horror story that you’ll have to read to believe.
Investment banker Nolan Ward is on top of the world–wealthy, fit, attractive, and available. Yet, his drug-fueled partying masks a darker past. When he meets a mysterious art gallery owner, he’ll come face-to-face with the ghost that has haunted him all his life. It’s a painting called The Feeding. It has returned… and it’s ready for its next meal.
The Feeding is a twisted new one-shot horror story that you’ll have to read to believe. For the first time since 2019, Eisner-nominated writer David M. Booher (RAIN, KILLER QUEENS) and fan-favorite artist Drew Zucker (THE HOUSE) have teamed up with CANTO colorist Vittorio Astone and letterer AndWorld Design once more for new story that’s decidedly more sinister!
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Lost Children of Andromeda: The Arrival
The awakening of humanity begins…just as the world starts to end
Days Left: 26
The year is 2040…Twelve years before the projected apocalypse. A team of scientists contracted by the military known as The Andromeda Project are tracking the arrival of an alien energy from another galaxy. Lead on that project are two rivals, Captain Nicolas Delemar and Professor Patrick Adams. No one knows how the energy will arrive and what damage it could do to the planet, so Patrick has worked diligently to create protection mechanisms at the projected site of the landing, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.
Allister Adams, a boy with the curiosity and fear of any seven-year old, has accompanied his dad, Patrick, to his workplace at Andromeda Power, the nearby plant. In this story, we are plunged into the lingering aftermath of a severe thunderstorm. We feel a young boy’s angst and a protective parent’s uncertainty in lines like, “Storms aren’t meant to hurt us. That’s just Mother Nature telling us how she feels.” But the violence in the sky feels anything but natural. Something is coming that will change Earth forever. Could it be the beginning of the end?
It soon becomes clear that courage will be the only light that can lead Allister and his dad. And even that may not be enough to survive
Already a successful sci-fi book series, The Arrival is the first official comic book from the Lost Children of Andromeda universe. This story follows Allister Adams, the main character of the LCOA series, as we learn the origins of his abilities and the apocalypse. A catastrophic superstorm threatens the unsuspecting citizens of Cumberland Falls, sending Allister and his father Patrick on the run in hopes of survival.
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Previously featured campaigns still running and unfunded:
- The Dead and the Damned #1 – 11 Days Left
- 2nd Place Graphic Novel – 16 Days Left
- Adult Human Female 2024 – 5 Days Left
- Zombies We’re Human Too – 150 pg Graphic Novel – 8 Days Left
- Exorcists #1: A horror comic – 12 Days Left
Previously featured, fully funded Kickstarters Worth A Look:
- Head Hauntcho – 10 Days Left
- Isaki Uta: The Lost & Found Collection – 10 Days Left
- Nothing Special: The Art of Adventure – 5 Days Left
- THE GHOST SYSTEM #1 – A dystopian cyberpunk comic book – 13 Days Left
- Godzilla x Kong: The Hunted – 13 Days Left
- Roseblood Manor #4: a sexy, NSFW horror anthology series – 11 Days Left
Packrat & Thunderbunny: Issue 1
First issue of a humorous, action-packed superhero buddy comic book 35+ years in the making.
Days Left: 20
WITCHMAN: A New Superhero Comic Book
I’m an experienced comic book artist, writer and publisher. This is my new comic, WITCHMAN, the horror-themed superhero.
Days Left: 22
Star Noir: Book Two
A 1940’s detective teams up with a grey alien to stop a shapeshifter killing LAPD officers in Central Station.
Funding Goal: $10,000
Days Left: 26
Link: Star Noir: Book Two
L.A. Noire meets The X-Files. Star Noir is a 6-Part detective story following Homicide Detective Alan Miller and his grey alien partner Ellis Tate as they travel across 1940’s Los Angeles to find an elusive shapeshifter killing officers in Central Station.
It mixes the haunting sci-fi of The X-Files with the grit and tone of noir books like James Ellroy’s The Big Nowhere. It has the snappy dialogue of The Big Sleep, and depicts a stylized 1940’s Los Angeles as seen in movies like Chinatown and L.A. Confidential.
Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood
A Fantasy/Comedy Graphic Novel Series (Part 1)
Current Funding: $10,525
Funding Goal: $12,000
Days Left: 2
Link: Long Ago and Far Away 2: Son of Elvenwood
The direct sequel to Long Ago and Far Away, Son of Elvenwood picks up five years after the events of Long Ago and Far Away. As a result of Jason’s… adventure… with the Witch Queen, he now has a son, and since time passes differently in Elvenwood, the son, Lord Stone, is about 20 years older than Jason. Lord Stone is pretty angry at being abandoned by his father, even though Jason had no idea he had a son.
Lord Stone also seems to have the entire sect of Northern Necromancers after him due to him stealing their sacred Blood Dagger for… mead money. They are powerful, quite angry, and are laying waste to Elvenwood to get to him, raising the dead as they go. Nexis could not protect him, so she sent him to Jason in his world to save his life. Now Jason has to return once again to Elvenwood to deal with the deadly Northern Necromancers, a horde of undead, coveted artifacts, and keeping an alliance between the Elves and the Witch Queen intact. He has to do this while dealing with the most difficult adventure of all: Fatherhood.
Summer’s End: Stories of Heartbreak
“Making a relationship work is hard… sometimes deadly”
Current Funding: $291
Funding Goal: $2,000
Days Left: 17
Link: Summer’s End: Stories of Heartbreak
Summer’s End is a double-feature comic combining two heartbreaking stories: Heard U Got Somebody, about a tentacled superhero, The Smear, who runs into his ex on a date and takes her man hostage to get his stuff back, and Unity of Vapors, a sci-fi war story on an alien planet, where 2 lovers, P’Yr and F’Zn, are polar opposites – soldiers of feuding armies, one made of fire and one of ice. They find their love in jeopardy when they are forced to fight to the death to stop a genocide.
Summer’s End is a package series inspired by classic romance comics and shojo manga. This 24-page manga-size book imbues the genre’s emotional highs and lows and cute, quirky humor paired with other, immersive genres such as superheroes and sci-fi, as well as gripping action sequences. To sweeten the deal, Summer’s End will feature a double cover, a painted piece by letterer John Jack and a quirky selfie-inspired one by series artist KVGIR.
As the title suggests, the book portrays heartbreak in two very different ways. Heard U Got Somebody explores the struggle of breakups through Marvel-style superhero and action manga tropes. In this way, they portray the inner conflict and pettiness people feel after a bad end to a relationship. Unity of Vapors uses the dilemma of “love vs family” famously portrayed by Romeo and Juliet to tell an anti-war story but through a queer lens. Will these two lovers throw aside their loyalties or destroy each other?
Side-Kicked TP Vols. 1 & 2 PLUS Issue #1 Limited Edition
Chicago’s Superhero Sidekicks grow sick and tired of being disrespected by the heroes that they work for — and go on STRIKE!
Current Funding: $1,060
Funding Goal: $2,500
Days Left: 20
Link: Side-Kicked TP Vols. 1 & 2 PLUS Issue #1 Limited Edition
Disrespected by the Superheroes they work with, taken for granted by the general public, and generally ignored by the media, the Sidekicks of Chicago GO ON STRIKE.
That is the story detailed in Side-Kicked Volume 1.5 (which collects Side-Kicked chapters 1-4), successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2015.
Side-Kicked Volume 2: Alienation continues the story of Chicago’s undervalued sidekicks in the aftermath of their walkout.
The strike is over. Some Sidekicks have teamed-up with the Heroes they previously worked for, creating Chicago’s first super-team. But will an alien threat destroy the gains the sidekicks fought so hard for? Meanwhile, the former Sidekicks to Chicago’s greatest Super-Villains have been consolidating their own power, filling the vacuum left by the imprisonment of their former bosses.
The Side-Kicked Volume 2: Alienation trade paperback collects chapters 5-9 of the series and was successfully funded on Kickstarter in five separate campaigns from 2019 through 2022.
This campaign offers the Kickstarter community an opportunity to get their hands on the newly-completed Side-Kicked Volume 2: Alienation trade paperback (never before offered on Kickstarter).
A mature audience Western adventure graphic novel by Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Alex Sinclair and John J. Hill
Funding Goal: $28,500
Days Left: 27
Link: THE HUNTERS
THE HUNTERS take place post-Civil War and is about a married couple, Allister and Katie Hunter, now retired from Bounty hunting and sharp shooting, heading west to retire in San Francisco and live out their lives together. Along the way, they try their best to mind their own business and keep focus on their goal until Katie witnesses the torture of a young man and cannot resist getting herself involved. Things go from bad to worse as Katie is attacked and they both get involved with a group of God fearing folk trying to make a life for themselves in this new world. When a gang of bounty hunters and killers are hired to bring the people back to a Preacher gone crazy, the Hunters have no choice but to get themselves involved.
FEATURING THE TALENTS OF: Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Amanda Conner, Alex Sinclair, John J. Hill, and Bill Sienkiewicz.
Welcome to another exciting PaperFilms Kickstarter Campaign! That’s right, the creative team of Amanda Conner (@amandarantsalot) and Jimmy Palmiotti (@jpalmiotti) and PaperFilms (@paperfilms1) have launched and funded with extreme success 23 straight Kickstarter projects thanks to the wonderful support of their fans, and now we are back for more!
The Mask of Haliya Graphic Novel
An international, all-Asian, all-female creative team creates an amazing graphic novel inspired by Philippine Mythology
Days Left: 12
Seventeen-year-old Marisol Reyes is in need of a do-over. After getting kicked out of one too many schools for strange and unsettling behavior, Mari’s overbearing mother sends her to the Philippines for a fresh start. The promise of a normal life is dashed, however, when Mari attends her recently deceased Lola Talia’s wake. For it’s there she discovers a mysterious wooden mask that unlocks frightening visions…and terrifying abilities.
So begins The Mask of Haliya, where Mari must forge new allies and battle new foes, all while finding her place in a world on the brink of darkness.…The Mask has chosen its new heir.
THE MASK OF HALIYA is a young adult urban fantasy that follows the journey of a troubled Filipina-American teen who discovers a mysterious mask at her great-grandmother’s wake. A gritty drama inspired by Philippine mythology, the story engages with topics like mental health, intergenerational trauma, and corruption, with a major emphasis on its female characters and creative team. This books kicks off a series of stories told in the untapped tapestry of the Philippines, bridging cultures and amplifying diverse voices in today’s modern graphic novel landscape.
SHOOK! Songs of the Dark Sirens
A collection of horror stories by an award winning group of Black creators
Current Funding: $8,557
Funding Goal: $20,000
Days Left: 18
Link: SHOOK! Songs of the Dark Sirens
SHOOK! VOLUME 2: Songs of the Dark Sirens, is the follow up to the historical Shook! A Black Horror Anthology that launched to great success on Kickstarter last year. Second Sight Publoshing partnered with Dark Horse Comics for publication and distribution of the first volume, which will be released Jan 2024 in time for Black History Month. Volume one, which is choked full of award winning or nominated black writers, set a new standard for horror anthologies.
SHOOK! Volume 2: Songs from the Dark Sirens will not stray from that formula. In an effort to maintain the standard set by volume one, Second Sight Publishing has once again selected a group of award winning and nominated creators to continue the excellence in horror story telling which was started in volume one.
The Tomb of Baalberith V2
With a NOD to the EC horror titles from the 50’s
Current Funding: $2,112
Funding Goal: $5,000
Days Left: 22
Link: The Tomb of Baalberith V2
Mark McKenna here, you may know me from the 38+ years of comic creating and 1,000+ comics I’ve worked on for Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse. Six years ago, I launched an art studio called Virtual Inks Inc (VII) as a way to collaborate with up and coming comic book artists and writers to explore fun, new stories. The first product of VII was The Tomb of Baalberith, a collection of short horror stories centered around three terrifying monsters that wreak havoc in the name of their demon overlord, Baalberith. I came up with the idea originally as a homage to the old EC comics titles, Vault of Horror and Tales from the Crypt. Baalberith has developed some of its own unique roots stemming from those beloved horror stories. It’s now six years later and I’m collaborating with a whole new crew of talent to create The Tomb of Baalberith V2!
The Tomb of Baalberith V2 introduces some of the most vile horror creations that I’ve ever had the (un)fortunate displeasure to make acquaintances with. I’ve decided to reduce the length of the comic book from 48 to 32 glorious black & white pages, but they are as gruesome and eye-popping as ever!
Childs’ Play Comics #0 – Awesome All-Ages & Teen collection
Superpowered teens on the run! A girl lost in a magical tabletop world! A cryptid hunter turned hero hunter! 3 epic stories in 1 book!
Current Funding: $769
Funding Goal: $300
Days Left: 10
Link: Childs’ Play Comics #0 – Awesome All-Ages & Teen collection
My name is Joe Soliz and my wife is Sarah Childs (the inspiration for the name of our company). We’ve been self-publishing All-Ages & Teen comics since 2021 and decided to bring our efforts to Kickstarter. At our old retail store, it was always awesome to see young people discover the world of comics. Our goal is to continue to foster that joy of discovery by creating books kids AND adults can get excited about.
Childs’ Play Comics #0 is designed to be a comprehensive & affordable collection to give new readers a jumping on point to the various titles we have self-published. It will be 44 pages long and in full color!
What happens when a villain doesn’t have a hero to fight? She makes one! How to Hunt a Hero #0 sets up the story of Avarice Greedie, a self proclaimed cryptid hunter. When she finds she has run out of cryptids to catch, she decides to make her own by choosing her long time crush, Joe. He has always dreamed of being a superhero so she secretly infuses Joe with all the powers of her cryptids. Her hope is that when Joe realizes what she did for him, then he will finally reciprocate her love.
Bixby Grant: Fangs & Brimstone #1 – A Supernatural Mystery
Harbor City’s greatest detective encounters a rockabilly vampire and poltergeist that lead Bix to a secret occult murder!
Current Funding: $3,258
Funding Goal: $4,700
Days Left: 25
Link: Bixby Grant: Fangs & Brimstone #1 – A Supernatural Mystery
BIXBY GRANT, PRIVATE EYE: FANGS & BRIMSTONE IS A 30-PAGE COMIC BOOK. The full-color comic contains a Kickstarter-exclusive 20-page original story and a never-before seen 8-page back-up story.
Written by Patrick Coyle, with main story art by Gonzalo Martínez, colors by Arthur Hesli, and backup story art by Gonzalo Ruggieri, the 30 Page first issue of FANGS & BRIMSTONE features everyone’s favorite mummy detective as he takes a routine snoop job in an attempt to forget the anniversary of something traumatic in his past. But Diego, the rockabilly vampire, inserts himself in Bix’s activities and things get hairy as they encounter a poltergeist and a ritual killing! It’s Hellboy meets The Spirit, with the tone of Batman: The Animated Series.
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