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It’s time for EVERY Indie Comic Book Fans favorite pastime, to uncover new Comics to Support on Kickstarter! Nerd Night News does the heavy lifting for you by exploring the depths of Kickstarter for those Diamonds in the Rough. Gather around fearless readers as we cover 6 MUST HAVE projects that are available RIGHT NOW!
High Fantasy, Slice of Life, Western or Dystopian Horror – no matter WHAT your poison – you’ll find it below.
Glarien of White Ash 1-2: A fantasy series for mature readers
Created by the Amazingly talented Charlie Stickney, Glarien follows the early days of White Ash’s most dangerous elf as told through the eyes of Rachel, a young woman living in 1970s NYC.
GLARIEN is a five-issue miniseries for mature readers set in the White Ash Universe.
The series is written by Charlie Stickney, with art by Romina Moranelli, colors by Fin Cramb, letters by Conor Hughes and Edited by Melissa White. The 32 Page second issue of Glarien continues the story of the early days of White Ash’s most dangerous elf, as told through the eyes of Rachel, a young woman living in 1970s New York City. Think Red Sonja meets Taxi Driver… but with Elves and Demons.
Glarien follows the stories of two women and the different paths they take to overcome life-altering tragedies. Jumping from the elf realm of ancient Alfheim to the gritty streets of New York City circa 1971, two seemingly unrelated tales will slowly weave together to reveal a critical piece of White Ash’s complicated past. Oh, and because Glarien is involved, expect carnage… lots and LOTS of carnage.
FAST TIMES IN COMIC BOOK EDITING is Simply PERFECT
A Love Letter to New York City in the ’90s.
In December of 1992, an editorial ingénue disappeared into a forest of comic book pages in the heart of New York City, while working at a major publishing house. Thirty years later, her lost tales are brought to life via the ultimate art form.
A collection of stories and comics that chart the rise and fall and rise of a career-driven editor working in New York City in the ’90s, who’s in over her head as she tries to secure a place in the male-dominated comic book industry.
FAST TIMES IN COMIC BOOK EDITING is told through a series of short comics, photo/visual montage timelines, prose, and experimental art including a satirical TTRPG “How to Climb The Corporate Ladder From Hell.” Guest writers and artists including Neil Gaiman, Jill Thompson, Paul Pope, Michael Allred, Steven T. Seagle, Mike Carey, and Peter Gross provide brief encounters along the way.
Fresh off the heels of releasing FILTH & GRAMMAR: THE COMIC BOOK EDITOR’S (SECRET) HANDBOOK, Bond reunites her collaborators Imogen Mangle and Laura Hole, and introduces a coterie of exceptional talents from a three-decade repertoire including Tess Fowler, Chris Weston, Chynna Clugston Flores among others.
An unforgettable journey with Unicorn: Vampire Hunter #1-5
A fantasy adventure comic about a unicorn who hunts vampires (with his horn, duh).
The perfect vampire hunter is a unicorn and he’s on a mission to find answers about his past. Over the past two years we have successfully funded issues #1, #2, and #3 of Unicorn: Vampire Hunter, and now we are back on Kickstarter to fund issues #4 and #5, which will finish the first story arc of the series!
Unicorn: Vampire Hunter is created by Comic Book All-Stars Caleb Palmquist (Writer), Daryl Toh (Illustrator), Dave Lentz (Letterer).
Unicorn: Vampire Hunter is a fantasy adventure comic about a curious young woman, a wise wizard, and a unicorn with a penchant for killing vampires. It is a heartfelt story about friendship, love, and finding purpose in an unpredictable world.
Who will love Unicorn: Vampire Hunter? Fans of whimsical fantasy worlds, stories about the power of friendship, complex and compelling villains, heartfelt dramas, and gut-wrenching tragedies.
If you like shows like The Dragon Prince and Gravity Falls, or books like Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, you’ll love Unicorn: Vampire Hunter.
Scarlet Huntress: Reckoning is BACK for Blood
Modern-day descendent of Red Riding Hood… all gown up and hunting werewolves… Seeking revenge…Finding answers.
Scarlet Huntress: Reckoning is an oversized comic book with 48 pages of story and amazing full-color art by Sean Forney. This is the 5th book in the SH series + 2 companion books (7 books total). We have a variety of exclusive covers, new collector’s boxes, and lots of new art!
This new book is the culmination of Scarlet’s first story arc – seeking answers and revenge for her mother’s murder. Our favorite Columbus, Ohio werewolf huntress finds and fights her biggest adversary…and brings a reckoning.
She finally faces Malakov to get revenge for her mother’s murder. It’s going to take a team to finally beat him along with some magical help from the secret amulet. Who will survive? Will Malakov finally answer for his crimes? Will the truth be revealed? You’ll have to read to find out who will receive their day of reckoning!
Scarlet Huntress has been a passion and a long journey for us. This year marks 19 years of Scarlet adventures and published works. We have worked hard to develop the characters, back stories, and story arcs to keep readers interested.
Created by the Dynamic Duo of Sean and Stephanie Forney. Bryan K. Borgman, Nate Lovett, Tina McElhinney, and Rodney Fyke for helping with edits, revisions, art assists, and more to help bring this project to fruition!
Body Horror with Amputation Capital
From the Mad Minds at TPUB Comics comes, Amputation Capital. This is a dystopian present where celebrities and influencers sell body parts on a publicly traded skin market.
The beautiful book Amputation Capital is a horror comic series by Neil Gibson, Raymond Tyler, and Andre Risso, published by TPub comics. The book is 120 pages, fully colored by the forever talented Liezl Buenaventura and Agnese Pozza, with lettering by Jed McPherson and Kat Jackson.
Amputation Capital is a dystopian alternate present where celebrities and influencers sell body parts on a publicly-traded skin market. The story focuses on three characters that are displaced and objectified by the skin business.
In the mean streets of the Hollywood Hills lurks a seedy salesman waiting for polite society to discard a seemingly rich and powerful person.
Alfie is that salesman, and a damn good sales and acquisitions agent he is. Employing tactics of manipulation and weaponizing public opinion, Alfie offers you a contract. The contract is a simple exchange; Alfie wants your celebrity skin. Who would buy it? Maybe a rich fan, or a Hollywood Museum, eccentric billionaire collectors, who knows.
Amputation Capital is Death of a Salesman meets Saw
Lead City #3 & 4 is a Spaghetti Western Masterpiece
The rousing conclusion to the Splatter Western is written by Eric Borden with Art by Kyle Brummond.
Spring 1873 – Colman Cooper heads West with his wife Pearl and son Isaiah on their way to new beginnings in San Francisco. The hopes and dreams awaiting them at the journey’s end are foremost in their minds as the wagon train sets out from Independence, Missouri. But the perils of the trail to California are many and exact a heavy toll.
The Cooper family takes refuge in Dugganville where they become stranded at the worst possible time. The town is host to a deadly annual contest that has attracted a collection of thieves and killers from far and wide. Without his good wife’s counsel, Colman finds his way into Lead City.
Pitted against seven deadly fighters, Colman must find a way to outlast his adversaries in the anything-goes, tooth and nail battle for survival. Who will win the richest prize in the West?
There is a raven-haired Pistolera with a penchant for lullabies and a jack Mormon looking for redemption? Perhaps the winner will be a Nepali man-of-war with a legendary blade or an Aussie with a chip on his shoulder. Don’t forget about the Confederate guerrilla looking for a fortune and the Buffalo Soldier looking for revenge. Rounding out the field of deadly fighters is a Shaolin Monk looking for a challenge.
There can only be one winner and Ten thousand dollars will go to the BEST.
Before Deadwood, Before Tombstone, Before Durango there was Lead City. Fans of Jonah Hex, The Magnificent Seven, Unforgiven, The Hunger Games & Smokin’ Aces will likely dig Lead City.
The Best Kickstarter Comics Out There
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