It’s May which means it’s time to dive back into the Crowdfunding waters to discover some new and amazing Kickstarter Comics to support. May is a Hell of a month on Kickstarter with so many interesting books to choose from. It can be daunting to choose a winner blindly!
Well, worry not!
I did the heavy lifting and found five Kickass Kickstarter Campaigns to throw your money, love and support at. From Horror to Sci-Fi and Wrestling to Wuxia there is something here for everybody!
First Kickstarter Comic to Support – Battle Grapple: Rebel
First into the ring is Battle Grapple: Rebel! A Galactic Pro-Wrestler struggles to save the galaxy during an ensuing civil war! Yes… that DOES sound awesome.
In the far future, humanity has expanded to the distant stars and planets of the cosmos. The most popular form of entertainment is the BATTLE GRAPPLE.
We follow new grappler, Spin Kilter, fresh from his training at Coach Moonah’s Gym and trying to make a name for himself as an indie grappler. BATTLE GRAPPLE: REBEL is the story of how one man can spark a revolution!
BATTLE GRAPPLE is a combat entertainment that broadcasts LIVE on every planet, much like classic pro-wrestling. It’s full of colorful characters, outstanding athletes, and wild storylines. It is THE most popular show on the holo-vid and the grapplers are intergalactic celebrities.
Battle Grapple: Rebel combines elements of popular underdog sports narratives with epic science fiction elements.
It is pro-wrestling in SPACE and that is SO COOL!
The Main Character, Spin, navigates the politics of the Battle Grapple business, his family dynamic, and the surrounding cultural norms.
So… “WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE BATTLE GRAPPLE COMES FOR… YOU?!”
Battle Grapple is an amazing story with an amazing team of creators. Michael Tanner (Writer), Don Nguyen (Pencils) and Dave Wheeler (Inks/Colors) built a magic book together. This Kickstarter is quickly approaching its final days though! The last day to support is May 10th so jump into action and back this Contender NOW!
Next Kickstarter Comic to Support – House of Fear Vol. 1 & 2
Next up is a new trade paperback collecting 176 pages of giant spiders, shape-shifting aliens, sinister pumpkins, and more!
House of Fear is a comic book series featuring stand-alone, fantasy-adventure stories told in the trappings of classic horror. Written by James Powell, with art by Jethro Morales. The chapter break art is by James Hislope, colors by Josh Jensen, and letters/designs by Matt Krotzer.
This Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds to print House of Fear: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow and Other Scary Stories. This 176-page volume collects eight tales from the House of Fear series, and includes two new stories!
House of fear is a beautiful Horror anthology with heart. It’s live until May 24th so you have plenty of time to back and boost!
An Exciting Kickstarter Comic to Support – Fa Sheng: Origins #1
The epic journey of the death-cheating, mind-bending Shaolin Master begins here, in a thrilling, all-new wuxia comic.
Fa Sheng: Origins is an all-new wuxia comic created by Peter Shiao. It is written by Rylend Grant and illustrated by artist Dexter Wee. Fa Sheng is about the humble beginnings of a great Shaolin Master. If you like Shang-Chi, Kung Fu, Warrior, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Ip Man, or The Grandmaster, this all-new series is for you.
Fa Sheng is a death-cheating, mind-bending Shaolin Master… but he carved a long bloody road to get there. Fa Sheng’s story begins in the latter days of the 19th century when the propaganda and carnage of China’s Boxer Uprising force him to reevaluate his purpose in life, to dedicate himself to helping those in need. It isn’t easy.
Between Fa Sheng and his goal of enlightenment stand ruthless adversaries, backstabbing power grabbers and cowardly charlatans… any of whom would gladly dispose of anyone in their way.
This book is 32 pages of engaging story and beautiful art. It will be printed on 80lb glossy paper stock with a cover on 100lb glossy cover stock. This book continues the high standards that Immortal Studios set with The Adept in 2020. Strike fast because the final day to back is May 25th.
An all ages Kickstarter Comic to Support: ADVENTURES OF CTHULHU JR. & FRIENDS
When the lovable Cthulhu Jr. and a wannabe supervillain cross paths, hilarity and hijinks ensue in this new all-ages graphic novel!
In THE ADVENTURE OF CTHULHU JR. & FRIENDS, a wannabe supervillain has to capture the son of Cthulhu (who just happened to move in across the street for the summer) in order to be admitted into the League of E.V.I.L. Hilarity, hijinks, and, yes, even a little (all-ages appropriate) horror ensues as the “dastardly” villain starts to realize that perhaps his priorities are misaligned… unlike the stars, which are entering their proper alignment for the return of “The Great Evil One!”
Co-created by Dirk Manning and Scoot McMahon (with Sean Burres on colors and Leah Lederman as editor), this graphic novel was created as a book to be enjoyed by readers of all ages! Much like classic cartoons such as Looney Tunes or modern offerings such as Animaniacs, kids and adult readers alike will take different laughs (and perhaps even a few lessons) away from this 120+ page graphic novel reading experience.
The first chapter of this book was originally offered as the “Halloween Comic Fest 2019” free comic book offering by Source Point Press to reader and critical acclaim, and this is the full five-chapter story in a Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition!
The end will be here before you know it so support this book by June 3rd!
New and Amazing Kickstarter Comics to Support: Cannibals on Mars
Space horror pulp fiction with bite. Cannibals on Mars works up a voracious appetite w/ sex, violence, and interstellar politics.
CANNIBALS ON MARS is a 48 page, perfect-bound, one-shot that delivers blood-soaked space horror that comic fans can really sink their teeth into.
Ever since the ancients fixed their gaze skyward, human beings have marveled at the planets stretched before them. Heretics, heroes, science, and sacrifice all advanced our understanding of the stars, until finally, in 2027, earthlings established the first functioning colony on another planet.
Melissa Marshall is a brilliant science officer and a secret badass. When things take a turn for the worse on their terraforming base, a small set of outposts where the international community had pledged to work together, she finds herself thrust into a leadership position and facing an unknown enemy with a voracious appetite.
Featuring a diverse team of outcasts and outlaws, fear and paranoia become a major player in an international game with high stakes and high… um, steaks. Are there aliens in their midst? Or is human frailty the most dangerous foe? This sprawling yet intimate tale weaves together elements of John Carpenter’s The Thing, Alien, and traditional pulp fiction into a space horror whodunit that’s sure to get your blood flowing.
This is a MUST HAVE book! The creative team of writer, David Schrader Illustrator, Tony Donley and Colorist Andres Salazar are truly an indie dream team. This is a Must Have addition to your Comic Library! The Campaign reaches its final destination on May 26th!
May 2022: The New and Amazing Kickstarter Comics to Support
There you have it. You have Five excellent choices in front of you. Chose one or choose them all. You really just can’t go wrong with this group of New and Amazing Kickstarter Comics to Support!
Plus – You get to jump in on the ground floor by supporting tomorrows superstars of Comics.
Isn’t Kickstarter grand?
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