To restore, remaster & recreate some of the best Golden Age comics ever made & make them available on the latest reading apps
What is "The Golden Age Remastered" Comic Collection?For those of you who might not know The Golden Age of Comic Books was the era between the late 1930 and the early 1950s. During this time comic books enjoyed a surge of popularity and in fact most of what know about the modern day “superhero” was created and defined in this era.
We really want to restore and remaster these comics so they can be enjoyed again in the digital age.
This project has 2 main goals:
• To restore, remaster and recreate some of the best Golden Age comics ever made and make them available on the latest reading apps and devices as well as a hardcover coffee table book.
• Get backers involved in our “crowd create project “ by letting you help choose the best titles from the Golden Age era to include in the end product and we will add an extra comic for every $100 is raised over the goal :-)
How can I tell you what comics to include in the collection?
Easy...Just pledge $10 and you can participate in the official poll to choose
If you pledge $30 or more then your choice is in straight away. Simply pick a title from the HUGE list of titles available at: www.digitalcomicmuseum.com and let us know.
*** Please note we can only use public domain comics. No DC or Marvel heroes here sorry (otherwise we would need some sort of "super hero" lawyer... if you catch my drift)
Where can I get this so-called Prototype?
You can also download the prototype of the “Golden Age Remastered” right now in the iBooks Store from here to get an idea of how the ebook version of the comics will look like. (**Please note this is just a prototype, let us know your thoughts, ideas or (constructive) criticism)
So what are you spending the cash on?
The current Kickstarter goal amount would help us create the all ebooks and to print all the books. The apps will be available on iPhone and iPad via iBooks and on almost every other platform including Android, PC, Mac etc. using Amazon’s free Kindle Reader App.The paperback editions will be roughly 20-30 pages, printed in full color. (obviously if you pick a black & white comic, then the print will also be black and white)
The hardcover edition will be a HUGE 500+ page, full-color book. All money earned goes directly to printing costs and other fees such as postage/production of rewards.
Our current goal is $3,000. Please see the FAQS below for more information!
Sounds ok… but why should I pledge?
Because you get to have a direct influence over what comics we include in the collection (which is super cool) also
Remembering the past is important! As fellow comic book lovers I'm sure you can appreciate the concept of a back story, and for most of the comics you read today their "back story" originated in the Golden Age. By pledging, you are helping to preserve these comic treasures and helping to create a piece of history itself.
Thank you so much if you even considered helping! It's very much appreciated by all of us!
Feel free to message us with any questions or concerns! email@example.com and tell your comic crazy friends and help us make this project a reality. Facebook/twitter/web/etc.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $3,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 24, 2012.
Feb 23, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
An iPhone/iPad or Kindle version of "The Golden Age Remastered" including a min of 30 comics from the Golden Age of comics. (RRP $19.99 on the iPhone/iPad/Kindle Store) As well as participating in the official poll to choose the comics for the collection.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $30 or more
2 backers Limited (28 of 30 left)
An iPhone/iPad or Kindle version of "The Golden Age Remastered" and you choose a title to include in the collection exclusively dedicated to you or a special someone. (includes name and a small message) We will also produce a printed paperback version of your comic of choice and send it to you. [add $10 for shipping outside US]Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
“You have to do this golden age comic or else!” This pledge ensures the comic of your choice will be done without waiting for pledges to build up to an even $100. Also comes with an exclusive dedication to you or a special someone and a printed version of your comic sent to you. [add $10 for shipping outside US]Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $175 or more
An iPhone/iPad or Kindle version of "The Golden Age Remastered" Comic Collection plus a printed hardcover coffee table book of "The Golden Age Remastered" Comic Collection showing your true comic fanness to all who visit your abode. (approx. 500 pages. This is a big book.) [add $20 for shipping outside US]Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
All of the above plus become a partner in the collection and have creative influence including beta access and production credits.Estimated delivery: May 2012