EACH LEVEL WILL INCLUDE NEW ADD-ONS FOR THE PHYSICAL LEVELS, FOR FREE, FOR HELPING US GET FULLY FUNDED AND HELPING US GET OVER THESE THRESHOLDS.
$5000 UNLOCKED!: Additional 5 pages of story for a full 30 page story now. This story will be an add-on, written and drawn by Travis Hymel, and is FREE and unlocked now. What's this story about? You'll have to wait and see but here's a preview of the art:
$5500 UNLOCKED!!: Jordan Kroeger Variant Cover added to all levels $30 and higher. STICKERS AND EXTRA PRINTS added to each and every physical level and digital wallpaper added to digital only level. ALSO: The $5000 stretch goal of my getting a tattoo will be decided upon by all of you. The money DOES NOT come out of this Kickstarter and will be paid for out of my own pocket as a specific bonus because I love all of you for getting me to this level.
The retailer level, recently unlocked, has been updated to include something super special: A BRAND NEW VARIANT COVER! Local KC comic creators Damont Jordan and Bryan Timmins are crafting a brand new cover for this book that will only be available in the retailer level (OR as a $10 add on to your existing physical levels). There will be no other place to get this and it will not be available beyond this Kickstarter. Image will be uploaded once the final art is prepared and ready to go, but it will be SUPER RARE! This also opens the variant cover original art level, now with 3 covers to choose from. First come, first served, all available ONLY here.
The other unlocked levels are below:
$6500 UNLOCKED!!!: Thumb Wrestlers and Pin-Up Gallery! The Pin-Up gallery will be added, featuring art by Ally Cat, Erica Batton, Jake Booker, and many more. ONLY AVAILABLE DURING THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. The issue one from the Kickstarter will feature the pinup gallery but it will not be available when the book hits stores in 2019. The Thumb Wrestlers are a physical add-on for all physical levels $30 and higher! So keep pledging and pushing!
$7500 Stretch Goal!: ADDITIONAL PRINTS, BOOKMARKS, AND TRADING CARDS. ALL from the pinup gallery and original character art from the series. Available for all pledge levels at $30 and up for free!
$8500 Stretch Goal!: MAGNETS AND MORE TRADING CARDS! New levels to unlock!! New buttons level and POP FUNKO LEVEL will be opened. Want a physical pop vinyl of Agente? That level will open if we hit $8500 and above. It will be a specific pledge level while the magnets will be a bonus for all pledge levels $30 and above.
$9500 Stretch Goal!!!!!: PHIL HESTER AND ANDE PARKS VARIANT COVER!!!!! This is the big one. I want to hit this level so we can unlock this amazing cover. It will be available as an add-on for an additional $10 to your already pledged physical levels and it will be available in a very limited quantity. Help us hit this goal and all physical pledge levels $20 and higher will unlock all prints, bookmarks, and everything else. EVERYONE GETS MORE STUFF AT THIS LEVEL AND HIGHER.
ADD-ONS TO YOUR EXISTING LEVELS!
Add $10 to your existing pledge level for any variant cover you'd like. Add an additional $25 to your existing pledge level for each shirt to be added (up to XL, add $1 for XXL, $2 for XXXL, etc) and $25 per pin to add to existing levels. Add $50 to include a LUCHA mask! Only works if previously pledged as an add-on to an existing level. These costs cover additional shipping & handling as well!
FROM CW COOKE, CREATOR OF SOLITARY (SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE):
"Non-stop and full of energy, this book is irresistible!" - Mark Waid, writer (Captain America, Kingdom Come, Doctor Strange)
"Who could resist a comic about a crime-fighting Luchador...and why would you even try?" - Mark Russell, writer (The Flintstones, Snagglepuss Chronicles, Lone Ranger)
"L.U.C.H.A. is the Watchmen of Luchador/secret agent/monster fighting/absurdly fun comics. Lucha Libre Action! Lucha Libre Excitement! Lucha Libre Intrigue! What more do you people want?" - Ryan Prows, filmmaker (Lowlife)
"Exciting, clever, quirky, and action-packed! CW Cooke and Travis Hymel deliver full-blast fun and thrills. Cooke's script is fast-paced and original and Hymel's art is top-notch! Two thumbs way up!" - Brian Augustyn, writer and editor (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, Flash, Archie 1941)
"L.U.C.H.A. has great suspense with tons of actions and very nice and inventive art!" - Mike Deodato, Jr., artist (Infinity Wars, Thanos, Thor)
"It warms my cold cynical heart to see others tackle the wonderful Latinx sport of Lucha Libre in genre comics. This story has mystery, monsters and action. Basically the three things that are best in comics. So do yourselves a favor and check out this fun series. It's worth your time and money." - Marco Lopez, co-creator/writer (he Luchaverse, Puerto Rico Strong and Terminal Anthology #2)
"I liked it...having a hard time expressing why I liked it...It's Bond, Luchador Bond!" - Richard Pace, artist/cover artist (Second Coming, Imaginary Fiends)
"Bombastic and action-packed, Cooke and Hymel's L.U.C.H.A. brings a fun mixture of wrestling and super-heroics while simultaneously introducing a larger, possibly reality shaking mystery in this dynamic first issue!" - Justin Gray, writer (Billy the Kit, Power Girl, Jonah Hex)
"I am LOVING it. I'm a sucker for fluid action and beautiful colors and this comic has both to the extreme. 10/10 do recommend!" - Ren Famous (Cosplayer Extraordinaire, Friend of Luchadors Everywhere)
Hello! My name is CW Cooke and I've been working in independent comics since 2007. I've worked with companies like Big Dog Ink (Joan of Arc), Image Comics (Spread short story), Devil's Due (hit series Solitary with a soon to be released second volume which began as a Kickstarter), Action Lab (Stillwater), Pilot Studios (Always Punch Nazis vol 1 and more to come), Arcana, Viper, and Bluewater as well as in the self-published realm of comics.
My first series, Solitary (which many of you helped fund a few years back), has recently entered a development deal for film and television. Here's a link to see more about that and follow that progress as it happens:
Co-created with artist Travis Hymel and with colors by Jeremy Kahn and letters and logo by Micah Myers, we're working hard to bring our newest idea, L.U.C.H.A., to life. And Agente needs your help!
A HORROR WRESTLING EXTRAVAGANZA:
L.U.C.H.A. is the story of Agente, a luchador detective who spends his life solving low level crimes and murders, taking on any job that falls in his lap. He just so happens to get wrapped up in a murder campaign that involves vampires, wrestlers, and other notorious figures before the rug gets pulled out from under him...and the readers!
L.U.C.H.A. is one of the most fun things I've worked on in comics. Born from a simple idea as part of the Kayfabe anthology (a wrestling comic anthology put together by comic creators and wrestling fans alike, with the emphasis on wrestling as real), this story about Agente took on a life of its own because of the incredible working chemistry Travis and I had and the unbelievably insane story we came up with. The first ten pages will rock your socks off and after that it will swerve and take your breath away.
I've wanted to make a comic that was this insane for a long time, and I've found the perfect partners in crime. And we need your help because this beautiful work will require a lot to deliver the goods.
By pledging you're helping us see the series through to issue four. We're keeping our rewards focused around issue one, to keep this campaign simple, but we'll be sure to update you whenever new issues are available as well, and try to come up with some extra perks down the line to remember the backers who helped make this book's launch possible.
We have a lot of plans for stretch goals, but before we get there, hit that pledge button please! The rewards are at the bottom of this page.
WRITER: CW Cooke
ARTIST: Travis Hymel
COLORS: Jeremy Kahn
LETTERS/LOGO: Micah Myers
EDITS: Shawn Gabborin and Shawn Pryor
SPECIAL THANKS: Jay Huwer, Shawn Pryor, Jeremy Mohler, Kit Caoagas, Shawn Gabborin, Trevor Mueller, Steve Ekstrom, my wife, my wonderful friends, my team, and so many others that I'm probably forgetting that helped keep my mind at ease as I built this thing.
Risks and challenges
The first issue is completely drawn and in the process of being colored. We've begun work on issue two and plotted the rest of the first arc.
The only issues or setbacks that might come up at this point would be in relation to certain rewards and taking a bit of time to get them completed. The book is done, the colors are being completed, so getting it printed and delivered and all the rewards sent out is really the only challenge we face.
I am very open and honest. If something is taking time, I'm an easy person to find and I'm more than willing to admit to my mistakes and to make them right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (35 days)