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A superhero story by way of Green Mile. When a hero is wrongly executed on death row, he awakens to find that he may just be immortal. Read more

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A superhero story by way of Green Mile. When a hero is wrongly executed on death row, he awakens to find that he may just be immortal.

CW Cooke
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CW Cooke

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NEW UPDATE!!!!!

MYSTERY GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!!!!

Next big goal unlocked and another MYSTERY GOAL to come! If we hit $6500 (which is SO close), we unlock the Pin-Up Gallery and Short Story addition to issue one! Already locked in for pin-ups are Chris Fenoglio (colorist of Red City and artist on Weird Kids) and Matt Merhoff (Mercy Sparx) and more to come! *Add in Carl Yonder (cover artist extraordinaire for Solitary as well as artist of Pirate Noir)! He'll also be doing Short Story on top of his pin-up!! Other notices have gone out and more will follow!!!

The Short Stories will be announced soon (from a number of different amazing artists with vastly different and fun styles) and will focus specifically on different eras for the characters involved.

Next MYSTERY GOAL to be announced following! Let's do this!!!

UPDATE!!!!!!!

STRETCH GOALS!!!!

At $5000, everyone who has pledged $20 or more will receive a poster or sticker set. The choice is yours and will be made available once we hit $5000 (and you'll choose via the surveys at the end)!

At $6000, everyone who has pledged $20 or more will receive a digital copy of issue two FOR FREE plus the sticker set or poster. Once we hit $6000, issue two will ALSO become available as a separate sale item as well!

Once the $6000 goal has been met, a new MYSTERY STRETCH GOAL will appear and will knock your socks off!

*Also, a new shirt has been added. Your choice in shirt is NOW available!

NEW REWARD: BEHIND BARS VARIANT COMBO

New reward level added! The new cover ONLY available through Kickstarter and will be available nowhere else: SOLITARY: BEHIND BARS VARIANT COMBO. This includes Solitary Issue 1: Behind Bars Variant Cover and the Solitary line art card set. This reward CAN be added to any pledge level by adding $10 to your pledge.

Solitary Issue 1: Behind Bars Variant Cover
Solitary Issue 1: Behind Bars Variant Cover
Solitary Line Art Card Set
Solitary Line Art Card Set

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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, Devil's Due, Action Lab, Arcana, Viper, and Bluewater as well as in the self-published realm of comics.

Now with the help of art team Nando Souzamotta, Greg & Fake Studio, and Carl Yonder, we're working hard to bring my newest idea to life.

"A promising new comic that explores the tragic reality of sin while speculating on the horrors of immortality. A book to keep your eyes on."

-Vince Hernandez, Vice President and Editor-In-Chief, Aspen Comics

Orange Is The New Cape:

Solitary is the story of Tim Hill, a man convicted to death row for crimes he didn't commit. He is executed, and upon being executed, he awakens to find that he is immortal and death row is really going to suck.

This book, Solitary, is my baby. It's the one comic I've been working on for my entire life in one way or another. It started as a comic I wrote and drew myself as a kid and blossomed into this entire world that I need your help to bring to life.

I've put a lot of my own money into making this book and have received an agreement from comic publisher Devil's Due Entertainment to publish the series, but first the creative team and I need to deliver on getting the series finished.

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.


Exclusive Kickstarter Cover:

Issue 1 Cover - by Carl Yonder. This cover will be a clean "virgin" cover with no logos, with high end UV spot gloss accents
Issue 1 Cover - by Carl Yonder. This cover will be a clean "virgin" cover with no logos, with high end UV spot gloss accents

 Interior Pages:

Issue 2 Cover (stretch goal coming)

Risks and challenges

The first issue is completely drawn and is in the process of being colored and lettered now. The series is being submitted as an ongoing series and the second issue is also complete.

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.

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FAQ

  • You can add any reward you want to your existing pledge. All you have to do is add that pledge amount to your current pledge level and you're all set. When the surveys are submitted, we would just need to know what you added to the reward itself! This includes issue two which is available to add as a $3 increase for digital and a $5 increase for print.

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  • It means more pages for you! The short stories and pin-ups should be from some familiar faces and from some up and coming artists who you will want to know. No increase in price to the first issue, just an increase in pages!!

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  • I did indeed. There will be a number of t-shirt options at the end of the funding. The one you see on this page PLUS a shirt that mimics the front cover of the book with different color options. Working on getting an image up on the site for it now, but it should reflect the front cover of issue one, including those numbers.

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Rewards

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    DIGITAL COMIC: You get the first issue via an easy-to-download link. PDF format.

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    ISSUE 1: STANDARD COVER: The same cover that will be available through comic book stores nationwide, but signed by creator CW Cooke.

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    ISSUE 1: KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE: This version features a cover exclusive to the Kickstarter campaign, featcuring a UV spot gloss coating and is absent of logos and text like the standard version. Just the art!. Signed by CW Cooke.

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    BEHIND BARS VARIANT AND CARD COMBO: This has been unlocked by you! Because we've been fully funded, this exclusive cover, drawn by regular cover artist Carl Yonder, is NOW available. With this special cover, you will also receive a three card set, exclusive to this reward.*

    *To add this exclusive cover to any reward level, add $10 to your previous pledge and make sure to let us know on the survey at the end.

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    7 backers Limited (18 left of 25)

    ISSUE 1: LINE-ART EDITION: A limited release of the entire issue, featuring clean black & white line-art - no colors! This DOES include the word balloons so you can still follow the story. Signed by CW Cooke

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    PRINT: Pick the print of your choosing. 11" x 17", shipped rolled in a cardboard tube or box.

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    25 backers

    COMIC & PRINT COMBO: You get the Kickstarter Exclusive version of issue #1 (signed by CW Cooke) and the print of your choice.

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    9 backers

    COMIC & BUTTON SET COMBO: You get the Kickstarter Exclusive version of issue #1 (signed by CW Cooke) and a set of six 1" buttons featuring characters and elements from Solitary.

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    RETAILER BUNDLE: Mystery Reward unlocked! This bundle (FOR RETAILERS ONLY) will get you 15 copies of the comic, 5 signed by writer CW Cooke, as well as a mini promo poster for your store AND additional promotional swag. One of the 15 copies will be the Kickstarter exclusive copy! At the end of the campaign, the retailer must provide shipping account info for your store and additional copies can be signed upon request. Want to add more copies? You can increase the amount in increments of ten copies, just make sure to add additional funds per copies added!

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    45 backers Limited (5 left of 50)

    COMIC BUNDLE: HOLY TRINITY: You get all three versions of the book signed by CW Cooke. The Kickstarter Exclusive, the Standard edition, and the Black & White Line-Art Edition.

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    PRINT SET: All three prints, rolled and packed in a sturdy cardboard tube, sent to your door.

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    9 backers

    SHIRT AND COMIC: Receive a signed copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive version of issue 1 and a T-shirt featuring artwork from the comic between sizes S through XXL male & female. And don't worry, we'll use a decent T-shirt quality, along the lines of Tultex Fine.

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    1 backer

    BLANK SKETCH COVER: This is a new reward unlocked by you! The blank cover an be received completely blank OR you can have a short story written by the writer, CW Cooke, or a bust sketch drawn by cover artist Carl Yonder! Your choice! Again, something for the collector in you!

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    4 backers

    SHIRT, COMIC AND PRINT: Receive a signed copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive version of issue 1 and a T-shirt featuring artwork from the comic between sizes S through XXL male & female, and a print of your choice.

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    JURY DUTY: That's right, you and eleven others will be the jury in a future issue! You'll receive a commission sketch featuring yourself as the juror as well the exclusive Kickstarter edition of issue one, signed by CW Cooke

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    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    CUSTOM MUG-SHOT SKETCH: Solitary cover artist Carl Yonder will illustrate your incarcerated face (possibly with a superhero cape or other ensemble) in the form of your own personal prison mug-shot. Plus a copy of issue 1, Kickstarter exclusive cover signed by CW Cooke.

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    THE BLEEDING COOL LAST MEAL: Because of all of you wonderful people, this incredibly awesome deal is now available. Pledge and receive BOTH shirt designs (sized S through XXL in female or male sizes) and all THREE covers (The Comic Bundle Holy Trinity: Kickstarter Exclusive, Standard Edition, and Black and White Line-Art Edition), all signed by the writer, CW Cooke.

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    ORIGINAL ART PAGES: Looking for something else to put up on your walls? Look no further than these incredible original art pages from our artists, featuring the interior line art by Nando Souzamotta! Pages are first come, first served so get in and get in quick!

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    PAROLE HEARING: Get your script and writing samples critiqued by the writer, CW Cooke, via phone or Skype (your choice). Josh Blaylock of Devil's Due is also willing to assist and critique if requested. Sessions will last an hour at a time. Once the review is complete, the time is yours! Talk shop, talk comics, get tips on how to succeed or break in, etc. Also includes a signed copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive cover!

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    CONJUGAL CARE PACKAGE: You get the motherload! Almost everything in the entire reward offerings: All three versions of issue #1, all three prints, a shirt, a button set, and a custom mug shot sketch.

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    GO TO PRISON! This reward gets you an actual cameo IN the comic. Your likeness will be illustrated behind bars alongside our hero somewhere in the story. And you get five copies of the issue signed by CW Cooke.

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    FOREIGN TRANSLATION RIGHTS. Are you a publisher producing books in languages other than English? This reward gets you the right to produce the first issue in another language of your choice, and right of first refusal to publish subsequent issues for a year thereafter. Contact me directly for more details.

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    SPONSORSHIP: Receive a 1/2 page ad in issue #1, plus a special shout out on the inside front cover that reads: Made possible in part by [YOU]. And you'll get 5 copies each of the Kickstarter exclusive edition and the standard edition first issue.

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    EXCLUSIVE COVER & LIVE SIGNING. Get your own special variant cover of the comic, and CW Cooke will come to sign at your location. Travel must be covered by backer. Please send a personal message to work out details before pledging.

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