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The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 is the start of a planned comic mini-series; it tells of Lou Giannetti who has been left a unique legacy!
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The Crime Fighter Inquiry is a comic book project from writer Bill Zanowitz and artist Mark Parmon.Bill is the co-host of the Comic Book Bears and T.H.U.N.D.E.R.C.A.S.T. and whose past works as a comic writer have appeared in the Low Concept and Bandthology projects from King Bone Press and in the acclaimed POWER collection from GeeksOUT.Mark is best known as the writer and artist of the online comic, Grizzly & The Bear Patrol. They have teamed up to tell the story of Lou Giannetti. Lou is a middle aged divorced father of two who leads a fairly unspectacular life. That is until the death of his grandfather sparks a series of events that totally alters his world in ways he could never have imagined. In dealing with his grandfather’s estate he learns that his grandfather led a very different life than he had assumed. He discovers that, for a short time in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, there actually were costumed heroes on the streets of a few American cities. Lou also discovers what led to their sudden disappearance, the role his family members played in these events and that there are ramifications which last to the present day. And what follows in The Crime Fighter Inquiry is a story that shifts back and forth in time and place from Wilmington Delaware after World War Two to the Playboy Club in Chicago in the early seventies to the present day and is filled with action, mystery and a little bit of humor.

The first time that a number of the characters that exist in the world of The crime Fighter Inquiry appeared was in a six page prologue story in the Low Concept 3 anthology trade paperback that was released a couple of years ago from King Bone Press. Unfortunately, the print edition of this book has long been sold out. As part of this campaign you will see that we have provided the prologue for free (as well as on our Facebook and Tumblr pages) so that you have a sense of the flavor and the scope of the story Mark and Bill are hoping to tell. If you enjoy tales about super-heroes in a very traditional sense, there is something here for you. If you enjoy books loaded with conspiracies and secret histories there is something here for you. If you enjoy stories about the bonds of family there is something here for you. And if reading about a cold blooded assassin who can charm the pants off of you before he pulls the trigger is in your wheelhouse, there is something here for you as well.

The Crime Fighter Inquiry is envisioned as a six issue black and white series with color exteriors and we have started this campaign to fund the printing of the first issue. The Crime Fighter Inquiry is a book for mature audiences due to some coarse language and adult sexual situations.

Help us make this happen! We have a set a number of incentive levels with a wide variety of rewards. Hopefully one of the reward levels will be just right for you to contribute to.

THE CRIME FIGHTER INQUIRY: PROLOGUE

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We appreciate every dollar and everyone who helps spread the word. We do not believe it is the sole purpose of crowdfunding to fully fund a product that we intend to sell later at a profit. Your pledges will help us get the first issue of the series printed, send out review copies and help us be able to sell the books to shops at a discount rate (after all Kickstarter copies have been distributed) without taking a loss.

You will notice that we have not provided shipping for some rewards outside of the U.S. and Canada. We attempted to establish a flat rate for non-domestic shipping and apologize for not being able to provide that for each reward level for.

Risks and challenges

As with all Kickstarters, unforeseen delays may occur. Our goal is to have The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 into the hands of our backers by February of 2016. We have collaborated closely with friends who have had successful comic book Kickstarters in the past and have paid close attention to their takeaways in planning this campaign.

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    Pledge $1 to $4.99 USD and you will have our eternal thanks and will get a thank you mention on the www.crimefighterinquiry.com website when we are fully funded.

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    You will receive a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 e-mailed to you and a thank you mention on the www.crimefighterinquiry.com website when we are fully funded.

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    This reward level brings you one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book and a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker.

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    The "one to read, one to treasure" collector reward! You will receive TWO physical copies of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book and a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker. Both copies of the book must be mailed to the same physical address.

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    This reward level brings you one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker along with a copy of the BANDTHOLOGY 3 compilation comic book which features a story written by Crime Fighter Inquiry writer Bill Zanowitz.

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    This reward level brings you one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker along with a copy of the BANDTHOLOGY 3 compilation comic book which features a story written by Crime Fighter Inquiry writer Bill Zanowitz.

    THIS REPLACES WHAT ORIGINALLY WAS REWARD #4 DUE TO AN ERROR IN SHIPPING COSTS

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    The Crime Fighter Inquiry began life with a six page preview in the LOW CONCEPT 3 Anthology from King Bone Press. That graphic novel collection is long out of print but two copies have been unearthed for those who contribute to this reward level. Those who choose this also will receive one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker along with a copy of the BANDTHOLOGY 3 compilation comic book which features a story written by Crime Fighter Inquiry writer Bill Zanowitz.

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    The head sketch reward!! You will get one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker AND a B&W inked 8 1/2" by 11" head sketch by artist Mark Parmon. It can be of a character from The Crime Fighter Inquiry! It can be one of your favorite super-hero! It can be one of your mother! It can be one of your mother as your favorite super-hero! Whatever you want!

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    The original art reward!! You will get one physical copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker AND one page of original art by artist Mark Parmon from The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 (PLEASE NOTE THAT MARK DRAWS ON 8 1/2" by 11" PAPER SIZE: NOT THE REGULAR 11" BY 17" STANDARD ORIGINAL COMIC ART SIZE.)

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    The "have yourself drawn into a panel" reward!! Contribute at this level and a character based on you will be drawn into a panel in The Crime Fighter Inquiry issue #1. (You will need to provide front and side photographs of yourself for us.) You will also receive THREE physical copies of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 (because you will need to show off a bit), a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book and a Crime Fighter Inquiry sticker.

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    The half page ad reward!! Contribute at this level and we will place a half-page full color ad on the inside front cover of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 promoting your business, website or podcast. (You will need to provide to us the completed artwork for the ad.) In addition you will receive FIVE copies of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 to distribute to your customers or fans. Plus you will receive a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book and a whole bunch of Crime Fighter Inquiry stickers.

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    The full page ad reward!! Contribute at this level and we will place a half-page full color ad on the inside back cover of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 promoting your business, website or podcast. (You will need to provide to us the completed artwork for the ad.) In addition you will receive TEN copies of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1 to distribute to your customers or fans. Plus you will receive a pdf copy of The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1, a "thank you" in our gratitude listing in the book, an excessive amount of Crime Fighter Inquiry stickers PLUS an original piece of artwork from The Crime Fighter Inquiry #1.

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Funding period

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