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Did Hitler escape Nazi Germany? Our Allied heroes Alex Taylor and Conner Walsh are...Chasing Hitler.
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WHO AM I?:

My name is Hayley Nitz. I am a 17 year old high school Senior. I am a Gold Award candidate Ambassador Girl Scout, avid reader, fan of comic book movies, and creator and co-writer of Chasing Hitler.  My Uncle, Jai Nitz  - co-creator of El Diablo of Suicide Squad, Dream Thief, and Green Hornet -  is the other co-writer.  You can follow me on Twitter @chasinghitler or Jai at @jainitz1

Tweet from Aaron Stanford of X Men and 12 Monkeys fame on Chasing Hitler
Tweet from Aaron Stanford of X Men and 12 Monkeys fame on Chasing Hitler

ORIGIN:

The concept for Chasing Hitler started in American History class when I learned Hitler’s body was never identified after World War II. I found it interesting and started playing "what if he survived" with my Dad. That lead to research and seeing where Hitler could have gone to escape Germany and how. I started crafting a plausible fictional story based on actual accounts.

WHY KICKSTARTER: 

Chasing Hitler #1 was an absolute hit! Thank you to everyone that contributed. After #1 was completed I took the finished product to comic book publisher Red 5 Comics. They have decided to partner with me in distributing Chasing Hitler to the world. Once the remaining 3 issues are completed, Red 5 will distribute the book. This partnership has greatly reduced the printing and distribution costs. I do still have to complete issues 2-4 and that is why I am here.  I need your generosity to pay the penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, and cover artists .  As a high school student with limited means, I am back on Kickstarter asking for your help. 

Cover #2 by Mike Norton
Cover #2 by Mike Norton

STORY:

The story picks up at the Fuhrer Bunker where our heroes, Major Alex Taylor and Major Conner Walsh meet the Russians that discovered Hitler's body.  Still unconvinced Hitler is dead, they proceed to ask questions only to be stopped and dismissed.  An unforeseen ally with their own agenda gives Taylor and Walsh the opportunity they are looking for.  The ability to chase Hitler!

The first arc leads across continents introducing many new allies and villains.  Will our heroes ultimately find Hitler and bring him to justice?  Read and find out.

Cover #3 by Nathan Szerdy
Cover #3 by Nathan Szerdy

THE TEAM:

We have the same team in place that brought you the interior of issue #1: Co-writers Jai Nitz (El Diablo and Dream Theif) and Hayley Nitz, penciler/inker Jethro Morales (Green Hornet), colorist Marie Enger (Pistolwhip), letterer Chris Crank (Toshiro), and three amazing cover artists: Mike Norton (Blue Beetle, Battle Pug), newcomer Nathan Szerdy, and Phil Hester (Green Arrow, Ant Man, Shipwreck).

You can see more of our artists work at:

Mike Norton - www.ihatemike.com or follow him on Twitter at @themikenorton

Nathan Szerdy - www.nathanszerdyart.com

Phil Hester - follow Phil on Twitter @philhester

John Lucas - follow John on Twitter @himwhatjolts or Facebook facebook.com/johnjoltinjohnnylucas/?fref-ts

 BUDGET:

We have a complete story written for issue 2 and 3, all 3 covers, and issue two is currently in the inking phase.  I have put everything I have from our initial budget and convention sales into reducing the total production cost. I have personally contributed $2,225 to make this dream a reality. Our goal is $9,995 to cover the expenses of paying the creative team, postage, Kickstarter fees, and supplying rewards to our loyal backers.

We think we have some very attractive giveaway items to fit every budget. The overwhelming request for T-shirts has been answered!  They will be included in our rewards.  We hope you will support Chasing Hitler and spread the word.

Rewards

Six original Deadpool sketches by John Lucas!!!

John Lucas Deadpool sketch
John Lucas Deadpool sketch

 El Diablo package signed by the entire creative team of Jai Nitz, Phil Hester, and Ande Parks!!!

 Dream Thief package - both trade paperbacks signed by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood!!!

Harley Quinn pin up by Nathan Szerdy - available in the rewards section
Harley Quinn pin up by Nathan Szerdy - available in the rewards section

BACKER BONUSES

Want to see inked pages 1-5 of issue #2 by Jethro Morales? Once we hit 25 backers those pages will be released. - COMPLETED

Pages 6-10 issue #2 by Jethro Morales once we hit 50 backers. - COMPLETED

Our next backer reward is to release inked pages 11-15 for issue #2 once we hit 75 backers. - COMPLETED - as a BONUS we are updating the first five inked pages with the colored pages.

Our next backer bonus is to release the Phil Hester cover at 100 backers.

Here are PAGES 1-10.  Enjoy!

Check out this amazing pin up by Scott Drummond.

Scott Drummond pin up
Scott Drummond pin up

 Issue #2 - released pages

Chasing Hitler #2 page 1
Chasing Hitler #2 page 1
Chasing Hitler #2 page 2
Chasing Hitler #2 page 2
Chasing Hitler #2 page 3
Chasing Hitler #2 page 3
Chasing Hitler #2 page 4
Chasing Hitler #2 page 4
Chasing Hitler #2 page 5
Chasing Hitler #2 page 5
Issue #2 page 6 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 6 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 7 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 7 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 8 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 8 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 9 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 9 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 10 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 10 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 11 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 11 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 12 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 12 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 13 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 13 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 14 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 14 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 15 - inks by Jethro Morales
Issue #2 page 15 - inks by Jethro Morales

Risks and challenges

Our only risk or challenge is funding. We have started production of the comic, but need Kickstarter to raise the funds to complete the project.

The talent team are all professionals in comics and our deadlines are reasonable.

Delays in shipping and printing may occur due to unforeseen elements outside our control. If that happens, I will communicate in a timely manner so everyone is informed and up to date.

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    Harley Quinn Print

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    Military picture on inside back cover

    With Veteran's Day right around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to honor those that have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Chasing Hitler wants to give you that opportunity. If you have seen the back cover of Chasing Hitler #1 you saw a picture on my Great Great Uncle that served in Patton's Third Army. Send us a picture of your military loved one and we will make them the back cover of Chasing Hitler.
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    Deadpool is back!

    Our friend John Lucas has heard the cries for more Deadpool and he has answered! Marvel Deadpool artist John Lucas is crafting 4 new ORIGINAL sketches just for Chasing Hitler! Follow John on Twitter @himwhatjolts or Facebook facebook.com/johnjoltinjohnnylucas/?fref-ts

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    One original art page pencils and inks from randomly selected from issues 2-4
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    Suicide Squad Most Wanted Package

    Want to know what El Diablo of Suicide Squad is doing now? Get Suicide Squad Most Wanted featuring El Diablo to find out. Receive issues 1-6 signed by co-creator Jai Nitz.

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    Deadpool is back....AGAIN!!!

    Due to overwhelming support for this reward, our friend John Lucas has heard the cries for more Deadpool and he has answered yet again! Marvel Deadpool artist John Lucas is crafting 6 new ORIGINAL 11x14 sketches just for Chasing Hitler! Follow John on Twitter @himwhatjolts or Facebook facebook.com/johnjoltinjohnnylucas/?fref-ts

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    Greg Smallwood exclusive

    Who doesn't want more Greg Smallwood? Our Eisner winning cover artist of #1 and current artist on Marvel's Moon Knight, Greg has agreed to help out Chasing Hitler again! In addition to our $75 reward level, Greg will provide a reward that has a random signed and remarked (small MK head sketch on the cover) Moon Knight issue, a signed Moon Knight 6x8 mini-print, and a sketch trading card with a character head shot of the your choosing. This is an amazing offer!!!

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    Original art commission by Ande Parks

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    Original art commission by Nathan Szerdy

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    Character likeness

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    Dream Thief Package

    Dream Thief Package - Don't miss the opportunity to get a signed volume 1 and 2 of Dream Thief!!!

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    El Diablo Package

    If you loved Suicide Squad then this package is for you. Get the first appearance of Suicide Squad member Chato Santana signed by the entire creative team of jai Nitz, Phil Hester, and Ande Parks!!!

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