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Simon FurmanBy Simon Furman
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Simon FurmanBy Simon Furman
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£6,201
pledged of £12,000pledged of £12,000 goal
106
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 8 2016 9:11 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

TO THE DEATH is the new creator-owned online digital comic book saga from Simon Furman and Geoff Senior (co-creators of Dragon’s Claws and Death’s Head, and the writer & artist of numerous Transformers comics). This Kickstarter is to bring to life a print-only prequel in the shape of an exclusive graphic novel.

A combat veteran, returning from off-world wars, is pulled into a battle with the monstrous Tri-Corp that he cannot hope to win.

Set in 2674 AD, this hard-edged and visceral sci-fi saga is presented digitally, in downloadable episodes, with a one-off exclusive print graphic novel, To The Death: Forged By Fire (featuring a story not available in digital format). 

The story revolves around Aleksy Dryagin (aka Komodo), a combat veteran returning to Earth after a soul-destroying tour of duty in the depths of space with his Pacifier Squad, ready for retirement but instead pulled into a searing conflict with the all-powerful Tri-Corp, the conjoined Corporation that runs the planet. 

With the fate of twelve billion lives hanging perilously in the balance, Dryagin must gird himself for one last battle… that he cannot possibly win.

While To The Death — with its unique full-frame per screen format — was always envisioned as a digital project for the digital age, our core readership still likes something in print and paper, and we aim to deliver that with To The Death: Forged By Fire – a 48-page, full colour hardback (landscape format) graphic novel, showcasing Geoff’s amazing and vibrant art on high quality paper stock.

Shipping Costs:

UK - £5 per book

Worldwide - £10 per book

 

To The Death has been a mammoth undertaking, far bigger in scope and scale than either of us realized, and has required the unpaid help of our very talented and patient friends to see it to fruition. No matter what, To The Death (the digital comic book) will appear on our website (www.to-the-death.com) in 18 downloadable web-episodes (the first free-to-view), but to create and fund a print graphic novel – something we both wanted to do from the start – we need the help of Kickstarter patrons. We decided to make the graphic novel available only to those who join this Kickstarter campaign – a true exclusive.

Rewards

The printed graphic novel is the main aim of the campaign. Additionally there are reward levels that include signed copies, having your name in the book as a contributor to its creation, and full subscriptions to the on-line digital only saga of To The Death!

For those of you who want to own a unique piece of Geoff Senior artwork, there is an option to get a sketch of a character of your choosing. Here are some examples of what to expect!

 

 

 

 

Spread the word, we need your help to make this print version become a reality!

 

 

 

 

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Risks and challenges

To The Death: Forged By Fire has already been completed; the script and artwork have been a labour of love by Geoff and myself as we realised the digital story (www.to-the-death.com) deserved a prequel and also the ability to see Geoff's amazing artwork in a printed format; exclusively through this Kickstarter.

The Kickstarter campaign enables the creators involved to be paid for the work they have produced, and will ensure the full To The Death story can be completed via the digital platform, as well as giving you an exclusive printed graphic novel that will not be available anywhere else in this format.

If we do not reach the funding goal,TTD will still go ahead in it's original online digital format, it will mean that this exclusive prequel graphic novel will have to be placed to one side for the foreseeable future until we can consider other release/printing options.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Advance Scout

    - Download code for Web-episode #2 of the online-only To The Death series
    - Exclusive TTD screen-saver

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    Field Artillery

    - Forged By Fire Original Graphic Novel
    - Download code for Web-episode #2 of the online-only To The Death series
    - Exclusive TTD screen-saver

    This is it - The Forged By Fire Hardcover, delivered straight to you!

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    Infantry

    - Forged By Fire Original Graphic Novel co-signed by the creators
    - Your name in the book
    - Download code for Web-episode #2 of the online-only To The Death series
    - Exclusive TTD screen-saver

    Forged By Fire OGN co-signed by Simon and Geoff, plus your name in the book thanking you for supporting TTD!

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    Pledge £60 or more About $78

    Vanguard Assault

    - Forged By Fire Original Graphic Novel co-signed by the creators
    - Your name in the book
    - Full subscription to all 18 episodes ofthe online-only To The Death series
    - Exclusive TTD screen-saver

    Forged By Fire OGN co-signed by Simon and Geoff, plus your name in the book thanking you for supporting TTD!

    Additionally, you will receive a full subscription to the on-line To The Death series - all 18 episodes of this epic!

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    Unit Commander

    - Geoff Senior Sketch!
    - Forged By Fire Original Graphic Novel co-signed by the creators
    - Your name in the book
    - Full subscription to all 18 episodes ofthe online-only To The Death series
    - Exclusive TTD screen-saver

    The ultimate package! Legendary artist Geoff Senior (Death's Head, Transformers, Dragon's Claws) will sketch you a single figure/character of your choosing (A4, single figure, black line drawings only).

    Plus, the Forged By Fire OGN co-signed by Simon and Geoff, and your name in the book thanking you for supporting TTD!

    Additionally, you will receive a full subscription to the on-line To The Death series - all 18 episodes of this epic!

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    Advanced Millinery

    - Everything in the UNIT COMMANDER reward level PLUS:
    - You will get Geoff Senior’s hat, as modelled in our Kickstarter video!
    - Geoff will provide you a letter of Geoff-authenticity for the hat (this will in reality be a note complaining about losing his hat)!
    -Your Geoff Senior sketch can now have TWO characters together, as opposed to one!
    -Limited to one lucky pledger!

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Funding period

- (30 days)