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Imagine you had superpowers...in Vegas! Collects the SCAM mini-series & all-new SCAMthology in an over-sized 256 page hardcover! Read more

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Imagine you had superpowers...in Vegas! Collects the SCAM mini-series & all-new SCAMthology in an over-sized 256 page hardcover!

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Thank you for making the SCAM Ultimate Collection Happen. Keep tabs with SCAM and all things ComixTribe at ComixTribe.com.

STRETCH GOAL #2 - $28,000 - All Backers Names Printed on a Thank You Page in the Book!

“It’s better to die a conman, than live like a mark!”SCAM is an “X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven″-style series that follows a team of super-powered grifters on the biggest con of their lives...taking down a Vegas casino and getting revenge on a former teammate who double-crossed them. 

For the first time ever, I'm collecting the entire sold-out ComixTribe mini-series into a deluxe over-sized hardcover collection, also featuring the never-before-released SCAMthology - 15 brand new SCAM stories by a handpicked crew of outstanding comic creators!

With the help of Kickstarter and backers like you, I'll be able to create the definitive SCAM collection, and produce a 256-page, full-cover, over-sized hardcover collecting the 144 page SCAM mini-series, and the all new 100+ page SCAMthology, featuring 15 amazing super-powered heist stories by some of my favorite writers and artists.

The SCAM Mini-series

SCAM #1 first made waves in January 2012, when its first print run of just 777 copies, made available in only 21 comic book stores, sold-out. This initial DIY success helped ComixTribe achieve a Diamond distribution deal, letting us roll out the SCAM series to hundreds of other retailers around the world. Between August 2012 and December 2013, the rest of the SCAM mini-series was released in serial format, selling out at the distributor level.

Now, for the first time ever, we're collecting the entire series into a deluxe, over-sized hardcover collection.

STRETCH GOAL #1 - $26,500 - SPOT UV Cover Treatment - UNLOCKED!

Want a Taste of SCAM?

Read the first 22 pages of SCAM right here, right now!

The SCAMthology

In the pages of SCAM, I wanted to create a vast universe of colorful cons and crooks, with limitless storytelling potential. While I packed as much action and intrigue into the SCAM mini-series as possible, I wanted to load even more into this Ultimate Collection.

So, I put together the right crew for the job, and assembled some of the most talented writers and artists making waves in creator-owned comics today, and asked them to play in the SCAM sandbox.

15 Tales of Superpowered Heists and Hijinx

When extreme paranoia brings Hack to the office of Dr. Goodfellow, psychiatrist to the rich and powerful, issues get resolved that have little to do with his psychosis.

"The Nut Job" written by Tyler James (The Red Ten, EPIC), art by Will Robson (Unit 5), breakdowns by Jonathan Rector (The Standard), color by Dessi Cakra.

Hell hath no fury like Michelle scorned! Left for dead at the scene of a bank robbery, Michelle is determined to get her hands on the man responsible: her loving boyfriend!

"Guy Trouble" written by Rich Douek (Gutter Magic), art by Joe Eisma (Morning Glories), color by Hugo Froes.

The rest of the crew would never guess what their resident party animal, Pint, does with his free time. Sometimes the scammer is actually scamming himself.

"My Name is Pint" written by Josh Flanagan (The Remote, Boston), art by Doug Hills (Dixon's Notch), color by Hugo Froes.

Midas’ intended bank robbery goes wrong when masked gunmen attack first. Now it’s just a matter of survival.

"Withdrawal Symptoms" written by Jamie Gambell (Department O, The Hero Code), art by Daniel Picciotto, color by Miguel Marques.

After a con goes awry, the crew seek solace at a local bar, but Pint isn’t one to let a bad day ruin his entertainment!

"The Rounds" written by Steve Colle, art by Kirk Manley (Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers), color by Miguel Marques.

Pint has a very unique gift: the more alcohol he drinks, the stronger, faster and more durable he gets. But when he's given a near-impossible mission, just how much booze is he willing to chug to get the job done? And just how much of it will he remember in the morning?

"Hammered" written by John Lees (The Standard, And Then Emily Was Gone), art by Alex Cormack (Cuddlers, Oxymoron).

Tru awakens in a warehouse to a blinding spotlight shining in his face. Who is his captor and what is his deadly agenda? Now’s not the time for psychology; it’s time to get physical.

"The Machine" written by Ben McCool (Pigs, Choker), art by Alex Diotto (Southern Dog), color by Ty Tyner.

The Vegas skyline changes constantly as casino owners cut their current losing properties in order to attempt new venues and ventures. In the midst of a former Strip icon closing, Tru considers starting something new himself.

"The Fall of the Cherry Blossom" written by Nolan T. Jones (Colonial Souls), art by Joe Mulvey (SCAM).

Every memory is a lie, and everyone is a liar. Doc knows this best of all.

"The Big Lie" written by Paul Allor (Strange Nation, TMNT, GI Joe), art by Aaron Houston (Clockwork, Oxymoron), color by Ryan Lee.

Midas’ annual thefts at the JA New York Winter Show aren’t about the money as much as they are about the guilt he has towards his mamma.

"Guilt" written by Steve Forbes (Runners), art by Daniel J Logan (GhostTown, EXO-1), color by Vasco Sobral.

Three of Chiyoko Hashimoto’s briefcases are stolen by the crew and she’ll do anything to get them back, including running three high speed, high flying chases through the streets of Las Vegas. But are the contents of the cases what the con men are really after?

"Three Car Monte" written by Ryan K Lindsay (Fatherhood, Ghost Town), art by Adam Masterman (Echo Callaway), color by Vasco Sobral.

Michelle is conned by her own crewmates into stealing the jewels from a fetishist senator. Diamonds, that is.

"Let's Get This Party Started" written by Amy Chu (Girls Night Out), art by Brian Shearer (GI Joe, William the Last), color by Arsia Rozegar.

Mike the Bartender spins a classic fairy tale in a way you ain't never seen before!

"A SCAM Fairy Tale" written by Amy Chu, art by CP Wilson, III (The Stuff of Legend, Wraith), Joe Mulvey (SCAM), color by Ryan Lee.

 Hack is on a new anxiety medication, the side-effects of which put a heist in jeopardy.

"Ghost Shit" written by Joe Mulvey (SCAM), art by Nick Pitarra (Manhattan Projects).

The heist is over...what happens next will blow you away.

"Epilogue" written by Jason Ciaramella (The Cape), art by Joe Mulvey (SCAM), color by Ryan Lee.

The Loot!

>>>View Available SCAM Art Here<<<

>>>Another Backers Only Bonus Coming at 350 Backers<<<

Why Kickstarter?

We want to make a premium over-sized hardcover for collectors and fans who appreciate a well made book. Kickstarter has emerged as the single best platform for creators and small publishers like ComixTribe to fund the creation of premium graphic novels.

While we love our retail and distribution partners, ComixTribe sales through those channels alone are nowhere near large enough to support the creation of this kind of book. But with the support of backers like you here on Kickstarter, we can and will make it happen.

Plus, we look at the Kickstarter campaign as a month long online party. I've spent nearly every day the last three years working on SCAM, and now that it's done, I'm ready to have some fun. I hope you join me!

How Will the Kickstarter Funds Be Used?

All Kickstarter funds will be used to pay for the printing and fulfillment of the books and other rewards, and to help off-set the costs of creating this 256-page monstrosity. Should we raise more than the target goal, we'll look at making the book and the campaign even better.

Risks and challenges

I sincerely thank you for considering backing this project. While every creative project has its share of challenges, I’ve taken the following steps to mitigate the risk associated fulfilling this project:

1) The book is complete will be ready to go to print before the campaign ends! I finished the SCAM mini-series in October 2013 and the final issue hit the stands in December. The SCAMthology crew have been working hard over the past year complete this tremendous book. The most difficult and time-coming part of the project is behind us, which means we can go directly to print once funding is secured.

2) While this is my first Kickstarter project, I'll be aided in the fulfillment by Tyler James and ComixTribe, who have successfully funded, and more importantly FULFILLED two successful Kickstarters in the past (EPIC and OXYMORON.) While this is a big project, it's one we're well-positioned to handle.

3) Our printer is reliable! We’re working with Trivision, a well-respected print shop that does books for Image, IDW, Th3rdWorld Studios and more. To date, ComixTribe has printed more than 14,000 copies of comic books with Trivision, and they’ve never let us down.

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    $1 ANTE - Get "THE NUT JOB" an 8-page SCAM short written by Tyler James, with breakdowns by Jon Rector and art by Will Robson, delivered as a DRM-free PDF. Includes the finished short, original script, layouts, line-art, so you can see the process start to finish. Plus, get access to all BACKERS-ONLY Bonuses! (Included in all $1+ levels.

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    SCAM Volume 1 Digital Deluxe: Get a PDF download of the 144 page SCAM mini-series by Joe Mulvey, collecting SCAM #1-4 plus loads of digital-only extras.

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    SCAMthology Digital Deluxe: Get a PDF download of the 100+ page SCAMthology, featuring 15 stories by top creators, including Joe Mulvey, Nick Pitarra, Joe Eisma, CP Wilson, Ben McCool, Jason Ciaramella, Tyler James, and many more!

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    SCAM Ultimate Collection Digital Deluxe: Get a PDF download of the definitive SCAM collection, containing the complete SCAM mini-series AND the all-new, 15 story SCAMthology, plus a treasure-trove of digital-only extras. More than 300-pages of comics loot by Mulvey and his crew! (Also included in all $12+ pledges.)

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    DIGITAL DRINKER'S PACK - Contains a Custom SCAM Pint Glass and Bottle Opener/Key Chain, along with the SCAM Ultimate Collection Digital Deluxe PDF. Every comic you read will be better along with a beverage drunk from that pint glass...that comes with the Mulvey Guarantee!

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    COMIXTRIBE #1s DIGITAL JACKPOT - Get the SCAM Ultimate Collection Digital Deluxe PDF, containing the complete SCAM mini-series AND the all-new, 15 story SCAMthology. Also get Digital Deluxe PDFs of all ComixTribe #1s, including: Oxymoron Vol. 1, TEARS of the DRAGON #1, THE RED TEN #1, THE STANDARD #1, and EPIC #1 Pilot (Foil-Stamped). That's 500+ pages of content!

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    SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover: Get a print copy of the definitive SCAM collection, containing the complete SCAM mini-series AND the complete, never-before-released SCAMthology. 256 full-color, over-sized comic pages by Mulvey and his crew!

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    SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover ARTIST EDITION - A print copy of the definitive SCAM collection, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, with an original sketch inside by a SCAM artist. 256 full-color, over-sized comic pages by Mulvey and his crew!

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    SCAM Ultimate Collection Retailer 4-Pack: Get four (4) shrink-wrapped copies of the definitive SCAM collection, containing the complete SCAM mini-series AND the complete SCAMthology. 256 full-color, over-sized comic pages by Mulvey and his crew! (Available to Retailers Only)

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    THE DOUBLE DOWN - Get TWO (2) copies of the SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover, containing the complete SCAM mini-series AND the complete, never-before-released SCAMthology. 256 full-color, over-sized comic pages by Mulvey and his crew!

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    RACK MY BOOK PACK - Includes the SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover + RACK MY BOOK, a 100-minute video workshop, with 60+ page resource guide outlining a step-by-step micro-distribution strategy to get retailers to carry YOUR independent comic book! + 30-minute Skype call with ComixTribe publisher Tyler James and Joe Mulvey, to talk about YOUR projects!

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    MULVEY HARDCOVER COLLECTION - A print copy of the definitive SCAM collection, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, and a copy of the rare (150 copy print run) Mulvey "You Talkin' to Me?" OXYMORON Volume 1 artist edition hardcover, also with sketch plate and signed by Joe.

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    HIGH ROLLER PACKAGE -
    A print copy of the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION ARTIST EDITION, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, with an original sketch inside by a SCAM artist + custom SCAM Pint Glass + Choice of SCAM t-shirt + signed Joe Mulvey SCAM mini-print. What a score!

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    THE SCAM OF LEGEND PACK - A print copy of the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, and a copy of THE STUFF OF LEGEND OMNIBUS 1 hardcover, signed and with a SCAM-Pooh sketch from series artist Charles Paul Wilson, III. Two incredible hardcovers, 600+ pages of content!

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    THE GLORIOUS SCAM PACK - A print copy of the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, and a copy of MORNING GLORIES DELUXE HARDCOVER VOLUME 1 (352-pages), signed and with a sketch from series artist "Gentleman" Joe Eisma, easily the classiest man in comics. Two incredible hardcovers, 600+ pages of content!

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    COMIXTRIBE #1s JACKPOT - Get the SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover ARTIST EDITION - and also get print copies of all ComixTribe #1s, including: Oxymoron Vol. 1 (Hardcover), TEARS of the DRAGON #1 (softcover), THE RED TEN #1, THE STANDARD #1, and EPIC #1 Pilot (Foil-Stamped). That's 500+ pages of content to get you caught up on everything ComixTribe!

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    ARTIST EDITION DOUBLE DOWN - Get TWO (2) Copies of the SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover ARTIST EDITION, both include a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, with an original sketch inside by a SCAM artist. 256 full-color, over-sized comic pages by Mulvey and his crew!

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    EISNER-NOMINATED WRITER JASON CIARAMELLA SCRIPT CRITIQUE PACKAGE - In addition to your artist addition SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover, you’ll get to have your 22-page script or story synopsis critiqued by Jason Ciaramella, the Eisner-Nominated writer of IDW’s THE CAPE, Magic The Gathering, Thumbprints, and SCAM #0: CROSSWORDS. Jason will also throw in a signed copy of SCAM #0!

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    ALEX CORMACK COMMISSION PACK - Get the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION ARTIST EDITION and a one-of-a-kind, 11x17 commission of the character of your choice by SCAMthology contributing artist ALEX CORMACK (Oxymoron, Cuddlers.)

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    ART COLLECTOR VIP PACKAGE - Contains everything in the HIGH ROLLER PACKAGE + a page of original art from SCAM by Joe Mulvey! Select the page of your choice from a curated batch of Mulvey's favorites from the SCAM mini-series. (Selections will be made on a first back, first serve basis.) Also includes a print copy of the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION ARTIST EDITION, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, with an original sketch inside by a SCAM artist + custom SCAM Pint Glass + Choice of SCAM t-shirt + signed Joe Mulvey SCAM mini-print. An absolute steal!

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    EISNER-NOMINATED LETTERER DERON BENNETT PACKAGE - In addition to your SCAM Ultimate Collection Hardcover, you'll get the services of Deron Bennett and ANDWorld Design, the multi-Eisner-Nominated letterer of Jim Henson's Tale of Sand, SCAM, and books for most major publishers. Deron will provide professional caliber lettering to your 10-page comic short. You can also upgrade to a full 22-pages of lettering for just $339. Visit http://andworlddesign.com for more of Deron's work.

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    MULVEY/SOTOMAYOR COVER - In need of top notch cover for your book? Joe Mulvey will draw you a cover, and veteran Marvel color artist Chris Sotomayor will color it for you. Once created, you'll get a print-resolution file and have unlimited copyright to the image. You can use it as a standard or variant cover for your series! Of course, I'll also throw in SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION HARDCOVER as well.

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    MULVEY COMMISSION VIP PACKAGE - Get an 11x17 original commission of the character of your choice by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey! Also includes a page of original art from the SCAM mini-series that Joe will select just for you + everything in the HIGH ROLLER PACKAGE -- a print copy of the SCAM ULTIMATE COLLECTION ARTIST EDITION, includes a numbered Artist Edition Tip Plate, signed by SCAM creator Joe Mulvey, with an original sketch inside by a SCAM artist + custom SCAM Pint Glass + Choice of SCAM t-shirt + signed Joe Mulvey SCAM mini-print. Boo-yah! (Note: High-Roller pack will ship in May, separate from commissions, which may take up to an additional 3 months to complete.)

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    DEATH BY GHOST PACK - Includes EVERYTHING in the $159 ART COLLECTOR VIP PACK, plus I'll draw YOU getting killed by a ghost in the 1st issue of my next comic book series! Includes a signed copy of that issue when released, and an 11x17 full color print of the page from the comic in which you meet that ghastly demise!

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    GHOSTLY RESURRECTION PACK - Includes EVERYTHING in the $159 ART COLLECTOR VIP PACK, plus I'll draw YOU...as a GHOST in the 1st issue of my next comic book series! A one of a kind reward, your likeness will be immortalized as a featured character. Includes a signed copy of that issue when released, and the original comic book art from the page in which you make your first ghostly appearance!

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    THE ULTIMATE MULVEY PACK - This is the big one! You'll get EVERYTHING in the $325 Mulvey Commission Pack, plus an annual full-commission of your choice by Joe every year for the next 4 years! That's 5 pieces of original art. Joe will also throw in signed first printings of every comic book he works on over the next five years! The ultimate way to go all in, not only on SCAM, but on Joe!

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