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Five guardians protect the multiverse. There's only one problem: they hate each other.
Five guardians protect the multiverse. There's only one problem: they hate each other.
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UPDATE 05.19.2017 - More Digital Comics for Backers!
Anybody who backs at the $25 tier and above will get a link where they can download these directly if we successfully fund!

The next offerings are the final three issues of Elflord Cuts Loose and the first issue of Elflord Reborn!

 

UPDATE 05.18.2017 - More Digital Comics for Backers!
Anybody who backs at the $25 tier and above will get a link where they can download these directly if we successfully fund!

The next offerings are the first two issues of Dragonring and Gun Fury!


UPDATE 05.17.2017 - More Digital Comics for Backers!
Anybody who backs at the $25 tier and above will get a link where they can download these directly if we successfully fund!

The next offerings are the first four issues of Elflord Cuts Loose!

UPDATE 05.16.2017 - More Digital Comics for Backers!Anybody who backs at the $25 tier and above will get a link where they can download these directly if we successfully fund!

The next offerings are the first issues of three original Ragnarok series - Aegisteel, Blacklands, and Shogun Knight: Dyson V.

UPDATE 05.15.2017 - More Digital Comics for Backers!
Anybody who backs at the $25 tier and above will get a link where they can download these digital comics directly if we successfully fund!

The first offering is the original Elflord from the BBL. You'll get issues 01-04 of the very first series of Elflord.

 

Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards & Andy Poole
Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards & Andy Poole

Five guardians protect the multiverse against the chaos that lurks outside the boundaries of reality. There's only one problem: they hate each other.

“The Grid.

A mystical nexus, a crossroads connecting all times, all realities. Along the ley lines of the Grid, the multiverse clusters.

To move along the Grid is to move from one reality to the next. To harness the power of the Grid is to harness the awesome might of creation.

Five touchstone realities exist at focal points along the Grid. From each of these realities, a Warlock is chosen to act as one of five Guardians.

Savasthar, a shapeshifting dragon-like being.

Doomidor, a warlord from the Dark Ages.

Argon, an advanced cybernetic organism from a techno-hell.

Tanith, an ageless sorceress.

Zania, a power-mad, machine gun necromancer.

Together, the Warlocks protect the Grid, thereby protecting all of space and time. They are the last line of defense against the awful forces of chaos that lurk in the darkness outside the Grid.

There’s only one problem.

They hate each other.”

Originally created by Gordon Derry and Denis Beauvais, Warlock 5 was published by Barry Blair, a Canadian comic book publisher, artist and writer, known for launching Aircel Comics in the 1980s. A fierce advocate for innovation in the themes, genres, and types of illustrations, Blair helped to bring titles to life that broke the narrative and graphic boundaries at the time — including Warlock 5.

The new Warlock 5 Kickstarter seeks to fund this continuation of the Aircel Comics classic fantasy masterpiece. This 2017 reboot is written by CULLEN BUNN and JIMMY JOHNSTON, illustrated by JEFFREY EDWARDS with colors by ANDY POOLE, letters by ED DUKESHIRE, and designs by EDWARD LAVALLEE and SHAWN T. KING.

This saga of rivalry, betrayal, magic, dragons, and killer robots is aiming for a 60-page full-color (hard cover) original graphic novel; however, we need your help getting there!

WHAT'S DONE?

We've COMPLETED the first 18 pages and will be finished with the first 24 by the end of this Kickstarter campaign. We're seeking funding for the creative efforts to create pages 25–60. A successful Kickstarter allows us to block out the time we need for our creators to keep working on this project and for us to print the books!

With that said, we're aiming to have the complete 60-page graphic novel finished by NOVEMBER. Our hope is to have books printed and shipped to everybody in DECEMBER and JANUARY. Warlock 5 Page 01 Warlock 5 Page 01

Page 01 - Warlock 5 Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards & Andy Poole
Page 01 - Warlock 5 Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards & Andy Poole

 

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THE WORDS

Cullen Bunn
He writes the sassiest “Merc with a Mouth,” the unstoppable and morbidly funny DEADPOOL as well as UNCANNY X-MEN and STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL. Bunn has worked with Marvel and DC, and has created several best-selling creator-owned series such as THE DAMNED and THE SIXTH GUN (Oni Press) and HARROW COUNTY (Dark Horse).

Jimmy Johnston
Johnston is a regular co-writer with Cullen, and their projects together include IDW's popular MICRONAUTS series.

THE ART

Jeffrey Edwards (Pencils & Inks)
Edwards’ work for BOOM! and IDW has been described as hyper-detailed: his maze of lines and tiny shadows creates intricate scenes.

Andy Poole (Colorist)
Poole is a British artist who enjoys playing with conventions when it comes to coloring comics. His work goes from short comics like KING AND NO KING published by Image Comics to the "Deadly Skies" installation at the Canadian War Museum.

Ed Dukeshire (Letters)
Ed is a Harvey-nominated letterer working in the biz since 2001. He has lettered over a thousand comics from mainstream to creator-owned favorites including HULK, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and SHADOWHAWK for publishers like Marvel, BOOM! Studios, Image and DC Comics.

Edward Lavallee (Design)
Having published through Archaia Studios Press and also written numerous independent works, Lavallee is best known for his latest comic POP STAR ASSASSIN. Lavallee is a seasoned graphic designer and comic book letterer having worked on PARADIGM (Haun/Cashel) and EXPATRIATE (Moore/Latour) for Image Comics.

Shawn T. King (Design)
Shawn is an award-winning graphic designer from Mississippi. He hates the sun and spends his time in his cluttered home creating bookish things for Ragnarok, Vault Books, Mechanical Muse, and various independent authors.

PUBLISHER

Ragnarok Publications was established in 2013 by Joe Martin and Tim Marquitz and, after putting out several genre fiction publications, the publisher merged with Jeremy Mohler and Outland Entertainment in 2017, adding comics and games to its ever-growing library.

Our goal of $15,000 is to cover the expenses of paying the creative team and printing the book. This will help speed up production and get the book out to you! Any overage will go to creating more comics, as we have a whole array of stuff. This page https://www.ragnarokpub.com/comics just scratches the surface of our projects.

As a way of thanking YOU for your help, we have an array of rewards to fit any budget, including our exclusive, Kickstarter-only 5" x 7" print. You won't see these submitted for market distribution or handed out at cons. They'll be printed for Kickstarter Backers Only. You can also get in on our digital editions from the Barry Blair Library!

So, we hope you will support Warlock 5 and help us spread the word! Thank you!

REWARDS!

Original Doomidor Art - $150 All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original full color piece of artwork from Nicolás R. Giacondino!

ORIGINAL TWO PAGE COMIC STORY FEATURING...YOU! - $300
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS -

As indicated by the pieces that Nicolas Giacondino has been posting, he's absolutely killing it on illustrations he's doing for the Kickstarter of the different Warlocks. So with that in mind, we're going to add a couple rewards where you can be featured with one of Warlocks of your choice in a two page comic story illustrated by Nic.

If you choose this particular reward, we'll get photo's from you at the end of the campaign and also find out which Warlock you'd like to be in a story with. Then we'll put together a quick two page story - your choice if you want to be a villain or a hero. Nic will pencil and ink these and we'll include them in graphic novel. You'll be immortalized in your own Warlock story! You'll also get the original art!

Original Savashtar Art - $150 All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original full color piece of artwork from Nicolás R. Giacondino!

Original Jason Todd Red Robin Art - SOLD
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original piece of 10x15 artwork from Jeffrey Edwards archives! Check out the image to the left.

Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards
Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards

Original Batman Art - SOLD
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original piece of 10x15 artwork from Jeffrey Edwards archives! Check out the image to the left.

Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards
Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards

Original Zania Art - SOLD
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original full color piece of artwork from Nicolás R. Giacondino!

Original Artwork by Nicolas R. Giacondino
Original Artwork by Nicolas R. Giacondino

Original Zania Art - SOLD
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original full color piece of artwork from Nicolás R. Giacondino! Check out the image to the left.

Original Artwork by Nicolas R. Giacondino
Original Artwork by Nicolas R. Giacondino

Original Star Wars Art - SOLD
All of the ARCH-WIZARD's rewards PLUS you get an original piece of 10x15 artwork from Jeffrey Edwards archives! Check out the image to the left.

Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards
Original Artwork by Jeffrey Edwards

 

Risks and challenges

We're deep into volume one and have a whole team dedicated to bringing this story to life. Like any creative project, unforeseen complications may arise—and our team, like any other group of people, may encounter life situations that make it difficult to stay on schedule. However, we are committed to seeing this project through, and a good chunk is finished with the rest in production at this very moment.

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