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Lord Karnage Book 1 is a 76-page comic book written and drawn by Mark Bussler, creator of Lord Karnage and Classic Game Room.
Lord Karnage Book 1 is a 76-page comic book written and drawn by Mark Bussler, creator of Lord Karnage and Classic Game Room.
347 backers pledged $14,398 to help bring this project to life.

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FINAL STRETCH GOALS!!!
FINAL STRETCH GOALS!!!

Lord Karnage Book 1 is a 76-page hardcover comic book written and drawn by Mark Bussler, creator of Lord Karnage and producer/host of the Classic Game Room video game review show and website.

Page of rough Lord Karnage artwork!
Page of rough Lord Karnage artwork!

Plot: Lord Karnage is a super being who lives in the Intergalactic Space Arcade high above Earth and broadcasts the Classic Game Room video game review show with help from friends Wind Squid, Edit-Station 1 and Space Gar. In an attempt to expand their audience, the show is broadcast into deep space after hooking the Space Arcade's antenna up to a fusion powered margarita mixer. Most alien beings celebrate but others are deeply offended when asked to "All Hail Lord Karnage!".

It's drilling into Earth's North Pole!
It's drilling into Earth's North Pole!

Cosmic Death Bricks from more than 1 billion light years away seek vengeance and attack earth. Our friends fight valiantly but Space Gar is kidnapped and trapped in the Eternal Black Hole Dungeon of Eternity. Wind Squid is damaged, the supply of clone Marks runs low and Edit-Station 1 still can't find any pretzels!!

Will Lord Karnage save the day with space flamethrowers, rainbows and the El Karnage 5000? Can Earth and Classic Game Room be saved?? Does Heyzoos get a chance to host the show? All this and more in Lord Karnage Book 1!

Squid Storm!
Squid Storm!

Book 1 contains polished versions of the first 60 comic strips in the Lord Karnage adventure plus an additional 10 pages not available anywhere else and a six page written introduction.

Half-complete page from Lord Karnage Book 1
Half-complete page from Lord Karnage Book 1

This is a first print, limited edition high quality hardcover comic book with glossy pages and a limited edition dust jacket signed and numbered by Mark Bussler. The dust jacket features an alternate cover design for Kickstarter backers.

Front cover original art
Front cover original art

Lord Karnage Book 1 is the definitive print edition of Lord Karnage with artwork that has been touched up and enhanced for the final version. Lord Karnage Book 1 is also available as a “Dope Def Definitive Digital” edition, otherwise known as the 4-D edition, which includes the additional pages and refined artwork. Everyone who purchases the print edition will have access to the 4-D edition.

Cosmic Death Bricks??
Cosmic Death Bricks??

There are a limited number of “read-along" versions available for those who would like to hear artist Mark Bussler read and act out the book and make action sounds. A beeping noise will indicate when it is time to turn the page and enjoy another fun filled sound-effect enhanced reading.

Pencil drawing of 2014 Lord Karnage t-shirt (tentative)
Pencil drawing of 2014 Lord Karnage t-shirt (tentative)

Kickstarter backers can choose to support Lord Karnage in a variety of ways, starting with a thank you on our website for $5 or the $10 “4-D” digital edition. The hardcover comic book with limited edition signed and numbered dust jacket can be purchased for $40 (or $50 with the read-along). There are special tiers with t-shirts and custom artwork available as well.

Rough back cover design
Rough back cover design

I hope that you will support Lord Karnage in his attempt to conquer the universe by backing his first comic book filled with action, laughs and space flamethrowers.

Thank you!

Mark Bussler

www.LordKarnage.com

All hail Lord Karnage! Rough art.
All hail Lord Karnage! Rough art.

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There is a risk that printing and shipping may be delayed, but we will make every effort to meet our deadlines and communicate with backers.

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    SUPER SPECIAL THANK YOU LEVEL: A thank you on a special "thank you" page on www.LordKarnage.com and a Classic Game Room group Lord Karnage backing thank you video.

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    DIGITAL LORD KARNAGE LEVEL: Digital version of Lord Karnage Book 1, known as the 4-D Version (Dope Def Definitive Digital) which includes the full 76 pages and standard front and back cover designs. Features the first 60 pages of the Lord Karnage adventure with refined artwork. Also includes 6 page written introduction by Mark Bussler and 10 pages of bonus Lord Karnage adventure not seen anywhere else!!

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    DIGITAL + LORD KARNAGE PRINT LEVEL: Signed 8 1/2" x 11" glossy print of Lord Karnage and a sticker! + rewards from previous levels

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    HARDCOVER LORD KARNAGE LEVEL: Hardcover printed version of Lord Karnage Book 1. Color covers, black and white artwork on glossy pages. Signed and numbered first printing edition with special Kickstarter backer dust jacket featuring alternate cover design. Lord Karnage Book 1 includes the full 76 pages featuring first 60 pages of the Lord Karnage adventure with refined artwork. Also includes 6 page written introduction by Mark Bussler and 10 pages of bonus Lord Karnage adventure not seen anywhere else!! + rewards from previous levels.

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    HARDCOVER LORD KARNAGE & READ-ALONG LEVEL: Special read-along edition! Enjoy Lord Karnage Book 1 with recording by artist Mark Bussler who reads, acts out and makes sound effects through the book. Page turns indicated with a "beep!". Includes digital audio file. + rewards from previous levels.

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    HARDCOVER + WIND SQUID PRINT LEVEL + SHIRT:

    All previous rewards and a limited edition Wind Squid glossy print signed and numbered by Mark Bussler. New t-shirt design to celebrate Lord Karnage!!

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    HAND DRAWN LORD KARNAGE LEVEL: Custom 8 1/2" x 11" original artwork print of a Lord Karnage action scene drawn especially for this level. Signed by Mark Bussler. *Image will be viewable on LordKarnage.com & maybe in the book, but you'll get the original! Includes all previous rewards.

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    ORIGINAL COVER ART LEVEL: Includes all previous rewards plus original art for the comic book cover, the original art from 2014 Lord Karnage t-shirt and mighty massive CGR swag pack bursting at the seams with CGR awesome-ness!

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