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An Armored Force and an Educator from the East blow into town-What happens next is something no one in Tahlequah has ever seen before
An Armored Force and an Educator from the East blow into town-What happens next is something no one in Tahlequah has ever seen before
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Science. Legend. Actuality. 

Worlds Collide as The Old West Vanishes into the Future

The Bobcat: 1898 Indian Territory- Will Firemaker is a Cherokee blacksmith who is finding out that the ancient legends of the Tribe are true, and they are leading him to a world he never could have imagined 

Welcome to the 4th Chapter of The Bobcat Saga: 

Tahlequah, Indian Territory- Many history changing events have occurred as of late...and there are larger ones still to come.

The Bobcat is a Native American Western with elements of Indigenous Mythology, Steampunk, and The Supernatural

 1898: A few years ago, three to be exact, Nikola Tesla suffered a devastating setback when his 5th Avenue Lab in New York burned to the ground, destroying irreplaceable Inventions and Machinery. There was much speculation as to the cause, including theories that involved Edison and other rivals, but no official determination was ever reached.

History doesn’t speak of a life lost in the blaze -A life that in the beginning had promise, but ego and ravenous ambition managed to consume. It is said that Dr. Augustus Aloyisius Fletcher was a young and promising Scientist whom Tesla had agreed to to take on as an associate, out of friendship with an old colleague. Things were good in the beginning but soon the situation began to deteriorate as the true nature of the apprentice began to show. Before Nikola really knew what was in store, tragedy struck and presumably a great scientific mind was lost.

Or was it?

  "...But maybe someday when we've learned, the Cherokee Nation will return"                         

   The Raiders 

Issue 4 will be a 48 PAGE BLOCKBUSTER bearing more Story and Content than any of the previous 3 Chapters!!!

A seemingly Top-Secret Military Transport rolls into town bearing mysterious Cargo. Sheriff Whitekiller is reunited with an Old Friend and Will takes on a task for the US Military

Will meets for the first time, a legendary figure in Oklahoma History who proves to be daring and tenacious even as a young man. 

 Will’s mother Elizabeth Firemaker welcomes a new Professor from back East who promises to further advance Education in Indian Territory but there is something...Something sinister brewing and its up to Will and his Friends & Family to head trouble off at the pass.

Join Us for the 4th Installment of THE BOBCAT SAGA-Legend, History, Science, and Mythology are found between the pages of this new and exciting story!

CREATION TEAM : HOSTLER-MEHSLING

James Hostler is the Creator and Writer of 'The Bobcat' Saga. He is an Oklahoma native and a Citizen at large of The Cherokee Nation. James draws from his experiences in the former Indian Territory, as well as actual accounts and events of his family and predecessors. His people are Cowboys and Indians. James has been an avid fan and collector of the comic world as well as a huge Sci-fi/Fantasy buff. Many elements of the comic universe will appear in this tale. 

Jim Mehsling is an Award-Winning Artist,Creator, and Animator who works across diverse Genres. Jim is a Topps Trading Card Artist who has worked on Star Wars: Rogue One, Star Wars: 40th Anniversary, Star Wars: Galactic Files, and The Walking Dead. Jim has also won 'Best Animated Feature' from Lucasfilm for his animated short 'Bounty Hunter: Pit of Carkoon'. Jim has brought the story and characters to life in 'The Bobcat' with his signature style of illustration and color use. Jim is a big fan of the Western Genre as well as the Sci-fi/Fantasy realm. We are quite fortunate to have Jim's great work on this project

 We are thrilled and very proud of our relationship with the iconic Caliber Comics Publishing Group! Caliber first brought you the legendary series The Crow and Deadworld, as well as many other classic titles. It is such an honor to be a part of this rebirth of one of the original Indie Comic Publishers that has given so much to the Comic world! The Trade Paperback has the collected first trilogy (Issues 1,2,3) of The Bobcat as well as bonus material and art from The Bobcat universe. The TPB has Nationwide distribution and can be ordered through Caliber directly, Amazon, and TheBobcat.com. Of course you can grab one at your Local Comic Shop and support the guys that keep us all connected! 

 Stretch Goals will begin at the $1500 Level this round instead of $2500 and will go up from there as the chart indicates!!!

PHYSICAL REWARDS:

 Also Available - The Bobcat Volume 1, Trade Paperback & Single Issues 1,2,3  included in the Reward Options 

The Bobcat Issues 1,2,3, and The Volume 1 Trade Paperback
The Bobcat Issues 1,2,3, and The Volume 1 Trade Paperback
The Bobcat 8”x10” Prints
The Bobcat 8”x10” Prints

 An Assortment of Original T-Shirt Designs 

The Bobcat T-Shirt Designs
The Bobcat T-Shirt Designs

 An All New T-Shirt Design for Issue #4!!! 

New T-Shirt Design for Issue 4
New T-Shirt Design for Issue 4
Set of 12 Trading Cards
Set of 12 Trading Cards

 Original Art Sketches by Jim Mehsling 

Tsul ‘Kalu Original Sketch
Tsul ‘Kalu Original Sketch

 The Bobcat Cover Gallery:

The Bobcat Trade Paperback Cover
The Bobcat Trade Paperback Cover

Risks and challenges

This will be a Relaunch of our 5th Campaign as the first round didn’t fund on time.
We have remedied the situation and reset the Goal to less than was pledged previously so we should meet our Goal very quickly-maybe within a few hours🤠
Rest assured that no matter what, there will be an Issue 4 and everyone interested can get one😎

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