“With a world divided who do you turn to?”
A shadow had fallen across the vast and volatile world of Asunda, as nations crumbled and oceans swelled in blood. Some say the devil walked again and no man could stand against him. But not all men are heroes and not all heroes are men.
“We all have Niobe inside ourselves, and it’s time to let her roar.”
- VIOLA DAVIS (from her foreword in the NIOBE: She is Life hardcover)
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That means that in addition to everything else, all backers at $50 and up will get an EXTRA $30 worth of variant comics! 6 hours to go, so get your pledge in now!
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Stretch and Social Media goals and all of the ADD ONS like the Video Game Variant homage set and ATCQ homage set.
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Welcome to our campaign set in the fantasy world of Asunda that revolves around our Half-Elven hero, Niobe. If you missed any previous Kickstarters, through REWARDS or ADD-ONS below you will be able to fill your collection. And finally our awesome Niobe Pathfinder has sample pages below! Onwards :)
NIOBE: SHE IS DEATH #2
There is nothing more dangerous and beautiful than a wild woman.
Niobe: She is Death is a tale of revelations for a young woman who is tired of running. Niobe has lost her faith – in humanity and the world around her. In the sequel to the acclaimed Niobe: She is Life, we witness Niobe’s journey from heartbroken teenager to warrior woman, when Niobe becomes a badass bounty hunter, hunting down sex traffickers and slave traders. The very ones set out by her father to track her down.
The story continues! Get the 36 page second issue (and first) in several limited cover variants. Available signed and sketched in some levels.
His eyes told you everything. For they were the color of winter’s wrath.
Soul Sunder, the cursed axe of the Death Goddess, has led Buxton back to the town where he was raised. She has promised the old warrior two more souls to collect and he can be rid of the weapon for good. One is Morka Moa, a monster who seeks war upon his people; the other is Buxton’s brother, the king, who cast him out upon pain of death a thousand years ago. Buxton must choose between saving a city that spurned him, and being free of the axe that has enslaved him.
The oversized hardcover collects 4 issues with lots of bonus material. The Kickstarter Edition will have a reversible dust jacket and foil inlay on the cover and spine. Available signed and sketched in some levels.
ESSESSA: The Fallen #1
I know the taste of your Sin.
In her quest to save the soul of the man she loves, Niobe is offered help from an unlikely source… Essessa. But can she trust the Devil’s general? It may be that theyhave more in common than Niobe ever knew, and that Essessa has her own reasons for rebelling against The Untamed.
ESSESSA is our new KS release and Niobe's immortal enemy! The 36 page series debut is the first issue with Niobe, Dusu, and Morka Moa on the same team! It is the follow up to ERATHUNE! Sneak peek below!
NEW REWARD! FOR FANS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST (AND MINNIE RIPPERTON), GET YOUR FACE ON OUR TRIBUTE COVER!
The above video is a tribute cover to ATCQ's The Low End Theory, which was released 27 years ago! Both it and the Midnight Marauders homage cover below are limited to 1000 copies, and are available as add ons for $15 each as well as being in the SHE TRIBE and JOIN THE SHE TRIBE levels. JOIN also gets your head in one of the open spaces along with Issa, Amandla, Viola, Mayim, Garcelle and all these great indie creators!
You can also collect all of the books that lead up to these titles. They include THE UNTAMED: A Sinner’s Prayer, THE UNTAMED: Killing Floor, DUSU: Path of the Ancient and, of course, NIOBE: She is Life, the first nationally distributed comic in history with a black female author, artist, and hero. They are available in packages and as ADD ONS below.
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NIOBE Pathfinder Official module - We are finally able to show sample pages created by the amazing team at Paizo, and Hyoung's new cover!
NIOBE: She is Death #1 Hyoung Variant - Available with a new cover by Hyoung. There is a version with trade dress, and a rarer "virgin" art version.
ESSESSA: The Fallen #1 Jae Lee Variant - Available with a new cover by Hyoung. There is a version with trade dress and a rarer "virgin" art version.
NIOBE: She is Death #1 Hyoung Kickstarter Exclusive Litho - Get the above image on an 11x17 art print. Available in some levels and also separately as an ADD ON.
NIOBE Exclusive lithos - Get any of the above images by Sheeba Maya, Rahiem Milton, Brianna Pippens or Bobby Breed on an 11x17 art print. Available in Art Print levels and also separately as a $15 ADD ON.
ERATHUNE Hyoung Kickstarter Exclusive Litho - Get the image from the dust jacket of the Kickstarter Edition Hardcover in an 17x11 landscape art print. Available in some levels and also separately as an ADD ON.
Asunda Backpacks - Made in small quantities by Be Human Canvas. Available in the SHIELDED level and also separately as an ADD ON.
Arnuminel Jewelry - By Lord of the Rings jewelry makers Badali jewelry. Bronze choker available in the SHIELDED level and also separately as ADD ON along with other versions.
Drawn into the Book - Get drawn into Essessa in a non-speaking, speaking, or cover role.
Want more than your level provides? Missed our last Kickstarter and want some of the remaining copies? You can do that with ADD ONS. You can message us with desired ADD ONS telling us what the additional pledge money is for. But importantly you will be able to specify them in the survey after the campaign.
For instructions on how to do ADD ONS, please see this tutorial.
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$10 - Set of 12 Trading Cards from the Niobe: She is Life Kickstarter - If you missed the last campaign, you can still get the cards that all the backers received
$10 - PDF per any of the following collection - The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer, Niobe: She is Life, The Untamed: Killing Floor, Dusu: Path of the Ancient, Erathune and the rare Tales of Asunda issue #0. Collect one or collect then all
$10 - PDF of the official Niobe Pathfinder Game - Created and Designed by the team at Stranger Comics and Paizo. Play in our world!
$10 - PDF of the 2019 Asunda calendar - Jammed pack with beautiful art and exclusive Asunda material
$15 - Hyoung Buxton 17x11 Lithograph - A art quality landscape print of the image from the KS Edition Hardcover dust jacket
$15 - Hyoung Essessa 11x17 Lithograph Print - An art quality print of the Hyoung cover for Niobe: She is Death #2
$15 - Kickstarter Exclusive 11 x 17 Lithos - Any of the art quality prints of Sheeba Maya, Rahiem Milton, Brianna Pippens or Bobby Breed as shown above - or any from the Stranger Comics website
$15 - Extra copies of Niobe #2 Kickstarter Edition - Get an extra copy of the Sheldon Mitchell cover
$15 - Extra copies of Essessa #1 Kickstarter Edition - Get an extra copy of the Caanan White cover
$15 - Extra copies of Niobe She is Death #1 Variant by Hyoung
$15 - Extra copies of Niobe She is Death #2 Variant by Jae Lee
$15 - Extra copies of Essessa #1 Variant by Hyoung
$15 - Niobe: She is Life #1 Low End Theory Homage Variant - Limited to 1000 printed.
$15 - Niobe: She is Life #1 Midnight Marauders Homage Variant - Limited to 1000 printed.
$25 - Extra copies of Essessa #1 Virgin Variant by Jae Lee
$25 - Extra copies of Niobe She is Death #1 Virgin Variant by Hyoung
$40 - Extra copies of Essessa #1 Virgin Variant by Hyoung (Limited to 15 only!) - Please message us if you take this add on.
$20 - Kickstarter Exclusive Erathune #4 featuring Essessa - An art quality print of the cover for Erathune #4, an homage to the first appearance of Black Panther, featuring Essessa instead of Morka Moa
$20 - Kickstarter Exclusive Hyoung Niobe #1 Lithograph - An art quality print of the Hyoung cover for Niobe: She is Death #1
$20 - SIGNED TPB of Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer - Signed by Seb, Darrell, and Joshua
$20 - SIGNED TPB of Untamed: A Killing Floor - Signed by Seb, Darrell, and Joshua
$20 - SIGNED TPB of Niobe: She is Life - Signed by Seb, Darrell, and Joshua
$20 - SIGNED TPB of Dusu: Path of the Ancient - Signed by Seb, Darrell, and Joshua
$20 - SIGNED Niobe Pathfinder Game Book - Play in Asunda with this officially licensed Pathfinder game module
$30 - SIGNED The Untamed Killing Floor Bergting Set - Issues 1-4 signed by Sebastian and Darrell.
$30 - SIGNED Video Game Variants - NIOBE: She is Life #1 (Zelda homage) and #2 (Bonk homage) PLUS DUSU #1 (Altered Beast homage).
$35 - The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer Hardcover - Get the regular edition hardcover at a discounted price
$35 - Niobe: She is Life Hardcover - Get the regular edition hardcover at a discounted price
$35 - Dusu: Path of the Ancient Hardcover - Get the regular edition hardcover at a discounted price
$30 - Extra Erathune Kickstarter Edition Hardcover - Get an extra copy of the KS Edition hardcover
$35 - UNLOCKED VIA STRETCH GOAL - The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer 2nd Print Kickstarter Edition Hardcover - If you missed our original Kickstarter, get our first book with new dust jacket artwork
$50 - Niobe: She is Life Kickstarter Edition Hardcover - If you missed the last campaign, you can still get a copy from our remaining stock
$50 - Dusu: Path of the Ancient Kickstarter Edition Hardcover- If you missed the last campaign, you can still get a copy from our remaining stock
$50 - Solid Bronze Arnuminel Earrings - By Badali Jewelry
$65 - Solid Sterling Silver Arnuminel Earrings - By Badali Jewelry
$70 - Solid Bronze Arnuminel Choker - By Badali Jewelry
$75 - 15 Minute Skype with Sebastian - Chat with Seb about whatever you want
$80 - Backpack - As per the Reward
$100 - Solid Sterling Silver Arnuminel Choker - By Badali Jewelry
$100 - CGC Signature Series Upgrade to 1 comic - Get graded versions of your books with 3rd party authenticated signatures
$150 - The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer 1-7 Set - Includes both versions of issue 1. Only 100 copies of issues 3-7 were ever printed. Available Signed or Unsigned. Only 10 available. Please message us if you take this add on.
$500 - Dinner with Strangers - We'll take you out to dinner and have chat!
Let’s have some fun! If this > LINK ON FACEBOOK < is shared, EVERY BACKER has a chance to get something! 500 shares = ALL backers receive the rare Asunda font! 1000 shares = ALL backers receive The Untamed: Killing Floor #3 PDF. 1500 shares = all backers receive OGL for your table-top game of Erathune’s Worm Rider on PDF. 2000 shares = The Untamed: Killing Floor #4 PDF AND Seb and Darrell will dress up in cosplay for an elf and dwarf combo and post it for the world to see ;)
We are now into STRETCH GOALS to get you all kinds of bonuses!
Risks and challenges
The Apocalypse. World War III. The Rapture. Somebody pissing off The Hulk. What else? There aren't a lot of risks involved. Erathune is done. The whole series is finished, and the hardcover has even been put together. It just hasn't been printed. So aside from a large scale global event that would prevent us from delivering the printed books to you, there are no risks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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