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About

After years of working on other various properties and projects, from "Star Wars" to "The Simpsons" to a graphic novel for the band RUSH, Artist Tom Hodges, along with his wife, Terri Hodges, are now bringing their own Comic Universe to the table.

Antiis Comics will allow the reader to follow the entire Universe with just ONE published title and an online comic.

"Antiis Comics Presents..."

(Left to Right): Olympus, Nightbow, Olokun, "m", Midknight, Medusa (from A.E.G.I.S.), Bellona, Jolt.
(Left to Right): Olympus, Nightbow, Olokun, "m", Midknight, Medusa (from A.E.G.I.S.), Bellona, Jolt.

The idea is to build a Comic Universe slowly. Three Issue story arcs, "One Shots" and a FREE Web Comic. Through the title "Antiis Comics Presents", we will focus on larger stories and introduce key players in the Antiis Universe while the online web comic, "A.E.G.I.S.", will tell smaller stories and focus on what's happening around the published comics.

That brings us to our Kickstarter campaign, "Antiis Comics Presents #1-3: MIDKNIGHT". "MIDKNIGHT" will be the first three issue story arc of "PHASE ONE", to get the ball rolling. Introduced in 2007 through Red 5 Comics, the title was previously published gearing more towards a "kid friendly" crowd...

Midknight #1, November 2007, Red 5 Comics
Midknight #1, November 2007, Red 5 Comics

A fun book, but we'll be taking the story in a different direction...

Antiis Comics Presents #1: Midknight, Antiis Comics 2016 (Cover Colors by Juan Fernandez, NOT FINAL COVER)
Antiis Comics Presents #1: Midknight, Antiis Comics 2016 (Cover Colors by Juan Fernandez, NOT FINAL COVER)

 We won't be dismissing the events in the previous story, but what we will be doing is taking it 10 years forward.

The world is becoming a different place and the life of Dr. David D'Ville (aka Midknight) is a lot harder then it was the last time we saw him. His wife, Assistant D.A Tarliyn D'Ville, is currently out of action as Midknight's partner in crime-fighting, Knightingale (Why? We'll save that for the book.). Their 15 year old daughter, Rowan, who does not know his secret, is on her way home from private school on Summer Break. And she will need to adjust to the new Nanny, Miss Carla. To top it off, Gordo the Clown, Children's TV show Host turned violent criminal, has escaped and is plotting revenge against the man who put him away and the city he protects.

ACP #1: Midknight, Page One. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page One. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Two. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Two. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Three. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Three. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Four. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
ACP #1: Midknight, Page Four. Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges, Colors: Jeremiah Skipper
Oujoux, Gordo and Train, art by Tom Hodges
Oujoux, Gordo and Train, art by Tom Hodges


As you can see, we're already hard at work on the artwork and the lettering will be underway soon. "Antiis Comics Presents #1-3: Midknight" is just the start of Antiis Comics: Phase One.

"Phase One"?

Antiis Comics Presents #1-3: Midknight is just the beginning of what Antiis Comics is trying to accomplish. The concept is not unlike another companies Movie Formula, which inspired us to go in this direction. After ACP #3, we switch gears and introduce the next Hero in the Antiis Universe, "m".

"m", Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges
"m", Pencils/Inks: Tom Hodges

 "m" tells the story of a "Cleaner". She is the best at what she does and there is no evidence she actually exists. Hiring her means one thing, the job gets done. But after a job goes wrong and she was betrayed, "m" decides it's time to do what's right... even if it costs her everything she's built.

Antiis Comics Presents #4: "m" is going to be our FIRST stretch goal and subsequent stretch goals will be for the additional books in Phase One.

Here's is a graphic to show you what we're looking to bring to you:

"Olokun: Lord of the Sea" Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
"Olokun: Lord of the Sea" Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
Medusa from "A.E.G.I.S.", Art by Tom Hodges
Medusa from "A.E.G.I.S.", Art by Tom Hodges
"Bellona: War Goddess", Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
"Bellona: War Goddess", Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
Hades (Villain ACP 7-9: Bellona), Art by Tom Hodges
Hades (Villain ACP 7-9: Bellona), Art by Tom Hodges
"Olympus" Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
"Olympus" Pencils/Inks by Tom Hodges
Jolt, Art by Tom Hodges
Jolt, Art by Tom Hodges

So how is the money being spent?

The goal we set is so we can put out the best product we can and launch strong. Here's how that money is being spent:

  • High quality printing for the comics.
  • A brand new web site to be able to present the "A.E.G.I.S." web comic
  • Promotional items (Limited Edition Print, Posters, Postcards)
  • Various shipping supplies/costs
  • Compensation for the Artist's work/supplies (Boards, Inks, Etc)

The last one is very important. While Tom will be working for a flat rate on each book, Colorist Jeremiah Skipper and the Letterer will be paid per page. Antiis believes artists should be paid fairly for their work. Eventually we hope to expand, but until we can pay other artists and writers a fair wage for their efforts, we will be keeping the creative team small.

Reward Distribution:

  • Estimated delivery for Digital ACP#1: April 2016 with the next issue 4-6 weeks following (additional issues will continue to follow that schedule)
  • Estimated Delivery of Sketch Cover Variant: August 2016 thru September 2016 (additional time may be required for the $85 tier that includes sketch)
  • EstimatedDelivery on "A.E.G.I.S." weekly web comic: May 2016 (a page per week, 6 weeks before the general public) 
  • Estimated Delivery for printed ACP#1: August 2016 with the next issue 4-6 weeks following (additional issues will continue to follow that schedule)
  • Prints will be sent with first book delivery unless ordered separately
  • Original art from Character Rewards will be sent as listed in tier description

Risks and challenges

In a previous Kickstarter, Tom offered a lot of original commissions. It took far too long to complete those pieces. To eliminate that problem, for the exception of four individual pieces in the top four rewards, the original art will be pages from the comics.

NOTE: Kickstarter's launched by other people, with Tom as the artist may or may not still owe rewards. Tom was work for hire on those projects and has no control or involvement beyond his artwork. Please contact those projects directly for any further information.

We have also put details in the rewards explaining how they will be dispersed.

All characters are © Antiis Comics 2016, so there are no obstacles concerning the rights.

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    Digital copies of "Antiis Comics Presents #1- 3: Midknight”. (That’s 3 separate books!!)

    You will receive each comic digitally as soon as they're completed! 4-6 weeks apart starting in April... Months before the general public!

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    Digital Copies of "Antiis Comics Presents #1- 3: Midknight”. (That’s 3 separate books!!)
    A Limited Edition signed and numbered Print featuring heroes from "Phase One" of Antiis Comics*.

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    *Digital ACP#1: April 2016
    ** Estimated Delivery of Sketch Cover Variant: August 2016/Print will be included with Issue 1
    *** Delivery on "A.E.G.I.S." weekly web comic: May 2016 (a page per week, 6 weeks before the general public)
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    THE CAMEO REWARD
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    YOU (or whoever you choose) get a cameo in the Antiis Universe! You could be a waitress, a cop, a witness or a thug! Who know?!?

    instead of a random page of original art, you'll receive the page with your cameo as well as the rough concept sketches of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

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    THE RECURRING CHARACTER REWARD

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    YOU (or whoever you choose) will become a character with a recurring role in the Antiis Universe! There are so many roles to be filled in the Antiis Universe and you could be one of them! Your comic book likeness and name (or that of the person you choose) will be immortalized in this comic world.

    You will receive the FIRST APPEARANCE page of the character, the concept sketches as well as a Pen and Ink sketch of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

    Please note, by agreeing to this tier, you forfeit any rights to ownership of this character or monetary compensation in the future. This is more a "Bragging Rights" situation.

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    THE SIDEKICK REWARD

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    YOU (or whoever you choose) will become "Sidekick" or "Hero Supportive" character in the Antiis Universe! As this World will continue to grow, it's going to need characters who help and support the Heroes and you could be one of them! Your comic book likeness and name (or that of the person you choose) will be immortalized in this comic world.

    You will receive the FIRST APPEARANCE page of the character, the concept sketches as well as a Pen and Ink sketch of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

    Please note, by agreeing to this tier, you forfeit any rights to ownership of this character or monetary compensation in the future. This is more a "Bragging Rights" situation.

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    THE HENCHMAN REWARD

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    YOU (or whoever you choose) will become a "Henchman/woman" character in the Antiis Universe! As this World will continue to grow, it's going to need characters who do the dirty work for the Villains and you could be one of them! Your comic book likeness and name (or that of the person you choose) will be immortalized in this comic world.

    You will receive the FIRST APPEARANCE page of the character, the concept sketches as well as a Pen and Ink sketch of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

    Please note, by agreeing to this tier, you forfeit any rights to ownership of this character or monetary compensation in the future. This is more a "Bragging Rights" situation.

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    THE HERO REWARD

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    YOU (or whoever you choose) will become a "HERO" in the Antiis Universe! Will you be a "street level" hero? Will you be from another World sent to help our Planet? Will you be born with powers or obtain them in an accident? Who knows?!?! But let's see what happens!!! Your comic book likeness and name (or that of the person you choose) will be immortalized in this comic world.

    You will receive the FIRST APPEARANCE page of the character, the concept sketches as well as a Pen and Ink sketch of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

    Please note, by agreeing to this tier, you forfeit any rights to ownership of this character or monetary compensation in the future. This is more a "Bragging Rights" situation.

    *Your Character would not appear until AFTER ACP #6 as the first two story arcs are already written. However, it is possible for there to be a cameo introduction in "A.E.G.I.S." before. You will be notified in Late Summer/Early Fall 2016 as to when you can expect your character to appear.

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    THE VILLAIN REWARD

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    YOU (or whoever you choose) will become a "VILLAIN"* in the Antiis Universe! Will you be hellbent on World Domination? Is your story that of Revenge? Who knows?!?! But let's see what happens!!! Your comic book likeness and name (or that of the person you choose) will be immortalized in this comic world.

    You will receive the FIRST APPEARANCE page of the character, the concept sketches as well as a Pen and Ink sketch of your character.

    NOTE: Original art will be delivered after the 3 books have been released. Estimated Delivery: October/December 2016. Character will be chosen by the artist.

    Please note, by agreeing to this tier, you forfeit any rights to ownership of this character or monetary compensation in the future. This is more a "Bragging Rights" situation.

    *Your Character would not appear until AFTER ACP #6 as the first two story arcs are already written. However, it is possible for there to be a cameo introduction in "A.E.G.I.S." before. You will be notified in Late Summer/Early Fall 2016 as to when you can expect your character to appear.

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Funding period

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