The Comic: A teenage cop from a high-tech future is sent back to 1986. She’s investigating the Quintum Mechanics megacorporation for crimes against time. As she pieces together the clues, she discovers that the “future”—an alternate reality version of 2013 and the place she calls home—shouldn’t exist at all.
There's a lot of attention to detail--with parts of the story being a veritable period piece on New York City in the mid-80s. There are also glimpses into a fantastic alternate future of teen police officers, laser guns, and jet packs. Action is everywhere and the cast is diverse.
ROCKET GIRL is an ongoing, monthly, full-color comic. The first issue is due out in October 2013. And the first 5-issue arc introduces all the characters and the high-concept in a self-contained story. It's geared toward teen and adult audiences.
The Creators: Artist Amy Reeder (Batwoman, Madame Xanadu) teams with writer Brandon Montclare (Fear Itself: Fearsome Four). We collaborated previously last year on Halloween Eve, published by Image Comics. Although we loved our various projects at Marvel and DC, we want to deliver readers another great creator-owned comic. Rocket Girl is something that can only happen if we do it ourselves. We'd like your support, and that's where Kickstarter comes in...
The Kickstarter: All money raised will go toward ROCKET GIRL #1 production costs and to give backers some cool rewards. If this campaign is successful, you'll be helping us make the first issue of the ongoing series. ROCKET GIRL is a monthly series--we're already working on the first 5-issue arc; it's a lot of comics to make, and we need a big launch. Later in the summer we'll be announcing a publisher that will help us package and distribute our comic. But since this book is 100% creator-owned, there's no publisher's financing. Our Kickstarter goal is enough to bridge the gap and get a copy of the first issue in the hands of readers this fall! So if you enjoyed our past work, support creator-owned comics, and want to see ROCKET GIRL become a reality, we have some great rewards for you. And remember: you're only charged if we make our funding goal.
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Risks and challenges
Having run a successful comics Kickstarter with our HALLOWEEN EVE, we're confident we'll deliver a book that knocks your socks off and is on time. Even better: the first issue is already done! We're also familiar with producing all the other awards and getting them out on schedule. ...all that being said, it's just Amy & Brandon. This being a "creator-owned" book, it needs the two of us to do just about everything. So if an emergency were to arise, it might cause a delay. But we don't anticipate that happening; moreover, we're already both working full-time on Rocket Girl--so it's looking good!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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