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A high-flying, sci-fi adventure comic by artist Amy Reeder & writer Brandon Montclare.  The ongoing monthly series launches FALL 2013.
A high-flying, sci-fi adventure comic by artist Amy Reeder & writer Brandon Montclare. The ongoing monthly series launches FALL 2013.
1,585 backers pledged $38,037 to help bring this project to life.

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The ComicA 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.

Now check out some pages...

Rocket Girl page 1
Rocket Girl page 1
Rocket Girl page 2
Rocket Girl page 2
Rocket Girl pages 3-4
Rocket Girl pages 3-4

More sample art...

ROCKET GIRL #1 cover art
ROCKET GIRL #1 cover art
HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF THE "COMMISSION" REWARD AVAILABLE FOR $125.
HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF THE "COMMISSION" REWARD AVAILABLE FOR $125.
Rocket Girl T-Shirt design
Rocket Girl T-Shirt design

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!

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    As a thank you to all our supporters, we'll be sending out a weekly behind-the-scenes update. It'll be exclusive sneak peeks at artwork; production stuff like sketches, script snippets, black & white art; audio podcasts by Amy & Brandon; Q&A with readers, and other fun stuff! We want all the backers to feel like they're a part of making this comic happen.

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    Rocket Girl INSIDER: Ultimate Digital Edition! *DIGITAL ONLY REWARD* By popular demand, we've added a reward where you just get a digital version of the Insider. All digital Insider rewards include the full 20-page story from Rocket Girl #1. But you also get a ton of behind-the-scenes stuff added into a pdf "digital book": it will include the full script, all of Amy's layouts, the b&w inks, and the colors without lettering. It'll also include concept and sketch art, the original series pitch, character descriptions, exclusive commentary, and more. Over 100 pages of material--many of them exclusive to this special edition. This is great for anyone interested in the creative process.

    (Note: there is no physical book or other merchandise at this reward level--just the pdf. If you'd like to add this insider package to a different reward, send us a message and we'll set you up!)

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    A copy of ROCKET GIRL #1 signed by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare. Also: an EXCLUSIVE PRINT. The print is on 6" x 9" cardstock, full-color, and double-sided (that means two awesome images by Amy, designed in a clever way to go together, but we don't want to spoil the surprise--so you'll have to wait to see it!) You can only get this print here on Kickstarter.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! To kick off this Kickstarter, the first 100 readers to pledge $10 or more can receive one signed & numbered (limited to 100) version of the Rocket Girl #1 comic! Signed by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare. Plus: one EXCLUSIVE PRINT (6" x 9" cardstock, full-color, and double-sided)

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    Pledge $14 or more About $14

    Add a copy of HALLOWEEN EVE. We'll send you a copy of our 2012 Halloween Eve one-shot, 40-page full color comic. It'll be signed by Brandon & Amy.

    Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 and one Exclusive Print

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    INSIDER: Ultimate Digital Edition! A pdf "digital book" which is a complete behind-the-scenes experience: it will include the full script, all of Amy's layouts, the b&w inks, and the colors without lettering. It'll also include concept and sketch art, the original series pitch, character descriptions, exclusive commentary and more. Over 100 pages of material--many of them exclusive to this special edition. This is great for anyone interested in the creative process.

    Plus we'll mail you one signed physical copy of ROCKET GIRL #1 and one Exclusive Print.

    Note: if you'd like to add this insider package to a different reward, send us a message and we'll set you up!

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    CANADIAN BACKERS! This is the same reward as the standard $10 for US backers, with added postage included for shipping up north to Canada!

    A copy of ROCKET GIRL #1 signed by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare. Also: an EXCLUSIVE PRINT. The print is on 6" x 9" cardstock, full-color, and double-sided (that means two awesome images by Amy, designed in a clever way to go together, but we don't want to spoil the surprise--so you'll have to wait to see it!) You can only get this print here on Kickstarter.

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    THREE signed copies of ROCKET GIRL #1, plus one Exclusive Print.

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    ROCKET GIRL SKETCHBOOK. We'll be printing a Rocket Girl sketchbook, featuring Amy's designs and beautiful line work. It's filled with great art, and also offers an insider's look at the development process. A full color cover with B&W interiors; approx 6" x 9"; 36 pages; square-bound softcover. Signed by Amy. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print. (Note: If you'd like to add this Sketchbook to a different reward, send us a message and we'll set you up).

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    Rocket Girl Sketchbook PLUS Rocket Girl Digital Insider! You get the standard Sketchbook described in the $20 Reward. You also get the "Rocket Girl Digital Insider"--the e-book pdf described in the $9 & $15 rewards. This combo gives you the most behind-the-scenes material. The Sketchbook is signed! Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    Expand your library with a signed copy of MADAME XANADU Vol. 1: DISENCHANTED (DC/Vertigo; art by Amy Reeder) as well as a signed Chaos War: Chaos King (Marvel; written by Brandon Montclare). Plus one signed ROCKET GIRL #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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    Sketchbook (VARIANT COVER). The same sketchbook described in the $20 Reward, except it has a different cover (also a full color cover). This variant cover edition is only available on Kickstarter, and limited to "86" individually numbered copies. Also signed by Amy Reeder. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    Rocket Girl Sketchbook PLUS Halloween Eve Insider! You get the standard Sketchbook described in the $20 Reward. You also get the "Halloween Eve Insider"--this was an 80-page book featuring Brandon's full script and Amy's layouts, plus other development material. The Halloween Eve Insider also has a full-color cover (B&W interiors), is square-bound, and the same dimensions as the Rocket Girl Sketchbook. Both books are signed! Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    "TEASER" PRINT-- WITH LETTERING! An 11" x 17" full color print featuring the "teaser" image, including all the lettering/text (check it out at the top of the Kickstarter description). This will be signed by both Amy & Brandon. It'll be mailed flat in an archival, clear-plastic print holder. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print (that is, the double-sided print from the standard $10 reward)!

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    TEN signed copies of ROCKET GIRL #1, plus one Exclusive Print.

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    LIMITED EDITION COLOR PRINT. An 11" x 17" full-color print featuring the cover artwork. This will be signed & numbered by Amy Reeder (limited to 50). It'll be mailed flat in an archival, clear-plastic print holder. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print (that is, the double-sided print from the standard $10 reward)!

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    LIMITED EDITION BLACK & WHITE PRINT. An 11" x 17" B&W print featuring the original inks to the "teaser" image (the close-up of Rocket Girl). This will be signed & numbered by Amy Reeder (limited to 50). It'll be mailed flat in an archival, clear-plastic print holder. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print (that is, the double-sided print from the standard $10 reward)!

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    T-SHIRT! By popular demand, we're making a Rocket Girl T-Shirt. It will be color, re-worked version of the cover art. SEE UPDATE #2 for the design. It will be available in both men's and women's sizes.

    (If you'd like to add this reward to another pledge, and combine shipping, send us a direct message and we'll set you up). Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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    Expand your library with two signed HARDCOVERS! We'll send you a signed copy of BATWOMAN Vol. 2: DROWN THE WORLD hardcover (DC; w/ art by Amy Reeder and others) as well as a signed FEAR ITSELF: DEADPOOL & FEARSOME FOUR hardcover (Marvel; with a story written by Brandon Montclare). Plus one signed ROCKET GIRL #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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    Halloween Eve deluxe package! A whole lot of Halloween Eve stuff: A signed (by Amy & Brandon) and individually numbered (limited to 100) copy of the Halloween Eve "Cover B Variant"; an 11 x 17 full-color print of "Cover A" signed and individually numbered (limited to 200); a hardcopy of the Halloween Eve Insider (featuring the script, layouts, and other behind-the-scenes stuff); a Halloween Eve magnet to put on your fridge or file cabinet; and a button to pin on your jacket. PLUS, of course, one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    BOTH LIMITED EDITION PRINTS. The two prints described in the $40 rewards above. Each will be signed by Amy Reeder & individually numbered (each limited to 50). They'll be mailed flat in an archival, clear-plastic print holder. Since these are so expensive to mail, you can save a bunch by buying both! Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print (that is, the double-sided print from the standard $10 reward)!

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    SCRIPT/PORTFOLIO REVIEW. Brandon will put on his old editor hat (he edited books at DC and Vertigo including Batman, All Star Superman, Hellblazer) and personally review and critique your script (up to 22 pages) or art portfolio. We can do this over the phone or on Skype. Plus you get one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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    Sketchbook (Variant Cover WITH ORIGINAL SKETCH). You get the variant cover Rocket Girl Sketchbook described in the $30 Reward. This reward level includes a hand-drawn sketch (see sample in Kickstarter description) by Amy Reeder. It'll be a head shot of Rocket Girl. It'll be drawn on a specially designed interior page. Only available on Kickstarter and limited to "19" individually numbered copies. Also signed by Amy Reeder. Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    Rocket Girl BUNDLE. A new reward level with a little bit of everything... You get the Digital Insider (from the $9 reward); the regular cover Sketchbook (from the $20 reward); the color Teaser 11x17 print (from the $35 reward); the T-Shirt (from the $40 reward--multiple sizes available); Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print.

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    SKETCH COMMISSION. Amy will draw an inked full figure sketch of any character (your choice!). On 8" x 11" paper (see example posted in "About" section). Amy usually only takes these kinds of commissions at conventions--IF you're one of the 4 or 5 fans lucky enough to get a spot on her list! Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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    Appear in Rocket Girl! By popular demand, we've decided to have a reward that makes you a part of the story. You/your likeness will appear one-time as a supporting character in the story, and you'll even get a line of dialogue! The appearance will be in issue #2 or #3. The scene will be set in 1986, so you have the choice of appearing as you were back then (if you're old enough!) or Amy will use your current likeness.

    Plus one signed Rocket Girl #1 comic and one Exclusive Print!

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