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ATOMIC MUTATIONS! FLYING SAUCERS! COMMIES! Karl Kesel & Tom Grummett's SECTION ZERO returns— in an ALL NEW graphic novel set in 1959!
ATOMIC MUTATIONS! FLYING SAUCERS! COMMIES! Karl Kesel & Tom Grummett's SECTION ZERO returns— in an ALL NEW graphic novel set in 1959!
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IT'S TRUE! Now added to the MYSTERY BAG OF SPECIAL EDITON SWAG:  a real-life brown paper MYSTERY BAG OF SPECIAL EDITION SWAG to put all your, well, Special Edition Swag in! 

Endsheets are the paper that hold a hardcover book's hard covers to the interior pages. They could be blank, white paper. But is that worthy of the SECTION ZERO 1959 ULTRA-COOL COLLECTOR'S EDITION? I think not.

THANK YOU! Nothing makes an Ultra-Cool Collector's Edition swankier than a Ribbon Bookmark! You just made my day.

I'll put together a graphic for this when I have a little more time, but if you don't know the work of MICHAEL CHO— Google him! His work is consistently and constantly amazing! I would have been screaming and jumping for joy when he agreed to do this— if I didn't have pneumonia at the time! This is the Stretch Goal I've been waiting for— and I know you'll love it, too! Everyone getting the book through this Kickstarter will get this exclusive dust jacket— and you will not be able to get it anywhere else again—  EVER!

God, I'm excited about this!

REQUESTED BY BACKERS LIKE YOU!

When "I HUNT MONSTERS!"— and three other stories featuring the SECTION ZERO 1959 members in solo stories— is printed in the book, it'll look like it's from an old comic— yellowed paper, desaturated color, etc. (It's an "artistic license" thing. Don't worry— the rest of the book will look like a normal comic!)

But we've been asked if there's any place those stories could appear on white paper with fully saturated color— to better appreciate Tom's awesome art and Bill Crabtree's captivating colors.

This is that place.

At $70,000 we will print these stories in all their full-color glory as a 32-page "ZERO HOUR" comic book, and add that comic to the already overflowing MYSTERY BAG!

AND THE BIG STRETCH…

The first SECTION ZERO book was printed in the USA, and I am thrilled with its quality. But there's a printer in China that does just as good a job, and would have saved me about one third of the printing cost. But it takes months to get the books printed and shipped back to the States.

We hit $74,000, I will gladly have the book printed in the USA— and then shipping will only take a matter of days, so the books will be in your hands much earlier than otherwise.

It's a Big Stretch, but worth it. And if anyone can make it happen— it's you.

MORE TO COME?

We'll see. One windmill at a time, okay? 

SECTION ZERO is not a secret section of the United Nation's charter. It does not fund a team of experts and explorers to investigate the strange and unknown. This team is an urban myth— as "real" as the UFOs and monsters they're "protecting mankind from."

And in 1959— they didn't know how much they didn't know.

Glad you're here. I'm Karl Kesel, writer and inker on, well, a ton of comics the past 35 years, but most importantly: this project.

SECTION ZERO 1959 is the second graphic novel featuring the popular team of hi-octane adventurers co-created by myself and Tom Grummett.

It's also the first all-new SECTION ZERO graphic novel ever!

Our baseline idea is "Jack Kirby does the X-Files." So all those cool, creepy creatures Mulder and Scully faced… but with lots more punching and explosions. This time we're focusing on the original team, back in 1959. When men were men, and aliens were Little Green Men.

We're Kickstarting the SECTION ZERO 1959 ULTRA-COOL COLLECTORS' EDITION, which will look a lot like this:

God, I love mockups!
God, I love mockups!
  • Hardcover
  •  Oversized— 7.5 x 11 inches. Larger than most trade paperbacks.
  • 124+ Full-color Pages
  • Introduction by Mark Waid. I hear he knows a few things about comics.
  • Pin-ups by Erik Larsen! Steve Rude! Ron Randall! Leila del Duca! And more! With their creator-owned characters teaming-up with Tom and my SECTION ZERO characters! How cool is that? 
  •  "Zero Secrets"— behind-the-scenes sketches and stories about how the book came together.
  • Spot gloss on the cover? Ribbon bookmark? Full color endsheets? Fingers crossed. See Stretch Goals.

I want to make sure up front that you know POSTAGE WILL BE CHARGED LATER

BACKERKIT is handling our surveys (I'm very happy to say) and they will collect your postage when they send out those surveys. This doesn't mean you'll pay more, only that you'll pay for your rewards now, and pay for postage later.

This is better for everyone. I don't get drained by underestimating postage, and you don't get dinged by me overestimating postage. 

Take the Mysterious Bag of Special Edition Swag, for instance— we don't know how much will be in it yet, so we don't know how much it'll weight, so we can't know how much it'll be to ship. Charging postage later takes out all the guesswork.

While I can't make any promises or predictions on postage, I think shipping one copy of the SECTION ZERO 1959 book should run right around:

  • $10 USA
  • $15 Canada
  • $45 Rest of the World

Multiple copies of books, and Sketches and Original Art, will be somewhat more.

SECTION ZERO 1959 is Tom and my love letter to both Kirby's Challengers of the Unknown, and those early Marvel monster stories that filled titles like Tales to Astonish. For better or worse, those comics definitely left a mark on me!

The main story— with the characters in their SECTION ZERO uniforms— will be presented like any other comic, but there will also be four solo stories of the characters before they joined the team. These stories will undergo "1959-ization" to better capture the feel of comics from that time…

To Be Continued— !
To Be Continued— !

You can read the rest of "I HUNT MONSTERS!" right now! The entire 8-page story is in SECTION ZERO 1959 UPDATE #1, available to everyone who backs this project.

Again: only the four solo stories will be presented this way. The rest of the book will look like a normal comic.

BTW: TUNNTA was named by my 6-year-old son, Isaac. One day he asked me "Dad, what does Tunnta mean?" and pointed at the word TNT. I instantly knew I had my monster's name!

Okay, you've met Everest Pike— professional Monster Hunter even before he joined SECTION ZERO. But who else makes up SECTION ZERO 1959... ?

BTW: PANIC BUTTON PRESS is the name of my publishing company. So far it's only put out the first SECTION ZERO book. But clearly it will someday be a vast publishing empire. ;-)

Before you ask— yes, these pin-ups will be in the book. 

If you've read comics in the past 30 years, chances are you've read something Tom and I have worked on— separately or together. We're career cartoonists— too late to save us now!— and have written or drawn almost every major character at every major company, from the Avengers to Zatanna.

We tell rousing stories that can have you cheering on one page, and tearing up on the next. We believe you should enjoy reading comics, and that even though darkness is important in a story, hope is essential. That sometimes when things are at their worst, you need to laugh the most.

We co-created the 1990's Superboy, a fan-favorite who's enjoying a nice resurgence today. And make no mistake: Superboy was a joy for us to work on— but SECTION ZERO is a labor of love.

But we're not working alone here! Our creative team wouldn't be half as awesome without:

  •  BILL CRABTREE— colorist on such great books as Robert "The Walking Dead" Kirkman's Invincible, Paul Grist's Jack Staff, and Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's epic weird western The 6th Gun.
  •  COMICRAFT— a font-force to be reckoned with, Richard Starkings and JG Roshell's Comicraft has lettered almost every comic book you can think of at one time or another. The first monthly they stretched their digital legs on back in the 90s? Oh, a little comic called… Superboy! 
  •  L JAMAL WALTON— artist behind the wonderful KIRBY KRACKLE! energy-dot design which he so graciously allowed to be used in this campaign, and you're seeing everywhere here. I can't think of anything else that so perfectly reflects SECTION ZERO 1959's sense of raw, bursting-at-the-seams energy!

The truth is: Tom Grummett and I were both born in 1959. Which means, as unbelievable as it seems— especially to Tom and me— we turn 60 this year! And it just felt right to mark the occasion by doing a book that repaid in a small way what we owe some of the comics that, well… okay: scarred us for life! But in a good way… right?

In a sense, SECTION ZERO 1959 is a birthday gift to ourselves. Where else can we do comics like this? Nowhere but Kickstarter! I think you can see the joy on every page.

And that's our gift to you.

The MYSTERY BAG OF SPECIAL EDITION SWAG is our Swag Bag. It is the only reward that will change as the campaign goes on. As we reach certain milestones and pass certain points, more things will go into the bag. Cool things. Things you want. Starting with:

ADDED AT $12,000—

ADDED AT $24,000—

ADDED AT $36,000—

ADDED AT $48,000—

ADDED AS STRETCH GOAL #2:

ADDED AS STRETCH GOAL #4:

ADDED AS STRETCH GOAL #4:

ADDED AS STRETCH GOAL #6:

See? We like making you happy.

And by that we mean: LOTS of rewards. Just for you.

YOUR DIME, MY PLEASURE…

SPECIAL EDITION "KIRBY KRACKLE!" PRINTS…

ARTWORK OPPORTUNITIES…

YOUR MOMENT IN THE SPOTLIGHT…

Basically, once we cross the finish line— we keep running! 

I'll alternate between book enhancements— spot gloss, color endsheets, ribbon bookmark, etc.— and adding cool things (very cool things) to the BAG OF INFINITE MYSTERY & INTRIGUE. For example…

That's right— you get us this far, we'll get you an actual, brown paper MYSTERY BAG OF SPECIAL EDITION SWAG to keep your swag in!

Beyond that…

Hey, we need to save a little mystery to put in that bag!

No.

Tom and I still have the vast majority of the book to draw, write and ink. We have families to support and bills to pay, and simply cannot work for free. (Just ask any Federal employee.) The SZ59 Kickstarter will allow us to get by— just get by— while we finish this pet project. 

But we've done this before. It took us over a year to finish the first SECTION ZERO book— longer than any of us expected or wanted— but we did it. So if you backed us before, you know we can do it again. 

And we know we can do it better. That's why we're not promising the finished book until January 2020. But you will get continual updates on our progress PLUS—

YOU WILL RECEIVE A PDF OF EACH CHAPTER AS IT'S COMPLETED!

So you won't have to wait a year to read the SECTION ZERO 1959 story. It should only be a few months.

One word (I'm talking about the first word, obviously):

Yes— BACKERKIT will be handling our surveys. (Crowd goes wild!) This means fewer headaches for me, and more options and opportunities for you.

For example: if I wanted to offer you 2 copies of the book, I would have to create a new reward for each level I wanted to offer those 2 books with. My head hurts just thinking about it! For BackerKit: piece of cake.

Most reward items will be available as add-ons through BackerKit:

  • $25 — SECTION ZERO 1959 book
  • $25 — SECTION ZERO, VOLUME 0 book
  • $35 — SECTION ZERO 1959 book with signed Kickstarter exclusive bookplate
  • $35 — SECTION ZERO, VOLUME 0 book with signed bookplate
  • $100— Extra SKETCH, 8.5"x11", pencilled by TOM GRUMMETT, inked by KARL KESEL

You can either:

  •  Add the price of the desired add-on(s) to your pledge. This will be counted towards our goal. Any amount beyond the basic pledge level will appear as a credit on your BackerKit survey, and may be used towards any SECTION ZERO items available. No messages get lost or overlooked! Nothing slips through the cracks!
  •  Wait until you get your survey. BackerKit can take credit cards or PayPal for any additional SECTION ZERO items you want. No messages get lost or overlooked! Nothing slips through the cracks!

POSTAGE

BackerKit will also be handling our postage, taking the guesswork out of the most expensive part of most comics and graphic novel campaigns. (Postage is far more expensive than printing.) This way, I don't get drained by underestimating postage costs, and you don't get dinged by me overestimating. Win-win!

This doesn't mean you'll pay more, only that you'll pay at two different times— your pledge now; postage later.

And while I can't promise any postage rates— no telling what tariffs or trade wars might be around the corner— chances are your rates will be pretty close to these:

  • $10 — United States
  • $15 — Canada
  • $45 — Europe, Asia, African and Australia

If you're receiving Sketches or Original Art, rates will be slightly higher.

From the very beginning, I knew I wanted "Kirby Krackle"— those pulsating dots of uncontainable energy created by Jack Kirby, the man who created so much of modern-day comics— to be the "look" of SECTION ZERO 1959. And Tom and I could have come up with a great looking design.

But we didn't need to. L Jamal Walton had already done it. And done it perfectly.

I'm happy to say Jamal agreed to let us use his wonderful Kirby Krackle! as part of the SZ59 "brand." 

Kirby Krackle! by L Jamal Walton 24” x24” Limited Edition Print
Kirby Krackle! by L Jamal Walton 24” x24” Limited Edition Print

I'm even happier to say that this and other, equally wonderful designs by Jamal are available as limited edition prints.

And I'm happiest to say we're offering a new, special edition of Kirby Krackle!— limited to ONLY 6 PRINTS! Signed by Tom, myself, and Jamal!— as one of our rewards!

Anyone who was here for the first SECTION ZERO campaign knows I vowed to get a tattoo for every successful KS campaign I run. I stand by that vow! Except this time I've already picked the design:

Only YOU can desecrate (or sanctify, depending how you look at it) my body! Make sure SECTION ZERO 1959 gets funded!

My first SECTION ZERO tattoo is on my left forearm. Not sure if I should get this one on my right forearm to balance things out, or maybe keep all my SZ ink on one arm? Hmm

From Tom and myself, and from our families. We simply couldn't do what we love to do without you. True fact.

Risks and challenges

I learned a LOT on my first Kickstarter, and am working hard to not make the same mistakes again. We have a much more realistic deadline this time. We are using BACKERKIT to help with our surveys— so that your pledge is not overlooked, misplaced, or forgotten. And we will continue to use BLACKBOX for fulfillment— possibly the most respected fulfillment service out there. (We did have some shipping problems last time— but BlackBox was quick to take full responsibility and make amends, reaffirming to me that they deserve their excellent reputation.)

I'm sure there will be other stumbling blocks. But we will overcome them all. And I will keep you updated and informed every step of the way.

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    ENTER… THE DIGITAL DIMENSION!

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    DIGITAL DIMENSION DOUBLE ZERO!

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    TEAM ZERO (with Bookplate)

    Yeah, the SECTION ZERO 1959 book is nice. What's even nicer is also getting a Kickstarter exclusive bookplate signed by Karl and Tom.

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    DOUBLE-ZERO

    You missed the first SECTION ZERO Kickstarter? Turn that frown upside-down! Get a copy of SECTION ZERO 1959 and SECTION ZERO, VOLUME 0— right here, right now!

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    MYSTERY BAG OF SPECIAL EDITION SWAG!

    THIS ONE'S FOR YOU if you want more than the book, but the art rewards don't fit! For STARTERS you'll get the much requested and highly coveted SECTION ZERO SKETCHBOOK! The great thing is: the more we're funded— the more items in the bag! KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE swag such as wallpapers, stickers, print sets, and more! ALL ITEMS WILL FOLLOW KICKSTARTER GUIDELINES. To see exactly what's in the bag right now, just scroll to its write-up on the main page.

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    DOUBLE ZERO (with Bookplates)

    Because you want to DOUBLE-double-down, here's the SECTION ZERO 1959 book with its Kickstarter Exclusive, signed Bookplate AND the SECTION ZERO: VOLUME 0 book with its signed Bookplate. (The Kickstarter-exclusive version is long gone, I'm afraid.)

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    WHERE COMIC SHOPS DWELL!

    RETAILER REWARD LEVEL! 6 copies of the Ultra-Cool Collector's Edition of SECTION ZERO 1959 for the price of 4! Because the more people going to comic shops, the better it is for all of us.

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    CHALLENGE OF THE UNKNOWN!

    Tom Grummett will pencil and Karl Kesel will ink an 8.5"x11" SKETCH of ONE CHARACTER OF YOUR CHOICE. Spider-man? Yeah. Superboy? Sure. Heck, I'd like to see Tom do Harley Quinn myself! SECTION ZERO characters— from any point in their history— would be our first choice, but may not be yours. Which is fine.

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    ALTERNATE REALITY!

    You— yes, YOU!— will appear on a page in SECTION ZERO 1959… most likely as a frightened or amazed bystander! Impress (or at least confound) your friends! Please note: does NOT include any Original Art.

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    AN HOUR WITH MR. ZERO

    Your own, personal 1-hour skype session with me, KARL KESEL! With 35+ years writing and inking (and sometimes penciling) everything from HARLEY QUINN to SUPERBOY to— oh, yeah!— SECTION ZERO, I can give you pointers on your art or writing. Or we can talk zombie movies, what I think about the "Project Blue Book" TV series… I could even share some of my favorite recipes! It's your dime— and my pleasure to spend an hour one-on-one with you. NOTE: will not sing!

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    THE FULL TUNNTA!

    You want SECTION ZERO ORIGINAL ART? We don't part with much of it— but we are offering the SARINA URSARI PIN-UP Original Art as a reward! This includes TOM GRUMMETT'S ORIGINAL PENCILS, KARL KESEL'S ORIGINAL INKS, and a full-size print HAND-COLORED BY BILL CRABTREE! Each signed by their artist, of course! I mean, what else can you say to that except— "TUNNTA!!!"

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    SUPER REWARD #9!

    SUPERBOY #82 COVER! This is the LAST PAGE of Superboy art you'll see in this Kickstarter. So if you want it— GRAB IT! NOTE: this is the ORIGINAL INK ART only. The pencils still exist as a separate piece of art. That said, this is not a copy or recreation— it is the art the cover was printed from.

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    YOUR NAME HERE!

    PANIC BUTTON PRESS PRODUCT PLACEMENT! Your name— or the name of a loved one— eternally etched into the SECTION ZERO Universe as a business, brand, or billboard! Likely to appear in future stories! Immortality was never so cheap!

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    KIRBY KRACKLE!

    Put a piece of the Power Cosmic on your wall! L Jamal Walton has graciously agreed to do a SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION of his powerful KIRBY KRACKLE! print! Offering print numbers #2—#6, all signed by Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett, and L Jamal Walton! I know where I'd hang mine— I'm sure you do, too!

    Includes:
    • "KIRBY KRACKLE!" print, limited edition, numbered, 24"x24"
    • Print signed by KARL KESEL, TOM GRUMMETT, and L JAMAL WALTON
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    KIRBY KRACKLE! #1

    DON'T ASK— JUST BUY IT! The #1 PRINT in this EXTREMELY limited, special edition run of only six KIRBY KRACKLE! prints! Signed by Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett, and L Jamal Walton! This is it! the First! The Foremost! The SOURCE of all KIRY KRACKLE! prints!

    Includes:
    • "KIRBY KRACKLE!" #1 PRINT, limited edition, 24"x24"
    • Print signed by KARL KESEL, TOM GRUMMETT, and L JAMAL WALTON
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD!

    SUPERBOY #62, page 20 ORIGINAL ART! Superboy, Black Zero, Metron, Knockout— what's not to like? Get one while you can— there's simply not many of these pages left! Will be signed by Grummett and Kesel.

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY #62, PAGE 20 ORIGINAL ART
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    ENHANCED ALTERNATE REALITY

    What's better than photo-bombing a SECTION ZERO story? Also getting a page of ORIGINAL ART with you on it! And you can do that! That's how much we like you!

    Includes:
    • You (or a loved one) appear on a page of SECTION ZERO 1959
    • 1 page of ORIGINAL ART (pencils & inks) with your appearance
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #2!

    SUPERBOY #56, PAGE 21 ORIGINAL ART! You will not see a better SUPERBOY-centric page this entire campaign! Added bonus: that delightfully devilish DNAlien DUBBILEX! I'd get it myself if that wasn't against Kickstarter rules! Will be signed by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel.

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY #56, PAGE 21 ORIGINAL ART, signed by Grummett & Kesel
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #3!

    SUPERBOY #1,000,000, PAGE 16 ORIGINAL ART! Yes, there was a SUPERBOY #1,000,000! Yes, that's SUPERMAN 1,000,000! Yes, I know you want it— thanks to SUPER E.S.P!!! This page was meant to be yours! Accept your fate! Embrace the future! Will be signed by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel.

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY #1,000,000, Page 16 ORIGINAL ART, signed by both artists
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #4!

    LEGION ANNUAL 2017 COVER— ORIGINAL INK ART! This is the one were the Legion teamed-up with DUCK DODGERS... until it was editorially decided BUGS "SUPER" BUNNY was better! But the cover had already been drawn, so a Bugs "patch" was created. You get the original Duck Dodgers cover AND the "Super" Bunny patch! Will be signed by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel. NOTE: this is the ink art only; the pencils still exist as their own, separate piece of art. That said, this is not a recreation or copy— THIS IS THE ART THE COMIC WAS PRINTED FROM.

    Includes:
    • LEGION ANNUAL 2017 COVER, ORIGINAL INK ART, DUCK DODGERS version
    • LEGION ANNUAL 2017 COVER, ORIGINAL INK ART, "SUPER" BUNNY patch
    • Both pieces signed by TOM GRUMMETT and KARL KESEL
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #5!

    WONDER WOMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE VOL. 2 TPB COVER! The Amazon Princess herself with— GUY GARDNER! FIRE! ICE! MARTIAN MANHUNTER! CAPTAIN ATOM! BLUE BEETLE! And the big head of a BAD GUY! What more could you want?!? Will be signed by Tom Grummett and Karl Kesel. NOTE: this is the ink art only; the pencils still exist as their own, separate piece of art. But this is not a recreation or copy— THIS IS THE ART THE COMIC WAS PRINTED FROM.

    Includes:
    • WONDER WOMAN/JLA VOL. 2 TPB COVER— Original Ink Art
    • Signed by GRUMMETT and KESEL
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #6!

    SUPERBOY 63, PAGE 2 ORIGINAL ART! A commanding shot of SUPERBOY! BLACK ZERO (that word "Zero" again!)! And about a DOZEN DEADLY DOOMSDAYS! From the fan-fave HYPER-TIME story! Some guy nameds Jones might say this belongs in a museum— but I say it belongs on YOUR WALL!

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY #63, PAGE 2 ORIGINAL ART, signed by GRUMMETT and KESEL
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #7!

    SUPERBOY #61, PAGE 3 ORIGINAL ART with: SUPERBOY! SUPER-ROBIN! (Long story.) BATMAN! And a knockout image of KNOCKOUT! (You won't find a better one this campaign— trust me!) From fan-fave HYPER-TENSION storyline! This really should be *yours*. We both know it. Will be signed by both GRUMMETT and KESEL.

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY 61, PAGE 3 ORIGINAL ART signed by GRUMMETT & KESEL
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    SUPER REWARD #8!

    SUPERBOY #61, PAGE 7 ORIGINAL ART with: SUPERBOY and an ALL-FEMALE JUSTICE LEAGUE! Not a dream! Not a Hoax! But from the fan-fave HYPER-TENSION storyline! I want you to have this— I really do! Will be signed by both GRUMMETT and KESEL.

    Includes:
    • SUPERBOY #61, PAGE 7 ORIGINAL ART, signed by GRUMMETT and KESEL
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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    ULTIMATE ALTERNATE REALITY!

    A once-in-a-lifetime (okay: once-in-a-Kickstarter) opportunity to be a fully-fledged, card-carrying, uniform-wearing MEMBER OF SECTION ZERO! We killed Pepe Caldelas last time— but what a GREAT death!— who knows what we'll do this time? (Well: *I* know— but I ain't tellin'!) Includes a page of Original Art (pencils and inks) with you in your snazzy SZ uniform!

    Includes:
    • YOU appear as a member of SECTION ZERO!
    • 1 page of Original Art with you in your SECTION ZERO uniform
    • The SECTION ZERO 1959 book
    • SZ59 KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE signed by KESEL & GRUMMETT
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