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The second issue in a new series featuring the long-awaited return of the greatest one-hit wonder in comics – The Atomic Thunderbolt!
The second issue in a new series featuring the long-awaited return of the greatest one-hit wonder in comics – The Atomic Thunderbolt!
130 backers pledged $3,264 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome to the Kickstarter campaign for The Atomic Thunderbolt #2!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL COLOR PREVIEW OF THE ATOMIC THUNDERBOLT #2!!!!

Here's the deal: This is the "third" attempt at the campaign. I don't really count the first one, because I wasn't happy with the roll out, and the second attempt didn't hit goal. I've re-examined the strategy and the mission of the current campaign and have redefined it a bit.

Our NEW mission is to fund a print run of the 28-page, full color Atomic Thunderbolt #2 and start production of The Atomic Thunderbolt #3!

I’m IPPY Award winning writer Kevin Powers, and I’m teaming up with artist Rowel Roque and IPPY Award winning colorist Donna Gregory to continue the revival of the greatest one-hit wonder in comic book history – The Atomic Thunderbolt.

The Atomic Thunderbolt came after the height of the early-1940s superhero craze. The war was over, the Cold War had yet to begin and many superhero comics had begun to cease publication while the precursors of Marvel and DC continued to evolve. The atomic age hero made his first and only appearance in “The Atomic Thunderbolt #1” in 1946.

Featured in two stories – one detailing the character’s origin and the other in a slapstick tale with two aloof scientists – The Atomic Thunderbolt disappeared and was never seen again in mainstream comics. In the 71 years since his initial publication by the Regor Company, The Atomic Thunderbolt has achieved a cult status among Golden Age and Public Domain superhero enthusiasts. I discovered him doing research for my superhero series "ExtraOrdinary" and have been fascinated ever since.

The first issue of our revival of The Atomic Thunderbolt served as a homage and direct sequel to the original. We included a reprint of the original stories to allow readers to connect the dots and see how we honored the source material. Now that the first issue is complete and available, it’s time to take The Atomic Thunderbolt on his true journey!

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST ISSUE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

In our first chapter, Former OSS – and soon to be CIA Officer – Jay McPherson tracks down our hero who has recently been spotted all over New York City. Staging a bank robbery, McPherson confronts The Atomic Thunderbolt and extends him an offer to make a real difference. 

Panel from The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
Panel from The Atomic Thunderbolt #1

In issue #2, working with McPherson and a covert squad of commandos, The Atomic Thunderbolt has been tasked with taking out pockets of Nazi resistance that have access to secret super-weapons and hope to restart the war.

Unbeknownst to our hero, the Nazis are being coordinated and led by a mysterious man known as The Baron, whose fate is uniquely intertwined with The Atomic Thunderbolt. While taking down the leftover Nazi war machine, our hero discovers a dark secret that McPherson – and the U.S. Government – has kept tightly under wraps.

The Atomic Thunderbolt #2 standard cover
The Atomic Thunderbolt #2 standard cover

The second issue is COMPLETE minus a few pages in need of lettering and some bells and whistles. 

Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2

 

*Every comic comes with the option of being signed

 

Chris Malgrain and Dexter Wee Variants
Chris Malgrain and Dexter Wee Variants

 

 

Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2

 

 

Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
Interiors from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2

 

Thank you for your patience and support!

Risks and challenges

There are always risks that come with campaigns. First and foremost, if we don't get funded, we will retool and try again, just as we have in the past.

Of course, life happens and that may cause delays with deadlines or shipping rewards, but we're committed to creating a really great story together.

I'm very big about transparency with Kickstarters and I won't BS you of something comes up that may hinder production.

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    Digital Citizen

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    Standard Edition

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    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Digital Firsts

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    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Launch Day special!

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    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Two Copies of Issue #2

    Your choice of covers!

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    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Extra print copy of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Issues #1 and #2

    Jump on board this exciting new series from the beginning!

    Includes:
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    All 3 covers of Issue #2!

    Includes:
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Dexter Wee Variant of Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Chris Malgrain variant of Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Digital Universe

    Includes:
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF Editions of ExtraOrdinary: Catalyst, ExtraOrdinary #1-3
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    Signed Edition

    We have a handful of copies of issue 1 signed by writer Kevin Powers AND issue 1 artist Matt Gaudio!

    Includes:
    • Atomic Thunderbolt #1 signed by Kevin Powers & Matt Gaudio
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Atomic T-Shirt!

    Comics not your thing? No problem! You can still support the campaign and get this Atomic-powered T-Shirt! Features our NEW Atomic Thunderbolt logo.

    Just for good measure, we'll toss in the digital copy of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2!

    Includes:
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Atomic T-Shirt and #2

    Includes:
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    A New Universe

    The ExtraOrdinary Universe!

    Includes:
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Print Editions of ExtraOrdinary: Catalyst, ExtraOrdinary #1-3
    • PDF Editions of ExtraOrdinary: Catalyst, ExtraOrdinary #1-3
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    T-Shirt #1 and #2

    Includes:
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    T-Shirt and Variants!

    Includes:
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
    • All 3 covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    All Things Atomic!

    Includes:
    • All 5 covers to The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • All 3 covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
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    Sketch cover

    Get a custom sketch variant w a black & white full figure sketch of your choice of character by Atomic Thunderbolt #1 artist Matt Gaudio

    Includes:
    • Matt Gaudio Sketch cover variant of #2.
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Background Extra in #3

    Get drawn into The Atomic Thunderbolt #3 as a background character!

    Includes:
    • All 3 covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Your name on our "Thank You" page
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
    • Free US Shipping
    • Print edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #3 (when available)
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    Art collector

    Own an original page from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2!*

    **Excludes pages from "Join the Cast" reward level from the first campaign. If you pledged for "Background Character" from #1, message me for details!

    *Message me for page availability!
    *Art will ship Spring 2018

    Includes:
    • Standard Print Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Choice of Variant for The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Choice of Variant for The Atomic Thunderbolt #1
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
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    Join the cast!

    Get drawn into The Atomic Thunderbolt #3 in a SPEAKING role with your name listed as a guest star!

    Also includes the original art of your page!

    Includes:
    • All 3 covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • PDF/Digital Edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2
    • Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt (Sizes S-3XL)
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Funding period

- (30 days)