Welcome to the Kickstarter campaign for 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!
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.
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 second issue is COMPLETE minus a few pages in need of lettering and some bells and whistles.
*Every comic comes with the option of being signed
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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