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UPDATE!
We remain hopeful, but it currently looks like this project WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED.
If that happens, none of you will be asked to pay ANYTHING.
But, we are still super grateful to everyone who stepped up to help us out.

So, anyone who pledges $20 or more is getting the Digital Super Pack reward level WHETHER WE SUCCEED OR NOT!
This is a smart way for you to game the system and get free comics, but you are betting that there won't be enough other people as smart as you to push us over the top into success. Are you game?


 Rapid City Below Zero
is a comic book series about a super-villain , Icicle, avenging the murder of her crew.and her boyfriend.

Coil's a bad bad guy.
Coil's a bad bad guy.

 

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Book I is comprised of issues 1-5. Titles "The Descent" this book is Act I of the overall story. It follows Icicle from the the initial betrayal, through her vow of revenge, and to the first major confrontation-point in her journey. Want to try issue 1 for free? Go get it here. 

Lashing out
Lashing out

 

 

Walking a lonely road. Art by Shawn Langley
Walking a lonely road. Art by Shawn Langley

This collected edition will feature brand new pages of art by series artist, Shawn Langley. It will also have existing pages remastered by Shawn and letterer KJ Kaminski. 

Brand new pages for issue 1.
Brand new pages for issue 1.

This moment is exactly what the Kickstarter platform was built for. This Rapid City team has created a great comic book which has been building steam and gathering a following. Each issue has been better, and done better, than the last. Having the collected edition will be a great move forward for this project, but it is an expensive hurdle to get over.

This campaign exists to help us not only clear it, but hit  the ground running. 

Coil's killer smile.
Coil's killer smile.

With your support, we'll have the product of our labor in-hand and ready to push forward into the hands of new readers. More books, more readers, more money to print more books to get to more new readers. That's the cycle you're kickstarting into motion.

Cool rewards include...

New reward level:
12 Days of Gifts-mas

Only 100 of these are available. Pledge now and get a hand-customized holiday card in time for Christmas. And then get the book itself when it is printed. But hurry there are limited quantities and a hard deadline.

Rapid City Below Zero comics: In digital or paper form!

The original covers
The original covers

The Digital Super Pack(s):  A tasty buffet of more than 20 digital comics from other great indie creators. 

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  • And more being added all the time

The Hard Lesson: Hey, you gotta learn somehow.

Cool Stretch Goals MIGHT include...

COLOR

$X We hire a talented colorist to add a little of that magic to Rapid City Below Zero. All of the rewards that include the complete comic will now be in color.

Issue 6

$X The next issue's pages are funded.

Issue 6 COLOR! 

$x. What it sounds like.

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Risks and challenges

The books are done. The really hard work of creation is all done.
The struggles ahead are mostly logistical.
That work is not insigjnificant, but it's largely just applying time and effort, which we are prepared to do.

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    High Number 5

    Got the other issues? Just need to catch up on issue #5? Ok, get it right here.

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    The New Number One

    You think you've already read Rapid City Below Zero #1? You haven't read it until you've read this new version with additional pages of brand new art and story, as well as re-mastered gray-scale srt by Shawn Langley.

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    The Descent Digital

    Rapid City Below Zero 1-5 in the complete digital collection. This includes the remastered issue #1 and any additional extras or artwork that will come in the paper collection.

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    Digital Super Pack CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL

    Get them while they are hot! With this reward, you get the complete digital edition of Rapid City Below Zero Vol1 as well as the COMPLETE Digital Super Pack.
    More than a dozen great indie comics, plus any more that jump on during the campaign.
    You get them all because you were smart enough strike while the striking was good.

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    Just.... ALL OF IT

    The new collection of Below Zero AND the collection of Objects At Rest.
    All of it. All yours in stunning PDF format.

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    The ALL-DIGITAL

    Want the digital Super Pack? Because of all the great comics in there?
    But you also want Below Zero, right? Because that's what this is all about. Right?
    Well, the Super Pack is $20.
    And the complete Below Zero is $10, so...
    Add them together...
    $25.
    Seems about right to me.
    Oh. and remember that the Super Pack now includes Rapid City: Objects at Rest and several other comics not-yet-listed on the main listing.

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    Total Package SUPER ELITE limied offer.

    More than $150 worth of comics for just $30. You get the complete Rapid City Below Zero collection, the complete Rapid City: Objects at Rest collection (hardcopies), and the complete Digital Super Pack.
    This is an ultra-thin margin, so it is only available to the top 5 most SUPER ELITE comics fans.

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    Nothing. Not a damn thing. Not even a thank you.

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    This is a thin margin, so it is only available to the top 15 most ELITE comics fans

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    The 12 Days of Gifts-mas

    Rapid City Below Zero Vol1 would make the perfect X-Mas gift wouldn't it? For that special person you care about who loves comics! But, alas, the campaign doesn't even end until AFTER Christmas.
    And by then it'll be too late.
    But there's nothing to be done. A perfect gift like that would take a miracle...
    A HOLIDAY MIRACLE!
    If you open your heart to the spirit of the season, and if you really believe (and pledge 37 dollars) then that miracle can happen for you!
    You'll get the complete collection of Rapid City Below Zero Vol1... as soon as it is ready. But, so that you have something to give, we'll send you a Rapid City X-mas card. You tell us where to send it so that your loved one can get it, and you tell us what to write on it, so that they what's coming.
    But we're only ordering 100 post cards, and they must be mailed by the 21st... So you'd better be quick!
    (Also, because the cards ship early, you will get them whether or not the project actually gets funded)

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    Stock your shelves.
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    Plus four poster prints to hang up in your shop.
    You know your customers better than we do, if you feel like some different assortment is in order, let us know.
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    Consultation

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    Original Jay Mooers Art

    An original, full color, 11x17 piece by the very talented Jay Mooers. It'll feature Icicle vs any character you choose.

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