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The hardcover edition featuring a PAINTED cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ
The hardcover edition featuring a PAINTED cover by BILL SIENKIEWICZ

STRETCH GOAL UPDATE: 

Let's see if we can nail all three in the time we have left. 

  •  NAILED! $41k = If we hit this total, we'll be adding some amazing cosplay images, photos and just beautiful items to the book itself.   
  • NAILED! $46k = It's a bit more, however hey, let's keep the pages going by adding more amazing superstar sketches, pinup and content to the book- this translated to a bigger book. 
  • NAILED! $52k = More Amanda Conner eye candy by including in the HC, the original Painkiller Jane origin Zero issue in full (all pages, covers, pinups and more) to the new PAINKILLER JANE HC.  That's over 32 pages of additional heft to add to the book.So let's see what we can do!  

Welcome to my 11th Kickstarter project under the PaperFilms banner.   We have successfully launched and delivered ten (10) amazing prior Kickstarter campaigns, learning what you guys want and always delivering our promises on time with the maximum amount of interaction along the way. Unlike a lot of Kickstarters, our reputation is one of the best and we are thrilled to push forward with another exciting project!

Back in 1994, Joe Quesada and I came out with a couple of creator owned titles with Ash and Painkiller Jane. Since then, Jane has been my on and off again favorite character to revisit. For those not familiar with the character, Painkiller Jane is a street level, crime fighting badass that has gained the power to heal from her wounds. Jane throws herself into her work, literally, fighting crime in the streets of New York. Her origin was a simple one. Her and her partner/best friend Maureen Fernandez get pulled into an undercover operation that lands Jane in a coma and after a few years, her body heals and when she wakes, the world around her has changed. Her partner has become a Detective for the NYPD and Jane becomes her lethal weapon, taking out the bad guys and not worrying about breaking laws in the process. 

THE HARDCOVER : Featured in this book, Jane  teams up with the monster that patrols the streets at night, THE MONOLITH as they investigate a chain of missing children that leads them to a multi-state  human trafficking ring. The MONOLITH was a character that Justin Gray and I created for DC Comics years ago and since then the rights have reverted back to us and this is the first time we have seen the character since the series ended way back when. 


Art by Juan Santacruz
Art by Juan Santacruz

ThIs is a hardcover original graphic novel that features a BRAND NEW 44 page Painkiller Jane story written by the award winning AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI -featuring the art of JUAN SANTACRUZ with colors by DAN KEMP and design and lettering by JOHN J HILL. 

Interior pages by Juan Santacruz and Dan Kemp
Interior pages by Juan Santacruz and Dan Kemp
Alice and Monolith having a moment- Art by Juan Santacruz
Alice and Monolith having a moment- Art by Juan Santacruz
Jane and sometimes lover Dr. Seth
Jane and sometimes lover Dr. Seth

Also included with this hardcover edition is an pin up gallery showing some past covers and some NEW original pieces by AMANDA CONNER- RICK LEONARDI-MIKE AVON OEMING and more- as well as a 22 page done -in -one reprint story written by Jimmy featuring art by STEVE MANNION  and PAUL MOUNTS simply called ' Monster' This story features nudity and language- so beware. 

Thats over 66 pages of story plus a boatload of pinups, covers and unseen art totaling over 80 pages of PAINKILLER JANE goodness. 

One of the many pin-ups. This pone done by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.
One of the many pin-ups. This pone done by Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts.
Some RICK LEONARDI  PAINKILLER JANE sketches for the gallery section.
Some RICK LEONARDI PAINKILLER JANE sketches for the gallery section.
$45 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION AMANDA CONNER COVER- LIMITED TO 300.  This is not the final art featured above- this is a rough.
$45 SIGNED LIMITED EDITION AMANDA CONNER COVER- LIMITED TO 300. This is not the final art featured above- this is a rough.
$55 PLEDGE gets you the Hardcover edition and the two trade books- all 3 signed by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
$55 PLEDGE gets you the Hardcover edition and the two trade books- all 3 signed by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI
$70 pledge gets you both of the hardcovers, both signed by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI  - the cover to the right is the limited edition Amanda Conner cover. What you see above in not the finished art.
$70 pledge gets you both of the hardcovers, both signed by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI - the cover to the right is the limited edition Amanda Conner cover. What you see above in not the finished art.

The 5 BOOK -SIGNED by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI DEAL
The 5 BOOK -SIGNED by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI DEAL

BONUS TIER:

**We're adding a late minute bonus tier.  An ORIGINAL ART option by superstar BILLY TUCCI!!  That's right, Billy is a mega talented individual and having him not only grace us with a pinup but offer that original art to a backer is amazing.  Check out the artwork below!

Billy Tucci Painkiller Jane pinup original art tier!
Billy Tucci Painkiller Jane pinup original art tier!

STRETCH GOALS

Since we've thankfully hit our initial goal, let's shoot for some additional levels and content:

  • $41k = If we hit this total, we'll be adding some amazing cosplay images, photos and just beautiful items to the book itself.  UNLOCKED!!!! 
  • $46k = It's a bit more, however hey, let's keep the pages going by adding more amazing superstar sketches, pinup and content to the book  UNLOCKED!!!! 
  • $52k = More Amanda Conner eye candy by including in the HC, the original Painkiller Jane origin Zero issue in full (all pages, covers, pinups and more) to the new PAINKILLER JANE HC.  That's over 32 pages of additional heft to add to the book.  UNLOCKED!!!! 

If we get past those items, we'll thankfully continue to add more items to the campaign!!! 

Risks and challenges

The Kickstarter for PAINKILLER JANE exists not only to raise funds to put together the book and album, but to create an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter project that is unique in a few ways. We will be using Print-On-Demand structure to create an exclusive limited and signed editions of the book based solely on the amount of orders we receive.

This Kickstarter project will be the only place to get this specific edition and unique signed edition.

Eventually we plan to publish the book elsewhere for retailers with a different cover and contents, but till that time in the future, it will only be available here for our Kickstarter supporters! As you can see with the pledge list there are several choices on how you can make PAINKILLER JANE a reality and share this amazing story and art.

We will be adding more tier rewards as the pledge drive goes along, as well as stretch goals once, God willing, the original goal has been funded.

Many of you are returning customers who have supported us in the past and have received your Kickstarter pledges ON TIME and hopefully have appreciated our communication throughout the project. For those who are returning for another adventure, we thank you from the bottom of our collective hearts.

For those new to this project and our books, we want to say we treat each and every person like a close friend, reply to your messages and do our best to make sure you have a positive and rewarding experience worth your time and generous backing. We are proud of our work, the artists and designers we collaborate with and especially proud of the fine women and men that support our ventures.

Because of that, we offer a big THANK YOU to everyone out there from all of us at PaperFilms.

Feel free to visit us on social media or via our website, www.paperfilms.com to learn more about us.

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    PAINKILLER JANE DIGITAL EDITION

    Read the all new PAINKILLER JANE original graphic novel, TRUST THE UNIVERSE on your computer or mobile device.
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    PAINKILLER JANE WRITERS PROCESS DIGITAL

    See how the leap from words to pictures happens. For this amount, you get the digital download version of PAINKILLER JANE-TRUST THE UNIVERSE, as well as the original SCRIPT written by Jimmy and Amanda . This is great for anyone learning how to write comic scripts, craft dialog, create pacing, and direction for an artist.

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    PAINKILLER JANE DIGITAL BUNDLE

    For this pledge amount, you get a digital download version of the Kickstarter exclusive edition of PAINKILLER JANE that you can read over and over and over. In addition to this package, you receive a digital copy of the trades of PAINKILLER JANE : THE PRICE OF FREEDOM and PAINKILLER JANE-THE 22 BRIDES- Two extra graphic novel collections both by Jimmy Palmiotti, Juan Santacruz and Paul mounts. Over 250 pages total.

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    PAPERFILMS DIGITAL COLLECTION

    PAPERFILMS DIGITAL COLLECTION

    With this tier, you can catch up on some of the sexy PaperFilms titles. You will get a digital download versions of: the Kickstarter exclusive edition of PAINKILLER JANE ; TRUST THE UNIVERSE- KILLSWITCH graphic novel -TRIGGER GIRL 6 graphic novel -THE MONOLITH first two issues, and the TRAILBLAZER graphic novel. That's right, 5 amazing digital titles in one amazing tier! Also included is the PAINKILLER JANE script. This features stories by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and art by Phil Noto- Juan Santacruz and so many more.

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    PAINKILLER JANE HARDCOVER

    The key tier is right here. You get the limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive, PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE un-signed hardcover edition with the Eisner Award winning BILL SIENKIEWICZ cover. This will be a limited edition of the book. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledge totals and limiting it to just this campaign. This will be done Print on Demand [POD] and will be the only place to get PAINKILLER JANE with this cover and print version. This includes a digital copy of PAINKILLER JANE:TRUST THE UNIVERSE as well.

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    SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

    This hardcover comes signed by AMANDA CONNER & JIMMY PALMIOTTI: You get the limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive, PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE un-signed hardcover edition with the Eisner Award winning BILL SIENKIEWICZ cover. This will be a limited edition of the book. We are only printing this version for Kickstarter pledge totals and limiting it to just this campaign. This will be done Print on Demand [POD] and will be the only place to get PAINKILLER JANE with this cover and print version. This includes a digital copy of PAINKILLER JANE:TRUST THE UNIVERSE as well.

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    LIMITED AMANDA CONNER SIGNED COVER

    This is a signed limited edition PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE-AMANDA CONNER ART HARDCOVER featuring MONOLITH AND PAINKILLER JANE - This book is limited to 300 copies. You get this and the digital Painkiller Jane.

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    THE PAINKILLER JANE 3 TRADE BOOK PACKAGE

    You get the hardcover PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE trade book, signed by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI- And you also get 2 extra softcover trade books- PAINKILLER JANE - THE PRICE OF FREEDOM and PAINKILLER JANE - The 22 BRIDES. All three will be signed by AMANDA and Jimmy. These are all AMANDA CONNER covers with Juan Santacruz and Paul Mounts art inside. These books are for Mature Audiences . Also included is the digital version of: PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE

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    DOUBLE HARDCOVER DEAL.

    You get the LIMITED AMANDA CONNER EXCLUSIVE COVER and the BILL SIENKIEWICZ HARDCOVER EDITION- Both signed by Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner- as well as the digital edition of PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE. Thats two hardcovers with signatures for a special price. *Note, this is the $45 limited edition cover by Amanda, not the super rare cover.

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    BOX OF RANDOM BOOKS EDITION

    You get the hardcover PAINKILLER JANE BILL SIENKIEWICZ cover edition signed by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda and I go through our old books and sign a handful of comics - all in excellent condition. You don't know what you will get, but be sure there will be some fun books- unusual titles and some weird ones as well and mostly from the big two comic companies...all signed by either Jimmy or Amanda. You will also get the Digital edition of: PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE. Who doesn't love a mystery package?

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    JANE FOR EVERYONE

    You got friends- we understand that. We are making it easy for you to take care of them for the holidays and birthdays and so on by offering 10 copies of the PAINKILLER JANE BILL SIENKIEWICZ COVER hard cover edition- and ALL 10 COPIES SIGNED BY AMANDA CONNER AND JIMMY PALMIOTTI. You will ALSO get a single copy of an artists print copy of the $100 Amanda Conner Sexy cover hardcover, with a drawing of Painkiller Jane by Jimmy Palmiotti on the inside cover. That is 11 books total. You also get the digital version of the hardcover as well with this. We are only offering this in the United States at this time because shipping this weight is very expensive. THIS IS LIMITED TO 5 rewards.

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    SUPER RARE-AMANDA CONNER ADULT EDITION

    TOP SECRET AMANDA CONNER ADULTS ONLY-NAUGHTY LIMITED EDITION

    THE LIMITED TO A SIGNED AND NUMBERED 100-EDITION AMANDA CONNER TOP SECRET ADULT [ contains nudity] COVER. THIS is an exclusive SEXY ADULT MYSTERY cover for PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE that Amanda has done. This tier is LIMITED to the actual Kickstarter AND ONLY 150 copies, SIGNED and NUMBERED- by AMANDA CONNER. Once these run out, that’s it. This book will ALSO be signed by JIMMY PALMIOTTI !
    WARNING: This cover features NUDITY! Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you. This includes a digital copy of PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE as well.

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    PAINKILLER JANE SKETCH EDITION JP.

    You get the Amanda Conner signed cover edition [ $45 pledge] Signed by Amanda and Jimmy and inside front cover, you get a full black and white PAINKILLER JANE illustration by Jimmy Palmiotti. This is limited to 12 . You also receive the digital edition of: PAINKILLER JANE : TRUST THE UNIVERSE.

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    BILLY TUCCI Brings the Pain Original

    Wow oh wow. With this tier, one lucky fan will get the original art featured in the PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE book by superstar BILLY TUCCI.

    You get:
    - The limited KICKSTARTER ONLY exclusive, PAINKILLER JANE: TRUST THE UNIVERSE signed hardcover edition with the Eisner Award winning BILL SIENKIEWICZ cover. Signed by Jimmy Palmiotti.
    - The digital copy of PAINKILLER JANE:TRUST THE UNIVERSE as well.
    - Original art by BILLY TUCCI shown in the main story page of the campaign. This original artwork is 11” X 17” Marvel art board and is pencil, ink and watercolor. Signed by BILLY TUCCI himself

    **NOTE: This will be limited to a US backer only at this time.

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