Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 20, 2012.


In the format tradition of QUEEN CRAB, we are putting together a 58 page plus graphic novel collected in a HARDCOVER format.

Hey friends, 
The plan here is to raise enough money to get the RETROVIRUS graphic novel published this fall. We will be using the money from the pledge incentives to pay for the production of the book. We are looking towards the ever growing community of fans of the graphic novel format to support this project like you did for our very successful QUEEN CRAB kickstarter project. 

The video above features work in production from the book itself. I did not do a voice over this time because the art can speak for itself and the story is below. Yes, I cannot stand the sound of my own voice. On to the book itself...

In the vein of Andromeda Strain, Altered States and Jurassic Park, Retrovirus seamlessly blends human drama, action, science fiction and horror in a 58 page graphic novel written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray [ Queen Crab, Jonah Hex, Triggergirl 6]  and illustrated by Norberto [ the tattered man] Fernandez. Design and lettering will be by Bill Tortolini, our guy on Creator-Owned heroes and Queen Crab. 
This will be collected into a hardcover edition, and is for MATURE audiences. 
The cover will be done by the award winning artist AMANDA CONNER.

When Zoe, a brilliant young scientist who specializes in identifying extinct viruses is offered a job away from the city at a remote research facility in Antarctica, she soon discovers her employer has unearthed a perfectly preserved Neanderthal. That is only one of the many dark secrets lurking at the facility as Zoe races against time to stop a global pandemic.

 We sure hope there is something for everyone in the pledge catagories. 

And again, thanks in advance. We know you can spend your hard earned dollars just about anywhere else, so we are doing our best to give you all the best work possible. 


Jimmy, Justin and Nomberto. 


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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    You will get a pdf of the book sent to your e-mail address the day before the RETROVIRUS book hits the stores, and a boat load of good karma.

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    You will get a first printing , signed copy of the RETROVIRUS book, and a limited edition signed print , by Jimmy Palmiotti. Did I mention some more good karma sent your way? international orders , please add $12.00

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    For a $60.00 pledge, you will get two copies of a signed RETROVIRUS book by Amanda Conner and Jimmy... that will also include a beautiful Signed and Numbered print of the main character drawn by Amanda Conner. International orders, please add $12

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    Pledge just $100 and you get two first printing RETROVIRUS books signed by Conner and Palmiotti, as well as both the Palmiotti and Conner signed and numbered prints. You also will recieve an actual "thank you" credit in the book as well...which you can impress family members who think you do nothing but sit around and read comics all day. Yeah, we all have them. international orders, please add $12.00

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    you get everything offered at the $100 level, and a original pen and ink art sketch in the book by Jimmy Palmiotti . He just doesnt ink you know... international orders , please add $12.00

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    This reward is for the retailer/hardcore collector. You receive 15 copies of the first printing of Retrovirus each signed and shipped with both sets of prints and a special thank you in the book . International orders add $15.00 ADDED: One copy will have a sketch by Jimmy Palmiotti in it.

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    you get 8 books, 8 sets of prints and a character is named after you. we only have 4 of these and the characters are male. International orders, add $15.00

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