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Proton is a spaced based adventure comic! Fans of Green Lantern & Capt. Marvel will enjoy this 1 Shot with potential for more stories!
Proton is a spaced based adventure comic! Fans of Green Lantern & Capt. Marvel will enjoy this 1 Shot with potential for more stories!
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Proton is a spaced based adventure comic! Fans of Green Lantern & Capt. Marvel will enjoy this 1 Shot with potential for more stories!

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What Is Proton?

Proton #0 is an introduction to the stories of another galaxy where each generation there is a protector with incredible power that goes by the mantle of Proton! This generation's Proton, Jo-Than, confronts an oncoming threat against his world, and must summon all his strength and courage to defeat this threat, no matter the cost! The book is 16 pages in black and white ink wash by the incredibly gifted Daniel Govar

The story is self contained, meaning it has a beginning and end that are self explanatory, and don't require previous or future reading to enjoy! The goal is to tell a cool story and introduce a world where more stories can be told if the interest and support is there! This book will likely appeal to fans of Green Lantern and the older Captain Marvel stories as well as space adventure and sci-fi fans in general!

Here's just one of the 16 pages of awesome from Proton #0!!!
Here's just one of the 16 pages of awesome from Proton #0!!!
Proton flying through a city on his home planet, Vellia
Proton flying through a city on his home planet, Vellia
The initial Proton character design from Daniel Govar
The initial Proton character design from Daniel Govar

What's Left to Do?

The art for the book is complete, but I still need to letter and print the book, plus a cover from Daniel, which equals more money obviously. Self publishing is a very expensive undertaking, and one that can sometimes quickly become more than anticipated. That's why I'm turning to friends, family, and fans to make sure this book is completed! 

Here's what the funding breakdown looks like:

Wait, What if You Raise More Than You Need?

 If this Kickstarter campaign raises more than intended, the excess will go towards hiring artists and printing for a series of ongoing mini comics featuring a variety of original characters, so go tell your friends and your friends' friends!!! I'd also take additional funds raised and use them towards tables at Comic Conventions near me in Richmond, Charlotte, and Baltimore! You can check out more on me and this project at blackhole-comics.com and see more awesome work from Daniel Govar! This will be a short and sweet Kickstart with lots of great incentives, and minimal risk of in-completion! Please support myself and local comics!

Rewards!

-There are some really cool rewards and I'll be showing some of them off in future updates, but I wanted to get you excited for some of the big ones! 

What I expect to be the more popular tier is the $25.00 tier, which includes a Blackhole Comics logo T-Shirt! This is what it looks like in Blue or Purple! The logo was initally designed by me and refined and perfected by my good friend and graphic designer Antonio Crew!

The $100.00 Tier has a 2 backer limit, but man is it worth it! It includes a Commission piece from my buddy John Johnston! He does some awesome stuff and you can see an example of two characters I commissioned from him below, check out his Instagram Here, or his website Here

Cynical/Guardian matching Commissions from John Johnston!
Cynical/Guardian matching Commissions from John Johnston!

I hope these incentives get you guys pumped up about helping me out with this project and can provide some value for your funding!  

Risks and challenges

This is as low a risk project as it gets, since the art for the book is complete. I'm setting my goal at $1,200.00 which includes the amount due to the letterist, commission costs for the covers, the cost of rewards and their shipping, and printing costs for 200 units. That's all that stands between me and publication!

Anything above the goal amount will be put towards my next project which is a series of ongoing Mini comics that tell short one-shot stories that are fun alone, or show a larger scale story if collected together! If all goes well that project will be ready to launch late 2015/early 2016!
Over funding would also go towards taking the book on tour to some of the conventions near me like Heroes Con in Charlotte and Baltimore Comic Con!

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    Tier 1:
    -You're name will appear in print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

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    Tier 2:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

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    Tier 3:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

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    Tier 4:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A Blackhole Comics T-Shirt! (Sizes S-XXL, comes in either blue or purple, and will be first come first serve!)

    -An 8.5 x 11 Proton Print

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    Tier 4:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A Blackhole Comics T-Shirt! (Sizes S-XXL, comes in either blue or purple, and will be first come first serve!)

    ***If this tier runs out, I'll add in another $25 tier with different rewards.

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    Tier 5:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

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    Tier 6:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

    -A commission from The Graphitist himself JJ Murphy! Check him out on Instagram.com/Graphitist to check out what you're in for! (This will be a bust pic meaning from waist up, not full figure. Limited to 10 backers, so get it now!) Look for a sample of his art in one of the upcoming updates!

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    Tier 7:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

    -A series of 11 x 8.5 Prints featuring Blackhole Comics characters by various artists!

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    -I will include you in my next printed comic! Either in name, likeness, or both. You'll be immortalized in comic form as a background character with a speaking role! (Note: This does not mean you will be a superhero/villain or that the story will revolve around you, so temper expectations in that aspect.)

    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

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    Tier 8:
    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

    -An 11 x 17 Commissioned piece of art from the talented Mr. John Johnston! Check out his Facebook page, John Johnston Art, to see the awesome work he does and get a taste of what TWO lucky backers are in store for!

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    -I will write a 7 page mini comic script featuring you as a superhero/villain! This is a full on super powered action packed comic with your name and whatever powers you want. I'll treat you like my editor and give you an outline with the plot for you to approve, and then write in a panel by panel script with dialogue and everything. Once the script has your approval it will be yours, and if you desire, I can put you in touch with an artist to draw it at your own expense.

    -You're name will appear in LARGE print on a tribute page in the back of Proton Issue #0 however you desire, whether full name or desired nickname. (Keep it classy)

    -A digital (PDF) version of the comic will also be yours!

    -A physical copy of Proton Issue #0 with an exclusive variant cover, and will come signed and numbered by yours truly, Nick Flair!

    -A digital (.PDF) version of my first printed work, the Guardian ashcan, an awesome 8 page epic!

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