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A "masterwork" comic about an STD that gives you superpowers but kills you in six months.
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Death Sentence Liberty #3 is the latest in a critically acclaimed series by Monty Nero (Marvel, Titan, Delcourt) and Martin Simmonds (Marvel, Titan, Black Crown, Vault Comics) - with covers by superstar artists Ben Oliver and Luke Ross. It's the third issue of an explosive six-issue arc pushing superpowered comics in a new direction. 

If you’re returning to Death Sentence, thank you so much. We couldn't make this comic without you. After the action packed madness of issue #1 and the sweet world building of issue #2 this is the issue which delivers the most intense thrills and twists of all. If you’re new to Death Sentence - Welcome! You've got three brilliant comics and a stunning new world to explore. 

 ++STOP PRESS - THIS AWESOME FREE MONTYNERO ART PRINT FOR EVERYONE BACKING IN THE FIRST 24HOURS ++ 

Death Sentence is an irreverent adults-only comic with mature themes, regularly praised for its dynamic plotting, scintillating dialogue, and emotional depth. It was called "The Best British Comic in Years" by Buzzfeed, "a masterwork...like only the best bits of Watchmen" by Popmatters, "Brilliant. Genuinely original" by Mark Millar and "sexy, funny, dark and mature...a striking new voice in the superhero genre" by Comic Book Resources.

Interior art for issue 3 is completely finished with lettering underway - and the first two issues have already been fully funded and printed. All three comics break new ground with a stirring tale of individual freedom in the face of state oppression featuring the finest art and dialogue you'll ever see. If you love comics but are tired of reading the same-old-same-old from big companies, this is the story for you.

The Characters 

Verity the beating heart of the story. Frustrated and unfulfilled she longs for something more than cheap thrills and empty sex – to be a great artist and achieve something timeless. But she's locked in a dangerous battle with malevolent government forces.

Roots is half-woman, half-plant, and 100% badass - an ex drug dealer using her burgeoning G-plus powers to protect her hood from police and gang violence. 

Jeb is an FBI agent infiltrating the UK's top-secret G-plus research facility to steal their secrets - a family man in far worse trouble than he realises. 

Weasel is a rockstar drug-addict desperate to reconcile with his family and record a legendary album before he dies. His chaotic G-plus powers are as unreliable as he is - which is why Verity dumped him.

Each character's destiny is entwined by the mystery of the G-plus and the sinister fate linking them all.

Death Sentence is for open-minded adults only - featuring sex, drugs, rock n roll, humour, violence, monsters (human and otherwise). vodka, biting satire and other fun stuff like that. 

STRETCH GOALS

Death Sentence Liberty #3 was fully funded in four hours which means THESE AWESOME BONUS STRETCH GOALS WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER AT NO EXTRA COST. 

+++UPDATE+++ WE DID IT!!! 

EVERY...

STRETCH GOAL...

UNLOCKED!!!!

Huge thanks to you all. :)

NOTE: The only pledge level that doesn't ship with any stretch rewards is the £3 Digital Edition.

The Rewards

In return for your backing we're honoured to offer these unique rewards.

 £3 Digital Edition 

£5 Print Edition

(This definitely comes with a PDF of issue 3 as listed below. Unfortunately it's not listed on the reward description itself, which can't be edited now the project's launched, but rest assured that this tier DOES include all 3 PDF's), 

£12 Fan Edition

£17 The Story So Far

£40 Box Set

The Story So Far (as above) plus a second collector's copy of issue 3 with a super rare black and white variant cover of Luke Ross's gorgeous inks , a set of Death Sentence temporary tattoos, a Verity key-ring bottle-opener, and the full colour covers to issue 3, 2 and 1 as bookplate art prints.  

The Key ring bottle opener, example tattoos sheets, and the black and white Luke Ross cover!
The Key ring bottle opener, example tattoos sheets, and the black and white Luke Ross cover!

£67 Art Edition 

I'll do an amazing original sketch for you, and send you the signed comic with your name printed in it and a dedication, and a PDF copy of issue 3, issue 2 and issue 1 too. Awesome! 

£80 The Hardcore Box Set

LIMITED TO SIX: everything in The Box Set plus an awesome new Death Sentence Tee and a 2019 Death Sentence Art Calendar printed on 120gsm silk stock.

Tees are either white with a Full Figure Verity Salute design, or Black with a stylish Death Sentence Logo design. They're high quality garments available in XS, S, M, L, XL, or XXL sizes. No other colours are available.

The Calendar is a fully functioning wall calendar interspersed with 16 beautiful paintings from the world of Death Sentence. If you've already bought the calendar, you can select two tees instead.

Black Death Sentence Logo Tee
Black Death Sentence Logo Tee
White Verity Full Figure Salute Tee
White Verity Full Figure Salute Tee
Death Sentence Art Calendar
Death Sentence Art Calendar

£145 Mega Commission

I'll do a beautiful digital cover-style painting (see below) in digital and print form for your own comic, or for your collection, plus the signed comic with your name printed in it and a dedication, and a PDF copy of issue 2 and 1 too. Doves at no extra cost.

£695: The Montynero Experience 

This comprises you on the next issue of Death Sentence (and you get to keep the original art) plus two awesome days hanging with me, Monty, in my regular haunts in Dundee (bars, cafe, castle, beach, plus V&A Design Museum, Comic Shop and Studio, ) plus everything in the Hardcore Box Set, including a TOP SECRET behind the scenes look at my past and present comics. It INCLUDES UK travel and accommodation. This will be the fourth Montynero Experience and you can get a feel for just how much fun it is by checking out this 2 Days With Monty' photo-story: https://twitter.com/i/moments/966672941965594626

Just to be clear this does not include travel costs to the UK from abroad.

SEQUENTIALS FROM THE COMIC

Martin Simmonds just gets better and better with every issue! This is without doubt his greatest single issue of artwork yet.





You can also find other top rated Death Sentence comics on Comixology or Amazon by the Death Sentence team (Monty, Mike and Martin).

Death Sentence graphic novel by Montynero and Mike Dowling - available from all good comic/book shops and online retailers
Death Sentence graphic novel by Montynero and Mike Dowling - available from all good comic/book shops and online retailers
Death Sentence London by Montynero and Martin Simmonds - available from all good comic/book shops and online retailers
Death Sentence London by Montynero and Martin Simmonds - available from all good comic/book shops and online retailers

Risks and challenges

The art on the comic is completely finished and the full print run will commence as soon as the Kickstarter closes and funds clear.

We learnt lots doing previous Kickstarters which have led to changes in organisation, with an extra person now handling mailouts freeing up the creative team to focus on what they're best at. Compared to previous kickstarters the rewards are all simple to create and things we've made before. The printers are very experienced and regularly print all the Death Sentence comics, rewards and art prints, which has always gone very smoothly. People often comment on the high quality of their work. Monty has also interviewed lots of creators who have run successful Kickstarter campaigns to discover potential problems and how to avoid them.

We've spoken to the Post Office, and had them weigh each different type of reward with the relevant packaging. With the art and cover of the comic completely finished we're as well prepared as we can be. We'll also provide regular Kickstarter upates as we ship your rewards.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Digital Edition

    All 3 issues of Death Sentence Liberty.

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
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    Print Edition

    A printed copy of the third issue of Death Sentence Liberty (with the first two issues as digital PDF's)

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
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    Fan Edition

    The Print Edition, plus a beautiful bookplate art print, a signed doodle in the comic by Monty, and your name listed in the comic in The Death Sentence Hall of Fame

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Inked doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Pledge £17 or more About $22

    The Story So Far

    All three printed comics plus everything in the Fan Edition

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence Liberty #1 Printed - Monty Nero cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    The Box Set

    The Story So Far plus a second collector's copy of issue 3 with a rare black and white variant cover of Luke Ross's gorgeous inks , a set of Death Sentence temporary tattoos, a cool Verity keyring bottle-opener, and all three covers as primo bookplate art prints.

    Includes:
    • Temporary Death Sentence Tattoos
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence Liberty #1 Printed - Monty Nero cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Verity Key Ring Bottle Opener
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Issue 3 with black and white Luke Ross Collector's cover
    • All 3 Liberty covers as bookplate colour art prints
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    Pledge £67 or more About $84

    Art Edition

    An amazing original art commission with your comics

    Includes:
    • Original Art Commission
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    The Hardcore Box Set

    THERE CAN ONLY BE SIX of these - The Box Set PLUS an awesome white Verity Tee or black Death Sentence Logo Tee (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) AND a limited edition signed 2019 Death Sentence calendar printed on 120gsm silk stock

    Includes:
    • Temporary Death Sentence Tattoos
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence Liberty #1 Printed - Monty Nero cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Verity Key Ring Bottle Opener
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Issue 3 with black and white Luke Ross Collector's cover
    • Death Sentence Tee (White or Black) XS S M L XL XXL
    • Death Sentence 2019 Signed Art Calendar
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    Mega Commission

    Fully painted cover-style artwork for framing or for printing in your own comic

    Includes:
    • Fully Painted Cover-style art commission
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    The Ultimate Monty Nero Experience

    You on the cover of the next issue - and you get to keep the original art! Plus a full two days with Monty having fun chatting in depth about making comics and looking behind the scenes at work in progress. Includes UK travel and accommodation.

    Includes:
    • You immortalised forever on the cover of Death Sentence Liberty 4
    • The original art to the cover you appear on
    • 2 days with Monty including UK travel and accommodation
    • Death Sentence Liberty #3 Printed - Luke Ross cover.
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence Liberty #1 Printed - Monty Nero cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #3 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Rare bookplate art print
    • Your name listed in issue #3 in the Death Sentence Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Collector's black and white Luke Ross cover
    • Death Sentence Tee (White or Black) XS S M L XL XXL
    • Temporary Death Sentence Tattoos
    • Verity Key Ring Bottle Opener
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