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.
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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.
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.
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.
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Huge thanks to you all. :)
NOTE: The only pledge level that doesn't ship with any stretch rewards is the £3 Digital Edition.
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.
£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.
£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).
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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