Death Sentence Liberty #4 is the latest in a critically acclaimed series created by Monty Nero (Marvel, Titan, Delcourt) and Mike Dowling (Marvel, DC Veritgo ) with art by Martin Simmonds (Marvel, Titan, Black Crown, Vault Comics) and Monty Nero. Covers are also provided by superstar artists Ben Oliver and Luke Ross. It's the fourth issue of an explosive six-issue arc pushing superpowered comics in a cool new direction.
If you’re returning to Death Sentence, thank you so much! We couldn't make this comic without you. After the mind-blowing character revelations of issue #1-3 this is the issue which takes the action to epic new heights. (No Spoilers!!). If you’re new to Death Sentence - Welcome! You've got four brilliant comics and a stunning new world to explore.
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 and lettering for issue 4 is well underway - and the first three issues have already been fully funded and printed. All four comics break new ground with a stirring tale of individual freedom in the face of state oppression featuring the finest art and writing around. 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 battling malevolent government forces, and currently hiding out with Roots in the heart of London while plotting how to strike back.
Roots is half-woman, half-plant, and 100% badass - an ex drug dealer using her burgeoning G-plus powers to protect her hood from the 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 (as the visceral end to issue #3 illustrates). How can Jeb possibly survive and complete his mission?
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 cool stuff like that.
Death Sentence Liberty #3 was fully funded in four hours and ended up with five awesome bonus stretch goals shipping with every print order. This time round we're already heading towards our fifth!!
STOP PRESS ++ We hit all those, so two news Stretch Goals have been announced.
£9000 - Goth Verity die-cut sticker
£10,000 - Special art commission where you get to vote for either The Bride - Kill Bill, Judge Dredd, Bobba Fett, or Debbie Harry.
Check out update 18 for details of how to vote ++ STOP PRESS
Furthermore, we've got an awesome new social media goal. If we can reach 100 RT's for the following tweet
by the end of the campaign then everyone'll get a complimentary Death Sentence vinyl sticker with their order. Amazing! Don't delay, RT today! (It's pinned at the top of the @montynero twitter profile if the link doesn't work for you.)
The Reward Levels
In return for your backing we're honoured to offer these unique rewards.
£4 Digital Edition
£6 Print Edition
£12 Collector's Print Edition
£12 Digital Deluxe
£25 The Story So Far
£35 The Story So Far Royale
The Story So Far plus 3 die-cut vinyl character stickers, a beautiful bookplate art print and the hi-res Verity screensaver pack for your computer/digital device.
£36 Verity Fan Set
£55 1 of 15 Verity Gold Set
Limited to 15
£85: The Golden Royale
Limited to 5:
The Gold Set plus the 3 postcards from the Verity Fan Set plus a limited to 50 Ben Oliver Cover variant of Death Sentence #4 (unveiled during the campaign).
£695: The Montynero Experience
Limited to 1
This comprises you on the next issue of Death Sentence (and you get to keep the original art) plus two awesome days hanging with Monty Nero, writer and artist of comics for Marvel, Vertigo, 2000Ad, Titan and Delcourt, in regular haunts in Dundee (bars, cafe, castle, beach, plus V&A Design Museum, Comic Shop and Studio, ) plus everything in the Verity Gold set, including a TOP SECRET behind the scenes look at his 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
This does not include travel costs to the UK from abroad.
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
This is the fourth Kickstarter comic in the series so you can rest easy that all rewards and comics will fulfilled to a high standard, with the first three comics already printed .
We learnt lots doing previous Kickstarters which have led to changes in organisation, with an extra person now handling mail outs 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. 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 updates as we ship your rewards.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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