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"A masterwork" comic about an STD that gives you superpowers but kills you in six months.
"A masterwork" comic about an STD that gives you superpowers but kills you in six months.
206 backers pledged £4,492 to help bring this project to life.

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Death Sentence Liberty is the latest in a critically acclaimed series by Monty Nero (Marvel, Titan, Delcourt) and Martin Simmonds (Marvel, Titan, Black Crown, Vault Comics) - the first of an explosive six-issue arc pushing superpowered comics in a thrilling new direction. It's an irreverent adults-only comic with mature themes, regularly praised for its dynamic plotting, scintillating dialogue, and emotional depth.

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Death Sentence 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. Death Sentence Liberty continues to break new ground with a stirring tale of individual liberty in the face of state oppression articulated via the finest action and dialogue you'll read this year. If you're tired of reading the same-old-same-old from big companies, this is the comic 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. She's a dangerous maverick leading the battle against 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 G-plus powers are as unreliable as he is, spreading chaos or comedy - 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 was fully funded in just over a day (thank you!) which means AWESOME FREE STUFF WITH EVERY ORDER. The only pledge level that doesn't ship with these items is the £3 Digital Edition.

The Rewards

In return for your backing I'm honoured to offer these unique rewards:

£3 Digital Edition

£5 Print Edition

£10 Fan Edition

 

£15 Cosplay Edition

 
 

£20 Poster Edition

 

£35 Collectors Edition

£50 The Box Set

£65 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 too. Awesome!

£105 Ultimate Box Set

It's The Box Set plus the Art Edition, but saving £10 in total. Essentially, everything listed above.

£155 Creators Edition

I'll do a beautiful digital cover 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 too.

£200 Creators Edition Plus

The Creators Edition and The Box Set combined (see above) PLUS you get the Ani-mia Cosplay photos and bookplate prints double size up as well as in their original size (two versions of each).

£640: The Montynero Experience

This comprises you on the main cover (and you get to keep the original art) plus 2 awesome days hanging with me, Monty, in my regular haunts in Dundee (bars, cafe, castle, beach, plus V&A Design Museum, Comic Shops, comics studio, DC Thompson) including a TOP SECRET behind the scenes look at all my past and upcoming comics work PLUS The Ultimate Box Set and INCLUDES UK travel and accommodation. You can get the full flavour of just how much fun this was last time by checking out this 2 Days With Monty' photo-story: https://twitter.com/i/moments/966672941965594626  

READ 4 NON-SPOILERY PAGES FROM THE COMIC HERE:

(Certain areas have been blacked out, which is not the case in the comic itself).

 

 You can also find other top rated Death Sentence comics by me, Mike and Martin on Comixology or Amazon.

Risks and challenges

The comic is completely finished and I've already printed a few test copies - the full print run will commence as soon as the Kickstarter closes and funds clear.

I learnt loads doing previous Kickstarters which means the rewards are all simple to create and things I've made before. The printer is very experienced and regularly prints all my other comics and art prints, which has always gone very smoothly. People often comment on the high quality of their work.

I've interviewed lots of creators who have run successful Kickstarter campaigns to discover all the potential problems and factored those into my plans. I've also spoken to the Post Office, and had them weigh each different type of reward with the relevant packaging. I'm as well prepared as I can be, and will be taking time off work to make sure everything ships on time.

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    Pledge £3 or more About US$ 4

    Digital Edition

    Digital Edition only (no shipping charge).

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    Print Edition

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    Fan Edition

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
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    Cosplay Edition

    Death Sentence comic
    Death Sentene PDF
    Art print bookplate of Ani-mia as Verity

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • 2 Ani-mia Cosplay bookplate prints
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Poster edition

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Collectors Edition

    Everything listed in the Poster Edition AND a super rare printing of the comic with an awesome wraparound cover by Marvel cover artist Martin Simmonds - plus a full size art print of the cover without titles, plus a double-sided Verity bookmark

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Verity double sided bookmark
    • Martin Simmonds variant wraparound cover (24 pages)
    • Martin Simmonds full size cover poster (26 x 25.7cm)
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Pledge £50 or more About $66

    Box Set

    1 copy of EVERYTHING listed above plus and exciusive Ani-mia Cosplay bookmark, a Roots bookplate print, and a Verity bookplate print.

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • 2 Ani-mia Cosplay bookplate prints
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Martin Simmonds variant wraparound cover (24 pages)
    • Martin Simmonds full size cover poster (26 x 25.7cm)
    • Verity double sided bookmark
    • Ani-mia double-sided bookmark
    • Ltd Edition Roots bookplate art print
    • Ltd Ediiton Verity bookplate art print
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    Art Edition

    You love artwork and I love making artwork so lets get together and make something unique, namely a bespoke character commission in black and white or full colour on 250gsm art card. If you want something more complex get in touch to discuss in detail. A survey will be sent when the Kickstarter ends to specify exactly what you'd like me to draw, though 'just create whatever inspires you' works too.

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Original art commission
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Ultimate Box set

    The Art Editon plus The Box Set (1 copy of each item listed above)

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • 2 Ani-mia Cosplay bookplate prints
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • Original art commission
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Ani-mia double-sided bookmark
    • Ltd Ediiton Verity bookplate art print
    • Ltd Edition Roots bookplate art print
    • Martin Simmonds full size cover poster (26 x 25.7cm)
    • Martin Simmonds variant wraparound cover (24 pages)
    • Verity double sided bookmark
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Creators Edition

    A beautiful digital cover painting in digital and print form, suitable for using in your own comic, or for framing on the wall, plus the hand drawn original cover art, plus the signed comic with your name printed in it and a dedication, and a PDF copy too.

    Includes:
    • Full colour painted cover as a digital PDF & art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • original hand drawn artwork created before digital colouring
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    Creators Edition Plus

    The Creators Edition and The Box Set combined into a single super tier!

    Includes:
    • Full colour painted cover as a digital PDF & art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • 2 Ani-mia Cosplay bookplate prints
    • Ani-mia double-sided bookmark
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • Martin Simmonds variant wraparound cover (24 pages)
    • Martin Simmonds full size cover poster (26 x 25.7cm)
    • Verity double sided bookmark
    • Ltd Ediiton Verity bookplate art print
    • Ltd Edition Roots bookplate art print
    • 2nd copy of all Ani-mia & bookplate art-prints double size up.
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    The Montynero Experience

    You on the cover - and you get to keep the original art! Plus a full two days with Monty having fun and looking behind the scenes in depth on making comics. Includes UK travel and accomodation.

    Includes:
    • Original art commission
    • 2 Ani-mia Cosplay bookplate prints
    • Commemorative Liberty #1 bookplate art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 print edition
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Large Verity Art Poster (83.5 x 59cm)
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic with the year you first read DS
    • Ani-mia double-sided bookmark
    • Martin Simmonds full size cover poster (26 x 25.7cm)
    • Ltd Ediiton Verity bookplate art print
    • Ltd Edition Roots bookplate art print
    • Martin Simmonds variant wraparound cover (24 pages)
    • Verity double sided bookmark
    • 2nd copy of all Ani-mia & bookplate art-prints double size up.
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • You immortalised forever on the cover of Death Sentence Liberty 2
    • The original art to the cover you appear on
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