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A "masterwork" comic about an STD that gives you superpowers but kills you in six months.
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The Comic - interior art is completely finished and lettering is underway.

Death Sentence Liberty #2 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 new direction. It's an irreverent adults-only comic with mature themes, regularly praised for its dynamic plotting, scintillating dialogue, and emotional depth.

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

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. 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 #1 was fully funded in just over a day (thank you!) and if we're lucky enough to exceed our target again THESE AWESOME BONUS STRETCH GOALS WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER AT NO EXTRA COST.

++STOP PRESS - We've unlocked the third stretch goal (Yesss!) a free sticker set on top of the pin badge and spot varnished cover upgrade which is already shipping for everyone (except digital only backers). Do share the kickstarter with your pals to help bump up the value of your order!! Cheers! 

NOTE: The only pledge level that doesn't ship with these items is the £3 Digital Edition. Any order of £5 and above includes all these primo stretch goal rewards.

The Rewards

 In return for your backing I'm honoured to offer these unique rewards, including this incredible Ben Oliver cover for all backers:

 £3 Digital Edition 

£5 Print Edition

 £12 Fan Edition

£17 The Story So Far

£25 Calendar Edition

This is the closest thing yet we've had to an art book! A square glossy 21cm stapled wall calendar with 12 of the greatest Death Sentence images interspersed with 12 spacious day month calendars for Jan - Dec 2019. See below!

£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 2 and 1 too. Awesome! 

£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.

 £637: The Montynero Experience 

This comprises you on the main cover of issue 3 (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 and Studio, ) including a TOP SECRET behind the scenes look at all my past 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

SEQUENTIALS FROM THE COMIC

Martin Simmonds just gets better and better with every issue!

Art from Issue 2
Art from Issue 2
Art from the issue #1 PDF
Art from the issue #1 PDF

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.

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

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

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
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    Fan Edition

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
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    Comic Shop Edition

    This is an exclusive special deal for comic stores. Each pack of 5 is £12.50 and you can order any multiple of 5.

    There's a Ben Oliver cover for issue #2 (Cover 2A), a Montynero cover for issue #1 (Cover 1A, plus a wraparound variant for #1 by Martin Simmonds (Cover 1B).

    e.g

    5 copies of Issue 1 Cover A(£12.50)
    10 copies of Issue 1 Cover B (£25)
    15 copies of issue 1 (10xCover A, 5xCover B) (£37.50)
    etc

    5 copies of issue 2 (£12.50)
    10 copies of issue 2 (£25)
    15 copies of issue 2 (£37.50)
    etc

    Feel free to make the minimum order(£12.50 for one pack of five comics) and I will get in touch with you personally to tailor whatever else you want to be added or included.

    Includes:
    • 1 pack of 5 comics. (with whatever else you want added later)
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    The Story So Far

    Includes:
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 with Ben Oliver Cover
    • Death Sentence Liberty #1 with Monty Nero cover
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Calendar Edition

    Tick off the days to your wholly imaginary demise from G-plus, and live 2019 like there's truly no tomorrow!

    Includes:
    • 12 month 2019 square Death Sentence Calendar on 130gsm silk stock
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
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    Pledge £67 or more About US$ 84

    Art Edition

    Includes:
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • Original art commission
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
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    Mega Commission

    Includes:
    • Fully Painted Cover-style artwork for framing or your own comic
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • All signed by Monty with a personal Death Sentence dedication
    • Digital copy of your commission as a digital PDF
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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 accommodation.

    Includes:
    • You immortalised forever on the cover of Death Sentence Liberty 3
    • The original art to the cover you appear on
    • Rare Weasel bookplate art print
    • Death Sentence Liberty #2 Printed - Ben Oliver cover
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #2 PDF
    • Death Sentence: Liberty #1 PDF
    • Inked Death Sentence doodle in the printed comic by Monty
    • Your name printed in the comic in the Hall of Fame
    • Original art commission
    • 2 days with Monty including UK travel and accommodation
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