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The original King of Hell watched as His Kingdom fell to ruin. Now He's taking back what's His, and it's all going to HELL!
The original King of Hell watched as His Kingdom fell to ruin. Now He's taking back what's His, and it's all going to HELL!
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 FULLY FUNDED!!! NOW WITH STRETCH GOAL!!!!

If Belial reaches $2750 by the end of the campaign date then EVERYONE will receive:

  • The ORIGIN STORY of your favorite loudmouthed sidekick, LINK!! That's right! Everyone will get this phenomenal origin story (Illustrated by Mark Zuptich, and inked by Shaun Barbour) added to the digital copy of the book for FREE!!! Oh, you wanna see what it's gonna be like? Well take a peek at one of the panels (before it was completed).
Wanna see how Linc got his glorious stone makeover?!? Help get us to the stretch goal and find out!!!
Wanna see how Linc got his glorious stone makeover?!? Help get us to the stretch goal and find out!!!

Follow along as Belial sets out to reclaim what was rightfully his! Belial's power, throne, and claim to Hell have been stolen by none other than Lucifer himself. Over the centuries, Hell has become a shadow of its former Glory. It has fallen from Belial's structure, vision, legendary depiction, and epitome of everything you've come to know of the Palace of the Judged. Now Hell is nothing more than a run-down pit of despair, and Belial has had enough! This is the story of a once powerful ruler, that finds himself up against epic odds. He must fight his way back to the throne. He will face off against the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Lucifer himself to do so. He's not alone in the underdog power struggle, as Belial has retained some loyal followers. Will it be enough, or is this all just a futile attempt at achieving former glory and become the drunken laughing stock of Hell? 

  • If you like some horror with your comedy, Belial is for you!
  • If you're a fan of redemption tales in reverse, Belial is for you!
  • If you like your stories to have a 150 proof kick! BELIAL IS FOR YOU!!!


Characters

The original ruler of Hell. The Demon to which all others were crafted after. Much like man was in the image of god... so too were the demons made in the image of Belial. Confident and powerful when he once ruled over Hell, he is now a run down version of his once glorious self. Belial is meticulous, well disciplined, and he prides himself on the creation of Hell's design, as he was the one who built it to its glory. 

Once a powerful general in Hell's army, he now serves as the bartender in Belial's bar. He also serves as Belial's wise adviser. Mammon is willing to stand up to Belial to prove a point, but is not defiant. He remembers the "good ol' days", when Hell was awesome and incited fear, before becoming a run down version of itself from years of neglect. He hope's Hell will once again return to its original state as a Palace of Torment and Justice.

A smart-mouthed imp that's 10 foot tall (in his mind). Known for his loud mouth and "don't give a fuck" attitude, he is as quick to crack a joke as he is to fight. Linc doesn't know how to back down and is Belial's ever faithful follower. Once flesh, he was turned to stone after taunting an angel. Belial returned him to life but left him as stone to teach him a lesson....to which he could care less. After all, being made of stone is pretty badass....especially when throwing a punch!

Before we get into the people who helped to make all of this possible, enjoy a sneak peak at the first five pages of Belial.

Pretty cool, eh?! You want more? Not a problem at all! Check out the right side of the page for our amazing reward tiers and choose the one that has all the goodies you're looking for!

 Reward Breakdown

The tale of the Original Badass of Hell! Belial cover by Gregory Woronchak and Allen Ellsworth
The tale of the Original Badass of Hell! Belial cover by Gregory Woronchak and Allen Ellsworth
The OUTSTANDING "Hold my beer!" variant by Daniel Gorman, Shaun Barbour, and Avery Ferdinand
The OUTSTANDING "Hold my beer!" variant by Daniel Gorman, Shaun Barbour, and Avery Ferdinand
The ever-so-tempting "Seven Deadly Sins" print by Tâm Thúy
The ever-so-tempting "Seven Deadly Sins" print by Tâm Thúy
Cool "trading" cards that you wont want to trade with anyone. (Final design may not depicted in photo)
Cool "trading" cards that you wont want to trade with anyone. (Final design may not depicted in photo)
Chibis by David Jaxon?!? Who doesn't want cute depictations of the Tormenters of Hell?!?! Anyone?!?
Chibis by David Jaxon?!? Who doesn't want cute depictations of the Tormenters of Hell?!?! Anyone?!?
For the most SAVAGE of supporters we have special "drawn-in" rewards! Only the greedy need apply!
For the most SAVAGE of supporters we have special "drawn-in" rewards! Only the greedy need apply!

Our Goal (a.k.a. our "Rise from the Pit")

Shaun Barbour - Co-creator and Inker

Reason why he ended up in Hell: Shaun wasn't sent to Hell, he was BORN there! A badass through and through, the dark inspiration from which this tale originated.
Reason why he ended up in Hell: Shaun wasn't sent to Hell, he was BORN there! A badass through and through, the dark inspiration from which this tale originated.

Having been part of several successful Kickstarters, as an Inker; Shaun has taken the next step in his evolution in indie comics and helped create this Epic tale. Father of many, and no stranger to life dishing out its unfair share of obstacles...it's only fitting that he bring the darker side to the story. The Yin to Chuck's Yang.

Chuck Pineau - Co-creator and Writer

Reason why he ended up in Hell: Placing too many curse words and bad dick jokes in his works (Seriously, "yang" instead of "wang"?!).
Reason why he ended up in Hell: Placing too many curse words and bad dick jokes in his works (Seriously, "yang" instead of "wang"?!).

Chuck started out editing comics for other indie creators to help build up his name and credits. While he did that, he developed his own series. Needing a solid inker, he called upon Shaun Barbour. During that time Shaun felt it necessary to show off an idea he had for a book. Chuck was so excited by it that he immediately turned it into a write up for a multi-issue series. Since Chuck is the Yang (and what a Yang he is!), rather than developing a straight, dark and evil tale, he infused it with his own irreverent sense of humor.

Gregory Woronchak - Penciler

Reason why they ended up in Hell: He's done far too many Lovecraftian and Hell books. The big guy upstairs isn't a fan...he's more of an Archie and Jughead kinda guy.
Reason why they ended up in Hell: He's done far too many Lovecraftian and Hell books. The big guy upstairs isn't a fan...he's more of an Archie and Jughead kinda guy.

Gregory has become a much sought after commodity because of his animated art style and his incredible speed in completing pages. His love of 70's and 80's media (especially comics) shows in his art, though it also makes it easier for the rest of the group to call him "Old Man" when he complains how things aren't like they used to be.

Scott Weldon - Letterer

Reason why they ended up in Hell: Really, he's a good dude, through and through. He shouldn't be in Hell. We're pretty sure it's because he took this job. PLEASE don't tell him! If you do, he won't come back for the second issue.
Reason why they ended up in Hell: Really, he's a good dude, through and through. He shouldn't be in Hell. We're pretty sure it's because he took this job. PLEASE don't tell him! If you do, he won't come back for the second issue.

Scott, like the rest of the crew, came into comics later in his life. After writing for others he moved on to create his own series, Harland Buck - FreeSword, which is already about to launch it's seventh issue. Since he letters for his book, Chuck and Shaun politely asked (or begged profusely and promised things they likely can't possibly deliver), and for some reason or another Scott relented.

Wyndi Gayle - Editor 

Reason why they ended up in Hell: Sleeping with the boss. Yes they're married, and yes it was only the one time, but still...not cool, Wyndi. Not cool.
Reason why they ended up in Hell: Sleeping with the boss. Yes they're married, and yes it was only the one time, but still...not cool, Wyndi. Not cool.

Wyndi is new to the comic field, but not to writing. What started out as helping her husband on a project has turned into her creating scripts of her own and even doing freelance editing work for other creators as well.

BONUS: Includes a short story by fellow Indie Comic Creator, Max Battistella, and artwork by Donna Anita Black, and Tâm Thúy.

Risks and challenges

The art is done! The letters are on the way! All we need from you is the support....and maybe a couple of greenbacks to help get this printed and into your hands. That being said, this is guaranteed to be a project that you don't have to wait until the Armageddon to claim what is rightfully YOURS!!!

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    A Golden Coin for the Ferryman

    Help us cross the river as we build upon this epic story. Your hard earned coin could mean the difference between success and (dun dun dun dunnnnnnn….) CERTAIN DOOM.

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    Even Demons Dream in Digital

    It's true, some of these mooks have wires coming out of VERY uncomfortable places! Prefer the bright and shiny over the more...tactile reward? Then this is for you! Get yourself the digital copy of this EPIC underdog action/comedy comic! Just be sure to leave that front facing camera active so we can see your....joy as you catch all this sinful Indie comic goodness!

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    Digital Devil

    For those of you who love digital comics, we created a tier specifically with you in mind. Of course you get our own Belial, but along with that we have added copies of The Advocator, which features a piece from Chucks Welcome to the Void, a digital copy of Welcome to the Void issue 0, and several sexy pieces from the Indie Devil himself, Rob Andersin.

    Six books for 8$? And they call us the sinners. That's a steal!

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    The Prints of Darkness

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    Hold my beer...

    You've seen the original, but you know what you REALLY want. Some people told us somewhere that we wouldn't be able to make this a real thing. We said," Oh yeah? Hold my beer." Now you too can be a part of the success story, and have something to show for it. But we assure you that you will definitely catch a buzz if you pick up this intoxicating cover drawn by our dude Daniel Gorman and colored by Avery Ferdinand! Oh yeah, you get that digital stuff too!

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    A *SPECIAL* Place in Hell

    This is a 72 hour special! You only have so much time! You get so many layers of Hell and for one, low, low price!

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    Proprietor of Evil *For retail only!*

    This tier includes 8 issues of Belial for you to sell in your shop. With a cover price of 5$ that leaves a fair amount of room for profit on your end.

    *American distributors only. If you are elsewhere and interested, message us and we will see what we can work out for you.

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    Gateway to Hell

    You get so many great rewards from the earlier tiers, but if you've never read it before, this is also a great chance for you to pick up the book that started the partnership for Shaun and Chuck, Welcome to the Void.

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    Treasures of the Damned

    All the great loot you've already seen with the addition of a set of 3 Belial trading cards and a set of 3 chibi stickers. So much loot you won't know what to do with it!

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    Friends in Low Places

    Everyone has a story in them, somewhere. Shaun and Chuck will have a sit down with you(most likely over the phone or internet) and help flesh out yours to the point where you can begin scripting. And, of course, you also get all of the other goodies!

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    Your @ss is ours!

    Belial, Mammon, and Linc went hunting and they caught...YOU! Add yourself to our special one time, incredibly rare cover. You, along with a limited few others will be featured on the cover of this hand numbered book. There will only ever be 25 for sale, so this truly is rare. Our interior artist, Gregory Woronchak will turn you into a hunting trophy for our characters.

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    You're so vain...

    You probably think this comic is about you. Well, hate to burst your bubble but it's not. But you COULD have some art of your own design. Well, a fancy schmancy print anyways. Be one of our exclusive backers to get your likeness drawn into a super kick-ass print by the man Gregory Woronchak himself! Trust us, it's a pretty big deal!

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