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The After Realm Quarterly #1

An ongoing 48 page fantasy series about an Elf escaping her world after Raganarok.

The After Realm Quarterly #1

An ongoing 48 page fantasy series about an Elf escaping her world after Raganarok.

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About

Hi, I'm Michael Avon Oeming Eisner and Harvey award winning comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator of Powers with Brian Michael Bendis and my work on Marvel's THOR: Ragnarok, Red Sonja and Cave Carson with Gerard Way.

 This is a Kickstarter for my project the AFTER REALM, an ongoing quarterly series from Image comics -- each issue being 48 pages or more.

 - THE AFTER REALM

-Oona Lightfoot

The After Realm is about Oona Lightfoot, an Elf torn away from her best friend at the beginning of Ragnarok and the destruction of the Nine Realms. She struggles to find her friend to fulfill a promise they made about exploring the Nine Realms. 

 However, the Elves have sequestered themselves to protect them from the Apocalypse and have no idea what has become of the outside world and the new dangers that have molded it.

One day, Oona and a few other rangers will explore those new worlds and record what has become of them, the Old Gods and the new peoples that inhabit it.

You'll also get to follow Oona from her childhood into adulthood over the first 3-4 issues. She is a character that will evolve and change, growing before your eyes through her experiences. 

Besides my love of Mythology, the After Realm is also inspired by my love of Saturday morning cartoons from the 80's, like Thundarr the Barbarian and obviously Dungeons and Dragons. This will be a dangerous but fun series.

The first issue will be released from Image Comics in February. Then every three months, there will be a new Double Sized issue shipping with a cover for the direct market and an exclusive cover just for the Kickstarter backers. My hope is this will be an ongoing series that lasts years. 

I am writing and drawing this myself, with colors by Taki Soma, best known for her work on Bitch Planet and several creator owned projects we've done together from United States of Murder inc, to Sinergy and Rapture.

I've been secretly working on this series for several years as I've focused on Powers and Murder inc. I already have three issues of art FINISHED. Now my focus is on the production and building the next issues.

REWARDS!

We've got a Kickstarter exclusive cover as well as a bunch of signed books and comics from some of my previous work. I've also done some fun traditional pieces of Oona just for this campaign that I'm excited to share. 

LEFT: Image Comics cover RIGHT: Kickstarter Exclusive cover

If you are a fan of comics, and fantasy in particular, this series is for you. You can count on me delivering as I've been a comics pro for nearly 30 years! Besides the success of Powers I'm well known for my work in fantasy and mythology comics from the Mice Templar, Hammer of the Gods, Red Sonja and several volumes of THOR for Marvel comics. 

I'm passionate and serious about this project. You don't have to second guess if or when I'll follow through on this- the first 3 issues are already complete! 

You can even go to the WEBTOONS platform to see the webcomic version of Oona's earliest adventures. The webcomic version is in black and white, with my own lettering, and it differs from the ongoing series in significant ways and I've been using that as a way to build a pre audience before launching. That's how serious I am about this. So join me, be part of the After Realm!

* Shipping within the U.S. is free- Canada $15, other international is $20

Risks and challenges

Making creator owned comics is always a risk. You can work on a book for many months before releasing it, having no idea how well it will do. I've been drawing the After Realm for years with no income, strictly paid by my love and passion for this world. I'm hoping this kickstarter will allow me to continue creating issues without having to take loooong breaks to work on several other projects to pay the bills and keep the ink flowing.Today's direct comics market is a very tough and crowded field, but with your help and support, I'm confident we can find our audience and I can produce the After Realm for years to come!

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    Five comics chosen randomly from Mike Oeming's comp vault. All comics will be signed by Mike.
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    MURDER INC. SPECIAL REWARD

    First edition first trade of THE UNITED STATES vs. MURDER INC signed by both Brian Bendis and Mike Oeming.

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    MIKE OEMING BONANZA REWARD PART II

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