About this project
Long long ago, humanity stood on two legs and looked up at the night sky. As we gazed and created pictures from the stars, legends were born that guided us through our lives. Now, tens of thousands of years later, the energies invested in the cosmic circle have become formidable, and accessible to those whose consciousness is capable of receiving and manipulating them.
This is the epic tale of the New Zodiax.
NEW ZODIAX is the tale of 12 characters who can channel the cosmic energies of the zodiac. Each of the first four issues is a FIRST appearance of one of the cast members, and an instant collector's item!
This KICKSTARTER campaign is aimed at funding the TRADE PAPERBACK compilation of the first four issues of NEW ZODIAX, which introduce you, the reader, to the New AQUARIUS, the New PISCES, the New LEO and the New SAGITTARIUS. This is a shared epic; the NEW ZODIAX characters will interact with one another in future storylines. Decisions one character has made will affect the life of another. The seeds have already been planted in the first four issues to introduce 2 new members of the cast! Take advantage of this opportunity to jump onboard a brand new, dense and accessible universe!
In addition, the TPB will include 20 pages of unseen art and story, development sketches and other goodies.
EACH copy of the NEW ZODIAX TPB will be SIGNED and REMARKED with a head sketch by me, JOE ST.PIERRE, the creator, in this EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter offer.
Here are the first FOUR single issue comics, along with their variant covers:
Issue #1 was a SELLOUT at the distribution level; subsequent issues are difficult to find, especially the variants. In many cases there are less than 400 variants printed of each. There are only 25 copies of the sketch cover, NEW ZODIAX #4D.
Several A-List comics creators contributed to the NEW ZODIAX as well: Sandu Florea (BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE), Jay Leisten (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, X-MEN), Joe Sinnott (FANTASTIC FOUR, THOR), Ernie Colon (CASPER, DAMAGE CONTROL), Joe Rubenstein (WOLVERINE, CAPT. AMERICA), Steve Firchow (Grant Morrison's X-MEN, TOP COW), Laura Martin (STAR WARS, A-FORCE), Kirk Jarvinen (AQUAMAN), and Fred Hembeck (HOUSE OF HEM). I am humbled by their generosity, and hope you will appreciate their hard work as much as I do by donating to this campaign.
Original art from the NEW ZODIAX is also available, as well as commissioned drawings. Here are some of the pages for sale:
Thanks for your participation in the NEW ZODIAX TRADE PAPERBACK Kickstarter. Please help Spread The New Z by sharing it with your social network. See ya--Joe
NEW ORIGINAL ART PAGES JUST ADDED!
NEW ZODIAX Vol. 1 Is Now Available In Digital Format!
ComiXology will provide digital codes that you can use to access the NEW Z Trade in digital form! Simply pledge $14 or more.
NEW PLEDGE PIECE!
Rob Hunter is one of the best inkers working in the comics industry today.
A true talent, his most recent credits include Justice League United, Green Lantern, and Suicide Squad! It has always been a goal of mine to work with Rob, so it is a real thrill for me that the stars have aligned for this truly one-of-a-kind opportunity during the NEW ZODIAX Kickstarter.
I thought it would be great to celebrate the moment by celebrating the upcoming release of the Batman: DK3 mini-series! The picture below is of the pencils. This original art piece will be sent via mail to Rob, and he will ink the pencils directly. This will be a unique piece of art!
Let's start with a doable goal that adds a little extra to almost everybody's pledge. Once we reach $4500, everyone from the $20 GN level and up will receive a NEW ZODIAX print, signed and numbered by me:
It's full color, 8 1/2" x 11" in size, on 80# glossy paper. Suitable for framing!
If we hit the $6000 mark, everyone from the $20 GN level and up will receive a set of 4 NEW ZODIAX prints signed by me (Joe). They include: The LIBERAIDER with inks by Sandu Florea (BATMAN, DEATHSTROKE) and colors by Steve Firchow (Grant Morrison's X-MEN, TOP COW), BENJAMIN F: THE LIBERAIDER, inks by Jay Leisten (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, X-MEN), colors by Benny Fuentes (MARVEL ADVENTURES), THE LION, with inks by comics giant Joe Sinnott (FANTASTIC FOUR, THOR), colors by Benny Fuentes, and CRICKET, with colors by Laura Martin (STAR WARS, A-FORCE). Prints are on 100# glossy stock, measure 8 1/2" x 11" and are suitable for framing!
NEW ZODIAX #2: THE LION ORIGINAL ART!
No NEW ZODIAX Kickstarter campaign would be complete without original art of all four characters. Here are some pages from the HISTORIC first appearance of the LION!
JUST ADDED! IAN NICHOLS COMMISSION!
Ian Nichols (TICK, TMNT, HELLENA) contributed a couple of great pin-ups to the NEW ZODIAX TPB. Check out the $75 pledge level to get a 9" x 12," full figure, full color commission of the character of your choice, illustrated by Ian!
Risks and challenges
Risks for the NEW ZODIAX Trade Paper Back are minimal, as the materials are 100% completed! All that remains to be done is to assemble the files and format for printing this October, and then shipping to your door. Delivery time for most of the incentives is December of THIS YEAR! What a great holiday gift you could send to your fellow comics lover;) Order with confidence.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter