02/02/16 UPDATE: Just an update for the Last Week of the Kickstarter. This has been a smooth Kickstarter, so there has been little to add or report. I still hope we can still reach our Stretch Goal which is close at hand! And thanks to all those that have Backed!
Thanks! We made our goal in 4 days! I think that is a record for me in the playing card field!
I have added a stretch goal of $1500. If we make this goal, I will produce a small 4 page booklet to go with the cards. This card sized booklet will have the three Covers from Legend Hell's Executioner #1 and a special thanks to all Backers!
Top Secret Press, established in 2011, is a leading player in the emerging independent comic book market. Also, a book publisher, they have created Genealogical magazines and online magazines.
The above photo features our latest two successful Kickstarter projects. Now, with several Kickstarters under our helm, and this being our third foray into the Playing Card market, we feel we are establishing a sound market for these Playing Card sets.
We are striving for the same goal, quality products that can be enjoyed by all Playing Card aficionados, Top Secret Press and John Daniel Taylor IV are committed to the vision based on Legend: Hell's Executioner #1 for the authenticity of this 54 card deck of poker cards.
A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE COMIC...
To be released @ March 31st, 2015, Legend: Hell's Exectutioner #1 will launch Top Secret Press into the Mature Themed Comic Genre with it's first Giant Sized One Shot. This cover features artwork by Bill McKay (Action Labs) with colors by Ivan Nunes (Everything!).
ABOUT THE PLAYING CARDS...
The set of 54 cards (52 suit cards + 2 Jokers) will have the Lurid cover on the back of every card and the naughty card on the back. The cards are of excellent quality as is the box. Legend Hell's Executioner #1 playing card deck is the third set of Playing Cards produced by Top Secret Press.This deck is as beautiful as it is functional and versatile for magic, card flourishing or even just a HOT game of poker with the right friend!
The Face (front) cards feature a new, bold look and feel, and it harbours a surprise! The Nude version of Lurid! From the moment you take the cards out, you will be entranced with using them. The deck looks amazing and has a fresh design. The face design is the full artwork of Lurid by Bill McKay from the Legend: Hell's Executioner #1, Limited Edition Cover C!
The back of the card is the Cover B version of Lurid! It is a bold look for a deck of Mature cards. The back design is the full artwork of Lurid by Bill McKay from the Legend: Hell's Executioner #1, Alternate Cover B!
The Legend Limited Edition Tuckbox was designed by John Daniel Taylor IV. Lurid and Legend are the property of Top Secret Press, the publishing company.
Risks and challenges
Hello Everybody Old and New!
This is my third deck of playing cards. The Strange #1 was our first playing card Kickstarter and I feel it turned out very nice. So did the following offering, the Betty Wicked playing cards. The quality was great for both of them and I could not ask for anything more. Plus, the Kickstarters moved fast, so the Incentives were delivered in a timely manner.
Now, we move on to our 3rd attempt at playing cards with a deck for Legend: Hell's Executioner #1. This is deck for our Mature line, so it is a little different than the normal TSP line of comics.
I try to keep the cost down. I need to sell at least 50 decks just to get the cost under $10. It is an expensive market to say the least. That plus shipping leaves no money left over. Everything goes to shipping and the product.
One thing, I was in a store the other day and I saw that a normal deck of Bicycle card goes for around $4.80 - $5.00. I feel my prices are comparable as the decks I produce are limited and have excellent original art.
I have extended my shipping dates too. It takes around three full months as opposed to two, to get the Proof deck and final decks.
So with that, I hope all of you, Old and New, will jump onto this series of card decks from Top Secret Press comic line.
Thanks for the support!
John Daniel Taylor IV
Owner/Editor in Chief
Top Secret Press
- (36 days)