NEW! NEW! NEW!We have a little less than three weeks left and are halway to our goal! I have added this Incentive. Anyone that bids $10 or more,you will recieve a FREE PRINT copy of the Top Selling comic from Top Secret Press, The Strange #1. The Strange comic also features the work of Francisco Menor, the creator of The Astounding Elite #1.
"The Astounding Elite #1 is a full color comic that makes tribute to the Silver Age of comic books and other typical concepts covered in classic comic books by doing a light-hearted parody of those stories. In order to bring back the spirit of those comic books, The Astounding Elite #1 presents a team of characters that fit some major superhero archetypes:
Chess King is the all-powerfull superhero capable of almost anything with his flight power and incredible strength, and the noble leader of this team.
The Dark Sparrow is the archetypical master detective that uses his natural talents and strange gimmick to beat his foes. Besides, in this story he's a long time friend of Chess King, it couldn’t be any other way!
The Surveyor is the super-scientist that provides the team with the most amazing inventions, a role that could not be missing.
Finally, Rattletrap is the funny sideckick, as well as the invetitable android/robotic member of the team. In trying to piece together the puzzle, those characters are coupled with some of the most famous concepts of the genre: extravagant superhero headquarters, rogue galleries, trophy rooms, weird villains, secret identities... and even a reporter girlfriend! All in all, lots of innocent and crazy fun suitable both for kids and nostalgic adults." - Francisco Menor, Creator.
"The World Needs the Elite!" 24 pages - Full Color - Get acquainted with the team as they recount some of their greatest adventures! Meet the heroes that are protecting the world from evil and some of their most dastradily enemies!
We have some great Incentives by Francisco Menor as well as Rafael Lanhellas (The 7th Sister). As noted, all the Print level Incentives will recieve a PDF copy of The Astounding Elite #1 as well!
Francisco Menor is a comic book creator from Barcelona, Spain. Degree in Fine Arts, Francisco has been working in the Arts Field for years. As a comic book artist, he worked for several Spanish publishers and comic book magazines. Always interested in American comic books, Francisco broke into the American industry with the "Survivorman" series (Bluewater Productions). The last few years he's been working on The Strange and Betty Wicked for Top Secret Press. He is also involved in other series for several American independent publishers, such as Advent Comics, and more.
The Astounding Elite #1 is the first in a series of comics that I hope to publish. The idea is to ship Print copies within sixty days of Kickstarter end (which includes two weeks for money to transfer). For instance, this Kickstarter will end on February 1st. That means at the latest Print copies will ship is April 15th, 2018 to all Backers! Even better, PDF copies would go out by Mid-February. See Below for more details.
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Hello Comic Fans!
I would like to say that I feel I only pick quality projects, and Francisco Menor's project is no different. He has a good wit and a great imagination. He manages to keep it clean, but delivers an interesting story. While this is an All Ages book, I think anyone would enjoy reading it.
As I said above, this comic is part of the "Ready in 60" line I am working on for Top Secret Press. After the Kickstarter ends and the money has transferred, Print copies will ship in 60 Days! That makes the latest ship date April 15th, 2018 to all Backers. Even better, PDF copies will go out @ February 15th!
How can you ship this comic so fast and not the other comics TSP creates?
Well, this comic is already finished. All we have to do is print it. Unlike most of my projects, there is a 'Down Time' of working on the comic, sometimes several months or more depending on the schedule of everyone involved (pencils, inks, colors, letters and final edting) to finish 18 to 20 more pages.
Currently, this project is scheduled for either a One Shot or a 3 Issue Mini Series. This is all up to you, however. In the end, it is the Backers that decide its fate. At the end of the Kickstarter, we will announce how it will proceed.
We have a low total for this issue, so the money breakdown is simple. The artist get a third of the total and the rest goes to shipping, printing, Kickstarter Fees and the Incentives.
Please support this project and help us make another great Top Secret Press comic!
John Daniel Taylor IV
Editor in Chief
Top Secret Press
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