The Sentinels:The Planet's Ultimate Heroes "Hammer and Anvil" -- In this great jumping on issue of the series, strange things are happening around the world; sudden shifts in emotion of crowds of people, from peaceful demonstrations becoming violent riots, to throwing down of arms during a civil war, to public attacks on beloved superheroes.
Can the Planet's Ultimate Super-Heroes, the Sentinels, discover who, or what, is behind it and stop it? Can they even figure out what's happening?
Find out in this thrilling comic book follow up to The Sentinels:The Planet's Ultimate Heroes "Forced Labor", featuring 24 pages of story, plus bonus pages, including a 2-page "reprint" of the super-villain's "First Appearance" from so long ago.
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover and some of the internal pages. We'll need your villains to add the action. Enjoy!
I have fond memories of my dad reading comics to me, which is how I learned to read. After he died, I was reflecting on that and realized that it was a big part of learning to read, so I owe him and comics for that.
Last year I ran a successful campaign to bring The Sentinels #267 ("Forced Labor") comic to life with the help of my amazing fans. Now, I want to publish The Sentinels #268.
I think this comic is the kind of thing Dad and I would have enjoyed together.
It's my hope that backers will receive, in addition to a sweet Bronze-Age-esque superhero team comic, a wonderful new shared experience reading comics with their own children.
Roy Johnson -- I'm a technical professional with love of superhero comics. I wrote the majority of my first published comic in 2015. I decided that I wanted to take on the personal challenge of bringing a traditional superhero comic to life. That resulted in the successful Sentinels #267. Now I'm continuing the series. I wrote the script for this issue, and teamed up with artist Luis Rivera.
Luis Rivera -- Art chores for this issue will be handled by Luis Rivera, a penciller and inker, who's worked for Old Skull Comics, Pilot Studios, and Standard Comics and brings an old-school (as in, “old school is the best school”) look to his work.
In addition to the comic itself, Luis can provide a pencil and inked 11x17 hard copy drawing of some of your own characters, public domain characters, or a Standard Comics characters, or any mix of the above. Check out the reward level below.
Luis has completed most of the pages, with the exception of the villain guest-spots. Once the campaign is successful, he'll draw the remainder.
Rewards, rewards, rewards. Beside the comic itself (which will have a few bonus pages), rewards include the previous issue, two volumes of the Standard Comics Encyclopedia, Power Company #1, minifigures, and two character buy-in levels.
If you have a villain you'd like to see in this comic, you can have one (or two) appear by backing at the appropriate reward level. You can have your original character appear in the book as one of the main villain's goons/minions/henchmen. So, I don't need your planet killers or world conquerors, but I do need your assassins, mercenaries, costumed bank robbers, hired muscles, and so on. They will appear in conflict with the Sentinels. There are three parts where they could appear:
1. A two page scene where they get defeated and hauled off by the cops.
2. Page 11 and half of page 14 fighting various heroes.
3. Pages 21 and 22 fighting UltraMan
Your character(s) in battle against my heroes -- it's a match made in heaven! You obviously retain all rights, and we get to feature your character in the book! Sweet!
There are actually two reward levels available, a single character buy-in or a double character buy-in, your choice.
In Power Company #1, Luis drew Eric Bennett's Steel Wolf, Daniel Hoins' Thunder Woman, and Cường Nguyễn's Midnight Owl, three hero character buy-ins.
So, get your character profiles/references together, including a clear representation of the character, very brief description of their personality, clear and brief list of powers. Since this info can't be acted upon until the campaign is over, it's critical that you reply to the reward survey quickly. Better still, send the info ahead of time so that when the campaign is successful, the artist can get that info right away.
So as not to affect delivery to everyone, I'd ask that all reference materials be provided no later than one week after the campaign ends. If they aren't, I'll have to refund your money and move on.
Sweet custom mini-figures of some Standard Comics characters, by Saber-Scorpion.
In addition, I'll be doing an audio commentary on the comic, like a movie commentary except you don't get to see my beautiful face. Too bad for you.
Fred Hembeck Sketch Cards
Legendary DC and Marvel artist Fred Hembeck provides some goodies as well. I always enjoyed his "Daily Planet" strips and it was cool to find out he took commissions, so I had to get him on board for this! He has drawn some original sketch cards. The actual original sketch cards are available at some levels. These are designated as "Original". Copies of the sketch cards printed with information on the characters on the back are also available, so snatch them up!!
Risks and challenges
The book is mostly complete, and requires only your input for the villains, the pencil/inks/color/letters for those pages, then printing and shipping.
Once backers have verified their address information, rewards will be shipped directly to each backer - no muss, no fuss.
There will, no doubt, be some hiccups along the way (few things worth doing are easy), but they should be readily handled with some patience and understanding. I will keep everyone updated accordingly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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