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Stalingrad. 1943. One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies. FUBAR PRESS's first stand alone graphic novel: MOTHER RUSSIA.
Stalingrad. 1943. One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies. FUBAR PRESS's first stand alone graphic novel: MOTHER RUSSIA.
Stalingrad. 1943. One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies. FUBAR PRESS's first stand alone graphic novel: MOTHER RUSSIA.
1,890 backers pledged $95,908 to help bring this project to life.

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Cover Art by Steve Becker
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Mother Russia opens in zombie occupied Stalingrad in 1943. What the war started in Stalingrad the zombie outbreak finished. It’s an open graveyard for 2 million soldiers and civilians.

We follow a young female sniper as she watches the apocalypse unfold from the safety of a well supplied and impregnable bell tower. She spends her day thinning out the zombie herds one at a time. 

Day after day. Month after month, until one day she sees something through her scope she hasn’t seen in a long time: a perfectly healthy 2 year old boy and he’s just stumbled right into the zombie apocalypse.

Mother Russia is one of the first two stories that originally launched FUBAR.  It first appeared officially as a 28 page story in FUBAR Volume 1 in 2009. It ended on a cliffhanger  in volume 1 as I intended to continue it in the next volume, but other projects came up and I never made it back to Stalingrad, until now.

I've decided to not only finish MOTHER RUSSIA but  to start from scratch and re-draw the material that originally ran in FUBAR Volume 1.

I've grown a lot as an artist and story-teller in those years so I'm very excited to share the new work with you guys.

The story will be 75 pages if I hit my initial goal BUT if we exceed that I will be adding on additional short stories by some of my artist friends that help flesh out our cast of characters as well as adding some other shorts of mine from the FUBAR universe.

We've got rewards set up so you can own the book with custom sketches, previous volumes of FUBAR, original artwork from Mother Russia, AND each pledge over $25 comes with the original MOTHER RUSSIA short from FUBAR Volume 1 reprinted as a limited edition mini comic. 

My goal with this campaign is to use the money from this campaign to clear my schedule for a few months so I can finish this chapter of MOTHER RUSSIA and offer it directly to you good folks with some other awesome rewards!

All of these rewards are Kickstarter exclusives and won't be offered elsewhere!

Kickstarter remains the only place where indie creators like myself can come for help to make our passion projects a reality.Your support of Indie comics in general and FUBAR in particular makes it possible for these projects to exist and thrive. I  thank you for your time and  your continued support.  

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The back end of a kickstarter campaign always demands a lot of attention to detail and the time to reach out and connect the loose ends. I feel that after our previous campaigns that I'm ready to see this project through to its conclusion.

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  • We've looked into it and we've decided not to offer a hard cover option or upgrade. Our philosophy is that we would rather use those funds to produce more comic book content for you guys than to spend it on packaging. We agree that MOTHER RUSSIA would look great as a hard cover but the publisher and artist in me would rather see more stories and issues passed on to you backers first.

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  • Our first volume FUBAR: ETOTD is out of print currently. We have very few copies on hand, but not enough unfortunately to include in the multiple book rewards. We intend to offer a very limited reward tier where you can get FUBAR ETOTD and our other volumes and MOTHER RUSSIA in the near future, so if you're interested in that, keep your eyes peeled for our reward update.

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    WALLPAPER REWARD- You receive a digital copy of the MOTHER RUSSIA Wallpaper! This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MINI COMIC REWARD- You receive the 28 page mini comic: MOTHER RUSSIA. This is a reprint of the original MOTHER RUSSIA story that ran in 2009. The book comes sketched by creator Jeff McComsey. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA DIGITAL REWARD: You receive a digital version of MOTHER RUSSIA as well as the MOTHER RUSSIA 2009 AND SGT. KILROY mini.

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    T-SHIRT REWARD- You receive the official MOTHER RUSSIA T-shirt OR MOTHER RUSSIA onesie with the 5x7 print and sweet mini comic. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA BOOK- You recieve a print copy of MOTHER RUSSIA along with the 5x7 print and a sweet minicomic. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA BOOK WITH SKETCH- You receive a print copy of MOTHER RUSSIA with front page sketch by artist /writerJeff McComsey with the 5x7 signed print and sweet mini comic. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA & FUBAR DIGITAL BUNDLE: You receive a digital version of all 3 volumes of FUBAR AND MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    SKETCHED BOOK & SHIRT REWARD- You receive a print copy of MOTHER RUSSIA sketched with the T-shirt or onesie, 5x7 print and sweet mini comic. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    BOOK + 1 VOLUME OF FUBAR REWARD- You receive a Print copy of MOTHER RUSSIA plus EITHER FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead OR FUBAR: American History Z. You also receive the 5x7 print and sweet mini comic. Both books come sketched. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    AMERICAN TERROR REWARD: For this reward you receive the $25 reward PLUS both volumes 1 AND 2 of my first creator owned series AMERICAN TERROR: Confession of a Human Smart Bomb. All books come signed!

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    CHOOSE FIVE ALTERNA BOOKS REWARD- You receive 5 books from Alterna Comics of your choice. Choose from: Blood for Stone, Blood-Drenched Creature Double Feature, The Chair, The Deadbeat, Complex Vol.1, Hello do YOU work here?, Novo Vol.1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, The Unlikely Trio, Morbid Myths, Formera Vol.1, Vol.2, Hoodlum, Kill All Monsters, MONSTROSITY, Horror in the West, Risers, Sherlock Holmes, and Wilson Puck. You also get everything from the $25 (MOTHER RUSSIA BOOK- ) reward.

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    BOOK + 2 VOLUMES OF FUBAR REWARD- You receive the print book of MOTHER RUSSIA and FUBAR: Empire of the Rising Dead AND FUBAR: American History Z. You also receive the 5x7 print and sweet mini comic. All books come sketched. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    MOTHER RUSSIA ORIGINAL ART REWARD- You receive the book sketched with the mini comic, the 5x7 print and a page of original art from MOTHER RUSSIA signed by artist Jeff McComsey. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    FUBAR MERCH REWARD- This reward includes everything from the BOOK + 2 VOLUMES OF FUBAR REWARD($75) plus the Mother Russia T-shirt and both copies of the 44 page issues of FUBAR By The Sword. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA.

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    KINDERN ORIGINAL ART REWARD- You receive the book sketched with the mini comic, the 5x7 print and a page of original art from KINDERN signed by artist Jeff McComsey. This level and all above have their name listed in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA. -KINDERN is one of the unlcked stories that will now appear as a back up story in MOTHER RUSSIA. Originally written by CHUCK (Punisher, GI JOE, Robin) DIXON and drawn by me!

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    APPEAR AS A ZOMBIE IN MOTHER RUSSIA REWARD- For this reward you appear in the book as a Russian or German zombie. You recieve a copy of MOTHER RUSSIA sketched with mini comic as well as the original art for the page you appear in and a quick sketch of you as a zombie by writer/artist Jeff McComsey.

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    HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION REWARD- For this reward you get everything from the $100 (FUBAR MERCH) reward PLUS the T-shirt AND you get a full page PROPAGANDA STYLE PORTRAIT in the the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA. You'll also receive the original line art for the portrait as well as a color print of your portrait all signed by artist Jeff McComsey.

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    SIX PANEL CINEMA REWARD- Each backer gets a movie of their choice turned into a one page, six panel comic. They receive the original art and a color print of the final lettered image as well as everything from the FUBAR MERCH REWARD ($100 reward)

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    FUBAR FOR LIFE REWARD: You get the works. For this reward you receive all THREE FUBAR volumes with sketches, you also receive all THREE mini comics and MOTHER RUSSIA plus the mini comic reprint Over 800 pages of indie pulp fiction! You will also receive both MOTHER RUSSIA T-Shirts and Onesie. In addition to being mentioned as a stalwart supporter of FUBAR in the thank you section of MOTHER RUSSIA, you receive the unwavering gratitude of this Small Press Commando. You also receive a full 11x17 Convention style commission of Whatever you'd like drawn by a member of FUBAR Central Command. --- You also receive a full page portrait of your self from the HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION REWARD. Portrait comes with original line art and a high quality print of the final page with citation.LAST BUT NOT LEAST, we will also send you a copy of all upcoming issues and volumes with sketches until the sun burns out or we stop making comics!

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