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Human rights or saving lives. Which comes first?

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Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter! Human: Oceanic is a 160 page, digest sized, Hard cover with dust jacket, Original Graphic Novel written by Phil Smith (Witchblade: Due Process, Trinity: Blood on the Sands) and illustrated by J.K. Woodward (X-Men Origins:Beast, Peter David's Fallen Angel, and Star Trek/Doctor Who).

Here we will answer the Who, What, When, How and Why of this book. For even more updates check out: www.fightinglioncomics.com the imprint under which we are launching the project.

Who is Human: Oceanic? Human: Oceanic is about humanity in the near and far future, driven to an extreme to survive by war and disease where Human rights are sacrificed for the greater good. The story focuses on a human test subject code named Bellerophon.

What is Human: Oceanic? Human: Oceanic is the story of  future where human experimentation has become accepted by the worlds nations, giving the benefit to some and damning others to a life of forced servitude and torture. Of course it does not stop there. With the doors to Human experimentation blown open the Military Industrial complex initiates a series of trials secretly called "Human: Oceanic." A research project designed to give soldiers on the front lines the ability to predict enemy actions in both hand to hand combat as well as higher level precognitive abilities at the command level. The project has an unintended side effect opening up the subject's conciousness to past and future realities as well as the path of particular lives. The conciousness splinters as the subject's mind travel's various paths into alternate pasts and futures.

When is Human: Oceanic? This project has been coming together for about 10 years...let me explain. In 2001/2002 I met J.K. Woodward via the internet while he was living in Germany. I pitched him an idea for a Science Fiction adventure story. Together we created several comics worth of material that never made it to the market. 10 years in the comics industry later working for different companies (Top Cow, IDW, Marvel, Skybound and others) we are re-editing and re-launching the project with what we've learned in the last 10 years. 

Why is Human: Oceanic? We have wanted to tell stories like this for a long time. We are avid Adventure, Fantasy, and Science Fiction enthusiasts and hope to bring our joy of the genre to the people around us.

How are we going to deliver Human: Oceanic? I have already gotten quotes for printing the hard cover edition of the book. If funding is successful the printer is ready to go. The turnaround time is 2 months from delivery of the print files. For the last 10 years I have worked in Design and Pre-press so getting this to press is no problem.

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What is the Money For? Printing the hardcovers, buying the barcode, and shipping the rewards once funding is complete. None of the money is ear marked for personal or creative expenses. The money is only to cover the things James and I cannot do with our own hands which is to mass produce and ship the books. We have the story and now we just need help to get it out there.

We will be sending updates bi-weekly. If we raise over our goal we will unlock some new rewards or incentives above what is already cited. Thanks for your time! For more check out the website cited above and also our twitter: @FightingLionCMX.

Sincerely,

Phil Smith.

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    Print copy*. Hardcover, with dustjacket, 160 pages. Color Covers, black and white interiors. For priority mail in the U.S. add $5.00. *NOTE: Print time will take 2 months from end of funding. If we fund early and I can start printing earlier we can be done in December but calling it January in case anything takes longer than expected. International Shipping add $10.00.

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    A .pdf of the entire book and the Print copy of the book (with the notes on delivery as cited above). Plus a color print of the book's fully painted Cover by J.K. Woodward (X-Men Origins:Beast, Peter David's Fallen Angel, and Star Trek/Doctor Who) suitable for framing. For priority mail in U.S. add $5.00. International Shipping add $10.00. Print ships separately.

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    A .pdf of the entire book and a SIGNED Print copy of the book (with the notes on delivery as cited above). Plus a color print of the book's fully painted Cover by J.K. Woodward (X-Men Origins:Beast, Peter David's Fallen Angel, and Star Trek/Doctor Who) suitable for framing For priority mail in U.S. add $5.00. International Shipping add $10.00. Print ships separately. PLUS: A Hologram I.D. card with or without your photo, or a male or female image from the book, and your name citing you as a member of the Human: Oceanic Project.

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    Print copy of the book (with the notes on delivery as cited above). PLUS! An original 12" x 18" ink commission sketch on watercolour paper by J.K. Woodward(your choice, limit 2 characters). For priority mail in U.S. add $20.00. International Shipping add $30.00.

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    A .pdf of the entire book and a SIGNED Print copy of the book (with the notes on delivery as cited above). Plus a color print of the book's fully painted Cover by J.K. Woodward (X-Men Origins:Beast, Peter David's Fallen Angel, and Star Trek/Doctor Who) suitable for framing For priority mail in U.S. add $5.00. International Shipping add $10.00. Print ships separately. A Hologram I.D. card with or without your photo, or a male or female image from the book, and your name citing you as a member of the Human: Oceanic Project. PLUS: A Publisher grab bag. Includes items you would only be able to get in person at a Convention or signing. 2 HUMAN: OCEANIC stickers, 2 HUMAN: OCEANIC bookmarks plus The HUMAN: OCEANIC Ashcan Edition Preview with bonus preview materials.

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    Domestic Retailer Incentive pack: 10 Unsigned Copies of Human: Oceanic. Includes Shipping. Qualified Retailers only please. Books will ship only to a valid place of business. Price includes shipping.

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    Domestic Retailer Incentive pack: 10 Signed Copies of Human: Oceanic. Includes Shipping. Qualified Retailers only please. Books will ship only to a valid place of business. Price includes shipping.

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    International Retailer Incentive pack: 10 Unsigned Copies of Human: Oceanic. Includes Shipping. Qualified Retailers only please. Books will ship only to a valid place of business. Price includes shipping.

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    A .pdf of the entire book and a SIGNED Print copy of the book (with the notes on delivery as cited above). Plus a color print of the book's fully painted Cover by J.K. Woodward (X-Men Origins:Beast, Peter David's Fallen Angel, and Star Trek/Doctor Who) suitable for framing For priority mail in U.S. add $5.00. International Shipping add $10.00. PLUS: A Hologram I.D. card with or without your photo, or a male or female image from the book, and your name citing you as a member of the Human: Oceanic Project. AND An original Sketch commission by J.K. Woodward. Print and Sketch ship together.

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