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This project was successfully funded on April 4, 2014.
About this project
The world of superheroes has always been very black and white. Killing is bad, arresting villains is good, the law must be upheld, the people must be protected. But what happens when superheroes are forced to live in shades of gray?
DAS Group is an action comic book (with a bit of a darker sense of humor) that explores a world conquered by the savage super humans known as Defects. In this world only one place remains a safe haven for mankind, Victory City. But in this case, safe is a relative term. The city is ruled by Victor, who aside from being a big enough narcissist to name an entire city after himself, was the self appointed overlord of the criminal underworld prior to the defects assault on mankind. Viewing Victors reign as a necessary evil, a small group of defects living in Victory city accepted his "request" that they aid him in maintaining control. And so, DAS Group was formed.
But after years of serving what Victor calls "the greater good", and with a defect invasion on their doorstep, choices must be made. Can DAS Group break the city free of Victors grasp without plunging it into chaos? Or should his reign be allowed to continue for the sake of the greater good? And above all else, how far can our team of superheroes go before they become the villains? Every decision has steep consequences, and sacrifices must be made. There cant always be a happy ending.
The project is pretty simple, DAS Group is going to be a 24 page full color comic book. As you read this I am slaving away in my dungeon to pencil, ink, and color every single page of this masterpiece. However, without a little help we will never be able to afford the publishing costs. To fund our first round of printing, we will need to raise at least $1000. This will allow us to print 500 copies of DAS Group issue #1, and assist with the cost of shipping each and every one of you your awesome rewards! Even at $1000 we are still going to be covering part of the printing costs ourselves so its important this kickstarter is a success.
HOW ABOUT A PEEK?
Now that we are done discussing business, take a moment and enjoy some artwork from DAS Group.
AND DONT FORGET...
For just $50 you earn one of the original ONE OF A KIND ink pages used to create DAS Group! These pages will never be available again, so get them while you can.
NOW, LETS DISCUSS THE FUTURE...
After reading the summary of our story you're probably thinking it is way too big to do justice in just 24 pages. Well, we couldn't agree more. Our goal is to tell the story over a minimum of 6 issues. That means over the life of this endeavor, we are facing over $7000 in printing fees alone, not to mention supplies, shipping costs, and advertising. So we are going to give you guys a little incentive to help us get as close to our stretch goals as possible.
IF WE RAISE $2,000...
- The comic book will be printed with 4 additional pages of concept art.
- All print copies shipped to backers will be signed by the entire DAS Group creative team.
- Every backer that pledges $5 or more will get a free PDF copy of issue #2 when it becomes available.
- All backers pledging $10 or more will receive a 5 x 7 signed character sketch along with their printed copy of the comic book.
- And Backers pledging $20 or more will receive an additional signed 11 x 17 print featuring artwork by the entire DAS Group creative team. And lets just say with some of their "limited" artistic skills, Its bound to be a classic.
GET MORE REWARDS FOR YOUR PLEDGE...
You guys want more rewards? Well we want to give you more. Help us reach our stretch goal of $2000 to reveal the next goal and all the perks to go with it.
Risks and challenges
I have made this project my one and only priority. Having left my job in IT to break into the comic book industry failure is not an option and this project will be completed. Any bumps in the road encountered by the creative team will be communicated to our community of supporters, but trust me when i say nothing short of the complete annihilation of the earth can stop DAS Group from being made, and your rewards being delivered.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
For $1 you get your very own PDF copy of the comic book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or more
Get a PDF copy of the comic book you helped make possible, along with your name featured on the backers page.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
You will receive both a printed copy and a PDF copy of the comic + Your name featured on the backers page.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $20 or more
Earn yourself a limited edition thank you print available only to our backers! Print will be 11x17, numbered, and autographed by the entire DAS Group creative team (artwork is in progress and will be posted soon). You will also receive both a printed copy and a PDF copy of the comic book with your name featured on the backers page.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $30 or more
Pledge $30 and receive a one of a kind drawing of a DAS Group character. Drawing will be 11 x 17, black ink, and signed by DAS Group artist Mike Farruggia. Backers will also receive both a printed copy and a PDF copy of DAS Group issue#1.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $50 or more
7 backers Limited (8 left of 15)
You will receive one of the ORIGINAL ONE OF A KIND INK PAGES used to create DAS Group Issue #1. Page will be signed and dated by artist Mike Farruggia. Pages will be selected at random. Backers will also receive both a printed and PDF copy of the comic, and have their name added to the backer page.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $70 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
TAKE IT ALL! For $70 you get a ONE OF A KIND INK PAGE used to create DAS Group, the limited edition thank you poster signed by the entire creative team, an 11x17 character drawing signed by Artist Mike Farruggia, and both a PDF and printed copy of the comic book featuring your name on the backers page.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
Pledge $100 and In addition to the signed thank you print and your copies of the comic book, the entire creative team will treat you to dinner. Join us for a meal and get some inside information about the next 5 issues, watch us bounce around potential future story lines, and who knows, if you play your cards right you just might get a Stan Lee worthy cameo in a future issue*hint hint*. This reward is only available to persons living within 30 miles of Bel Air MD 21014.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
Have a reoccurring Defect created in your likeness! Whether you want to look human, or be a hulking monstrosity we will oblige. Your character will make his/her first appearance in issue #2, and you will receive all rewards from the $20 tier. You get the limited edition thank you poster signed by the entire creative team, and both a PDF and printed copy of the comic book featuring your name on the backers page. You will also receive a signed copy of issue 2 (featuring your character) as soon as it becomes available.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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