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An oddball assassin comic book extravaganza, born from a love of D-List 80's action movies, tasty snacks, and exciting adventure.
An oddball assassin comic book extravaganza, born from a love of D-List 80's action movies, tasty snacks, and exciting adventure.
An oddball assassin comic book extravaganza, born from a love of D-List 80's action movies, tasty snacks, and exciting adventure.
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56 backers pledged $1,822 to help bring this project to life.

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King of Pop is an oddball pulp assassin extravaganza, born from a love of D-List movies, tasty snacks, and homemade comics. The debut issue is jam-packed with off-the-wall action and comedy!

We join our heroes as they set out on a dangerous assassination mission in Osaka, Japan. However, they aren't alone. There are other, competing assassins in the mix, along with some deadly and hilarious adversaries. Will the King of Pop succeed, and maintain his title as the World's Top Assassin?

King of Pop: Big In Japan, is the first in a planned 5 issue arc! All color, 36 pages, and completely awesome. 

But don't take our word for it: here's a sneak peak at the first five pages...

 

 

 

 

 

Our comic is all drawn, colored, lettered, and ready to be printed. 36 color pages. Its done! 

This kickstarter is just to help us cover the costs of printing, which are pretty substantial. We're aiming to print 500 issues, which costs $1,437.34. We've padded things a little for shipping costs, but that's it. 

If we exceed our goal, we will make more rad stuff and give it to anyone who purchased the physical comic! KOP trading cards, special pin ups, more comics, a podcast....we've got ideas for days. If we find ourselves in that glorious position we will update our backers and let them know whats up with new cool things!

We don't want to give too much away, because there are tons of awesome action scenes we don't want to spoil, but here's a sampling of some random pages from the book...

  We also made our own ads throughout the book:

 pretend you didn't see this next page cuz it's kind of spoiler-y

 ooooo....TASTY

 

DIGI-ZONE! (pledge $3 or more)

Get a digital version PDF version of King of Pop: Big in Japan. It's portable and you don't have to worry about spilling anything on it.

COMIC-ZONE! (pledge $6 or more)

Get a glorious physical copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan, the first in a planned 5 issue arc! All color, 36 pages, printed so nice. You also get a digital copy of the comic and access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

FAN-ZONE! (pledge $30 or more) (Limited reward 10 available)

Get a physical copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (all color, 36 pages)

Plus, you get a digital copy to impress your futuristic tech-y friends. You will also have access to the Secret Pop Files (digital King of Pop trading cards)

But most importantly, you will get a 8.5x11 inked sketch of a KOP character from the series artist, Ian Reed.

COMICMANIA! (pledge $50 or more)

Get a physical copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (all color, 36 pages) 

You also get a digital copy of the comic and access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

You also get a cover sized 11x17 illustration of a comic book or pop culture character of your choice, drawn by Ian Reed with Grant's helpful supervision!

IMMORTAL HERO (Pledge $100 or more)

So you want to know what the top shelf looks like? Try this on for size:

Get a physical and digtial copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (full color, 36 pages).

Get access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

Get a cover sized 11x17 illustration of a comic book or pop culture character of your choice, drawn by Ian Reed.

Get the original art for a King Of Pop page of your choice!

Finally, you will team up with Grant to create a new original character, based on your specifications, that will be unleashed into the world of King Of Pop in a future issue! This will include an artistic rendering of the character by Ian, and a trading card entry into The Secret Pop Files with backstory, stats, and fun facts.

Party Ghost Comics is Grant Wicks and Ian Reed. We are both Rock'n' Rollers. We both love comics. We are friends.

We have recently gone deep underground, into the darkest depths of the Earth, to craft comics of unbelievable quality and power. We both have a lot of dangerous and thrilling ideas.

We're already working on another new comic, Legend of the Demon Claw (serialized here for FREE https://demonclawcomic.tumblr.com). The follow up to this issue, King of Pop: Isle of the Mutants, is also taking shape as we speak! STAY TUNED!

 

 

Risks and challenges

This will be our first Kickstarter, but it seems pretty straight-forward so we're not worried about fulfilling obligations.

That being said, delays can happen, especially when it comes to printing. I will be communicating with all backers very frequently and will be transparent with the process.

you will get your comic...come hell or high-water!

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    COMIC ZONE!

    Get a glorious physical copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan, the first in a planned 5 issue arc! All color, 36 pages, printed so nice.

    You also get a digital copy of the comic and access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

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    FAN ZONE!

    Get a physical copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (full color, 36 pages).

    You also get a digital copy of the comic and access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

    But most importantly, you will get a 8.5x11 inked sketch of a KOP character from Ian Reed.

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    COMICMANIA!

    Get a physical and digtial copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (full color, 36 pages).

    You also get access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

    But wait, that's not all...

    You can also get a cover sized 11x17 illustration of a comic book or pop culture character of your choice, drawn by Ian Reed with Grant's helpful supervision!

    AND an 8.5x11 drawing of you as a Dungeons and Dragons character OR Professional Wrestler.

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    IMMORTAL HERO

    So you want to know what the top shelf looks like? Try this on for size:

    Get a physical and digtial copy of King of Pop: Big In Japan (full color, 36 pages).

    Get access to the Secret Pop Files - digital King of Pop trading cards!

    Get a cover sized 11x17 illustration of a comic book or pop culture character of your choice, drawn by Ian Reed.

    Get the original art for a King Of Pop page of your choice!

    Finally, you will team up with Grant to create a new original character, based on your specifications, that will be unleashed into the world of King Of Pop in a future issue! This will include an artistic rendering of the character by Ian, and a trading card entry into The Secret Pop Files with backstory, stats, and fun facts.

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