For your consideration, we present our 25th Kickstarter campaign: Another comic that features one of Ditko's most original creations, The Hero.
One of the most original characters in the comics, The Hero was introduced in The Avenging Mind and has been a part of our production for more than ten years.
Those of you familiar with Ditko's writing and art will already know what to expect. For those who have not read The !?, Avenging World, Laszlo's Hammer, Miss Eerie, The Whisperer and others, here are a few details of what you can expect...
Several of our readers have asked for an encore appearance of Blue Beetle and The Hero. This issue of The Hero Comics is in answer to those requests. It is a big 48-page book that contains new and reprint material.
The Blue Beetle is an old and legendary name in the comics. Originally created for Fox Features by Charles Nicholas in 1939, he has been revised and updated several times. Our Blue Beetle is the one created and developed by Ditko for Charlton in 1966.
Yes, there is more in here than just the Blue Beetle and The Hero. As with our other titles--Mr. A., Murder and Tales of the Mysterious Traveler--this is an anthology comic. We do not feature a measly few pages of a never-ending serial but more features than you can shake a stick at.
This new issue is something special, an extension, a continuation, of the exploration we began in the previous issue.
If you liked earlier Snyder and Ditko productions such as #9 Teen, Act 6, The Cover Series, Ditko, etc..., The Mocker, Out of This World, Wha!? and more, we believe you will also enjoy this issue.
This book is near completion. All we need do is finish work on the editorial pages, add your name to the list of subscribers, review the material one more time in search of mistakes, pages out of order and so forth and send the book to the printer.
We look forward to printing this unique new issue for you.
Risks and challenges
We have already addressed and resolved the many possible impediments in the way of production and distribution of our new book so it will be smooth sailing from here on out once you have helped us to reach our goal.
We have been working with the same printer for many, many years and these folks continue to print and deliver a high-quality book that is comparable with that from any other publisher.
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