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Help us bring Chaser Platoon back to the market, collected in a trade paperback for the first time and for the first time in color!
Help us bring Chaser Platoon back to the market, collected in a trade paperback for the first time and for the first time in color!
76 backers pledged $2,575 to help bring this project to life.

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Purpose of the Campaign
This campaign is to raise funds for the coloring, printing and publication of Chaser Platoon: The Collected Edition by Tim Eldred. This book will be including all six issues of the classic series originally published by Aircel / Malibu Comics. The original series was published in black & white but we are bringing it back in full-color with updated lettering and a cover gallery. The final product will be over 150 pages!

What is Chaser Platoon
Set in the future - war is everything and both sides will do what they must to win. Our story follows a group of mech pilots, the Chaser Platoon who are sent on what amounts to a suicide mission. What they uncover is a dark secret that will have massive ramifications for the war, if they can live long enough to report their findings. It’s an action packed story with mystery and intrigue set against the backdrop of a war between battling mechs!

 Who is Cosmic Times 

Cosmic Times started out as an independent/underground publishing group, telling the types of stories that we wanted to read. Ultimately we grew to become a nationally distributed publisher with several titles. But we are still small and still trying to make our own way in this crazy world of comics. That’s why we are asking for your help in bringing this collection to market. To remaster the comic with brand new colors and letters is an expensive proposition - but then to print and ultimately publish it is an even more complex and expensive animal to tame. Our plan is to put this series together (for the first time) take it through Kickstarter (to partially fund it) and then through DIamond to see it for sale in comic shops across the country - but we need your help.

From the original, black & white comic.
From the original, black & white comic.

Coloring Process
The coloring process headed up by Cosmic Times Creative Director Zach Bassett is well under way and going much faster than anticipated. Here are some early samples from the colored pages ...

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Page 37

 

Project Rewards
We have worked with our partners at Inverse Press to come up with some exciting and unique rewards designed to work with any budget. We also have rewards that lean on our extensive catalog as well as our connection to Diamond. So please check out what we are offering and pledge what you can, as we feel that all of the rewards are worth the investment.

Project Reward Update!
As a special bonus ... for anyone who qualifies for the complete digital edition of Chaser Platoon ... you will not only receive the brand new color edition ... but you will also receive a digital copy of the collection in it's original black & white format!

Bookplates
The Bookplates for this series feature art from the Comics and will be autographed by series creator/writer/artist Tim Eldred.

 Blue-Prints Some of the higher tiers offer blue prints lithographs that highlight the mechs featured in this collection.

A NEW Blue-Print has been revealed in a recent update ...

Questions?
If you have questions about the Kickstarter campaign or about rewards, please message us. We can tell you more about the story, the rewards, and what to expect regarding fulfillment. Also, if you want to mix and match reward tiers, we WILL help you do that!

Risks and challenges

At the launch of this Kickstarter, all of the art work is in our possession and work has begun on the coloring process (helmed by Cosmic Times Creative Director Zach Bassett). As we are using a team of colorist - this project will take a fraction of the time to complete as would normally be expected. This is our second Kickstarter that we have run solely and we learned much from that experience and combined with our partners for Inverse Press (who have successfully run 20 Kickstarter campaigns), you can trust that we are committed to delivering you (our backers) the BEST experience and quality products in a timely fashion.

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    THANK YOU!
    We’ll be creating a special “Thank You” page in the book for our backers and your name will be featured on it!

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    DIGITAL SAMPLER
    You will receive a link to download a digital copy (PDF) of the first issue of Chaser Platoon and the first issue of Deep Space Tragedy.
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    DIGITAL BACKER
    You will receive a link to download a digital copy of the complete Chaser Platoon Collection.
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    EARLY BACKER BONUS
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    You will receive a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 120 of these will be made)
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    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE COLLECTED EDITION
    You will receive a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Standard Edition.
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    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    ROBOT TWO PACK
    You will receive a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Standard Edition along with a physical copy of the Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew Collected Edition
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    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE COLLECTED EDITION - BONUS LEVEL
    You will receive a special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl sticker along with a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Standard Edition AND an autographed bookplate.
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    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE COLLECTED EDITION - EXTRA BONUS LEVEL
    You will receive THREE Blue-Print Lithographs along with a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Standard Edition.
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A Special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl Sticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE KICKSTARTER COLLECTED EDITION - EXTRA BONUS LEVEL
    You will receive a printed copy of the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 125 of these will be made)
    + The three Blue-Print Lithographs
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl sticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE CHASER COLLECTOR
    You will receive a physical printed copies of BOTH the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - standard Edition AND the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 125 of these will be made)
    + The three blue-print lithographs
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl s ticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital Copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE COSMIC COLLECTOR
    You will receive a physical printed copies of BOTH the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - standard Edition AND the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 100 of these will be made) plus Deep Space Tragedy issue 1-4, The Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew Collected Edition and Scaled of Time issue 1.
    + The three blue-print lithographs
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A Special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl Sticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital Copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    THE KITCHEN SINK PACK
    This one has everything and more - you will receive a physical printed copies of BOTH the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - standard Edition AND the Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 125 of these will be made).
    Plus a massive collection of Cosmic Times comics and everything listed listed below:
    Deep Space Tragedy issues 1-4 (Standard Editions)
    Deep Space Tragedy issues 1-4 (Transformers Variants)
    A Deep Space Tragedy Taking Care of Business high quality vinyl sticker
    Flesh of White Issue 1
    Giant Robot Warrior Maintenance Crew: The Collected Edition
    Metal Locus Issue 1
    Scales of Time Issue 1
    Void of Heroes issue 1
    What I.F. Issue 1
    + The three blue-print lithographs
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A Special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl sticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital Copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    AN ADVERTISEMENT IN A COSMIC TIMES COMIC
    We are offering a full page ad inside of our upcoming comics (selected by the publisher) to promote your comic, game or business (PG content - Subject to Approval). This ad will be in EVERY copy of the issue we select - none of our books have print runs lower than 1,500 and are distributed nationally by DIamond Comics Distributors.
    + A physical printed copy of Chaser Platoon: The Collected Edition
    + FIVE Copies of the comic your ad is featured in
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    + A digital Copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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    SCRIPT REVIEW
    Martin T Pierro Writer/Editor/Publisher of Cosmic Times, Kevin LaPorte Writer/Editor/Owner of Inverse Press and/or Zach Bassett Writer/Creative Director of Cosmic Times
    will review your standard-sized comic script (22 to 24 Pages) and provide constructive and educational feedback on how to prepare it for an artist and for publication. This is not a guarantee of publication - but provides you with access to some of the best in the comic publishing business.
    + A physical printed copy of Chaser Platoon: The Collected Edition
    + Deep Space Tragedy issues 1-4 (Standard Editions)
    + Flesh of White Issue 1
    + Scales of Time Issue 1
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    The ORIGINAL COVER ART!!!
    We are offering the original artwork created by Ryan Miller for the Chaser Platoon Collected Edition trade paperback. This is a one of a kind piece of original art done in penciler on an oversized sheet of Bristol Board.
    + Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Standard Edition
    + Chaser Platoon: Collected Edition - Kickstarter Exclusive Edition (only 125 of these will be made).
    + The three blue-print lithographs
    + An Autographed Bookplate
    + A Special Chaser Platoon high quality vinyl sticker
    + Your name on the Thank You page
    + A digital Copy of the Chaser Platoon Collection

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