About this project
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.
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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