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After tragedy struck where thousands turned evil, one man will unleash the beast within and fight to bring the north back!
66 backers pledged CA$ 2,861 to help bring this project to life.

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WHO IS AURIC? 

In 1912, in a small mining town in Northern Ontario, Canada, a mysterious gas was unleashed from within the cavernous depths of a booming gold mine. Exposing all workers inside and countless others as it escaped to the outer northern atmosphere, the course of history changed forever.

On that tragic day, one brave man risked his life in an attempt to save others. That selfless hero fought through the pain and pulled several of his friends and coworkers out of the mine, and to what he assumed was safety. Despite his heroics, it was too late for them all. Many of the transformations were instantaneous but each and every one exposed, changed into evil beasts, cursed forever with the bodies and souls of monsters.

As our hero fell to the ground, writhing in pain and expecting his inevitable fate, something magical occurred. A Northern Goddess appeared and bestowed upon him the ability to control the beast inside. The Goddess also told Auric that it was his destiny to save the north from all the evil that was created that day.

Now it’s 2015 and it’s been a decade since Auric slayed the last beast and saved the North from it’s century-long battle against evil. But with the recent re-emergence of the monsters, our hero has returned to fight for his people. Now, in his golden years, Auric begins to assemble a new team and struggles to battle a new generation of monsters, all while dealing with the fact that he is no longer in his prime.

Is Auric losing the faith of the very people he dedicated his life to protect? And what will happen when a familiar face from Auric’s past makes an unexpected return to the public eye?

THE MEN BEHIND AURIC

 In 2015, as an exclusive comic for the Northern Ontario Expo AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH Mini-Comic #1 (Later renumbered as #0 in it’s second printing) was released by Great North Comics’ talent Andrew Thomas (Art, Colours and Letters) and Davis Dewsbury (Story). Starring the N.O.E. mascot (created for the Northern Ontario Expo by Professional Art Mercenary Mike Rooth), Auric is a hero for the new golden age that the North has never had before! 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

COMICS

Andrew Thomas regular cover
Andrew Thomas regular cover
Shane Kirshenblatt 1:10 variant cover
Shane Kirshenblatt 1:10 variant cover
Oliver Castaneda 1:25 variant cover
Oliver Castaneda 1:25 variant cover

 EXCLUSIVE KICKSTARTER VARIANT - LIMITED TO 30 COPIES

Good question! Well, take a look to the right and see the different rewards that are available for different pledge amounts. You'll notice that most of them include a digital download and a physical copy of our #1 issue of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, which will ship once they've been printed. But that's only the beginning; We also have exclusive variant covers, original sketches and original pages! 

PRINTS

You can choose any of the previous 3 covers plus this awesome Action Comics #1 tribute as a 11" X 17" print for the $50 and $75 reward levels.

Action Comics #1 Tribute by Brendan Montgomery
Action Comics #1 Tribute by Brendan Montgomery

 ORIGINAL 11 x 17 SKETCH BY ARTIST A SHAY HAHN

One of a kind sketch of Auric at the $80 tier. 1 of 1. 

Risks and challenges

It is pretty straight forward, issue 1 is complete and if we successfully raise the funds we need, issue #1 will go for printing. Backers should receive their rewards in the estimated time.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    DIGI-THANKS REWARD

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1.

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

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    COMIC BOOK REWARD

    - A copy of the AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1 comic book Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1

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    KIRSHENBLATT VARIANT REWARD

    - A copy of the AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1 comic book 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE A

    - RETAILERS will get 10 Copies of the AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1 comic book Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Including One 1:10 Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

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    CASTANEDA VARIANT REWARD

    - A copy of the AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1 comic book 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    EXCLUSIVE VARIANT

    - One Copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive, Limited to Only 30 Copies.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    Pledge CA$ 40 or more About $30

    BOTH VARIANT COVERS REWARD

    - A copy of the 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    RETAILER INCENTIVE B

    - RETAILERS will get 25 Copies of the AURIC #1 Regular Cover plus

    -Two copies of the Kirshenblatt 1:10 variant AND One copy of the Castaneda 1:25 variant.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    BOOKS AND A PRINT REWARD

    - ONE RANDOM PRINT of the Four AURIC #1 Covers (each measuring 11” x 17”)

    - A copy of the 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    BOOKS AND PRINTS REWARD

    - A Print-Set of all four AURIC #1 Covers (each measuring 11” x 17”)

    (Print Set includes;

    1. The Regular Andrew Thomas Cover Print

    2. The 1:10 Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover Print

    3. The 1:25 Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover Print

    4. The Branden Montgomery Local Variant Cover Print)

    - A copy of the 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    Pledge CA$ 75 or more About $56

    BOOK, PRINT AND SKETCH REWARD

    - An Original Auric sketch by Artist Andrew Thomas on a 5.5” x “8.5 sketch card.

    - ONE PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE of the Four AURIC #1 Covers (each measuring 11” x 17”)

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1.

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $60

    A SHAY HAHN SKETCH

    -Original 11 x 17 Auric sketch by artist A Shay Hahn.
    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas cover for #1
    - And a THANK YOU (with your name) on the Great White North website.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $112

    I WANT IT ALL REWARD

    - A Hand-drawn AURIC Sketch by Auric-Artist Andrew Thomas on an 8.5” x 5.5” card.

    - A Print-Set of all four AURIC #1 Covers

    - A copy of the 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - Your name on the Great White North website THANK YOU PAGE.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $149

    ORIGINAL PAGE REWARD

    - An Original Page From AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #1 (Pencilled and Inked by Andrew Thomas)

    - A copy of the 1:25 ratio Oliver Castaneda Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the 1:10 ratio Shane Kirshenblatt Variant Cover.

    - A copy of the Regular Andrew Thomas Cover

    - And a THANK YOU (with your name) on the Great White North website.

    - A Digital Download of AURIC OF THE GREAT WHITE NORTH #0 AND #1

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