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A 96 page anthology of horror comics featuring a frightening array of talent!
A 96 page anthology of horror comics featuring a frightening array of talent!
A 96 page anthology of horror comics featuring a frightening array of talent!
81 backers pledged £1,220 to help bring this project to life.

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Bomb Scares Horror Anthology

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ALL 96 PAGES UNLOCKED!

FUNDED IN 37 HOURS!

NEW ADD-ON ANNOUNCED!

FINAL STRETCH GOALS REVEALED!

£500 TARGET REACHED - FORMAT UPGRADE!

Achieved! Bomb Scares will now be a 60 page perfect bound graphic novel with improved interior paper stock and a matt laminate cover!

£600 PLEDGED - 4 STORY PAGES ADDED!

Achieved! Bomb Scares page count has increased to 64 pages!

£750 PLEDGED - 4 STORY PAGES ADDED!

Achieved! Bomb Scares page count has increased to 68 pages!

£1000 PLEDGED - 8 STORY PAGES ADDED!

Achieved! Bomb Scares page count has increased to 76 pages!

FINAL 24 HOUR BONUS - 20 STORY PAGES ADDED!

Achieved! Bomb Scares page count has increased to 96 pages!

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF OUR FANTASTIC ADD-ON!

Check out the Bomb Scares promotional video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/p6btCYqjfVQ

Bomb Scares is a new horror comic anthology showcasing a truly frightening array of artists and writers. Intended as an annual release over the next three years, this Kickstarter is for the first anthology collection due to be published later this month. That's right - later this month - as every page is already fully completed and ready for printing!

The concept of Bomb Scares is a simple one: Inspired by the notorious EC horror comics of the fifties, I wanted to produce a modern horror anthology that would scare, bemuse and repulse - and throw in a dash of unexpected humour too!

Extract from "Care For Some Dessert?" written and illustrated by Gary T Becks
Extract from "Care For Some Dessert?" written and illustrated by Gary T Becks

To do this, I aimed high and recruited respected editor Paul H Birch to help put together a truly breathtaking array of comics talent for this first volume - including creators such as Mike (Deathlok, Captain America) Perkins, Luca (Spider-Man, Black Knight) Pizzari, and Gary (Westernoir) Crutchley. We also have 2000AD artists Richard Elson and Dave Kendall who collaborated for the first time to produce the incredible Bomb Scares painted cover.

Cover artwork by Richard Elson & Dave Kendall
Cover artwork by Richard Elson & Dave Kendall

Bomb Scares currently stands at 60 terrifying pages, featuring twelve graphic stories of cutting edge horror. The artwork throughout is breathtaking - each of the artists involved producing some incredible pages of comic art to realise the dark and macabre tales of the writers they collaborated with.

Extract from "Monsters In The Motel" written by Mike Lynch, artwork by Steve Austin
Extract from "Monsters In The Motel" written by Mike Lynch, artwork by Steve Austin

Bomb Scares will be published by my very own Time Bomb Comics - a mainstay of the UK Independent comics community since 2007 and through which I have released several critically acclaimed graphic novels and one shots. But my intention with this, my first Kickstarter project, is to try and do something a little bit different.

Extract From "The Eyes have It" written by John D'cruz, artwork by David Morris
Extract From "The Eyes have It" written by John D'cruz, artwork by David Morris

So, I'm not using this Kickstarter as an all-or-nothing approach to publishing Bomb Scares; instead I'm interested to see how I can perhaps reach beyond the traditional distribution networks and properly reward everyone who pledges at the same time. 

Extract from "The Dandy Highwayman" written by Christine Logan, artwork by Anthony Summey
Extract from "The Dandy Highwayman" written by Christine Logan, artwork by Anthony Summey

First off, the price of the book (both print and digital) is going to be cheaper when ordered through the Kickstarter than anywhere else. With free postage to UK and BFPO addresses and set postage costs for international backers, hopefully you agree that the fixed prices of £3 digital and £10 printed is a good deal for a book like this. 

 Secondly, if things go as hoped, that deal will get even better. You see, this is all about rewarding backers, but I'm not looking for 100s of backers. I'm just aiming for 50 print copies at £10 each to be sold through Kickstarter (which is how I arrived at the low £500 target). With 50 copies (or the target) reached I'll then start adding pages as stretch goals. As with the target, the goals will be low and achievable. They'll also be the same: new stories added to the book. No postcards, bookmarks, stickers or badges. Just more pages of comics to add some serious value to your reading experience. So the more successful this Kickstarter is, the bigger Bomb Scares will get - but the price (and the postage if you're overseas) remains exactly the same for backers throughout. 

Extract from "Sides" written by John Halfpenny, artwork by Gary Crutchley
Extract from "Sides" written by John Halfpenny, artwork by Gary Crutchley

There are a couple of expanded pledges available – you can increase your pledge to get a limited edition print of the cover artwork (signed or unsigned) or a copy of the original 56 page Bomb Scares anthology that came out a few years back – but these are limited and designed to give you something extra should you want it. 

 As I said at the beginning, this is the first of three planned annual volumes. We already have enough completed artwork in-house to add in potentially 6 or 7 more stories without any delay to our expected delivery to backers of November 2015. 

The Bomb Scares cover
The Bomb Scares cover

So I'm excited about potentially being able to really give you, as a Bomb Scares backer, a great comics anthology at a great price without too much of a wait. Hopefully the story extracts posted here are enough to whet your appetite and get a taste of how much a quality piece of work the Bomb Scares anthology is. Thanks for reading and I hope you consider backing!

 That's right! As a special end of campaign add-on you can now get issues #1 - #8 of the the digital anthology comic 100% Biodegradable for just £5!  That's 240 pages of comics featuring some fantastic creators and edited by Dave Hailwood who has written one of the stories in the Bomb Scares anthology!

I've added some rewards that include the 100% Biodegradable add-on, but if you've already pledged for Bomb Scares just add £5 to your existing pledge and you'll be sent the link for the 8 comics once the campaign has ended.

Risks and challenges

All artwork for Bomb Scares is fully completed, and will be sent to the printer as soon as our Kickstarter has ended.

Even if the goal isn't reached, Time Bomb Comics will still print the book but will only be available at a higher price than offered to backers through this Kickstarter.

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    100% DIGITAL EDITION - A PDF copy of the Bomb Scares anthology sent to your inbox, as well as issues #1 - #8 of the digital anthology comic 100% Biodegradable.

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    PHYSICAL PLUS EDITION - You'll get a printed copy of the book but also a copy of the original 56 page Bomb Scares one-shot anthology previously published containing eleven further stories.

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    100% PHYSICAL PLUS EDITION - You'll get a printed copy of the book and a copy of the original 56 page Bomb Scares one-shot anthology previously published containing eleven further stories. This pledge also includes issues #1 - #8 of the digital anthology comic 100% Biodegradable containing 240 pages of great comics.

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    FAN EDITION - You get the Physical Plus reward and a limited A3 print of the Bomb Scares cover artwork by Richard Elson & Dave Kendall. The print will be sent seperately in a sturdy cardboard tube.

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    SUPERFAN EDITION - The same as the Fan Edition but with one special difference: your limited print will come SIGNED by both Richard Elson and Dave Kendall!

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    SMALL RETAILER PACK - Designed for retailers who want to support Bomb Scares, this pledge contains 5 COPIES of both the new Bomb Scares anthology and the previously released one-shot.

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    LARGE RETAILER PACK - Designed for retailers who want to support Bomb Scares, this pledge contains 10 COPIES of both the new Bomb Scares anthology and the previously released one-shot.

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