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The story of a young samurai who sacrifices his life to awaken the local god so that his village may be saved.
The story of a young samurai who sacrifices his life to awaken the local god so that his village may be saved.
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Terra Kaiju is a 25 page, saddle stitched, landscape format, One-Shot Comic Book inspired by my life long love for Godzilla movies. It's also heavily inspired by films such as Tsu Hong Wu, GMK, and the 1966 film Daimajin, which is a kaiju film set in feudal Japan. 

 Terra Kaiju is set in feudal Japan as well. An endless, embittered battle between two neighboring villages ravages Japan's countryside. The battle will be decided by pitting the village gods against one another. 

 At the heart of the story is our hero, Kohitsuji. He is young samurai who must sacrifice his life to his village's sleeping god, Terra Ramu. Kohitsuji's soul is then infused into Terra Ramu, thus awakening him for battle.

Terra Ramu, a 100 foot terra cotta samurai god must then defend his village from Hebragon, an ancient flying serpent demon god.

 BELOW IS A PREVIEW OF THE FIRST FEW PAGES OF THE BOOK (Art and Story by Joe Badon, Lettering by Paul Brian DeBerry):

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The proceeds of the book will go towards the printing and distribution of the book and to make sure that the artwork and lettering are completed.

CHECK OUT THE 75 DOLLAR REWARD LEVEL FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE PRINT FROM GUEST ARTIST JOIE SIMMONS!!!

CHECK OUT THE 300 DOLLAR REWARD LEVEL FEATURING THIS ORIGINAL PEN AND INK ILLUSTRATION (BELOW) BY ARTIST FRANKIE B WASHINGTON!!!

HERE'S ANOTHER PEN AND INK ILLUSTRATION OFFERED BY FRANKIE B WASHINGTON AT THE 300 DOLLAR REWARD LEVEL!

BELOW ARE THE DIFFERENT REWARD LEVELS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM!

Risks and challenges

The risks all rest on my shoulders.

I will have to complete the artwork (which getting this project financed will allow me to put time into my schedule to finish the artwork).

I will also oversee printing and distribution of rewards (which I have run a couple comic kickstarter projects in the past and have gotten used to the fulfillment process).

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    Thanks!
    You're name will be listed in the "Thank You" section in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    DIGITAL ONLY! You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    HARD COPY ONLY! You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL COPY!!! You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    ART PRINT! You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    SKETCH! You get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    Joie Simmons Print! You get an Exclusive Print illustrated by guest artist Joie Simmons! PLUS You get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    RANDER PRINT! You'll get an Exclusive 8X12 Art Print of Tony Sedani's Return To Rander. Illustrated by Joe Badon. PLUS You'll get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    KELLY WILLIAMS COMMISSION! You'll get an exclusive 11 X 14, one-character, pen and ink illustration from artist Kelly Williams! PLUS You'll get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    ART PRINT COLLECTION! You'll receive Ten Art Prints of your choice that are featured in my Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/joebadonart)! PLUS You get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    FRANKIE B WASHINGTON ORIGINAL ART!
    You'll get an exclusive original 8.5 X 11 pen and ink illustration of Terra Kaiju by artist Frankie B Washington! PLUS You'll receive Ten Art Prints of your choice that are featured in my Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/joebadonart)! PLUS You get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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    FRANKIE B WASHINGTON ORIGINAL ART (PART 2)!
    You'll get an exclusive original 8.5 X 11 pen and ink illustration of Terra Kaiju by artist Frankie B Washington! PLUS You'll receive Ten Art Prints of your choice that are featured in my Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/joebadonart)! PLUS You get a Custom Penciled and Inked Sketch of whatever character you'd like me to draw! PLUS You'll receive an exclusive signed Terra Kaiju Art Print from creator Joe Badon! PLUS You'll receive a signed physical copy of the book delivered in the mail! PLUS You'll get a digital PDF copy of the book delivered to your email box! PLUS you'll get the MP3 download of the exclusive album "Blood of the Martyrs" recorded by Joe Badon! PLUS you'll get a "Thank You" in the back of the book and you'll get my eternal gratitude!!!

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