The Superiors are a creation of mine that I've had on the back burner for the last 10 years while I've worked on other projects for DC, Image, Dark Horse and others. I've always loved alternate reality superhero stories, like the Crime Syndicate, Squadron Supreme or Authority. I'd always wanted to to do my own version. And so the Superiors came into being.
SWAG LIST: You can add any of the listed items below to your reward for the price listed next to each item. You'll just need to up your pledged amount by that much and then list your additional items pledged for when I do the survey at the end of the Kickstarter.
Adult Pirate Queen Digital Back Up Story: $15
Color Print A(Art shown at bottom of page): $20
Color Print B(Art shown at bottom of page): $20
Color Print C(Art shown at bottom of page): $20
Color Print D(Art shown at bottom of page): $20
Color Print E(Justice League #1 Homage Print See Below): $20
With this Kickstarter I plan on creating 2 books:
The first book will be 'The Superiors' Graphic Novel. A 50 page full color all new story of the Superiors. It will use some of the previous ideas I've had throughout the years, but it will also have a bunch of new ideas and stories I've been waiting to create for the Superiors.
The second book being the 'Superiors Origins' 32 Page B&W Preview book. It will take all the pages you see here and a few more to create a Preview Book showing all the incarnations and ideas that went into creating the Superiors throughout the years.
Alternate Earths. Multiple realities. The Superiors are one world's greatest heroes. The problem is there are an infinite number of earths and when a menace manages to pierce the walls of alternate realities he becomes a threat for all realities. One the Superiors must stop to save their own Earth. But they've got problems of their own. The Superiors' greatest hero and leader Titan X is going thru a crisis of his own. Debating on leaving the team and maybe being a hero all together it's not a great time for the most dangerous enemy they've ever faced to threaten their very existence. The Superiors are the only thing standing in the way of a crisis for all realities.
As you can see from the Preview art, the story has gone thru a few different versions. You can see some of my influences from the times, whether it's Jim Lee and Travis Charest, to Alan Davis and Bryan Hitch. I've got a bunch of cool rewards from signed copies to exclusive art prints and a ton of preview art from earlier versions of the stories, so thanks for checking it out! It's been over a decade in the making, this is my chance to finish it. That's what Kickstarter is for, isn't it?
So now you'll see the overlapping versions of this story that I've done, the pages above were actually drawn years after the pages below, but story-wise they take place more in this order. It doesn't really make sense but that's just how it happened. Also, I don't have the original color files so these are copies, they're a bit blurry, but still fun to look at.
And then there's some really early on pieces that were just the beginnings of ideas about the Superirors. But you can still see how they fit into later ideas and storylines.
Previous backers of the Pirate Queen Kickstarter of mine, this new Superiors Kickstarter does not change the completion or shipping of the Pirate Queen. It just allows me to start directly into the Superiors project once Pirate Queen is finished. Thanks for all your support!
Risks and challenges
I've been a professional comic book for over 17 years and already completed my first Kickstarter successfully with the Bad Guy. I've been thru the entire process of putting a book together, printing and shipping it. I've worked out the kinks and have a pretty efficient system down now. It's time consuming but it's also great fun. The risks are just the amount of time that goes into a project like this. The funding allows me to spend the time need to complete the book.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter