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This is to support the Volume 1 collection of Wayward Sons -- one of the most popular new Sci-Fi/Fantasy comics -- updates daily!
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Wayward Sons: Legends Volume 1 is the first collected work of our online Webcomic of the same name found at http://waywardsons.net and with a release date of December 31, 2010. It will encompass the first 5 issues (six months)+ 35 pages of bonus material, in a full color, high quality tradepaper book (for a total of 160 pages + cover). If you haven't read the comic, it's free to read online and will do a much better job of explaining what it is than I could in this small text space.

Unfortunately there are a LOT of expenses in getting a book published. We did offer pre-orders and those wonderful people who pre-ordered will all get their books PLUS the bonuses they received for ordering. But there's still a long way to go for all of the various expenses necessary to get the book out there beyond just printing costs.

There are, for instance, shipping costs, marketing costs, listing costs, etc. to really help make six months worth of full time work pay off. The money we make currently just helps us keep things going online. But for many people, the real comics are those they hold in their hands.

Let me state this as well... the book IS being compiled and printed ALREADY. The outcome of Kickstarter won't affect that.

BUT while the pre-order event has ended, I did want to offer a neat way to offer readers some unique items as a way to say, "Thanks" and raise money for the project as a whole at the same time.

I am setting the funding minimum VERY small on this, but PLEASE NOTE that there is NO LIMIT to how much we could use. A true goal would be $2000 minimum we'd LIKE to achieve, but realistically I just want to set something we can reach in 30 days so that everyone who bids will receive their specialty items.

One set of items, for instance, are the SIGNED COPIES by our artists in CHINA! This limited number of books will be sent to our artists in China and then sent to the U.S. to be signed by the author (me) and then sent out. As you can imagine these copies will be very rare opportunities to get the entire creative team's signature on the book, due to the immense expense of shipping back and forth.

Other cool things include something people have been asking for... the chance to be drawn in as an Ulympean into the series!!!

And the rarest of all is the chance to own some original pages of Wayward Sons. Weilin is notoriously stingy when it comes to releasing pages of his work. We had to beg him to set aside up to 10! To put this into perspective, I'm the series creator and even I don't own a single page of these originals!!!

SPECIAL SPECIAL NOTE - This book will be available end of December and early January but won't make it into most comic shops (due to Diamond Comics Distributors' slow methods) until June/July... so you'll have a chance to get the Volume this way VERY VERY early! We will ship them out as soon as this funds and the trades are in our possession.

One final word... for those who pre-ordered already, I will be contacting each of you to let you know how you can take part in this campaign without having to "double down" on what you've already ordered.

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    Pledge $1 and get access to some insider info, behind the scenes updates and hear news first! Plus, you'll feel all warm and tingly for helping bring a comic book project to life. Helping others feels good, right? Thank you. You can even tell your Twitter and Facebook friends about how great you feel and spread the good work. See? The good just multiplies!

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    Receive a PDF via email of Volume 1 that you can use to enjoy the first volume of Wayward Sons on your computer or mobile device without having to wait for load times or advertisements (sorry that's how we make money online). Plus you can ALSO feel good about helping others!

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    At this level, you'll get the PDF (as before) plus you'll also get some rare convention merchandise we printed up a small quantity for the San Diego Comic-Con. You can receive a SIGNED (by the author) copy of the 24 page, full color, Wayward Sons Comic-Con Special which is the FIRST printed version of Wayward Sons, ever. Also you can receive a copy of the LENTICULAR postcards we gave out there (and I'll sign that as well!). These postcards are awesome and depict the Ulympeans morphing into the Tytans and back. I literally only have enough for this campaign. So you get: PDF of Volume 1, Signed Comic-Con Comic, Signed Lenticular Card. (US & CANADA only)

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    Receive everything listed above plus the Signed (by author only) version of Wayward Sons Volume 1. This is the 160 Page culmination of the first five issues far in glorious printed form! You'll also receive everything listed above. That includes: Digital version of Volume 1, Signed SDCC comic, Lenticular Card, and Signed (author) Volume 1. (US&Canada Only!)

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    This is the ultimate fan's signature collection. This version is the same as everything previous with one notable exception, ALL THREE ARTISTS will sign the copies of Volume 1 in addition to the author. The artists live in China and will not likely make it to the U.S. to sign at conventions anytime in the foreseeable future. It's just not possible at present, let alone, all THREE plus the author at once. So factoring in shipping costs, across countries to get these signatures, this may be the only chance to get these volumes signed by everyone. Plus you also get the digital copy, the SDCC comic (just author's signature), and Lenticular Card. This price is JUST for US and Canada only. See below for international.

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    Same as above, but for International Pledges! Note... there are only 25 set aside for Inernational Orders, and 50 for domestic. This is solely based upon Pre-Order numbers.

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    Get ALL of the above (including China-Signature copies) and a REAL TREAT... You'll get your very own pencil drawing by Weilin himself of YOURSELF or someone you love as either an Ulympean or a Tytan. Your choice! These are the same types of pictures that are used in our bio pages, and will be a one-of-a-kind signed Weilin original artwork. AND we'll even throw in some of our few remaining T-Shirts! Plus you'll get the Full-Signed Volume 1, the digital copy of volume one, the SDCC signed comic, and Lenticular Card. This is for everyone!

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    This is the fan ULTIMATE package. You get everything listed above, including the sketch of yourself (or someone you love), PLUS the sketch will also be inked and colored... but MOST IMPORTANTLY... your character will enter the comic itself and appear on at LEAST one page. And better still... YOU will receive that signed original pencil page (all inking and coloring is done digitally) of Weilin Artwork... a rare feat for him to part with a page of the actual comic! AND you'll also receive a BIO PAGE in the comic, where you get to have input on your character's name and powers. (NOTE: by buying this package, you are giving up any claim to intellectual property, copyright or trademarks for your likeness and/or ideas pertaining to this character's inclusion on the comic. You will ALSO be required to sign an agreement to this effect) You WILL even get a special thank you in Volume 2 and acknowledgment with your name! And you'll get everything that came before. So that's: Original signed page of upcoming Wayward Sons issue with your character drawn in, an original sketch of your character, your character in a bio page that will be featured in the site and in volume 2's printed collection, a copy of Wayward Sons Volume 1 signed by the entire China team, a T-Shirt featuring the artwork from Issue 1, a digital copy of Volume 1, the SDCC preview comic (signed by author) and the Lenticular Card.

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