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As we continue to make progress, we'll post updates, particularly news stories or interviews, as we did with our last update. We'll also continue to share preview art from the comic book series. Likely links to sites outside of KS, as KS's platform, from a creator perspective, is severely lacking in efficient communication tools.
Can the backers get some kind of official update on the series progress? Are we still waiting for artwork to be completed before getting to reviewed or is Kikuchi-san reviewing artwork now,
You really should have done an update here to announce it to your supporters. I only found out about progress because my husband showed me an Anime Network News article
At this point might as well put it all into one paperback novel!
Glad to hear that progress is being made. Can't wait for the next issue!
Happy New Year!
If you didn't see Brandon's posts, he's finished with scripts for all 5 issues, which have been past along to Kikuchi-san and work on the art is marching along. Once a chunk of the artwork is done, we'll post a few panels, after Kikuchi-san sees everything first ;)
Happy new years
Hello and happy new year! :)
I was wondering if there was any new information/updates?
Any chance there's any Brooches or Pendants left over that are available for purchase?
@Kedra - We'll post in the update section for news on the conclusion of the Message from Mars series. To summarize what we've been able to say so far; No it's not cancelled, Yes, all five issues will be finished, No, we can't yet say when they will be released, Yes, it is currently being worked on.
Hope this helps :)
Just now seeing the article about the delay. My condolences to the member of your art team. Hopefully things improve for their family. Kuddos for supporting your teammate during such a difficult time.
Will updates be announced via the comments page? I noticed the article about the delay wasn't posted in the updates section. Just trying to stay up-to-date on what's going on.
@Nexnecis - hopefully soon. We need to finalize a few things to show to Kikuchi-san first.
Any updates you can share with us at this point?
@Matt - We'll have an announcement when we have a bit more finished. We want to give something substantial, not an eyedropper bit of "working on it."
When's the 2nd issue coming out? It's been a while.
@Sophie - We've gotten plenty of interest in seeing the series finished, that hasn't been what's held things up. Hope you had fun at Phoenix ComicCon!
I just saw you guys at Phoenix Comicon! I hope you got enough people interested to move forward with more of the series!
@Peter - We're working on finalizing the details for the artwork for the remaining four issues. No idea where someone came up with the June 28th date, but not from us.
We learned a lot from our first step into comic book publishing. As such, we're trying to not repeat any mistakes, so we're holding off on any announcements for a little longer. As soon as we feel it's all ready, we'll let everyone know what the plans are for finishing the Message from Mars series.
Although web search apparently says June 28, 2017 date for issue #2?
Received my copy some time ago(3 or 4 months ago?). Enjoyed it. Kinda bummed to hear that issue 2 is basically indefinitely delayed. Would certainly back another Kickstarter for more of the comic.
@Cyril - All of the books are currently at CGC.
What is the update on the CGC Books?
@Mubin - We included a note with your rewards package that your comics would be arriving once the CGC grading is finished.
I live in Norway and I haven't gotten the comics yet. I've gotten almost all of the other items.
@Heather - Here's a link to the press release on the delay of the remaining issues. As soon as we have a time line set for when the remaining issues will be ready for retail, we'll let everyone know. http://www.strangercomics.com/news/vampire-hunter-d-delay/
Hey I was going to gather incoming issues thru one of my local shops and they told me that the series had been cancelled through Diamond? They think it's no longer a viable product? If the issues are postponed when are they expected to come out?
@David - downloads links for the PDF were sent out last year, so hopefully you did receive it. Download link was re-sent to the email address on file.
Hi, did I receive my PDF? I don't remember.. If I did, could you send it again to me?
Sigh. Don't post before caffeine. Good to know that everything is getting delivered :)
Good to know what everything is getting delivered!
@Adrian - the remaining issues will be sold though regular comic book retail channels.
just got my package in finland, everything looks amazing, especially the pendant!
just got my Brooch
I also got mine today. I'm from Romania.
I wanted to ask: what are the plans for the next number of the comic?
Glad to know that European backers are getting their items :)
@inugami - brooch is in AUS, probably at customs :)
just got most of mine here in Australia, just waiting for my Brooch
its all magnificent
Happy as I got mine
Got mine today as well! I Live in the UK!
@boomer - info sent via email.
@Lianne, Elizabeth, Mike, Darren - glad that your rewards have arrived :) If anyone else in Europe does not receive their rewards in the next few days, please send us an email at email@example.com.
Glad you all like the comic and the other rewards items :)
Received in UK today. Very happy, thank you.
I have yet to receive anything and live in the US. Is there someone I need to contact?
Just received my comic in the UK. So happy to finally have it in my hands
I got my package today. Looks brilliant!
Got my package in the UK today. Love the artwork in the comic and the prints, great patch, medal, pins etc. I've been a fan of Vampire Hunter D for a long time, so I'm really happy. Thank you!
Just got my pin on Saturday. I think it looks pretty sweet on my hat.
I'm in UK and nothing yet
@Elizabeth, I'm in the UK and haven't received tracking info. It was said last week that the packages had reached the EU and would be going out soon. I don't think we need to worry yet!
I'm getting a bit worried now, it's been 3 weeks and I have not received tracking info. Hey, has any other UK backers got a tracking info.
@Scott - It might be possible, but not sure it's something we can promise. Could you please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this request and the number on your pendant?