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Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars is the comic book adaptation of Message from Cecile, an unpublished Hideyuki Kikuchi short story.
Vampire Hunter D: Message from Mars is the comic book adaptation of Message from Cecile, an unpublished Hideyuki Kikuchi short story.
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    1. Lewis Crown on

      I don't know if it's dead, sine it was just for the 1st issue & used to judge if there was enough interest for the whole series. But I'm not exactly impressed either.

      Now I see the reason they weren't willing to have a tier where you could get access to the later comics when they come out (if they do).

    2. Nea Ouk on

      @Ignacio it seems so :'c(

    3. Ignacio Estrada on

      I'm guessing this project is dead. To bad cos this would have been amazing if they spent time and money on the comic and not other stuff. Oh well, it was a nice dream while it lasted.

    4. Scott McLean Collaborator
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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.

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      Nexnecis on

      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,

    6. Candice Baptista on

      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

    7. Damien Hurtado on

      At this point might as well put it all into one paperback novel!

    8. J. Allen Stuart on

      Glad to hear that progress is being made. Can't wait for the next issue!

    9. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      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 ;)

    10. Dani Jang
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      Happy new years

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      Kedra on

      Hello and happy new year! :)
      I was wondering if there was any new information/updates?

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      Dahhm Life on

      Any chance there's any Brooches or Pendants left over that are available for purchase?

    13. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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 :)

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      Kedra on

      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.

    15. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @Nexnecis - hopefully soon. We need to finalize a few things to show to Kikuchi-san first.

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      Nexnecis on

      Any updates you can share with us at this point?

    17. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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."

    18. Matt Murphy on

      When's the 2nd issue coming out? It's been a while.

    19. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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!

    20. Sophie Anderson on

      I just saw you guys at Phoenix Comicon! I hope you got enough people interested to move forward with more of the series!

    21. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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.

    22. Peter J. LaPrade Jr.
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      Although web search apparently says June 28, 2017 date for issue #2?

    23. Peter J. LaPrade Jr.
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      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.

    24. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @Cyril - All of the books are currently at CGC.

    25. Cyril Acres on

      What is the update on the CGC Books?

    26. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @Mubin - We included a note with your rewards package that your comics would be arriving once the CGC grading is finished.

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      Mubin Hamid on

      Hi.
      I live in Norway and I haven't gotten the comics yet. I've gotten almost all of the other items.

    28. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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/

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      Heather B Marthyself on

      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?

    30. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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.

    31. David
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      Hi, did I receive my PDF? I don't remember.. If I did, could you send it again to me?

    32. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      Sigh. Don't post before caffeine. Good to know that everything is getting delivered :)

    33. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      Good to know what everything is getting delivered!
      @Adrian - the remaining issues will be sold though regular comic book retail channels.

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      . on

      just got my package in finland, everything looks amazing, especially the pendant!

    35. Inugami on

      just got my Brooch

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      Adrian on

      I also got mine today. I'm from Romania.
      I wanted to ask: what are the plans for the next number of the comic?

    37. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      Glad to know that European backers are getting their items :)

    38. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @inugami - brooch is in AUS, probably at customs :)

    39. Inugami on

      just got most of mine here in Australia, just waiting for my Brooch
      its all magnificent

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      a.prime
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      Happy as I got mine

    41. Tarun Ahimaz on

      Got mine today as well! I Live in the UK!

    42. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @boomer - info sent via email.

    43. Scott McLean Collaborator
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      @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 contact@vhdtheseries.com.

      Glad you all like the comic and the other rewards items :)

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      Darren Coe on

      Received in UK today. Very happy, thank you.

    45. Boomer Barr on

      I have yet to receive anything and live in the US. Is there someone I need to contact?

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      Mike Tibbles on

      Just received my comic in the UK. So happy to finally have it in my hands

    47. Elizabeth Wright on

      I got my package today. Looks brilliant!

    48. Lianne Robinson
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      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!

    49. Jim
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      Just got my pin on Saturday. I think it looks pretty sweet on my hat.
      https://m.facebook.com/story.php…

    50. Zaniel Dantas
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      I'm in UK and nothing yet

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