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Our goal is to create a series of comic books featuring profiles of heroes that are in the public domain.
Our goal is to create a series of comic books featuring profiles of heroes that are in the public domain.
Our goal is to create a series of comic books featuring profiles of heroes that are in the public domain.
217 backers pledged CA$ 5,119 to help bring this project to life.

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Heroes of the Public Domain Golden Age Guide Issue #1

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Temporal Comics was created to bring fun back to comics.

Our first venture is a multi-issue comic book featuring original profiles on public domain superheroes mostly from the golden age, but some will be silver age. We are going to include the most known, with full profiles, to unknowns that have very little information as they made only a few appearances and in some cases just one.

The most exciting part is the all-new artwork by Chris Malgrain. Sub-par artists often drew many of the adventurers of the golden age - not everyone could hire Reed Crandall or Lou Fine. I have seen most of the art for our first issue, and we promise you will not be disappointed. Check a few sample pages below. I think you will agree Chris does terrific work.

The first issue will feature:

• Amazing Man • American Crusader • Atom Wizard • Atoman • Atomic Thunderbolt • The Avenger • Black Cat • Black Panther • Blue Lady • Captain Flash • Captain Future • Captain Tootsie • Daredevil • Detective Eye • Fantom of the Fair • The Flag • Green Giant • Masked Marvel • MiniMidget • Miss Fury • Miss Masque • Moon Girl • Pat Parker, War Nurse • Rainbow • Red Rocket • The Shark • The Silver Streak • Target • Vapo-Man • Wonder Boy • Wonderman • Yankee Girl

How many issues will we be doing?

The project is open-ended as there are hundreds of public domain characters. The deciding factor will always be if we can raise funds to produce the comics. With your help, I think we are in great hands. :)

How many profiles can we expect for each issue?

Our first issue will feature 32 profiles. Following issues will be 24 profiles.

Regular Edition Cover
Regular Edition Cover
Variant Cover Edition
Variant Cover Edition
All-Art Variant Edition
All-Art Variant Edition
All 3 covers of our first issue
All 3 covers of our first issue
Miss Masque
Miss Masque
War Nurse
War Nurse

What We Need & What You Get

To cover costs of artwork and printing our goal is $2250 CAD. If we exceed this goal, We will add some stretch goals.

There are many pledge levels to chose from and we appreciate each and every contribution towards this project.

Pledge Level - Original Art

Here are the pieces that are up for pledges. They are beautiful. You won't be disappointed.

Pat parker & Atom Wizard
Pat parker & Atom Wizard
Original Art of The Flag & Fantom of the Fair
Original Art of The Flag & Fantom of the Fair

Pledge Level - Action Figures

Amazing Man Action Figure
Amazing Man Action Figure
Green Turtle Action Figure
Green Turtle Action Figure
Silver Streak Action Figure
Silver Streak Action Figure
Stardust Action Figure
Stardust Action Figure

The Team

Darrin Wiltshire - Layouts, Colour Assist
Richard Boucher - Researcher, Editor
Chris Malgrain - Art, Colour

Now a little about me:

I have always loved superheroes!

Since I was about 7 and my dad bought me my first Batman comic book, I have been fascinated by these costumed crime-fighters. I especially loved team books as they had more heroes.

Then around 1999, I had stumbled upon the golden age of comics. I was stunned to learn of guys like the Flame, Pyroman, Black Terror and so many more. It was at this time, on a message board, I first contacted Richard Boucher. After several conversations, we decided to start a website called "The Good Guys & Gals of the Golden Age".

Our goal was to catalogue every single character that was active during the Golden Age (plus some others as well). I believe at that time our list was about 1100+ - no small task. It featured well known and obscure heroes and heroines and ran 22 issues.

Stretch Goals
Stretch Goals
Amazing Man by Bart Sears Mini Print
Amazing Man by Bart Sears Mini Print
Strongman Trading Card
Strongman Trading Card

Risks and challenges

No risks as the artwork is already completed and pages are being put together during the next few weeks.

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    Digital Edition

    For your pledge, you will receive Issue #1 of the Heroes of the Public Domain Reference Guide in PDF format.

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    Print Edition + Digital

    For your pledge, you will receive Issue #1 of the Heroes of the Public Domain Reference Guide Comic Book and PDF.

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    All-art Print Edition - Alternate Cover

    For your pledge, you will receive Issue #1 All-art Alternate Cover of the Heroes of the Public Domain Reference Guide Comic Book and PDF of Regular Edition.

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    Silver Streak Action Figure & PDF

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    Amazing Man & PDF

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    Stardust Action Figure & PDF

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    Second Variant Cover

    For your pledge, you will receive Issue #1 Second Alternate Cover of the Heroes of the Public Domain Reference Guide Comic Book and PDF of Regular Edition.

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    Both Print Editions of Issue #1

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    All 3 Print Editions of Issue #1

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    Original Art - Pat Parker & Atom Wizard

    For your pledge, you will receive the original art of Pat Parker, War Nurse & Atom Wizard. Both images are on one artboard measuring approximately 11X17.

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    Original Art - Green Giant & Capt Flash

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    Original Art - Capt Tootsie & Red Rocket

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    Original Art - Rainbow & Masked Marvel

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