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First introduced in the pages of Doc Unknown, monstrous mobster Boss Snake gets a chance to tell his side of the story.

200% funded in the first week! We're only a few hundred dollars away from our 5,500 stretch goal of a new Doc Unknown one-shot. Everyone who has pledged at the 25 dollar level will receive this book.

The one-shot will be called DOC UNKNOWN and the GHOSTS OF GATE CITY and feature 4 short stories written by me and drawn by some of my favorite artists!
The one-shot will be called DOC UNKNOWN and the GHOSTS OF GATE CITY and feature 4 short stories written by me and drawn by some of my favorite artists!
The first story will be called NOW I'M A SHADOW and features PHIL SLOAN (Deadhorse) on art. Doc Unknown investigates the case of a stolen typewriter that is supposedly haunted!
The first story will be called NOW I'M A SHADOW and features PHIL SLOAN (Deadhorse) on art. Doc Unknown investigates the case of a stolen typewriter that is supposedly haunted!
The second story is called CONSTELLATIONS and features JIM MCMUNN (Fubar, Vic Boone) on art. Doc Unknown must stop a mad scientist from using the power of the stars to bring back the dead!
The second story is called CONSTELLATIONS and features JIM MCMUNN (Fubar, Vic Boone) on art. Doc Unknown must stop a mad scientist from using the power of the stars to bring back the dead!
The third story is called ECHO FROM BEYOND TIME and will feature JOHN BROGLIA (God Complex) on art duties. A group of bank robbers accidently awaken an ancient subterranean evil, and it's up to Doc Unknown to save the day!
The third story is called ECHO FROM BEYOND TIME and will feature JOHN BROGLIA (God Complex) on art duties. A group of bank robbers accidently awaken an ancient subterranean evil, and it's up to Doc Unknown to save the day!
The fourth story is called The Ghost and the Time Machine and features regular series artist RYAN CODY on art. Previously only available in the now sold out first issue of Doc Unknown #1!
The fourth story is called The Ghost and the Time Machine and features regular series artist RYAN CODY on art. Previously only available in the now sold out first issue of Doc Unknown #1!
Thanks so much everyone!  We are blown away by your support.  Now on to our first stretch goal:  If we can get up to $5,500 we will be doing a new 22 page DOC UNKNOWN one-shot!
Thanks so much everyone! We are blown away by your support. Now on to our first stretch goal: If we can get up to $5,500 we will be doing a new 22 page DOC UNKNOWN one-shot!
Doc Unknown T-Shirts! Skull on front, Doc Unknown logo on the back, your choice of either black or white.
Doc Unknown T-Shirts! Skull on front, Doc Unknown logo on the back, your choice of either black or white.
EXCUSIVE 11X17 Doc Unknown print from artist JAMES HARREN (B.P.R.D.)
EXCUSIVE 11X17 Doc Unknown print from artist JAMES HARREN (B.P.R.D.)
DOC UNKNOWN Trade Paperback! See where it all started with the collected edition of the four issue Doc Unknown mini-series, featuring the first appearance of BOSS SNAKE!
DOC UNKNOWN Trade Paperback! See where it all started with the collected edition of the four issue Doc Unknown mini-series, featuring the first appearance of BOSS SNAKE!
ORIGINAL ART REWARDS! Original pages, sketch cards and even COVERS!
ORIGINAL ART REWARDS! Original pages, sketch cards and even COVERS!

BOSS SNAKE: Cold Blood, Cold Streets is a noir style pulp comic that tells the origin of Gate City's most notorious mob boss. Making his first appearance in the pages of Doc Unknown #1, Boss Snake gets his turn in the spotlight.

Ever since I created the character I wanted the chance to explore his story further. In this 40 page one-shot, we'll see him go from being orphan, to runaway, to petty thief, then to boxer, and finally to crime boss.

Boss Snake is a cross between Killer Croc and Kingpin, and if you like shows like Batman: The Animated Series and Boardwalk Empire and comics like The Goon, Daredevil: Yellow or the Parker series by Darwyn Cooke I think you'll enjoy this book.

Ryan will be utilizing an ink wash style for most of the comic that's really going to make this comic something unique to read.

I believe in comics, I'm in love with making them, and with your help we can keep bringing new stories to life. All money raised will go to Ryan's page rate, printing and shipping of the books.

Thanks!

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As soon as the project is funded Ryan will be starting on the art. As we have proved by releasing Doc Unknown on a bi-monthly schedule we have no problem getting books out on time.

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    DOC UNKNOWN T-SHIRT REWARD--You will receive a pdf of the Doc Unknown trade and a T-Shirt featuring the Doc Unknown skull logo. Your name will also be featured in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    BOSS SNAKE ONE-SHOT & DOC UNKNOWN TRADE REWARD--You will receive print copies of both the Doc Unknown trade and the BOSS SNAKE one-shot and your name will be featured in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    SKETCH REWARD--You will receive both the Doc Unknown trade paperback and the BOSS SNAKE one-shot, and series artist Ryan Cody will include a sketch card featuring either Doc Unknown or Boss Snake. Your name will also be featured in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    EXCLUSIVE JAMES HARREN DOC UNKNOWN PRINT + DOC UNKNOWN TRADE AND BOSS SNAKE ONE-SHOT--You will receive both the Doc Unknown trade paperback and the BOSS SNAKE one-shot as well as an exclusive Doc Unknown print from artist James Harren (B.P.R.D.,CONAN). Your name will also appear in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    6X6 BUST COMMISSION BY RUAN CODY REWARD!--You will receive the Doc Unknown trade paperback, the BOSS SNAKE one-shot, and a 6X6 black and white head/bust commission of a character from the Doc Unknown universe. Your name will also appear in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    SHIRT AND BOOKS REWARD--You will receive a Doc Unknown T-Shirt, the Doc Unknown trade paperback, the BOSS SNAKE one-shot and your name will be featured in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    ORIGINAL ART REWARD--You will receive both the Doc Unknown trade paperback and the BOSS SNAKE one-shot as well as a page of original art from either DOC UNKNOWN or the BOSS SNAKE one-shot signed by artist Ryan Cody.

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    BELIEVE IN COMICS REWARD!--With this reward you get everything. PDF versions of the Doc Unknown trade paperback and the BOSS SNAKE one-shot, Doc Unknown T-Shirt, 11X17 Doc Unknown print by James Harren, print copies of the Doc Unknown trade as well as the Boss Snake one-shot, and an original page of Doc Unknown or Boss Snake signed by artist Ryan Cody, and your name will be featured in the thank you section of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot.

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    ORIGINAL BOSS SNAKE COVER REWARD!--You will receive the Doc Unknown trade paperback, the BOSS SNAKE one-shot, and the original artwork to the COVER of the BOSS SNAKE one-shot!

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    DOC UNKNOWN TRADE COVER REWARD!--You will receive the Doc Unknown trade paperback, the BOSS SNAKE one-shot, and the original art to the COVER of the DOC UNKNOWN trade paperback!

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