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Lady Hollywood is the tale of one woman's fight to survive the tough realm of gangsters, corruption and the seedy world of Los Angeles.
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Lady Hollywood #1 Regular Cover by Russel Mark Olson
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Hello! Welcome to Cult Empire Comics Kickstarter for our new comic book series Lady Hollywood!

Lady Hollywood
Lady Hollywood

Lady Hollywood is the tale of one woman's fight to survive the tough realm of gangsters, corruption and the seedy world of Los Angeles. Set in modern-day LA, private detective, Kate Holloway, runs a Hollywood Detective Agency with her business partner, tough Vietnam veteran, Randy Whalen Jr. and is mixed up in the honey trap side of the business Whalen is introduced to a big pay day - only it comes with a lot of heat. 'Big time pictures' movie producer, Max Schlesinger, has a wife who has had enough of his seedy little life and is now looking for her own pay day. Mrs. Schlesinger seeks the help of Kate and Whalen to provide evidence she needs to unlock a prenup money box which contains a few million dollars. Unknown to Kate and Whalen, Max has already got himself into some major gambling debits with Las Vegas' notorious Mob Boss, Sonny G. Although, everything is not what it seems - a mysterious new player has came into LA. He has his own agenda and his own sinister intentions marked out for Kate, specifically.

Lady Hollywood is an exciting new title from Cult Empire Comics, with issue 2 already in production. We cannot wait to grow our lead character in more exciting new issues. Cult Empire Comic is an independent comic book label that has built a range of alternative comics over the last four years. That's why its important to back our project on Kickstarter - all the money we raise will go straight towards printing costs and the budget to fund issue 2. In the comic book industry, most comic book stores take a percentage of independent comics' profits. So, us to putting our comic on Kickstarter gives us a chance to keep all the profits and to make sure that it goes straight to paying the team to create further issues. We love making comics and we try hard to spend all the money on putting together a quality comic book for you to enjoy.

Lady Hollywood #1 Variant Cover by Alex Ronald
Lady Hollywood #1 Variant Cover by Alex Ronald

REVIEW QUOTES

"Lady Hollywood takes an unflinching dive into the seedy underbelly of Tinseltown, bringing as much glamour, sleaze, mystery and violence as anything the Dream Factory could invent." - Starburst Magazine 

"Cult Empire Comics steps away from horror to bring us a new tale of Private Dicks, Gangsters & Assassins in a comic that oozes mainstream style with an adrenaline-filled indie heart - just stunning!" - Comics Anonymous

"Together, George Lennox and Russell Mark Olson deliver a cracking, modern film noir-styled yarn with some elegant twists in the opening shot of 'Lady Hollywood', bringing us a tale that will resonate with fans of both 'Chinatown' and 'Love and Rockets'... I can't wait to see what's next for this new private investigator. Well-paced, with art that's on the money for this Tinsel Town set thriller." - Down the Tubes

Meet The Gemini Sisters the worlds number 1 hit-women
Meet The Gemini Sisters the worlds number 1 hit-women

TEAM LADY HOLLYWOOD  

George Lennox - creator of Lady Hollywood, Horror Show, Vampires Everywhere and Vietnam Zombie Holocaust.
George Lennox - creator of Lady Hollywood, Horror Show, Vampires Everywhere and Vietnam Zombie Holocaust.
 

George Lennox – Writer  

George Lennox is not only the owner and publisher of Cult Empire Comics but also the creator and writer of Lady Hollywood, Horror Show, Vampires Everywhere and the epic award winning Vietnam Zombie Holocaust. George is the driving force behind this book, which is heavily influenced by his love of B-movies, criminal underworld and real life politics. Having wanted to create a strong female protagonist for some time, along with his desire to write an LA – based story, Lady Hollywood has been a labour of love.  

Artist Russel Mark Olson with the beautiful comic series Gateway City
Artist Russel Mark Olson with the beautiful comic series Gateway City

Russell Mark Olson – Artist and Letterer  

Russell Mark Olson is the newest member of the Cult Empire family. Russell hails from the good ol’ US of A but is now based in Portsmouth, England. The alchemy of a Facebook share alerted Cult Empire to Russell’s talents and first contact was achieved. Luckily for Cult Empire (and all you comic fans), Russell was on an LA noir kick at the time and, with Gateway City already under his belt (plus having drawn three period pieces in succession), he was also looking for something more edgy to stimulate his creative juices, so was quickly on board with the Lady Hollywood project.  

Alex Ronald – Variant Cover Artist  

Alex Ronald is a Glasgow based artist who has provided the variant cover art for Lady Hollywood, having done so on previous Cult Empire titles – Horror Show and the new trade variant cover for Vietnam Zombie Holocaust. Alex also created his own creator owned comic book Vampire Vixens of the Wehrmacht and larger publishers including 2000AD, Titan and IDW comics. His vast experience in the digital artwork and cover meant he was a great edition to the team.  

Editor – Eli Winter  

Eli Winter came on board with Cult Empire just last year, having started out editing for indie publisher, Planet Jimbot (Savant). After speaking to Eli at numerous comic events over the past five years Eli came on board to edit Vampires Everywhere and has now been able to go on from scripting to consulting on artwork on Lady Hollywood.

Lady Hollywood in action!
Lady Hollywood in action!

REWARDS

 

Pledge £3 or more

> Lady Hollywood #1 Digital Edition

Pledge £5 or more Lady Hollywood #1 Reg Cvr + Digital PDF

Includes:  

>A physical copy of Lady Hollywood #1 Regular cover by artist Russel Mark Olson. The book will also come signed by writer George Lennox.  

> A Digital PDF copy of Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)

Pledge £6 or more Lady Hollywood #1 Variant Cvr + Digital PDF

Includes: 

 >A physical copy of Lady Hollywood #1 Variant cover by artist Alex Ronald (2000AD,Doctor Who,IDW). The book will also come signed by writer George Lennox. 

 > A Digital PDF copy of Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)

Pledge £10 or more LH #1 Signed Comic + Digital PDF + Print  

Includes:  

>A physical copy of Lady Hollywood #1 Regular cover by artist Russel Mark Olson. The book will also come signed by writer George Lennox.  

> A Digital PDF copy of Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)  

> A print of our Regular cover by artist Russel Mark Olson

Pledge £11 or more LH #1 Signed Var + Digital PDF + Print  

Includes:  

>A physical copy of Lady Hollywood #1 Variant cover by artist Alex Ronald (2000AD,Doctor Who, IDW). The book will also come signed by writer George Lennox.  

> A Digital PDF copy of Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)  

> A print of our Variant cover by artist Alex Ronald (2000AD,IDW).

Pledge £12 or more Cult Empire Comics Digital Starter Pack  

Includes Digital PDF copies of:  

> Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)  

> Horror Show #1 (28 Pages)  

> Vampires Everywhere Graphic Novel (52 Pages)  

> Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #1 (32 Pages)

Pledge £20 or more Cult Empire Comics Starter Pack  

Starter Pack Lady Hollywood #1, Horror Show 1, 2 and Vampires Everywhere.
Starter Pack Lady Hollywood #1, Horror Show 1, 2 and Vampires Everywhere.

Includes Signed physical copies of:  

> Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages)  

> Horror Show #1 & 2 (56 Pages)  

> Vampires Everywhere Graphic Novel (52 Pages)  

> Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #1 (32 Pages)

Pledge £35 or more Cult Empire Comics Super Bundle

Includes Signed physical copies of:   

> Lady Hollywood #1 (28 Pages) + Print  

> Horror Show #1 & 2 (56 Pages)  

> Vampires Everywhere Graphic Novel (52 Pages)  

> Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #1, 2, 3 & 4 Complete set (136 Pages)

Pledge £175 - Become a Gangster or a Villain

Las Vegas Mob Boss Sonny G
Las Vegas Mob Boss Sonny G

Includes:   

> A physical copy of Regulars covers of Lady Hollywood #1 & 2 + cover prints  

>Issue 2 of Lady Hollywood is already in production and we are offering you a chance to become a Villain or a Gangster. Not only will you have your name and likeness but you will also receive a hand drawn likeness and will be brutally killed off in Issue 2.  

> A hand drawn sketch by artist Russel Mark Olson of your character who will appear in Lady Hollywood Issue 2.

Lady Hollywood Stretch Goals

We have a some cool Stretch goals planned and as soon as we reach our goals we will be adding them in the updates.

Our first Stretch Goal will unlock a special Kickstarter Lady Hollywood edition. 

Sneak Peek of Pages 1 to 3

Lady Hollywood Page 1
Lady Hollywood Page 1
 
Lady Hollywood Page 2
Lady Hollywood Page 2
Lady Hollywood Page 3
Lady Hollywood Page 3

 Thanks for looking everyone!!!!!

Risks and challenges

There are no risks, as Lady Hollywood #1 is already finished and ready for printing. We have also started making issue 2 and very excited to share this new series on Kickstarter.

This is a new Cult Empire Comics Kickstarter campaign, but we have been selling our comics worldwide since 2014. If you have any questions at all, we always invite backers to email us directly at cultempire@live.com - we are happy to discus any you may want to know. Thanks you and we look forward to hearing from you!

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    > Vietnam Zombie Holocaust #1, 2, 3 & 4 Complete set (136 Pages)

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    >Issue 2 of Lady Hollywood is already in production and we are offering you a chance to become a Villain or a Gangster. Not only will you have your name and likeness but you will also receive a hand drawn likeness and will be brutally killed off in Issue 2.

    > A hand drawn sketch by artist Russel Mark Olson of your character who will appear in Lady Hollywood Issue 2.

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