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Noir City is a 22 page comic book about a vigilante named the Jacket and his quest to take down the mob who killed his friend. Read more

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Noir City is a 22 page comic book about a vigilante named the Jacket and his quest to take down the mob who killed his friend.

Springfield, MO Comics
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Overview

Noir City #2 is the second issue of the Noir City series and picks up right where the first issue left off. Our goal for the Kickstarter is to raise $4,500 in 30 days in order to pay Nathan for his work, get the issue printed which will be 22-pages of fully colored story and a few more pages of bonus content, and shipping the comics out to you.

While Rich and Cody were exceptionally happy with the first issue, the second promises to be even better! The script is much tighter than the first and has a faster flow. New artist Nathan Judah has joined the team (check out his website!) and put together a gorgeous issue with incredibly detailed pages. His pencils and inks are good enough on their own, but the coloring is elegant and beautiful. Actually, take a look in the following video.

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The issue is completely done already. We are raising money to compensate Nathan for all of his hard work and to pay to print the comic. As soon as the project is funded, it goes off to the printer, so the turn around time is as short as possible. 

While this is the second issue of a series, it has been written to be completely accessible to new backers as well. If you haven't read the first issue, you can pick it up on Comixology or you can choose our $30 reward that includes the first issue along with the second issue!

Also, check out our website at http://www.noircitycomicbook.com/

Cover for Noir City #2
Cover for Noir City #2

The Story

Previously: A mysterious stranger named Glen is stabbed while saving a woman named Amanda Wolfe from being mugged. Amanda takes Glen to her mansion, fixes his wounds, and offers him payment in the form of a vintage leather jacket lying in a pile of junk. Glen learns that Amanda was a member of the mob who has made some powerful enemies and that he is invulnerable when he wears the leather jacket. The issue ends with Glen vowing to avenge her death by taking the fight to the mob.

This issue: All good noir is a slow burn where the backgrounds of characters are revealed in small snapshots and Noir City is no different. Our first issue presented Glen as a haunted man, but it's unclear why. This issue, we learn more about our mysterious protagonist and his background. We also discover that Amanda might be more than she seems. 

Stretch Goals

Once we reach $6,000 we’ll increase the page count by 4 pages, including a bookend story about the occult sleuth Revolver 666 (think Humphrey Bogart as a supernatural detective). We can also afford a higher quality printing of the issue resulting in better paper and a faster turn around time.

At $8,000 we will increase the page count by another 4 pages, including a lead into the second issue of Noir City. 

If we should reach $10,000 we will produce issue #3 as well. 

Characters

The Jacket
The Jacket

The Jacket – Glen Munny. Powers of the Miracle by wearing his jacket. On a quest to destroy the mob and avenge Amanda Wolfe's death.

Vincent Charge
Vincent Charge

Vincent Charge - powerful mob boss. One third of the triumvirate of mob bosses that control Noir City. 

Domino
Domino

Domino - hit man charged with taking out the Jacket. He seems to have some history with the Jacket.

Deidra Fate
Deidra Fate

Deidra Fate – Deidra is a powerful empath and can manipulate emotion. She prides herself on being able to an individual’s emotional “core” and, with effort, bring it to the surface. Under duress loses control of her powers and makes those in a close vicinity of her highly unstable, bringing out their inhabited true nature. Deidra is an independent contractor “extractionist” who often works for the Family in Noir City. She is the female foil for The Jacket. (Looks like a brown eyed Gene Tierney)

Amanda Wolfe
Amanda Wolfe

Amanda Wolfe - murdered in issue #1, but the ghost of her lingers.

Winston Hudson
Winston Hudson

Winston Hudson - the best damn cop in all of Noir City. 

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??? - And then there's this guy. 

Rewards

$5 - Digital copy of the comic. 

$7 - Digital copies of both issue 1 and 2.

$10 - Digital copy and print copy of issue #2.

$15 - Signed copy of issue #2

$20 - Access to exclusive digital content including production, character designs, short stories set in the universe, and other content! Both print and digital copies of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

$25 - 8x10 black and white picture of the Jacket from the first page of Noir City #2. Access to exclusive digital content including production, character designs, short stories set in the universe, and other content! Both print and digital copies of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

8x10 The Jacket poster
8x10 The Jacket poster

$30 - For those who missed the first issue of Noir City! Issues #1 and #2! Access to exclusive digital content. PLUS digital copy of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping.

Revolver 666 Poster
Revolver 666 Poster

$35 - Get an exclusive Revolver 666 poster. Print edition of Noir City #2. Digital copy of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

$50 - WOWZERS THIS ONE IS COOL! 80 page special tradepaperback edition of Noir City. Contains BOTH issues #1 and #2 of Noir City along with LOTS of bonus material!

$75 - For the sketch hounds out there! An original sketch from Nathan Judah. Access to exclusive digital content including production, character designs, short stories set in the universe, podcasts, and other content! Both print and digital copies of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

$200 - The total package - An original sketch from Nathan Judah. 80 page special tradepaperback edition of Noir City. Contains BOTH issues #1 and #2 of Noir City along with LOTS of bonus material! Access to exclusive digital content including production, character designs, short stories set in the universe, podcasts, and other content! Both color print and digital copies of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Poster of the Jacket versus Domino. 8x10 black and white Jacket picture. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

$3,000 - RETAILER SPECIAL - comic signing at YOUR store with Cody, Rich, and Nathan. Includes TEN copies of 80 page special tradepaperback edition of Noir City. Contains BOTH issues #1 and #2 of Noir City along with LOTS of bonus material! Limited to locations in the US.

Risks and challenges

The project is already completed and ready to go to the printer. So, the only "risk" is on the printing of the issues. We used Ka-Blam at the end of our first Kickstarter and they were great.

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    APRIL FOOL'S SPECIAL! - DUNCAN'S ART! A special artwork commission from Duncan (age: 16 months old). In addition, you get a print edition of Noir City #2. Digital copy of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping. This one is a steal of a deal considering the artwork is PRICELESS!

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    APRIL FOOL'S SPECIAL! - CODY'S COMICS! Receive one comic book from Cody's personal collection along with a brief essay detailing why it is a personal favorite of his. In addition, you get a print edition of Noir City #2. Digital copy of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping.

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    APRIL FOOL'S SPECIAL! - YOUR CHOICE OF APRIL FOOLS REWARD PLUS A SKETCH! An original sketch from Nathan Judah along with whatever April Fool's reward you'd like. Access to exclusive digital content including production, character designs, short stories set in the universe, podcasts, and other content! Both print and digital copies of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. Free shipping in the U.S. and plus $10 for international shipping

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    APRIL FOOL'S SPECIAL! - The leather jacket that inspired the Jacket character from Rich's own closet! Also, you get Duncan's art, an audio drama recording of issues 1 and 2 performed by Cody Walker, a video eulogy, and the fanfiction of your choice read by Cody Walker! In addition, you get a print edition of Noir City #1 and #2. Digital copy of the comic and a thanks on the website and in the issue. This one is a steal of a deal considering the artwork is PRICELESS!

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