Histories greatest figures of myth and legends have been brought back to life - to fight!
In the year 2069 the Xtreme Champion Tournament (XCT) has cloned some of the pasts greatest heroes, villains and monsters. Caged and forced to comply, they have only one choice - to compete in the most brutal sport in the world as a part of the XCT!
XCT: Breakout is a perfect jumping on point for the series!
After an explosion rocks the XCT arena Spartacus and his team find themselves the only barrier between the bloodthirsty monsters and villains, and the world outside of the arena.
Can they stop the fiends from escaping, or will the villainous cloned warriors be free to once again wreak havoc on the world?
Praise and Acclaim
"Xtreme Champion Tournament: Spartacus is everything I wanted it to be. Badass, Brutal & Bloody!" - Dan 'Agron' Feuerriegel (STARZ Spartacus actor)
"I picked up my copy of XCT and what I got was a page turning twist on an already incredible story with shit hot artwork to boot. The creators have taken the legend of Spartacus and created something new and exciting." - Barry 'Lugo' Duffield (STARZ Spartacus actor)
"Great series with a completely fresh story line for the comic world. The artwork is fantastic, and story line brilliant." - Belinda McInerney
XCT: Breakout is a 64 page full colour graphic novel printed on 150gsm glossy interior paper and a 250gsm cardstock cover. For those unfamiliar with gsm it is very high end paper, providing the best quality finish.
This first edition is being published by Australia's most successful collectible business COMICS2MOVIES. If the initial target is met this first edition will be limited to only 1000 standard copies and 500 variant copies. It will also be printed in extremely high quality, but if we are able to gain more funds and reach some of our stretch goals then you will see the book increase in size, cover type, pages and edition.
Below you can checkout the first 5 pages.
Shaun Keenan (Paulet) - Creator/Editor - Creator of the XCT universe and general story line. I have been working on the XCT universe over the past 5 years and am currently working on a second title Sci-Fi title called Terralympus that was successfully released in December 2018.
Alex Malyshev - Artist - Alex has been a freelance artist for the last 6 years working with pencils, inks colours and digital media. He has done work for a lot of independent publishers including Champion Comics, been a cover artist for the independent series 5 Star and Angelica Regins and is currently working on a Sci-fi series called Metamora. As a young artist Alex has great potential within the comic industry and we can't wait to show you what he has been working on for us.
Ben Rosenthal - Writer - Ben has been a comic book writer for several years producing his own comics, working on the Australian comic series Killeroo and even doing a short story within the XCT universe. Ben also hosts the podcast Hack the Dino and is extremely talented in writing, editing and critiquing written work.
Wilson Go - Colourist - Wilson has jumped back on board to do the colours for this XCT graphic novel. We know he does a fantastic job in making all the characters jump right off the page and hit you in the face and this book is no exception.
Przemyslaw R. Dedelis - Letterer - PR will be providing the amazing letters for the project and has worked on several independent graphic novels both as an artist and letterer.
Our rewards include the digital and hard copies of the XCT: Breakout graphic novel.
We have got a Kickstarter exclusive variant cover that be will limited to only 500 copies. This amazing cover is done by Australian artist Ash Madi and coloured by Alex Sollazzo. This is a must for any collector.
You can double up with a mate and get two copies of the XCT: Breakout at a crazy reduced cost of only $40. Plus we ship to anywhere in the world.
Both copies of XCT: Breakout for a steal
As well as physical and digital copies of our entire XCT series.
Be super cool and get your exclusive XCT: Breakout T-Shirt. We have this a a combo deal with both the physical and digital versions of XCT: Breakout and either T-Shirt for a sweet price of $75 or you can add the T-Shirt to any other reward for $50.
Another one of our premier rewards is to have yourself drawn into the next graphic novel as a background character. This is your chance to be famous and you never know you might even get a line or two. Below is an example out of our series XCT of how it may look in our next graphic novel.
If your a budding writer then this reward is for you. Ben Rosenthal will take time out of his busy writing schedule to give you three rounds of critiques on any script you have written. With years of professional experience this is a great reward at a fraction of the price you would be charged for this type of service. Be quick as these are super exclusive.
One of the final rewards is the whole COMIS2MOVIES graphic novel catalog which includes XCT: Breakout, XCT: Most Wanted, Terralympus and Deadman's Land. On top of that you will get the exclusive enamel pin set, both Lozen 8 x 10 cosplay photos, a A5 print and a amazing digital sketch commission by Alex Malshev.
More, more, more sketch rewards.....
Grab either Chamba's Spartacus Sketch Cover, Ken Lashley's Baykok Sketch Cover or Lauren Marshall's Spartacus Sketch Cover for $175. The reward also includes both digital and physical rewards of XCT: Breakout and the set of exclusive enamel pins.
The final reward is a one of a kind original sketch cover by the amazing Australian talent Martin Abel. Martin has done work for Zenescope, gaming companies and is extremely hard to get originals off due to his super busy schedule. So if art is your choice then this reward is for you, reward also includes the exclusive enamel pin set and both the digital and printed versions of XCT: Breakout.
NEW AND LIMITED REWARD!
This new and amazing reward let's you design your own exclusive cover. Pick from one of the COMICS2MOVIES team to do your cover (or if your an artist do it yourself), you tell the artist what you want on the cover e.g Walking Dead #1 homage, Zombie versions of the characters etc, we will get it coloured and print a limited run of copies. This will be the full 64 page graphic novel with your cover design!
With this reward you get 5 copies included (but can print more upon request at the price of wholesale + 30%), you will also get a digital hi-res file of your cover design along with a A5 print, the PDF and standard cover of XCT: Breakout, the set of enamel pins, an exclusive Ash Madi A5 print, both cosplay 8 x 10 photos and a thankyou on our website Kickstarter Hall of Fame.
These are strictly limited to two backers so this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Exclusive XCT individual pins can be added to any physical reward level for an extra $10 each or the set of three for $25.
Permain Basin Comic Con Exclusive Comic
XCT: Reborn Blank Sketch Cover
Add on either Terralympus our 48 page black and white Sci-Fi graphic novel for $20 or our full colour 116 page exclusive limited run horror graphic novel Deadman's Land for only $25.
Included in our stretch goals are THREE benchmarks: $5,000, $6,000 & $7,500. Hitting these goals will allows us to reward backers with additional items and increase the size of the current issue with a short story from the XCT universe. Also if we get to $10,000 we will have an awesome reward for everyone but news on that to come.
$5,000 - EXCLUSIVE XCT STICKER - Everyone who contributes $25 or more will receive an official Xtreme Champion Tournament Sticker
$6,000 - BONUS A5 ART PRINT - Everyone who contributed $25 or more will receive an exclusive Ash Madi art print
$7,500 - BOOK CONTENT UPGRADE! - Bonus pages for every reader. Once this goal is unlocked EVERY BACKER will have 10 pages of a bonus short story added to their copy of the book at no additional cost.
$10,000 - ????
Things to Remember
Some things to remember -
1) Prices are in Australian dollars so to all our US and international backers everything is 20-25% or more cheaper for you due to the exchange rate.
2) Pledge early and help spread the word, as this helps our Kickstarter stay at the top of the projects list longer and will also helps us endeavor to reach our goal.
3) The more we make the more you get. If we are able to reach our goal and beyond our stretch goals then we will load you guys up with some extras.
4) You are not charged until the end of the Kickstarter so pledging early doesn't mean you will be charged straight away.
5) We are always here to answer any questions. The team will always be on hand to answer any questions which include add on's, specials and anything else about the project or story.
Risks and challenges
The delivery date for almost all rewards will be in late April of 2019. After the campaign is over, I'll be keeping everyone up to date on the printing schedules for the book and all the rewards as we go along.
With the pencil, ink illustrations and lettering already done, all that's left is the design/layout work for the interior of the book. The turnaround on printing for the books is about 2-3 weeks and will be done as soon as this campaign ends, once received packing and shipping all those cool rewards will take about 2-4 weeks to action.
You know how nothing in life EVER goes perfectly smooth, right? Well, just to give you all a heads up, if there are shipment schedule issues or challenges with the printers, or those pesky day-to-day challenges, I know how to stick it out, get the work done, make it look great and meet those deadlines! I have done it before and will do it again!!
I believe that transparency is key in a venture like this, so again, I'll be keeping everyone informed as we make our way through this fun project. Thanks for all your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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