About this project
Metal Made Flesh is a cyberpunk space opera that has been likened to "Bladerunner meets Game of Thrones."
Chased to the brink of extinction, Humanity is forced to take refuge in Tuaoni, a sprawling city on the black market trading hub Equan Yas. Reduced to extreme poverty, and treated as second class citizens by the planet’s inhabitants, humans must fight to survive.
The series centres on three main characters, the cold, merciless cyborg Izobel Vice who loses more of her humanity with each passing upgrade; the psychopathic assassin Phaeon Nex, and Kalibos, a hideous mutant war machine. Book One was released in 2014, and Book two's first edition was successfully Kickstarted in 2015.
Vengeance is the third in the series, centering on Phaeon Nex's quest for revenge. It's also the first story where all three main characters are in the same storyline.
Vengeance features artwork and two stories from series creator Simeon Aston, and series regular Phil Buckenham. It also features one story from fellow Heavy Metal artist Vittorio Astone. If we hit the stretch goals we'll also have work from Josan Gonzalez (The future) and Hector Trunnec (Midnight Persons).
Dependant on stretch goals, Vengeance will feature between 4-6 stories from writers such as 2000AD's TC Eglinton (Judge Dredd, Outlier), Peter Cooper (Telikos Protocol, Drone) and Cy Dethan (Starship Troopers). Main series writer Jeremy Biggs will also be returning for 3 stories.
Stretch Goal Updates!
25/11/16 - we've reached our first stretch goal! Metal Made Flesh will add a brand new story from Cy Dethan and Hector Trunnec! A huge thank you from the whole team!!!
"One amazing sci-fi epic graphic novella... 5/5" -Adrian Mursec Superrobotmayhem.com
“Cyberpunk GOLD... ART in its truest form... a privilege to own work like this.” -Gary Watson Comics Anonymous
“If Blade Runner and Judge Dredd are even remotely your thing, then you will not be disappointed.” -Richard Cosgrove Shadowlocked.com
“Gritty, adult sci-fi with few punches pulled.... cyberpunk with great hardware.” -Strictly Kev (DJ Food), Ninja Tunes
Above are the previous editions of Metal Made Flesh for comparison purposes. Book Rewards are as follows:
Book One, Two and Three are royal size (top-right in the picture above).
Book One, Two and Three, royal size (same size as top-right). If you backed us on the reprint of Metal Made Flesh: Blood and Oil (August 2016) you're hardback will be the same size as the top-right edition.
Book Three only, in a deluxe edition. Includes high quality paper in an oversize format (bottom-right). If you backed us for Metal Made Flesh, or the first print of Blood and Oil, your hardbacks will be the same size as this edition.
Deluxe Hardbacks will come signed.
Book Three only. A4 sized format (bottom-left). If you backed us at the top tiers of Metal Made Flesh reprint, or the first print of Blood and Oil, your hardbacks will be the same size as this edition. Hardbacks will come signed. Limited numbers available.
Super collected edition
All three books in one royal sized volume (same as top-right). 360+ page Hardback edition. Signed. Limited numbers available.
Full Size Replica Weapons
2 x Izobel Vice's Gun by James at IDM Imagineering.
1 x Shotgun sized gun (designed by Simeon Aston - design to be confirmed).
All signed by the artist, Simeon Aston.
1/6 Figurines of Izobel Vice and Phaeon Nex
2 x 12" 1:6 Figurines of Izobel Vice, by Captain Snikt, finished to Hot Toys quality with cloth jacket. Both signed by Simeon Aston.
2 x 12" 1:6 Figurines of Phaeon Nex, by Captain Snikt, finished to Hot Toys quality with cloth jacket. Both signed by Simeon Aston.
Examples of his work are below:
10 x 5" model Starships
Star ships, designed by Simeon Aston. Designs to be confirmed shortly.
Simeon Aston: After a Metal Made Flesh story featured in Heavy Metal magazine, creator Simeon Aston has gone on to work with Grant Morrison on the series "Option 3".
Phil was discovered at conventions that Jeremy and Simeon attended in 2015. They loved his art style and realised that he would fit in right alongside Simeon's artwork.
Vittorio's work was featured in Heavy Metal #272 with his self titled science fiction work "Moth".
Josan Gonzalez (stretch goal)
Chief of Information of Robo-City 16, Illustrator and Grand Archivist. The Robo-President itself has selected him for the important task of creating "The Future is Now".
Artist from Spain, and illustrator on the comic project Midnight Persons.
Ryan Brown was Born 1976 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is a Digital Painter, Cover Artist and Comic Book Colourist. He has worked on comic books , board games , video games, concept art and album covers and worked for Legendary Entertainment, Dark Horse, Vertigo, IDW, 2000ad, Marvel and DC among others. Ryan has been involved with projects as diverse as Mars Attacks, Judge Dredd, Creepy Comics, Ninja Turtles, V-Wars and Jacked.
Cook's art has appeared in the ABC Warriors and Judge Dredd, as Asylum (written by Rob Williams) and Dead Men Walking (written by David Bishop). In 2005, Cook graduated to regular work on the flagship story on 2000 AD, Judge Dredd, mostly to scripts by Gordon Rennie and Simon Spurrier.
With Spurrier he developed new comedy character Harry Kipling. Boo Cook started and contributed to the 2000AD Online Charity Auction.
Cook has also been providing the art for the latest Judge Anderson stories by Alan Grant, and providing cover artwork on titles such as Marvel's X-Factor, the Elephantmen: War Toys prequel mini-series, and subsequently, the interior art for Elephantmen #21. In 2014, he began working on Doctor Who titles for Titan Magazines.
Noel is a traditional British artist and life long Metal and Sci-Fi fan. He created the artwork and concepts for the graphic novel The Industrialist which is written by Burton C Bell, the vocalist of the American Industrial Metal band Fear Factory.
Gary is a familiar face for many comic fans having worked on Star Wars, Judge Dredd, The Filth, The Terminator and many more, alongside writers such as Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison, Dan Abnett and more). His hyper detailed artwork showcases a story written by Cy Dethan.
T.C. Eglinton (stretch goal)
Tom Eglington is an author and illustrator. He has worked for 2000AD, having provided numerous scripts for Judge Dredd, Future Shocks and 3rillers. He has also created two original series, Outlier with artist Karl Richardson, and Blunt with artist Boo Cook. His career at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has seen him work with Steve Yeowell, Robin Smith, John McCrea, Jon Davis-Hunt, Paul Marshall and Lee Carter. He is also the author of two children’s novels, The Spellbound Hotel and The Stolen City. He currently lives in Worthing with his wife, no dogs or cats, and a lump that might be a latent twin.
Writer of the sci-fi graphic novel Telikos Protocol and founder of 3rd Phase Studios.
Cy Dethan is a British writer who began his comics career in 2006 on the Starship Troopers: Extinction Protocol strip for Mongoose Publishing.
In 2007, Cy was hand-picked to take over the reins of Markosia’s flagship ongoing series, Starship Troopers.
He has subsequently written several creator-owned titles for Markosia, including Slaughterman’s Creed, The Indifference Engine and White Knuckle. Cy’s first creator-owned book, Cancertown: An Inconvenient Tooth, was a major independent hit and a sequel, Cancertown: Blasphemous Tumours, was released in November 2012.
Book One: 132 page illustrated Novella
Book Two: 120 page Graphic Novel
Deception: 36 page one shot
Artbook including work from Simeon Aston, John Aggs, Bakki, Ryan Brown, Boo Cook, Hal Laren and Huw-J Matsumura
Bible: A closer look at the world of Tuaoni, including lots of artwork from Simeon Aston.
Interview with Simeon Aston
Risks and challenges
We're a dab hand at Kickstarter now, and since we started we've learned a lot, including having good control over our printing sources, learning how to make tweaks to improve quality, allowing time for any delays in printing, and having backups in case a printer is unable to fulfill on time.
We'll be notifying you at all stages of the Kickstarter how progress is coming along, including an insight into the writing process and showing work in progress pics of the artwork.
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