Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A story about redemption, mortality and about how far one Aboriginal-Australian detective would go to save his people from extinction.
A story about redemption, mortality and about how far one Aboriginal-Australian detective would go to save his people from extinction.
135 backers pledged €4,079 to help bring this project to life.

About

THE RESURRECTED #1 - A dark sci-fi thriller project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

THE RESURRECTED #1 - A dark sci-fi thriller

€4,079

135

Welcome all to our Kickstarter for issue one of The Resurrected; a dark sci-fi thriller set in a near future where the dead don’t always stay dead. We're all incredibly excited to inch a little closer to finally publishing the first issue in the series, and we want to thank all of you who have chosen to support our endeavor, even it that means simply sharing this page with your friends and followers.

Issue #1 Cover A by Crizam Zamora

Variant Cover by Ariela Kristantina & Bryan Valenza

The year is 2037, and the world, as we know it, has changed dramatically. Of all the colossal technological advancements of the age, the most significant came from Drexler Nanotech Corporation (DNC), who created a serum engineered to resurrect the dead. Facing ethical implications from worldwide condemnation, the serum was ultimately banned the world over.

This is the world that Cain Duluth, an Aboriginal-Australian detective, and Akimi Ozaki, his Japanese-American partner, live in. Working for the Special Division for the Resurrected (SDR) in Nova Lucis (the newly created United Nations city-state off the east coast of the United States),  the SDR's mission is to pursue and permanently detain ‘Rezzies' (individuals who have been resurrected using the banned serum).

When investigating the brutal murder of a Rezzy, Cain and Akimi clash with DNC and its enigmatic CEO, Xander Calypse, and uncover a plot that will bring Cain's people to certain extinction.

In order to succeed, Cain must reconcile his past and overcome the loss of his family, victims of DNC's techno-plague.

The Resurrected is a full-colour series consisting of five 22 page issues. The creative team hails from across the globe, making this truly an international affair. The art for the first two issues is already completed. The next step is to print and distribute the first issue, which is where you guys come in. With your support, I can take pre-orders for the The Resurrected comic and merchandise and publish the first issue soon after. 

Our goal of €3,000 will be to cover the printing, packing and shipping of The Resurrected issue one, as well as the additional Kickstarter rewards created. Also included are the fees that Kickstarter and Amazon take for using this service. If we go beyond our initial goal of €3,000, those funds will go towards the printing and publishing the remaining books in the series.

Writer/Creator: Christian Carnouche. Christian is an Australian working at the United Nations in The Netherlands. He blogs about vintage Star Wars collectibles, collects comics and is working on the second draft of his first novel. Christian has a background in philosophy and criminology; two subjects which he explores in this series.

Penciller/Inker/Cover: Crizam Zamora is a Uruguayan living in Portugal and has previously worked on titles such as Vampirella, The Precinct & The Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro

Colours: Brazilian Salvatore Aiala has worked on series such as Z Nation, James Bond: Felix Leiter and The Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro

Letterer/Designer: Cardinal Rae is an American who has lettered books such as Rose, Crowded, Bingo Love, and Superman: The Coming of the Supermen.Yes, the image below represents her exact likeness..

Editor: Along with writing a number of  popular comics, such as Charmed and M3, American Erica Schultz is the editor of Bingo Love, Retail and RISE: Comics Against Bullying. Erica also participated in the first DC Comics' Writers' Workshop class taught by Scott Snyder in 2016.

Variant Cover: Ariela Kristantina is a talented Indonesian artist who has worked for publishers such as Marvel, Boom! Studios and Dark Horse Comics. She is the artist on the popular series, InSEXts for Aftershock Comics.

Bryan Valenza is an Indonesian colourist who has worked for Zenescope, Top Cow and Aftershock Comics.

Print Artist: Michael Montenat is an American artist and painter who has worked for IDW, Top Cow, Legendary, Monkeybrain, Spacegoat, Darby Pop, BOOM! and Universal Studios Japan. 

The Resurrected delves into dark social-political issues, most significantly those dealing with the colonisation of Australia and the treatment of the local Indigenous population.

One of the story’s main goals is to illustrate how the centuries' old invasion of Australia by England has had destructive and lasting effects on the Indigenous population. In addition, Indigenous-Australians are poorly represented in comics and media as a whole. When they are shown, the characters are often presented in an offensive manner. I'm happy to see some change in this, more recently with television shows like Cleverman that tackle the stereotypes and lack of representation that have been perpetuated. We aim to do the same with this series. 

The story of The Resurrected is incredibly personal for Christian Carnouche, the writer of the series. The plight of Australia’s Indigenous population disturbs him, and he has a general feeling of anxiety about the rising wave of xenophobia that is sweeping the world. Although he is not Indigenous himself, he grew up in an area of Sydney with a large Indigenous population. He's witnessed the racism and prejudice that many Indigenous experience. Our aim is to increase global awareness of this situation. Here's a blog article that Christian wrote on this exact issue:

A White Australian creating Indigenous characters

He also discussed Indigenous issues during a recent podcast appearance:

Creator Talks Podcast – Christian Carnouche and The Resurrected

  PRINT

Check out this stunning print reward by Michael Montenat that is offered as a reward.  

Cain Duluth: Cain is an Aboriginal-Australian detective and one of the world’s last surviving Australians after the population was obliterated during the techno-plague of 2032. Although Cain would do anything to get his family back, he is against the resurrection serum and similar nano-technologies, as they were responsible for the destruction of of his homeland. In the process, he'll learn about his heritage and what it means to be Aboriginal.

Xander Calypse: Xander is the enigmatic CEO of the all-powerful Drexler Nanotech Corporation, the company responsible for creating both the banned resurrection serum and the weaponised nanobots that destroyed Australia. Although DNC has been heavily criticised for its reckless development of certain technologies, it is credited with designing nano-technologies that have eliminated disease, famine and pollution. Xander is intensely driven and has little empathy for others. He would do absolutely anything to achieve his goals, but what does a man who is wealthy beyond belief still desire?

Akimi Ozaki: Akimi is Cain’s Japanese-American partner at the SDR. She's easy-going and laid back, balancing Cain's intensity. She was a detective with the LAPD before transferring to the UN city-state of Nova Lucis not long after the 2032 techno-terrorist attack. Akimi is dedicated to the word of the law and in contrast to her technophobe partner Cain, she has embraced the massive leaps in nanotechnology that have improved her chances of catching crooks. Although Cain’s rigidity often annoys her, Akimi has his back, no matter what.

OTHER IMPORTANT PLAYERS

As the campaign progresses, we'll be revealing more about these mysterious characters:

If we are lucky enough to exceed our initial target of 3000 euros, we'll have several stretch goal rewards in store for all of our backers.

REVIEWS

Comicsverse - The Resurrected 1 - Revitalizing The Zombie Apocalypse

Graphic Policy - Review: The Resurrected

Fanbase Press - ‘THE RESURRECTED #1:’ ADVANCE COMIC BOOK REVIEW

Drunken Pen Writing - Indie Comic Book Review: The Resurrected #1

Comic Bastards - REVIEW: THE RESURRECTED #1

World comic Book Review - The Resurrected #1 (Review)

Reading With A Flight Ring -  The Resurrected #1

Amazing Tales - THE RESURRECTED #1

Super Serious Indie Comic Review - The Resurrected by Christian Carnouche – MQ Review

Impulse Gamer - THE RESURRECTED #1 REVIEW

Australian Comics Journal: REVIEW: The Resurrected

INTERVIEWS


Creator Talks Podcast – Christian Carnouche and The Resurrected

Comic Books and Movie Reviews – THE RESURRECTED – A MESSAGE REBORN

CHRISTIAN CARNOUCHE INTERVIEW – THE RESURRECTED

IMPORTANT NOTE ON POSTAGE

Before we get into the story specifics, we have to make a couple of important announcements. Firstly, in regards to postage costs. I have organised a fulfillment centre to distribute most of the rewards, which will significantly cut down shipping costs for you all.

ORDERING ADDITIONAL REWARDS

Also, once the Kickstarter is finished, all backers will be sent email surveys to confirm what you ordered. YOU MUST FILL OUT THE SURVEY TO GET YOUR REWARDS.

We will also be using 'backerkit,' which will allow you to add rewards to your initial order, even after the Kickstarter campaign has finished. If you do choose to add to your order, postage costs may increase based on the parcel weight.

Thanks and see you all on the other side!

Music for the introduction video: "Devastation and Revenge" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Risks and challenges

Issues one and two are complete. The most significant obstacle we've identified is the potential cost of international shipping. The creators and our supporters are based all around the world - including the U.S, Australia, Europe and South America. We've recruited a fulfillment company that will be handling packing and shipping rewards to our supporters outside of The Netherlands.

Despite being a reputable company, there are always issues and risks that come up. I will do my best to minimise any potential delays and keep all backers updated with any and all problems that may come up.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About $1.13

    Our eternal gratitude!

    Our eternal gratitude for supporting The Resurrected and helping bring our project to life.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €4 or more About $5

    Digital Backer

    Digital PDF version of The Resurrected #1 to read on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    48 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €7 or more About $8

    Deluxe Digital Backer

    Digital version of the script for issue #1, plus the PDF version of the comic.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    10 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge €9 or more About $10

    Print Edition

    Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover), plus the PDF version of the comic.

    Includes:
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    33 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €12 or more About $14

    Print Edition Deluxe

    Print version of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic and the digital version of the script.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €17 or more About $19

    Print Edition Deluxe and Mini-Print

    Print version of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    Includes:
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €19 or more About $21

    Variant Cover Edition

    Print version of the variant cover edition of The Resurrected #1. Also includes the PDF version of the comic.

    Includes:
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €33 or more About $37

    Variant Cover Deluxe Edition & MiniPrint

    Print version of both cover versions of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    Includes:
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    20 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €129 or more About $146

    Play a background character in Issue #3

    Have your likeness depicted as a background character in Issue #3.

    Also includes the print version of both cover versions of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    The majority of this reward will be delivered in July 2018, however you will not appear as a character until Issue #3.

    Includes:
    • Play a background character in Issue #3
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 3 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €179 or more About $202

    Play a minor character in Issue #3

    Have your likeness depicted as a minor character in Issue #3. Please note that these minor characters may only appear briefly in the comic.

    Also includes the print version of both cover versions of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    The majority of this reward will be delivered in July 2018, however you will not appear as a character until Issue #3.

    Includes:
    • Play a minor character in Issue #3
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €399 or more About $451

    Producer Bundle

    Named as a producer in the inside cover credits and on our website!

    Your likeness depicted as a background character in Issue #3. Please note that these minor characters may only appear briefly in the comic.

    Early and free access to all digital issues for The Resurrected #1-5.

    Also includes the print version of both cover versions of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    Includes:
    • Named as a producer
    • Play a background character in Issue #3
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • Free access to all digital issues for The Resurrected
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €449 or more About $508

    Retailer Advertisement

    One page full colour advertisement on the back cover of the both physical and digital editions of the comic (ad to be provided by the pledger and the final version must be approved by us).

    Also includes the print version of both cover versions of The Resurrected #1, the PDF version of the comic, digital version of the script and an awesome mini-print by Michael Montenat.

    Early and free access to all digital issues for The Resurrected #1-5.

    Includes:
    • Retailer Advertisement
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (regular cover)
    • Print version of The Resurrected #1 (variant cover)
    • PDF copy of The Resurrected #1
    • PDF of the script for Issue #1
    • Mini-Print by Michael Montenat
    • Free access to all digital issues for The Resurrected
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)