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Our comic Brooklyn Gladiator is the lovechild of Orwell, Huxley and stoner conspiracy theories.
Our comic Brooklyn Gladiator is the lovechild of Orwell, Huxley and stoner conspiracy theories.
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Brooklyn Gladiator is a comic created by Dan Fogler, illustrated by Tom Hodges, and written by Dan Fogler and Andrew Harrison.

More crust than pizza. More sick than healthy. More fluff than substance. Welcome to New York. You might survive the people, but you'll never get past the wall.

One of our covers by Glen Fabry!
One of our covers by Glen Fabry!

Brooklyn Gladiator is the lovechild of Orwell, Huxley and stoner conspiracy theories. It imagines a future dystopian New York in which nanites do all the work, chemtrails have become an all-consuming fog, and the constant threat of war ensures an isolationist government's absolute power.

John Miller is public enemy number one. He fights nanite-enhanced maniacs in the underground gladiator circuit and sells bootleg drugs far less contaminated than the government's brand. Psychic abilities have surfaced in John's mind, allowing him to bypass the state's tech and access ancient knowledge. John's talents will send him on a journey against the machines that govern his city as he deconstructs their regime and the very concept of civilization.

Brooklyn Gladiator was created by actor/writer/director Dan Fogler. Making an exceptional transition from theater to film and television, Tony award-winning actor Dan Fogler has most recently been seen starring opposite Josh Duhamel in SCENIC ROUTE, and in DON PEYOTE, a film which Dan also directed, wrote, produced, and starred in opposite Topher Grace and Anne Hathaway. He was also the lead in TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, BALLS OF FURY and FANBOYS. 

Aside from his work in features, Dan can currently be seen as one of the leads on ABC's new drama series, SECRETS & LIES, opposite Ryan Phillippe and Juliette Lewis. He’s also a recurring character on ABC’s THE GOLDBERGS as the hilarious “Uncle Marvin.” Previously, he starred on NBC's critically acclaimed series, HANNIBAL, and on the ABC sitcom MAN UP!

Finished/inked page by artist Tom Hodges.
Finished/inked page by artist Tom Hodges.
Finished/inked page by artist Tom Hodges.
Finished/inked page by artist Tom Hodges.
Character design by artist Tom Hodges.
Character design by artist Tom Hodges.
One of our Brooklyn Gladiator covers.
One of our Brooklyn Gladiator covers.
Another one of our Brooklyn Gladiator covers.
Another one of our Brooklyn Gladiator covers.

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Artist Tom Hodges is on board and has begun the book. Once it's complete all we need to do is find a printer. We're prepared to get this book done and send out rewards no matter what!

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    You get your name in the Thanks section of the book and a thank you tweet from Dan!

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    Digital package including PDF copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1 and Brooklyn Gladiator desktop wallpaper.

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    A copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    A signed DVD of Dan's film Don Peyote and a copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    A signed hardcover copy of Moon Lake Vol. 2 and a copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    Signed and numbered print (11" x 17") of Darth Vader by artist Tom Hodges. Looks like this:
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    A character in Brooklyn Gladiator will be modeled after your look! You will also receive a signed Brooklyn Gladiator poster and a copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    Original signed artwork of "John Miller, Hero" (11" x 17", pen/ink/marker on Bristol) by artist Tom Hodges. Looks like this:
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    A MAIN character in Brooklyn Gladiator (within the first 4 issues) will be created in your likeness! You will also receive a signed copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    You get to chill with Dan Fogler AND a MAIN character in Brooklyn Gladiator (within the first 4 issues) will be created in your likeness! You will also receive a signed copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    We'll ADVERTISE the crap out of your product in our BOOK! Plus you get to chill with Dan Fogler over a beer or a joint! You will also receive a signed copy of Brooklyn Gladiator #1, signed by Dan Fogler.

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    THE ULTIMATE GLADIATOR REWARD
    While Tom Hodges pencils and inks digitally, he will be doing the grey tones/color accents on full size 11” x 17” prints with Copic and Prismacolor markers. This reward will consist of ALL of the pages Tom does for Issue 1 (Over 30 pages at this point. each page will be signed and numbered "1 of 1") and a one of a kind 11” x 17” Pin Up of YOU fighting alongside The Brooklyn Gladiator and a hero of your choice! Batman, Captain America… Iron Man… Hellboy… Han Solo! You name it!

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