Looking to build upon the success of our last successful Kickstarter campaign, TITAN THE ULTRA MAN #2, I have a BRAND NEW title that I am excited about...STREETZ!! This series has it all - action, crime, mystery and much more!
WHAT IS "STREETZ"?
STREETZ is a new action/thriller that focuses on the gritty underbelly of the urban streets. A wave of deaths after the release of a new designer street drug targeting the urban community is the catalyst that kicks off the story. But we will quickly find out that things are not what they appear as a sinister plot is revealed that will put these heroes to the ultimate test.
This four issue mini-series brings together all of the major African-American heroes in my comics universe and shines a spotlight on the Street-level characters for the first time! The mysterious death of an inner city hero puts in motion the gathering of the Greatest Heroes of All to solve the crime! Titan the Ultra Man! Nia X! Hannibal! Nimrod the Hunter! The Liberators and many others will be introduced as the series progresses.
One of the characters you can expect to see in STREETZ includes:
STREETZ was written and created by yours truly but the real stars of this show are my team of co-creators. The members of the team include:
Miguel Angel Ruiz - Penciller
Cristian Docolomansky - Inker
Samuel Salguero/Kirsty Swan - Colorists
Shawn DePasquale - Lettering/Edits
This first issue cover was created by the great Mshindo Kuumba featuring Titan the Ultra Man, Nia X, Nimrod the Hunter, Scout and Hannibal.
The purpose of this Kickstarter is to raise funds to cover the coloring & lettering of the last few pages and to get the book printed. Also, I believe Kickstarter is a great way to introduce this new series to a large, diverse audience that I am sure will love it. Check out a few pages of the interior art that will be in STREETZ #1:
The minimum that is needed is $1,800 (minus the 5% Kickstarter fee) but we are hoping to raise $4,000 or more. At that higher amount, we can fully produce the second issue of STREETZ and operate more effectively to publish this book.
Here are the rewards that will be offered for the STREETZ #1 Kickstarter:
* $1 - Thank You (Social Media)
*$5 - Digital PDF Copy of STREETZ #1
*$10 - Welcome to the Neighborhood
*$20 - Around The Way Pack (Digital PDF/Print Copy and Collector Card Set and Thank You Mention in the Physical Book)
*$25 - On The Block (Uptown/Nimrod the Hunter Set)
*$25 - On The Block (Midtown/Nia X Set)
*$25 - On The Block (Downtown/Hannibal Set)
*$30 - Advent Comics Starter Kit (STREETZ #1 Digital PDF & Print Copy + FIVE Advent Comics Titles in both Digital PDF/Print and Thank You Mention in the Physical Book )
*$40 - Cheers...Drinks On Us! Set (Two custom 16 oz. Pint Glasses, a set of STREETZ Character Coasters, STREETZ #1 Digital PDF & Print Copy and Thank You Mention in the Physical Book)
*$50 - From The Streetz Level
*$60 - Da Block Is Hot! Level
The STREETZ Long-Sleeve Jersey Shirt is created from a Cotton/Polyester blend with total comfort in mind! Available in SM - 5XL in NINE different colors. Colors included are Black, Carolina Blue, Purple, Irish Green, Royal, Cherry Red, Forest Green, Navy & Indigo Blue.
*$80 - Reppin' Your Hood
The STREETZ Hoodie is made of a preshrunk Cotton/Polyester blend that features Titan, Nia X, Hannibal, Nimrod and Scout. It comes in four colors in this reward level - Forest Green, Orange, Cherry Red & Royal.
*$100 or More - The Plug!
This reward level gives you...well everything! There is even a choice of SIX premium colors (Black, Purple, Navy, Red, Light Blue and Irish Green) available of the STREETZ Hoodie.
*$200 or More - Da Bag!!
EVERYTHING PLUS THE KITCHEN SINK!! You get the Hoodie (any color), the Shirt (any color), the Custom Barware/Coaster Set, the Commemorative Print, 11" x 17" Group Poster, Collector Card Set and a Thank You Mention in the Physical Book.
But wait, there's more! Remember I said the kitchen sink was included?! Well, here is the sink...the Complete Advent Comics Universe Print Comic Book Line!! You will receive:
- ADVENT UNIVERSE HANDBOOK x1
- ADVENT COMICS SPOTLIGHT x3
- BLACK STAR LINE x3
- COSMOS x4
- COSMOS HANDBOOK x2
- COSMOS: OMNI x1
- DARKLIGHT & CREW x2
- FIST OF THE DRAGON x1
- PROJECT: HOMELAND x1
- SAVIOR x2
- THE HIT SQUAD x1
- THE REGULATORS x1
- THE WAR GUARD x2
- TITAN THE ULTRA MAN x2
This reward level is valued at over $400 (a savings of $200 dollars)!
Three lucky backers have the chance to get the ULTRA LIMITED reward - THE KING PEN!! If you pledge $500 or more, you will be written into the story as a MAJOR PLAYER in the series and as a RECURRING CHARACTER in the Advent Comics Universe!! Furthermore, you will also receive:
- STREETZ #1 Print Copy
- STREETZ #1 Digital PDF
- STREETZ Hoodie
- STREETZ Long-Sleeve Jersey Shirt
- Print Copies of BLACK STAR LINE 1-3
- Print Copy of TITAN THE ULTRA MAN #2 (Titan)
- Print Copy of COSMOS #2 (Nimrod the Hunter)
- Print Copy of SPOTLIGHT #2 (Nia X)
- Print Copy of THE REGULATORS #1 (Hannibal)
- Print Copy of HOMELAND #0 (Scout)
- 11" x 17" Streetz Group Poster by Mshindo Kuumba
- Commemorative Print
- Custom Barware and Coaster Set
- Collector's Card Set
- Complete Print Set of Advent Universe Comic Books
- An Original Page of STREETZ #1 Interior Art
- "Thank You" mention as a Backer in the Physical Book
The first stretch goal that I have will be revealed if we reach $2,500. But the goal that I am REALLY excited about will be revealed if we reach $4,000 or more. Hint, it allows us to get to work on STREETZ #2. We already have the script completed and one of the covers is previewed below. So please pledge and support us so that we can bring you the next issue of the series!!
Risks and challenges
There are always some risks but we have taken into account most of them.
All of the pages are drawn (except for the three possible backer pages) with only nine pages left to color and then letter so there is little risk involved.
Our last Kickstarter was successfully funded and we shipped all packages out ahead of our estimated window. The plan being on doing the same for this one.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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