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A comic book series about a superhero reality show in which the heroes tend to die...a lot.
A comic book series about a superhero reality show in which the heroes tend to die...a lot.
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In the not too distant future, the most popular television show in the world is a superhero reality program called Die Heroes Die.  All of the men are strong, bold, and handsome.  The women all have insanely perfect bodies and the ability to squeeze those bodies into stupidly inappropriate costumes.  Heroes and villains alike are routinely injured and even killed.  But don't worry.  It all turns out okay in the end...well, mostly anyhow.

Die Heroes Die is a three issue series, combined into one 70 page trade paperback, that tells the story of the season finale of the Die Heroes Die television show.  The stars of the show are two heroes, Ultra Girl and Omega Man, and one villain, Miss Evil.  The show follows the adventures of Ultra Girl and Omega Man as they attempt to foil Miss Evil's latest villainous scheme.  But here's the catch...none of them know that their lives are a reality show.  

Now, I know what you're thinking, but you've got nothing to worry about.  This is NOT a series about big and important concepts like the search for self. There will never be a very special issue of Die Heroes Die that features the characters discovering the truth about their world and struggling to come to grips with what that revelation means.  Instead, this series is a sometimes dark, sometimes silly comedy, that is meant to be nothing more than good fun.  I created it because it's the kind of comic that entertains me, and I hope that it will entertain you as well.

How the money will be used: Most of the artwork is complete.  The money from this project will go towards finishing up a handful of interior pages as well as printing costs. Anything left over will be put towards advertising and the production of the next Die Heroes Die series.

Rewards:  If you choose the Custom Cover reward...Cindy will draw just about anything that you like, but no Adults Only material.  If you have any questions about any of the rewards, or if you have an idea for a reward that you'd like to see, please feel free to contact me.

International Orders:   Please add $5 for international orders on all rewards that require shipping.

Cover A - Doomed Heroes

Cover B - Cindy Merhlich

Cover C - Mariah Benes

Cover D - Jaime Tyndall

Sample Pages

ALL NEW REWARDS!

Interior artist Koko Amboro has agreed to sell off his original art from Die Heroes Die. In addition to the three pages of interior art that have already been posted, here are a few more examples of his work from Die Heroes Die. Also available from Mr. Amboro are custom pinups.

$3,500 Stretch Reward

Now that our funding goal has been reached, I'm adding a $3,500 Stretch Reward.  Once we hit $3,500, everyone whose pledge includes a printed copy of the book will receive a free, Halloween themed, Die Heroes Die print.

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    A PDF copy of Die Heroes Die. ALL other rewards also include a PDF copy of the comic.

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    A printed copy of Die Heroes Die with your choice of cover A, B, or C

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    A printed copy of Die Heroes Die featuring Cover D

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    Two printed copies of Die Heroes Die with your choice of covers.

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    Four printed copies of Die Heroes Die, including one copy of each cover.

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    Appear in the comic as a background character and receive a printed copy of the comic with your choice of covers.

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    Appear in the comic as a character with a line of dialogue and receive a printed copy of the comic with your choice of covers.

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    Appear in the comic as a character with a line of dialogue and receive a printed copy of the comic with your choice of covers.

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    Own a piece of original art! Interior artist Koko Amboro has agreed to sell off his original pages of Die Heroes Die. If there are multiple backers of this reward, pages will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The first backer of this reward will get first choice of pages. Then the second backer will get to choose, and so on. The selection process will begin after the project is completed and everyone has received their copy of the book. The reward also includes a copy of the comic with the cover of your choice.

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    Become a super villain (or hero)! Original pinup from interior artist Koko Amboro! Mr. Amboro will create a custom pinup of you as a super villain or super hero. Or, if you prefer, a custom pinup of one of the Die Heroes Die characters. This reward also includes a copy of the comic with the cover of your choice.

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    Early Bird Cover Special. Just one available at this price. Design your own cover! Cover artist Cindy Mehrlich will draw a cover of your own design. You'll receive the original penciled art as well as the Die Heroes Die comic with your design as the cover.

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    Design your own cover! Cover artist Cindy Mehrlich will draw a cover of your own design. You'll receive the original penciled art as well as the Die Heroes Die comic with your design as the cover..

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    This is the reward for people with money and no idea what to do with it. If that's you, feel free to spend that money right here. Your reward includes all of the variant covers, a custom cover from Cindy, and one great big thank you from me.

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