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A mysterious villain enters Sol City. Can Saturn and Orion find him before he strikes, or will Saturn’s arrogance destroy everything?
A mysterious villain enters Sol City. Can Saturn and Orion find him before he strikes, or will Saturn’s arrogance destroy everything?
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 SATURN & ORION BOOK ONE!

 

Saturn & Orion Book One Cover A by Luis Rivera!
Saturn & Orion Book One Cover A by Luis Rivera!

 

SATURN AND ORION BOOK 1

Saturn is a young, technological genius who has been protecting Sol City with her adoptive father, Orion. Lately, she has been tired of simply following orders like a good sidekick. She's smarter than that and Orion knows it. As the winter solstice approaches, Saturn and Orion find themselves searching for a kidnapped woman. The police want the city's heroes to leave this criminal to them, but the clues won't allow that to happen. If Orion is right, this kidnapping is part of a mysterious sacrifice from a man they have never met. A man, who research shows, will gain unfathomable power upon his success. Now, Saturn and Orion find themselves racing against the clock to solve the mystery. Will they be successful, or will Saturn's arrogance prove more dangerous than their foe?

SATURN AND ORION BOOK ONE is written by JAY HUWER (CARRIERS: WATCHERS IN THE NIGHT, POLARIS, ZION WARS) with art by BEN FERRARI (Pilot Studios Publisher, Artist and Co-Creator of Saturn & Orion, Longhunters, Son Chasers, Carriers) with covers by LUIS RIVERA and KEVIN CHRISTENSEN. This creative team tells a captivating story of a young woman's attempt to pull away from her father, while trying to hold on to everything she holds dear.

The VERY FIRST Saturn art from artist Ben Ferrari!
The VERY FIRST Saturn art from artist Ben Ferrari!

WHY SATURN AND ORION BOOK ONE?

Pilot Studios is a small press publisher based out of the San Francisco area. We publish books with one goal, we want to release the fun and exciting books that can satisfy the audience trough multiple readings. Saturn and Orion is the perfect example of the cutting edge books Pilot Studios releases. This makes it the perfect starting off point for readers new to Pilot Studios. 

Saturn and Orion is a commentary on modern society. Saturn is a young, arrogant tech genius who has become dependent on her gadgets and gizmos. Orion, her mentor, made his fortune through genetic manipulation. Some people question whether he experimented on himself. Enter ZODIAC, the antagonist. A foe that many believe to be psychotic because he honors the ancient gods. He understands that society has forgetting the vengeful gods. When these gods are not honored, their vengeance has destroyed the world in the past. 

At its heart, Saturn and Orion takes a look at the world through the lens of heroes and villains. Have we become too dependent on society's advancements? Should we take some time to remember our history and origins?

"Cherry Blossom Attack" art for a METAL PRINT by Jim O'Riley!
"Cherry Blossom Attack" art for a METAL PRINT by Jim O'Riley!

CREATORS

JAY HUWER is the head writer at Pilot Studios where he has contributed to the development of many major titles including their flagship, CARRIERS. Jay has worked with Pilot Studios Editor-in-Chief Ben Ferrari to create SATURN & ORION and POLARIS. His work can also be found in DIVEBOMB: "BLASTS OFF!". Before his tenure with Pilot, Jay contributed to many Grayhaven Comic anthologies. Jay can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and his website.

It's Jay Huwer!
It's Jay Huwer!

https://twitter.com/Huwer14

https://www.facebook.com/jay.huwer

www.JasonHuwer.com 

BEN FERRARI founded Earthbound Comics in 2009, closed it up in 2014 and rebooted as Pilot Studios. He's been a part of making over 40 comics, graphic novels, trades and coloring books... and puzzles! He learned the basics of making comics in his early twenties with Rob Liefeld and Extreme Studios as an assistant editor. Best time of his life (with the exceptions of getting married and having three kids of course!).

www.pilotcomics.com

www.facebook.com/pilotstudios

benferrari44@gmail.com

It's Ben Ferrari!
It's Ben Ferrari!
 

 

 

 

A fully lettered page!
A fully lettered page!

  

Cover B by Kevin Christensen
Cover B by Kevin Christensen

 

Cover C by Kurt Belcher (in progress)
Cover C by Kurt Belcher (in progress)

 

Jeff Johnson and Chuck Micheal Obach/ Cover D
Jeff Johnson and Chuck Micheal Obach/ Cover D

 COVER E by Shelby Robertson

Cover E by Shelby Robertson!
Cover E by Shelby Robertson!

 

Cover F by Ben Ferrari (in progress)
Cover F by Ben Ferrari (in progress)

 Cover G

Cover G by Jim O'Riley
Cover G by Jim O'Riley

 

Interior Sample Page by Ben Ferrari and Federico Guillen
Interior Sample Page by Ben Ferrari and Federico Guillen

 

"Where do you think you're going?!"
"Where do you think you're going?!"

 

Bonus Saturn & Orion "Million Swords" Pinup from Kurt Belcher!
Bonus Saturn & Orion "Million Swords" Pinup from Kurt Belcher!

STRETCH GOAL #1

When we reach $3,000, every backer gets a rad Pilot Studios STICKER.

This is the Sticker!
This is the Sticker!

 STRETCH GOAL #2

When we reach $4,000, EVERY backer gets the Pilot Studios COLORING BOOK (PDF VERSION)! Print and color amazing comic book art!

Pilot Studios Coloring Book PDF! It's ALL Yours!
Pilot Studios Coloring Book PDF! It's ALL Yours!

 

A sample page from the Coloring Book by Jeff Johnson!
A sample page from the Coloring Book by Jeff Johnson!

 STRETCH GOAL #3

Let's say for a moment we raise $5,000. A ridiculous amount of money. Jay and Ben will happily send every backer a PDF of Pilot Studios' BEST BOOKS. A lot of links to PDFs for books like Carriers: Pirate Bay, Carriers: Watchers in the Night, Carriers: Croc King, Kurt Belchers's WORLD Trade Paperback (Collecting THREE comics), Son Chasers: Hitler's America Graphic Magazine, Souverain #1 and Villains #1. You just can't lose.

Cover to Carriers: Pirate Bay! You'll LOVE it. Weaponized carrier pigeons, must I say more?
Cover to Carriers: Pirate Bay! You'll LOVE it. Weaponized carrier pigeons, must I say more?

 

Cover to Kurt Belcher's WORLD Trade Paperback!
Cover to Kurt Belcher's WORLD Trade Paperback!

 

The cover to Son Chasers: Hitler's America Graphic Magazine!
The cover to Son Chasers: Hitler's America Graphic Magazine!

Thanks for helping Pilot Studios bring Saturn & Orion: Book One to the world!

- Ben and Jay

Risks and challenges

Saturn and Orion Book 1 is complete. This means supporting this Kickstarter has very little risk.

Unfortunately, there is always a little risk. Since the funding is mainly going to the printing costs of the book, there may be a slight delay due to certain uncontrollable circumstances from the printer. Pilot Studios wants to make sure your copy of the book is perfect and we refuse to send out a single issue before it meets our high standards.

Sometimes books can be damaged in transit to your house. This is another uncontrollable risk that we at Pilot Studios do our best to eliminate. In the event that your book arrives damaged, we will happily send you a brand new copy.

That's it. The book is complete and ready to go eliminating many of those production risks that occur when you're supporting comics on Kickstarter.

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    SATURN AND ORION BOOK 1 PDF

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    SATURN AND ORION BOOK 1 COVER A

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    S&O Book One, COVER B by K Christensen!

    Get your PRINT EDITION of Saturn and Orion Book 1 written by Jay Huwer with art by Ben Ferrari with a cover by Kevin Christensen. This is a special "Things To Come..." cover hinting at a big event in Saturn's future! PLUS the Kurt Belcher "Million Swords" Print included!

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    S & O Book One, COVER C by Kurt Belcher!

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    S & O Book One, COVER D by Jeff Johnson!

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    S & O Book One, COVER G by Jim O'Riley

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    SIGNATURE SET

    If you're interested in getting your books signed, this set is for you.
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover A autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover B autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - A set of Saturn and Orion collectable trading cards with a special, Kickstarter exclusive, card signed by artist, Ben Ferrari.
    - PLUS the Kurt Belcher "Million Swords" Print included!

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    PILOT STUDIOS SWAG PACK

    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover A autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover B autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - A set of Saturn and Orion collectable trading cards signed by artist, Ben Ferrari.
    - Pilot Studios Button Set of Four
    -- An 8" by 11" Saturn and Orion art print by Luis Rivera
    - PLUS the Kurt Belcher "Million Swords" Print included!

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    SATURN AND ORION BOOK 1 ORIGINAL ART

    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover A autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover B autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - A random page of ORIGINAL ART from the issue.
    - A set of Saturn and Orion collectable trading cards signed by artist, Ben Ferrari.
    - Pilot Studios Button Set of Four
    - An 8" by 11" Saturn and Orion art print by Luis Rivera
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    SCRIPT REVIEW

    WRITERS get ready. Marc Lombardi will review and give feedback on a script of your choosing (up to 22 pages). Marc is currently the promotions and social media maven for Shadowline Comics and former EDITOR, writer, and talent scout for Grayhaven Comics.

    -Up to 22 page script reviewed by Marc Lombardi
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover A autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
    - Saturn and Orion Book One Cover B autographed by writer, Jay Huwer
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    - PLUS the Kurt Belcher "Million Swords" Print included!

    NOTE: Shadowline Comics and Grayhaven Comics are not affiliated with this Kickstarter Campaign.

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    Luis Rivera Metal Print

    Not only do you get both covers listed above (signed by writer Jay Huwer), the trading card sets, the button sets, the prints, you also get a 11x17 METAL PRINT of COVER A, signed by Luis Rivera!!

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    Jim O'Riley Metal Print

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    Kevin Christensen Metal Print

    Not only do you get both covers listed above (signed by writer Jay Huwer), the trading card sets, the button sets, the prints, you also get a 11x17 METAL PRINT of COVER B, "Things to Come...", featuring characters from an upcoming event story! Say hello to Divebomb, Fuse, Souverain, Henry Hilter and Eve Hitler!

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    Jeff Johnson Metal Print

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    S&O Original 11x17 Pinup by Ben Ferrari!

    So, you get all that other stuff, including the two covers of the book, the card set, the buttons, the Luis Rivera Cover A print, the Kurt Belcher Print, a metal print OF YOUR CHOICE... and book artist and co-creator Ben Ferrari will do a custom 11x17 pinup of Saturn AND Orion, fully inked and signed.

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