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Fifteen years in the making, the fan-favorite series by Al Rio & David Campiti is collected in a graphic novel for the first time!
Fifteen years in the making, the fan-favorite series by Al Rio & David Campiti is collected in a graphic novel for the first time!
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EXPOSURE - VOLUME 1

Format:  Graphic Novel (Hardcover and Softcovers)
Pages:  192 full color pages + Cover
Writer:  David Campiti
Artist:  Al Rio

Gen 13, DV8, New Mutants, and X-Men artist Al Rio's most anticipated graphic novel ever has arrived! EXPOSURE uncovers the hidden, deadly secrets around us, as two bright, gorgeous females blow the lid off the truths we take for granted. With all the slam-bang, never-come-up-for-air action of a Hong Kong John Woo movie, EXPOSURE begins with childhood friends Shawna Diaz and Lisa Shannon, long separated after a mother's suicide caused Lisa to experience "visions" of her spirit mom and develop sensitivity to incredible phenomena. One is now a uniformed cop who married and divorced a cop; the other, a doctor who delved into more metaphysical answers.

The girls meet again when careers cross paths in San Diego. Abetted by smitten scientist Alan Wong and charismatic biker bud/computer whiz Graham Burroughs, the fearsome foursome leaps into a series of explosive, action-packed adventures -- against a swarm of age-old vampires and their 2000-year-old secret origin! Against mirror-monsters and revelations of a stolen soul! Against a child seeking revenge through his own nightmares! Against a book that spreads evil and insanity! And much, much more!

EXPOSURE is the brainchild of writer David Campiti (most recently co-writer of STAN LEE’S HOW TO DRAW COMICS and THE MARVEL ART OF MIKE DEODATO) and artist Al Rio (known not only for hundreds of comics but for his massive online following of sexy babe illustrations that sometimes sell for thousands of dollars). A canny cross between Fringe and Charlies’s Angels -- or is it X-Files and She-Spies? -- the stories are fun, funny, intriguing, saucy and sexy. If you enjoy clever stories of the supernatural, and artwork in the tradition of classic cheesecake and contemporary artists of J. Scott Campbell and Jim Lee, this book will appeal to you big-time!

A recent review from Will Penny on strangekidsclub.com describes it best:
“Did you ever think The X-Files would be cooler as a late-night skin-flick on Cinemax? Okay, sure, maybe not with Mulder – but imagine if it starred two Scullys in ‘90s-superheroine inspired spandex!

“The creative minds behind EXPOSURE are here to make those teenaged dreams come true. Author David Campiti and artist Al Rio’s comic follows the adventures of Lisa Shannon and Shawna Diaz, two “ParaTech” researchers that work to expose all the creepy crawly secrets in the world. EXPOSURE is a smartly written comic with a keen sense for cheese. The art is reminiscent of such comic classics as Gen-13 and Danger Girl with an eye for blood, guts, and monsters....the story only gets better from there.”

Conceived in 1997, EXPOSURE originally appeared from Image Comics in 1999, then moved to Avatar Press before appearing, most recently, at exposure.keenspot.com where new stories continue right now. This nearly-200-page full-color graphic novel will be coming this Spring as both a limited edition autographed hardcover and a softcover -- and it’s jam-packed with Al Rio artwork, including every new EXPOSURE piece he created from its conception up through his new material today!

Although the creative part has been 15 years in the making, we need your help to make this book happen! The GOAL here is actually only HALF of what we really need so please pledge as much as you can!

To make these incentives special, we dug deep into our files and discovered original artwork, prints, lithographs, T-shirts, and books we’d long been saving from the original run -- now they can be yours!  Here are some of the high end rare items...

LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHS:

T-SHIRTS:

DOUBLE O AGENT LEVEL ORIGINAL PAGES

MASTER OF MYSTERY ORIGINAL ARTWORK PAGE

WORLD LEADER DOUBLE PAGE SPLASH ORIGINAL ART

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    GUMSHOE LEVEL - (US ONLY) -
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    DETECTIVE LEVEL - (US Only) This is where it really begins! The trade paperback 200 page graphic novel version collecting the original run by Al Rio at both Image and Avatar... signed by series writer, David Campiti. Plus the PDF version and good feelings.

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    PRIVATE EYE LEVEL - (US Only) - Now we're getting to the good stuff. This is the HARDCOVER edition of the graphic novel, signed by David Campiti. Additionally, it comes with the out-of-print Exposure #1 comic book from Image, signed by David as well, and of course the PDF version for your mobile devices. You not only feel good about yourself, you feel like you can solve any mystery!

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    SECRET AGENT - (US Only) - This is the ultimate signature pack! You get the SIGNED AND NUMBERED limited edition hardcover, signed by both David and Al Rio. You get the Image comic #1 signed by both David and Al. You get the Avatar comic #1 signed by both David and Al (very rare). And you get the PDF and a feeling of superiority when it comes to uncovering the unknown!

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    SPY LEVEL - Receive a signed 8.5" x 11" original sketch of the subject of your choice by artist Jinky Coronado (the new series artist). Also receive the trade paperback 200 page graphic novel version collecting the original run by Al Rio at both Image and Avatar... plus the Image #1 Exposure comic signed by series writer, David Campiti. Plus the PDF version. (Add $10 for international)

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    SUPER SPY LEVEL - Receive a signed 8.5" x 11" original sketch of the subject of your choice by artist Jinky Coronado. Also receive the limited edition signed and numbered hardcover 200 page graphic novel version signed by Al Rio and David Campiti... plus the Image #1 and Avatar #1 Exposure comics signed by Al Rio and David Campiti. And of course the PDF version. (Add $15 for international)

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    SUPER SECRET AGENT - Same as above, but your sketch will be a picture of you as a comic book character. PLUS you will be drawin into a future issue of Exposure. So you will receive the signed original 11" x 17" of your cameo as well as all the other goodies from the Super Spy Level. (Add $15 for international)

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    DOUBLE O AGENT - Now we're getting serious. We recently moved and uncovered some lost original pages from Exposure by Al Rio himself. These sequential one-of-a-kind pages are signed by Al Rio and will be divied up first-come-first-serve by pledgers. Also starting here, you can receive one of the last remaining limited Exposure Lithographs. Additionally, you'll receive the signed and numbered hardcover of Volume 1, the signed #1 issues of Exposure from Avatar, plus the PDF. These art pieces are valued at $500 by themselves, so it's like getting the rest for free. (Add $15 for International)

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    MASTER OF MYSTERY - This is a smoking-hot splash page of Shawna in lingerie by Al Rio. This one-of-a-kind page was featured in the original run, and lost until now. You'll also receive one of the last remaining T-Shirts, and one of the limited Lithographs. You'll ALSO receive the entire original run of Exposure Image comics (very limited) signed, and some Avatar run comics signed as well. Additionally you'll receive both the signed and numbered Hardcover AND the trade paperback versions of Volume 1, and a PDF! This has it all! (Add $15 for International)

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    WORLD LEADER - The only two remaining double-page-spreads were in the pages we found, and they're valued at $3000 each by our art dealer! But we're giving you your choice (first come, first serve)! So for the icing on the cake, you'll get a Tshirt, Lithograph, Entire Image comics run signed, Avatar comics signed, Signed and Numbered Hardcover, Softcover, some of the rare "Another Universe foil and hologram" rare comics (each valued at over $50) signed, and of course the PDF. This set is truly a steal. (Add $15 for International)

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