In 2006…Pluto’s planet status was revoked.
One by one…those who know the truth are being silenced
But one man remembers everything.
30 years later… Cale Beckett must return to the...
Forgotten Planet is a 4 issue Science Fiction limited series , created by Pete Rogers and Giancarlo Caracuzzo. It follows Cale Beckett, a legendary former mercenary, as he seeks to unravel his past on the frozen planeoid.
You may remember that we ran a previous campaign for the complete Graphic Novel and raised over £4000 which was not quite enough to produce the full book.
However we don't want to leave all of our supporters without the chance to enjoy this great story and so this campaign is designed to kickstart the series and fund the first issue.
For this we need a much lower amount so you can still be part of this adventure and help make it all happen.
Meet The Creators
"With his ferocious instinct for shifting perspectives, and a sniper’s eye for finding that which is relevant amidst that which is fantastical, Rogers’s recent work confirms his place as a leading light in the next wave of British comics talent. I’ll be looking forward to Forgotten Planet with huge anticipation." - SI SPURRIER
Giancarlo has worked for most of the major European and American comics publishers, since his first work was published in 1982 in his native Italy. His bold, energetic artwork has been seen in the likes of Jonah Hex, Gorilla Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Random Acts of Violence. His work gives this project a unique style and voice, and we are very proud to have such a respected professional on board.
"Giancarlo is one of those classic talents largely lost to this modern world, building new worlds fully realized with weight and depth as if they'd always existed." - IVAN BRANDON
“Giancarlo is a master storyteller and one of the freshest talents coming out of Europe at the moment. There is a reason I have worked with him over and over.” - JIMMY PALMIOTTI
In addition to the main creative team artwork is also being provided by star guest creators Mike Collins, Chris Wildgoose and Azim Akberali. There work will feature both in the comics and on some of our reward items.
Here's the stunning artwork for the Pin Up by Chris Wildgoose:
A Little About Our Story
On Pluto Cale Beckett is infamous. He’s the poster boy used to instil fear into the Plutonian race. But Cale Beckett is living in denial. Beckett spends a solitary existence on a Tanzanian game reserve, with just his dog for company. He can remember the things he did on Pluto in the 70s and he’s been trying to forget about it ever since.
When Pluto is downgraded to a planetoid, its new classification 134340 appears all over the media. This reignites the wiped memories of all the mercenaries who used to police the planet, and they are killed before they can talk. But Cale is different, he never forgot what happened, and killing him won’t be so easy. When mercenaries are sent to kill him, on the same day that Pluto’s planet status is revoked, he knows something is wrong. And he knows his two oldest friends are dead. The only way to unearth the truth, means a trip back into his past and a return to Pluto, the Forgotten Planet.
"Forgotten Planet is definitely a labour of love for me, it’s a story I’ve been working on for some time and something I’ve completely thrown myself into. When the original artist, and my regular collaborator, Azim Akberali had health problems and wasn't able to continue with the book I shelved it for years. He was so keen for me to still push forward with the project that I eventually relented. Having the opportunity to see the world Cale Beckett inhabits come to life, courtesy of another world class artist like Giancarlo, is a dream come true.” PETE ROGERS
How will my money be spent?
We are offering you some fantastic exclusive rewards to raise £3,500 that will help to make this book happen. £70 a page will be paid to Giancarlo as an advance to allow him to work on the book. Giancarlo is giving this project the dedication of a true professional and for that we salute him! The rest of the funds will go towards the production of the issue and delivery of your rewards. Other publishing costs are being covered by British Indy Publishers Scar Comics.
Bonus Extras: If we manage to go over our target we're planning to add some extra bonus features for our supporters. We'll unveil more about these as the campaign progresses.
Risks and challenges
All of the creators involved are fully committed to this project. We all have solid track records and a passion for this story. Pete has almost completed the 100 page script for the entire series and Scar Comics have already paid for the preview pages to be produced. We now just want to get this great comic into your eager hands!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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