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The crew of the comic book shop on the final frontier are shocked to discover they may only have a day left to live.
The crew of the comic book shop on the final frontier are shocked to discover they may only have a day left to live.
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Though this Kickstarter has ended, you can always read the latest Comicverse story at the Comicverse blog.

And keep up with Steve's latest projects at The Official Awakening Comics Page.

STRETCH GOAL: In the final hours of this Kickstarter, we reached our first stretch goal of $900 thanks to a generous backer who made his THIRD(!) pledge adjustment because he was "tired of seeing us so close to our goal"! We'd been wanting to get a retractable banner for conventions, something that can be taken apart and stored easily. Thanks to our awesome readers, we'll finally be able to get one!

 

 

 

The cover of the new issue.
The cover of the new issue.

THE COMICVERSE #5: LIVE LIKE YOU'RE DYING: At the end of the last issue of The Comicverse, our heroes were returning home after a harrowing ordeal. Issue 5 picks up right where that story left off, with the Comicverse gang arriving and looking for some much needed rest and relaxation.

However, they soon discover that their adventure is far from over. Due to a shocking sci-fi twist, the C-versers discover that it is very likely that they only have 24 hours to live! they set off to live out what could be their final hours to the fullest.

At 72 pages, The Comicverse #5 is the longest issue to date. This new issue is an examination of the fragility of life. We live out our existences never knowing what our appointed hour is, and death can often come unexpectedly. Though this is a poignant tale, it is no somber meditation on mortality. The C-verse characters handle their situation with grace and humor, and they discover new facets of themselves and each other along the way. Ultimately, The Comicverse #5: Live Like You're Dying is a celebration of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(AC3) The Alpha and the Omega
(AC3) The Alpha and the Omega

 The Alpha and the Omega: Steve's first self-published comic from 1997 (issues #1 and 2 of Awakening Comics), and his latest work from 2017, The Comicverse #5. Steve has come full circle, doing a retro cover like he did when he started 20 years ago.

(TC1) Comicverse trading card set, includes series 1 and 2; 18 cards in all.
(TC1) Comicverse trading card set, includes series 1 and 2; 18 cards in all.

 

(PR1) 18" X 12" Desire is Overrated Print
(PR1) 18" X 12" Desire is Overrated Print

 

(AC1) The Comicverse Complete Set
(AC1) The Comicverse Complete Set

 

(MC2) 2016 Catch-up Package
(MC2) 2016 Catch-up Package

 

 

(AC2) Sparky Complete Set
(AC2) Sparky Complete Set

 

(STF2) Ying Stuffie
(STF2) Ying Stuffie

 

(STF2) Ying Stuffie (Closeup)
(STF2) Ying Stuffie (Closeup)

 

(STF1) Sparky Stuffie
(STF1) Sparky Stuffie

 

Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign
Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign

 

Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign
Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign

 

Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign
Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign

 

Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign
Sketch Cover sample from a previous Kickstarter campaign

 

Risks and challenges

Steve has toiled away at a day job for nearly 30 years now, eking out a living to support his work in comics. He has eschewed the notion of working for a big company like Marvel or DC ("You should work for Disney" is a common refrain when someone finds out one is a cartoonist) because he prefers to work on creator-owned projects. He had some small success distributing his work in the direct market from 1997-2008, but had to stop due to declining sales. He never stopped creating, though, and the reaction to The Comicverse has been so encouraging that he's been more productive than ever.

Steve and Bianca love the Comicverse project with all their hearts and are putting their resources and all their free time into it. Their ultimate goal is to eventually take it to a mainstream audience and have it widely distributed through Diamond Comics, either through a publisher or by self-publishing it. Kickstarter has been a vital aid in helping us accomplish this. We would not have been able to have come as far as we have without our backers; our Kickstarter backers have been with us since the first issue, and their support has been the life blood of this project. Thanks to all for your past and ongoing support!

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    (NO1) THANK YOU

    Your name will be printed along with all the other pledge levels in the next book, The Comicverse #6.

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    (PDF1) THE COMICVERSE #5 PDF

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    (TC1) COMICVERSE TRADING CARDS

    8 trading cards featuring the Comicverse characters.

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    (AC0) THE COMICVERSE #5

    The purpose of this Kickstarter project! A freshly-printed, 72-page copy of The Comicverse #5.

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    (PR1) DESIRE IS OVERRATED PRINT

    Bianca and Steve's popular print in a color version, signed, numbered and limited to 100 copies. Mailed rolled in a tube.
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    (MC2) 2016 CATCH-UP PACKAGE

    The Comicverse MeCAF 2016 Special, Rabbit Hell Digest #1 and 2 combined (2016 remaster), a 4.25" X 5.5" or comparably-sized piece of Awakening Comic art, and 5 random Comicverse trading cards

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    (OA1) COMICVERSE ART

    A small piece of original art that appeared or will appear in a past or future Comicverse publication, and a pdf of The Comicverse #5.

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    (AC3) THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA

    Award-winning Awakening Comics #1 and #2, (from Awakening Comics' 1st year, 1997), and the newest Awakening book, The Comicverse #5.

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    (PDF3) AWAKENING COMICS PDFs

    Choose any FOUR of the following comics to be emailed to you in PDF form: Awakening Comics #0, Awakening Masterpieces #1, A.M. #2, Chemistry, Everwinds #1, Everwinds #2, Everwinds #3, Runner's Paradox, Slow Wind #1, The Origin of Sparky, Sparky in Love, Tails of Sparky #1, TOS #2, TOS #2.5, TOS #3, The Comicverse #1, The Comicverse #2, The Comicverse #3, The Comicverse #4, The Comicverse #5, or Comicverse: Behind the Counter #1.

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    (MC1) THE MICHAEL HUNT SET

    Everything in (MC2) 2016 Catch-up package, plus the new issue (#5) of The Comicverse.

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    (PDF2) COMICVERSE ENTIRE SERIES PDFs

    Every Comicverse issue to date in pdf form emailed to you: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, AND Comicverse: Behind The Counter #1.

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    (AC2) SPARKY SET

    Award-winning Chemistry, The Origin of Sparky, Sparky In Love, Tails of Sparky #1, #2.5, and #3.

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    (STF1) SPARKY STUFFIE

    A 4-inch tall articulated stuffie of Steve's character Sparky lovingly handmade by Evette Makes Things.

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    (AC1) THE COMICVERSE SET

    Every Comicverse comic book to date: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, AND Comicverse: Behind The Counter #1.

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    (SC1) JLA #1 SKETCH COVER

    Justice League of America #1 (2017) blank sketch cover. I will draw a custom parody recreation of any Justice League cover you want (I would especially love to do some Silver Age parodies!), using the Comicverse characters dressed up as the JLA. The sketch cover you receive will be used in a key sequence in The Comicverse #6! Add another $20 to your pledge and I'll do another parody on the back cover. Ships with insurance.

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    (SC2) DOCTOR WHO SKETCH COVER

    Doctor Who: Four Doctors (1 of 5) blank sketch cover. I will draw a custom Doctor Who cover, using the Comicverse characters dressed up as Doctor Who characters. The sketch cover you receive will be used in a key sequence in The Comicverse #6! Add another $20 to your pledge and I'll do another parody on the back cover. Ships with insurance.

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    (STF2) YING STUFFIE

    As seen in our video! (The one one the left is the prototype...yours will resemble the one on the right in the video---also see the Rewards section in the left column for photos) This is a unique stuffie of our popular Comicverse character and is lovingly handmade by Evette Makes Things. She puts a LOT of time and care into these stuffies! Ships with insurance.

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    (OA2) COMICVERSE ART - FULL PAGE

    A full page of original art that appeared or will appear in a past or future Comicverse publication (you will have many options to choose from), and a pdf of The Comicverse #5. Ships with insurance.

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