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Vol. 2 of The Showdown graphic novel is here! 110 pages of pure campy horror. Hot-rodding monsters race in Dante's 9 circles of Hell.
Vol. 2 of The Showdown graphic novel is here! 110 pages of pure campy horror. Hot-rodding monsters race in Dante's 9 circles of Hell.
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The Showdown Vol. 2 The Race From Hell

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THE STORY

As legend has it, monsters such as Vampires, Werewolves, and Zombies once roamed the face of the earth but were banished to Hell for their unspeakable acts on humanity. Now in the depths of Dante’s vision of Hell, Satan holds a race once a millennium, a race unknown to man called The Showdown. Creatures from all walks of existence challenge one another in this death match exhibition of fantastic horror and campy grindhouse.

THE SHOWDOWN: VOLUME TWO IS HERE!

In this second installment of The Showdown with a whopping 110 pages of pure campy horror, we begin to see the car clubs battle to death in a high-octane, piston-pumping death race to end all races. Spud and his rockabilly werewolves are first out of the gates as they race against the hot-rodding Freak, and we will finally find out, what in hell is that thing?

In another circle of Hell, Billy and the double damned face off against those Oi swines from across the river of Styx. Do those greasers have what it takes to beat those boarish skins? You will also see those lovely zombie pinups girls, the Deadbelles, as they square off against that skeleton motorcycle club, the Bone Crusaders. And how will The Mischiefs fare in limbo as they square off against a force more evil than Samhain himself? Is it even possible? Witness the horror as the racers speed towards the finish line in part two of this trilogy!

REWARDS

We put together some great rewards for the fans this time around including Kickstarter exclusives you will not find at the comic-cons. Check'em out!

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 THE CREATIVE TEAM

 RUSS LIPPITT — Writer/Creator/Letterer/Art Director

Russ Lippitt, inspired by Punk Rock and Anarchist views, began writing his first novel, Lion’s Share at The Academy of Arts College in San Francisco. Lion’s Share has been reviewed globally and Mark L. Lester, director of Commando and Stephen King’s Fire Starter, requested to option Lion’s Share the screenplay. Most recently, Russ has written two Mixed Martial Arts screenplays, Lyon’s Pride (Desert Moon Pictures) and The Crenshaw Rose (Claremont Digital Academy); and a Biker script, All My Friends are Dead (Water Buffalo Pictures), loosely based off of his life. Russ is founder of Left Brain Writings LLC. His forthcoming novel F.T.W.: The complete tome of the Anarchy March, will be released in summer 2018.

EZEQUIEL PINEDA — Illustrator

Hailing from Argentina, Ezequiel Pineda is a comic artist, penciler, inker, colorist, and writer. Always attracted to the world of comics, Pineda became a self-taught illustrator and has since worked on projects such as the anthology of love stories Amour and Orangutan Comics’s Fight Back, Silent City, and Alpha Gods, which is nominated for a “Best Independent Comic” award from Comicpalooza. Pineda is following up his successful Broken Icon debuted graphic novel, HunterPrey, with the anticipated, Mars: God of War.

NAE ESTEBAN — Colorist

Nae Esteban has been coloring since she was three years old. She studied art and fashion and worked as a photographer, costume designer, graphic designer, illustrator, colorist, and writer. She is the author of two books: the novel Mysteryville and the cookbook Recetas Zombies y de Otros Monstruos, both published in Spain by Tyrannosaurus Books.

JESSICA KUBINEC — Editor

Jessica Kubinec received a BA in Creative Writing at California State University - Northridge and an MA in English Language and Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She has published in the Northridge Review and Writers Block, and has edited novels and screenplays. Kubinec is the Managing Director of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Art is not free, it's a job. A very hard one in fact. Image if you will working a 9 to 5 job and at the end of each day, you come home and start another job, but this one pays nothing, you're never promoted, and it tears at the very fabric of your soul, questioning your existence... but you do it anyway because you love it! Much like the cat in the box, he doesn't know way he stands in it, but he must. It's an instinct, like creating comics for us. Kickstarter gives voices to the voiceless, supporting the artist's vision; and with the money raised through this platform, we the artist can survive. In my opinion, it's the last stand for independent creators, and most importantly, printing and shipping is expensive! So please support us and keep this hot-rod horror comic alive!

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 STRETCH GOALS

Back by popular demand! These mystery stretch goals are free for anyone that pledges for a physical shipping reward as we achieve them. Definitely crowd pleasers for the fans. Share, support, and pledge to unlock now!

 

Risks and challenges

This is not our first rodeo. We had a successful campaign for The Showdown Vol. 1. We are published through Broken Icon Comics, an independent press. The comic is done! Shipping supplies are ready! We are just waiting to give the go ahead to print and ship to you. Two weeks after the campaign closes we ship out in thick non-bendable packages to secure your comic.

Thank you again for all the support! And thank you for keeping the original and only hot-rod horror comic alive! See you at the starting line!

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    Digital Hell Pack (early bird special)

    Pick up where we left off with three new PDF issues of the Showdown. 87 pages total!

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    • Issue 5
    • Issue 6
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    "LIMBO" Starter Pack

    *Limited Edition Issue 4*
    *32 pages jam-packed, including 3 Hell ads*
    *Plus, a Kickstarter Exclusive 4x6 Splashes from Hell card (Limbo) signed by Russ Lippitt*

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    'Lust for Trades" Pack

    *Limited Edition Issues 4 and Issue 5*
    *57 pages jam-packed, including 6 Hell ads*
    *Plus, a Kickstarter Exclusive, two 4x6 Splashes from Hell cards (Limbo and Lust) signed by Russ Lippitt*

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    • Issue 5 (Single)
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    "GLUTTONY" Pack

    *Limited Edition Issues 4, Issue 5, and Issue 6*
    *87 pages jam-packed, including 9 Hell ads*
    *Plus, a Kickstarter Exclusive, three 4x6 Splashes from Hell cards (Limbo, Lust, and Gluttony) signed by Russ Lippitt*

    Includes:
    • Issue 4 (Single)
    • Issue 5 (Single)
    • Issue 6 (Single)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Limbo)
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    "Graphic Novel" Swag Pack

    *Read the brand spanking new graphic novel with 110 pages of piston pumping, oil burning mayhem!*
    *Included 37 bonus pages: Character Sketches, Deleted Panels, Horrifically translated Cantos, 3-D car pin-ups, Scream-O-Vision 3-D glasses, and All 9 Hell ads*
    *The first three Splashes From Hell 4x6 cards*
    *The official Showdown vinyl sticker*
    *Wear it with pride Showdown jacket button*

    Includes:
    • 110-paged Graphic Novel
    • Scream-O-Vision 3-D Glasses
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Jacket Button
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Limbo)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Lust)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Gluttony)
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    "Posters from Hell" Pack

    Read the brand spanking new graphic novel with 110 pages of piston pumping, oil burning mayhem!*
    *Included 37 bonus pages: Character Sketches, Deleted Panels, Horrifically translated Cantos, 3-D car pin-ups, Scream-O-Vision 3-D glasses, and All 9 Hell ads*
    *Choose 3 Kickstarter exclusive, 11x17 posters (tube shipped)*
    *3 Showdown vinyl stickers*

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    • Posters
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    "Loud and Proud" Pack

    Read the brand spanking new graphic novel with 110 pages of piston pumping, oil burning mayhem!*
    *Included 37 bonus pages: Character Sketches, Deleted Panels, Horrifically translated Cantos, 3-D car pin-ups, Scream-O-Vision 3-D glasses, and All 9 Hell ads*
    *Choose 1 Anti T-Shirt (available in S,M,L,XL)*
    *CD soundtrack (3 custom Showdown songs) featuring the best of Punk, Rockabilly, and Psycho bands from this side of Hell*

    Includes:
    • 110-paged Graphic Novel
    • Scream-O-Vision 3-D Glasses
    • Anti T-Shirt
    • CD
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    "Hell Champion" Pack

    Read the brand spanking new graphic novel with 110 pages of piston pumping, oil burning mayhem!*
    *Included 37 bonus pages: Character Sketches, Deleted Panels, Horrifically translated Cantos, 3-D car pin-ups, Scream-O-Vision 3-D glasses, and All 9 Hell ads*
    *Both Anti T-Shirts (available in S,M,L,XL)*
    *CD soundtrack (3 custom Showdown songs) featuring the best of Punk, Rockabilly, and Psycho bands from this side of Hell*
    *Graphic Novel Vol. 1 (re-mastered 75 pages)*
    *Limited Edition re-mastered Issues 1, 2, and 3 with new Variant Cover, plus the new Issues 4, 5, and 6*
    *All three 4x6 Splashes from Hell cards (Limbo, Lust, and Gluttony) signed by Russ Lippitt*
    *The official Showdown vinyl sticker*
    *Wear it with pride Showdown jacket button*
    *All 7 posters*

    Includes:
    • 110-paged Graphic Novel
    • Scream-O-Vision 3-D Glasses
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Limbo)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Lust)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Gluttony)
    • Anti T-Shirt
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Jacket Button
    • Posters
    • CD
    • Graphic Novel Vol. 1 (re-mastered)
    • Issue 1 (re-mastered Single)
    • Issue 2 (re-mastered Single)
    • Issue 3 (re-mastered Variant Cover Single)
    • Issue 4 (Single)
    • Issue 5 (Single)
    • Issue 6 (Single)
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    "Drag Me to Hell" Pack

    Read the brand spanking new graphic novel with 110 pages of piston pumping, oil burning mayhem!*
    *Included 37 bonus pages: Character Sketches, Deleted Panels, Horrifically translated Cantos, 3-D car pin-ups, Scream-O-Vision 3-D glasses, and All 9 Hell ads*
    *Both Anti T-Shirts (available in S, M, L, XL)*
    *CD soundtrack (3 custom Showdown songs) featuring the best of Punk, Rockabilly, and Psycho bands from this side of Hell*
    *Graphic Novel Vol. 1 (re-mastered 75 pages)
    *Limited Edition re-mastered Issues 1, 2, and 3 with new Variant Cover, plus the new Issues 4, 5, and 6*
    *All three 4x6 Splashes from Hell cards (Limbo, Lust, and Gluttony) signed by Russ Lippitt*
    *The official Showdown vinyl sticker*
    *Wear it with pride Showdown jacket button*
    *All 8 posters* Including you and your friends pin-up poster
    *You and your friends in a paged sequence tearing it up in Hell!

    Includes:
    • 110-paged Graphic Novel
    • Scream-O-Vision 3-D Glasses
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Limbo)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Lust)
    • Splashes from Hell Card (Gluttony)
    • Anti T-Shirt
    • Vinyl Sticker
    • Jacket Button
    • Posters
    • CD
    • Graphic Novel Vol. 1 (re-mastered)
    • Issue 1 (re-mastered Single)
    • Issue 2 (re-mastered Single)
    • Issue 3 (re-mastered Variant Cover Single)
    • Issue 4 (Single)
    • Issue 5 (Single)
    • Issue 6 (Single)
    • Custom page illustration of you!
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