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Retro Sci-Fi Tales - all-new old-school style sci-fi tales - anthology comics. Amazing stories and incredible art!
Retro Sci-Fi Tales - all-new old-school style sci-fi tales - anthology comics. Amazing stories and incredible art!
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Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8

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ALL NEW stories and art - anthology comic books!!! 

Science Fiction stories of all-new material in a retro sci-fi  style!

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - covers A, B, C & D

Issue #8 - four variant covers (including exclusive 3-D)

Standard cover A or cover B, or Limited Edition B&W variant comic, or Limited Edition 3-D cover (with glasses)

The Roswell Desert Incident, The Lakes of Italy, Kat Knightly - samples

Who will LOVE Retro Sci-Fi Tales?

  • Fans of classic sci-fi such as Flash Gordon, Dan Dare, Buck Rogers, John Carter, etc 
  • Readers of comic books like 2000AD, Heavy Metal, Alien Worlds, Weird Science 
  • Fans of the vintage science fiction authors H. G. Wells, Jules Verne and more...
  • Fans of old science fiction magazines in the vein of Amazing Stories, Startling Stories, Astounding Stories, etc 
  • People who enjoy fun B-grade style science fiction movies from the 1950's
  • Fans of shows like The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, The X-Files, and Love Death & Robots 
page samples from issue #8 of Retro Sci-Fi Tales
page samples from issue #8 of Retro Sci-Fi Tales

Any questions?  Please feel free to contact me anytime on Kickstarter, via Facebook or the DARK OZ website - or email darkoz.decay@bigpond.com

page samples from issue #8 of Retro Sci-Fi Tales
page samples from issue #8 of Retro Sci-Fi Tales

Your choice of variant cover/comic

  •  cover A - regular edition ($12.00 - Australian dollars)
  •  cover B - regular edition ($12.00 - Australian dollars)
  •  cover C - Limited Edition B&W variant - the entire 52-page comic is printed in vintage style B&W (black & white / greyscale) with exclusive B&W cover art. ($20.00 - Australian dollars)
  •  cover D - Limited Edition variant 3-D cover, supplied with 3-D glasses. This comic also contains 4 extra pages (featuring the other covers) ($25.00 - Australian dollars)
  •  bundle A, B, C & D - buy all FOUR variants for only $60.00 - a super discounted Kickstarter special!!! (Australian dollars)
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - regular covers A or B
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - regular covers A or B
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - Limited Edition variants C and D
Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - Limited Edition variants C and D
Limited Edition B&W variant C - the entire comic printed in greyscale (B&W)

Fans & creators are full of praise for Retro Sci-Fi Tales 

With seven issues so far, brimming with an incredible variety of fun science fiction adventure stories, attracting some of the BEST artists around - both fans and creators are loving these comics.  Creators: "I would be honoured to be a part of the comics". Fans: "Superb comics", "Amazing quality of stories, art and production", "Great fun", "Love them!!!"

Kat Knightly, The Roswell Incident, Rocket Man - samples

Retro Sci-Fi Tales - anthology comics!

All-new stories in the classic style of fun sci-fi adventure!
Aimed  at adults while kept to a family friendly PG rating - for all to enjoy!
Issues are 1 to 7 are also available - all in 1st prints!

Space adventure, Ray-Guns, Swashbuckling Heroes, Damsels in Distress, Rockets to the Stars, Time Travel, Giant Robots, Jet Engine Cars, Prehistoric Dinosaurs, Invading Aliens, Little Green Men, Bug Eyed Monsters, Martians, UFO's, Shrinking Rays, Invisibility, Space Elevators, Steampunk Safaris, and don't forget your Foil Hat!

All this and more in Retro Sci-Fi Tales!
A big (magazine sized) full colour 52-pages per issue.  Anthology comics packed cover to cover with Amazing Stories and Incredible Art (no adverts)! 

Captain Ice, The Lakes of Italy, Rocket Man - samples
Captain Ice, The Lakes of Italy, Rocket Man - samples

Six short stories in issue #8

  •  Captain Ice: Terrors of the Deep - venturing deep below the surface of an alien planet, to an underground ocean, discovering a spectacular world of hidden wonders... and dangers!
  •  The Lakes of Italy - romance blossoms during WWII, yet the events of the war drive them apart. After the war, marvelous new technology assists in finding lost loves!
  •  Kat Knightly: Across the Atlantic - resolute reporter Kat Knightly responds to an SOS call, discovering a stranded monorail at a secluded resort on a volcanic island!
  •  Marilyn meets the Space Vixens - in the swamps of an alien world, Marilyn and the Space Vixens face the Creature from the Dark Lagoon - is he friend or foe?
  •  The Roswell Desert Incident - is it boredom or inherited insanity, in the search for Little Green Men - the results are a contagious conspiracy!
  •  Rocket Man - there is no swimming at Lake Eyre, only dry salt flats for land speed record attempts - but what destiny awaits a rocket powered muscle car?
Marilyn, Captain Ice, The Roswell Desert Incident - samples

Pledge Levels

NOTE - all comics are available in hard copy (print/paper) format only.

Customise your order - add extra comics and more...

If there is any specific combination of items that you want, selected issues, multiple copies, other publications from DARK OZ, posters!!! etc - it can all be arranged, and you can add to (increase)  your pledge level at anytime (from 20-Aug to 10-Sep - starting and finishing at 4pm, South Australia time)!  Just contact me on Kickstarter, or via  Facebook, or the DARK OZ website, or email  darkoz.decay@bigpond.com

Page samples from issues 1 to 8

Do  you need any back issues?  Every issue is available and all are still  in 1st prints, with enough stock guaranteed to last this Kickstarrter  campaign - but be quick!

issue #8 page samples
issue #7 page samples
issue #6 page samples
issue #5 page samples
issue #4 page samples
issue #3 page samples
issue #2 page samples
issue #1 page samples
issue #1 page samples

Stretch Goals 

$2,525 stretch goal -  a free, limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive A5 print (for all print orders), hand signed by the creator. 

$4,545 stretch goal -  a free, limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive double-sided Retro Sci-Fi Tales bookmark

$ 7,575 stretch goal - a free, limited edition, Kickstarter exclusive, cardboard Ray-Gun

$10,000 stretch goal - that's going to be a LOT of extra printing and shipping to pay for, however there will  finally be enough for a special bonus for all creators involved

$12,525 stretch goal - your own paper cut-out fold-up model car, of the VJ Valiant hardtop featured in issues 6, 7 & 8 of Retro  Sci-Fi Tales.

The Creators in issue #8

Darren Koziol - creator, publisher, writer
Ben Sullivan - artist
Frantz Kantor - artist
Michal Dutkiewicz  - artist
Katrina Young - artist
Martin Gammon - artist
Federico De Luca - artist
Jamie Johnson - artist

Dan Lynch - colourist
Eduardo Cruz - artist
Shawn Phelps - artist
Daniel Watts - artist
John Ciarfuglia - artist 

Other creators (from issues 1 to 7)

Dave Dye, Jeff Edis, Matt Kyme, Nahum Ziersch, Greg Holfeld, Tristan Tait, Graeme Jackson, Kurt Stone, Dragan Vignjevic, Carlos Angeli, Pat McNamara, Sarah Murray, Paul Bulman, Paul Mason, David G. Williams, Douglas Holgate, Josh Spencer, Don Ticchio, Sacha Bryning, Alister Lockhart, Matt James, Ken Best, Lachlan Creagh, Ian Van Gemert, Sandeson Gonzaga, Jos Valdman, Sean Krauter, April Hammond, Gracee Milton Conway, Dave Heinrich, Mitchell Thompson, Adam Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Toby Jackman and more!!!

Additional full-page samples

Captain Ice: Terrors of the Deep
Captain Ice: Terrors of the Deep
The Lakes of Italy
The Lakes of Italy
Kat Knightly: Acros the North Atlantic
Kat Knightly: Acros the North Atlantic
Marilyn meets the Space Vixens
Marilyn meets the Space Vixens
Sam Sparrow: The Roswell Desert Incident
Sam Sparrow: The Roswell Desert Incident
Bruno & Maggie: Rocket Man
Bruno & Maggie: Rocket Man

COMPLETE CONTENTS LIST - all issues

Note - story titles in bold italics (below) indicate recurring characters.

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - 3 complete short stories, 3 serials, 8 covers/pin-ups
Captain Ice: Terrors of the Deep - part 1 of 2 (12 pages)
The Lakes of Italy (3 pages)
Kat Knightly: Across the North Atlantic - part 1 of 2 (7 pages)
Marilyn meets the Space Vixens - part 2 of 2 (9 pages)
Sam Sparrow: The Roswell Desert Incident -  (8 pages)
Bruno & Maggie: Rocket Man (5 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #7 - 4 complete short stories, 2 serials, 7 covers/pin-ups
Bruno & Maggie - UFO chasers - Space Elevator (10 pages)
The Great Australian Bite (3 pages)
Paper Dolls (7 pages)
Marilyn meets the Space Vixens - part 1 of 2 (9 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 6 of 6 (7 pages)
The Reality Bomb (8 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #6 - 5 complete short stories, 1 serial, 7 covers/pin-ups
Kat Knightly in Steampunk Safari (14 pages)
99 Luftballons (7 pages)
New Technology (5 pages)
The Phantom Bug (7 pages)
The Visible Man (3 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 5 of 6 (8 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #5 - 7 complete short stories, 1 serial, 9 covers/pin-ups
Bruno & Maggie - UFO chasers - Christmas Magic (10 pages)
Space Wars ('Flight' trilogy part 1 of 3) (3 pages)
Skyfall ('Flight' trilogy part 2 of 3) (3 pages)
Deep Rising ('Flight' trilogy part 3 of 3) (3 pages)
The Lonely Robot (5 pages)
Sam Sparrow: The Big Sleep (7 pages)
Travelling the Mound (3 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 4 of 6 (8 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #4 - 3 complete short stories, 2 serials, 6 covers/pin-ups
Kat Knightly in The Sky's the Limit (16 pages)
Triangle (5 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 3 of 6 (8 pages)
Penny Powers & the Mount Lofty Martians part 2 of 3 (8 pages)
Area 51¼ (8 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #3 - 4 complete short stories, 2 serials, 8 covers/pin-ups
Marilyn and the Giant Brains (9 pages)
Axis Alliance (5 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 2 of 6 (9 pages)
Foe Killer Jones and the Vortex of Discovery (5 pages)
Sam Sparrow: Lost in Time (5 pages)
Penny Powers & the Mount Lofty Martians part 2 of 3 (8 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #2 - 4 complete short stories, 2 serials, 8 covers/pin-ups
The Truce That Time Forgot (11 pages)
The Duck's Guts (3 pages)
Undiscovered Country (5 pages)
Marilyn on the Lost Planet (7 pages)
Penny Powers & the Mount Lofty Martians part 1 of 3 (7 pages)
Captain Ice and the Space Pirates - part 1 of 6 (10 pages)

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #1 - 7 complete short stories, 9 covers/pin-ups
Captain Ice: Voyage of the Earthmen (7 pages)
In Deep (5 pages)
Subterranean World  (7 pages)
Deep Clouds (7 pages)
Harvest (3 pages)
The 1,001 Deaths of Bill Maturin (5 pages)
The Impossible Diary of Everard J. Fisk (8 pages) 

Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8 - four covers/variants 

regular covers A or B - Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8
regular covers A or B - Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8
Limited Edition covers C or D - Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8
Limited Edition covers C or D - Retro Sci-Fi Tales #8

Testimonials

I could fill the page with more text, but instead I'll just say to look at the previous Kickstarter for 'DECAY #24' (from April 2018) and check out the amazing testimonials there by some industry legends!

Risks and challenges

There are NO risks for this project - it is guaranteed to go ahead.
You don't make this many comics unless you have the support and respect of all of these amazing creators - so you know we are both dedicated and reliable! Issues 1 to 7 of 'Retro Sci-Fi Tales' are in stock with enough 1st prints to cover all Kickstarter orders.

Retro Sci-Fi Tales issue #8 will go ahead whether the Kickstarter is funded or not - but be sure to jump in fast to secure your copies AND any Kickstarter exclusive stretch goals.

DARK OZ has produced dozens of high quality world-class comics over the last 8 years - 24 issues of DECAY, 7 issues of Retro Sci-Fi Tales, 9 San Diego Comic Con exclusive comics, several one-shots, the new 'Black Label' series, the worlds first ever MAD MAX Fan Magazine (two issues so far) and other titles. For the first 8 years the comics were always produced without any crowd funding - the comics go ahead regardless! We use local printers (always supporting Australian businesses and creators) with the highest quality and fast turnaround.

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    Complete set - Retro Sci-Fi Tales 1 to 8

    Every issue if Retro Sci-Fi Tales, all eight issues in 1st prints (including rare early issues #1 and #2). This is the complete set of issues #1 to #8 (with your choice of cover A or B for issue #8). Also includes a FREE set of A3 posters. Amazing discounted value!

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    • Retro Sci-Fi Tales #7
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    • Retro Sci-Fi Tales #5
    • Retro Sci-Fi Tales #4
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    • Retro Sci-Fi Tales #1 - rare early issue
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    Retro Sci-Fi Tales issues 7 & 8 with the Michal Dutkiewicz covers! NOTE that the price of $46 (Australian dollars) is inclusive of international postage.

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    Retro Sci-Fi Tales issues 2 to 8 (with regular cover 'B' for issue #8). NOTE that the price of $113 is inclusive of postage.

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