Stardust the Super Wizard was a mad alien god who came to Earth to mete out bizarre justice.
It turned out Stardust was just too strange for our world and he vanished into obscurity soon afterward. Since then he’s shown up in occasional reprints or in the background of original stories, but nobody has tried to return him to life. Until now.
Decades ago Stardust and his human consort Rosemary left the Earth behind. Since then they have toured the universe, Stardust showing Rosemary the GREATEST COSMIC WONDERS that YET EXIST--! But after so many years of this Rosemary’s thoughts have returned to her homeworld and try as he might, eventually Stardust couldn’t keep her distracted.
The Super Wizard left our world in the care of the Sixth Column, his child army given a fraction of his power. The Earth has become dominated by Stardust spinoff tech--weapons of incredible power. Violet McLane has spent her life trying to undo the damage Stardust did to our society. And Stardust’s old nemesis Yew Bee has survived, scavenging off scraps of cast off technology
The Super Wizard Returns is a new original graphic novel by me, Joey Peters, with chapter title pages and a cover by Donna Martinez. It represents a new beginning for the strangest character from comic book history.
Here are a few sample pages selected at more or less random to avoid spoilers:
Now let’s talk about backer rewards.
For $1 you get a full ebook edition of The Super Wizard Returns.
For $3 you get the ebook, as well as an ebook of one of Joey’s other graphic novels, either ATTACK OF THE SUPER WIZARDS (a history of comics filtered through Stardust), WORLD’S GREATEST LUMBERJACK (following the adventures of a billionaire industrialist superhero lumberjack) or BAD DATE COMIX (a modern day autobio underground comic) And for $5 you get ebooks of ALL of Joey’s graphic novels. That’s OVER 400 PAGES of THE MOST INSANE COMICS EVER--GREAT GALLOPING GALAXIES!!
For $16 you get the print edition of Super Wizard Returns (and it’s ebook). For $20 you get a print edition and ALL the ebooks.
At $25 things get WEIRD. You get all the previous rewards, but also a randomly selected Super Wizard Universe trading card--celebrating the strangest characters from the Golden Age of comics. The cards themselves are along the lines of the comic book cards from the 90’s. For $35 you get the FULL SET, which can be placed together to form a greater image. And you get get that greater image for just $40--!
After that there's original art and commissions--want yourself or your boss to be tortured to a ridiculous level by Stardust?
Risks and challenges
This isn't my first rodeo--the comic is already complete and sitting on my hard drive. It could do with another editing pass but that's it. And I've printed comics many times before. The scale is a little different, nothing more.
The main problem I can foresee would be too much success--getting stuck with fulfilling way more copies than I originally intended. And there's ways to dealing with that.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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