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Five kids from diverse backgrounds star in this action-adventure comic series. Now they must fight to survive in its explosive finale.
Five kids from diverse backgrounds star in this action-adventure comic series. Now they must fight to survive in its explosive finale.
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Five teenagers wake up in a dark room. 

They’ve never met one another before.

Now they must fight their way through life-threatening obstacles in order to escape the vast, labyrinthine facility in which they have found themselves trapped. As their personalities clash and relationships ebb and flow, Eve, Conner, Anna, Jackson, and Cara must overcome their individual weaknesses, face painful memories, and work together in order to save what ultimately becomes most important to them: each other.

On the surface, Fury’s Forge is about five teens trying to escape a large and dangerous facility which becomes a veritable death-trap. There is fighting, action, and lots of running, but the story is about so much more than that. Each one of these kids is haunted by past trauma which defines their actions. They are all imperfect and must work together through their issues and flaws in order to make it out alive. The real story is about these five teenagers learning to trust each other while they grow as individuals.

We are Zack Rocklin-Waltch (writer) and Taren Beatrice (artist): Two college students looking to make an impact on the comic book world. 

We are a part of Underdog Comics - a business run by teenagers who create comics for the underrepresented and the misrepresented. Our stories feature authentic women, ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community, people with mental and physical disabilities, people with different religious beliefs, and everyone else because no one should be excluded. But our characters are not defined by their sexuality, race, or gender - they’re just part of who they are. Learn more about our purpose at www.underdogcomics.com/about-us and www.underdogcomics.com/whats-new 

Thanks to all of you amazing backers, our Kickstarters for Placement: Chapter One of Fury’s Forge, Advancements: Chapter Two of Fury’s Forge, and Falling: Chapter Five of Fury’s Forge were successful! We printed Chapters 3 and 4 without a Kickstarter and sold all five copies on our website and at conventions such as Boston ComicCon and LadiesCon. 

It costs over $4,000 for us to print these last four chapters as well as a second printing of Placement: Chapter One of Fury's Forge. We are already investing over $1,000 of our own profits as well as a mini-grant from Peace First into this project. We need your help for the rest.

This Kickstarter is raising money to print Chapters Six, Seven, Eight, and Nine of Fury’s Forge as well as a second printing of Placement: Chapter One of Fury's Forge. We will be printing in paperback, full color, 6.6” x 9”.

  • Chapter One - Placement: 32 pages
  • Chapter Two - Advancements: 52 pages
  • Chapter Three - Glimmers: 44 pages
  • Chapter Four - Visions: 28 pages
  • Chapter Five - Falling: 52 pages
  • Chapter Six - Recoil: 32 pages
  • Chapter Seven - Isolation: 32 pages
  • Chapter Eight - Fragments: 48 pages 
  • Chapter Nine - Together into the Abyss: 44 pages

Timeline:

  • September 21st…………………...Kickstarter begins
  • October 21st…………………...Kickstarter ends
  • October 31st………………..we order the rewards
  • December 12th…………….we receive the printed materials
  • December 22nd……….you receive the rewards

Where does the money go?

Comics: 92% - Kickstarter Fees: 8%
Comics: 92% - Kickstarter Fees: 8%

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Chapters One-Five and some merch included in the rewards you can buy right now on our website (www.underdogcomics.com/shop).

The Rewards:

Page 1 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 1 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 2 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 2 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 3 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 3 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 4 of Recoil: Chapter 6
Page 4 of Recoil: Chapter 6

Risks and challenges

We have already run three successful Kickstarters and we’ve been selling printed copies of Fury’s Forge for over two years. But that doesn’t mean we will succeed this time, too. The biggest risk is not reaching the Kickstarter goal. If it is reached, we feel confident in our fulfillment skills and product quality because we’ve done this many times before. If you’re not confident in our product quality, go to underdogcomics.com/shop and buy a comic right now to check them out for yourself.
We know we’re not done learning because we never will be. We’re young, busy, and most of our artists, writers, and creators are in high school or college. But we’re hard working, we care about our stories, and failure will not stop us from trying again!

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    Chelsea's Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

    A digital download of Chelsea Manolo's mac 'n' cheese recipe and a big thanks from the Underdog Comics Crew!

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    PDF of #6

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    Printed #6

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    PDF of #6-9

    A PDF copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, Fragments: Chapter 8, and Together into the Abyss: Chapter 9 of Fury's Forge

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    Printed #6-7 and merch

    A printed copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, a dogtag necklace, and all three Fury's Forge stickers.

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    Printed #6-9

    A printed copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, Fragments: Chapter 8, and Together into the Abyss: Chapter 9 of Fury's Forge

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    PDF All Chapters

    A PDF copy of all nine chapters of Fury's Forge.

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    Prints

    A printed copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, Fragments: Chapter 8, and Together into the Abyss: Chapter 9 and two signed prints

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    Printed All Chapters

    A printed copy of all nine chapters of Fury's Forge.

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    A printed copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, Fragments: Chapter 8, and Together into the Abyss: Chapter 9, and a Fury's Forge T-shirt.
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    Penciled Page

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    Commission

    A printed copy of Recoil: Chapter 6, Isolation: Chapter 7, Fragments: Chapter 8, and Together into the Abyss: Chapter 9 of Fury's Forge. And a commission:
    ***I refuse to draw: extreme gore, extreme sexual content, furries, hate speech/symbols/flags, I reserve the right to refuse or ask you to change your commission request

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    The Complete Edition

    A printed copy of all nine chapters of Fury's Forge as a part of the complete edition. This includes a signed letter giving clearance to the recipient, Berria Labs file on the Preservation Facility, original character profiles from Flasten Inc. files, a map of the facility in its entirety, and Conner’s clock-key necklace

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