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The world's favorite "construction worker with a backhoe digger for an arm vs. mutated menaces" comic returns!
The world's favorite "construction worker with a backhoe digger for an arm vs. mutated menaces" comic returns!
130 backers pledged $1,986 to help bring this project to life.

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New Backer Goals!

As the campaign enters its final days, I'm going to give away digital copies of my previous mini-series KARMA POLICE once we hit some upcoming backer milestones!

Unlocked! - At 100 backers you'll all receive Karma Police #1 once the campaign is over. 

Unlocked! - At 110 backers you'll all receive Karma Police #2 once the campaign is over.

Unlocked! - At 120 backers you'll all receive Karma Police #3 once the campaign is over.

Unlocked! - At 130 backers you'll all receive Karma Police #4 once the campaign is over.

With mesmerizing artwork by Tony Gregori, mystical colors by Jasen Smith, and majestic letters by Nic Shaw, this otherworldly tale of murder and endless cycles of violence will be the perfect complement to the down-to-Earth, rough hewn Mitch Hammer.

Also, we've managed to get 4 superstars on board the MITCH HAMMER train, and their XXL pinups will be included in all physical reward levels. 

We've also added a new reward tier for those of you who just want the posters. Because who doesn't want these things?

Now on to the campaign...

MITCH HAMMER IS BACK WITH THE OVERSIZED, XXL ISSUE #2!

For those of you who missed the successful Kickstarter campaign for issue #1, MITCH HAMMER is a 3-issue comic series written by Chris Lewis, with muscular artwork from Fernando Pinto, suave colors by K. Michel Russell, and virile letters by Marco Della Verde. We described issue #1 as the mutant man-child of NEXTWAVE and SHIRTLESS BEAR FIGHTER, and issue #2 is just like that but with even more science-gone-wrong.

Mock-up of the 24-page, XXL book. So big!
Mock-up of the 24-page, XXL book. So big!

Now we are coming to Kickstarter to raise money for a print run of issue #2. Clocking in at 24 pages and a whopping 7.5 x 11 format, issue #2 follows the story of Mitch Hammer, a construction worker on-site at the local community college, who finds himself squaring off against C.L.O.T., the militant wing of the National Blood Clot Association…

After some punching and construction vehicle mayhem, Mitch, his best buddy Jorge, and the brilliant graduate student Katie come face-to-face with a mutated professor of caterpillar studies…

Also (spoiler alert, although you probably already saw it on the cover so just keep reading), Mitch gets a backhoe bucket arm…

Issue #2 continues where we left off, with Mitch battling CLOT, the mutant professor, and his own blue collar insecurities at this institution of higher learning. So hop along for the ride and watch Mitch Hammer dig tunnels with his bucket arm. Seriously, he’s going to dig tunnels with that thing. Is your mind blown yet?

Over here at MITCH central we don’t do floppy. That’s why MITCH HAMMER #2, just like issue #1, is a BIG book. Here is issue #1 compared to a standard comic:

Both good books. One's just a bit beefier.
Both good books. One's just a bit beefier.

A hefty book like this needs to be stable, which is why we are printing on heavy paper stock for both the cover and interior pages.

And while these books can withstand tons of punishment, we want yours to be in pristine condition when it arrives. That's why we bag and board each issue, and ship using reinforced envelopes, for the absolute sturdiest of packages.

As you’ll see in issue #2, Mitch doesn’t like waiting around. Neither do we. That’s why we’re happy to say this oversized 24-page issue is 100% complete! We’ll be sending it to the printers as soon as the campaign ends, and your books will loudly announce their presence in your mailbox in a timely manner. In the meantime, here's a look at the first four pages:

We're asking for $1800 to make this happen. That...might just cover the costs of printing and shipping the books and other material to all our backers. Anything above and beyond our goal will go towards producing more great stuff for you to enjoy (extra posters, anyone?), as well as helping out with production costs for issue #3. Mitch won't make us rich, but he will make you happy. That's what this is all about.

Chris Lewis - writer
An Oregonian who lives in Germany with his wife and son, Chris is the writer of DRONES (IDW), MIXMANCER, and KARMA POLICE (Vault). You can follow his anagrammed self over on Twitter @relicswish

Fernando Pinto - artist
From Chile. Graduated The Joe Kubert school in '04 and since then has drawn a ton of Storyboards for commercials you haven't seen, a bunch of Indie comics you may or may not have read, and has taught a few hundred kids how to draw like them pros do. His mom thinks he's pretty cool. You can check him out at fernandopintoart.com

K. Michael Russel - colorist
K Michael Russell has been working as a professional comic book color artist since 2011. His credits include the critically acclaimed series GLITTERBOMB, HACK/SLASH: SON OF SAMHAIN, JUDGE DREDD, the Eisner and Harvey-nominated IN THE DARK: A HORROR ANTHOLOGY, and many other independent and small press projects.

Marco Della Verde - letterer
Marco has been writing and lettering comics since 1997. His work has been published by DC Comics, IDW, Image Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Comics Experience Publishing, AC Comics, Noise Press and many others. He's also an editor, and co-founder of Mokapop, an Italy based community of storytellers.

Dan Hill - editor
Dan has produced a number of comic book shorts for a number of projects, including the Eisner nominated 'To End All Wars' and wrote the WW2 set 'Go Home' from Alterna Comics. His editing credits include titles for MonkeyBrain/IDW, ComiXtribe and Black Mask Studios. Dan digs obscure historical facts, running, grimy movies from the 70s and punk rock. 

Risks and challenges

This is my 5th Kickstarter, so I kind of have a handle on how these things work. Also? This book is completely finished. All I have to do is send the files to the printer once I receive the funds, and we should be good to go.

That's it! Nothing more to see here! I'm happy to be finished with this form! Which should explain the exclamation marks!!

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    ISSUE #2 - DIGITAL VERSION!

    Don't have room for more girth in your living space? Well here's 24 pages of monster-stomping action in pdf and cbr format.

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    DIGITAL DELUXE!

    Need to catch up on the story so far? here's a 60+ page digital edition of issue #2, including the script, layouts, and more bone-crushing bonus content, as well as the standard digital edition of issue #1.

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    POSTER PACK!

    You receive all FOUR A4-size posters from our special guest star artists! Can your walls support such massive awesomeness?
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    THE GIANT-SIZE BOOK (EARLY BIRD)!

    First 48 hours only! Issue #2 in super-size 7.5" x 11" print format. Includes pinup and extended pdf. Because early bird backers deserve early bird love.
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    THE GIANT-SIZE BOOK!

    Cower at the might of issue #2 in super-size 7.5" x 11" print format, or take charge and use it to slap your enemies.
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    PRINT BUNDLE (EARLY BIRD)!

    Because you missed the first campaign (why'd you miss the first campaign?), here are issues 1 and 2 in XXL print format. First 48 hours only!
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    • MITCH HAMMER #2 extended digital edition!
    • 1 big poster!
    • MITCH HAMMER #1 in XXL print format!
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    PRINT BUNDLE!

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    • 1 big poster!
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    KARMA POLICE BUNDLE

    In addition to the XXL print edition of MITCH HAMMER #2, you'll get all 4 issues of KARMA POLICE, the psychedelic-buddhist-assassin-murder-mystery series I wrote with art by Tony Gregory, published through Vault Comics!
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    "HAMMERED" EDITION

    You'll open the envelope to find 2 copies of the book! One of them will be in pristine condition. I'll take the other out back and see what a screwdriver and sandpaper can do to it. Then I'll hit it repeatedly with a hammer until you can see that I've hit it repeatedly with a hammer. Hammer marks, y'all! Then I'll sign it, number it, and send it out with the other book.
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    • MITCH HAMMER #2 in XXL print format!
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    XXL BUNDLE!

    This will keep you busy for awhile! Includes all of my previous work - Mitch Hammer #1, Mitch Hammer #2, plus Drones (IDW), the Mixmancer one-shot, and Karma Police 1-4 (Vault Comics). Only two of these ultra-rare packages are available!
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    • 1 big poster!
    • MITCH HAMMER #2 in XXL print format!
    • MITCH HAMMER #1 in XXL print format!
    • DRONES tpb!
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    SAFETY VEST!

    Be the safest you can be with your very own MITCH HAMMER safety vest! With front and rear reflectors and the Mitch Hammer logo on the back, you'll be HIGHLY visible.
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    "STACHED" EDITION!

    You'll open the envelope to find 2 copies of the book! One of them will be in pristine condition. The other copy will have hand-drawn mustaches on some of the characters. I'm going to go all in with these 'staches, from handlebar to chevron to Dali to pencil - all approved by the American Mustache Institute! Then I'll sign it, number it, and send it out with the other, non-'stached book.
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    SCRIPT REVIEW!

    Are you a writer who's looking for another set of eyes? I will be those eyes! You'll receive Mitch Hammer #2 and a script review by writer Chris Lewis. I'll provide detailed notes on your comic book script (24-pages or less), followed by a 1-hour Skype run-down.
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    CHARACTER SKETCH!

    Mitch Hammer #2 plus an 8.5 x 11 b/w character sketch of your choice from series artist Fernando Pinto. Includes poster and extended pdf.
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    YOU FIGHT MITCH HAMMER IN ISSUE #3!

    You'll throw down with Mitch as a member of the demonically possessed STUDENT BODY in Mitch Hammer #3! (Spoiler alert: things probably won't go too well for you.) You'll also receive a 11x17 print of the page where your likeness appears in issue #3.
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    DELUXE COVER!

    Fernando will draw a cover and send you the original art, while K. Michael Russell colors the file and makes it purty for your own comic!
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    ORIGINAL ART - PLAID KLAUS!

    You get the original artwork of the pinup by Plaid Klaus of VOID TRIP fame! Frame not included, but you really need to frame that sucker!
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