About this project
What is Honor Brigade: SPACE FIGHT!?
Honor Brigade: SPACE FIGHT! is a fun filled all-ages superhero comic two issue mini-series featuring characters from the Spinner Rack Comics Universe.
Aliens have invaded Chicago! It's up to the Honor Brigade and their heroic friends to repel the invaders and defeat the evil Lord Sark!
Each issue is 28 pages of full-colored fun and explosive action. The books are written & scripted by Tom Stillwell (Honor Brigade, Toy Boy, Underneath) with illustration by Jethro Morales (Toy Boy, Hack/Slash), colors by Zac Atkinson (Young Justice, The Magic of Shazam) and letters by crank! (Battlepug, Hack/Slash).
The Spinner Rack Universe is filled with a diverse mix of larger-than-life characters. Science heroes, mystic guardians, champions of the everyman...you name it, the Spinner Rack Universe has got it!
What are people saying about Honor Brigade?
"A lot of what I love best about the industry is in this book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I hope you loan it to friends, read it with your significant other, and above all, share it with your kids if you have any. Because that would be fun. And that’s what this book is about." - Gail Simone
"Honor Brigade takes its inspiration from the Silver Age of comics but it proves that, contrary to what some may think, a lot of that attitude can work well in a modern setting. There is just enough of an edge to all of these heroes to make them unique and interesting and once the cover is closed you find yourself wanting more." - Broken Frontier
"The title has that classic superhero team book feel that is often lost in today's grim and gritty comic market. A fine series in the spirit of the JSA and Astro City, Honor Brigade wasn't just a fun and satisfying read, it was a refreshing one. I was reminded of what I would like to see more of in comics and this is a title I would be proud to share with someone just entering comics or an established reader. This is one I can honestly say you should be reading." - Comic Related
Why do we need all-ages superhero comics books?
As a father I realized a while ago that there is a disconnect between the marketing of superheroes to children via television, movies, video games, toys, etc and the comics that are available from major publishers. If you put a superhero on a lunchbox then a kid should be able to read the comics that they star in.
Unfortunately these days most parents wouldn't let their kids read comics being put out by Marvel & DC because of excessive violence, adult language and sexual content. That's where all-ages storytelling comes in. You can tell a compelling story with good characterization and depth while still making it accessible to everyone. Pixar does this with all their movies. Avatar: The Last Airbender is another example of terrific all-ages storytelling.
But why superheroes? Surely, there are already good all-ages comics out there with superheroes? Yes, there are great all-ages out there but very few of them are superhero books. The simple truth is that kids love superheroes!
This is my daughter Miranda and she loves superheroes. She loves stuff like the Young Justice animated show on Cartoon Network, she collects action figures and Legos and can't wait to see the Avengers movie next month. But when she reads comics it's mostly Archie. I can't give her Green Lantern to read. That's a problem.
What does funding go toward?
As long as I'm able, I will keep making comics that are accessible to readers of all-ages. Making comic books is an expensive process. The $2000 goal will cover paying the freelancers involved in creation of the two book series, printing and marketing. Any additional funds beyond the $2000 mark will go towards the creation of more Honor Brigade mini-series and the possibility of making the book a monthly title.
Also, a portion of funding received will go towards backing other people's projects on Kickstarter as part of the Kicking It Forward movement.
What kind of neat swag are you offering for pledging?
The original Honor Brigade graphic novel! This trade collects all six exciting issues of the Honor Brigade: Honor Unbound mini-series. Originally in Black & White, every page is now in color! Joining the original issues is a collection of totally new short stories and pin-ups from fan favorite comic creators like Gail Simone, Mike Bullock, Tim Seeley, Colleen Doran and Mike Norton. This is an all ages title that everyone can enjoy!
The original covers to Toy Boy: What Happens In Vegas and Toy Boy: Strangers With Candy by artist Tim Seeley!
This one of a kind Toy Boy action figure!
A sweet Toy Boy t-shirt!
A nifty Toy Boy mug and much, much more!
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