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Collecting the first five issue of The Hero Code, The Menace of the Mannequin, in a single volume OGN.
Collecting the first five issue of The Hero Code, The Menace of the Mannequin, in a single volume OGN.
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Hi, I'm Jamie Gambell, and The Hero Code is my ongoing comic book series.

The Hero Code is a love letter to comics, the kinds of comics that I grew up reading as a young child, full of high adventure, daring escapes, bright heroes going up against big bad guys.

Issue 5 cover, by Agustin Calcagno
Issue 5 cover, by Agustin Calcagno

Set in a universe where everyone has within them the possibility of becoming an "active" super powered hero, acting as the immune system to reality, we arrive at a time when more individuals with greater powers are appearing than ever before. What is the threat that is causing this, and how will our cast of characters cope?

 

 

 

Along with artists Jonathan Rector and Agustin Calcagno, colorist Heather Breckel, and letterer Frank Cvetkovic we've produced a beautiful looking sci-fi super hero story enjoyable for fans of any age.

Volume 1 cover mock up, art by Jonathan Rector
Volume 1 cover mock up, art by Jonathan Rector

This Kickstarter will up us collect the first five issues of the series into one volume, printed at 6x9 in full color, and featuring back matter, covers and pin-ups. The single issues are completed and ready to go, and the project is to raise funds to help with printing costs and shipping costs.

Rewards will include the following;

DRM PDFs of the book

Audio Commentary

Physical copies of the book

Combo packs of The Hero Code and The Black Wraith

4x6 watercolor sketch cards by David Brame

Original Myth pin-up art, by Agustin Calcagno

The original art for a Myth pin up
The original art for a Myth pin up

Original pages from the series by Agustin Calcagno (see below)

Issue 2, page 12
Issue 2, page 12

 

Issue 2, page 22 (B)
Issue 2, page 22 (B)

 

Issue 3, page 8 (C)
Issue 3, page 8 (C)

 

Issue 3, page 16 (D)
Issue 3, page 16 (D)

 

Issue 4, page 7 (E)
Issue 4, page 7 (E)

 

Issue 4, page 21 (F)
Issue 4, page 21 (F)

 

Issue 5, page 6 (G)
Issue 5, page 6 (G)

 

Issue 5, page 9 (H)
Issue 5, page 9 (H)

You can check out the first chapter of the book right now at the Monkeypipestudios website

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

As mentioned above, the art work is completed, and ready to go. All we need is to send files to the printer once monies have cleared, and then wait on delivery.

This will be my third Kickstarter, both of the other two were successful in funding, completion and delivery.

We will keep updates and dialogue open throughout the project to help with any questions.

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    Digital Copy

    Gets you a pdf of volume one of The Hero Code

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    Digital/Audio Edition

    A PDF of the book, and an MP3 Audio track, featuring an overview of the series, a Q and A session, and a "director's commentary" of chapter one.

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    Let's Get Physical! (Early Bird!)

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    Hero Code and Black Wraith!

    A copy of The Hero Code volume one and a copy of Black Wraith volume one, an early MPS publication

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    Hard Cover Audio Edition

    The limited hard cover edition copy of the book and an MP3 Audio track, featuring an overview of the series, a Q and A session, and a "director's commentary" of chapter one.

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    One For You, One For A Friend

    x2 copies of the soft-cover Hero Code Volume One book, so you have a copy to give away!

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    Sketch Cards

    A copy of the book, and a 4x6 watercolor sketch card by David Brame

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    One-Two For You, One-Two For A Friend

    x2 copies of Hero Code Volume One soft-cover, and x2 copies of The Black Wraith Volume One, so you can give a copy of each to a friend!

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    x5 copies of volume one of The Hero Code

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    Hey, That's Me!

    A copy of the book, an MP3 Audio track, featuring an overview of the series, a Q and A session, and a "director's commentary" of chapter one, and yours or a loved one's likeness to appear in a future issue of the series.

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    Original Art Level A

    A copy of the book, and the original Agustin Calcagno art for issue 2, page 12.

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    A copy of the book, and the original Agustin Calcagno art for issue 3, page 8

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    A copy of the book, and the original Agustin Calcagno art for issue 4, page 7

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    Original art for an Optiman pin-up by Agustin Calcagno, as well as a copy of the book

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    We will work with Agustin to produce a limited edition cover based on your spec - you will get the original art for that cover, two copies of the softcover edition of the book (featuring the regular cover and a copy with your design) a copy of the hard cover edition (regular cover), as well as the audio track and the PDF

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