Murder, conspiracy, slashers, and the industry behind it all! After Lord of Gore's golden years in the early '80s, its sequels later in the decade BOMBED. Soon after things took a bizarre twist when the actor behind the film's star slasher, the Headsman, murdered a young actress in ways worse than his on-screen character. Thanks to an unscrupulous producer, a media frenzy was born, and the franchise lived again. Now on the cusp of a modern reboot, a struggling screenwriter learns that the deranged star wasn’t the only guilty party that night, but before he can share the information, the Headsman seems to have stepped from the screen into real life to stop him.
Lord of Gore is the brainchild of writer DB Stanley. In development as a script for years, he eventually found the right person to bring his horror vision to life in comic veteran Daniel Leister. Who better than the artist who brought us so many kick ass issues of Hack/Slash, Army of Darkness vs. Hack/Slash, Return to Wonderland, and other dark fantasy and horror comics?
We want to be clear - LORD OF GORE IS COMING TO STORES IN OCTOBER. We have a publishing deal with long-time friends of Leister, Devil’s Due Entertainment, but that by no means guarantees our long term success. We still own and control Lord of Gore and delivering finished, ready to print comics to the publisher, and we hope to do this book for years to come. One of the most important ways to ensure this is by getting as big of a push for issue one as possible. Now, some of you may have already pre-ordered this through your local comic shop, and we thank you! But many of you probably didn’t know about the book until you saw it here. That’s why we’re using crowdfunding to help bring in readers from as many parts of fandom as possible (and for our international friends who can’t find this anywhere else).
Pledging, even if only for a few bucks, also helps us keep tabs on who our true hardcore readers are, so we know to keep in touch!
Through this campaign we’re offering all kinds of unique rewards you can’t get just anywhere, including special variant covers, original art, and opportunities to get drawn into the Lord of Gore story! If you already have it coming to your comic shop*, please buy through them, but you can get any number of killer rewards here if you want to add a cherry on top of your bloody sundae!
This is why we've made our funding goal so low, and the best part? The entire book is DONE. All we'll need to do is go to press.
To purchase an original page of artwork from Lord of Gore Issue #1, view the files here. Make your pledge for a page, and message us about which page you want to claim. In the event that two people pledge for the same page, we will accept on a first-come-first-serve basis, and inform the second person to please select another page, or if they wish, cancel the reward.
What About Stretch Goals?
Our funding goal is low, but you can bet your ass we still have plans for stretch goals if our campaign blows the doors off! If we hit $10,000 we'll announce some serious upgrades to the campaign.
*The books will be out through them before rewards are sent out, as we get them from the printer, ship around the Midwest for signing, and send to our fulfillment center.
Risks and challenges
The best part about this project is, the art is DONE! All we need to do is print and ship. However, we understand that circumstances out of our control may happen, like sudden price increases, "Acts of God", etc. It is always possible that printing and manufacturing delays can happen, product can get lost in the shipping process, or human error may cause something to not be sent. That's why we've worked so hard to stay up to date with the latest tracking systems where we keep record of what has been sent, what is still pending, and any problems that may have transpired post-reward-sending.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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