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Horror's most famous slasher franchise has been mired in a dark scandal for years. Can its own screenwriter survive learning the truth?
Horror's most famous slasher franchise has been mired in a dark scandal for years. Can its own screenwriter survive learning the truth?
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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.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

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.

 

STANDARD COVER OPTIONS
STANDARD COVER OPTIONS

 

Art Prints
Art Prints

 

 

LORD OF GORE T-shirts
LORD OF GORE T-shirts

   

Line Art Variants by Tim Seeley & Dan Leister
Line Art Variants by Tim Seeley & Dan Leister

 

Digital Copies of Lord of Gore #1
Digital Copies of Lord of Gore #1

 

Be in the book!
Be in the book!

Original Art

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.

Cover A
Cover A

 

Cover B
Cover B

 

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.

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    LOW BUDGET SLASHER

    Not enough dough for all the blood and guts, but still want to support LORD OF GORE?

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    PIRATED LORD OF GORE

    Get a PDF download of Lord of Gore 01 AND a PDF of the Lord of Gore Sneak Peek Special

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    LORD OF GORE #1

    Choose from either cover A (Daniel Leister) or cover B (Tim Seeley). Comic comes bagged, boarded and signed by creators Daniel Leister and DB Stanley.

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    ART PRINT

    Choose from 3 Lord of Gore Prints! Get the Lord of Gore Headsman by Daniel Leister, the Mutilator scene by Daniel Leister, or the Cassie Hack/Lord of Gore crossover cover print by Tim Seeley.

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    LINE ART COVERS

    Pledge $15 for either Daniel Leister's line art variant of cover A, or Tim Seeley's cover B, or pledge just $25 and get both! Signed by Daniel Leister and DB Stanley.

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    LORD OF GORE SHIRTS

    Let the world know you love the LORD OF GORE franchise with these 2 LORD OF GORE movie t-shirts. Choose from the LORD OF GORE logo tee or the HEADSMAN tee. Comes in men and women's fits and in sizes S-2XL.

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    LORD OF GORE MOVIE POSTER

    Get this "movie" poster, a glorious 18" x 24" size print of Daniel Leister's issue #1 cover, in full color.

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    LORD OF GORE FAN CLUB PACKAGE

    Get both cover A and cover B of LORD OF GORE #1 and your choice of the LORD OF GORE logo tee or the HEADSMAN tee. Add another $20 for both LINE ART variant covers. Comics ship out bagged & boarded and signed by creators Daniel Leister and DB Stanley. Shirts come in men's and women's fits in sizes S-2XL.

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    LORD OF GORE ART PRINT SET

    All 3 LORD OF GORE prints offered in this Kickstarter in one pledge!

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    RETAILER BUNDLE

    Must be a comic book retailer. Includes: 5 copies of issue 1A, 5 copies of 1B, 2 copies of line art cover A, 2 copies of line art cover B. All books signed by DB Stanley and Daniel Leister

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    LORD OF GORE #1 ORIGINAL SKETCH COVER

    Get the LORD OF GORE 01 blank cover with a one-of-a-kind bust sketch by Daniel Leister. Packed in sturdy cardboard, inside of mylar bag and board to protect your art.

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    ALL THE COVERS

    You'll get both Lord of Gore 01 covers A & B, both line art covers, all signed by Daniel and DB, AND the Lord of Gore 01 blank over with a one-of-a-kind sketch by Daniel Leister.

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    GET DRAWN IN THE BOOK!

    You know the drill here! For your pledge, Daniel will draw your likeness into an upcoming issue of Lord of Gore, and maybe even fake kill you if you're lucky! You'll get a copy of issue #1, cover of your choice, and five signed copies of the issue you appear in.

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    ORIGINAL COMIC ART

    Do you want original art from the comic book series? See the link to the left, in the campaign description. First come first serve! All art signed by Daniel Leister and ships directly from him. Includes a free copy of issue #1, signed. Ships in sturdy cardboard via fedex ground, to protect your art.

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