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BRIGADE and creator Rob Liefeld are returning to comics and we want everyone to get a FREE copy of the re-imagined Brigade!

BRIGADE UPGRADE! SUPER STRETCH!

We are close to UNLOCKING our key SUPREME LEVEL  stretch goal of 30k and enabling FOIL EMBOSSED on every comic to all the pledges! Thank you for making this happen!

The LAST STRETCH GOAL of 35k is will provide the OVER-SIZED HARD COVER previously at the 40k level. I've talked to enough printers that I can make this happen but I'll need the extra 5k kick. So let's see if we can stretch one last time!

EXTREME LEVEL - Stretch Goal #3 - $35,000 level - Exclusive DELUXE BRIGADE OVER-SIZED HARDCOVER! I love hardcovers and I want this one to be over-sized, bigger than the standard issue hard covers. If you have pledged for the hardcover edition, it will AUTOMATICALLY be Super-sized AT NO EXTRA COST. But in order to make that a reality, we have to super-size our goal and reach this stretch initiative!

Final Week Upgrades Galore! Everyone at the $25 , $30, $50 and $100 levels! Signed Marvel comics at the $25 level, Signed Deadpool comics at $30 and multiple Marvel and Deadpool comics at $50 and above.

Everyone at the $25 reward level receives an additional Extreme comic signed by Rob Liefeld. The $30 pledges and above will receive ONE signed Deadpool comic and 2 signed Deadpool comics to everyone at the $50 levels and above! Keep checking back for upgrades and new rewards!

Check out the new Portrait level as well as the Extreme Shopping Spree level and others I've added to the initiative in the final week. And for every pledge of $50 and above I'm adding TWO SIGNED COPIES of DEADPOOL CORPS. to your reward platform. Deadpool is exploding across all platforms and it is the most requested character for me to sign copies of, two signed copies of Deadpool Corp. will add even more value to your reward package! The manage your pledge button allows you to add reward levels.

Thanks for carrying this campaign, there is no way I could have accomplished any of this without YOU!

SUPREME LEVEL! - JUST ADDED! New incentive that if we hit $30,000 then every single comic that BACKERS and PLEDGES receive will come with a FOIL STAMPED BRIGADE LOGO! Yes, EVERY COPY! Shiny is always better, at least in my house and this will cement YOUR comics that YOU created via this pledge with a signature FOIL LOGO. We are $5000 away from every NEW BRIGADE comic including ALL VARIANTS to come with a snazzy FOIL LOGO UPGRADE! I've priced these out and this is completely doable given the stretch number! So, we hit $30,000 in pledges then everyone at every level wins! Each and every one of you that have pledged $50 and above will also receive a FREE EXTREME SKETCHBOOK that features tons of new designs by Rob Liefeld and more Extreme artists illustrating new looks and concepts for BRIGADE and beyond. EXCLUSIVE TO EVERYONE who has contributed $50 and above towards the FREE BRIGADE initiative. We hit $30,000 in pledges and this sketchbook is yours for free available only through Kickstarter and no where else! Engage anyone who is skeptical and on the fence! Help us reach as many people with these comics as possible!

Thank you again for this amazing opportunity to have you climb on board every step of this new series! Let's Stretch this out and create more GREAT REWARDS!!

BRIGADE adds BESTSELLING AUTHOR to the mix!

I'm pleased to announce that Bestselling sci-fi and TV scribe Mat Nastos is joining BRIGADE! Mat brings his unique voice and considerable talent to BRIGADE as co-writer and scripter!

Veteran writer and Amazon Bestselling author, Mat Nastos has been a film/tv artist, director and writer since the early 1990′s. His work has been published by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Warp Graphics, Playboy and Highlights for Kids, and has been seen everywhere from the SyFy Channel to Cinemax, Starz and the Disney Channel. His first novel, The Cestus Concern, was the #1 Bestselling Cyberpunk and SciFi Adventure on Amazon for more than 6 months.

He has written for video games, comic books, book publishers, motion pictures, and on Emmy Award Winning TV shows.

I've been looking forward to working with Matt for quite some time and BRIGADE benefits from his imagination, talent and experience! Look for big, dramatic conflict and action as we combine our efforts on BRIGADE!

BRIGADE FOR FREE! Stretch Goals!

We have reached the Stretch Goals Phase of FREE BRIGADE! 

Where does the money go?

100% of the funding is going to PRINTING the comic and the hardcover. My personal goal is to produce at least 100,000 copies of BRIGADE #1 or 50,000 each of issues #1 and #2. That is the purpose of this Kickstarter. I draw every day wether I'm paid or not, it's what I do, but printing comics and giving them away for FREE must be budgeted and accounted for.

STRETCH GOALS!

Thank you to everyone who has supported and pledged to get us funded. What does this mean? It means I can provide 50,000 FREE BRIGADE copies to fans and retailers! I would like to increase that number and expand the amount of FREE BRIGADE comic books! With that in mind I've created fun, creative Stretch Goals incentives to reach the next stage! 

THE PROJECT

BRIGADE and its creator Rob Liefeld ( Deadpool, Cable, X-Force ) are returning to comics and we want everyone to get a FREE copy of the re-imagined Brigade! Brigade launched in the summer of 1992 and was one of the most popular books at Image Comics. The book featured a colorful cast of characters, Battlestone, Coldsnap, Lethal, Seahawk, Thermal, Stasis and Roman united against the forces of evil. The cast and concept of Brigade have been radically updated and re-imagined and I'd like everyone to get a copy for free! I can only do this with your support and commitments on Kickstarter. Last year, Top Cow productions successfully re-launched Cyber Force with this Free Initiative, inspiring this

By funding this Free Initiative you are helping provide Free copies of Brigade to comic stores in the U.S. and Canada as well as Free digital downloads of Brigade. The more money raised, the more FREE copies and issues we can produce. A FREE comic breaks through all barriers and crosses all ages, a free comic provides a risk-free experience that can create a doorway into a new world of imagination and wonder. Brigade with its fresh, bold direction and characters will provide a dynamic comic book experience for readers old and new.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

The premise behind the new Brigade is that all time and space is under constant attack by a multitude of threats each attempting to alter the course of human history. A Brigade of heroes is assembled by John Stone aka Battlestone who commands a diverse unit of heroes uniquely qualified to defend humanity and preserve the fragile order of things. By definition, "A Brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of up to three to six battalions". The first of many TIME-BOMB'S has been detonated and the fabric of many realities has begun to crater and change.

Battlestone has gone to great lengths to recruit a dynamic new team to facilitate the variety of threats that his units will encounter in defense of humanity. A powerful nemesis known as IMPERATOR has emerged as a force of cataclysmic terror and devastation, although his true identity, while suspect is not confirmed.

KNIGHTMARE! CYBRID! LETHAL! FREE AGENT! SOLDIER! KABOOM! SHOGUN! are but a few of the vast and diverse cast that assembles to combat a myriad of threats against the fabric of our reality.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The amount of available FREE Brigade issues will be based on the results of this kickstarter campaign. The current pledge amount assures that the first two Brigade issues will be available free. Additional issues will be added as funds are appropriated.

Fulfillment will be finalized once all available products are received from the printer. We will send notifications after receiving the books and then an additional notice will follow when individual books are being shipped.

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    For your support you will be thanked in the 1st issue of BRIGADE as well as listed on our web site acknowledging your forward thinking contributions to this project!

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    Exclusive sketch cover of the 1st issue of Brigade featuring the line art from creator Rob Liefeld. This Exclusive Kickstarter variant will only be available through this $10 pledge. Add an additional $10 for international pledges. Estimated delivery date is October 2013. Each issue features a full-color 22 page story.

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    An Extreme Swag Bag of random comic books signed by Rob Liefeld! A random assortment of signed comics featuring Prophet, Youngblood, Glory, Supreme, Bloodstrike including at least one hard to find variant cover! International pledges please add $10 for additional shipping.

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    Exclusive signed and numbered Kickstarter Variant edition of Brigade #1 by creator Rob Liefeld. This features the black and white line art of Rob Liefeld. These Excusive Kickstarter variants are available only through this Kickstarter initiative. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and signed by Rob Liefeld. Add $10 for international pledges.

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    RETRO-BRIGADE PACKAGE - The Exclusive Variant Brigade cover at the $15 level WITH the original 1992 BRIGADE #1 signed by Rob Liefeld! The BEST of both era's!! International pledges add $20 for shipping!

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    For Twenty-Five Bucks you will receive 5 variant covers to Brigade #1 signed by creator Rob Liefeld. Includes a certificate of authenticity available only through Kickstarter.

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    Because you demanded it! The Extreme Swag bag at the $10 level COMBINED with the Variant cover at the $15 level. All signed personally by Rob Liefeld! Add $10 for shipping for international pledges.

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    Because you demanded it! At this level you will receive the $10 swag bag of Extreme comics as well as the $25 variant level. Add $10 to international pledges!

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    Exclusive Brigade Print Package! In addition to 5 signed Brigade variant comic books you will recieve an 11x17 limited edition Brigade art print featuring the cover to Brigade #1. That's 5 variant covers plus one exclusive print, all signed by Rob Liefeld. International backers add $10 to your pledge.

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    Best Brigade Value Package! You will receive an Exclusive Brigade vol. 1 collecting Brigade #1-3 of the new series plus loads and loads of extras. Sketches, layouts, variant covers, scripts and more. All backers of this value package will receive a PDF file of the Brigade Hardcover for you to read on the digital platform of your choosing. Also, you will receive one of our Exclusive Brigade #1 Rob Liefeld line art variants signed by Liefeld. The hardcover and the signed variants are exclusive to this Kickstarter initiative. This is the most bang for your buck! Add $10 for international pledges. In summary, Exclusive Hardcover, signed variant and PDF file.

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    THE POUCH LEVEL! An honest to goodness actual, real life, useable pouch. Sturdy and available to store your valuable tokens, Bubble gum and hand grenades! Signed with a head sketchy King of All Pouches, Rob Liefeld!! Includes the Extreme swag bag of comics at the $10 level!! International pledges add $25 for shipping!

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    Signed Brigade Hardcover with Exclusive certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by creator Rob Liefeld. In addition you will receive the PDF file to enjoy on all digital platforms. Add $10 for international shipping.

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    Brigade Limited Edition San Diego Comic Con Ashcan. Outside of Comic-Con the only way to get the limited edition Brigade ashcan signed by Rob Liefeld. We will throw in the 5 Brigade Variant covers to complete this awesome collector's set of hard to find swag. Hard core collector's only baby! International pledges add $10

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    Fans demanded it! The $75 signed Hardcover level and the Extreme Comics swag bag with more swag at this level!! Two great rewards combined at this level complete with the PDF digital file to boot!! Add $10 for international pledges!

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    Signed Brigade screenplay! Yes, there is a Top-Secret Brigade screenplay and with your bold pledge of $100 you will receive a signed copy of the 126-page Brigade screenplay by its author Rob Liefeld! Includes everything at the $50 level! Make that pledge and get your copy! Add $10 to international pledges.

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    Comic Lovers Package! All 5 Brigade Variant covers, signed by Rob Liefeld, The exclusive Brigade print featuring the cover to Brigade #1, the Hardcover and the PDF file for all your digital platforms! This covers all bases in the initial offerings, the ultimate swag bag of awesome Brigade collectibility.

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    SUPER-POUCH COMBO PACK!! Combining the Pouch reward level with the $40.00 level Exclusive Brigade Print Package! In addition to 5 signed Brigade variant comic books you will recieve an 11x17 limited edition Brigade art print featuring the cover to Brigade #1. That's 5 variant covers plus one exclusive print, all signed by Rob Liefeld. International backers add $25 to your pledge.

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    Extreme Swag Bag Comics Lovers Combo!! Combines the Extreme Swag Bag level with the Comics Lovers bonanza!! International pledges add $25 for international shipping!

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    BRIGADE SKETCH COVER! I located 20 near mint copies of the 2009 Brigade One Shot Sketch Cover Comic Con edition! Everything from the $50 best value level PLUS the BRIGADE SKETCH COVER with a sketch of your choosing by Rob Liefeld! Add $20 shipping to international pledges!

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    An ALL-NEW PREMIUM BRIGADE COVER produced exclusively for this premiere level. Art by Rob Liefeld, an all-new depiction of BRIGADE in action. This PREMIERE EDITION cover will be extremely limited and available only to Kickstarter backers at this level. Includes all 5 Variants signed by Rob Liefeld and the Brigade print and PDF file for your digital platform! Add $10 for international pledges

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    FANS DEMANDED IT! Everything at the $90 level - $75 signed Hardcover level WITH A FULL PAGE PORTRAIT of the character of your choice, illustrated by Rob Liefeld on the signature page AND the Extreme Comics swag bag with more swag at this level including a signed copy of Brigade #1!! Two great rewards combined at this level complete with the PDF digital file to boot!! Add $10 for international pledges!

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    THE DEADPOOL! Everything at the $25 level PLUS a DEADPOOL #1 sketch cover from Rob's personal collection complete with a bust of the Merc with the Mouth illustrated by Rob. Limited to 25 available copies! International pledges add $20 for shipping

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    BRIGADE ART! Choose from 1 of 6 available pages from Brigade #1 illustrated by Rob Liefeld available. A character or characters from the book will be featured on the page, not some civilian pumping gas! Liefeld art is not synonymous with boring art ever so you know it will ROCK! International pledges will add extra for shipping charges.

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    WOW! This is a big time pledge, deserving of a big time reward. At this level you will receive a personal skype or phone call from Rob Liefeld as well as everything at the $150 package level PLUS the POUCH LEVEL! You can chat it up with Rob who is never at a loss for words. 15-20 minutes.

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    BRIGADE ACTION! 6 pages of Brigade action illustrated by Rob Liefeld available from Brigade #1. Not a splash image but a quality action page featuring the characters utilizing their abilities and kicking butt! Images from issue #2 available for roll over if preferred. International pledges will carry extra shipping charges.

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    EXTREME SHOPPER! For $350 you will join Rob at his top-secret wherehouse and have 2 minutes to fill a shopping cart with Extreme, Awesome and Image comics and toys from the last 20 years. Over a dozen long boxes will be open and available for you to plunder! This Extreme Spree will be filmed and broadcast on Rob's website for all to see. Must provide your own transportation to and from site. Afterwards you and Rob will dine at a local eatery for lunch!

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    DESIGN A COSTUME for a Brigade character that will be featured in issue #1. Have an armor you want Battlestone or Roman to wear? Have a new look for Knightmare. This pledge level gives you your chance to feature that character in your design as depicted by Rob Liefeld.

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    BRIGADE SPLASH! Choose from 1 of 6 available splash page/splash images by Rob Liefeld available from Brigade #1 featuring the members of the Brigade team in action, fighting, utilizing their abilities. The #1 issue has expanded allowing for more than 22 pages, jump on one of these signature action pages in advance! Limited to 6 pages. Available to roll into images from issue #2 if preferred. First come, first come, first served in regards to picking pages.

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    BUY YOURSELF A FULL PAGE, FULL COLOR AD! Have a store or a project you want to advertise? Here's your chance to buy a full page ad in at least 40,000 copies of BRIGADE #1. Restrictions apply as the book is an all audience comic and no adult material will be featured. YOUR AD HERE! Includes 25 complementary copies for you to share with family and friends! Postage to be determined.

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    THE SUPER POLYBAG TRADING CARD DELUXE! $500 gets you 100 polybagged BRIGADE #1's complete with a trading card DEPICTING YOU AS A HERO! This personalized card drawn by Rob Liefeld will be a one of a kind original, ploybagged in your own limited stock of BRIGADE #1's. Limited to FOUR selections! Shipping costs will be determined and established at time of publication!

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    ROB DRAWS YOUR COVER! Your book, your character. Rob illustrates the cover to your independent project! A great promotional tool for your existing or fledgling title!

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    Limited to five backers who will receive a rare opportunity to get Rob outside of his residence and grab lunch in sunny Orange County, Ca. Rob will pick up the tab at one of his favorite spots and entertain you with stories from a 27 year career in comic books. Wanna know about Deadpool? Cable? The formation of Image Comics? All fair game as far as lunch gossip goes. In addition, Rob will sign as many comic books and graphic novels you can carry with your own two arms. Winner must provide their own transportation and lodging to Orange County area. Lunch will proceed with an agreed time and place.

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    Comic Shop Exclusive! In conjunction with the release of BRIGADE, Rob will come to your store for a minimum three hour signing, where he will sign all the comics your customers bring. Rob will stay beyond the minimum time if the signing necessitates it, he wants to please each and every customer with a handshake and signatures. Rob will promote the signing relentlessly across all social media platforms he participates in. Retailer must pay for business class airfare from Orange County to their store, arrange for transportation to and from their local airport, and if necessary one overnight stay in a nearby hotel in addition to signing cost. If you are within driving distance, Rob will provide his own transportation. NOTE: We will only accept one pledge per major metropolitan area to prevent these events from possibly cannibalizing each other. One in Los Angeles, one in Orange County, etc.

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    Become a character in Brigade! At this high level, we will name a meaningful character after you in Brigade. You will appear for a minimum of 12 pages through 2 consecutive issues, including the #1 issue! More if your character necessitates. You might end up an overnight fan-favorite!

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    EXCLUSIVE STORE VARIANT. Everything offered in the $2500 store appearance package including an exclusive customized variant for your store. Limited to 4 stores. If you aren't a store bit you and your buddies want to pool together for your own exclusive cover and bring Rob to your store, that's your option!

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    ORIGINAL STANDARD COVER! One chance to secure the original wrap around cover art from BRIGADE #1. It's a doozy of a piece and will look great in any collection. Includes everything at the $500 level ( 5 signed variants, print, ashcan and sketch cover ) International pledges will need to add $25 for shipping

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    ORIGINAL VARIANT COVER! One chance to secure the original VARIANT WRAP AROUND COVER art from BRIGADE #1. It's a doozy of a piece and will look great in any collection. Includes everything at the $500 level ( 5 signed variants, print, ashcan and sketch cover ) International pledges will need to add $25 for shipping

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