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What if Earth’s greatest heroes died...but were reassembled and resurrected as one man? **TEAM LOGO REWARD at $12.5K

Less than 2 HOURS REMAIN!!!

I hope this motivates you to keep helping to get the word out. Here are ALL the BONUS STRETCH REWARDS.

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We just reached 12K so the TALES OF DISCORD Hard Cover versions are unlocked for TIERS $75 & above. (BTW: It's not too late to increase your bid to $75 to take advantage of this hard cover upgrade because it's now a done deal!)

Next up is just a short jaunt to $12,500. Everyone at $30 & above will get an EXCLUSIVE TEAM WAR HAMMER Logo Sticker.(FYI: The sticker will be round)

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SPECIAL LIGHTNING DEAL for ALL TIERS $30 & above: Add $15 onto your pledge until it ends and get:

• Graphic Novel written by Tony Lee ($60 Tier gets a TBD graphic novel)

• Signed copy of ORBIT: THE CAST OF DOCTOR WHO

• Signed copy of an Issue of VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS

And if I get a lot of interest in this 

• A SPECIAL BONUS DISCORD Surprise!!!

This is a lot of value for just $15!!!

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12K STRETCH REWARD: Okay folks. This one is because you asked for it. When we reach $12,000:

EVERYONE at the $75 - $200 Tiers will have their Trade Paperback copy of TALES OF DISCORD automatically upgraded to a SIGNED HARD COVER Version!!!

EVERYONE at the "Unnamed" $250, $500 & $1,000 Tiers will have their HARD COVER Version automatically upgraded to the NUMBERED & SIGNED LIMITED EDITION HARD COPY Version that contains all the scripts for TALES OF DISCORD.

For those at Special TIERS Here's how you can get a hardcopy (let me know you raised your pledge when you get the end funding survey):

$60 "TONY LEE" TIER - Add $15 for the TALES HARD COPY (only)

$300 TIER - Add $25 for the HARD COPY or $40 for the DELUXE EDITION

$500 "THE WIRE" TIER - Add $25 for the HARD COPY or $40 for the DELUXE EDITION

$600 "SCREENWRITERS" TIER - Add $25 for the HARD COPY or $40 for the DELUXE EDITION

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***NEW (SOONER) RELEASE DATE ON ALL TIERS: DECEMBER 2012

I have been given permission by AAM/MARKOSIA to pre-release copies of the TALES OF DISCORD trade paperback to all KICKSTARTER BACKERS.

ALL TIERS WILL SHIP BY DECEMBER 2012 (or sooner)

***Ignore the 2013 dates on the TIERS (they physically can't be changed on tiers that already have backers)

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IRIDIAN flies high into new territories in THE HUFFINGTON POST

This is too cool not to share. The Pulitzer Prize winning THE HUFFINGTON POST has posted an article about TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDIAN called "A New Lesbian Superhero"  http://tinyurl.com/6unptnm

It completely floored me to get this type of endorsement and praise in such a respected news journal for something I have written.

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PAUL J. SALAMOFF (Creator of DISCORD)

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NEW LIMITED EXCLUSIVE TIERS

Hey folks, well the good will keeps coming for TALES OF DISCORD and I've got some awesome LIMITED EXCLUSIVE TIERS that I've just added that I want to tell you about:

$125 "IRIDIAN Tier" - Sasha Lotrian of the popular CARD CARRYING LESBIAN Blog (CardCarryingLesbian.com) has generously donated jewelry from her beautifully hand-crafted "Hard As Steel" line. These LIMITED EDITION Iridian Necklaces are available in 7 different styles to choose from and are hand engraved with the words: "Fight Discord". This is being offered along with the items at the $30 Tier PLUS A signed Limited Edition of TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDAIN andan Iridian Sticker. (ONLY 5 AVAILABLE)

$125 "SOLARIS & MOONSHADOW Tier" - Actor/Writer/Director NOEL CLARKE will sign a Limited Edition of TALES OF DISCORD: SOLARIS & MOONSHADOW and a “Mickey Smith” Doctor Who action figure. You also get a Solaris and Moonshadow Sticker PLUS EVERYTHING from the $30 Tier(ONLY 3 AVAILABLE)

$200  "TWEAKER Tier" - Artist/Drummer Neil D’Monte has signed a pair of drumsticks he used on tour with Chris Vrenna's (of Nine Inch Nails & Marilyn Manson) band TWEAKER plus Neil will draw a B&W Sketch of any Discord character(s) of your choice. These are on top of EVERYTHING you get at the $75 Tier! (ONLY 1 AVAILABLE)

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You may know him as "INSPECTOR SPACETIME" on NBC's COMMUNITY but meet his alter-ego "THE INSPECTOR" and listen up because he's got an INSANELY URGENT MESSAGE for all of mankind about TALES OF DISCORD!!!

For more of "THE INSPECTOR":
www.youtube.com/sivartis
www.theinspector.tv
www.facebook.com/untitledwebseries

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ANDRE ROYO, "Bubbles" himself from HBO's THE WIRE gives some love to DISCORD...and a NEW TIER!

Actor ANDRE ROYO from HBO's THE WIRE as well as FRINGE and HEROES shot a funny and energetic (but totally sincere) endorsement and is offering a special THE WIRE TIER for a few lucky Backers.

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NEW BACKER TIER FOR ASPIRING SCREENWRITERS

Screenwriter/Producer STEPHEN SUSCO (THE GRUDGE 1&2, THE POSSESSION) has generously offered a new Backer Tier called the SCREENWRITER'S TIER geared towards aspiring screenwriters.

Watch his video and take advantage of this AMAZING OFFER!!!

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ACTOR / WRITER / DIRECTOR NOEL CLARKE ENDORSES TALES OF DISCORD

DOCTOR WHO & STAR TREK 2 Actor and Writer/Producer of the upcoming STORAGE 24, Noel Clarke has given his support for TALES OF DISCORD. As you may know, Noel is the basis for the superhero twin brothers featured in TALES OF DISCORD: SOLARIS & MOONSHADOW

NOEL CLARKE as SOLARIS & MOONSHADOW
NOEL CLARKE as SOLARIS & MOONSHADOW

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METALOCALYPSE'S JON SCHNEPP ENDORSES TALES OF DISCORD

JON SCHNEPP, the Director of ADULT SWIM's wildly popular METALOCALYPSE and the upcoming GRIMM FAIRY TALES has given his blessing to the TALES OF DISCORD Kickstarter.

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TONY LEE ENDORSES DISCORD & REVEALS SURPRISE BONUS!!!

TONY LEE, the writer of IDW's immensely successful DOCTOR WHO series, the graphic novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES and the upcoming Image comic MACGUYVER (to name only a very few) has thrown his hat in the ring for TALES OF DISCORD.

Watch his video now. He has a special surprise for all past & future Backers of this campaign!

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Praise for “DISCORD”

MARK WAID (Irredeemable, Incorruptible) - “A very clever twist on standard superhero tropes…DISCORD is a story of optimism cloaked in dread and terror. Just read it.”

ERIC WALLACE (SyFy's "Eureka" and DC's Titans) - "Salamoff is a writer determined to shatter traditional superhero conventions. 'DISCORD,' a high octane and emotionally rich tale of lost identity, is his weapon. The result is a grounded space fantasy full of surprises. I can't wait to see where this book goes from here!"

RICK REMENDER (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force) - "Paul Salamoff has created a unique comic, a true mash up in every sense of the word. Sci-Fi, superhero, and horror blended and served in a bowl of high-adventure."

JIM KRUEGER (Earth X, Justice, Foot Soldiers) - "When's the last time I was really surprised by a comic?  About five minutes ago, when I read DISCORD…Unexpected, smart and unique, DISCORD is worth your time.” 

COMIC BOOK SUNDAY - "DISCORD has the feel of the very best of early 90's superhero team adventures, but then surprises with an intriguing twist that redefines familiar tropes with a fascinating tale of what it really means to be a hero. Salamoff is a writer to keep an eye on!"

ComicAttack.net - “DISCORD is a great read…It’s not a typical superhero story and really delves into the psyche of superhumans…You should definitely read this.”

World of Superheroes - “The concept is an explosion of ‘I should have thought of that’ and fantastic brilliance. I was stunned by its humanity and touched by the perfectly executed dilemma and horror. DISCORD has changed team books in the same kind of fresh relevance displayed in morning glories in a more Superhero vein”"

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The Big Picture

All funds raised here will go to the creation of the 5 issues of “TALES OF DISCORD” and the collected graphic novel “TALES OF DISCORD: The complete Series” (i.e. page rates for the artists, lettering).  The first issue “TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDIAN” is scheduled to be done by August 2012. 

Any additional funds will go towards the printing of the book and, based on certain milestones beyond $11K, I will be offering a slew of BONUS STRETCH REWARDS that will really make it worth getting the word out about this project. Please check my updates for those announcements. I definitely want to take care of the people who back this project.

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What is "DISCORD"?


  • Written by Paul J. Salamoff
  • Artwork by Giuseppe D'Elia
  • Introduction by Eisner Winner Mark Waid

After crash-landing on a distant planet, which leaves everyone onboard dead and dismembered, a member of a popular superhero team is reassembled and resurrected by the indigenous aliens with the useable body parts of the rest of his team (as well as the enemy). As he deals with the grief of losing his friends as well as his own identity, he must also come to terms with not just who, but what he is.
 
DISCORD explores the themes of self and the loss of identity. It deals seriously with the issues of love, friendship and family and how these can be torn apart by despair and self loathing. It also examines what it means to be a hero both as a member of a team as well as an individual. In so dealing with the thin line between good and evil.

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What is “TALES OF DISCORD”?

Because of the success of DISCORD and input from the fans, I have decided to expand the universe by releasing ONE-SHOT PREQUELS that focus on individual members of Team War Hammer before the tragedy.

These “TALES OF DISCORD” will not only give you a look into the different personalities of each member but will also lay the groundwork for what's to occur in the upcoming graphic novel sequel to DISCORD that Giuseppe D’Elia and I are currently prepping.

TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDIAN - Sample Pages
TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDIAN - Sample Pages

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The Five Titles will be:

  • TALES OF DISCORD: Iridian
  • TALES OF DISCORD: Solaris & Moonshadow
  • TALES OF DISCORD: Sinew
  • TALES OF DISCORD: Massive
  • TALES OF DISCORD: Chromatic & Moiré

They will be collected into a single trade paperback graphic novel called TALES OF DISCORD: The Complete Series.

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About the Artists

Paul J. Salamoff (Writer & Creator)has been working in the Entertainment Industry for over 20 years and has worked in Film, TV and Commercials as a Writer, Producer, Executive, Comic Creator and originally as a Make-Up FX Artist. He is the author of two non-fiction books: ON THE SET: The Hidden Rules of Movie Making Etiquette and The Complete DVD Book and the writer of the acclaimed graphic novels DISCORD, LOGAN’S RUN: LAST DAY and LOGAN’S RUN: AFTERMATH. For additional Info: www.paulsalamoff.com

Giuseppe D’Elia (Artist DISCORD & TALES OF DISCORD)Born in Salerno, Italy, D’Elia has worked on such divers projects as LAZARUS LEDD, the ASSAASSINO and CLAY miniseries as well as issues of JOHN DOE GLI ANNI PERDUTI and UNA PIRAMIDE NEL DESERTO. He has also worked with many independent U.S. publishing companies on such titles as THE LIBRARIAN-Return to King Solomon’s Mines, THE GHOST FIGHTER and UNIT PRIMES – SALVAGE as well as DANGER TOURS.

Diego Molano (Artist TALES OF DISCORD: Iridian) is a Cuban American comic book artist, illustrator and animator from Miami Florida, currently working at Titmouse animation studios. He grew up on a steady diet of cartoons and comics, and continues that tradition in his work on such projects as black dynamite. china il, superjail, major lazer and savage bros.

DJ Burgess (Artist TALES OF DISCORD: Solaris & Moonshadow) was born and raised in Cape Cod, MA and has been creative in one form or another for as long as he can remember. He started drawing after he saw "The Empire Strikes Back" on VHS wanting to re-create everything he saw in the film - mostly the snowspeeders, though. After high school, DJ followed his dream to Art School has been drawing, painting, sculpting and working digitally with no signs of stopping. His first professional comic gig was on the recently released ORBIT: THE CAST OF DOCTOR WHO Biopic comic. His realistic painterly style was brought to bear on the Matt Smith section of the graphic novel.

Leah Novak (Letterer DISCORD & TALES OF DISCORD) has been a professional editor/letterer since 2004 and specializes in the comic book/graphic novel format. She has worked with many independent artists as well as being an assistant editor on EA's Dead Space: Salvage graphic novel.  Discord is her latest project and one that she is very proud of working on with Paul J. Salamoff. 

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Available Incentives

Here's a list of the exciting items we're offering.  Select your package to the right. 

  • Digital copies of all 5 TALES OF DISCORD One-shot Comics (which represents the entire graphic novel)
  • Signed copies of DISCORD and TALES OF DISCORD: The Complete Series
  • A limited edition 11x17 print of DISCORD by Giuseppe D’Elia (image below)
  • A black & white sketch of YOU battling Sinew (By the TALES OF DISCORD artist of your choice).
  • A fully rendered and colored picture of YOU battling Sinew (By the TALES OF DISCORD artist of your choice).
  • YOUR NAME as a supporting character!
  • YOUR NAME & LIKENESS as a supporting character!
  • A signed limited edition hard copy version of the "TALES OF DISCORD: The Complete Series" graphic novel.

Here's a preview of the Limited Edition 11x17 print of DISCORD by Giuseppe D’Elia:

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    IRIDIAN Tier - $30 Tier PLUS A signed Limited Edition of TALES OF DISCORD: IRIDAIN, an Iridian Sticker and a EXCLUSIVE Card Carrying Lesbian “Hard As Steel” IRIDIAN "Fight Discord" Necklace (Choose from 7 styles)

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    TWEAKER Tier - $75 Tier PLUS a B&W Sketch of Discord character(s) of your choice by Artist/Drummer Neil D’Monte and a pair of signed drumsticks Neil used on tour with Chris Vrenna's (of Nine Inch Nails & Marilyn Manson) band TWEAKER

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    "THE WIRE" TIER -- Everything at the $75 Level PLUS: Signed DVD Box Set of HBO's THE WIRE, Autograph picture of "Bubbles", The Pilot SCript of THE WIRE signed by Andre Royo AND Andre Royo will record a phone answering message for you as "Bubbles"!!!

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