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The SECRET SOCIETY has a cult following on the web from the Mystery Island websites and pulp novelettes... Now a limited edition comic!
The SECRET SOCIETY has a cult following on the web from the Mystery Island websites and pulp novelettes... Now a limited edition comic!
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Meet the Secret Society!

THE SECRET SOCIETY is a superhero-secret agent team of ‘metaphysical crimefighters’ developed by creator and writer Bradley Mason Hamlin with artist Mort Todd. The Society is made up of EDDIE CROSSBONES, a living skeleton, LUCY HELL, a devilgirl, PIG-MAN, a porcine powerhouse, HOURGLASS, a time-traveler who can’t control her powers, EL SECRETO, a man known as “the secret,” AGENT ADAMS, a fellow who gets his super powers from drinking spirits and many more!

The characters already have a cult following on the web through the Mystery Island websites and pulp novelettes of their adventures. This publication marks their first full comic book appearance and is now available with 8 variant covers showcasing individual members of the Secret Society.

To see a TOP SECRET dossier on all the members of the Society, along with wild art, go to the MYSTERY ISLAND HQ.

Many consider the Secret Society worthy of films, TV and merchandise. The denizens of Mystery Island agree and this Kickstarter will help spread the word on this great super-group!

SECRET SOCIETY ORIGINS #1

This comic features 40 pages with 3 complete stories presenting the origins of the Society's most intense heroes... EDDIE CROSSBONES, the Living Skeleton; LUCY HELL, Devilgirl, EL SECRETO, the Man of Mystery and BLOODY MARIA, the Barrio Bombshell! 

Three pages from the secret origins of EDDIE CROSSBONES, LUCY HELL, EL SECRETO and BLOODY MARIA!
Three pages from the secret origins of EDDIE CROSSBONES, LUCY HELL, EL SECRETO and BLOODY MARIA!

Due to the popularity of these characters, we are releasing an extremely limited Kickstarter edition featuring covers showcasing the mightiest members of the super-team! Along with covers with Eddie, Lucy and El Secreto, there are variants featuring HOURGLASS, Mistress of Time; DR. ATLANTIS, Scion of the Seven Seas; Secret Society Agent ALEX ADAMS and PIG-MAN, The Porcine Powerhouse!

REWARDS

Besides the 8 variant covers, rewards include signed copies by the creators, limited edition collector's trading cards, art prints and even original art!

The front and back covers to the LUCY HELL and EDDIE CROSSBONES variant limited editions.
The front and back covers to the LUCY HELL and EDDIE CROSSBONES variant limited editions.

 

The front and back covers to the EL SECRETO and PIG-MAN variant limited editions.
The front and back covers to the EL SECRETO and PIG-MAN variant limited editions.

 

The front and back covers to the DR. ATLANTIS and AGENT ADAMS variant limited editions.
The front and back covers to the DR. ATLANTIS and AGENT ADAMS variant limited editions.

 

The front and back covers to the HOURGLASS and LUCY HELL/HOURGLASS variant limited editions.
The front and back covers to the HOURGLASS and LUCY HELL/HOURGLASS variant limited editions.

 

Other rewards include trading cards, poster prints and even original art!

Meet the Creators!

Writer BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN is the publisher of Mystery Island Publications and operates the successful Mystery Island pop culture website, which specializes in alternative literature and music. Hamlin’s most recent interviews include Henry Rollins and Eric Burdon of The Animals. As a writer, Hamlin has published hundreds of short stories, poems, and articles in print and online. The Pulitzer prize winning beat poet Gary Snyder dubbed Hamlin “The Road Warrior of Poetry.”

Artist MORT TODD has worked as a writer, artist and /or editor with various comic book companies. He was Editor-in-Chief of Cracked and at Marvel Comics he launched the Marvel Music line and record label. As a freelancer, Todd has worked on titles ranging from Superman and Spider-Man to Conan and Tales from the Crypt. He is also known for his CD covers and directs music videos. Mort also keeps busy animating and is overseeing the Charlton Neo line of comics and Pix-C ( a weekly comics website), featuring work by Brad Hamlin. See more at morttodd.com.

Risks and challenges

Creators Bradley Mason Hamlin and Mort Todd have developed this project over many years, and while the books are ready to go to print, it's always hard to foresee challenges ahead. The main goal of this Kickstarter is to spread the word about the uniqueness of the Secret Society and expand their domain from print into animation, film, other merchandise and beyond! Thanks for your interest and support!

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    Honorary Member of the Secret Society

    Become an Honorary Member of the Secret Society for pledging just $1 to the cause with a full color high resolution PDF for you to download and print. Features the Secret Society members and suitable for framing!

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    Secret Society Collector Post Cards

    A set of 2 limited edition collector's edition Secret Society post cards, one featuring a group portrait of the team, and the other showcasing one of the members. Also includes the Secret Society Certificate.

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    Secret Society Origins #1 Digital Copy

    The above plus a digital copy of Secret Society Origins #1 with a variant cover of the team not available in print with this Kickstarter campaign.

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    Lucy Hell Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of Lucy Hell, Devilgirl, posing before a pile of vanquished foes from the cover of the Secret Society Origins Lucy Hell variant #1. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Lucy Hell Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Lucy Hell variant "A" featuring Lucy Hell, Devilgirl, posing before a pile of vanquished foes. Back cover features a pin-up of Lucy Hell in full demon mode battling her teammate Eddie Crossbones with the aid of a giant monster!

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    El Secreto & Bloody Maria Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of El Secreto, "Mister Misterio," and his lady love Bloody Maria, the Barrio Bombshell, from the cover of the Secret Society Origins El Secreto variant #1. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO El Secreto Variant #1 Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins El Secreto #1. El Secreto, "Mister Misterio," and his lady love Bloody Maria, the Barrio Bombshell. Back cover features El Secreto rescuing an Indian Princess menaced by a multi-armed evil!

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    Agent Adams Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of Agent Adams, "Alcoholman," rescuing a green-skinned maiden threatened by a toothy, tentacled monster from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Agent Adams variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Agent Adams Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Agent Adams Variant. Features Agent Adams, "Alcoholman," rescuing a green-skinned maiden threatened by a toothy, tentacled monster. Back cover has Lucy Hell's rock band, the Hellcats facing a conundrum as they meet their doppelgangers!

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    Hourglass Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of Hourglass, The Mistress of Time, being held captive by some rotting mummies as they wrap her up from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Hourglass Variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Hourglass Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Hourglass Variant. Featuring Hourglass, The Mistress of Time, being held captive by some rotting mummies as they wrap her up. Back cover features a colorful group pic of the Secret Society encountering a strange inter-dimensional crisis!

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    Pig-Man Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of Pig-Man, The Porcine Powerhouse, racing his hog through a flaming hoop as he confronts criminal clowns from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Pig-Man Variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Pig-Man Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Pig-Man Variant. Featuring Pig-Man, The Porcine Powerhouse, racing his hog through a flaming hoop as he confronts criminal clowns. Back cover shows Rubbergirl and Mr. Twisted at the mercy of the sinister entity that is Krampus!

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    Dr. Atlantis Print

    All of the above plus a quality print of Dr. Atlantis, Scion of the 7 Seven Seas, about to be ensnared by some merciless mermaids from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Dr. Atlantis Variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Dr. Atlantis Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Dr. Atlantis Variant. Featuring Dr. Atlantis, Scion of the 7 Seven Seas, about to be ensnared by some merciless mermaids! Back cover showcases a pin-up of the she-devil known as Lavender!

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    Eddie Crossbones Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of Eddie Crossbones, The Living Skeleton, reviewing his booty from his pirate days in his secret cave from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Eddie Crossbones Variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Eddie Crossbones Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Eddie Crossbones Variant. Featuring Eddie Crossbones, The Living Skeleton reviewing his booty from his pirate days in his secret cave. Back cover features Eddie Crossbones interrupting a Pizza Party held by the Secret Society's Rogues Gallery.

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    Lucy Hell / Hourglass Print

    All of the above along with a quality print of a tender moment between Lucy Hell, Devilgirl and Hourglass, The Mistress of Time from the cover of the Secret Society Origins #1 Lucy Hell / Hourglass Variant. Full color on cardstock, suitable for framing.

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    SSO #1 Lucy / Hourglass Variant Comic

    All of the above plus a print copy of the Secret Society Origins #1 Lucy Hell / Hourglass Variant. Featuring Lucy Hell, Devilgirl and Hourglass, The Mistress of Time in a tender moment. Back cover shows Lucy and Hourglass in a not so tender catfight.

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    SSO #1 8 Variants Autographed

    All prints, postcards and Secret Society Honorary Membership, along with all 8 comic variants signed by writer Bradley Mason Hamlin and artist Mort Todd.

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    Original Art Secret Society Portrait

    All of the above plus a piece of original art featuring a portrait of your choice. Choose from Lucy Hell, Eddie Crossbones, El Secreto or Bloody Maria. Signed by artist Mort Todd and personalized with your name (if you want).

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    Secret Society Origins #1 Original Art

    All 8 comic variants, prints, postcards and Secret Society Honorary Membership plus a page of original art used in the printing of Secret Society Origins #1, signed by artist Mort Todd. (Note: This does not include the Secret Society Portrait original art posted above. See below for both.)

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    SSO #1 Original Art & Portrait

    All of the above, including the 8 comic variants, prints, postcards and Secret Society Honorary Membership plus a page of original art used in the printing of Secret Society Origins #1, signed by artist Mort Todd AND a Secret Society Portrait original art of your choice. Choose from Lucy Hell, Eddie Crossbones, El Secreto or Bloody Maria. Signed by artist Mort Todd and personalized with your name (if you want).

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