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To save the world from a Second Apocalypse, a dysfunctional team of heroes and villains search for Heaven's Champion.
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Mystery Babylon is an original post-apocalyptic comic series of superhero proportions! It's a high-energy fantasy comic which follows the adventures of Kick Girl, an immortal demon with an unpleasant attitude. Along with her for the ride is Zero, a happy-go-lucky priest sidekick, and Delilah, the destiny-driven Cult Leader

At the end of the Apocalypse, all of the demons were sealed away in "the Pit." A conflicted Kick Girl made a promise to the dying hero J.J., never to break the seal. A promise she kept for the past thousand years... until she was betrayed by Judas, one of her former companions.

Now our heroes are on a mission to find Heaven's Champion, the only one who can kill the Anti-Christ and save the world. However, evil forces at work may lead some of Kick's friends astray...

Mystery Babylon takes a unique twist on themes from Revelations and mixes it with a very lighthearted and expressive sense of humor. It's a fun-loving adventure comic suited for both young adults and adults alike. If you love angels, demons, superheroes, mythology, constant backstabbing, name-calling, awkward romances, and holy water squirt bottles... then this is the comic for you!

The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise enough money to print out Chapter 5 as a perfect bound, soft cover, graphic novel. The book will be 6.5"x10", 48 pages long, full color, on high quality glossy paper.

We successfully funded Mystery Babylon Chapter 3 as a Kickstarter last year. Because we exceeded our goals, we were able to offer Chapter 4 as an add-on during the last day. We know many backers missed this opportunity to get a hold of Chapter 4, so we are very happy to offer rewards featuring a Chapter 4 & 5 bundle.

If you are brand new to the Mystery Babylon series, we offer rewards where you can pick up the entire collection so far!

All Kickstarter backers will get a very special thanks on the kick-girl.com website, grouped by pledge tier!
All backers will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cover image! The one with the most votes will become the new cover to Chapter 5!

How can you help? You can back Mystery Babylon at any level that best fits you. You can help us immensely by sharing it everywhere! Sharing by both social media and by word-of-mouth can make all the difference! This is an amazing time to be an independent creator. With Kickstarter, we can print fun new stories without the aid of big publishers. It's all thanks to awesome supporters like you that we can make this one-woman comic series a reality!

Val Hochberg (Val Brazier) was born in the freezing cold snows of Buffalo, NY but moved to the burning heat of the Phoenix deserts to pursue a comic career. She is both the writer and artist of Mystery Babylon. She has been working on Mystery Babylon since 2010 and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon!
She really likes Star Wars, Dragon Age, giggling, and her Boosterific husband, Scott.

Thanks to Chris Warren with Firecracker Media for producing my Kickstarter Video. I also want to give thanks to Free Music Archive for providing awesome free music.
Thanks to Print Ninja for working with me and producing such great quality books.
Thank you to my awesome Patreon supporters, who encourage and support me making comics all year round!
Special thanks to all my friends, family, and peers who gave me feedback and inspiration for both the comic series and the Kickstarter.
And most of all, a big huge THANK YOU! to everyone who supports the comic. Without you, this book would not be possible. ♥

Thank you so much for your support! :D
Thank you so much for your support! :D
                                                                                                                                                                   

Risks and challenges

This is my second Kickstarter project I'm running. My first campaign was an awesome success! and I even managed to get all the rewards shipped out by the estimated date. I learned a lot and I'm hoping for another smooth and successful Kickstarter campaign with your help!

That being said, there's always a chance for delays. In the case for all graphic novel projects, there can be delays in both the printing and shipping processes. But I've used Print Ninja before for all of my books, and they have always been of exceptional quality!
I always "expect the unexpected" in regards to any potential delays in receiving the books from the printers. If that is the case, I will be sure to keep you all informed through Kickstarter updates.

There could also be delays in shipping books out to supporters as well, if the Kickstarter goes over and beyond my expectations.

I have some great ideas for some Stretch Goals! Adding these bonuses and add-ons may take a little bit of extra time for production.

Another risk is keeping up proper communication with the backers. I will do my best to answer any and all questions as quickly as possible. I will also be sending out question and request forms to certain backers regarding information for original artwork and such. So be sure to check your emails from Kickstarter.

Thank you all for your support and thank you for reading Mystery Babylon!
~Val

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    FANATIC - High Resolution PDF digital download of Mystery Babylon Chapter 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website.

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    BELIEVER - High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Mystery Babylon Chapters 4 & 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website.

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    SAINT - High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website.

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    SOLAR CORE - Mystery Babylon Chapter 5 Graphic Novel, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital download of Chapter 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD - CUPID'S BOW - Mystery Babylon Chapters 4 & 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 4 & 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    CUPID'S BOW - Mystery Babylon Chapters 4 & 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 4 & 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    ZERO'S BACKPACK - Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    COUNCIL MEMBER - You will receive a full color digital drawing of any character of your choice. High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website.

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    GUARDIAN - You will receive an 8.5"x11" black & white inked original art piece of two characters of your choice. Comes with Mystery Babylon Chapter 5 Graphic Novel, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital download of Chapter 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    ANGEL - You will receive an 8.5"x11" black & white inked original art piece of two characters of your choice. Comes with Mystery Babylon Chapters 4 & 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 4 & 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    ARCHANGEL - You will receive an 8.5"x11" black & white inked original art piece of two characters of your choice. Comes with Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    CHAMPION - You will receive an 11"x17" full color original art piece of the characters of your choice. Comes with Mystery Babylon Chapter 5 as a Graphic Novel, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital download of Chapter 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    SAVIOR - You will receive an 11"x17" full color original art piece of the characters of your choice. Comes with Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 as a Graphic Novel set, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    PATRON OF BABYLON - You or your character will make a small cameo in the comic, beginning as early as Chapter 6. You will work with Val to design your character so he/she fits into the established world. You will receive Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 as a Graphic Novel set, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD - SOLAR CORE - Mystery Babylon Chapter 5 Graphic Novel, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital download of Chapter 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD - ZERO'S BACKPACK - Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 Graphic Novels, signed by Val Hochberg. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    12 STAR - You or your character will become one of the 12 ancient Gods in the comic. In the comics they may appear in flashbacks, as statues / artwork, and even have their own devout group of followers! This character will remain as an established figure throughout the entire comic series. You will work with Val to design your character so he/she fits into the established world. You will receive Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 as a Graphic Novel set. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5, signed by Val Hochberg. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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    12 STAR - You or your character will become one of the 12 ancient Gods in the comic. In the comics they may appear in flashbacks, as statues / artwork, and even have their own devout group of followers! This character will remain as an established figure throughout the entire comic series. You will work with Val to design your character so he/she fits into the established world. You will receive Mystery Babylon Chapters 1 - 5 as a Graphic Novel set. Also includes High Resolution PDF digital downloads of Chapters 1 - 5, signed by Val Hochberg. Your name will be listed on the "Special Thanks" section on the Kick-Girl.com website. Free Shipping in the US. Add an additional $20 for Canadian Shipping and $30 for International Shipping.

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