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First Law of Mad Science: a Lovecraftian/ Scifi/ Adventure comic needs your help!

For the past two years, childhood friends Mike Isenberg and Oliver Mertz have met every weekend over Skype to tell a story. Now, with the drawing talent of Daniel Lapham, they're almost ready to tell you that story, but they need your help.

First Law of Mad Science started out as a simple idea and quickly developed into a globe-trotting, high-stakes mystery/adventure, set in a bright, high-tech near-future world juxtaposed against some very dark and unsettling elements (such as: ancient unknown things, murderous personal ambition, evil corporate conspiracy, and apocalyptic hopelessness).

Twelve issues are planned. Issue one is set to debut at New York Comic Con this October. Your backing will help make that happen, by contributing to the costs of paying the artist (the talented Daniel Lapham) and printer, as well as expenses such as New York Comic Con exhibitor fees.

Telling this story has been a labor of love for us, and the process of turning it into an actual finished comic has been extremely rewarding. We hope you can be a part of that process. Take a look at the rewards on the right side of the screen, or just give what you can. Thanks! We look forward to being able to share the First Law Of Mad Science world with you! Special thanks to J.J. Surma for the V.O. in the video. UPDATE: We've reached our funding goal! Thanks so much to all of the backers! More pledges will still help, though. Take a look at the updates section to see how money raised beyond the goal will help the project.

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    NIKOLA TESLA - A pdf of First Law issue 1, access to updates which include concept art and previews of pages, and a pdf of Mike's 4 page mini comic (that's nothing like First Law).

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    WERNER HEISENBERG - Everything from NIKOLA TESLA plus First Law of Mad Science issue #1 mailed to you (or handed to you if you are going to be at the New York Comic Con).

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    WILHELM REICH - Everything from WERNER HEISENBERG plus AUTOGRAPHS on the comic from the writers and artist.

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    MICHAEL FARADAY - Everything from NIKOLA TESLA, plus a LIMITED EDITION of the comic featuring exclusive content (concept art, etc.) and YOUR NAME on a thank you page of the comic. Limited Edition is signed and numbered.

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    ERWIN SCHRODINGER - Everything from NIKOLA TESLA, plus a SUPER SPECIAL EDITION featuring everything in the limited edition plus the full script and YOUR NAME on a thank you page of the comic. Super Special Edition is signed and numbered.

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    "DOC" EMMETT BROWN - Everything from ERWIN SCHRODINGER plus a selection of 5 comics from Oliver's collection (his choosing).

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    VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN - Everything from "DOC" EMMETT BROWN plus a minor character named after you in a later issue. (Limited to 4 backers)

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    HENRY JEKYLL - Everything from ERWIN SCHRODINGER plus a selection of 25 comics from Oliver's collection (his choosing).

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    C.A. ROTWANG - Everything from ERWIN SCHRODINGER plus 50 comics from Oliver's collection (his choosing) to help you get your own comic collection going!

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    HERBERT WEST - Everything from "DOC" EMMETT BROWN plus dinner with one of the writers, if you live in the DC or NYC area. (Plus "Thank you" page mention)

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    DR. MOREAU - Everything from ERWIN SCHRODINGER plus 100 comics from Oliver's collection (his choosing) to help you get your own comic collection going!

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    YOU - Everything from ERWIN SCHRODINGER plus 200 comics from Oliver's Collection (his choosing), a children's science kit, and video thank you from Mike and Oliver in which they wear funny hats they have made themselves but they make no reference to.

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