Bad Kids Press is proud to present it's 2017 anthology, Fractured Continuum! A follow-up to our successful 2016 anthology, A Bad Kid For All Seasons, this 200 PAGE anthology is filled with stories that celebrate comics from the Golden Age to the Modern Age! We wanted to show our love for comics by creating our own stories that evoked the feelings of some of the greatest eras & genres in comic history and surround it with a tale that presents just how important comic books can be!
The story begins in the Genre-verse, a world built on the energy created by archetypal comic stories. The existence of the Genre-verse is threatened when these stories start to break off and scatter across various far-flung destinations. With the help of a friendly Reader Bot, a team of adventurers known as The Fiction Family race to the rescue, tracking down these comics in an effort to patch them back together and return the Genre-verse to its original state before it's too late!
Here's a sneak peek at our beautiful cover:
Here’s a breakdown of what will be in Fractured Continuum:
A story from the EXTREME 90's: Warstrike #65 story and art by Matt Bessette
A tale echoing 1950’s era EC Horror: Tales From the Coffin-Maker Fictional "The Thing in the Yard Credits" written by Lindsay Moore, illustrated by Nix Lupercal, ad by Steve Fulghum
A tale of 1930’s Sci-Fi: Jack Lightning, Galactic Trooper Issue #26 "The Doomsday Protocols" story/art/colors/letters by Roel Torres
A tribute to Golden Age Superheroes: Victory Comics #3 "Masked Victory" written by Paul Axel with art & letters by Megan Fitts
A Toy Tie-in-Comic straight out of the 1980's: Mighty Mythicles #10 written by Josh Dahl with art by Matt Bessette,
An homage to the Sci-Fi Alternative Magazines of the 1970's & 80's: Teach Comix Presents #0 "Heavy Metal Teach" Story & Breakdowns: Chris Miller Art: Jonny Bloozit
A tribute to Silver Age Heroics: Tales of Tension: "Armor-Tron in Tomorrow Comes Today!" Story and Art by Max Wolman
A magnificent salute to Manga: Date Night 3000 Vol. 1 Story & Art by Daniel Neville
A tale of 1950's Romance: True-Heart Tales "I Was A Fool For Love" Story & Art by Bill Imbrogna
A 1930's tale of Noir & Mystery: Gateway to the Arcane issue 0 "A Curse Carved in Flesh" Story by Robert Howard with Art by Itamar Baz, J. Jumanji & Bill Imbrogna
An unseen tale of 1980's Underground comics: Roy Robinson's Sandwich Shop Issue #: 0 "Same As It Ever Was" Story by Tom Majkut, Script by Robert Howard & Tom Majkut with art by Renee Majkut
"Skeletons, Lies and Fire." Amriel the barbarian sets off on an epic journey. Many dangers await as he seeks his heart's desire. Written by Robert Howard and illustrated by Tonya Ratz.
All surrounded by an incredible framing sequence featuring the amazing new characters THE FICTIONAL FAMILY written by Max Wolman with art by Roel Torres!
All the work on this anthology has been done and now we want to show off our creators hard work and hope to get your support so that we may do so! Take a look at our rewards list, as there will be something great for every level of support… and something extra special for supporters at our 100 and 125 dollar pledge level. Bad Kids Press truly creates Independent Comics for Independent People, so whether you are a fan of humor, action, drama and really amazing art/comics this anthology has something for you within it’s pages!
**Howdy folks, We here at Bad Kids press would like to clarify the wording on some of the reward levels. In a few of the rewards the description states that you will receive a copy of A Bad Kid For All Seasons. Please disregard this error as this was the name of our 2016 anthology. Rest assured you will be getting a copy of the all new 2017 anthology, Fractured Continuum, as described in this Kickstarter campaign. Sorry if there has been any confusion at all, and thanks for your support!!**
Thanks to everyone for getting this campaign funded after only four days -- you guys are amazing! To show our appreciation, we are going to try and get cool bonus items into your hands by offering up some goodies at very achievable stretch goal levels. Check it out!
$1,700 – If we raise $1,700 or more in funds, we'll provide a cool free Bad Kids Press sticker to every single backer at every level! UNLOCKED! THANK YOU! FREE STICKERS FOR EVERYONE!
$1,850 – If we raise $1,850 or more in funds, we'll provide a free PDF digital copy of our previous anthology to every single backer at every level (in addition to the the stickers)! UNLOCKED! THANK YOU! FREE PDF DIGITAL COPIES OF OUR PREVIOUS ANTHOLOGY FOR EVERYONE!
$2,000 – If we raise $2,000 or more in funds, we'll provide a cool free Bad Kids Press button to every single backer at every level (in addition to the the stickers and the PDF digital copies of the previous anthology)! UNLOCKED! THANK YOU! FREE BUTTONS FOR EVERYONE!
$2,500 – If we raise $2,500 or more in funds, we'll provide a cool free 8x10 print of the beautiful cover art designed by Renee Majkut and painted by Art O'Callaghan to backers who ordered a physical copy of the book (in addition to the the stickers, the PDF digital copies of the previous anthology, and the buttons)! UNLOCKED! THANK YOU! FREE 8x10 PRINTS FOR BACKERS WHO ORDERED A PHYSICAL COPY OF THE BOOK!
$3,000 – And, if we get crazy and raise $3,000(!) or more in funds, we will go all out and throw in a free SKETCHCARD(!!!) to every single backer at every level – even if that means we have to draw all night long! Plus the stickers, the PDF digital copies of the previous anthology, the buttons (and the 8x10 cover prints to backers who ordered a physical copy of the book)!
All these stretch goals are in play. Fingers crossed that we end up giving away lots of cool free items!***
****Please note: There is NO SHIPPING CHARGE for all backers who would prefer to pick up their rewards from the physical headquarters of Bad Kids Press, Comicazi on 407 Highland St, Somerville, MA 02144. In all such cases, any shipping costs that appear in your pledge will be waived!****
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Luckily, we have completed work on the contents for this special. All that remains to be done is printing and distribution of the issue, which is where your support comes in! We will keep all our supporters abreast of our progress in getting the books and other items to you! We at Bad Kids Press will always remember you are supporting our efforts, and we will send out notification once the Kickstarter is done with dates of shipment of your comic!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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