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An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. He says suicide, she says murder!
An annoying goth princess haunts the rookie train conductor who ran her over. He says suicide, she says murder!
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Only 54 copies of the 100 Kickstarter Exclusive "Invisible Woman" Variant remain. Grab one before this campaign ends July 14! Only at the limited ROADRAILER and CLUB CAR reward tiers!
Only 54 copies of the 100 Kickstarter Exclusive "Invisible Woman" Variant remain. Grab one before this campaign ends July 14! Only at the limited ROADRAILER and CLUB CAR reward tiers!

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Sample of images from the CROSSING gallery. Stretch goal #1 at $3600!
Sample of images from the CROSSING gallery. Stretch goal #1 at $3600!

Help us print the next issue in this six-part series and bring CROSSING  to Comic Con International in San Diego next month.  Punching your ticket for another ride on the CROSSING Kickstarter Express? Thank you! This new issue is not only another action-packed installment, but we have some fun surprises and special Rewards for returning backers! 

New to the series? Check out the preview of pages below and jump on board now! 

CROSSING will be a six-issue mini-series and we are here on Kickstarter to print Issue 4 and bring CROSSING  back to Comic Con International this July. Plus, in a series first, we’re printing an exclusive Invisible Woman Variant

CROSSING #4 cover and variant cover art by Alex Cormack. 100 signed & numbered variant editions will be printed exclusively for this campaign.
CROSSING #4 cover and variant cover art by Alex Cormack. 100 signed & numbered variant editions will be printed exclusively for this campaign.

Cover Art by Alex Cormack, only 100 signed and numbered copies of the variant will be printed, ever, and this campaign is the only way to ensure you get one!

Despite some pretty mature, heavy-hitting themes (crime, suicide, railroad safety) the series is a comedy about two people who wouldn't like each other under normal circumstances--much less paranormal--but have to find a way to work together if they ever want to be free of each other. Our next issue is in the final stages, and a print run of 400 copies, plus 100 of the signed and numbered Invisible Woman Variant  (Kickstarter Exclusive), are guaranteed when we hit 100% funding. Script for the entire series is complete and we'll be rolling straight into Issues #5- 6 after we're funded. This series is happening, people, but we need you to help us get to the other side!

Our Story

In Part 1, after a meet-cute with a locomotive, DARC train engineer, M.C. Tejada, is haunted by the ghost of Nina Goldman, a goth girl with a grudge. He says her death was suicide, She knows she was murdered, and not by the poor guy who ran her over. The relationship is a roller coaster of pain for both parties, but Nina is convinced she would never have killed herself and she can't cross over until M.C. helps her solve her case. 

From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #1 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)

ISSUE#2

The paranormal odd couple stumble onto a support group of ghosts and hosts in the same predicament: people stuck together by circumstance and trying to move on with their (after)lives. The hosts have a working theory that they can find a way for the ghosts to break on through to the other side, but nothing has done it yet. "Conscious uncoupling" gets a whole new look as we learn more about the ghosts run to ground and the Conductors doing their best to figure out how to help.

From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #2 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)

ISSUE #3 

While Nina is focused on solving her immediate predicament, the family she left behind is struggling through grief. Nicole believes her sister committed suicide and nothing and no one seems to be able to help her cope. 

From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)
From CROSSING #3 (Enrica Jang, Alex Cormack, and Mark Mullaney)

MORE ISSUE #4 PREVIEW PAGES TO BE REVEALED!

In the newest issue, the ghosts begin to piece together clues that might help two of them finally cross over. They just have to do a little more to convince their hosts they’re onto something.

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CROSSING Issue #4, page 4
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CROSSING #4, page 9

 Was it really murder? Because if Nina’s right, and her death was no accident, there’s a killer on the loose and the little sister she left behind could be in real danger. 

Enrica Jang (writer) is the writer and creator of AZTECA, Angel With a Bullet, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents  series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. 

Alex Cormack (artist) is an illustrator living in Tyngsboro MA with his wife, Ashley, and three cats Danger, Destruction, and Disaster. He was an independent animator before diving into comics. He has worked with many publishers such as ComixTribe, Bliss on Tap, Red Stylo Media as well as numerous freelance writers, and has been published by Image comics and IDW. For more info please look at his website www.AlexCormack.com

Mark Mullaney (logo, color, letters) is a three-time Emmy-nominated animator and artist from Boston, Massachusetts. See more of his work at landofthedisinterested.tumblr.com.

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Backers can either find the THIRD RAIL reward in the list OR add the bundle to your package at any level!

Risks and challenges

Money raised will go toward artist fees, printing, rewards and shipping (both to us from the printer and to you, our generous backers!) Additional funds go towards creating new rewards, adding train cars, and production of future issues. We have been fortunate to complete and deliver two previous campaigns (and THREE issues) in this series and we are confident we've worked out how to stand and deliver a third time.

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    GHOST TRAIN MYSTERY CAR

    BE a character in Issues 5 and 6 of CROSSING: Alex Cormack will use your likeness as the model for one MAJOR CHARACTER! You'll also receive a signed copy of the issue where your character first appears and a credit in the comic!

    This tier includes a subscription to the remainder of the series. Going forward you will not only receive Issues #1, 2, 3 and 4 in print plus a set of 11x17 prints of both the regular Isuue #4 and Invisible Woman Variant covers, but you will also automatically receive the next issues and 11x17 cover prints before they are offered to the public (final issue #6 and cover expected delivery 2020), plus FREE SHIPPING for every installment.

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