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Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition Trade Paperback!

All five issues of the beloved X-Men fan comic collected in one paperback edition!

Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition Trade Paperback!

All five issues of the beloved X-Men fan comic collected in one paperback edition!

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About

"Every fandom has a secret weapon, and Adam Reck is just that for X-Men! He gets it. And his Bish & Jubez is a delightful reminder that everything matters to somebody. I can’t get enough!"                                              

 - Chad Bowers, X-Men '92 & Youngblood 

Part of what keeps a fan community healthy and vital are members of that community using their passion to CREATE. What Adam has done with BISH & JUBEZ is add to the lexicon of the fandom with this dynamic, funny, engaging work. The amount of joy it brings is immeasurable!      10/10 Time Traveling Fireworks!  

 - Vita Ayala, Morbius, [redacted X-Men book] & Submerged

I would challenge strangers to duels in defense of the honor, heart, and joy of this comic.

- Jay Edidin, Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Bish & Jubez is a fun, funny, and surprisingly heartfelt comic that Marvel could stand to learn a thing or two from.

- Zachary Jenkins, Xavier Files

After three years and five amazing issues, Bish and Jubez has finally come to an end! Now it's time to celebrate everyone's favorite non-profit, fan-made X-Men webcomic with The Bish & Jubez: Collected Edition Trade Paperback! Follow Lucas Bishop and Jubilation Lee's wild adventures from start to finish in this all-new collection featuring cool new, exclusive content, and get some fun extras along the way! 

 For an event like this, Bish & Jubez deserve a little more love than a photocopied zine. That's why I've turned to the talented folks at Fireball Printing in Philadelphia to help create this one-of-a-kind trade paperback that's bound to look great (see what I did there?) on your bookshelf next to the rest of your collection! 

Throughout its run, Bish & Jubez has been a non-profit fan work. Any money received in the past has been for printing and postage, and the same holds true for this Collected Edition. The goal for this campaign is to fundraise for a print run of at least 100 copies of the book. . . and beyond if the demand is there!  

  The Bish & Jubez: Collected Edition Trade Paperback will maintain its traditional 8.5" x 5.5" page size to honor and respect the DIY history of the zine format. Here's what's new: 

A perfect bound, full-color, cardstock cover with All-New artwork!*

All-New Introductions by Xavier Files Emperor Zachary Jenkins and Bish & Jubez artist and writer Adam Reck!*

All five issues (130 pages!) of Bish and Jubez including Bish & Jubez, Age of Stryfe, The Search for Bish & Jubez, Attack on the Mansion, and The Cross-Time Conundrum!

All-New Colors by Amanda "Hateball" Stewart on the covers of The Search for Bish & Jubez and Attack on the Mansion*

Full Color Pin-Up Artwork by Stephen Reinfurt and Arpad Okay and All-New Pin-Up Artwork by Karen Charm, Nelson Hernandez, and Vitalli Kalchenko!*

All-New Five Page Epilogue to catch up with the supporting cast!*

*Exclusive to this book - not available online!   

$5 - Self-Friend: Get a special thank you for your support from Bish & Jubez via e-mail

$20 - Teammates: One (1) copy of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB + Special Thank you 

$25 - Best Buds: One (1) copy of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB Personalized and Signed by Adam Reck + Special Thank you

$50 - Best Friends 4EVA: Two (2) Shelby Wolf "X-Cuties" Bish & Jubez Enamel Pins + One (1) copy of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB Personalized and Signed by Adam Reck + Special Thank you

$50 - Multiple Man: Two (2) copies of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB Personalized and Signed by Adam Reck + Special Thank you

$60 - A Beautiful Friendship: One (1) "The Best X-Men are Women" T-Shirt + One (1) copy of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB Personalized and Signed by Adam Reck + Special Thank you

$100 - You Crazy: Two (2) Shelby Wolf "X-Cuties" Bish & Jubez Enamel Pins + One (1) "The Best X-Men are Women" T-Shirt + One (1) copy of Bish & Jubez: The Collected Edition TPB Personalized and Signed by Adam Reck + Special Thank you 

Thanks to your generous support, this Kickstarter fundraiser reached its modest goal in just under twelve hours. But we're not done yet! To make sure this book gets into the hands of as many X-fans as possible, for every $500 mark the campaign reaches, Bish & Jubez Trading Cards for two characters will be created. And these aren't just any trading cards. These cards will be designed in homage to the classic 1992 X-Men Series 1 Trading Cards from Impel! For each amount reached, I'll announce who the two next characters will be, including the artist who will be drawing the cards. 

Round 1: Bishop & Jubilee by Adam Reck

Round 2 (if reached): Mister Sinister & Stryfe V by Gleb Melnikov (@glebmelnikov8)   

What is Bish & Jubez? I've never read it. 

Bish & Jubez is a fan-fiction comic that takes place somewhere before Phalanx Covenant in X-Men canon. It was originally published weekly at adamreck.tumblr.com and xavierfiles.com from 2016-2019. Bishop longs for a dessert from his future/past, the Yummy Yum Yum Sticky X-Bun, which sends him and his pal Jubilee on a wild, time-hopping, multiversal adventure involving an enormous cast of friends that includes an alternate future's X-Force, a Transformer, Bendis-era faves, and even (ugh) Deadpool. 

Where is the money from the Kickstarter goal going?

This is a non-profit fundraiser explicitly to cover production and shipping costs. All of the funds generated from this Kickstarter are going directly to the printing and distribution of the Bish & Jubez: Collected Edition Trade Paperback! If you choose a higher reward level that includes a Jubilee shirt or Shelby Wolf pins, your money is also paying for the production cost and shipping of those items. 

Who's Behind the Project?

Hi, I'm Adam Reck, the artist and writer of Bish & Jubez and co-host of the weekly X-Men podcast, Battle of the Atom! You can follow me on Twitter @arthurstacy , and visit my website adamreck.tumblr.com 

Other amazing and talented contributors to this project include: 

Co-Host of the Battle of the Atom podcast and emperor of the Xavierfiles Media Empire, Zack Jenkins, who can be found at xavierfiles.com and @xavierfiles on twitter. 

Artist and Colorist Amanda Stewart, whose work can be found on Instagram @hateball8 and on twitter at @hateball 

Product Designer Shelby Wolf, whose work can be found at www.shelbywolf.com and on twitter @shelbynwolf 

Illustrator and Designer Stephen Reinfurt, whose work can be found at stephenreinfurt.com/illustration/ and @stephenreinfurt on twitter

Doomrocket writer and artist Arpad Okay, whose work can be found @arpadokay on twitter

Artist Karen Charm, whose work can be found @karen_xmenfan on twitter

Artist Nelson Hernandez, whose work can be found at nelsonhernandez-0607.tumblr.com/ and @nelsonh0607 on twitter

Artist Vitalli Kalchenko, whose work can be found at purplevit.tumblr.com/ and on twitter @purplevit13 on twitter 

and even though he's not in the book, the great Retcon X contributed music to the campaign's promo video. Check out his work at www.retconx.com  or follow him on twitter @retconx 

Do you work for Marvel? 

Nope (at least not yet)! Bish & Jubez is a work of fan-fiction that makes no claim to copyrighted intellectual property of the Marvel corporation, their parent company Disney, or the Hasbro Inc. No profit is made off of the production or distribution of this story. 

Why did you make Bish & Jubez? Is this some kind of pitch for a book at Marvel? 

Bish & Jubez is not a pitch for a Marvel series. It has been a fun opportunity for me to hone my craft as a comics artist and writer using familiar characters I know well. I consider the book a long-form portfolio and a love letter to some of my favorite characters and creators. 

Risks and challenges

No project is without risks, but this Kickstarter is entirely devoted to cover printing and shipping costs to get this book into the hands of its audience - You!

I am lucky to be working with the same reliable print shop with a quick turnaround that produced The Guide to X-Ceptional Baking. Frequent updates will be made to the progress of the campaign, and if there are delays of any kind, backers will be notified. The shipping deadline is important to you and me, so I will communicate clearly should the need for troubleshooting arise.

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