VOTING RESULTS: Action Team-Up/Battle Print and 17th Trading Card
So! We had two votes finish up today, one to determine who would be featured on the 17th Trading Card and the other to decide whether The Annihilator and Kyle would be teaming up or battling each other in the latest action print!
Your 17th Trading Card
Let's start with the results for your 17th Trading Card. This time 805 of you cast a ballot to determine who would be featured on this card and THE ANNIHILATOR ORIGIN CARD won by a landslide with 263 votes! (The next closest was the Kyle Origin Card with 152 votes.)
So, you decided to try out the new card type! Fun!
Your choice means that in addition to a physical book and beautiful POWERS trading cards for ALL 9 character choices as well as ROMANCE trading cards for The Annihilator, Spooky Jones, Flyboy, Kyle, Commander, Tsunami and Fluke, those of you who are pledging at the FULL CITIZEN level or above will now also receive a nice, glossy 2.5" x 3.5" trading card with a powerful image of one of the first uses of The Annihilator's powers as well as a fascinating narration about how he became a supervillain!
You're going to be getting seventeen bonus cards with your books now! In addition to that, all backers will get access to a digital version of this card! WOO HOO!
Friend or Foe?
But that wasn't the only vote that wrapped up today! Yesterday you voted to determine who you wanted to see on your next 11" x 14" BONUS ACTION PRINT and you chose Kyle and The Annihilator. But there was a second vote for this one which we held today to determine if you wanted to see The Annihilator and Kyle teaming up or battling each other. And then, if you did want to see them teamed up, whether they should be saving the day or committing a crime together.
What were the results?
For this one, 848 of you voted and the TEAMING UP choice won by an even bigger landslide than what happened in 17th Trading Card Vote—Teaming Up got 628 votes (74%). (I was actually pleased with that result because we've kind of already seen Kyle vs. The Annihilator in the Prologue and we all know how that turned out.)
It was with the next question where things got very interesting. For this action scene with them teamed up together, was Kyle going to get The Annihilator to join the good guys or was The Annihilator going to get Kyle to join the dark side? That was the question!
For the entire period the vote ran, I saw both choices trade the lead position again and again and again. Finally, there could be only one choice but boy was it close!
In the end, with just 431 votes out of 848 (50.83%!), you told me you wanted to see The Annihilator and Kyle committing a crime together! Go Team Dark Side!
Your votes mean that in addition to the seventeen trading cards you all are already receiving (with corresponding 11" x 14" Print options for the POWERS and ROMANCE cards) and an ACTION PRINT with Kyle and three ROMANCE PRINTS (two NSFW!) that y'all have already voted on, backers at the EXPERIENCED VIGILANTE level or higher will now be able to get an 11" x 14" pulse-pounding action image featuring the main characters of The Young Protectors, Kyle and The Annihilator, doing bad things together! And all backers will receive the art as high-res digital wallpaper the moment we finish it! YAY!
(Oh, and just a reminder: if you are a backer, yes, you can choose to increase your pledge at any time until the project ends. So if you decide you'd like one of these physical prints, so long as the project is still running, it's very easy to make that happen. [And just for the record, backers at the TRUE SUPER-HERO level will currently be sent twenty-five 11" x 14" prints as one of their rewards! Holy cow!!])
Voting continues for the SEXY HEIGHT CHART FOR THE GUYS to determine whether we get to see the guys of The Young Protectors team in their underwear or whether the underwear comes off (at least for the adult members)!
So far 798 of you have cast your ballot. If you haven't had a chance yet, please find the BACKERS ONLY link in the Updates section and let me know what you'd like!
Well, we're now at $72,209 and the next stretch goal, your 18th Trading Card, gets unlocked less than $300 away at $72,500.
And how about after that?
- at $75,000, you unlock a brand-new TRUTH OR DARE BONUS COMIC PDF where, as backers, you'll be able to create and vote on questions and dares for the team to answer in a short 5-15 page bonus comic. And the heroes promise they will answer your Truth questions with absolute honesty!
- at $80,000, you unlock the NEVER BEFORE SEEN ROMANCE PRINT with NSFW OPTION where variety is the spice of life! You'll get to pick which two characters you want to see together who have yet to be featured in a ROMANCE PRINT. This one's going to be fun!
- I've listened to your suggestions in the comments, so I've changed the $85,000 stretch goal so that, if we reach it, it AUTOMATICALLY UNLOCKS ALL ROMANCE CARDS that have yet to be unlocked through votes!
- and then if things get really crazy and we hit $100,000, all backers at the YOUNG HERO pledge level and above will be sent an authentic, embroidered SPOOKY CAP!
All that sounds like a lot of fun to make! And... I've actually been thinking a bit about what I might have for stretch goals after these. You know, if we get that Spooky Cap and there's still time on the clock. Things like a KYLE WHAT-IF ROMANCE PRINT where you'd let me know who'd you want him to be with if The Annihilator were out of the picture. Young Protectors stickers sent to everyone getting a book. A sexy team locker/shower scene print. And a bunch of other fun ideas I've been bouncing around. I've even looked into the possibility of creating a 1/8 Kyle figurine. I think that would be kinda cool...
Will we hit any of these stretch goals? Fingers crossed! But for now I'm just super excited to be so close to that 18th Trading Card and so happy you're going to have me create such cool stuff already. An 11" x 14" print of The Annihilator and Kyle actually committing a crime together? Crazy! :D
Thank you so, so much for your voting, your enthusiasm in the comments and your backing! I'm having the best time here and it's all because of you.
You totally ROCK! More soon! :)