We hit goal now it's time for stretch goals!
UNLOCKED: A CROSSOVER PRINT between THE HERO BUSINESS and Karl Kesel's own IMPOSSIBLE JONES! (yes, THAT Karl Kesel - of SUPERBOY, HAWK & DOVE, HARLEY QUINN, DAREDEVIL, SECTION ZERO and too many awesome things to mention) Karl inking my art is a dream come true!
UNLOCKED: A BONUS "Employee Manual" Print with the entire Hero Business Cast!
Next Up: SIX extra pages in the book! I love including "behind the scenes" stuff!
Imagine your office, bitten by a radioactive spider. That’s The Hero Business, a comic chronicling the day-to-day adventures of an agency that caters exclusively to super-heroes (and their super-egos). Because with great power comes great marketability.
It's been scandalous year at the agency. Super secrets were spilled. And the staff barely repelled a hostile takeover engineered by the diabolical Demonatrix.
But there's no time for coffee breaks – because the thrills of Season Two are non-stop! Watch the Hero Business hit Hollywood in a blockbuster battle to make "Bravado: The Movie"! Witness a client-shattering crisis at the annual comic-con! And learn why Hex Kitten's sexy past threatens the future of the agency!
Yep, "hazard pay" takes on a whole new meaning in our second uproarious season!
The series revolves around an agency that serves the superhero community. But the battles raged inside this office can rival the flying fisticuffs of its clientele. Beneath the humorous hijinks, desperate co-workers are harboring deep, dark secrets. And when the dirty details are exposed, they just may doom the company before the next crossover season!
The Hero Business is “The Avengers” meets “The Office” – equal parts satirical sitcom, superhero saga and ongoing soap opera. See why Bleeding Cool describes it as "an impressive piece of revisionist satire," and Comic News Insider hails it as "really, really funny."
After a successful Season One (thanks, Heroites!) the fun continues in “The Hero Business: Season Two” Graphic Novel: a 100+ full-color trade paperback. It includes four complete storylines, unseen sketches, plus guest comics by some of today’s most talented up-and-coming artists. Each storyline stands on its own, but all four comprise the mega story arc of Season Two.
The book is also available in three exciting limited edition variant covers by J. Bone (Batman/The Spirit, Super Friends, Kevin Keller), Fred Hembeck (DC's Daily Planet page, Marvel Age, Fred Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe) and Travis Hanson (The Bean, Life of the Party). Holy cross-promotion!
Bill Walko here. I’m the creator, artist and Director of General Mayhem at The Hero Business. Launched as a webcomic, I'm thrilled that it's built a dedicated fan following and sparked critical acclaim.
“The Hero Business: Season One” was my first shot at self-publishing and you guys helped make it a big hit! Now Season Two is ready!
And that’s where you come in.
The goal of this Kickstarter is to continue the Hero Business universe, with cool perks and plenty of extras to reward everyone’s participation in the project. The larger print run will also enable The Hero Business to reach a bigger audience through retail outlets and other venues.
The ultimate goal is to make The Hero Business financially viable, so I can continue its ongoing saga for future seasons. This season, I had fun with the whole superhero movie phenomenon.... and Season Three... well, I can't talk about Season Three yet. ; )
With your help, we can make Season Two happen.
Join us at The Hero Business. Make a pledge and help spread the word!
Still not sold? OK, I’ve pulled a few reviews to show you what people are saying about me and The Hero Business:
“Mark my words: this book will garner a very strong fan base because of its broad appeal and for that reason I cannot recommend getting on board highly enough.” - Bleeding Cool
“As Bill terms it in his description – “with great power comes great marketability!” And so far in this strip, it also goes hand in hand with great fun!” - Comic Book Resources
“It’s really, really funny [...] I love this...” - Comic News Insider
“... hilarious [...] Hope you find it as irresistible as I do.” - WomenWriteAboutComics.com
“... hilarious, satirical love-letter to superhero comics...” - Comic Bloc
“... you should check his work out.” - Comics Alliance
Bill Walko is one of the “Cartoonists That Marvel & DC Should Hire Right Now” - i09.com
Bonus time! Here's a detailed description of our reward tiers.
ARTISTS ASSEMBLE limited edition rewards!
Spot Reward Specials!
And here are some photos to show product detail:
Risks and challenges
The book itself is already 85% finished, so production will begin as soon as the campaign is successfully completed.
I will be posting updates over the course of the campaign and production phase.
Please note that all orders outside of the United States will have higher shipping and handling costs depending on the reward level you choose.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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