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A sci-fi/superhero novel with a 'Ready Player One', Joss Whedon-y vibe, featuring original illustrations by Marvel and DC artists.
A sci-fi/superhero novel with a 'Ready Player One', Joss Whedon-y vibe, featuring original illustrations by Marvel and DC artists.
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    My eternal love and gratitude, as well as a stunning digital HD image of the Arena Mode cover (you can use it for desktop wallpaper, or even print it) PLUS a hug if I run into you!

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    Everything above, PLUS a DRM-free digital download of the Arena Mode novel (for PDF, Kindle, Nook or Kobo).

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    Everything above, PLUS the unabridged audio book for Arena Mode. Reading is for chumps, right? Listen to this baby on your iPod while you're jogging, cleaning the garage or fighting crime.

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    EARLY SPECIAL - The digital book, HD images, PLUS a hardcopy paperback of Arena Mode. This is a signed, limited edition first printing, with a Kickstarter-exclusive wraparound cover! AND since you pledged $25 or more, your name will be included in the back of the book as a ‘Heroic Contributor’, because you are very, very awesome. BONUS: the first 250 people will get the audio book as well!

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    The digital book, HD images, PLUS a hardcopy paperback of Arena Mode. This is a signed, limited edition first printing, with a Kickstarter-exclusive wraparound cover! AND since you pledged $25 or more, your name will be included in the back of the book as a ‘Heroic Contributor’, because you are very, very awesome.

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    THE SUPER SOLDIER PACKAGE - The ebook + digital HD images + the audio book + a signed paperback + your name as a 'Heroic Contributor' in the book...AND FOUR full color over-sized trading cards!!! These 4" x 6" cards will feature original art of the most bad-ass superhumans fighting in The Arena. Only a limited quantity are being printed, and then then these babies are gone. PLUS you still get two stickers since you pledged $25 or more.

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    VIGILANTE PACKAGE - Digital Book + Signed Hardcopy Paperback, PLUS a Kickstarter-exclusive Arena Mode bookmark! How are you going to mark your spot without one of these - fold the corner of the page like a troglodyte?

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    HERO PACKAGE - Everything in the Vigilante Package, PLUS the audio book. That's right: Digital Book + Signed Hardcopy Paperback + Audio Book + Bookmark. As Keanu Reeves would say, "Whoa".

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    SUPERHERO PACKAGE - The Digital Book + Bookmark + Audio Book + TWO Signed Hardcopy Paperbacks...seal one in Mylar and pass it down to your great, great grandchildren. Or give it as a gift...Christmas is only ten months away; why not be super-organized and get a gift ready now?

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    THE WEB-SLINGER PREMIUM PACKAGE - The Digital Book + Bookmark + Audio Book + A limited edition hardcover copy of Arena Mode – signed and numbered by me! This is the only hardcover print run that I will EVER do...ever. Warning: your friends and family will be envious.

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    KRYPTONIAN DELUXE PACKAGE - The Digital Book + Bookmark + Audio Book + A limited edition hardcover copy of Arena Mode AND a limited-edition t-shirt! (tell me your size when you confirm your order, if/when the project is funded)

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    ASGARDIAN WARRIOR LEGENDARY PACKAGE - Digital Book + Audio Book + Limited Edition Hardcover + paperback copy + 2 Bookmarks + the T-shirt...and a hand-written letter from me, thanking you personally for being so amazing. PLUS, I will throw in a paperback copy of my first book, VS. REALITY, that I had printed exclusively for comic con appearances and contests. This is the big one...when Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg inevitably back this Kickstarter project, this is the package they’ll be choosing.

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    THE DARK SIDE OF THE FORCE PACKAGE: Everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package, PLUS a full-color, 11" x 17" SIGNED print by comic book legend Mark McKenna!! The print is Darth Vader battling a horde of Aliens...you can see the picture posted on this page (look to the left with your eyeballs and check it out).

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    THE COMIC BOOK GIRL 19 PACKAGE - Everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package, PLUS the one-of-a-kind, original illustration that Comic Book Girl 19 did for Arena Mode! (11" x 17" comic board, red pencils,signed) Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a scan of the image.

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    ONE-OF-A-KIND original artwork by comic book legend Mark McKenna. Mark has worked for both Marvel and DC on the most iconic titles ever released, including X-Men, Spider-Man, Batman, and The Justice League. There are more than 450 comics that list his name in the credits, and over 7,000 pages with his ink lines on them. This is an opportunity to own a piece of his original, signed work: his character design for 'Arena Mode'.

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    SILVER AGE IMMORTALITY PACKAGE - Everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package, PLUS you will have a very cool supporting character named after you in the book! Your character will be tangling with angry superhumans, so there is a good chance that he or she will be decapitated, disintegrated or eviscerated...or all three. Maybe not in that order.

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    TIME FLUX CAPACITOR PACKAGE - Your last chance at immortality: everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package, PLUS have a totally kick-ass superhuman named after you in ARENA MODE 2! Yes, there will be a sequel, and yes, there will be superhumans...and you can be one of them. Making two final spots available due to popular demand (since ARENA MODE's character roster is all filled up you gotta wait for another book to come out, but still...immortality and stuff awaits you). Note: your package will be shipped in June 2013, but Arena Mode 2 does not yet have a release date, but I'm guesstimating late 2013.

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    GOLDEN AGE IMMORTALITY PACKAGE - Everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package, PLUS immortality. I’m not kidding: you will have a character named after you in the book. Not just any character, mind you...a superhuman. (By the way, your character will be participating in a violent fighting tournament, so chances are that he or she will die horribly.)

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    Everything in the Asgardian Warrior Legendary Package PLUS the first numbered copy of the paperback limited edition print run. That’s right, #1. First printing, first copy of the book, evaaaar (I’ll even number this baby myself). Frame it, mount it, or sell it on eBay for several million dollars and retire to a tropical island. It’s up to you!

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    The package above, but with the #1 copy of the hardcover book. Mind = blown.

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    I will hand deliver the package to you anywhere in the US or Canada! Right to your front door! Why settle for UPS or FedEx when you can have me deliver the goods myself? Before choosing this package, please ensure that you live somewhere awesome (and preferably warm). We can hang out, watch a Blu-Ray, play some XBox, and hit a bar or nightclub of your choice. I'll even spring for the limo. Just don’t ask me to sleep on your couch or have dinner at your grandma’s house because that would make things awkward.

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