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Celestial Falcon #1: Supernatural Warfare in Superhero Style

Gifted with an ancient power, a group of teenagers embark on a quest to vanquish a dark evil that threatens to consume the world.

Celestial Falcon #1: Supernatural Warfare in Superhero Style

Gifted with an ancient power, a group of teenagers embark on a quest to vanquish a dark evil that threatens to consume the world.

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About

Celestial Falcon is a coming of age story about an unlikely hero who, along with his friends, is tasked to save the world from a dark and ancient evil that threatens to consume and destroy all life on Earth.

 THANK YOU for getting us funded a week early! Now, let's make some stretch goals!

 Lisa will be coloring the selfie postcard LIVE on The Chris & Brant Show this week! Watch the updates for when and where!

First Stretch Goal - All Physical Backers get this "selfie" postcard when we reach $1,800!

There is an unseen war raging just beneath the surface about to bubble over. A war that has lasted for centuries and is about to come to a head. New warriors are needed to fight and defend the world in this war, and those heroes come from places you'd least expect.

Chris always felt like something was missing, that there was more to his life. Something greater he was meant to do. When a mysterious stranger comes into his and his friends' lives, he learns he was right and everything changes. 

This is the Epic Story of Celestial Falcon.

The book is COMPLETELY DONE!

 Who Is Celestial Falcon For? 

  • Fans of Superhero Comics like Spider-Man, Superman,  Teen Titans and Invincible.
  • If you like coming of age stories and relatable characters.
  • Collectors who like high quality independent comics from up-and-coming creators passionate about what they do.
  • If you like stories that give you action, drama, comedy and expanded universes with a supernatural twist, then you'll love Celestial Falcon!

 What You Will Get When You Back Celestial Falcon: 

  •  Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition is a 32-page standard American size single issue comic book printed on high quality paper.
  • This is an extra-sized issue with 28 interior pages containing a 4-page backup story expanding on each of the six main characters that isn't available in the standard edition.
  • There are five different covers for the Deluxe Edition, a signed bookplate and various other rewards across the different tiers. Our rewards are stacked!
  • All backers will receive extra bonus content throughout the campaign, including stickers, prints, digital comics and more!

*NOTE: Add $15 to ANY physical pledge and add a variant cover of your choice to your pledge!

 COLLECTORS! CHECK OUT THE CELESTIAL CRATE! 

  • At one of the higher reward levels, you will find The Celestial Crate, which is chock-full of everything you find in this campaign, including variant covers, stickers, posters, additional comics and more!
  •  The Celestial Crate is a limited edition collector's box, get them while they last!

We have unlocked a couple milestone bonuses throughout the campaign so far. Check them out.

For hitting 50% funding on day one, ALL backers will be getting this digital comic:

And for reaching 50 backers, ALL backers will also get this digital comic bundle:

When we hit 75% funding, we'll unlock another bonus reward!

Chris DiBuduo (Creator, Co-Writer)

Chris is a YouTuber and lifelong comic book and Superman fan. He has been writing stories for half his life, and now gets to live out his dream seeing his creations in print. Celestial Falcon is his first comic book.

Brant Fowler (Co-Writer, Letterer)

Brant is the Co-Publisher of Last Ember Press and writer of The Last Ember series. He has also been lettering comics for the better part of two decades, with work published through Image Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Arcana, Moonstone, AC Comics and more. Celestial Falcon is his first foray into full-on co-writing a project.

Lucas Santos (Penciler, Cover Artist)

Lucas is a 2D and 3D artist developing artwork for comic books, and concept art for the entertainment industry. He is the series artist for Celestial Falcon and creator of the fan comic Spider-Cop. https://www.artstation.com/lulisluc

Lisa Moore (Inker, Colorist)

Lisa is a comic book enthusiast, colorist and illustrator, working in and around the industry since 2007! She has worked as a colorist on books like Garfield, Peanuts, Bravest Warriors and more for BOOM! Studios, Damsels and Grimm for Dynamite Entertainment and more.

She is also the writer of The Secrets of Willowmyst for Last Ember Press, where she also serves as Co-Publisher. She also inks and creates clip art among other things.

Variant Covers by Lisa Moore, Riccardo Faccini and Lucas Santos.

Why Celestial Falcon became the story I had to share with the world:

Chris: Growing up, I loved writing. I loved telling stories to people who would listen. Celestial Falcon is a story that was created around a time where the world needed a bit of hope. HOPE: that was what I wanted this character to represent above all else. Of course there’s your “truth and justice” but 'hope' had to be the number 1 thing. In the times we live in right now the world needs a little bit more light, a little bit more positivity and that is what I wish to bring the world through my stories, our writing, through Celestial Falcon.

What attracted me to the story of Celestial Falcon:

Brant: Early on in my friendship with Chris, he shared with me the story behind Celestial Falcon. He and his friends had created a YouTube series called Epic Story years ago that was one version of the story, which I watched in its entirety. I could see the passion Chris had for these characters and this world. When I read the actual stories the videos were derived from I began to understand the rich and detailed world Chris had crafted.

When Chris asked me to come on as co-writer on the book, I was a little hesitant because I didn't want to step on his toes, but at the same time I felt I had something to add to this world. Together, we have tweaked and modernized the story and taken it to a whole new level, intertwining our writing styles and voices to make something truly unique. And while, yes, it's a superhero book, there's a lot more to it than you see on the surface, and I'm very excited to reveal some of those secrets, twists and turns as the series moves forward!

Check out our interview on ComicFrontline.com with Nicole D'Andria by clicking here or clicking the image below!

 "Very professionally done. Well done, guys." 

     ~ JLS Comics

"I'm really excited for the ride and where it's going to go!"

     ~ Comic Uno

Kickstarter has proven to be a valuable resource for us in the past, both in spreading awareness of and building an audience for our comics, and in helping us shoulder the production costs associated with making independent comics. We've come to love and respect the Kickstarter community, much like returning to a comic convention year after year.

With your support, we can take this Deluxe Edition to print and use any additional funds to pour into the next issue so we can keep bringing you more Celestial Falcon!

This team has put their own money into this project already, producing the standard edition from their own pockets, not to mention all the time invested. The main story is COMPLETELY DONE and the backup story is penciled and inked! It will be done during the campaign.

This is all the cool stuff you can get for supporting Celestial Falcon!

Add $15 to any physical level pledge for an extra variant cover of your choice! Just leave us a comment or shoot us a message letting us know and which variant you want!

Cover A (main cover) by Lucas Santos and Lisa Moore
Cover B (Sand Angels) virgin variant by Lisa Moore
Cover C (Vintage Poster Variant) by Lisa Moore after Lucas Santos
Cover D (Baseball variant) by Riccardo Faccini and Lisa Moore
Cover E (Girl Power Vintage Poster Variant) by Lisa Moore after Lucas Santos

We Care About Our Products

And we know you do too! That's why we make sure they are as safe as possible, bagged and boarded, and inserted inside Gemini Comic Supply Comic Flash Mailers to protect your investment!

Additional smaller rewards, if applicable, will be secured in bubble envelopes and placed inside the mailers with the comics.

The Celestial Crate will be bubble wrapped and then inserted into another shipping box so that it is not damaged either.

Thank you so much for checking out the campaign. If you like what you see, we'd be thrilled to have you join the campaign!

Now that you've made it this far, you're most likely already trying to decide which reward you want to grab. So go ahead and scroll back up the page and check them out again! We can't wait to hear what you think of the book once you've read it!

On behalf of the entire creative team and everyone at Last Ember Press and Shooting Star Universe, thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter has been a huge part of the success of Last Ember Press since the first campaign we ran in 2017. Since then, we've found great success on the Kickstarter platform and earned the trust of our backers, something we take very seriously.

While there are always unforeseeable complications that arise with a campaign, and ones we learn from each and every time out, we always strive to deliver the best experience we possibly can for our backers. We have a track record of delivering on our past campaigns and this one is no different.

We are working with a US-based high quality printer so delays are minimized.

The book is completely done. We are ready to go to print as soon as we receive funds and will keep backers updated on any unexpected delays or issues.

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    Includes the main cover (Cover A) of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition by series artist Lucas Santos! This is a brand new cover printed for the first time ever! The book includes a brand new back-up story that has also never been printed.

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    If you like cute and fun covers, then you'll love this Sand Angels variant by series colorist Lisa Moore!

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    VINTAGE VARIANT (Cover C)

    In an old school vintage poster style comes this wicked cool cover of Chris, the main character of Celestial Falcon in silhouette!

    Also includes the main cover (Cover A) of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition by series artist Lucas Santos! This is a brand new cover printed for the first time ever! The book includes a brand new back-up story that has also never been printed.

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    BASEBALL VARIANT (Cover D)

    Are you a baseball fan? The cast of Celestial Falcon are, and don't they look like they're having a good time in this cover?

    Also includes the main cover (Cover A) of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition by series artist Lucas Santos! This is a brand new cover printed for the first time ever! The book includes a brand new back-up story that has also never been printed.

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    Girl Power! Get this awesome vintage poster style variant of Sami lifting rocks above her head!

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    THE CELESTIAL CRATE!

    This is where you get all the goodies!

    The Celestial Crate is a limited edition special collector's box that contains most the rewards listed above plus some cool extras!

    You will get Covers A-E of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition, the signed bookplate, exclusive Audio Commentary and the Digital Deluxe PDF.

    PLUS, you'll get a poster of Cover C, a magnet, Chris' sketchbook that contains some teases of things to come, and the Crate itself!

    AND, the Celestial Crate also contains The Last Ember #0 and The Last Ember #1 by Celestial Falcon co-writer Brant Fowler!

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    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover E (Sami Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon Audio Commentary
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    CAMEO APPEARANCE!

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    BECOME A CHARACTER!

    This is the ultimate fan experience! Become a recurring character in the Celestial Falcon series! If you'd like to see yourself play a role in the world of Celestial Falcon, jump on this limited tier while it lasts!

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