About this project
A NOTE ABOUT ADD-ONS
See something from the campaign that isn't included with your selected reward tier? No problem! Just send us a message here in Kickstarter and we'll be happy to assist you with your add-on during the campaign through an over-pledge.
For example, LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB can be added to any existing tier that doesn't normally include it for $60 additional (plus shipping, where applicable).
If you're an international backer, we'll work with you on your add-ons to get you the best possible shipping rate. Nick Napalm is a wizard with that sort of thing!
We apologize, but the following campaign rewards are currently SOLD OUT as of this writing:
- CRYSTAL EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL ($50)
- NAUGHTY EDITION GRAPHIC NOVEL ($50)
- NAUGHTY PIN UPS EDITIONS BUNDLES ($85 / $100)
- EXTINCTION EXPRESS HIGH ROLLER COLLECTION ($250)
- EXTINCTION EXPRESS MEGA BALLER BUNDLE ($425)
- THE DIABOLICAL DUO BUNDLE ($777)
A lot of the questions we're commonly asked on Kickstarter are answered in the FAQ section located at the bottom of this page! So, be sure to check that out first! If there's something you need help with that isn't answered there, feel free to send us a message Kickstarter and Nick Napalm will be glad to lend a helping hand! (but not his actual hand; he needs that!)
TO SEND US A MESSAGE: Near the top of this campaign page, under our video and to the right, you'll see a link that says "Contact Me". Simply click this link and a pop-up will appear, allowing you to send us a message.
ORIGINAL LADY DEATH DRAWINGS AVAILABLE DURING THIS CAMPAIGN ONLY!
A lot of you have been asking us about this. Because you've demanded it, we're bringing back the opportunity to get ORIGINAL PENCIL, INK & SPOT COLOR LADY DEATH DRAWINGS exclusively through Kickstarter on the Extinction Express #1 campaign!
The legendary Richard Ortiz will be joined this time by fan favorite David Harrigan (ARTASSASSIN) to produce these one-of-a-kind drawings! These drawings will measure 6 by 9 inches and will be available in your choice of NAUGHTY or NICE.
As with the original drawings we offered on our last two Lady Death campaigns, these will only be available during the Extinction Express campaign, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity to add a rare piece to your collection! After March 4 at 7:00PM MST, we can no longer accept reservations!
- DAVID HARRIGAN (choice of Naughty or Nice): $50.00/ea.
- RICHARD ORTIZ (choice of Naughty or Nice): $100.00/ea.
These original drawings can also be added onto your existing Extinction Express pledge through over-pledging. For more details, just send us a message in Kickstarter!
LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB RALLY!
RALLY your fellow FIENDS and tell them about the Extinction Express #1 campaign! Many of you have already secured memberships to the brand new LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB and we're sure there's a lot of old Chaos! Fiends out there that would certainly dig its spiritual reawakening!
Here is some of the certifiably awesome swag that's included with every membership:
We're now at over $95,000 in pledges and a new item has been added to the list of stretch goal incentives every backer with a $20 or greater pledge will be receiving in April!
- LADY DEATH MEGA VINYL STICKER (5 x 5")
- LONG LIVE LADY DEATH WRISTBAND
- EXTINCTION EXPRESS COMMEMORATIVE SET (trading card, bookmark and vinyl sticker)
- LADY DEATH FULL-COLOR VINYL BUMPER STICK (3 x 7")
- LADY DEATH BEER CAN COOLER
- LADY DEATH TEMPORARY TATTOO (2 x 2")
- LADY DEATH BUTTON (1.25" ROUND)
- LADY DEATH MINI PRINT BY DAWN MCTEIGUE (6 x 9")
- LADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS MAGNET
Additionally, the following enhancements have been unlocked:
- MEGA FOIL ENCHANCEMENTS ON ALL STANDARD SOFTCOVERS & HARDCOVERS
- 8 BONUS PAGES OF LADY DEATH PIN UPS TO ALL EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1 GRAPHIC NOVELS
NEXT GOAL: If we reach $95,000 in pledges, we'll unlock this LADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS MAGNET:
Here's the most up-to-date stretch goal chart:
LADY DEATH: HER STORY
Lady Death is a supernatural, sword-wielding anti-hero who battles evil. Once she was Hope, a teenaged girl who is deceived by demons in an effort to save her mother’s soul in Hell. She renounces her mortality for eternal life in Hell. To ensure her survival, she turns to the darkness within herself and begins a transformation into Lady Death.
WHAT IS THE NEW STORY, LADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1?
In Extinction Express, the Hellbourne Elders dispatch Atrocitas, an insane angel/demon hybrid assassin to destroy Lady Death for once and for all. But their epic confrontation proves tragic for a beloved character and sets in motion events that will change Lady Death’s undead life forever! Is this the road to extinction? Featuring the diabolical return of Hellwitch and the first appearance of a major new character in the Lady Death Universe.
Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 is a 48-page, square-bound all new graphic novel that builds on the mythology we created in “Chaos Rules #1” and Damnation Game #1.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Because the "fiends" demanded it, we are launching the all-new LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB. Show the world your "fiendom!"
And... As we launch this Kickstarter campaign, the creative work is 100% done. All we gotta do is print and ship -- and that is where YOU come in! Printing and shipping ain't cheap! We need your support to get this done!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
For Lady Death: Extinction Express #1, our creative team from Damnation Game #1 returns to kick your ass! Here’s our line up --
BRIAN PULIDO (Co-writer, publisher, art director, me): I created and published the Chaos! Comics universe including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, Purgatori, Chastity and dozens of other characters. I’ve written comics for A Nightmare on Elm Street, Chucky, Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and many more. I am on Hero Initiative’s fundraising board and have received the CBLDF Defender of Liberty Award.
MIKE MACLEAN (Co-writer): Mike co-wrote Lady Death: Damnation Game #1, wrote La Muerta and co-created and wrote Zack the Zombie Exterminator. His crime fiction has bloodied the pages of numerous anthologies, magazines, and websites, including The Best American Mystery Stories, The Deadly Bride, Thuglit: Hardcore Hardboiled, and Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. He wrote the Syfy movie Sharktopus. In addition, he co-wrote Dinocroc vs. Supergator and Piranhaconda.
DHEERAJ VERMA (Illustrator): Dheeraj has illustrated Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1, Lady Death: Damnation Game #1, Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Transformers. In his native India, he is a rock star comic book creator most known for working with Raj Comics.
SABINE RICH (Color artist): Sabine has colored Lady Death: Chaos Rules #1, Lady Death: Damnation Game #1 and has colored or illustrated JP Roth’s Ancient Dreams, Southern Nightgown and does cover work for Aspen, Zenescope and my company, Coffin Comics. Sabine is an international globetrotter who can be met on the national convention circuit.
MARSHALL DILLON (Letterer): A writer, letterer, and editor, Marshall has been working in the comic industry since 1994. He has served as associate publisher for Devil's Due Publishing and managing editor for BOOM! Studios, Speakeasy Comics, Ice Kunion, and Udon Comics. Current work includes: Lady Death, La Muerta and Zack the Zombie Exterminator.
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM
FRANCISCA PULIDO (President): Francisca was Chaos! Comics (classic era) Co-Founder and Vice President. Under her leadership, the company became the number one independent comic publisher of the 1990’s. Today, she charts the path for Coffin Comics.
MIKE FLIPPIN (Senior Graphic Designer): Mike is the graphic designer for Coffin Comics (2007 – present) and was the senior graphic designer for Chaos! Comics (1991-2002). In all, Mike and I have collaborated for over twenty years! He puts the rock “n” roll in our house style.
NICK GALLEGOS (Customer Service Manager): Nick “Napalm” superbly oversees management of LadyDeathStore.com and all our communications.
BERNIE FRITTS (Graphic Designer): Bernie designs and executes our Kickstarter and stretch goal graphics. He also teaches his craft at schools in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
I’ve also invited a who’s who of astounding cover artists to illustrate our special editions, including:
MIKE DEBALFO (Cover Artist): Credits include Lady Death and many Aspen and Zenescope titles.
CECI DE LA CRUZ (Cover Colorist): Credits include titles for Mike Wolfer Entertainment, Zack the Zombie Exterminator and La Muerta.
JASON METCALF (Cover Artist): Credits include titles for Zenoscope, IDW, HBO/Game of Thrones and History Channel.
MATT BANNING (Cover Artist): Credits include titles for Top Cow, DC, you name it! This guy is an 'effin legend!
MONTE MOORE (Cover Artist): Credits include titles for Lucasfilm, DC, Playboy, Aspen and Coffin Comics.
ULA MOS (Cover Colorist): Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
PAOLO PANTALENA (Cover Artist): Credits include: DC, Aspen’s Fathom and Soulfire and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
SABINE RICH (Cover Artist): Our very own resident color magician.
JESSE WICHMANN (Cover Artist): Credits include titles for Zenescope and Coffin Comics. Jesse is also a bad ass tattoo artist!
WHY KICKSTARTER AGAIN?
One word: You. You get it. We make Lady Death for you! This project comes from the heart (a dark heart, I might add). There are no corporate overlords telling me what to do. I answer to YOU!
WILL LADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1 KICK ASS?
Take a gander and judge for yourself. Check out the preview art and see if we deliver the goods --
"FIEND FUND" LADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1!
Do you want kick ass, take-no-prisoners stories? I want you to be our financiers. In return, we’ll make a graphic novel for you that we can all be proud of. I’ve learned that “fiend funding” is the best way to bring Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 to life. Why? No middlemen. It's just you and me.
The cool thing is that the creative work on the book is complete. We will start shipping rewards within six weeks of closing the kickstarter. We learned a few things on our last four Kickstarters and believe we can shave a week off the printing time and get you the goods quicker.
PLEASE PLEDGE NOW!
If you can’t, please share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Every bit helps!
WHERE DO THE BUCKS GO?
Every penny raised goes towards making Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 a reality. That covers everything from the creative talent, graphic design, printing, supplies, fees and taxes. In other words, everything that it takes to make this happen is where the bulk of the money’s going! A portion of the money will go to fulfilling all the cool rewards we are offering and a percentage will go to taxes, Kickstarter fees and credit card processing fees. Any profit will go toward funding future Lady Death stories.
Think your pledge as a pre-purchase. We’ve put together a bunch of rewards that we hope you love. And any of our rewards make a great gift for the Lady Death “fiend” in your life! Check ‘em out –
OKAY, HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
To be a Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 backer, just click on the green button to the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge amount and your reward selection.
Don't have a Kickstarter account? Signing up is a breeze and you can even do it through Facebook, if you want.
Also, please add a link to our Kickstarter page to your website or blog. Sharing this project with others will go a long way toward getting Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 funded. Thanks!
Here are the official links of the Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 Kickstarter campaign:
Risks and challenges
When it comes to timely shipping and fulfillment, every project could have obstacles, however, Lady Death: Extinction Express #1 and all our other rewards are standing by to print. All the creative is complete. Our printing partners are secured, our budgets are complete, our shipping supplies are ready to order and our manpower is lined up. We just gotta print.
And regarding rewards fulfillment, I’ve owned mail order companies for over twenty years. I have an extensive publishing and manufacturing background and ship on time (or reasonably on time). We will make sure all your rewards are delivered as promised, packed securely.
You can count on this: whether we have hiccups or not, we will be in communication with you during the entire process and update you in a timely manner. We want to assure you that beyond making the coolest products possible, the printing, packing and shipping of these items in a top-notch manner is equally important to us.
In conclusion, I’d like to thank all the readers, backers and collectors who have supported our last four Kickstarters. We are blown away by the amazing response! We simply cannot thank you enough! Because of you, Lady Death LIVES!!!! Long live Lady Death!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Welcome! In the Coffin Comics Lady Death Universe, Chaos Rules #1 is the best place to start her epic adventure. Damnation Game #1 would be the second story to read, followed by Extinction Express #1. We offer Chaos Rules #1 and Damnation Game #1 as digital downloads in this campaign, in case you need to catch up. If you would prefer physical copies, we have those on the campaign, too!
No. Chronologically, the order goes: Chaos Rules #1, Damnation Game #1 and finally, Extinction Express #1. Why? Because we like #1. ;-)
Lady Death stories were published by Avatar Press / Boundless Comics from 2004 to 2015. For all intents and purposes, these stories represent a dream state experienced by Lady Death between the events of her original Chaos! series (1994-2002) and the events of the debut Coffin Comics Lady Death title, Chaos Rules #1 (2015). As such, they are not considered canon. Coffin Comics is the new permanent home of Lady Death, under the careful supervision of creator Brian Pulido. Accept no imitations! For more details, please see this article we published last year on Lady Death Universe: http://ladydeathuniverse.com/where-did-lady-death-go-and-why-are-there-two-lady-death-series-now/
Although Brian Pulido created these characters (among others), he hasn’t owned the rights to any of the characters from the original Chaos! Universe (outside of Lady Death) since 2002. Trust us, we miss them, too! But don’t worry – we have lots of great new things in store for the new Lady Death Universe and you guys are all a part of making that happen!
Yes! We've already unlocked several! See the "STRETCH GOALS" section near the top of the campaign story page for more details!
Yep! On the backer surveys distributed about two weeks after the campaign closes, there will be a comment field where you will be able to request it! NOTE: Due to capacity, Brian can personalize 1 reward item of your choice.
Yes! When the campaign concludes, we will be sending surveys to all backers, where we will ask for signing preferences.
Simply click the blue “Manage” button next to your pledge amount on this project page and you can change your pledge amount and reward selection there. NOTE: You must be logged into your Kickstarter account for this option to appear.
Yes! If there’s anything additional you’d like from the campaign that isn’t included with your reward selection, we’re happy to accommodate you through an over-pledge. Just send us a message here on Kickstarter! See the “ADD-ONS” section near the top of this page for more details!
Near the top of this campaign page, under our video and to the right, you'll see a link that says "Contact Me". Simply click this link and a pop-up will appear, allowing you to send us a message.
Sorry about that! Many of our rewards are limited in nature. To keep things fair, they’re first come, first served. If this happens to you, we are happy to put you on a waiting list in case someone with the reward you’re after decides to cancel his or her pledge. Just message us and ask!
Congratulations on being one of the lucky 20! We will contact all backers in this reward tier via email with further instructions shortly after the campaign ends on March 4, 2016.
All digital rewards will be distributed to backers sometime in April; around the same time we begin fulfilling the physical rewards. We will notify all backers as we draw closer to the exact delivery date.
I pledged for a reward tier that includes one or more copies of KILLERS #1 CHASE EDITION. Can you clue me in to which copy (copies) I’ll be receiving?
No, because that would be cheating! CHASE EDITION will be completely randomized by an unbiased 3rd party prior to distribution. Each copy will then be carefully shielded and sealed to prevent detection during order fulfillment. NOTE: Because of the nature of this edition, all copies will be delivered UNSIGNED. However, Brian would be more than happy to autograph your copy at a show, if you’d like!
No. This edition is an incentive item that’s exclusive to the EXTINCTION EXPRESS HIGH ROLLER COLLECTION, EXTINCTION EXPRESS MEGA BALLER BUNDLE and DIABOLICAL DUO BUNDLE reward tiers.
Can I get a copy REVELATIONS #1 METALLIC JEWEL EDITION and/or EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1 FIRST APPEARANCE EDITION separately?
No. These editions are incentive items that are exclusive to the EXTINCTION EXPRESS MEGA BALLER BUNDLE and DIABOLICAL DUO BUNDLE reward tiers.
If you pledged for a reward tier that includes LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB already, we will ask you for your shirt size during the backer survey that will be emailed to you about two weeks after the campaign ends. NOTE: If you request a LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB membership as an add-on during the campaign through over-pledging, please specify gender and size when you message us. Thanks!
I pledged for a reward tier that includes LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB. Can I also get a membership for a family member or friend?
Absolutely! We can accommodate additional memberships for $60 each (plus shipping, where applicable). See the “ADD-ONS” section near the top of this page for more details!
Nope! Once you’re a member, you’re a member for life! And you’ll have a METAL membership card to prove it! NOTE: Online benefits last one calendar year after rewards shipment.
When you place your pledge, Kickstarter will collect your credit card info. This info is kept securely on file, but you will not be charged until after the campaign ends on March 4, 2016. With this in mind, please plan accordingly. After the close of the campaign, there will be a 2-week administrative period where Kickstarter will finalize your pledge payment. Be aware that Kickstarter will drop your pledge if your payment cannot be resolved during this period. Kickstarter will send you email reminders with instructions to update your payment info if they run into any difficulty processing your payment.
Backer surveys will be distributed about two weeks after the close of the campaign on March 4, 2016, via BackerKit. These surveys must be completed in order for us to ship your rewards to you in April, so please keep an eye on your email!
All rewards will be shipped through USPS with tracking, both domestically and internationally. In terms of packaging, we go through great lengths to uphold the very best shipping and handling procedures in the industry. We use boxes, shipping tubes and cardboard pads all rated at 200-lb. bursting strength. Your items will be securely packaged so that they don’t shift during transit. Any of our past customers or backers will be able to tell you how much we care about these things!
Shipping is FREE to backers residing in the United States. If you’re an international backer, there will be a shipping fee added to your pledge amount, which will vary depending on the reward you select and where you live. These shipping rates only reflect the actual cost differences we incur between domestic and international rates. We do not profit from shipping and handling, and we never will! We ship via USPS, which offers the most competitive rates available for international shipments. (UPS and FedEx charge MUCH, MUCH more!)
The simple answer to this is that USPS raised their international rates at the beginning of 2016. The way the new rates work, shipping a single comic book to a foreign country has become quite a bit more expensive. What we'd recommend to international backers is to try to combine shipping for multiple items wherever possible. We're happy to work with you to get the best rate. Just send us a message in Kickstarter!
If all goes to plan, we will begin fulfilling rewards in April! Also note that we will be distributing surveys (via BackerKit) to all backers about two weeks after campaign completion on March 4, 2016. Most importantly, we use this survey to collect your shipping address, so it’s very important that you complete it in a timely manner for the fastest rewards delivery!
Nick Napalm is a member of the undead, so no. Only Lady Death can kill him, but so far, she has no actual reason to do so. ;-)
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