About this project
LADY DEATH: HER STORY
Lady Death is a supernatural, sword-wielding anti-hero who battles evil in Hell (and wherever she pleases). Once she was Hope, a teenaged girl who was 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: OBLIVION KISS #1?
To save her beloved steed Vassago from eternal torment, Lady Death is drawn the wasteland City Siduri where lust isn’t a sin, it is a way of life. Instead she encounters the demon sorceress DEMONIKA and is put under an ironclad spell and made to be a plaything to be auctioned off to the highest demon bidder. Is all hope lost?
Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1 is a 48-page all-new square bound graphic novel that builds on the mythology we created in Chaos Rules #1, Damnation Game #1 and Extinction Express #1.
And... As we launch this Kickstarter campaign, the creative work is 100% complete. All we've gotta do is print and ship -- and that is where YOU come in! Printing and shipping ain't cheap! Heck, no! We need your support to get this done!
Here's what every backer pledged for a physically shipping reward will receive with the shipment in November:
We have also unlocked the following enhancements to LADY DEATH: FANTASIES #1 - 100K EDITION incentive book:
- Cover upgraded to card stock!
- Silver "fifth ink" color treatment on Lady Death logo!
If we can get to $125K in funding before campaign close on Friday at 7:00PM (Arizona Time), we will reveal a SECRET ITEM!
Here is the most up-to-date stretch goal chart:
WANT AN ADDITIONAL COPY OF FANTASIES #1?
A lot of you have been asking us if they can get more than 1 copy of LADY DEATH: FANTASIES #1 - 100K EDITION. Because you've demanded, there's now a way to do exactly that!
Any backer receiving a physically shipping reward from the Oblivion Kiss campaign can now add an additional stretch goal pack (which includes the book plus everything else listed below) for a just a $10 over-pledge. Just send us a message in Kickstarter (click the "Contact" button next to Brian's picture near the top of the main campaign page) for more details!
A NOTE ABOUT ADD-ONS
Most other items* from the campaign can also be added to your existing rewards with an over-pledge. Just message us and ask!
*Exceptions would be certain items that are exclusive to certain reward levels. These items would include:
- Lady Death: Mischief Night #1 - Chase Edition
- Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1 - 1st Appearance Edition
- Lady Death: Icon #1 - Metal Mega Jewel Edition
- Lady Death #1 - Legacy "You Name It" Edition
- Lady Death #1 - Handcrafted Edition
- Lady Death #1 - Copic Sketch Edition
PLEASE NOTE: Your over-pledge add-ons will not appear on your list of pledged items in Kickstarter, but they will appear during your backer survey in October.
A lot of answers to commonly asked questions are answered in the FAQ located on the bottom of this page.
If you're still stuck, feel free to message us! 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. See the graphic below:
THE CREATIVE TEAM
For Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1, our creative team from our first three Lady Death graphic novels return 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, Lady Death: Extinction Express #1, wrote La Muerta (Descent and Last Rites) 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, Lady Death: Extinction Express #1, Night of the Living Dead, and Transformers. In his native India, he is 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.
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 and La Muerta.
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.
JIMMY CALABRESE (Sales & Marketing): Jimmy oversees the Coffin Comics social media and comic market relationships. Jimmy is president of Spookshow Records, the owner of Calabrese Marketing and a member of the band Calabrese. Jimmy and I have been long time friends allies throughout the years (I've directed music videos for Calabrese too)!
I’ve also invited a who’s who of astounding cover artists to illustrate our special editions, including:
CECI DE LA CRUZ: Credits include titles for Mike Wolfer Entertainment, Zack the Zombie Exterminator and La Muerta.
DAVID HARRIGAN: The ARTASSASSIN's credits include covers for Coffin Comics.
DAWN MCTEIGUE: Credits include covers and interior art for Rothic, Zenescope and Coffin Comics and most recently, interiors for DC's Harley Quinn's Little Black Book.
ERIC "EBAS" BASALDUA: Legendary cover maestro. Clients include DC, Zenescope, and many others.
JEN BROOMHALL: Cover clients include Big Dog Ink and Coffin Comics!
JESSE WICHMANN: Credits include titles for Zenescope and Coffin Comics. Jesse is also a bad ass tattoo artist!
MATT MERHOFF: Credits include Mercy Sparks by Devils Due!
MEGHAN HETRICK: Credits include covers for Marvel Comics.
MIKE KROME: Credits include titles for Rothic, Zenescope and Coffin Comics.
MONTE MOORE: Credits include titles for Lucasfilm, DC, Playboy, Aspen and Coffin Comics.
PAOLO PANTALENA: Credits include: DC, Aspen’s Fathom and Soulfire and Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
ULA MOS (Cover Colorist): Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales.
YOLANDA "YO YO" RUIZ: This will be "Yo Yo's first published work! Her work is amazing and I believe you will think so, too!
SABINE RICH: Our very own resident color magician and astounding illustrator. Hails from Berlin.
SIYA OUM: Creator of Lola from Aspen. Cover artist for Marvel Comics. Post-Apocalypse enthusiast.
WHY KICKSTARTER AGAIN?
This is our direct connection to YOU! We can do our crazy super psycho, mega quality work best through kickstarter because you get it. We make Lady Death for you! Your embracing us HUMBLES us and lights a fire in our souls to deliver the most pulse-pounding campaigns we can! Yes we are known to OVERDO it, but we LOVE it! Plus, we have no corporate overlords telling us what to do. We answer to YOU!
WILL LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1 KICK ASS?
Judge for yourself. Check out the preview art and see if the work we produce excites you –
"FIEND FUND" LADY DEATH: OBLIVION KISS #1!
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: Oblivion Kiss #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 eight weeks of closing the Kickstarter.
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: Oblivion Kiss #1 a reality. That covers everything from the creative talent, graphic design, printing, supplies, fees and taxes (taxes – ouch!!!!). 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.
We’ve put together a bunch of rewards that we hope you love. Think your pledge as a pre-purchase. 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: Oblivion Kiss #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'd like. 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: Oblivion Kiss #1 funded.
Here are the official links of the Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1 Kickstarter campaign:
Risks and challenges
When it comes to timely shipping and fulfillment, every project could have obstacles, however, Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #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. Plus, we’ve completed six other Kickstarter campaigns and learned a bunch each time.
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. If you’ve backed us in the past you know this to be true. We take every phase of our campaign, including shipping, quite seriously (while having fun doing it).
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. This happened recently on our La Muerta #1: Last Rites campaign. We had a printing quality issue with the graphic novels and had them re-printed in a timely manner. We communicated this delay to our backers.
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 six (!) 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
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