SELECT DAMNATION GAME BUNDLES NOW RECEIVE BONUS EDITIONS!
We just upped the ante on the DAMNATION GAME BALLER BUNDLE and DAMNATION GAME MEGA BUNDLE reward tiers with two bonus editions! Now, every backer in one of these two tiers will get "Empress Edition" and DG MEGA BACKERS will get "Frostbite Edition" as well! Click here for more details!
Now that we've exceeded $75,000 in pledges, every backer pledging $20 or more to the campaign will now receive this campaign-exclusive DAMNATION GAME COMMEMORATIVE SET that includes a trading card, a bookmark and vinyl sticker that you won't be able to get anywhere else:
Additionally, we've unlocked the following at the $40,000, $50,000, $60,000 and $70,000 levels:
1. FOIL-ENHANCED STANDARD SOFTCOVER AND HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVELS! ($70,000) - These enhancements will only appear on the first edition printings of these books that you have made possible with your support to the Kickstarter!
2. A BUNCH OF COOL FREEBIES ($40,000/$50,000/$60,000) - Everyone who pledges $20 or more to the campaign will also receive these awesome freebies:
SIGNATURES & COAS
In case you all were wondering: ALL campaign rewards from Damnation Game #1 come signed by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido and include COAs (at your option)! We'll be asking for your preference (SIGNED or UNSIGNED) on the backer surveys that go out after the campaign concludes on September 4.
We apologize for not making this clear in the reward descriptions at campaign launch. Once someone pledges for a reward, Kickstarter no longer allows creators to edit the descriptions. But we've got you all covered!
LADY DEATH: EXPLAINED
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?
In Damnation Game #1, Lady Death rescues an innocent boy dragged to Hell and incites a violent quest into the depths of Damnation, a depraved city hosting a contraption that can return the boy “topside” to earth. Lady Death’s actions bring her into direct conflict with the nefarious Hellwitch. Who will live? Who will die? With her return to Hell, Lady Death is Public Enemy Number One, and you know what? She wouldn’t have it any other way. Let the mayhem begin!
THE DETAILS: Lady Death: Damnation Game #1 is a 48-page, square-bound all new graphic novel. If you want unapologetic, heavy metal inspired comics that kick your ass, I cordially invite you to get Damnation Game.
And: As we launch this Kickstarter campaign, the creative work is 100% done. All we gotta do is print and ship!
For Lady Death: Damnation Game #1, our creative team returns and I’ve invited a new, co-writer to tell the tale. 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 A Nightmare on Elm St., 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’s 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 Syfy movie Sharktopus. In addition, he co-wrote Dinocroc vs. Supergator and Piranhaconda.
DHEERAJ VERMA (Illustrator) Dheeraj has illustrated Lady Death: Chaos Rules #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, 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: Skull Kickers from Image Comics.
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: (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.
I’ve also invited a who’s who of astounding cover artists to illustrate our special editions, including:
- ULA MOS (Colorist) - Zenescope's Grimm Fairy Tales
- RICHARD ORTIZ (Cover Artist) - Lady Death, various Zenescope titles
- PAOLO PANTALENA (Cover Artist) - Aspen's Fathom and Soulfire, Zenecope's Grimm Fairy Tales.
- SABINE RICH (Cover Artist) - Our very own bad-ass color magician.
- JESSE WICHMANN (Cover Artist) - Various Zenescope titles
- MIKE DEBALFO (Cover Artist) - Lady Death, various Aspen and Zenescope titles
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!
HOW KICK ASS WILL LADY DEATH: DAMNATION GAME BE?
Take a gander and judge for yourself. Check out the preview art and see if we deliver the goods --
"FIEND FUND" LADY DEATH: DAMNATION GAME!
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: Damnation Game #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 the last Kickstarter 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: Damnation Game #1 a reality. That covers everything from the creative talent, graphic design, printing, supplies, Kickstarter fees, processing fees and taxes. In other words, everything that it takes to make this happen is where the bulk of the money’s going! 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'll love. And any of our rewards make a great gift for the Lady Death “fiend” in your family! Check ‘em out --\
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
To be a Lady Death: Damnation Game #1 backer, simply click the green "Back This Project" button to the right of the video! Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge amount and which reward you want. Alternatively, you can also click one of the rewards on the right-hand column and a pledge will be placed in the amount equal to the reward value.
Don't have a Kickstarter account? Signing up is a breeze and you can 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: Damnation Game #1 funded. Thanks!
I’d like to thank all the readers and collectors who have supported our last Kickstarter. We are blown away by the amazing response! We simply cannot thank you enough!
LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!
Here are the official links of the Lady Death: Damnation Game #1 Kickstarter campaign:
Risks and challenges
When it comes to timely shipping and fulfillment, every project could have obstacles. However, Lady Death: Damnation Game #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 and 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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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