About this project
A NOTE ABOUT ADD-ONS
ATTENTION: MYSTERY ENVELOPES are now SOLD OUT! Sorry!
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, the LADY DEATH: NAUGHTY! HARDCOVER ART BOOK can be added to any existing tier that doesn't normally include it for a $50 over-pledge (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!
TO SEND US MESSAGE IN KICKSTARTER: Click Brian Pulido's name at the top of the campaign page and then click the "Contact Me" button that appears in the window!
Thanks to your support, we have already unlocked a ton of stretch goal incentives and a new one unlocks for every $5,000 pledged to the campaign! Every backer receiving a physically shipping reward will receive these incentive items with the rewards shipments in June:
And if we reach $145,000 in funding, we will be unlocking this LADY DEATH FOR LIFE VINYL STICKER (full color, 5" x 5"):
Here is our current progress:
A lot of the questions we're commonly asked on Kickstarter are answered here in the story and FAQ sections of this campaign! So, be sure to check there first! If there's something you need help with that isn't answered here, 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, you'll see Brian Pulido's name and profile picture. Simply click on his name and a window will pop up with a "Contact Me" button.
LADY DEATH: HER STORY
Lady Death is a supernatural, sword-wielding anti-hero who battles evil in Hell (and where ever she pleases). 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: MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #1?
Herr Reich, a rogue Nazi scientist has kidnapped Jake the last innocent in Hell because he suspects he is the key to enacting his master plan and conquering Hell. But Lady Death ain’t having it. Aided by Haxan and Hellrider, the diva of death plans to rescue Jake and dismantle everything Reich holds dear! Featuring the sadistic Frau Helga and introducing Eldritch princess Caprice and her sidekick Char, Thanatos, demon lord of Hell, Wargoth of the Everkind and newcomers Steelheart and Mr. Atticus Marrow.
Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1 is a 48-page, square-bound all new graphic novel that builds on the mythology we created in Chaos Rules #1, Damnation Game #1, Extinction Express #1, Oblivion Kiss #1. It is the 5th chapter in Lady Death's NEW Story.
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! Heck, no! We need your support to get this done!
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT! Also part of the new Kickstarter:
THE LADY DEATH SEALED MYSTERY ENVELOPE RETURNS! What limited editions reside inside? Do you dare break the seal?! This envelope will contain one of many mysteries of a limited nature and the chance to possess authentically rare and all new Lady Death editions by a plethora of stellar talents.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
For Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1, our creative team from our first 4 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, Extinction Express #1, Oblivion Kiss #1, wrote La Muerta (Descent & 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 and Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1.
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 (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)!
CONTRIBUTING COVER ARTISTS
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!
MIKE KROME: Credits include titles for Rothic, Zenescope and Coffin Comics.
MONTE MOORE: Credits include titles for Lucasfilm, DC, Playboy, Aspen and Coffin Comics.
RICHARD ORTIZ: Credits include Coffin Comics, Lady Death, Zenoscope, DC 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.
NEI RUFFINO: is creator of the fantasy comic sensation The Secret Life of Crows and colorist to the stars, some of her more notable works include Lady Death, Supergirl, and Escape from Wonderland.
SORAH SUHNG: Sorah's art can be seen this year on the Princeless Anthology and Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princess.
BILLY TUCCI: Is a MF'n rock star, most known for creating, writing and publishing Shi.
COLLETTE TURNER: Rothic|Perna|Indie Artist. Current titles include Badassical and Southern Nightgown.
LARRY WELZ: Creator and artist of Cherry.
ASHLEY M. WITTER: Artist of Squarriors. Creator of Scorch.
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: MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #1 KICK ASS?
Judge for yourself. Check out the preview art and see if the work we produce excites you:
"FIEND FUND" MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #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: Merciless Onslaught #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 8 weeks (or so) 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: Merciless Onslaught #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: Merciless Onslaught #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: Merciless Onslaught #1 funded. Thanks!
Here are the official links of the Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1 Kickstarter campaign:
LADY DEATH FIEND CLUB RALLY!
RALLY your fellow FIENDS and tell them about the Merciless Onslaught #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! We can add a Fiend Club Membership to any existing pledge for a $60 over-pledge (additional shipping may apply to international backers). Please send us a message for more details!
Risks and challenges
When it comes to timely shipping and fulfillment, every project could have obstacles, however, Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #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 seven 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.
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 seven (!) Kickstarters. We are blown away by the amazing response! We simply cannot thank you enough! Because of you, Lady Death LIVES!!!!
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