About this project
WELCOME! PLEDGE TOWARDS ANY PHYSICALLY-SHIPPING REWARD & GET ALL THE STRETCH GOALS UNLOCKED SO FAR (SEE BELOW)! ARE WE CRAZY? JOIN THE FUN AND FIND OUT -- !!!
Thanks for helping us SMASH $190,000 in pledges, everyone! All backers pledged towards a physically-shipping reward will receive all of this great stuff with their rewards shipments in November!
You guys are 'effin CRAZY!!! Thank you!!!
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. 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!
Please note that the following reward items are currently SOLD OUT and are no longer available as add-ons:
- Unholy Ruin Naughty Commemorative Print + Softcover ($44)
- Unholy Ruin Jewel Edition ($50)
- Horns & Halos Naughty Set ($85)
- Unholy Print & Graphic Novel Set ($166)
- Unholy Ultimate Set ($799)
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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: UNHOLY RUIN #1?
By choice, Lady Death rides alone. Having saved Jake – and Hell itself - from the insane treachery of Herr Reich, the rogue Nazi scientist, she has separated herself from her allies Haxan and Hellrider, convinced that anyone close to her will die.
Unknown to Lady Death, insurmountable forces – and former enemies - rally against her. On earth, a group of supernatural saviors plan to invade Hell and bring Lady Death back to earth to save it from the extinction level villainy of The Trinity.
Things are about to get messy…
Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #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, Merciless Onslaught #1. It is the 6th 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!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
For Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1, our creative team is --
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, The 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, Merciless Onslaught #1, wrote La Muerta (Descent, Last Rites and Vengeance) and co-created and wrote Zack the Zombie Exterminator. His crime fiction has bloodied the pages of numerous anthologies, magazines, and websites, including 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, Lady Death: Oblivion Kiss #1 and Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1.
CECI DE LA CRUZ (Colorist): Ceci has colored covers and pin-ups for Coffin Comics, and colored La Muerta #1: Descent and Last Rites. Other credits include work for Big Dog Ink, Mike Wolfer Entertainment, Medikidz Pages and many more.
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
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 BROOMALL: Cover clients include Big Dog Ink and Coffin Comics!
ELIAS CHATZOUDIS: A pin-up cover artist with mad skills! He’s contributed to Zenoscope and many others. This is his first time working on a Lady Death cover! Yeah!
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.
MARAT MYCHAELS: A industry legend and owner of Counterpoint 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: Global class color magician and astounding illustrator. Hails from Berlin.
SORAH SUHNG: Sorah's art can be seen this year on the Princeless Anthology and Princeless: Raven the Pirate Princesss.
COLLETTE TURNER: Rothic Perna Indie Artist. Current titles include Badassical and Southern Nightgown.
JAMIE TYNDALL: Credits include: Zenoscope, Coffin Comics.
WHY KICKSTARTER AGAIN?
We can do our crazy super psycho, mega quality work best through Kickstarter because you get it. This is our direct connection to YOU! We make Lady Death for you! Your support HUMBLES us and lights a fire in our souls to deliver the most over the top 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: UNHOLY RUIN #1 KICK ASS?
Judge for yourself. Check out the preview art and see if the work we produce excites you –
"FIEND FUND" LADY DEATH: UNHOLY RUIN #1!
Please 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: Unholy Ruin #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: Unholy Ruin #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! 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: Unholy Ruin #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: Unholy Ruin #1 funded. Thanks!
Here are the official links of the Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1 Kickstarter campaign:
Risks and challenges
When it comes to timely shipping and fulfillment, every project could have obstacles, however, Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #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 nine (!) Kickstarters. We are knocked out 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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