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This graphic novel collects the first seven issues of Henchmen & other stories. Includes the entire I, Henchbot series and prequels!
This graphic novel collects the first seven issues of Henchmen & other stories. Includes the entire I, Henchbot series and prequels!
This graphic novel collects the first seven issues of Henchmen & other stories. Includes the entire I, Henchbot series and prequels!
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Our first one-shot comic, simply called Henchmen, was our team's first Kickstarter success. After growing our book into a six issue mini series, getting into stores worldwide, and learning a whole lot about self publishing, we are collecting the entire story into one volume.

This graphic novel collects the first issue of Henchmen with the six issue mini series, I:Henchbot, as well as other Henchmen stories.

Special Thanks to Jared Wade & Frodus for their contributions to our Kickstarter video. Be sure to check out Jared's podcasts at Amalgam Podcast Network and Frodus on Bandcamp! The song used on our video is "Yoyodyne" from "Molotov Cocktail Party."

Henchmen is a comic book about the other guys.

Gary is struggling to get by. Too old to learn a new trade, too young to retire. Then he finds a mysterious classified ad. When he applies in person, he finds a subversive world of henchmen for hire. Readers will see the familiar superhero landscape from the unique perspective of those who rarely get a voice but are always present…the Henchmen. While the superhero is battling the super-villain the henchmen are the ones loading the loot into the van. They all have stories, they all have fears. Gary is a good man driven to do terrible things.

Henchmen: I, Henchbot is the six part follow up to Henchmen and follows Gary deeper down the road of a career Henchman. After attempts to get legitimate work, Gary finds himself in the employ of a new villain named Microwave. 

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We've named our tiers after some of the nefarious and ridiculous characters from the book. Which one are you?!

The Book

Our double-size one-shot book served as a prequel to our 2015 mini-series, I, Henchbot. The book collects the entire story and a couple of web comics we did into one book!

Henchmen: I, Henchbot will feature nearly 200 pages of awesome!
Henchmen: I, Henchbot will feature nearly 200 pages of awesome!

The book will be printed in black and white via offset printing, and feature a full color wrap around cover by Ryan howe.

Sample Pages from Henchmen: I, Henchbot

Backer Tiers

We've named our tiers after some of the nefarious and ridiculous characters from the book. Which one are you?!

WEASEL - You are a sneaky, subtle devil and you prefer your comics discreet and digital. At this level we will send you a PDF copy of the entire Henchmen saga as soon as it's ready!

NUMBSKULL - You are here to smash things - trade paperbacks aren't your thing. Get all of the Henchmen: I, Henchbot mini series. These books are from what is left of our personal stash of first printings!

MICROWAVE - Smart, to the point, and deadly. This is what you came for - the trade paperback, including shipping!

G-NOME - Complete the gene pool. Get the trade paperback, plus a copy of every book we've published, including the full color prequel one-shot!

OVERLORD - Who is this mysterious mad man? You get the trade paperback, each issue, and a set of amazing prints. The initial print pack will include a print of each cover, with additional prints being added at no charge as stretch goals are unlocked!

Stretch Goals

$2,500 - Funded!

You've helped us make the book possible. These funds will help us offset part of our printing & marketing costs bringing this book to the world!

$3,000 - Print Pack Upgrade

Two additional prints added to the print pack, one by Jeremiah Lambert, and one by Tyler Sowles!

Check out these awesome examples of their work:

Jeremiah Lambert's Link & Zelda Print
Jeremiah Lambert's Link & Zelda Print
Tyler Sowles' Hank Steiner: Monster Detective
Tyler Sowles' Hank Steiner: Monster Detective

$4,000 - Print Pack Upgrade 2

Now we are getting serious! Jim Mahfood & Scoot McMahon join our guest artists and provide an original Henchmen print to your collection!

Everybody Loves Tank Girl  - A Sample of Jim Mahfood's Work
Everybody Loves Tank Girl - A Sample of Jim Mahfood's Work
Scoot McMahon's Sami the Squirrel - Who doesn't want to see cute Henchmen?
Scoot McMahon's Sami the Squirrel - Who doesn't want to see cute Henchmen?

$5,000 - Print Pack Upgrade 3

Wow - Twice our goal? This final print upgrade tier unlocks two awesome prints from Darick Robertson of Transmetropolitan fame and Ryan Browne of God Hates Astronauts! We can't wait to see these prints!

Some of Darick's Work on Transmetropolitan
Some of Darick's Work on Transmetropolitan
Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts
Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts

 After this, who knows where we will go?!

Risks and challenges

This book is ready to go! Henchmen comics have been in stores all over the world since March of 2014. We already have copies of the individual comics in stock and all we have to do is print the trade paperback, prints and we are good to go!

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    WEASEL - Get all of the books as a PDF in your inbox!

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    NUMBSKULL - Henchmen: I, Henchbot comic pack! From what is left of our own personal stash - Get all six issues of Henchmen: I, Henchbot (First Printing) in single issue comic form!

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    MICROWAVE - Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback - You've waited long enough - get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume!

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    G-NOME- Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback & Comics - Get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume, plus an entire set of Henchmen: I, Henchbot in single issue format.

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    OVERLORD (Early Bird) - Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback & Comics - Get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume, plus an entire set of Henchmen: I, Henchbot in single issue format. Plus our print pack featuring a set of Ryan Howe prints & any guest prints unlocked with stretch goals!

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    OVERLORD -Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback & Comics - Get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume, plus an entire set of Henchmen: I, Henchbot in single issue format. Plus our print pack featuring a set of Ryan Howe prints & any guest prints unlocked with stretch goals!

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    CUSTOM OVERLORD -Custom Print drawn by Ryan Howe, plus Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback & Comics - Get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume, plus an entire set of Henchmen: I, Henchbot in single issue format. Plus our print pack featuring a set of Ryan Howe prints & any guest prints unlocked with stretch goals!

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    GRAND OVERLORD - Custom Cover & Print drawn by Ryan Howe, plus Henchmen: I, Henchbot Trade Paperback & Comics - Get the entire Henchmen story printed in one awesome volume, plus an entire set of Henchmen: I, Henchbot in single issue format. Plus our print pack featuring a set of Ryan Howe prints & any guest prints unlocked with stretch goals!

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