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Wailing Blade is high-adrenaline fantasy adventure, set in the dark future of mankind.
When his father is sentenced to death at the hands of the legendary Headtaker, bandit prince Tychon must find a way to save him, or fall to the Wailing Blade himself.
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Who will love Wailing Blade?
- Fans of Conan, Elric, Masters of the Universe and other sword & sorcery epics.
- People who like Mad Max, The Dying Earth, and other tales of dark futures.
- Collectors of high quality modern independent comic books from a world-class team of up-and-comers and industry veterans!
- If you like your comics with tons of action, over-the-top weaponry, and mind-blowing visuals, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
What Exactly Do You Get When You Take the Blade and Back This Campaign?
- Wailing Blade #1 is a 32-page comic in standard American comic size, on printed on high-quality paper.
- All physical product backers will get TWO premium standard edition FOIL STAMPED covers -- Wailing Blade #1A: NIGHT (SILVER FOIL) & Wailing Blade #1B: DAY (GOLD FOIL).
- The extra sized first issue includes 30 sequential pages of action and mayhem, plus additional back matter taking you into the world of the Wailing Blade!
- All backers will also receive loads of additional bonus content in the Tyrant's Cut Digital Deluxe PDF and the Wailing Blade Original Theme Heavy Metal Anthem MP3 by "Making Metal With" George O'Connor!
- At higher pledge levels, backers will access campaign exclusive bags and boxes loaded with limited edition variants, and killer merchandise including metallic mini-prints, enamel pins, custom toys, and more!
- At highest levels, limited opportunities to get custom sketches, stories, signed materials, and the chance to be drawn into the world of the series as someone on the execution block!
The Comics Industry is Already Buzzing About Wailing Blade. Here's What Critics & Pros are Saying...
CHECK OUT THE ADVANCED REVIEWS OF WAILING BLADE #1!
Who are the Creators Behind the Wailing Blade?
Wailing Blade is an action-packed, blood-soaked dystopian fever dream created by Rich Douek (Gutter Magic) and Joe Mulvey (SCAM).
Rich is an award-winning copywriter, and the creator of the independent comic series, Gutter Magic. He has worked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Universe comics for IDW, and has published short stories in the New York Times-featured All We Ever Wanted anthology, for A Wave Blue World, as well as anthologies for Comixtribe and Red Stylo press. Additonally, he is a moderator of the Comics Experience Creator's Workshop, where he strives to help newer creators learn how to create their own comics and navigate the industry.
Joe made his comics debut as the writer and illustrator of the electrifying super-powered Vegas heist series Scam, from Comixtribe. He is also the writer, artist and creator of the acclaimed children's book Mummy's Always Right, and was pubished in the Where We Live Anthology from Image Comics, to benefit the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
Chris has been a mainstay at Marvel and DC Comics since 1996 working on titles like Captain America, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Nightwing, Detective Comics, SuperGirl and pretty much everything else at one point or another. In addition to working for every major comic publisher in the business, Chris also teaches a course on digital coloring for comics at http://www.comicsexperience.com. Stay in school. Don't do drugs.
Taylor is a comic book lettering professional and owner of Ghost Glyph Studios. As a staff letterer at DC, he lettered titles such as Red Hood and The Outlaws, Constantine, Bodies, CMYK, and New Suicide Squad. Prior to this, Taylor was credited on numerous titles for Marvel as a production artist. He is currently working on a new batch of creator-owned titles, such as Interceptor: Reactor and Friendo (Vault Comics), Exorsisters and Jook Joint (Image), and Babyteeth (Aftershock). Other publishers he has worked with include Line Webtoon (Acursian, Finality) Dynamite (Battlestar Galactica, Rainbow Brite, Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep), and IDW (Scarlett’s Strike Force).
Why Wailing Blade is a Story We Had to Tell....
For me, growing up, my favorite books were the ones that transported me to different lands. Wild adventures I could get lost in as I followed the heroes along on their journey. Middle Earth, Hyboria, The Young Kingdoms, The Dying Earth. To me, it's not escapism to want to dwell in worlds like that for a little while. The wonderful thing about fiction, especially genre fiction is that it gives you a taste of the impossible - a window into another world. And that feeling, that exhilarating feeling of cracking open a book and getting lost in it, even for a moment, is something that I've always wanted to create for someone else. And I believe that Wailing Blade is a book that will.
It's often said that you should make the comics that you want to see in the world. In that respect, Wailing Blade is everything we've ever wanted to see in a comic. It's got action, it's got adventure. Compelling characters, and a lush, vibrant world for them to inhabit. We couldn't be happier to share it with you.
What Exactly Is This Kickstarter For?
The team has already invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours into the development of this first WAILING BLADE series.
The first issue is 100% complete and ready to print.
Soon, our book will compete for attention on the shelves of comic shops world-wide.
With your support here on Kickstarter, we can fund a larger initial print run for the book and expand the TAKE THE BLADE TOUR, bringing our new series to more comic conventions and in-store signings around the country.
It will also help fund cool new Wailing Blade merchandise and Kickstarter-Exclusive collectibles for our biggest fans. A successful launch will also help make even more Wailing Blade stories than initial series possible.
Funds raised above and beyond our modest goal will go into project stretch goal enhancements for our backers as well as be invested back into the series.
ComixTribe was launched with the help of Kickstarter fans and we know the only place some of our biggest fans can get our books is here on Kickstarter. So we’re back with another awesome campaign to help make more killer comics!
Feast Your Eyes on These Pages Inside the Book...
Want to See Even More Before You Take the Blade?
If you'd like to read even more of Wailing Blade before you back this campaign, we invite you to download a generous 19 page preview.
What Awesome Rewards Are Available?
Want a Closer Look at Those Killer Covers?
NOTE: YOU CAN ADD the KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE Cover to ANY PHYSICAL PLEDGE LEVEL for +$25!
WAILING BLADE PROJECT TIMELINE
- The Kickstarter Campaign: Jan 15 - Jan 31
- Kickstarter Funds Received: Feb 14
- Wailing Blade #1 to Print: Early February
- Merchandise in Production: February
- Book Manufacturing and Freight: (Late February)
- Extra Buffer Time for Unexpected Issues: (March)
- Expected Deliver to US Backers: (Early April)
- Expected Deliver for INT Backers: (Late April)
THIS BLADE IS SHARP, SO HERE'S HOW WE'LL PROTECT IT IN TRANSIT!
As Kickstarter fans and collector's ourselves, we know there's nothing worse than backing a comic project and then having your rewards arrive damaged.
After consulting with our backers, we've revamped our shipping practices to ensure your comics and collectibles arrive in great condition.
All comics shipped will be individually bagged with boards, and will be secured in Gemini Comic Supply Comic Flash Mailers, which provides impact-resistant protection.
Orders with multiple comics will be sandwich packed and secured for additional protection.
And our Wailing Boxes will be BUBBLE WRAPPED before being inserted into a second shipping box, so that it arrives in great condition.
Furthermore, for this campaign, we're handling fulfillment 100% in-house. In the past, we've worked with some external fulfillment companies who specialize in packing and shipping so that we can stay focused on creating the books.
However, for this campaign, we want to make sure that everything arrives to our backers as quickly as possible and limit the possibility of unforeseen delays, which is why we are rolling up our sleeves and personally overseeing fulfillment for every backer.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our project. We would be absolutely thrilled if you're ready to take the next step and join this campaign!
Will YOU Be the Next to Take the Blade?
If you've made it this far, you may be ready to be the very next person to TAKE THE BLADE!
If so, we'd like to ask you to scroll back up this page, choose an awesome reward, and pledge to be a part of this campaign today.
On behalf of the entire Wailing Blade team, thank you so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
The support of backers on Kickstarter has been instrumental to the success of ComixTribe since our very first project back in 2012, so we take the trust of our backers very seriously.
We've taken a number of actions to mitigate risk associated with this campaign, including completing the creation of the book prior to launching and establishing a strong relationship with a quality printer who has done great work for us in the past and is established in North America, which means faster printing and delivery times for our backers than overseas off-set print.
Every Kickstarter campaign comes with risks, unforeseen hiccups, and lessons learned...and we've certainly learned valuable lessons from every past campaign.
We're committed to delivering a superior reward delivery experience for our backers, so we're investing in the best protective shipping materials for comics and collectibles, and handling fulfillment 100% in-house, to eliminate the risk of delivery delays and to make sure your pledges arrive in great condition.
ComixTribe and the WAILING BLADE team have a long track record of delivering the goods, and the fact that we enjoy so much support from returning backers is testament to that.
So we invite you to back with confidence, as we want to be entertaining you for years to come.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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