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Adventuring scientist Doctor Crowe must travel the globe to defeat gruesome, supernatural terrors in this pulp horror comic.
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SYNOPSIS

Doctor Crowe #1 is a 28-page comic that follows the story of Dr. Victor Crowe, an infamous adventuring scientist; expert on the occult and an all-around pulp hero who uses advanced technologies to battle gruesome, supernatural terrors across the globe. Issue #1 features four separate, serial anthology-style adventures that pits Dr. Crowe and his allies against unique, otherworldly threats that must be eliminated at all costs!

These adventures include:

Beneath the Black: Dr. Crowe and Nora, his rough-and-tumble sidekick, venture into the unforgiving swamps in search of the legendary bogmen -- creatures from the black who feed on the life force of their unsuspecting victims.

Wretched: After a secluded mountain village is inexplicably overwhelmed by a mysterious plague, Dr. Crowe is summoned to investigate the horrific catastrophe and battle the monstrous fallout.

The Lost Coven: Wounded and left for dead, Dr. Crowe and Ajax, his loyal canine companion, encounter a mysterious traveling vagabond. Dr. Crowe recounts the story of how he ended up in this precarious position and the coven of witches that seemingly bested him.

Dreamwaker: Dr. Crowe is forced to enter the lucid dream state of a comatose boy and battle a ghastly dream eater that is wreaking havoc on the boy’s consciousness.

COVER ART

Doctor Crowe #1 cover mock up. Art by Garry Brown and colors by Doug Garbark.
Doctor Crowe #1 cover mock up. Art by Garry Brown and colors by Doug Garbark.


INTERIOR ART

Wretched pg. 4 - art by Matt Horak & colors by Doug Garbark
Wretched pg. 4 - art by Matt Horak & colors by Doug Garbark
Beneath the Black pg. 4 - art by Tony Gregori & colors by Joshua Jensen
Beneath the Black pg. 4 - art by Tony Gregori & colors by Joshua Jensen
The Lost Coven pg. 4 - art by Karim Whalen & colors by Laura Lee
The Lost Coven pg. 4 - art by Karim Whalen & colors by Laura Lee

STRETCH GOAL

$3500: Once we hit this milestone, every backer who pledged at a reward level that includes a physical copy Doctor Crowe #1 will receive a limited-edition Doctor Crowe bookmark! ....UNLOCKED!

Design not final.
Design not final.

 THE TEAM

I have been fortunate enough to assemble some of my talented artist, colorist and letterer friends to help bring DOCTOR CROWE #1 to life. These creators have been published by, among others, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, IDW Publishing, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, Black Mask Studios and Zenescope Entertainment.

The team includes:

Cover Art
Artist: Garry Brown (Catwoman, The Massive)
Colorist: Doug Garbark (DC Comics: Bombshells, Hitman: Agent 47)

Wretched
Artist/Co-creator: Matt Horak (The Covenant
Colorist pgs. 1-5: Doug Garbark (DC Comics: Bombshells, Hitman: Agent 47)
Colorist pg. 6: by Mark Dale (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Letterer: Nic J. Shaw (The Fix, 12 Reasons to Die

Beneath the Black
Artist: Tony Gregori (Imaginary Drugs
Colorist: Joshua Jensen (Out of the Blue: A Collection of Strange Stories
Letterer: Micah Myers (Grimm Fairy Tales)

The Lost Coven
Artist: Karim Whalen (Six) artist
Colorist: Laura Lee (Starburn
Letterer: Micah Myers (Grimm Fairy Tales

Dreamwaker
Artist: Tony Gergori (Imaginary Drugs)
Colorist: Joshua Jensen (Out of the Blue: A Collection of Strange Stories
Letterer: Taylor Esposito (Batman, Dectective Comics)

DIGITAL REWARDS

Some pledge levels offer digital, DRM-free, PDF copies for The Adversary and Out of the Blue: A Collection of Strange stories. Here's a little more info about these awesome books:

The Adversary: An 18-page sword and sorcery tale about the perils of adventuring and the differences between perceived heroics and villainy. The main character, Mikhail, has traveled to an ominous tower located inside an obsidian mountain range. Haunting images and sounds lure him inward and upward towards the inhabitants and keeper of the tower. The Adversary is written by David Cripino and features art by Dr.Crowe artist Tony Gregori.

Out of the Blue: A Collection of Strange Stories:  An unusual assortment of thirteen strange stories that transcend the ordinary. Contributors include New York Times bestselling comic creators, winners of the Eisner and Ghastly awards, and more. This anthology was co-edited by Dr. Crowe writer Corey Fryia.

***NEW REWARD***

Exclusive Doctor Crowe #1 Pin-up by Tony Gregori
Exclusive Doctor Crowe #1 Pin-up by Tony Gregori

This is a BRAND NEW 59-hours-left-pledge level reward. This pin-up is an exclusive, one of a kind original 11 x 17 art piece drawn by the one and only Tony Gergori! Check out this link to learn the story behind the pin-up.

ORIGINAL ART PAGES

Our original art page pledge level reward offers you a chance to own 1 of 10 original pages drawn by Tony Gregori. These pages are from "Beneath the Black" and "Dreamwaker." Pages will be chosen on a first come, first serve basis. Just message me and let me know what page you'd like! Click here to see a which original art pages are available.

MATT HORAK COMMISSIONS AND SKETCH CARDS

Not only is Matt Horak a Doctor Crowe artist and co-creator, but he's also the artist on The Covenant from Image Comics. Now you can own a piece of original Matt Horak art. We are offering two seperate, but limited rewards. You can own a 9 x 12 annd/or a 2.5 x 3.5 black and white comission of a character of your choosing drawn by Matt.

Why Take DOCTOR CROWE #1 to Kickstarter?

We're coming to Kickstarter in order to raise $2,085, the bare minimum needed to print a small run of Doctor Crowe #1. The book is 90% finished, and a small fraction of the funds raised will help cover any other creation costs that I am unable to pay out of pocket as well as help off-set print costs associated with producing and shipping the book. Any funds raised above $2,085 will help fund the creation of subsequent issues in the Doctor Crowe mini-series.

Risks and challenges

The goods news is that 90% of Doctor Crowe #1 has already been completed. We're awaiting a small fraction of this funding to complete the tail end of production. This means that digital rewards can go out immediately after production ends, and we can begin the printing process as soon as funding is secured.

Futhermore, our publisher 215 Ink has been producing high quality creator owned titles since 2007. They're responsible for publishing such titles as Enormous, Flutter, Jesus Hates Zombies and the recently solicited Kodoja. 215 Ink's involvement means that we can ensure that will you get a professional, first rate printed book and (barring a freak natural diaster or attack from Godzilla) you'll also recieve it in the time period that we've specified.

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    DIGITAL DELUXE BUNDLE + PRINT COPY OF DOCTOR CROWE #1:

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    ORIGINAL DOCTOR CROWE PIN UP + PRINTED COPY OF DOCTOR CROWE #1:

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