About



Celestial Falcon is a coming of age story about an unlikely hero who, along with his friends, is tasked to save the world from a dark and ancient evil that threatens to consume and destroy all life on Earth. 

Chris always felt like something was missing, that there was more to his life. Something greater he was meant to do. When a mysterious stranger comes into his and his friends' lives, he learns he was right as everything changes. This is the Epic Story of Celestial Falcon.

The Main Story is COMPLETELY DONE! The Backup Story is Penciled & Inked!

As we reach certain funding goals, throughout the campaign we will be unlocking these bonuses that will be added to your pledges!

The first 3 Milestone Bonuses have been unlocked! Can we get the rest unlocked too?!




NEW REWARD TIERS!

Check out these awesome new reward tiers we just added featuring a BRAND NEW VARIANT COVER!

In each of these new tiers, you get the new Vintage Sami Variant (Cover E)!


 Who Is Celestial Falcon For? 

  • Fans of Superhero Comics like Spider-Man, Superman,  Teen Titans and Invincible.
  • If you like coming of age stories and relatable characters.
  • Collectors who like high quality independent comics from up-and-coming creators passionate about what they do.
  • If you like stories that give you action, drama, comedy and expanded universes, then you'll love Celestial Falcon!

 What You Will Get When You Back Celestial Falcon: 

  •  Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition is a 32-page standard American size single issue comic book printed on high quality paper. 
  • All physical product backers get the Main Cover (A) plus an 8-page annotated companion comic!
  • This is an extra-sized issue with 28 interior pages containing a 4-page backup story expanding on each of the six main characters that isn't available in the standard edition.
  • All backers will receive extra bonus content throughout the campaign, including stickers, prints, digital comics and more!

 COLLECTORS! CHECK OUT THE CELESTIAL CRATE! 

  • At higher reward levels, you will find The Celestial Crate, which is chock-full of everything you find in this campaign, including variant covers, stickers, buttons, posters, prints and more! 
  • At the highest level, you can even appear as a character in the next issue!

Chris DiBuduo (Creator, Co-Writer)

Chris is a YouTuber and lifelong comic book and Superman fan. He has been writing stories for half his life, and now gets to live out his dream seeing his creations in print. Celestial Falcon is his first comic book.

Brant Fowler (Co-Writer, Letterer)

Brant is the Co-Publisher of Last Ember Press and writer of The Last Ember series. He has also been lettering comics for the better part of two decades, with work published through Image Comics, Action Lab Entertainment, Arcana, Moonstone, AC Comics and more. Celestial Falcon is his first foray into full-on co-writing a project.

Lucas Santos (Penciler, Cover Artist)

Lucas is a 2D and 3D artist developing artwork for comic books, and concept art for the entertainment industry. He is the series artist for Celestial Falcon and creator of the fan comic Spider-Cop. https://www.artstation.com/lulisluc

Lisa Moore (Inker, Colorist)

Lisa is a comic book enthusiast, colorist and illustrator, working in and around the industry since 2007! She has worked as a colorist on books like Garfield, Peanuts, Bravest Warriors and more for BOOM! Studios, Damsels and Grimm for Dynamite Entertainment and more.

She is also the writer of The Secrets of Willowmyst for Last Ember Press, where she also serves as Co-Publisher. She also inks and creates clip art among other things.

Variant Covers by Lisa Moore, Riccardo Faccini and Lucas Santos.

Check out our interview on ComicFrontline.com with Nicole D'Andria by clicking here or clicking the image below!

Chris Writes...

Why Celestial Falcon became the story I had to share with the world:

Growing up, I loved writing. I loved telling stories to people who would listen. Celestial Falcon is a story I started to write back when I was 15 years old. It was a personal story I honestly started to write about myself. My original pitch was “it’s my life with a super hero twist”. This was a story I wrote mostly for my close friends and family to read and enjoy, which they did. As I continued to write Celestial Falcon, I realized how passionate I was about this story above all my other stories. Books filled with over 20 stories, outlines of futures stories, time lines, characters… a whole universe was created almost overnight from Celestial Falcon. Fast forward nearly 15 years later I decided to team up with my closest friend Brant Fowler to bring the world this story in comic form.

Celestial Falcon was created around the time where the world needed a bit of hope. HOPE: that was what I wanted this character to represent above all else. Of course there’s your “truth and justice” but hope had to be the number 1 thing. In the times we live in right now the world needs a little bit more light, a little bit more hope and THAT is what I hope to bring the world through my writing, through Celestial Falcon.

Brant Writes...

What attracted me to the story of Celestial Falcon:

Early on in my friendship with Chris, he shared with me the story behind Celestial Falcon. He and his friends had created a YouTube series called Epic Story years ago that was one version of the story, which I watched in its entirety. I could see the passion Chris had for these characters and this world. When I read the actual stories the videos were derived from I began to understand the rich and detailed world Chris had crafted.

When Chris asked me to come on as co-writer on the book, I was a little hesitant because I didn't want to step on his toes, but at the same time I felt I had something to add to this world. Together, we have tweaked and modernized the story and taken it to a whole new level, intertwining our writing styles and voices to make something truly unique. And while, yes, it's a superhero book, there's a lot more to it than you see on the surface, and I'm very excited to reveal some of those secrets, twists and turns as the series moves forward!

This team has put their own money into this project already, producing the standard edition from their own pockets, not to mention all the time invested. The main story is COMPLETELY DONE and the backup story is penciled and inked! It will be done during the campaign.

With your support, we can take this Deluxe Edition to print and use any additional funds to pour into the next issue so we can keep bringing you more Celestial Falcon!

Last Ember Press has had great help from the Kickstarter community in launching and growing our brand, and we've had great success doing so! Now we are expanding with the Shooting Star Universe brand and looking to deliver yet another awesome campaign with Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition!

Check out this preview to see what's in store in the book, and be sure to scroll down to get a sneak peek at the new back-up story!

The Backup Story

In this Deluxe Edition of Celestial Falcon #1, we included a brand new 4-page story that features each of our six main characters, giving a little peek into each of their lives.  We reached out to some other artists we work with or will potentially be working with to put these four pages together: Riccardo Faccini (page 1), Rowel Roque (pages 2-3) and Lucas Santos (page 4):


This is all the cool stuff you can get for supporting Celestial Falcon!

COVER GALLERY

Check out these amazing covers, including the brand new main cover done especially for this Deluxe Edition!

Main Cover (A) by Series Artist Lucas Santos!
Cover B, Sand Angels Virgin Variant by Lisa Moore!
Cover C, Vintage Movie Poster Variant Featuring Chris. By Lisa Moore After Lucas Santos!
Cover D, Baseball Variant by Riccardo Faccini!
Cover E, Vintage Movie Poster Variant Featuring Sami. By Lisa Moore After Lucas Santos!
Companion Book Cover, by Lucas Santos!
The Standard Edition Limited Cover (there aren't many left!) by Lucas Santos!

We Care About Our Products

And we know you do too! That's why we make sure they are as safe as possible, bagged and boarded, and inserted inside Gemini Comic Supply Comic Flash Mailers to protect your investment!

Additional rewards, like the keychains and enamel pins, will be secured in bubble envelopes and placed inside the mailers with the comics.

The Celestial Crate will be bubble wrapped and then inserted into another shipping box so that it is not damaged either.

Thank you so much for checking out the campaign. If you like what you see, we'd be thrilled to have you join the campaign!

This is my first Kickstarter personally, and my first comic, so I'm especially excited to share it with you! - Chris

Now that you've made it this far, you're most likely already trying to decide which reward you want to grab. So go ahead and scroll back up the page and check them out again! We can't wait to hear what you think of the book once you've read it!

On behalf of the entire creative team and everyone at Last Ember Press and Shooting Star Universe, thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter has been a huge part of the success of Last Ember Press since the first campaign we ran in 2017. Since then, we've found great success on the Kickstarter platform and earned the trust of our backers, something we take very seriously.

While there are always unforeseeable complications that arise with a campaign, and ones we learn from each and every time out, we always strive to deliver the best experience we possibly can for our backers. We have a track record of delivering on our past campaigns and this one is no different.

We are working with a US-based high quality printer so delays are minimalized.

The main story of the comic is completely done. The backup story is 90% done and will be completed during the campaign. We are ready to go to print as soon as we receive funds and will keep backers updated on any unexpected delays or issues.

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    Digital Deluxe

    Just want to read the book? This is the tier for you.

    This is a digital deluxe PDF edition of the book with added content you won't get anywhere else! Includes the backup story, the full script and more!

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    Comic & Companion Book

    Includes the main cover (Cover A) of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition by series artist Lucas Santos! This is a brand new cover printed for the first time ever! The book includes a brand new back-up story that has also never been printed.

    Also includes an 8-page annotated companion book!

    You will also receive the Digital Deluxe PDF.

    Includes:
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    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
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    Just the Vintage Variants!

    This is for fans of that vintage movie poster style. Get BOTH vintage variants featuring Chris and Sami at this tier!

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    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover E (Sami Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
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    Signed Bookplate & Audio Commentary

    Like to have your comics signed? With this tier, you will get a Signed Bookplate! This additional insert will contain signatures of both co-writers, Chris DiBuduo and Brant Fowler! You will get the previous rewards as well as a special Audio Commentary on Celestial Falcon by Chris & Brant!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
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    Trading Cards + Logo Sticker

    Get the first two Celestial Falcon trading cards with this tier! Two of the main characters, Chris and his best friend Sami are featured in this set. Also comes with a Celestial Falcon logo sticker, plus all previous rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
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    Limited Standard Edition + Keychain!

    This is your only chance to get the out of print standard edition of Celestial Falcon #1! This campaign is the only place this issue will be offered online ever again! You'll also get a Celestial Falcon chest symbol double-sided acrylic keychain! Plus, all previous rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Standard Edition
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
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    Just the Deluxe Covers!

    Just want the books, nothing else? Then this is the tier for you!

    Get ALL 5 covers of Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition and the Companion Book!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover B (Sand Angels Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover D (Baseball Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover E (Sami Poster Variant)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
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    Cover 1B (Sand Angels Variant)

    If you like cute and fun covers, then you'll love this Sand Angels variant by series colorist Lisa Moore! Get this variant plus the main cover and all previous collectibles and rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover B (Sand Angels Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    Cover 1C (Vintage Chris Variant)

    In an old school vintage poster style comes this wicked cool cover of Chris, the main character of Celestial Falcon in silhouette! Get this variant plus the main cover and all previous collectibles and rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    Cover 1D (Baseball Variant)

    Are you a baseball fan? The cast of Celestial Falcon are, and don't they look like they're having a good time in this cover? Get this variant plus the main cover and all previous collectibles and rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover D (Baseball Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    Cover 1E (Vintage Sami Variant)

    Girl Power! Get this awesome vintage poster style variant of Sami lifting rocks above her head! Plus the main cover and all previous collectibles and rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover E (Sami Poster Variant)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    Both Vintage Variants

    Get BOTH vintage variant covers here featuring Chris and Sami in dynamic poses! PLUS the main cover and all previous collectibles and rewards!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover E (Sami Poster Variant)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    ALL the Deluxe Covers!

    Can't decide which cover you want? Why not get them all?!

    This one comes with ALL the Deluxe Edition covers, and all the previous collectibles in the campaign!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover B (Sand Angels Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover D (Baseball Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
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    THE CELESTIAL CRATE!

    Collectors, this one is for you! This crate includes ALL the Deluxe Edition covers and collectibles included in this campaign. Plus, an exclusive 18x24 poster only available in this crate! If you're a completist and want it all, this is the tier for you!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover B (Sand Angels Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover D (Baseball Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
    • 18" x 24" Celestial Falcon Poster
    • The Celestial Crate (Collector's Box!)
    • Exclusive Writer Notes
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    CRATE & CAMEO!

    Come fly with us! Be a part of the story by making a cameo appearance in Celestial Falcon #2!

    Plus, get the collectible Celestial Crate! This crate includes ALL the Deluxe Edition covers and collectibles included in this campaign. Plus, an exclusive 18x24 poster only available in this crate! If you're a completist and want it all, this is the tier for you!

    This one is super limited, so act now before you miss out!

    Includes:
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Digital Deluxe (PDF)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover A (Main Cover)
    • 8-page Annotated Companion Comic
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover B (Sand Angels Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover C (Chris Poster Variant)
    • Celestial Falcon #1 Deluxe Edition Cover D (Baseball Variant)
    • Signed Bookplate
    • Audio Commentary
    • Set of 2 Celestial Falcon Trading Cards
    • Celestial Falcon Acrylic Keychain
    • Winged Celestial Falcon Symbol Enamel Pin
    • Celestial Falcon Logo Sticker
    • 18" x 24" Celestial Falcon Poster
    • The Celestial Crate (Collector's Box!)
    • Cameo in Celestial Falcon #2
    • Exclusive Writer Notes
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Funding period

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