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1914 A strange green cloud covers the land as the sun rises. An Army of undead German soldiers are attacking. Who will save us?

Who Will Save the World? 

Written by Rita Gorgoni

Art by Stefano Cardoselli

52 page Color one-shot

The Western Front. September 12, 1914. It’s early morning in the French trenches. Two soldiers eat as rain drowns the land. A strange green cloud covers the land as the sun rises. The smell of death grows as a sinister shadow is cast upon the trenches: the Germans are attacking. The French quickly arm themselves and open fire on the approaching enemy soldiers, but their bullets might as well be spit balls. The German soldiers who do fall, rise instantly and continue their approach. What ensues is a morning of massacre, the French had no chance. When the Medical teams arrive, all that remain are pieces of what were once soldiers: devoured by an unknown weapon.

As the French tend to their dead, the Germans are just a few miles outside of Paris. The Germans have harnassed a chemical formula that instantly revives their fallen soldiers. Germany now holds the most dangerous weapon on the planet. They call their new army “The Green Skull.” It doesn’t take long for Germany to overwhelm and overthrow all of France and Italy, the rest of Europe is next. The Empire is winning this war and now they prepare to take Britain. In an attempt to combat the quickly approaching attack, Britain calls on the US for assistance.  Who Will Save The World from this undead army?

We are seeking funds to cover printing and marketing costs for Who Will Save The World?  Any surplus of funds will be used to help print and market over 18 One-shots, mini-series and ongoing series currently planned by Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios.

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    PDF You will get a digital PDF of Who Will Save The World? as well as the previous reward tier.

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    Limited Edition Trading Card You will receive a limited edition Trading Card featuring an image by Stefano Cardoselli. This image will only be used on this limited edition trading card. You will also receive the previous tiers. Canadian backers, please add $1 to cover the additional shipping cost; international backers please add $2 for additional shipping cost.

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    Who Will Save The World? You Will receive the printed edition of Who Will Save The World? as well as the previous tiers. Canadian backers, please add $1 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $3 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Print You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive 11x17" print featuring an image by Stefano Cardoselli as well as the previous tiers. Canadian backers, please add $3 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $5 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive variant cover for Who Will Save The World? as well as the previous tiers. Canadian backers, please add $4 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $7 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Sketchbook You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive Sketchbook for Who Will Save The World? as well as the previous tiers. This sketchbook will feature 24 pages of sketches, black & white pages and behind the scenes material. Canadian backers, please add $4 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $7 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Down Stone Cold Kickstarter Exclusive You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive Down Stone Cold One-shot as well as the previous tiers. This story was previously only available as a back-up tale within the pages of Ghost Assassin: Mercy. It is being offered as a stand alone one-shot this one time and is only available to Kickstarter Backers! Features illustrations by Stefano Cardoselli, Story by Rita Gorgoni and letters/translation by Adam Watson. This is the first story released jointly by Darkslinger Comics and Azurek Studios! Canadian backers, please add $4 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $7 for the additional shipping cost.

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    4 Piece Button Set You will receive a very nice, professionally made 4 Piece carded button set featuring artwork by Stefano Cardoselli as well as the previous tiers. This is a professionally made set. Canadian backers, please add $4 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $7 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Shot Glasses! You will receive a set of 3 Who Will Save The World? Shot Glasses in addition as well as the previous tiers. This is a new tier and is not included in the higher tiers. Canadian backers, please add $5 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $10 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive T-Shirt You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive Who Will Save The World? T-Shirt as well as the previous tiers. Backers will have the choice of using another image owned by Darkslinger Comics or Darkslinger/Azurek if they wish. Canadian backers, please add $5 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $10 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Retailer Pack! This level is for the retailers only! You will receive 20 Copies of the regular cover of Who Will Save The World? and 1 copy of the Kickstarter Exclusive Variant cover! Note to retailers: you may purchase more than 1 of the packs, simply donate $55 for every 21 pack you would like!

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    Tattoo Design! Stefano Cardoselli will design a tattoo for you and you get to keep the art! All previous tiers (except the Hardcover) are included as well! Canadian backers, please add $5 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $10 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Hardcover You will receive a Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Graphic Novel featuring Who Will Save The World? and the sketchbook. You will also receive the previous tiers. Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Original Art Page! You will get a piece of original art from Who Will Save The World? featuring artwork by Stefano Cardoselli! These pages are penciled, inked and hand painted by Stefano! You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    You become a Zombie in the book! Stefano Cardoselli will draw you into Who Will Save The World? as a zombie soldier and you will receive the original art page that you are featured in! You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design and previous original art incentive). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    NEW REWARD! You will get a high quality stretched canvas print featuring a painted image by Stefano Cardoselli that will only appear on this canvas. In addition you will also get the special thank you, limited trading card, printed and digital copies of WWSTW, the limited edition print, Chronicles of Van Helsing #1-4, The Exclusive sketchbook, Variant cover, special printing of Down Stone Cold, Button Set, T-Shirt and Button set! Canadian backers, please add $9 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $20 for the additional shipping cost. This reward is new and is not included in any of the higher dollar amount tiers.

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    You become a Soldier in the book! Stefano Cardoselli will draw you into Who Will Save The World? as a soldier and you will receive the original art page that you are featured in! You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design and previous original art incentive). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Limited Edition Soldier-Zombie Bust You will receive a Limited Edition, hand painted Soldier/Zombie bust designed by Stefano Cardoselli. This is an extremely limited statue and will be made available here before it goes on sale anywhere else! You will also receive the previous tiers (except the original art, drawn in and tattoo design). Canadian backers, please add $9 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $20 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Cover Art! You will receive the original art for the cover from Who Will Save The World? featuring hand painted artwork by Stefano Cardoselli! You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design, original art, draw in and Zombie Bust). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Variant Cover Art! You will receive the original art for the variant Kickstarter exclusive cover from Who Will Save The World? featuring hand painted artwork by Stefano Cardoselli! You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design, original art, draw in, Stretched Canvas and the Zombie Bust). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost.

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    Back Cover Ad! If you have something to promote, this tier is for you! Buy the back cover and use it to promote your comic, band, store, whatever! (As long as it isn't illegal or misleading). You will also receive all previous tiers (except the Tattoo Design, original art, draw in and Zombie Bust). Canadian backers, please add $7 to cover the additional shipping cost, international backers, please add $15 for the additional shipping cost. If you would like us to design the ad for you, please include an additional $200 to cover the art/graphic design fees.

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    LIFETIME DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION! You will receive a digital copy of every comic that Darkslinger Comics EVER publishes! You will receive all of the great comics we have already published and everything we ever will publish! That means every issue of Ghost Assassin, every issue of Chronicles of Van Helsing, every issue of The Pauper, Diary of A Dead Man, 100 Points of Hate, Who Will Save The World? and so, so much more! Whenever a new issue is published, you will have a copy sent to directly to your inbox! This incentive level does not include anything physical and is not available in any of the other reward levels.

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    West Coast Release party! We will throw a release party for Who Will Save the World at your store! This incentive level is only for the West Coast of the United States. Your store will receive 200 copies of the regular cover for Who Will Save The World? and 20 of the variant cover! In addition we will supply promotional materials and door prizes for attendees!

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    LIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION! In addition to getting everything in the previous rewards (except the stretched canvas, being drawn in and original art rewards) you will receive every comic that Darkslinger Comics EVER publishes! You will receive all of the great comics we have already published and everything we ever will publish! That means every issue of Ghost Assassin, every issue of Chronicles of Van Helsing, every issue of The Pauper, Diary of A Dead Man and so, so much more! Whenever a new issue is published, you will have a copy sent to directly to your door (or mailbox)!

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