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A prestige hardcover collection of the Cthulhu-mythos-based horror/pulp-noir comic book series from writer Dirk Manning.

Meet Mr. Rhee! The cryptic and tortured main character of TALES OF MR. RHEE and his story that unfolds in this collection of thirteen chilling short pulp-noir horror-infused stories.

** 1st STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED!**
If funding reaches $15,000, we will include an original, rarely seen 5 page Mr. Rhee story in the graphic novel collection. Written by Dirk Manning, of course, and drawn by Josh Ross.

This will be at no extra charge to anyone receiving the digital or physical books, so please, SHARE SHARE SHARE and spread the word.
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Hot off the heels of its successful Mercy Sparx subscription campaign, for which the final subscriber issue is heading out the door in a couple short weeks, Devil's Due is happy to join forces with Dirk Manning to bring everyone's favorite cryptic and creepy paranormal trouble shooter to print!

Originally released as an online comic by Manning and artist Josh Ross as a spin-off series of NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE quickly became an online hit among horror fans across the world.

Exclusive Hardcover Edition by Riley Rossmo
Exclusive Hardcover Edition by Riley Rossmo

THE BIG OL' KICKSTARTER "WHY?":

For years now, Rhee has been one of the most successful titles in the Dirk Manning library, and one of the most requested print collections by readers.

And rather than just collect a simple paperback edition, we want to reward those of you who are already fans of TALES OF MR. RHEE with an exclusive and collectable hardcover edition of this book that will be available only through Kickstarter, which will also help us to release the trade paperback later this Winter.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

By supporting this Kickstater campaign you can opt to get a hardcover exclusive edition of TALES OF MR. RHEE – complete with an exclusive variant cover by comic artist extraordinaire Riley Rossmo – that will be available only to backers of this campaign!

For a few extra bucks you can even get it with an exclusive bookplate signed by Dirk and series artist Josh Ross, and one step past that you can even have Mr. Ross draw a Mr. Rhee head-sketch on it for you to make it the ULTIMATE collectible!

Past that, thanks to Kickstarter you can opt to have a character named after you, get drawn into the book, enjoy a one-on-one script consultation/review with Dirk Manning and/or even name the prose story Dirk Manning is going write exclusively for this collection! If you’re an uber-fan you can opt for the “Dirk Manning Mega Pack” that includes a signed copy of every single book, comic, graphic novel and or CD that Dirk has written, written for, or appeared on to date – all from his own personal collection – including a signed copy of the the uber-rare TRANSMETROPOLITAN Volume 11 hardcover slipcase edition that you probably didn’t even know existed until this very moment! Holy crap!

When it's all said and done, we'll have a beautiful hardcover and softover collection, and Devil's Due and Dirk Manning will be able to unleash these terrors upon the world!

Trade Paperback Edition
Trade Paperback Edition

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INTERIOR PAGE SAMPLES:
CHAPTER ONE (of the 13 included in the graphic novel)

SNEAK PEEKS OF MORE PAGES FROM TALES OF MR. RHEE

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Any risk in this campaign is very hard to fathom, as all the art for this book (except for the people who are going to be “drawn-in” is completely finished in press-ready files, but we understand that circumstances out of our control may happen such as “Acts of God/Cthulhu,” etc. It is always possible that printing and manufacturing delays can happen, product can get lost in the shipping process, or human error may cause something to not be sent. That's why Devil's Due Entertainment has worked so hard to create an iron-clad system to cater to Kickstarter backers. This is our fourth comic book project on Kickstarter, so we've got the fulfillment down to a science. Each person receives a PHYSICAL file folder that backs up our digital, keeping a record of what has been sent, what is still pending, and any problems that may have transpired post-reward-sending. We're in this for the long haul, and want you back for many more campaigns in the future, and that only happens if you're happy with how this one goes! Finally, Dirk Manning himself is going to be monitoring the process all along the way, and we wouldn’t want to let him down. He’s personal friends with Cthulhu and is a ranked Black Belt martial arts instructor to boot! The dude’s hardcore… even if he only drinks those sissy Shirley Temple cocktails at conventions and such.

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  • You can add extra money to any reward you have pledged for. By doing so, you'll be able to combine different rewards with the reward in your tier dependent on the amount of money you have already pledged. Once the campaign is over, you'll be able to tell us which rewards you would like to combine in the Kickstarter Survey!

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    DIGITAL GRAPHIC NOVEL Get the entire, chilling Tales of Mr. Rhee collection ready for your digital viewing - DRM free!

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    ADD ON: CONVENTION SPECIAL: The Devil's Due 2013 Fall Convention Special "The Road is Our Religion" is limited to less than 1000 copies and features Mr. Rhee on the cover alongside DD cohorts Mercy Sparx and Vesper Grey. *Add-Ons Must be ordered with another reward*

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    ADD ON: 11x17 PRINT: A slick, full bleed print of your favorite Riley Rossmo cover art featuring Mr. Rhee. *Add-Ons Must be ordered with another reward*

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    TALES OF MR. RHEE TRADE PAPERBACK: A softcover 124 page trade paperback featuring a cover by Riley Rossmo. Your purchase of the softcover via Kickstarter helps make the publication of this series possible! Thank you!

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    ADD-ON: T-SHIRT: Add a Tales of Mr. Rhee T-shirt to any other reward package. Featuring the new Mr. Rhee logo, with Rhee himself standing in the middle of the R lookin' all badass. Only on black! Because that's how it should be. *Ad-Ons must be ordered with another reward*

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    TALES OF MR. RHEE HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL - with EXCLUSIVE RILEY ROSSMO KICKSTARTER COVER. Get the exclusive hardcover edition of the 124 page graphic novel with a cover by Riley Rossmo. This book will not be sold through stores!

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    TALES OF MR. RHEE HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL W/SIGNED BOOK PLATE: Get the hardcover with an exclusive book plate signed by Dirk Manning and Josh Ross, only available on Kickstarter

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    MR. RHEE HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL W/EXCLUSIVE SKETCH BOOK PLATE: Get the Kickstarter exclusive hardcover, the exclusive book plate signed by Dirk Manning and Josh Ross, and get an original Mr. Rhee headsketch on it by series artist Josh Ross to boot!

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    NIGHTMARES ARE REAL: By popular demand! Get the Kickstarter exclusive hardcover of TALES OF MR. RHEE *and* all three volumes of the NIGHTMARE WORLD graphic novel series – all signed by Dirk Manning! He’ll even put little Cthulhu sketches in ’em for you, too!

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    COMMISSION ART Get a wicked, full body sketch by TALES OF MR. RHEE artist Josh Ross. Want Mr. Rhee himself? Cool! Want something else? That’s cool too! After all, it’s YOUR commission!

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    SCRIPT REVIEW a personal script review session with Dirk Manning, plus a signed copy of Dirk's critically acclaimed book, WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS. After the review you can talk shop about how to succeed in the business with Dirk Manning himself. Sessions are approximately one hour, via Skype or phone.

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    NAME A (FEMALE) CHARACTER IN THE BOOK: You can have a male character in the graphic novel named after you, and you’ll even get a signed Kickstarter exclusive copy of the hardcover graphic novel with a Josh Ross head sketch of the character we named after you! How awesome is that?

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    NAME A (MALE) CHARACTER IN THE BOOK: You can have a male character in the graphic novel named after you, and you’ll even get a signed Kickstarter exclusive copy of the hardcover graphic novel with a Josh Ross head sketch of the character we named after you! How awesome is that?

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    MR. RHEE MEGA PACK: You get damn near everything! A hardcover w/the head sketch bookplate insert, a t-shirt, an 11 x 17 print, and two Devil's Due Fall 2013 Convention Specials Sketch Variants - one featuring an original head sketch by Josh Ross and one featuring a "story sketch"... A.K.A. a very short mini-story, written on the spot... by Dirk Manning.

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    EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE PACKS: Get five copies of the hardcover, including four signed bookplate inserts and one sketch bookplate insert (by Josh Ross), five copies of the 2013 Devil's Due Fall convention special, and one original sketch cover con special with a sketch by Josh Ross or Josh Blaylock. PERFECT FOR A SHOP!

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    GET DRAWN IN THE BOOK: Josh Ross will draw your likeness into one of the existing stories, putting you smack in the middle of the demon infested world of Mr. Rhee. Includes a signed hardcover copy of the graphic novel with a bookplate insert complete with your likeness on it, as sketched by Josh Ross!

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    NAME A STORY (AFTER A SONG): You pick the name of any song of your choice, and Dirk Manning will write a two-page PROSE story to be printed IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, featuring Mr. Rhee, inspired by your title. Don't worry, he accepts the challenge of morphing even the poppiest (or poopiest) Top 40 hit into a macabre tale of terror, and he’ll even make YOU a character in the story, too! Of course, you will get the signed Kickstarter Exclusive hardcover edition of the book featuring the story you inspired him to write, too. How could you not, right?

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    DIRK MANNING MEGA PACK – UPDATED: You’ll get the hardcover TALES OF MR. RHEE signed bookplate edition (of course) – AND GET DRAWN INTO THE BOOK AS A CHARACTER, with a sketch of your character drawn on the bookplate, making it a truly one- of-a-kind collectible! You’ll also get a copy of every other comic, graphic novel, and/or CD Dirk Manning has ever contributed to – all signed and all from his PERSONAL LIBRARY/ COLLECTION! Several of these treasures are extremely hard to find or even out of print! This one-of-a-kind package includes all three NIGHTMARE WORLD graphic novels, WRITE OR WRONG, the uber-rare hardcover/slipcase edition of TRANSMETROPOLITAN Volume 11: ALL AROUND THE WORLD (yes, there was a Waren-Ellis approved Volume 11!), the COCKFIGHT CLUB limited-edition CD that features a NIGHTMARE WORLD-based skit performed by Dirk Manning based on their industrial-metal diddy “H.P. Lovecraft,” SHAKESPEARE SHAKEN, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS #1, both covers of the GRIMM FAIRY TALES 2012 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL from Zenescope and more! E-mail us if you have questions… but trust us… this is an amazing set of books, comics and more!

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    STORE SIGNING WITH DIRK MANNING AND DEVIL'S DUE'S JOSH BLAYLOCK. Dirk and Josh will come out to your shop with pencils and sharpies blazing, ready to sign away. Includes a Tales of Mr. Rhee Distro pack for your store. This covers any store within roughly 6 hours driving distance, but details can be tweaked if a flight is required. Please contact us to lock in details.

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