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Hell invaded Earth for three days, and then it stopped... or did it? Only Mr. Rhee knows for sure in this Cthulhu-noir horror comic.
Hell invaded Earth for three days, and then it stopped... or did it? Only Mr. Rhee knows for sure in this Cthulhu-noir horror comic.
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Hell invaded Earth for three days – and then it suddenly stopped. Or did it? Mr. Rhee knows there are still monsters left behind among the survivors of the “Three Days of Darkness,” and he’s willing to take extreme measures to prove the world is not as safe as it seems. Who can you trust in a post-rapture world? Only Mr. Rhee knows for sure… or does he?

This latest volume of TALES OF MR. RHEE is a demonic conspiracy tale that raises questions of morality not easily answered by its characters or its readers. Dirk Manning writes evil with an intelligent and joyous playfulness.– Jason Clark, An Elegant Weapon

In TALES OF MR. RHEE Dirk Manning writes characters that make me want to read about them and know what makes them tick. This is a story that begs to be read and re-read until you find every little nugget – every little gem – in each character.” 
– Todd Davidson, Basement Fodder

TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 3 is Dirk Manning and his team at the top of their game. Filled with character moments both brutal and hilarious, artwork both colorful and emotional, and a final issue as fun as it is jaw-dropping.
– Corey Spanner, Comicsverse

The post-rapture world the characters of TALES OF MR. RHEE navigate through is intriguing, yet horrific. This is a bone-gnawing, beautifully-gruesome comic series.
– Nichi Hawkins, IndyFest Magazine

Anyone who is able to put TALES OF MR. RHEE down without finishing it must dabble in the dark arts – because it simply can't be done via natural causes! – Steve & Andy, The Optimism Club

Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Those Who Fight Monsters...
Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Those Who Fight Monsters...

TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” is a 120+ page Cthulhu-noir graphic novel collection about a cryptic magician named Mr. Rhee who, having recently been released from a unwarranted imprisonment in a mental institution by his arch nemesis, must now decide who to trust in his quest to prove society is not as safe as it seems in the New World Order. Will he be better off siding with his demonic best friend Brad Thomson who seems content to live life disguised as a human being… or his savior and lover Charity who’s uncompromising views concerning the eradication of all monsters and demons left in society, one of the most valued members of The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group? Or both or them? Or neither of them? This is the story explored amidst love, tragedy, horror, and (a lot of) bloodshed in this latest installment of the TALES OF MR. RHEE franchise.

STRETCH GOALS ROUND 1
STRETCH GOALS ROUND 1

 

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ROUND 2 STRETCH GOALS

 

 

ROUND 3 STRETCH GOALS
ROUND 3 STRETCH GOALS

 

UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL REWARDS
UNLOCKED STRETCH GOAL REWARDS

 

Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover
Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover

 

Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Interiors
Tales of Mr. Rhee Volume 3 Interiors

 

DEMON PUNCHER T-shirt
DEMON PUNCHER T-shirt

 

TRIPLE THREAT
TRIPLE THREAT

 

COMICS & COFFEE
COMICS & COFFEE

 

GIMME EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE
GIMME EVERYTHING EXCLUSIVE BUNDLE

 

Dirk Manning Starter Pack
Dirk Manning Starter Pack

 

WRITE OR WRONG CALL
WRITE OR WRONG CALL

 

KING/QUEEN OF THE CON
KING/QUEEN OF THE CON

 

THIS COULD BE YOU!
THIS COULD BE YOU!

Why Kickstarter? 

After the critical success of TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” as a digital-exclusive series through Devil’s Due Entertainment, the purpose of this Kickstarter campaign is to collect this series in print for the first time in a Deluxe Hardcover Edition on the book that will be limited *exclusively* to the duration of this Kickstarter Campaign. Over the years countless horror and comic fans have come to discover and enjoy my other horror comic works including NIGHTMARE WORLD, LOVE STORIES (TO DIE FOR), and the first two volumes of TALES OF MR. RHEE, the latter of which has had two previous collections taken to print via very successful Kickstarter campaigns in which backers were rewarded not only with Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Editions of the books, but much more Kickstarter Exclusive bonus swag thanks to the unlocking of over half a dozen stretch goals. Our hope is to do the same again via this campaign for everyone who pledges for at least a Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Edition of this book. While we do not seek to ignore or usurp the direct market and comic book shops across the country with the release of this latest TALES OF MR. RHEE graphic novel through Kickstarter, we do seek to offer some exclusive TALES OF MR. RHEE merchandise – and bonus rewards – to the most enthusiastic (or curious) fans and readers of the series who, though Kickstarter, will make the printing of such a book possible. 

This campaign is a result of those two goals.

Upon reaching our funding goal we will be able to offer fans of TALES OF MR. RHEE a *Kickstarter Exclusive* Deluxe Hardcover collection of TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” (complete with a over a dozen pages of bonus content, making the total collection clock in at a minimum of 120 pages!), as well as other rewards (RHEE-wards?) exclusive to this campaign including a new Glow-in-the-Dark T-shirt, art commissions, a chance to help guide the prose story at the end of this collection, the opportunity to be a character in next year’s TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 4, and – perhaps most excitingly – bags of “Dirk’s Perk” coffee and ceramic/engraved TALES OF MR. RHEE coffee mugs to drink your freshly-brewed coffee from! Please note that the hardcover edition of this book, the glow-in-the-dark T-shirt variant, the “Dirk’s Perk” coffee and the Mr. Rhee coffee mugs are all strictly *Kickstarter Exclusive* and will not be available after the Kickstarter campaign is finished! If you don’t order them now, you will not be able to order them later! (To this end, you can order additional bags of coffee or extra mugs – but only for the duration of the campaign!)

Upon reaching our Stretch Goals, we will be able to offer backers of this campaign several FREE bonus *Kickstarter Exclusive* rewards for free with every order that includes – at minimum – the Hardcover Edition of the book. Remember, though, that you only get the stretch goals if your pledge level includes the Hardcover Edition of the book! Manage your pledge accordingly if you want tons of free swag!

Finally, please note that we will also use this campaign to fund the assembly of softcover TPB collections of this book for comic shops across the country. If you like the book upon recieving it, feel free to tell your friends and local owners about it so they can get copies of the TPB edition through Devil's Due Entertainment! We are very excited to continue to explore the world of TALES OF MR. RHEE thanks to your continued support through Kickstarter and your local comic shops!

Thank you for your interest in this campaign, and, with your pledge, supporting good horror comics! None of this would be possible without you!

Risks and challenges

Any risk in this campaign is very hard to fathom, as all the art for this book has already been completed with us simply waiting to reach our goal and then send the files to the printer upon the successful completion of this campaign. That being said, “Acts of God/Cthulhu” are always possible, such as printing and manufacturing delays, products getting lost in the shipping process, or human error resulting in something not being sent.

That's why Devil's Due Entertainment (with whom I am working to both publish this book and fulfill campaign orders) has worked so hard to create an iron-clad system to cater to Kickstarter backers. Each person has a file in which we will be keeping tally of what has been sent, what is still pending, and any other problems that may have transpired post-reward-sending.

Both myself and Devil's Due are in this for the long haul and we both see crowdfunding as an important component in the publishing of the future. You've been very supportive of my efforts in the past, and we want you back for many more campaigns in the future -- and that only happens if you're happy with how this one goes, right? This is why I will personally be overseeing everything to make sure everything and everyone is taken care of properly. Thanks again for supporting good horror! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

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    OUR UNDYING LOVE - Every little bit helps, and we RHEE-ly do notice even the smallest pledges. Pledging here will keep you in the loop on all the progress and updates, as well as earn you our most sincere thanks!

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    DIGITAL "MONSTERS" - Receive a DMR-Free PDF copy of TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” that you may enjoy on your favorite e-RHEEding device!

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    DEMON PUNCHER T-SHIRT - *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* Show you’re part of the RHEE Army with this Glow-in-the-Dark (or would that be “Glow in the DIRK?”) TALES OF MR. RHEE T-shirt. This extra-awesome glow-in-the-dark version will never be available anywhere else ever again once this campaign ends! Ever! (Note Please add $5 for shirts above 2XL.)

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    TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” DELUXE HARDCOVER COLLECTOR’S EDITION - *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* This is it! The TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collector’s Edition! This book contains a dozen of pages of extra content, including a new prose story, bonus material, and more! Your friends will be uber-jealous that you have this limited-edition copy of the book because, once this campaign ends, they won’t be able to get a copy anywhere else ever again! You’ll have one, though… because you’re RHEE-ly awesome! If you’re here, this is the collector’s edition you probably want… *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    ALL THRILLS, NO FRILLS! - (Volume 1, 2, and 3 TPB collections!) Looking for an easy and economical way to delve into the TALES OF MR. RHEE universe? Pledging at this level will get you the softcover TPB editions of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volumes 1-3 all for one bundled price! (NOTE: This tier does *NOT* include any unlocked Stretch Goals. If you want all three RHEE volumes *AND* the Stretch Goal items we unlock, too, consider the "Triple Threat" or "Dirk Manning Starter Pack" pledge level...)

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    COFFEE AND COMICS
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    THE TRIPLE THREAT - (Volume 1, 2, TPB and Volume 3 Hardcover!) New to the series and want all the Stretch Goal goodies, too? We got you covered! Pledging here gets you the softcover TPB editions of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volumes 1-2, the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover edition of Volume 3! Welcome to the party, friend! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    GIMME EVERYTHING! - This is the motherlode! Get the *ALL THE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE ITEMS* in one simple pledge! The TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection *AND* the glow-in-the-dark T-shirt *AND* a bag of Dirk’s Perk Coffee *AND* the limited edition TALES OF MR. RHEE ceramic mug. This pledge level gets you EVERYTHING at a reduced bundled price because, hey, you deserve it. Yes, RHEE-ly! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    THE LENDER’S LIBRARY COLLECTION - (Four different books!)
    You want your really nice TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection to keep for yourself, but you also want set of all three TALES OF MR. RHEE softcover TPB editions to lend to your friends? Because you’re a giver, you can have a RHEE: “Monsters…” HC and TPB editions of all three books to date at this discounted price to make your library complete! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION COVER - Along with your TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection, get an original art commission of you and Mr. Rhee (or two other characters of your choice) from series artist Seth Damoose, Austin McKinley or Howie Noel! Take your pick at the end of the campaign and get some sweet original art! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    THE DIRK MANNING STARTER PACK - Are you new to the comic book work of Dirk Manning... but want to jump in (severed) head first? Pledge here for a TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection, as well as TPB editions of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 1 and 2, NIGHTMARE WORLD Volumes 1-3, and WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS just for kicks. This gives you the whole main Dirk Manning library of SEVEN books in one swoop at a special discounted bundled price! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    ORIGINAL ART COMMISSION -- ROUND TWO - Along with your TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection, get an original art commission of you and Mr. Rhee (or two other characters of your choice) from series artist Seth Damoose, Austin McKinley or Howie Noel! Take your pick at the end of the campaign and get some sweet original art! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    THE COMIC SHOP STARTER PACK - If you’re a comic shop owner or representative, have a six pack on us! Pledge here for 3 copies of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters...” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection, 3 copies of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” softcover TPBs, and 2 copies each of Volumes 1 and 2 all for one Ben Franklin! This is a reduced bundled price to thank you for your support! *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    WRITE OR WRONG PERSONAL CONSULTATION SESSION - Pledge here for a one-hour personal consultation with Dirk Manning in which he can help you flesh out that story you’ve always wanted to write, or he’ll review/edit/improve a script you’ve already written via phone or Skype. He’ll even send you a signed/personalized copy of WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS *AND* a copy of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection to boot! After all, that’s why you’re here in the first place, right? *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    WRITE OR WRONG PERSONAL CONSULTATION SESSION (Round 2!) - Pledge here for a one-hour personal consultation with Dirk Manning in which he can help you flesh out that story you’ve always wanted to write, or he’ll review/edit/improve a script you’ve already written via phone or Skype. (And yes, you can even talk about Kickstarter strategies!) He’ll even send you a signed/personalized copy of WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER’S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS *AND* a copy of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection to boot! After all, that’s why you’re here in the first place, right? *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    CONVENTION ROYALTY -
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    “I DON'T WANT TO DIE! (OR DO I?)” - Want to be famous? At this level YOU will be drawn into a scene from TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 4 (coming next year) in a memorable cameo role. Your likeness will be immortalized forever in the TALES OF MR. RHEE universe – and you can even decide if you will live or die in the story! Since you're now famous, you'll also get EVERY *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* item offered in the campaign to hold you over until your big (and bloody?) debut… (Note: You’ll get to pick whether you live or die at the end of the campaign. Pledge now and decide later!) *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    “I *STILL* DON'T WANT TO DIE! (OR DO I?)” - Want to be famous? At this level YOU will be drawn into a scene from TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 4 (coming next year) in a memorable cameo role. Your likeness will be immortalized forever in the TALES OF MR. RHEE universe – and you can even decide if you will live or die in the story! Since you're now famous, you'll also get EVERY *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* item offered in the campaign to hold you over until your big (and bloody?) debut… (Note: You’ll get to pick whether you live or die at the end of the campaign. Pledge now and decide later!) *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    NAME THAT TUNE (Pick the Prose Story Title) - With this ONE-OF-A-KIND PLEDGE you get to solidify your place in the TALES OF MR. RHEE Universe forever by picking a song title which Dirk Manning will use as the basis the prose story he will write, based on your selection, for the TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Those Who Fight Monsters…” Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Collection. You’ll also get to be a character in the story, sealing your role in the TALES OF MR. RHEE Universe forever. Along with all of this, though, you’ll also get everything at the “GIMME EVERYTHING!” level because, hey, you’ve earned it, friend. How could you not get all that cool stuff after you picked the name of a story you’ll also be appearing in, right? *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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    THE DIRK MANNING MYSTERY BOX - You feel lucky? While the contents of this box will remain a MR. RHEE… errr… MYSTERY… until you receive it, it’s guaranteed to contain ALL the *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* swag from this campaign… as well as a lot of other cool – and in many cases EXTREMELY rare – goodies, of course. How cool? How rare? There’s only one way to find out, folks… but rest assured, this one of a kind RHEE-ward is worth the price. And, yes, it’s a RHEE-ly big box. And it’s amazing. *INCLUDES ALL STRETCH GOALS!*

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