Hell invaded Earth for three days… and then it stopped. While most of society believes that the world has returned to normal, Mr. Rhee is a magician who knows there’s still monsters and demons left and that the "Three Days of Darkness" was just the first wave of what's coming next...
“The only thing better than Dirk Manning’s latest book is his next one. He’s the comic book master of the macabre!
– Stefan Blitz, www.ForcesOfGeek.com
“TALES OF MR. RHEE is the perfect blend of supernatural horror and high-octane action with a deeply gripping emotional core, all brought to life by scintillating artwork from a murderer's row of talented illustrators.” – Sean Bartley, www.TheComicsPals.com
“TALES OF MR. RHEE is a series you become invested in and attached to. It’s everything you could want in a comic from art to story… a great series that you'll become invested in for the long haul.”
– Chris Massari, www.ComicsVerse.com
“In a time when most horror leans heavily on gore to elicit fear, TALES OF MR. RHEE is a breath of terrifying fresh air, offering readers beautifully written and illustrated stories that convince you to open your heart – before promptly ripping it out of your chest.”
– Lindsay Shearer, www.DrunkOnComics.com
This campaign offers readers dedicated and new a *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 4: "Everything Burns" as well as several other Kickstarter Exclusive items!
In TALES OF MR. RHEE: “Everything Burns,” we meet Mr. Rhee at a crossroads moment in his life: After years of betrayal at the hands of almost everyone he’s ever known, he must now decide if he trusts his lover Charity and her clandestine monster-hunting organization The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Group as his most dangerous foe – the arch-demon Ranobus – returns to destroy him and everyone who stands between them. Written by Dirk Manning (NIGHTMARE WORLD, WRITE OR WRONG), illustrated by Seth Damoose (SAVANTS, TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 2), colored by Anthony D. Lee (2000 AD, TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 2) and lettered by James Reddington (NIGHTMARE WORLD, TALES OF MR. RHEE) with a cover by Ben Templesmth (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, GOTHAM AFTER MIDNIGHT), this latest volume of the "Cthulhu Noir" horror series is a 120+ page original graphic novel that represents the biggest, most most ambitious, and powerful (not to mention terrifying and emotionally impactful) TALES OF MR. RHEE story to date!
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 previous three volumes of TALES OF MR. RHEE, and through the Kickstarter model I am able to bring my newest works directly to you for consider for publication without having to rely directly on restrictive third-party publication and distribution methods.
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 Volume 4: “Everything Burns”, as well as other rewards (RHEE-wards?) exclusive to this campaign including a new Ben Templesmith TALES OF MR. RHEE 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 5, and more! Please note that several of these items are Kickstarter Exclusive, meaning if you don’t order them now, you will not be able to order them later!
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 receiving 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 majority of the art for this book has already been illustrated, colored, and lettered, with us simply waiting to reach our goal during this campaign and then make the final preparations to 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.
Finally, please note that the OVERWHELMING success of the last Kickstarter campaign (see: THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OMNIBUS) taught us valuable lessons in regards to being prepared to unlock over a dozen stretch goals and have them ready in order to ensure a timely shipping date. (And, yes, THE NIGHTMARE WORLD OMNIBUS is printing right now as you read this, which is why we are now comfortable launching this new campaign. Plus, we have a schedule to maintain in order to prepare for the release of the TALES OF MR. RHEE/NIGHTMARE WORLD board game launching in May... but if anyone asks you didn't hear about that from me!)
Thanks again for supporting good horror! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!
- (31 days)