UPDATE: Announcing, through the originality and ingenuity of SideKick Lab, the MadBox! This box holds one pack of Madman 25! cards and has a sexy display like a full wax box! Get it with the MadBox Waxpack Level, or as an add-on if you've already pledged.
You can simply add it on per the direction below:
Mike Allred's Madman turns 25 this year, and we won't let him go without a celebration. The Madman 25! trading card set explores Allred's career through Frank Einstein's life in four colors, with interview quotes from Mike himself. Madman 25! is designed with a pop art full-bleed, as well as differing cardback designs.
It also comes in an old school wax wrapper, courtesy of Tom Lichtman of SideKick Lab! Sidekick is responsible for the Topps' Mars Attacks Occupation trading cards, and Dan Brereton's Monster Girls Creeping Flesh trading cards.
Check out the prototype of the Madman 25! wrapper below:
The set itself costs $20 at the Madman 25! Level. There are also three limited metal cards of Dr. Flem & Frank, Astroman, and Madman that come in the $50 Metal Level. The SIGNED Metal Level is priced at $70.
The Every Card Level features Madman 25!, the metal cards, the Madman Comin' Atcha 3D trading card set, G-Men from Hell photo cards, numbered Madman 25! #0 card, and three cards from the Amazing Heroes set (including a metallic foil David Bowie tribute).
Finally, the Signed Mega-Fun Pack Level features everything from the Every Card Level PLUS Mike and Laura's signatures on the 25! set, and the Amazing Heroes Madman figure.
The stretch goals are all upgrades to the 25-card set: $2,250 gets an upgrade for five cards to be converted to 3-D by Christian, as well as Drawn Word 3D specs with every pack. $3,500 upgrades several cards between metallic foil on Astroman to thicker stock on the final mystery card, and more--including Reveal-O-Tech, which uses the red lens of your 3D specs to decode the message on back of the Madman action figure card. Lastly, (and this is the really exciting upgrade) five cards get old school chipback card stock!
Now that the sales pitch is over, let's get to the nitty-gritty.
Like most of you reading this, Madman changed my life when it first came out. I discovered Madman Adventures in 1993 and it made me realize that superheroes could be about something more, while indie comics could also have the same level of high-octane adventure as a superhero comic.
It was both heady and fun at the same time.
Where the Comin' Atcha set was my having fun, Madman 25! is the most fitting tribute I can think of for this life-changing comic book. I hope to have you along!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenges might be logistical: this set is going to come from a few different print resources (due to the varied upgrades). Sometimes cards get hijacked by aliens from space, or even Tri-Eye agents.
Other than that minor possibility, the cards are 95% written and designed already, and will be set for the printer when the Kickstarter funds come in.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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