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What if Mike Allred's G-Men from Hell, Dean Crept and Mike Mattress, had their own movie in the 1960s? How would it look?
What if Mike Allred's G-Men from Hell, Dean Crept and Mike Mattress, had their own movie in the 1960s? How would it look?
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STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKED!!!

With just $74 more to go, we'll get a Madman 25! promo card, printed on thick 24pt stock! Let's make it happen!

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Imagine Mike Allred, the cartoonist behind Madman and iZombie, went back in time to the 1960s and sold his characters the G-Men from Hell (Dean Crept and Mike Mattress) to Hollywood as a B-movie that was a cross between Peter Gunn and the Batman TV show.

Dinosaurs! Cavegirls! Space Alien Ape Monsters!
Dinosaurs! Cavegirls! Space Alien Ape Monsters!

Now, imagine that you've just discovered a dozen loose trading cards based off that show. That's what some pals and I did for the trading card set G-Men from Hell: Hell for Monsters.

I had overfunded the Madman Comin' Atcha 3D trading cards and wanted to do something special for backers with some of the extra money. My old friend Eric Miller, the filmmaker behind the B-movie serial Mark of the Damned, as well as horror movie show Midnight Frights, and I gathered a few actor/dancer friends, set up the soundstage, and went bonkers with it. Shawn Hambright and Joey Tran of Double Take helped photograph and handled the fantastic post-production on these, giving them the retro feel they need.

The final 12 cards hop around throughout and reveal different tidbits of the story, complete in a retro design.

This is a chance for me to print all 12 of the cards and also offer you a bonus card, a hand numbered (only 100 printed) sneak peek of the upcoming Madman 25 card set, designed to celebrate Frank Einstein's quarter century career! In the spirit of the G-Men, this #0 card highlights the first meeting of the pre-Madman Frank Einstein with Crept and Mattress, from the pages of 1991's Grafik Muzik #2.

Christian LeBlanc, my partner on Madman Comin' Atcha 3D trading cards, is making a retro 3-D conversion print of the G-Men fighting cavegirls and an astroape! This comes as a signed (by Christopher Irving) and numbered 8 x 10 print and has a pair of Madman Swell-O-Vision 3D specs included.

What's more, and in anticipation of Madman 25, I'm including a Silver Metal Frank Einstein card with each pack. These will only be printed to order and are not available after this Kickstarter.

 

 

Risks and challenges

This fortunately isn't my first trading card rodeo: After more than a year of making cards, I've lined up a steady and reliable printer and also got the fulfillment system down pat.

However, that also means I know the most random things can happen, from lost packages to misprint cards. When and if any of that pops up, I'll keep everyone posted through the Updates.

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    G-Men from Hell cards

    The full thirteen-card G-Men from Hell photo set, telling the story of "Hell for Monsters." This pack comes with the exclusive Silver Metal Frank Einstein card.

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    The "Like Hell" Set

    Get the G-Men from Hell cards PLUS the limited and numbered Madman 25 Preview card.

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    The Madman From Hell Set

    Get the G-Men cards, the Madman 25 preview card, the Madman Comin' Atcha 3D trading cards, the original 3 G-Men cards printed as a bonus, the Madman Artist Edition pack, and the three Madman bonus cards. PLUS the limited retro 3-D G-Men print. LIMITED TO 10.

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    The Drawn Word Set

    The G-Men cards, Madman 25 preview card, Madman Artist Edition, bonus cards, PLUS The Incredible Change-Bots cards, and Four Color Packs 1 and 2. PLUS the limited retro 3D G-Men print. LIMITED TO 10.

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