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Deluxe, definitive Dread Gods hardcover from creators Bart Sears, Ron Marz, Tom Raney
Deluxe, definitive Dread Gods hardcover from creators Bart Sears, Ron Marz, Tom Raney
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Dread Gods Sci-Fi/Fantasy Graphic Novel, Art Book

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“The creators use the book to define what it means to be a god, and what happens when creatures who thought they were gods discover they’re actually monsters in a world that’s been blown apart.”  —Paste Magazine

The Dread Gods Olympian Edition is a lavish, oversize hardcover collecting the first four issues of the Dread Gods series by writer Ron Marz and artist Tom Raney, from a concept by Bart Sears, and color by Nanjan Jamberi, via Ominous Press. A science-fiction fantasy set both in paradise and in a hellish future, Dread Gods asks what happens when the gods find out they’re actually monsters?

In addition to the complete Dread Gods series, the Olympian Edition also includes a new, exclusive 10-page tale by Marz and Raney that continues the story, and an extensive cover gallery featuring artwork by Neal Adams, Bart Sears, Tom Raney, Kenneth Rocafort, Cully Hamner, Kevin Maguire, Kelley Jones, and Andy Smith. Rounding out the volume is more than 50 pages of behind-the-scenes artwork, featuring a treasure trove of designs and sketches by both Bart Sears and Tom Raney.The Olympian Edition is the ultimate Dread Gods package, measuring 8 inches by 12 inches, and a full 196 pages. It’s perfect for both those who crave an epic graphic novel experience, and process junkies who want a peek behind the curtain of the creative process. 

Master storytellers Marz (Green Lantern, Silver Surfer) and Raney (X-Men, StormWatch) join forces to reveal a post-apocalyptic landscape where the population plugs into a daily entertainment provided by the Prometheus conglomerate, featuring god-like heroes led by Zeus and Hera. In their bucolic paradise, the gods live glorious lives of adventure and romance, but Zeus is troubled by strange dreams, even as his long-simmering feud with Hades is about to boil over. Meanwhile, in the barren Wasteland, a wheelchair-bound man named Carver comes to believe the gods are in danger, and must be saved.

Dread Gods is both stirring fantasy and cutting-edge science fiction, featuring some of the most awe-inspiring artwork of Raney’s acclaimed career. 

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ORIGINAL PAGE REWARDS

Original black and white ink art by Tom Raney.

Dread Gods issue #1, page 5, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, page 5, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, page 7, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, page 7, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, Page 10, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, Page 10, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, page 11, by Tom Raney - GONE!
Dread Gods issue #1, page 11, by Tom Raney - GONE!
Dread Gods issue #1, page 15, by Tom Raney
Dread Gods issue #1, page 15, by Tom Raney
A sneak peek at some of the bonus content in Dread Gods Olympian Edition!
A sneak peek at some of the bonus content in Dread Gods Olympian Edition!

About the Creators

Ron Marz has been writing comics for three decades, with acclaimed runs on Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, and Witchblade, among many others, to his credit, as well as the landmark Marvel vs. DC and Batman vs. Aliens crossovers. He also co-created Green Lantern Kyle Rayner. 

Tom Raney had has a storied career illustrating comics for Marvel and DC on a wide range of titles, including Ultimate X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Outsiders, and StormWatch. Tom is a graduate of the Kubert School.

Bart Sears is an acclaimed writer/artist, and creator of the Ominous Universe. Bart’s long list of credits include Justice League Europe for DC, Captain America and Falcon for Marvel, and Turok and X-O Manowar for Valiant. He is also the author of the Drawing Powerful Heroes art book series. 


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SHIPPING WILL BE CHARGED THROUGH OUR PLEDGE MANAGER AFTER THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED.We will charge backers a shipping fee based on the cost for our fulfillment partners to ship from their hubs to you. We will ship your rewards to the hubs of our fulfillment partners. From there, our partners will ship out packages to you as soon as they are received. Please review the shipping chart below for estimates of what we expect shipping to cost.PLEASE NOTE: shipping costs may increase due to circumstances beyond our control, or via the addition of extra copies and items. The totals provided below are estimates and not final quotes. Approximate shipping amounts you should expect from our pledge manager upon completion of the campaign:

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Ominous Press : 

  •  Sean HusVar(CEO, Publisher) 
  •  Ron Marz (Editor-in-Chief) 
  •  Bart Sears (Chief Creative Officer) 
  •  Andy Smith (Art Director) 
  •  Buddy Beaudoin (Project Coordinator)
  •  Phil Smith (Project Co-Manager)

Creation.INK :

  •  Sean HusVar(CEO) 
  •  Ron Marz (Advisor) 
  •  Bart Sears (Advisor) 
  •  Andy Smith (Advisor)
  •  Chris Scioli (Advisor) 
  •  Kim Reganato (Advisor)
  •  Buddy Beaudoin (Advisor)
  •  James Hall (Advisor)
  •  Graham Nolan (Advisor)
  •  Paul Harding (Advisor)
  •  Jean Pierre Magro (Advisor)
  •  Shayne Putzlocher (Advisor)

Ominous Press

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Contact Us: Click the icon for Ominous Press, and then the Contact button. We are here to make your experience smooth and problem free. You can also give us a call at (855) 743-4650! Add-Ons: We are happy to assist with any add-ons through an over-pledge. Email us to let us know what you would like to add, and we will accommodate your request as best as possible. Please email us at info@creation.ink for add-on requests!International Shipping: When ordering from outside the United States, we can combine shipping for you to get the best rate possible.
 

Risks and challenges

All the material in the Dread Gods Olympian Edition has been completed. All that remains is the production process of designing the added content, final proofing, and printing. Our risk of not completing the edition is quite minimal.

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