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    1. Xi The 11th Weapon
      Superbacker
      about 9 hours ago

      As a huge fan of Cloak and Dagger I'm very interested in Mantlo's work

    2. Dynamite Entertainment Creator 3 days ago

      @Brian - thanks for supporting the Swashbucklers Kickstarter and for your question. The $120 level says "Wrap your Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover in a super rare limited edition Foil Dust Jacket for the ultimate in collector's editions!" At this level you get the hardcover graphic novel that is unlocked at $100 and you get the rare foil dust jacket making your edition one of a very limited number of pieces. Unfortunately you do not get two hardcovers for the $20 increased bid level. Thanks for asking and for helping us to make sure there's no confusion for our supporters. We really appreciate your interest in the project!

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      Brian 5 days ago

      Question on some Pledge Levels - for example the $120 level states "Limited Edition Foil Dust Jacket HC... Pledges at this level will also receive all the prizes from the previous levels - Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover Graphic Novel...". This suggests we will receive one "Limited Edition Foil Dust Jacket HC" and one "Swords of the Swashbucklers Hardcover Graphic Novel" - so two books in total. Is this correct?

    4. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 17

      @GradyHendrix - Thanks for your note. We are very happy to be officially working with the Mantlo family and Butch Guice on this project to restore one of the most influential early creator owned comics. And by working in concert with the creators directly we developed a contract that has been mutually agreed upon by all parties. Sales of the book will generate royalty funds which will go to both creators. And through this Kickstarter we will be introducing a long lost piece of comics history to new generations of readers.

    5. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 17

      @AlexJohnson - Thanks for supporting the project and helping us to bring this vital creator owned series back to comics. We appreciate all of the fans who are excited about Swashbucklers return.

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      Grady Hendrix on April 17

      I assume a lot of backers are like me and are donating not just because we're happy to see this series back in print, but because we want to do something to support Bill Mantlo.

      Could Dynamite let backers know, especially given the current success of the project, what portion of these proceeds will go to Mantlo and his family?

    7. Alex Johnson on April 15

      Never read it - it came out in my collecting hiatus, but I liked Bill's writing a lot and Butch's art. Looking forward to it.

    8. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 15

      @ASoundofThunder - Thanks for supporting the Swords of the Swashbucklers program! We are very happy to be officially working with the Mantlo family on this essential restoration and repackaging of Bill & Butch's classic series. This program is designed to bring awareness of a classic piece of comics history back and to create sales of a creator owned book that will generate income for the creators. We are extremely pleased to be facilitating this project and helping to realize the opportunity to tell Bill's story and help in some small way.

    9. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 15

      @BrianPeck - Thanks for your support and interest in Swords of the Swashbucklers! The original 11 x 17 commission level is not set. We assumed folks would want a Swashbucklers sketch but we can work with you to get the image you are most interested in. Once you pledge send us a message with the "contact us" button and we'll discuss options. Thanks again!

    10. A Sound of Thunder on April 14

      Just backed for the hardcover. This is more about Bill than the material in question. Dynamite folks, can you please elaborate on how the money from this campaign will be split up so we know what is going directly towards Bill's care?

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      Brian Peck on April 14

      Back in 2014 SDCC Guice mentioned there was talk of reprinting the GN and series. Great to see it come true. For the $650 reward level, are these pre-done Swashbuckler drawings by Butch or will the pledges get to request an image?

    12. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 14

      @JohnFiala - We're glad you are excited like us to be a part of bringing these great stories back. It is a true honor to be a part of this project for us and we are very happy to have you in our corner as we give this story the remastering and restoration it deserves. Thank you!

    13. Dynamite Entertainment Creator on April 14

      @HuskerDan - Thank you so much for the kind words and for supporting this project. We are very honored to be a part of this vital restoration and are thrilled to have you with us.

    14. Husker Dan
      Superbacker
      on April 14

      First, this was an amazing story, I am so glad to see it back in a remastered collected edition. It is so rare to find a KS these days that is about anything but profit; your goal here is to be commended and supported

      I am honored to have this be the 400th KS I have funded, one for each page. I hope you crush your goals.

    15. John Fiala
      Superbacker
      on April 14

      Wow! I wasn't originally going to back, but the combination of including the other 12 issues and Bill's health prodded me into backing.