Edge of Extinction is an ongoing, real-time zombie comic set in Bedford, England. A mix of 24 meets Dawn of The Dead, with a real emphasis on characterization, the comic features four issue arc's focusing on different groups of survivors.
Our story takes place on Day 1 of a zombie outbreak, different groups of characters struggle to come to terms with what is happening around them in four issue arcs. In real time.
Who lives? Who dies? Well that is partially down to the readers, decision's being made on reader comments and reaction.
Written and created by Bedford born Baden James Mellonie and Judge Dredd artist Paul Peart-Smith, featuring covers by 2000AD's Stephen Sampson, David Millgate and Ryan Brown, issue 1 was released successfully in May 2015. It received critical acclaim and was well received by critics, comic and horror fans alike.
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Issue 2 is now ready. Are you?
Baden James Mellonie is the co-creator of the critically acclaimed ongoing Horror comic Edge of Extinction, with 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and Metal Hurlant artist Paul Peart-Smith (Judge Dredd, Judge Hershey, Harke and Burr, Tracer and Slaughter Bowl).
Limited stocks of Issue 1 are available from the website link below and are also available as part of this campaign.
The ongoing zombie thriller features covers by 2000AD/ Judge Dredd Megazine artists Stephen Sampson (Judge Anderson,Brit Cit Babes, Harmony Krieg) David Millgate (Sinister Dexter, Judge Dredd, Mean Machine Angel, Outlaw) and Ryan Brown(Judge Dredd, Dark Horse Comics, Marvel Comics, IDW), plus special guest artists.
Baden is also writing Shunned for Eighth Continent Publishing, with art and design by Stephen Sampson, Tusk with Sinister Dexter co-creator David Millgate and Rejected with 2000AD artists Steven Austin, David Hitchcock, Patrick Goddard, David Millgate, and Karl Richardson.
His debut novel End of Term is due for release in 2019. Baden is also the writer of Church of Hell for Berserker Comics with art by Kevin Molen, which is due for release early 2019 He has also been published by Reaper Comics, Borderline Press and other Indie UK comic publishers.
We are raising funds to cover production costs for issue 2 and costs to help complete issue 3. The biggest cost is art. Comics are expensive to make and Eighth Continent Publishing use professional comic artists. The rest of the cost goes towards printing.
So why Edge of Extinction?
What's the difference between this and other zombie books out there?
Well, firstly it's set in real-time. It's in your face, reactionary. It's about how we would react in similar circumstances. My wife is at work, where are the kids? Are my parents OK? These questions are what will be driving us, not larger issues, like how did this happen?, Is there a cure?
Secondly, we've got some surprises. The zombies are not just extra's in this book, they are also characters. And the zombies are not to easy to predict either.
Thirdly, main characters. Our main roster of characters changes. So we can develop a wider range of characters for you, the reader to love or hate. This means that i can really focus on different types of character. Bedford has a large Italian, Polish and Asian community, expect them to be represented. We also have a disabled character and a young girl, whose perspective changes the comic from black and white to colour.
Four. Setting. Real place locations, set in small town England. Real people. Real problems.
Five:- The creators. A truly amazing team of artistic talent is working on this book. Hugely experienced.
We really hope that you like what you see.
Thanks for your time.
The Edge Crew
Risks and challenges
Issue two is completed.
All art and covers are in. We are ready to go with this project so do not foresee any major problems moving forward.
We are already in receipt of Paul Peart-Smith's pencils as well as a cover for issue 3 and issue 4 is written.
We all have previous experience of working to Deadlines for various publishers so hope that this will encourage you to support us.
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