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El Peso Hero is standing up against Mexico's cartels, corrupt officials, and human traffickers. A paladin of justice on the border.
El Peso Hero is standing up against Mexico's cartels, corrupt officials, and human traffickers. A paladin of justice on the border.
59 backers pledged $3,501 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS! The stretch goals are mapped out! Here's how the stretch goals work: Every backer pledging $15 or more to El Peso Hero: La Patrona will automatically receive each incentive we manage to unlock on the list.
 

 

 

Exclusive custom El Peso Hero Funko Pop! Comes specially packaged!
Exclusive custom El Peso Hero Funko Pop! Comes specially packaged!
THE STORY  

Who Is El Peso Hero?  

El Peso Hero is heavily influenced by the modern day challenges people from both sides of the U.S-Mexican border face. The main story is centered on “El Peso Hero” - a rogue hero who is standing up against Mexico's cartels, corrupt officials and human traffickers. The results are often destructive and deadly.

 El Peso Hero has been one the most internationally talked about Latino superhero in decades. With modern social issues such immigration, human trafficking and institutional corruption, El Peso Hero has garnered attention and praise from the Latino community and been featured on Univision, CNN, Telemundo, Fusion, NPR, NBC and countless of other media sites worldwide. El Peso Hero is humble, couragous, and is the only character in the series who's dialogue is in Spanish. 

El Peso Hero: La Patrona is the 8th book in our series and the exciting conclusion to the El Peso Hero origin story arc.
El Peso Hero: La Patrona is the 8th book in our series and the exciting conclusion to the El Peso Hero origin story arc.

The story begins when El Peso hero washes ashore unto the banks of the Rio Grande. A group of Immigrants stumble upon his unconscious body, and rescue him. 

Suffering a concussion from the Battle for Nuevo Laredo, El Peso Hero has lost his memory and doesn’t know who he is.
Suffering a concussion from the Battle for Nuevo Laredo, El Peso Hero has lost his memory and doesn’t know who he is.

 

A group of day laborers and dreamers befriend him, taking him in as one of their own. As they traverse through McAllen Texas, he embarks on the journey of an undocumented day laborer while unaware of the dangers that await him.
A group of day laborers and dreamers befriend him, taking him in as one of their own. As they traverse through McAllen Texas, he embarks on the journey of an undocumented day laborer while unaware of the dangers that await him.

 

Meanwhile across the border. Seeing her grandson, El Catrin, fail in securing Nuevo Laredo as a strong hold, the matriarch of the family,
Meanwhile across the border. Seeing her grandson, El Catrin, fail in securing Nuevo Laredo as a strong hold, the matriarch of the family,

 

La Patrona, takes the reins of the business. Her goal: to find and kill the man who humiliated El Catrin and disrupted the cartel.
La Patrona, takes the reins of the business. Her goal: to find and kill the man who humiliated El Catrin and disrupted the cartel.

THE TEAM

Hector Rodriguez (Creator,Writer,Art Director) : Check out the latest media interview! http://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/a-conversation-with-el-peso-hero-comics-creator-hector-rodriguez-9830266

Guillermo Villareal (Illustrator,Artist,Cover Artist) : Artemis, El Peso Hero #4, El Peso Hero: Battle for Nuevo Laredo, EL Peso Hero: La Cueva de las Espadas.

Chema Cuéllar (Illustrator, Artist Special Projects) : El Peso Hero: Border Stories,El Peso Hero: Battle for Nuevo Laredo, EL Peso Hero: La Cueva de las Espadas.

Jeff Zornow (ZORNOW MUST BE DESTROYED!) Internationally renowned Comic Artist, Illustrator, and Mad Monster. IDW, IMAGE, American Gothic Press just to name a few.

WHY KICKSTARTER?   

One word: You. We make these stories for you! This project comes from the heart. There are no corporate overlords telling me what to do. I answer to YOU! Please pledge now! If you can’t, please share on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Every bit helps!   

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?  

Every penny raised goes towards making El Peso Hero a reality. That covers everything from the creative talent, graphic design, printing, supplies, fees and taxes. In other words, everything that it takes to make this happen is where the bulk of the money’s going! A portion of the money will go to fulfilling all the cool rewards we are offering and a percentage will go to taxes, Kickstarter / Amazon fees. Any profit will go toward funding future stories.  

OUR REWARDS  

Think your pledge as a pre-purchase. We’ve put together a bunch of rewards that we hope you'll love. And any of our rewards make a great gift for anyone in your family! Check ‘em out –

 
DIGITAL GRAPHIC COMIC ($5 PLEDGE)
DIGITAL GRAPHIC COMIC ($5 PLEDGE)

 

SOFTCOVER Kickstarter Edition ($10 Pledge)
SOFTCOVER Kickstarter Edition ($10 Pledge)

 

Halloween Mini Comic Book Special! El Peso Hero: Frontera de Terror ($15 Pledge)
Halloween Mini Comic Book Special! El Peso Hero: Frontera de Terror ($15 Pledge)

 

El Peso Hero COMMEMORATIVE PRINT ($25 PLEDGE)
El Peso Hero COMMEMORATIVE PRINT ($25 PLEDGE)

 

Justice for all!  El Peso Hero Joe COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
Justice for all! El Peso Hero Joe COMMEMORATIVE PRINT

 

El Peso Hero ORIGIN HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL over 80 pages! (Pledge $30)
El Peso Hero ORIGIN HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL over 80 pages! (Pledge $30)

 

Limited edition EL PESO HERO action figure! ($60 Pledge)
Limited edition EL PESO HERO action figure! ($60 Pledge)

 

3 Backers Drawn as Themselves alongside El Peso Hero ($100 Pledge)
3 Backers Drawn as Themselves alongside El Peso Hero ($100 Pledge)

CAMPAIGN ADD-ONS! 

  Is there something else you'd like from the campaign that isn't included in your reward selection? No problem! Just send us a message here in Kickstarter and we'll be happy to accommodate your add-on request with an over-pledge! Here's a list of popular add-ons:

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?  

To be a El Peso Hero: La Patrona backer, just click on the green button to the right of our video. Kickstarter will ask you for your pledge and which reward you want and how you want to sign up. Signing up is a breeze and you can do it through Facebook if you want. Also, please add a link to our Kickstarter page to your website or blog. Sharing this project with others will go a long way toward getting El Peso Hero: La Patrona backer funded. Thanks!  

LINKS  

Here are the official links of the El Peso Hero Kickstarter campaign:  

1. http://riobravocomics.com/  

2. https://www.facebook.com/elpesohero/  

3. https://twitter.com/ElPesoHero

Risks and challenges

As with any small press, self publishing venture...coming up with capital up front is always a problem. Between running thew business, paying it's bills, and keeping all our distribution channels open enough that people can actually GET the books we make...it makes it very difficult to finance a print run, when so much of the cost is up front.

With our previous kickstarter, we learned alot....we had never been through the process of printing through offset, or at such a large scale. We now understand the process, and what is needed, and expected of us. We've even found a printing partner that can produce a lower quantity, and still keep the price reasonable.

And even more importantly, the material for the majority of the origin trade paperback is already finished! Cueva de las Espadas and Battle for Nuevo Laredo are completed, and sitting on our hard drive...the only work that remains is finalizing the covers and some of the bonus material. The main obstacle for us is coming up with the funds upfront to go into production. With your help, we can smash through that barrier...and get El Peso Hero's continuing adventures into your hands.

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    La Patrona DIGITAL GRAPHIC COMIC

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    El Peso Hero in Border of Terror

    Halloween Mini Comic Book Special! El Peso Hero: Frontera de Terror.
    Special Cover by Jeff Zornow and returning artist and creator, Hector Rodriguez.

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    El Peso Hero vs Border Bot!

    El Peso Hero COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
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    El Peso Hero: La Patrona SOFTCOVER Kickstarter Edition.

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    Justice for all!

    El Peso Hero Joe COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
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    El Peso Hero Origin

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    El Peso Hero Collector

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    Custom Funko Pop Vinyl Toy

    Exclusive El Peso Hero Custom Funko Pop Toy, designed by the creator.
    You'll receive a signed copy of La Patrona!

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    PERSONALIZED SKETCH Cover EDITION

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    Receive a personalize sketch cover of El Peso Hero: La Patrona by Creator Hector Rodriguez.

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    Be in the comic!

    Be drawn in the pages of La Patrona! Guillermo Villareal draws you alongside El Peso Hero!
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    El Peso Hero Deluxe Bundle

    -Halloween Special
    -EPH: La Patrona softcover signed
    *Secret* El Peso Hero COMMEMORATIVE PRINT
    -El Peso Hero HARDCOVER GRAPHIC NOVEL Vol.1 over 120 pages!
    - El Peso Hero Origin Graphic Novel
    -El Peso Hero action figure!

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