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The 2nd graphic novel in #1 Bestselling Author Jon Del Arroz's epic superhero romance series!  Art by Jethro Morales (Green Hornet).
The 2nd graphic novel in #1 Bestselling Author Jon Del Arroz's epic superhero romance series! Art by Jethro Morales (Green Hornet).
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Flying Sparks Volumes 1 and 2

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FULLY FUNDED!!!!!! 3rd Successful Crowdfund! 

200+ PAGES OF FREE COMICS FROM INDIE SUPERSTARS UNLOCKED!!! Meta-Girl Vs. Dynamite Thor Short Unlocked! Back cover art unlocked! 

META-GIRL ORIGIN SHORT COMIC UNLOCKED!  

A mob war erupts...

...can they survive?  

FLYING SPARKS VOLUME 2: MOB TIES is the sequel to the hit IndieGoGo graphic novel which sold over 1,000 copies! 

New deadly villains.

New devastating secrets.

New intense romantic complications.

And a whole lot more! 

Bestselling Author Jon Del Arroz (For Steam And Country, The Ember War Graphic Novel) and artist Jethro Morales (Green Hornet, Hack/Slash, Dejah Thoris) have knocked it out of the park in Flying Sparks Volume 2. 

Superhero comic fans will love this book. 

Back Flying Sparks today.


Cover Art by Gary Shipman and Brett R. Smith

Variant "Sunkissed Swimsuit Edition" cover by Miss Sashi


Who will love Flying Sparks?

  • Fans of the original Amazing Spider-Man, Stephanie Brown Batgirl, Invincible, and other intensely personal superhero stories.
  • People who love comics with deep characterization and real development. CBR.com says Flying Sparks is "the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel Comics". 

THE STORY

As Meta-Girl considers calling it quits as a superhero, she answers the call to fight an escalating mob war. Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Johnny Benvinuiti, is caught right in the center of the war as he's tapped to become a new crime boss. 

Epic battles and intense character drama fire on all cylinders in volume 2 of the Flying Sparks story. More strange powered beings appear, focused on getting revenge on Buxton Technologies. Both Meta-Girl and Johnny find their friends getting far too close to their secret lives as heroes and villains.

 Is their relationship worth holding onto? Will they come head to head in battle with one another? 

Reader Reviews of Flying Sparks Volume 1 (4.9/5 Stars On Amazon):

  • "It was a fun read with great art and story. I wouldn't hesitate to back it again."
  • "Tone is perfect, some subtlety, twists, romance, light humor, and good action. Must buy comic!"
  • "A fine example of a modern graphic novel, with twist after twist."
  • "This was a fun storyline. I like the twists. A lot of action packed into one small book!"
  • "If you miss comics that are full of action, wonder, and romance, pick up Flying Sparks. It's fun and engaging and will make you fall in love with comics again."

Preview Pages: 

New To Flying Sparks?

If you are new to the series, the first graphic novel (Volume 1) sets up the world where Meta-Girl is dating a criminal, Johnny Benvinuti under her secret identity. They become suspicious of each other as each of them hides their secret life from each other.

 We have options for you to try out the series with the first issue (22 pages) or the first volume (69 pages) available in several reward tiers. The book is by the same creative team as volume 2 and has 3 chapters of epic superhero battles and heavy personal relationship conflict!

Meta-Man Special

Also within the rewards is our 2nd release in the Flying Sparks universe, Meta-Man Special. This 22-page book delves into the history of Meta-Man and reveals his relationship to our main protagonist, Meta-Girl. It's best read after volume 1, and is available in the reward tiers. 

The Money:

We're raising money because art is expensive and the artists need to get paid and also to cover print and production costs, as well as shipping and the fees from Kickstarter.  

The Creative Team: 

Jon Del Arroz - Writer/Creator: "The leading Hispanic voice in science fiction," according to PJ Media, Jon Del Arroz is a #1 Bestselling and award-winning author. He has published two crowdfunded graphic novels in Flying Sparks and The Ember War, as well as released a standalone comic, Meta-Man Special. He is a renowned science fiction, superhero, and steampunk novelist who has written 10 books to date. 

Jethro Morales - Line Artist: Jethro is a long time industry veteran who has worked with Image Comics, Dynamite Comics, and Dark Horse Comics. He's drawn for Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash, The Green Hornet, and Dejah Thoris. Jethro lives in the Philippines. 

Sanju Nivangune - Colorist: Sanju is also a long time industry veteran who has been working with Zenescope Comics for nearly a decade. 

Jaymes Reed - Letterer: Jayme Reed is one of the best recognized and most sought after letterers in the comic book industry, having done work for Image Comics, Aspen Comics, and many others. 

Gary Shipman - Cover Art: An independent artist best known for his creator-owned Pakkins Land, he's been in the comics industry for over 20 years.

Brett R. Smith - Cover Colors: Another longtime industry veteran, Brett Smith has worked on GI Joe, Wolverine, Batman, Justice League, and Harley Quinn.

Add-Ons: 

We have additional rewards which can be added onto your pledge, just put in the dollar amount extra, and it will be added to your total in Backerkit when we are ready to ship:

  • T-shirt of the cover art, volume 1: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • T-shirt of the cover art, volume 2: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • T-shirt of the variant cover, volume 2: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • Poster of the cover art, volume 1: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • Poster of the cover art, volume 2: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • Poster of the variant cover, volume 2: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • Any of Jon Del Arroz's novels signed: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)

Special Add-on Packages:

Stretch Goals!!

Stretch Goal #1 $7,500 – We will add 3 individual chapter covers added to the books to bring the page count to 69 pages. UNLOCKED! 

Stretch Goal #2 $10,000 – INDIE DIGITAL SUPERSTARS PACK! All backers will receive digital copies of Alt-Hero #1, Chuck Dixon's Avalon #1, Something Real #1, Juanpool #1, Punchline #1, Jon Del Arroz's exclusive unreleased Dynamite Thor #1, Sporkman: Conventions, Nyobi #1 The Ember War #1 and  short 8-page Flying Sparks prequel comic, "Hannah's Story." More than 200 pages of FREE comics! UNLOCKED!

Stretch Goal #3: $12,000 -- A drawing of Meta-Girl by Gary Shipman added to the back cover. All backers will receive a PDF of the short 6-page comic "Meta-Girl vs.Dynamite Thor. UNLOCKED!  

Stretch Goal #4 $15,000 – We will produce BRAND NEW  6-page digital prequel Meta-Girl origin story as a Digital Reward to be given to all backers as a PDF. UNLOCKED!

Stretch Goal #5 $20,000 – We will create a Character Bio page and pin-up for Detective Price to be given digitally via PDF for all backers and added to the ashcan comic. We'll also be giving artist Jethro Morales a bonus payment for his great work so he can have a little extra to feed his family and keep creating comics!

Stretch Goal #6 $22,000: Meta-Girl Rogues Gallery Character Bio – Quake Man to be given digitally via PDF for all backers and added to the ashcan comic.

 Stretch Goal #7 $23,000 – Meta-Girl Rogues Gallery Character Bio – The Hooded Rogue to be given digitally via PDF for all backers and added to the ashcan comic.

Stretch Goal #8 $24,000 – Meta-Girl Rogues Gallery Character Bio – Ultra-Strong to be given digitally via PDF for all backers and added to the ashcan comic.

Stretch Goal #9 $25,000 – We will produce a special variant cover of Volume 1 with Gary Shipman's art which will be available through backerkit. 

Stretch Goal #10 $30,000 – We will create an ashcan comic available as an add-on with the short story bonus material and character bios from volumes 1 and 2. (note, we may not have high enough resolution for the Meta-Girl meets Dynamite Thor art for print, if that's the case, it will not be in the ashcan). 

Stretch Goal #11 $50,000 – We will produce a Meta-Man old-time radio drama audio production all backers will receive as an MP3, featuring his origin story.

Stretch Goal #12 $70,000 – Miss Sashi will do a cosplay photoshoot as Meta-Girl for backers!

Backer Goals

100 Backers - We will provide the script to Flying Sparks issue 1 to all backers so people can see the process. 

500 Backers - We will create a wiki-style site for the flying sparks universe on World Anvil, featuring all of the characters, with in depth bios and more to add to the depth of the Flying Sparks world. 

Risks and challenges

I've successfully delivered on two crowdfunds for graphic novels: Flying Sparks Volume 1 and The Ember War. When this project launches, all of the art for Flying Sparks is already complete. I do not anticipate any problems. However, if there are any shipping delays or hiccups with the printer, you'll be the first to know. The book will be published by Dark Legion Comics, an imprint of Arkhaven Comics known for its dependability and for delivering dozens of quality books.

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    Check Out Flying Sparks Digitally!

    You'll get a digital copy of the first issue of Flying Sparks, the 22-page story that started it all, plus digital stretch goals!

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    Digital Volume 1

    Missed Volume 1 and just want to check it out? No problem. You can get the 69-page Flying Sparks digital volume 1 as a PDF/Kindle File and the digital stretch goals.

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    Digital Volume 2

    You'll get volume 2 digitally as a PDF. 3-new chapters this action packed story, 66 pages of comics plus the digital stretch goals!

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    Volume 1 TPB Catch Up

    Missed volume 1? We've got you covered.

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    Complete Digital Flying Sparks

    Flying Sparks Vol 1, Vol 2, the "Hannah's Story" prequel short, Meta-Girl vs. Dynamite Thor short, Flying Sparks: Meta-Man Special and any digital stretch goals from this volume! Over 175 Pages of content!

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    Volume 2 Trade Paperback

    The print edition with Gary Shipman's awesome cover, plus a digital copy of the book.

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    Volume 2 Swimsuit Variant Cover TPB

    Want a sexy cover by Miss Sashi? We've got you covered (but Meta-Girl not so much!). Get the limited edition swimsuit cover before they're gone. Kickstarter exclusive!

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    Volumes 1 and 2 TPBs

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    Volume 2 Limited Hardcover

    Get a limited edition hardcover version of volume 2, signed by Jon Del Arroz.

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    Everything Sparks

    Meta-Man Special
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    Both Covers TPB

    Both the original and the limited edition variant so you can maintain a perfect collection! Also includes all stretch goals.

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    Hardcover + TPB

    One for keeping, one for reading. The signed and limited edition hardcover and a regular copy of the book.

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    Both Limited Edition Products!

    Miss Sashi's limited variant cover and the limited edition hardcover.

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    Vol 1 and 2 Hardcovers

    You get an exclusive signed hardcover of both volume 1 and 2.

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    Volume 2 - All Printings

    You get all three printings of volume 2!

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    The Works

    Meta Man Special, Flying Sparks Volume 1 Hard and Soft covers. Flying Sparks volume 2 Hard and softcover and variant

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    Original Jethro Morales Sketch + Book

    A sketch of one of the Flying Sparks characters to go with your book!

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    The JDA Collection

    All the Flying Sparks books plus a signed copy of every novel Jon has released including his RARE out of print Star Realms: Rescue Run!

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    Name A Character

    Very limited opportunities to name a character in this volume. You'll get a list of the characters who are available and you can put in the name of yourself or a loved one in the book -- must be approved by author.

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    Gary Shipman Original Cover

    The original cover for Gary Shipman's volume 2 plus a copy of the book and all digital rewards. Only ships domestically.

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