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Flying Sparks Volumes 1-3

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If Romeo and Juliet had superpowers...

...would they choose to stay together? 

FLYING SPARKS VOLUME 3: CHOICES is the third 72-page volume to the mega-hit crowdfunded graphic novel series which has sold more than 2,000 copies! (All three volumes available as rewards)

Meta-Girl is caught in the clutches of the evil corporate goon, Peter Buxton. 

Johnny is stuck in the middle of a deadly mafia gang war. 

A secret identity is revealed -- and their lives will never be the same! 

#1 Bestselling Author Jon Del Arroz (For Steam And Country, Flying Sparks 1-2, The Ember War Graphic Novel) and artist Jethro Morales (Green Hornet, Hack/Slash, Dejah Thoris, Flying Sparks 1-2) have  another hit on their hands with Flying Sparks Volume 3! 

"Flying Sparks is "the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with early Marvel Comics"- ComicBookResources.com 

Back Volume 3 today! 

Cover art by Julius Abrera (Zenescope Ent.) and Brett R.Smith (Wolverine/Justice League/GI Joe)! 

 Variant "Pillow Fight" cover by Miss Sashi 

Who will love Flying Sparks?

  • Fans of the original, old school Amazing Spider-Man, Stephanie Brown Batgirl, Spider-Girl, Invincible, and other intensely personal superhero stories.
  • People who love comics with deep characterization and real development.  
  • Readers who want fun from their comics! 

THE STORY SO FAR 

Johnny's royally screwed up his relationship with Chloe (Meta-Girl). He made a mistake, and he'll do anything to get her back, but he also has to regain control of his mafia gang's territory and assert himself as the new don. 

Meanwhile, Meta-Girl's gotten herself hip-deep into the Buxton Corporation's strange plans, finding herself captured by their narcissistic CEO, Peter Buxton. 

Will Meta-Girl make it out alive? Can Johnny win Chloe back? Can either of them get through these crises with their secret lives as powered beings intact? 

Reader Reviews of Flying Sparks Volume 1:

  • "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.

The second volume complicates the story as a mob war erupts and the stresses of both our protagonists' secret jobs tear their relationship apart.  

We have options to check out the first book at an inexpensive level, or you can dive right into this very highly regarded series and get the whole story of 220+ pages, including the Meta-Man Special side comic! 

 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 tthree crowdfunded graphic novels in Flying Sparks vols 1-2 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 / Levy Ramirez Colorists: Sanju is also a long time industry veteran who has been working with Zenescope Comics for nearly a decade. Levy Ramirez has been coloring comics for over a decade as well.

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. 

Julius Abrera - Cover Art: Julius works for Zenescope Entertainment, producing monthly books like Robyn Hood and Van Helsing. He does many interiors and has worked with amazing talent like Chuck Dixon. 

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 any cover art Vols 1-3: $25 (plus shipping)
  • Poster of the cover art, volume 1-3: $25 (plus shipping if INTL)
  • Any of Jon Del Arroz's novels signed: $25 (plus shipping)
  • Extra Graphic Novels: $5 for Meta-Man Special, $20 for Volume 1, $25 for Volumes 2-3, $35 for Variant Cover, $50 for Hardcovers. 

Stretch Goals!!

 FULLY FUNDED IN ONE DAY! 

Stretch Goal #1 $7,500 – We will add 3 individual chapter covers added to the books. {UNLOCKED}

 Stretch Goal #2 $10,000 - Jethro Morales will create new art for the back cover of the book.  {UNLOCKED}

 Stretch Goal #3: $12,000 -  All backers will receive the digital version of Flying Sparks #0 and Ember War #1 --comics by Jon Del Arroz and Jethro Morales for 48 pages of extra reading! Issue #0 includes complete character bios as well as 3 short comics set in the Flying Sparks universe. {UNLOCKED}

 Stretch Goal #4 $15,000 - Superstar artist and creator of T-Bird and Throttle and Dead @ 17 Josh Howard will be doing an exclusive pin up to add to the volume.

Stretch Goal #5 $17,500 -Flying Sparks Kickstarter Exclusive Bookmark! Every Physical Order will get the bookmark thrown in.

 Stretch Goal #6 $20,000  - We will create a brand new one-shot tie-in comic featuring characters from Flying Sparks. Distribution TBD but the ideas we have are amazing. As we get closer to the goal we will reveal the plans for this!   

 Stretch Goal #7 $22,000:  We will create a digital Character Bio page and pin-up for Detective Price to be given digitally via PDF for all backers. 

  Stretch Goal #8 $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 #9 $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 #10 $25,000 -  Meta-Girl Rogues Gallery Character Bio – Quake Man to be given digitally via PDF for all backers and added to the ashcan comic.  PLUS ARTISTS WILL BE PAID A $ BONUS! SUPPORT YOUR ARTISTS AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN! 

 Stretch Goal #11 $30,000 –  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.  

 Stretch Goal #12 $40,000  – We will make a new variant cover for Flying Sparks Volume 1 by Miss Sashi, exclusively available to backers, so you can have a matching sexy set! 

 Stretch Goal #13 $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 #14 $70,000 – Miss Sashi (our variant cover artist) will do a cosplay photoshoot as Meta-Girl for backers! 

 Stretch Goal #15 $100,000 – We will create a web series of Flying Sparks video shorts with a professional actress playing Meta-Girl as she makes video logs of her experiments with her gadgets.  

Risks and challenges

I've successfully delivered on three crowdfunds for graphic novels: Flying Sparks Volume 1, 2, 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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    Volume 1 Digital

    ***NEW READERS***

    Checking out Flying Sparks for the first time? Get the original 72-page graphic novel in PDF/Kindle form.

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    Volume 3 Digital

    ***RETURNING DIGITAL BACKERS***

    You'll receive Volume 3 digitally as a PDF: the three new chapters of this action-packed story. 66 pages of comics plus digital stretch goals!

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    Volume 1 TPB

    ***NEW READERS***

    Missed volume 1? We've got you covered.

    If you are ready to experience the full Flying Sparks story so far -- all 3 volumes -- scroll down for a special combo.

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    Volume 3 TPB

    ***RETURNING READERS***

    The new volume of Flying Sparks is here! Find out what happens to Chloe and Johnny as tensions mount in the 3 new chapters of the story!

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    Complete Digital Bundle

    ***DIGITAL NEWCOMERS***

    Looking for a great deal on the full story so far in digital format?

    This is the tier for you!

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    • Digital Flying Sparks Vol 2
    • Digital Flying Sparks Volume 3
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    Volume 3 PILLOW FIGHT Variant TPB

    ***KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE VARIANT***

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

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    Volume 3 Limited Hardcover

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    A beautiful hardcover version of Flying Sparks volume 3.

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    Complete Flying Sparks

    ***FULL STORY BUNDLE - NEW READERS***

    This tier collects print copies of volumes 1-3 plus the Meta-Man Special in their regular covers. Over 220 pages of beautifully illustrated comic in full color!

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    • Volume 2 TPB
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    Book / Poster / T-Shirt

    ***COLLECTIBLE EXPERIENCE***

    Want some awesome swag to go with your book? Get a T-shirt and Poster along with your book.

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    Hardcover + TPB

    One to collect, one to read. Get both a beautiful exclusive hardcover and the trade paperback.

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    Both Limited Edition Products!

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

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    Volume 3 - ALL PRINTINGS

    You get all three printings of volume 3!

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    Complete Hardcover Bundle

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    All 3 books in limited hardcover form!

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    THE WORKS

    ***ALL THE BOOKS!***

    3 Hardcovers.
    Volumes 1-2.
    Volume 3 + Limited Variant.
    FREE Meta Man Special.
    FREE POSTER + T-SHIRT!

    You might need a dolly to lift this many books!

    Includes:
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    Original Jethro Morales Sketch + Book

    Get an original sketch by our amazing artist plus a copy of the book -- your choice which printing!

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    Become A Character

    This will be your choice -- you can name a character who will appear in Volume 3 (or ANY of Jon's forthcoming novels) or get your likeness drawn into Volume 4. If you choose the latter, estimated delivery will be in 2020 after we launch the campaign.

    Subject to approval. Backing this gives permission to use name/likeness.

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