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Angels, Demons, Four Horsemen, and more enter our modern world in 15 standalone short stories illustrated by a wide range of artists.
Angels, Demons, Four Horsemen, and more enter our modern world in 15 standalone short stories illustrated by a wide range of artists.
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Modern Testament: The Complete Ethereal Collection

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Originally published in four separate volumes, all 15 short comics in the Modern Testament series have been collected into a single trade for the first time ever! This 160 page book contains the work of 50+ creators over 5 years. Inside you'll find:

  • 15 standalone tales all illustrated by a different art team... 
  • including 2 FCBD shorts, never before seen in print... 
  • and the TPB exclusive "Campaign Promises" featuring the Antichrist! 
  • Complete pinup and cover gallery. 
  • All within a wraparound cover from artist Shawn Langley.
Humanity has changed since the days of antiquity, when biblical beings ruled the Earth. But these legendary creatures of mythology struggle to be understood and find their place in today's society. These tales chronicle them on their journey of self-worth and purpose. They're stories of discovery we're currently writing every day in our very own Modern Testament.
Good and Bad djinn slugging it out.
Good and Bad djinn slugging it out.

Creator of the Testament

Modern Testament is the debut series from writer Frank Martin. In addition to this extensive anthology, for which he wrote every installment, Frank has contributed to all three volumes of the acclaimed Torsobear series. He also writes novels and short stories, the most recent being Mountain Sickness, a zombie tale that takes place inside a ski resort. For a complete list of Frank's works you can check out his website at www.frankthewriter.com

Nothing to see here. Just God rewriting reality is all.
Nothing to see here. Just God rewriting reality is all.

Although the entire series is written by Frank Martin, he couldn't have made it alone. Every story in Modern Testament is handled by a different art team.

Mythology is one of the strongest and most durable forms of storytelling. Books on ancient myths from all different cultures are often the first fantasy stories kids read about in school. Tales of Horus, Zeus, and Thor continue to captivate us as adults, and the biblical beings in Modern Testament are no different. This book is my attempt to break these legendary characters down to their core and find out what happens when they clash with today's world.

The Behemoth poking in to say hi.
The Behemoth poking in to say hi.

I've come to Kickstarter to fund the first printing of the trade as well as gauge interest for another round of stories. Kickstarter's comics community is as wide and diverse as the tales in this book. If our campaign is a success, it will tell us that Modern Testament is a series worth expanding. Don't worry. There are plenty of biblical beings to choose from. Here's a sample of a full story straight from the trade:

                   

The Horseman of War and I would like to thank you for taking the time to check out our campaign. Modern Testament has been a blast putting together these last few years and nothing would make us happier than seeing this book come to life.

If you agree then please head back up to the top of the page and click the green BACK THIS PROJECT button to choose your pledge. Modern Testament is waiting.

Risks and challenges

All projects face risk, but we've mitigated a lot of them by making sure all books offered as rewards are already finished. All that remains is to print and ship them. Once the campaign is completed we can have the books printed and prepared for fulfillment. Any unforeseen issues would either arise at the printer (who has been reliable for us in the past) or the postal service (who has a fairly good track record of delivering on time). For these reasons we are standing behind a relatively quick delivery time for all physical rewards.

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    Read a Testament

    Your choice of a digital PDF for any of the four single volumes of Modern Testament.

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    Own a Testament

    Own a physical copy of any of the four single volumes of Modern Testament.

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    Own a Testament + One

    FLASH REWARD! "Own a Testament" reward plus one extra individual volume of your choice for only $2 more!

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    Experience the Testament

    A digital PDF of the Modern Testament trade collecting all 4 volumes with 3 more exclusive stories.

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    Own all Testaments

    Digital and print copies of all four single issue volumes of the Modern Testament series.

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    The Collected Testament

    A digital and print copy of the Modern Testament trade collecting all 4 volumes and 3 more exclusive stories.

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    The Collected Testament + One

    FLASH REWARD! "The Collected Testament" plus one extra individual volume of your choice for only $2 more!

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    The Complete Testament

    You will receive the Modern Testament trade collecting all four volumes in digital and print as well as four signed print copies of the individual volumes.

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    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
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    Explore the Testament

    In addition to all previous rewards, backers will receive the printed script from 3 Modern Testament stories.

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    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
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    Expand the Testament

    Backers will receive everything in the Explore the Testament level as well as receive a 1000 word short story on parchment paper featuring the biblical being of their choice.

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    • A thank you inside an upcoming Modern Testament crossover issue.
    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
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    Commission a Testament

    Backers will receive everything in the Explore the Testament level as well as a single character commission from cover artist Shawn Langley.

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    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
    • The printed scripts from three Modern Testament shorts.
    • Cover artist SHAWN LANGLEY will draw the character of your choice
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    Commission a Testament pt. 2

    Backers will receive everything in the Explore the Testament level as well as a single character commission from interior cover artist Joe Davis.

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    • A thank you inside an upcoming Modern Testament crossover issue.
    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
    • The printed scripts from three Modern Testament shorts.
    • Int. cover artist JOE DAVIS draws the character of your choice
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    Unite the Testament

    Backers will receive everything in the Explore the Testament level as well as a single character commission from BOTH Shawn Langley AND Joe Davis AND a 1000 word short story on parchment paper featuring the biblical being of your choice.

    Includes:
    • A thank you inside an upcoming Modern Testament crossover issue.
    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
    • The printed scripts from three Modern Testament shorts.
    • 1000 word short story featuring a biblical being of your choice.
    • Cover artist SHAWN LANGLEY will draw the character of your choice
    • Int. cover artist JOE DAVIS draws the character of your choice
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    Behind the Testament

    Backers will receive everything in the Unite the Testament level as well as an original pencilled page from MT story "Fallen Angel."

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    • A thank you inside an upcoming Modern Testament crossover issue.
    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
    • The printed scripts from three Modern Testament shorts.
    • 1000 word short story featuring a biblical being of your choice.
    • Cover artist SHAWN LANGLEY will draw the character of your choice
    • Int. cover artist JOE DAVIS draws the character of your choice
    • An original page of pencilled art for the story "Fallen Angel"
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    Create a Testament

    Backers will receive everything in the Behind the Testament level and create their very own 8 page MT digial comic alongside the creator.

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    • A thank you inside an upcoming Modern Testament crossover issue.
    • All four volumes of Modern Testament in print - signed by creator
    • MT trade in print & PDF.Contains volumes 1-4 plus 3 extra stories
    • The printed scripts from three Modern Testament shorts.
    • 1000 word short story featuring a biblical being of your choice.
    • Cover artist SHAWN LANGLEY will draw the character of your choice
    • Int. cover artist JOE DAVIS draws the character of your choice
    • An original page of pencilled art for the story "Fallen Angel"
    • Work with the creator to create an 8 page Modern Testament comic!
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