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The first issue of a new series from Black Label Comics. Art by Rosaria Battiloro and Paulina Vassileva, written by Ian Struckhoff.

A new graphic novel with art by Rosaria Battiloro and Paulina Vassileva, written by Ian Struckhoff, creator of The Deathlings and Black Label Comics.




Cover to Issue #1

Detective Sandra Cash knows she lives in a bad place, but only when she meets the mysterious Nero does she begin to understand the impossible truth about her city-- and her world.


With your help, we can release the first issue-- which is more than half completed already, but will be very expensive to print-- and hopefully go on to produce the entire series, telling the story of how Sandra, her partner Tim, young Jimmy Nox, and Nero could unlock the secret that will change everything. After adding about $500 of my own money, this will be enough to print a full 2,500 copy print run-- In the world of comics, this means the book will be an instant (if minor) success.


UPDATE: After a change in the printing cost, and adjusting for shipping some larger reward packages, it now appears that we need to reach $3,000 to fully fund this project. Any shortfall will come out of my own pocket-- Which means the project will still be completed, but delivery may be somewhat delayed.




Sample Pages from Issue #1



Daily Sponsors & Rescuers

November 22nd - Jen D.
November 23rd - Jess P.
January 10th - Tim R.
January 11th - Steven M.
January 13th - Eugene S. (my dad!)

Thanks for Upping a Pledge

Ben B.
Brittany
Thomas S.
Terry F.
Kat S.
Tim R.
Charles C.
Michael S.
And Very Special Thanks To my old friend Steven M. for pledging to Save A Day (January 11th) and also for pushing the project over the $2,000 mark!

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    COMIC PRE-ORDER - Your own copy from the first print run of The Dark Age #1, signed by the writer. (Includes cover price plus shipping and packing to the US or Canada only.) Plus digital copies of our other comics, and a limited edition postcard print.

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    COMIC PRE-ORDER (WORLDWIDE) - Your own copy from the first print run of The Dark Age #1, signed by the writer. (Includes cover price plus shipping and packing to anywhere in the world.) Plus digital copies of our other comics, and a limited edition postcard print.

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    COMICS PACK - Copies of The Dark Age #1, The Deathlings #1, and our double-size anthology Black Label Comics #1. (Includes cover price plus shipping and packing to the US or Canada.) Plus three postcard prints.

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    CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL - The Dark Age #1, The Deathlings #1, Black Label Comics #1, four posters, PLUS a copy of Black Label Comics #2 when it is released later this year! (Shipping to the US or Canada only.)

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    COMICS PACK (WORLDWIDE) - Copies of The Dark Age #1, The Deathlings #1, and our double-size anthology Black Label Comics #1. (Includes cover price plus shipping and packing to anywhere in the world.) Plus three postcard prints.

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    ART BY VALIA KAPADAI - Original artwork commission for you by Black Label Comics artist Valia Kapadai! (Plus your copy of the comic.)

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    ART BY JURI HAYASAKA - Original commission for you by Juri Hayasaka, colorist on The Deathlings and other Black Label Comics projects, and star anime/mange artist. (Plus your copy of the comic.)

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    RESCUE A DAY - January 11th - You'll personally be pushing us over the line, earning our public thanks-- Plus five copies of The Dark Age #1, our two other comics (all signed), postcard prints, and your choice of the Poster Pack or a premium Black Label Comics t-shirt.

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    ORIGINAL SKETCH - An original sketch by Rosaria Battiloro, featuring one of the main characters of The Dark Age. She's only drawing four of these! Plus, you will of course also get a copy of the comic.

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    RESCUE A DAY - January 10th - You'll personally be keeping us on track for one more day, earning our public thanks-- Plus five copies of the first issue of The Dark Age, copies of our two other comics (all signed), the poster pack, postcard prints, and a premium Black Label Comics t-shirt.

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    COMIC SHOP RETAIL PACK - Everything you need to sell our comics in your shop, at a great price. Ten copies each of The Dark Age #1, The Deathlings #1, and Black Label Comics #1, posters to promote them with, and a stack of postcard fliers to give out.

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    ORIGINAL COMIC ART - The original pencil and ink artwork for a panel from The Dark Age issue #1, by Rosaria Battiloro. Plus you will receive signed copies of all three comics, postcard prints, and the poster pack.

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    LOOT OVERLOAD - Twelve copies of The Dark Age #1, ten copies of The Deathlings #1, twelve copies of Black Label Comics #1, two poster packs, a Black Label Comics t-shirt, and a stack of postcard fliers.

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    DOWN TO THE WIRE - By covering the last of the printing expense for the book, you will receive special thanks inside the book, plus ten signed copies of The Dark Age #1, signed copies of our two other comics, the postcard prints, the poster pack, and a Black Label Comics t-shirt. You may also choose the first name of a major character.

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