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What happens when a superhero tries to solve a real world crisis? With no super villains is the world already saved?
What happens when a superhero tries to solve a real world crisis? With no super villains is the world already saved?
104 backers pledged $9,279 to help bring this project to life.

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Mark Baeur is a teenage farm boy with super powers. When a global crisis in a middle-eastern country threatens the lives of millions of people, he attempts to intervene. But when faced with real world issues, instead of comic super villains, can a superhero really save the world?

Super is a parody of superhero clichés. It's a story about what might really happen, in the real world, if a human were to develop superhuman capabilities. There are no super villains, no superhero outfits, no alien plot to destroy the world. How can one teenager seek to set the world right?

The truth is, I'm tired of the average superhero plot. Good Guy A develops powers just in time to stop Bad Guy B from world domination. Maybe our hero gets beat up a little, but we already know in the end he will win. I want to create a comic without a contrived villain, without easily distinguished lines between right and wrong, and without easy choices.

Issue One: Cover
Issue One: Cover

I need your help to illustrate and print Issue #2 of Super. That's right, Issue #1 has already been finished, and you can read its 24 pages of whopping goodness right NOW for as low as $1! I plan to release Super in 24 page issues, the first story arc is 5 issues long. With your help we can take this story from "To Be Continued" to "The End".

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I want to be as transparent as possible with where your money is going. So here it is as straight forwards as can be:

  • Illustration/Editing = $3855
  • Printing = $1100
  • Shipping to Backers = $1165
  • Kickstarter/Amazon Tip = $680
The Creative Process
The Creative Process

Ah, here's the part you wanted to read. The part about the things!

I tried to keep it simple. I too like stuff, but I also like to know what I am getting. (Cool extras, such as posters and other such things may be unlocked if stretch goals are added!)

Two Sketches $80 or Two Originals for $160
Two Sketches $80 or Two Originals for $160

Reviews

This is what people have had to say about Super so far:

"Make no mistake - if pulled off right this is going to be a hell of a good comic."

- Scotty G from indiecomicreview.com

"I encourage everyone to support this Kickstarter."

- Gary Anderson from searchingforchetbaker.com


Interviews

Chris Bowser had me on his show, Kickstarter of the Week.

Clark Chamberlain did a short interview with me at Comic Con.

There is a short written interview on Comixtribe as well. Which is a great site for aspiring comic creators.

Risks and challenges

While there are definitely risks and challenges, I think our team has learned to address and overcome most of them during the production of Issue One. Deadlines can be difficult between the production and revisions. But we already did alright the first time around, and I expect things to be easier on the second go!

A new challenge will be dealing with Kickstarter fulfillment, but I have close family members who deal with online retail who can help me along the way.

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    Read issue one NOW! All donators can check out the first post for a link to a DRM-free digital copy of Super: Issue One!

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    Kickstarter Exclusive Signed scripts. Spiral bound, signed scripts of Super: Issue One and Two. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two.

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    Original sketch. Get an original pencil sketch of one of the characters from Super by the artist. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two!

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    Two original sketches. Get original pencil sketches of characters from Super by the artist. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two!

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    Original art from the comic. Signed, original art from either issue one or Issue two. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two!

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    1 page pitch or advertising space. I will include a 1 page pitch of your project, or 1 pages of advertisements, in the back of issue two. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two. ***Note: No pornographic or explicit content. If you need help, I can assist you with the creation process (finding artists, an editor, letterer, etc.), but I will not pay production costs.***

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    Two pieces of original art from the comic. Signed, original art from either issue one or Issue two. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two!

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    Star in issue two. Want more than your name in the book, how about your face? Get drawn into the actual story of issue two! Physical and digital copies of issue one and issue two. You can still get your name on the Thank You page as well!

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    4 page pitch or advertising space. I will include a 4 page pitch of your project, or 4 pages of advertisements, in the back of issue two. Physical and digital copies of issue one and two. Your name will be forever remembered on the Thank You page of issue two. ***Note: No pornographic or explicit content. If you need help, I can assist you with the creation process (finding artists, an editor, letterer, etc.), but I will not pay production costs.***

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