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.
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".
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
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!)
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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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