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The story continues! Titan is now painfully aware that there's an issue with his health but he's not sure what it is. Jamal Igle cover!
The story continues! Titan is now painfully aware that there's an issue with his health but he's not sure what it is. Jamal Igle cover!
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The Mighty Titan #2 is here!

Due to the amazing success of the first Mighty Titan Kickstarter, we are doing one for issue 2 for people who didn't get the full set in the first campaign. People keep asking me about issue 2 and I figure what better way to get it into your hands than Kickstarter!

In this issue we see Mark Williams and Titan worried about these health issues that they are experiencing. How are they tied together? We delve more into the personal life of Mark and we see more of TrenchMouth and his hatred of all things Titan.

Stretch Goals! Hitch! Hembeck! Salgado!

Thanks to everyone for thier continued support. I created these stretch goals for those of you that are interested.

$4000 - If we hit $4000 everyone who has a physical(shippable) reward will get an awesome print by Jimbo Salgado and Tots Valeza!

$5000 - If we hit $5000 everyone with a shippable reward will get an awesome Fred Hembeck print that is colored by Gab Contreras!

$6500 - If we hit $6500, everyone who pledged above $20 will get a free copy of The Mighty Titan\Shadowflame crossover "Vengeance". They fight the ultimate evil, Maldestrak. This is essentially issue 2.5 of The Mighty Titan and has an amazing cover by Bryan Hitch and colors by Frank M. Cuonzo. It is written and penciled by me, Inks by Jeff Austin and colors by Bryan Magnaye. I'll post the colors in a later update. :)

This issue is also a War of the Independents crossover. It leads into issue 3 of WOTI and features Dave Ryan's Orcus and Kane. Dave is also doing the breakdown for those 3 pages.

$9000 - Everyone with a shippable reward will get the above crossover issue with the Bryan Hitch cover!

The Story

Imagine for a moment that you were the worlds strongest protector. Imagine that no knife, bullet or bomb can harm you. Then imagine in that moment you are told you have cancer.

Titan is a character who is for all intents and purposes, invulnerable. He cannot be harmed by any means known to man. His alter ego doesn't have such luck. Titan's alter ego is dying. What now?

Isn't this the perception that we all have when not touched by cancer? We are all under the belief that we are invunerable. Aren't we all someone's protector? Aren't we all everything to someone? Not until that lump, or pain, or (un)lucky scan.

How we deal with this defines us. How we live with this strengthens us. What we lose is innocence and the loss of a clear mind.

This is my epitaph. This is my way of dealing. This is my way of helping others understand what it feels like to be invunerable...

And then, one conversation, one sentence later... never feeling that way again.

"I am sorry, Mr. Martino. You have renal cell carcinoma." were the last words my 33 year old innocent, clear-minded self ever heard. From that day forward, I had cancer. Life was over. Even though, through the support and resolve of my friends, family and doctors. I survived. Twice.

The Team

WRITER/CREATOR: Joe Martino - Joe has been creating comics since he was 10 years old. His big "break" came when he decided to do everything (mostly) on his own and publish Shadowflame back in 1996. Since then, he has been published by Arcana with Shadowflame and Ripperman, Main Enterprises, Coscom Entertainment and a slew of other independent publishers and made some great friends along the way.

And of course the awesome team who brought us The Mighty Titan #1!

PENCILER: Luca Cicchitti - is a relative newcomer to the comic world. His pencils are bringing Titan to life in a way we couldn't have imagined. His pencils on issue 1 of Titan were critically acclaimed. Wait until you see what he is doing with issue 2!

Flashback PENCILER: Cory Smith - Cory Smith is an illustrator and comic artist living and working in New York. Since graduating from the Joe Kubert School in 2004, Cory has worked with clients such as Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Disney, Crayola, and many others on a wide variety of projects and properties. Cory is the artist on the Aspen series Legend of the Shadow Clan and BROKEN PIECES. He is also the co-creator of THE INDEPENDENTS with writer Ben Christian.

INKER: Jeff Austin - In 1965, Jeff was born. At present, the story hasn't ended. Jeff is also very well known in the indy comic scene and one of the best inkers out there. He has worked for Image (Big Bang Comics) Main Enterprises (Betsy and more), Arcana (Shadowflame, Ripperman. Dead Men Tell No Tales) , Trinity Comics (The Wraith) Faust, FemForce and many others.

COLORIST: Keith J. Betancourt - For those who know him, Keith is considered a triple threat. He is a penciler, inker and digital colorist. As a colorist, some of his work includes the cover to Time Flyz Volume 8, The DVD Cover to Worst that can Happen (Interspecies Wrestling), art for the NJ hardcore band Ripface Invasion and more from the independent comic Megazeen. Since the age of 2 Keith has been honing his skills, anticipating the day when he can officially break through the comic book world and and show them what he can really do.

Letterer: Adam O. Pruett - Adam Pruett letters for Image, Antarctic Press, JGM, Arcana, Markosia, Ronin Studios, 215 Ink, and others. He also writes and draws his own comics when he gets a free second, which is pretty much never. He speaks dinosaur, but not fluently. Come badger him on Twitter at @adamopruett or else.

Issue 2 has an awesome cover by Jamal Igle! We are doing a variant by Jimbo Salgado and Tots Valeza! The other books in the mini series books will have covers by some of my greatest inspirations and artists that were kind enough to take the time out of thier busy schedules. Jerry Ordway, Jamal Igle, John Byrne, Bryan Hitch, Bob McLeod and Steve Lightle.

Also involved in one way or another are John Orlando, Robert J. Sodaro, Rob X. Roman, Bryan Magnaye, Danielle Alexis St Pierre and Frank M. Cuonzo. 

Special thanks to Jasmin and my kids Alyssa, Vincent and Alexander who I continue to do this for. The first Kickstarter was very stressful and I know that they support me fully.

The Mighty Titan Issue #2 by Jamal Igle
The Mighty Titan Issue #2 by Jamal Igle
Issue 2 Variant Cover by Jimbo Salgado and Tots Valeza!
Issue 2 Variant Cover by Jimbo Salgado and Tots Valeza!
Page 1 By Cory, Jeff and Keith!
Page 1 By Cory, Jeff and Keith!
Page 2 and 3 by Cory, Jeff and Keith!
Page 2 and 3 by Cory, Jeff and Keith!

Risks and challenges

This project is to raise additional funds for issue 2. As most of you know, it costs a lot to put out a quality book. Almost half of the backed money from the first Kickstarter was used on issue 1 alone. This would allow me to continue the project with the same quality as the 1st issue.

The book is 90% finished. We are starting on colors and letters and would love to see it finished and in your hands. The first Mighty Titan Kickstarter started my dream. Please help it continue!

Thanks!

Joe Martino

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    Listed, Tweeted and Immortalized! Our undying love and appreciation and your name listed on the Titan Facebook fan page and jgmcomics.com as a backer.You will get a pdf of the book AND a limited Titan wallpaper sent to your e-mail address the day before Titan #2 hits the stores. Oh, and did we mention the good karma? Please message your Twitter name for a shout out!

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG! - For this you get Issue 1 with both covers and issue 2 with both covers. 4 books in all. Jerry Ordway! Chris Giarrusso! Jamal Igle and Jimbo Salgado!

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    A special limited Comic sized Postcard print of the Jamal Igle cover signed by Joe Martino. You also get issue 2 of The Mighty Titan. Only 30 available.

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG + ASBURY PARK COMIC CON Exclusive - I created a 100 print run of issue 1 just for the APCC. I have a few left and am offering them here. You get everything in the Whole Shebang + this issue.

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    The Mighty Titan T-Shirt AND Physical copy Reward - You get a premium cotton T-Shirt in your size that will be produced by On the Spot Graphics in Jackson, NJ. You will also get a physical copy of issue 2 and the DIGITAL versions of issue 1 and 2 of The Mighty Titan!

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    For this level you will get a special copy of The Mighty Titan #1: The Backer's Cut AND issue 2 of The Mighty Titan signed by the writer/creator Joe Martino. We printed 20 extra just for this campaign. This special edition will have background information, Production sketches and other exclusive items that can't be seen anywhere else. It will have a special emblem on the cover that proudly exclaims "Backed on Kickstarter!".

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    An 8 by 10 sketch of The Mighty Titan by Joe Martino. You will also get issue 2 of The Mighty Titan! Please add $4 if you would like issue 1 as well.

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    SCRIPT CRITIQUE PACKAGE - In addition to your Issue 1 and 2 of The Mighty Titan and PDF's of each, you get the chance to have your 22-page script or story synopsis critiqued by Joe Martino and Titan editor Robert J. Sodaro. Joe will also throw in a signed copy of Shadowflame #1! Just for good measure.

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    One hour of Skype or Oovoo time with Joe Martino to talk comics, Kickstarter, tattoos or cancer. Heck, he'll even help you fix your computer if he can. You will also get a signed copies of your choice of 2 The Mighty Titan comics.

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    ORIGINAL ART? Did you say you wanted original art? I am putting up 10 pieces of original art. All Titan stuff from before and during the book. This is first come first serve. Please see Update 20 for the art that you can pick from. You will also get issue 2 of The Mighty Titan! If you'd like issue 1, please add $4.

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    The Luca Cicchitti Commission reward - for this reward you can get the artist of The Mighty Titan to draw an 11X17 pencil commission for you! If you would like it inked by Jeff Austin, please add $50 to this reward. You will also get issues 1 and 2 of The Mighty Titan!

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    HELLLLLO NURSE! - You will be cast as medical personnel in the last few pages of issue 2 of The Mighty Titan! It can be male or female. You will get issue 1 and 2 as well.

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    Would you like to see yourself annihilated by one of TrenchMouth's evil Mechas in issue 2? Now you can! With this level you will be immortalized to death! You will also get both covers of the issue you appear in.

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    THE KITCHEN SINK! - You will get your name as a credit in each Titan comic from issue 2 on as an associate editor and Top Backer plus every copy of the comic signed by the Creator. The Titan Backer T-Shirt. Plus as an added bonus you will recieve an original piece of art from an issue of Titan. You will also recieve a JGM Comics pack that will include every comic that JGM Comics has ever published including the Arcana Graphic Novels and comics. Also Issue 1 and 2 of The Mighty Titan. All signed and remarked by Joe Martino. Also, a PDF from each issue sent to your email.

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