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!
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.
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.
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!
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