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The Mighty Titan is now aware of his cancer diagnosis, a surprise sends him reeling into a sea of anger and doubt. All this and Chemo!

The story continues...

In issue 3 of The Mighty Titan we see Titan very angry at the situation he is in. He does more than one thing that he regrets and there is a major reveal. Caress from the Shadowflame and Cyberine comics makes a guest appearance and helps Titan find out some new information about his cancer. If you liked issues 1 and 2, you can't miss this one!

$7000 reached!!! 

We hit $7000, we funded issue 4 with a cover by Bob McLeod of X-Men: Gold, New Mutants and Superman fame! And will send it to everyone who pledged at or above $20!

New Stretch goal is up! At 200 Backers everyone with a mail-able goal will get the following comic sized print by Cory Smith and Ross Hughes!

 Thanks for helping us get fully funded in 36 hours!

Here are the stretch goals for this Kickstarter!

$4000 - If we hit $4000 everyone who has a physical (shippable)reward will get an awesome print by Joe Martino, Jeff Austin and Ross Hughes! Shown above!

Homaging Jim Steranko!

$5000 - If we hit $5000 everyone with a shippable reward will get print from a secret special guest. You guys are going to love this and will find out who after we hit $4000!

$7000- This is a big one! If we hit $7000, we will fully fund issue 4 with a cover by Bob McLeod of New Mutants and Superman fame! And send it to everyone who pledged above $20!

$9000 - Everyone with a shippable reward will get issue 4 with a cover by Bob McLeod of New Mutants and Superman fame!

Every reward level gets you listed as a backer in the book. Every pledge above $5 gets you the digital copy of issue 3. 

You can easily combine rewards. Just message me if you want to add something to your level. 

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.

The Mighty 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 invulnerable. 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 invulnerable...

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

"I am sorry, Mr. Martino. You have adeno 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 and 2!

PENCILER: Luca Cicchitti - His pencils are bringing Titan to life in a way we couldn't have imagined. His pencils on issue 1 and 2 of Titan were critically acclaimed. Wait until you see what he is doing with issue 3!

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 3 has an awesome cover by Steve Lightle! We are doing a "Ms. Titan" variant by Franchesco! 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 their busy schedules. Jerry Ordway, Jamal Igle, John Byrne, Bryan Hitch, Bob McLeod and Steve Lightle.

Also involved in one way or another are Robert J. Sodaro(edits), Rob X. Roman, Bryan Magnaye, and Frank M. Cuonzo.

Cover Artist - Steve Lightle with colors by Ross Hughes.

Cover by Steve Lightle and Ross Hughes
Cover by Steve Lightle and Ross Hughes
 

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Issue 1 and 2 did really well on Kickstarter and we hope issue 3 will do as well. I have shipped and am shipping the issue 2 rewards now. I plan on having all these rewards in hand before this Kickstarter is funded.

We are working on issue 3 now. We just need a little more money to push it over the hump and get it done. I've already invested a good deal of money in the project and want people to see what we've done.

JGM has merged with Red Anvil Comics and has become a much stronger and dedicated comic book company that will continue to produce great new original series with our fans and collectors being our number one concern.

Thanks!

Joe Martino

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