About this project
After being a fan of Comic books for over 30 years, I founded Lucha Comics to bring new stories from around the world to new readers. I have been fortunate to work with some very talented people, and this has allowed me to discover new stories that I never would have encountered in a traditional Comic Book shop. Now I need your help to bring a truly unique graphic novel, The Kursk, into print.
August 12th 2000 marked a tragic, yet important event in the shared history of our world. The Russian K-141 Kursk Nuclear Submarine was lost with all 118 hands on board.
What was set to be a 3 day training exercise led to the largest submarine disaster in modern history.
To this day, it is not entirely clear how or why this disaster occurred, or if the crew could have been saved. Debate exists as to whether these sailors were victims of an inadequate response, dirty politics, or an American cover-up involving a phantom ship. Fifteen years later, military scholars and enthusiasts still cannot fully agree - our team has done its best to present a likely scenario while respecting the memory of the crew.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of their passing, Lucha Comics needs your help to put this story into print for the first time. This incredible story has received great reviews, including a recommendation from ComiXology staff. In short, it is time to share this story with a wider audience.
To make this accessible, we have rewards at just $1 that get you a great Digital Comic. If you like The Kursk but can't donate (don't worry, we completely understand) you can still help us by sharing our story on twitter, facebook and with anyone else you know who could enjoy this story - every bit helps! Check out Lucha Comics and be sure to follow @LuchaComics on twitter. If you are a Comic Book fan looking for your next great read then I promise that we have something for you!
While this story is certainly based on tragic, real events, the work of Lucha Comics is inspired by the award winning play The Kursk by Sasha Janowicz. Winner of multiple Australian theatre awards and critical praise, Sasha has been directly involved in every step of the development of this story.
Why is the story of The Kursk still important 15 years later?
Many members of Russia’s Navy went over 10 years without being paid. Think about that and let it sink in. Would you work for free for 10 years for a payoff that would likely bring you little personal gain? This sort of dedication alone merits the opportunity to be remembered in our shared history. While the loss of crew aboard The Kursk is certainly tragic, there is so much more to the story; circumstances surrounded in mystery, conspiracy, and politics still have military scholars and enthusiasts talking about this event today - what sort of military/geopolitical conspiracy would be complete without possible American involvement and cover-up?
Lucha Comics relies on talented, passionate individuals to tell great stories. James A. Bretney has brought together talent from around the globe to make this story a reality. Each member was compelled in their own unique way to keep the memory of the crew of The Kursk alive. The team members behind this book are:
Risks and challenges
The Kursk was completed by the Lucha Comics team in December 2014 and is currently available on Amazon, Google, Comics+ and ComiXology. This book is already done, and has received some great reviews - all that is left is to get this printed.
Lucha Comics has selected a primary supplier, as well as two alternates. All suppliers are located in North America to minimize risk of shipping delays or loss.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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