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Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 3 Hardcover. Have a Future as a Super-villain? Enroll Now!
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GLADSTONE'S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS BOOK 3: SCORPIO KANE

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Gladstone's School for World Conquerors 3 continues the critically acclaimed young adult graphic novel series created by Armand Villavert and Mark Andrew Smith. Book 3 is lettered by Patrick Brosseau and colored by Jessie Lam. 

Clocking in at 200 pages and utilizing the original graphic novel format, Gladstone's 3 is the very definition of a page turner with a hundred page battle royale fight sequence.

That's right! A hundred page battle royale!  

This volume of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors is a love letter to Manga where we take our characters out onto the open road, ramp up the speed, and see just how fast they can go. 

Book 3 follows our band of Villains on their Cosmic Quest as they come across Scorpio Kane and his band of mercenary villains. On this adventure they're joined by new recruits 'the Speed Specter' and 'Man O' War.' 

Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors is a Young Adult Graphic Novel series by Armand Villavert & Mark Smith about a top-secret academy for the children of the world's greatest Super Villains to learn their trade.

Ever wondered if Super Villains go to school? Ah, you assumed they were born with their special skills. Think again, in Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors we find ourselves amidst the pinnacle of higher learning for the next generation of villains and masterminds honing their craft.

The school curriculum includes the usual suspects of “public speaking” and “biology and chemistry,” and yet that’s only superficial child’s play. Classes like “unleash your hypnotic potential”, “intergalactic battle strategy”, and “ancient relics, spells & mystical arts” are added stressors for straight-A students like Kid Nefarious and Mummy Girl.

Mock battles are unleashed to test their skills with the latest tools of the trade such as “orbs of tranquility” or “grim reaper’s breath.”

Join Kid Nefarious, Mummy Girl, Martian Jones, The Speed Spectre, Ghost Girl, Man O' War, and the infamous Skull brothers unearth the School's and their parent's hidden past.

  • Gladstone's School for World Conquerors is co-created and co-owned by Armand Villavert & Mark Andrew Smith.

GLADSTONE'S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS 1 & 2 HARDCOVERS

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PICK UP 'THE NEW BRIGHTON ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY' 1 & 2 AS WELL AND SUPPORT GLADSTONE'S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS

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 Featuring new teammates the Speed Spectre and Man 'O War. 

What is this Kickstarting?

This Kickstarter is to pay for the printing costs of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 3 in Hardcover format.

What is the plan for delivery?

We have book 3 laid out for production. This Kickstarter is to print Gladstone's School for World Conquerors 3 in Hardcover format. 

Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Books 1 and 2 are already printed in beautiful Hardcover format as well as New Brighton Archeological Society 1 and 2.

It should be about a four month wait for backers. The books will take about two months to be printed in China. A month and a half for freight to the US. About two weeks to arrive in Amazon's inventory, and another two weeks to ship out to backers.

See what people are saying about Gladstone's School for World Conquerors!!!

"Smith’s writing is fast-paced and warm, his characters rich enough to resonate with all ages of reader, and the character design and outsider edge of surreality recalls Peter Milligan‘s X-Statix, and likewise Villavert’s pen explores the same subverted pop-art style of Mike Allred, albeit with the stylised touch of a Saturday morning cartoon." - Sci Fi Now

"We've been championing Gladstone's by Mark Andrew Smith and Armand Villavert since issue #1, but the last couple of issues have seen the series hit an early stride. In this installment, Smith plays with an enticingly fun and interesting take on superhero comics, challenging the notion of a hero's constant victory of his nemesis and how that would affect a child that is being educated in the ways of villainy.

Watching Kid Nefarious and friends discover their parents losing over and over again in the pages of comic books (which are banned from Gladstone's, for these obvious reasons) is amazing. Gladstone's never talks down to kids and remains all-ages accessible. Better yet, they just might learn something about the tropes of superhero comics in the process.

Gladstone's continues to impress, so if you've been neglecting this series for some oddball reason, it's time to stop doing so. You're missing out, and everyone's going to make fun of you for it." - IGN

"Mark Andrew Smith and Armand Villavert’s tween superhero ongoing stood out as the kind of title Marvel or DC wish they had, but would never be possible at the Big Two. A superhero dramedy set at a school for aspiring supervillains, the series is founded on the concept that the ongoing war between heroes and villains is faked, putting a new spin on the parent-as-supervillain metaphor.

The students are waking up to the reality of their world, and the reader discovers with them, learning the dense mythology of Smith’s story while experiencing the thrill of Villavert’s kinetic artwork. Best of all, Gladstone’s is a title appropriate for all readers, with characters that look and sound like kids, but a plot that any superhero fan can appreciate." - AV CLUB

"Mark Andrew Smith’s tween-supervillain team is similar to the Runaways in that each member is pulled from a different corner of the superhero genre: a mummy, ghost, alien, etc. Smith’s story puts a new spin on the super-school concept that has already been tried in films like Sky High and Zoom. Armand Villavert’s sleek artwork would translate well to computer animation, and Smith’s clearly defined yet whimsical cast makes Gladstone’s a great fit for a studio like Pixar. The chance of a creator-owned superhero team launching a big-budget animated feature is slim, but if The Walking Dead can become the highest-rated show on cable, there’s always hope." - AV CLUB

ART FROM 'GLADSTONE'S SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS: SCORPIO KANE' illustrated by Armand Villavert with colors by Jessie Lam.

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'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors' TM & (C) Armand Villavert & Mark Andrew Smith.

Risks and challenges

Gladstone's School for World Conquerors 1 and 2 are printed. Book 3 is finished and ready to print. Because the printers are in China it will take two months to print, a month and a half for freight, a few weeks to get the books to Amazon.com which we are using for shipping and fulfillment for this Kickstarter, and about two weeks to deliver the books from Amazon.

*Disclaimer: The trailer was done a while ago and says 'Only on Kickstarter', it is not in any way exclusive to Kickstarter and may be sold later through diamond or Amazon.com at a higher retail price. For us Kickstarter is the prefered method of sale and we get more from every book sold through Kickstarter.

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    Hardcover Copies of Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors Book 2 and 3. This is a great reward if you have thr first book and want to catch up.

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    2 copies of Gladstone's School for World Conquerors Book 3. One set for your classy library. The other set to give to your kids to read even if they chew them up and slobber on them you'll be covered with a backup set of books.

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    Hardcover Copies of 'Gladstone's School for World Conquerors' 1, 2 and 3 by Armand Villavert, Matthew Weldon, and Mark Smith that includes 'Supervillainy 101', 'In the Shadow of Shiran', and 'Scorpio Kane'. A great value.

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