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ElectroMagnetic, the Steampunk Adventure comic enters its second issue and the plot thickens as Prof Maxwell makes some new discoveries
ElectroMagnetic, the Steampunk Adventure comic enters its second issue and the plot thickens as Prof Maxwell makes some new discoveries
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ElectroMagnetic 1 & 2: Steampunk Comic Series

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COVER REVEAL

14th October

Cover art by Ian Kennedy
Cover art by Ian Kennedy

Assuming full funding is achieved, all backers of PHYSICAL reward tiers of value £10 (excluding postage) and above will receive a print of the cover art printed on 300gsm quality chromo board.

UPDATE

New Add-On. Artist Paul Tonner is back with the opportunity to have him draw you as a Steampunk! Very popular when we ran our last Kickstarter, Paul produced some amazing characters for those who backed our special reward tier. This time we're offering Steampunk Me as an add-on. Simply add £20 to your pledge and send us a photo of yourself, and Paul will work his magic.

What is ElectroMagnetic?

Queen Victoria is dead. Britain is at war with steam-powered India. British Forces are fighting a losing battle on the Indian subcontinent. Fear rules the streets of London as terrorists attack with increasing ferocity.

ElectroMagnetic, the Steampunk comic series continues. As war escalates between Britain and steam-powered India, hopes are pinned on Professor Maxwell's new electric weapon. Will the Empire face Armageddon, or will it all be over by Christmas?

Episode 2

Continuing the story from where we left off in Episode 1, this new issue features a cover by comic legend Ian Kennedy (Commando, Eagle, 2000AD, etc), story by Colin Maxwell and interior art by Dan Sant. Artist John Grieve provides the illustration for this episode's 'Science Lesson' story.

Cover mockup using Ian's initial sketch
Cover mockup using Ian's initial sketch

Praise for episode 1

"For all the fun and fantastical steampunk adventuring, it's also not shying away from the issues of that time in women's suffrage, colonialism, the politics and the poverty" - Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd, Doctor Who)

"I enjoyed it. Really well executed" - Monty Nero (X-Men, The Hulk, 2000AD)

"If you love gadgets, espionage and rip roaring adventure, this is for you" - Little Shop of Heroes

Ian Kennedy (cover artist)
Ian Kennedy (cover artist)

Why Kickstarter?

Funds raised from Kickstarter will pay for the artwork and design of the comic and the rewards. Making and printing comics isn't a cheap business. At Maximized Comics we value our artists and ensure they receive fair payment for what they do. Your pledges help put food on their table and roofs over their heads. In return you receive a splendid set of rewards and a brand new comic.

Rewards

For continuing backers we have Episode 2 in the series, in both digital (PDF) or printed format. Episode 2 is a 40 page book which takes the ongoing story right up to the action in India.

If you're new to ElectroMagnetic, then you can choose a digital or physical catchup reward to get you right up to date with the story.

Episode 2

Download a 6 page preview in PDF Format

 Exclusive Print

A pinup of Professor Maxwell with inks by Dan Sant and colours by Colin Maxwell.

Steampunk Postcards

A new set of 4 Steampunk / Victoriana postcards. If you choose the Whole Shebang reward you will also receive our original 4 designs as well as the new ones.

New postcard designs

 Original postcard designs

Monty Nero & Iain Laurie Art Prints

Cover art from Episode 1 by Monty Nero. A character pinup from episode 2 in the inimitable style of Iain Laurie (And Emily Was Gone, The Edge Off)

Steampunk Sticker

A set of 3 Steampunk Stickers featuring the crest of the Royal Steam Engineers, the Titan Airlines logo and our ElectroMagnetic fan sticker.

Badge set
Badge set

I Love Steampunk Coloring Book

12 characters, animals and abstract designs for you to color.

Maximized Shorts

A collection of short comic strips by Colin Maxwell featuring the award winning 'Dimensions'. Two sci-fi stories, two supernatural and two 'superhero'.

 One-off Professor Maxwell vinyl pop toy

This is a customization of an existing Pop Toy made to resemble Professor Maxwell, the hero of Electromagnetic. Sporting his trademark top hat and electro-gauntlet, the pop toy has been expertly customized to look like the professor. It also comes in a custom printed box.

Add-ons

Add the following items to your reward package by increasing your pledge by the amount stated (PHYSICAL REWARD TIERS ONLY):

  • Steampunk Sticker Set - £3
  • I Love Steampunk Colouring Book - £4
  • Set of 4 new postcards - £4
  • Extra copy of Issue 1 - £3
  • Extra copy of Issue 2 - £4
  • Steampunk Me - £20

Post and Packing

Please note that post and packaging can be quite expensive, especially to countries outside of the UK, therefore please check the postage costs before you commit to a pledge.

Risks and challenges

We have run 4 successful Kickstarters in the past and do not expect to run into any production problems with our current comic. The writing and around half of the artwork is complete, so we are well on the road towards achieving our goal.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Issue #2 Digital copy

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    • A digital (PDF) copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
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    Issue #2 Physical copy

    A printed copy of the new book, plus an exclusive print for backers.

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
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    Lightning Bolt

    Available only to early backers until 9pm (UK time) on Sunday 7th October.

    Includes:
    • A digital (PDF) copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
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    • Set of 4 new Steampunk Postcards
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    Digital Catch Up

    Catch up on the story with digital copies of issues 1 and 2.

    Includes:
    • A digital (PDF) copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • A digital (PDF) copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
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    Physical Catch Up

    Catch up on the story with printed copies of issues 1 and 2, plus an exclusive print.

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
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    Issue #2 Steampunk Bundle

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    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
    • Set of 4 new Steampunk Postcards
    • Steampunk sticker set
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    Catch Up Steampunk Bundle

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
    • Set of 4 new Steampunk Postcards
    • Steampunk sticker set
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    The Whole Shebang!

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
    • Steampunk sticker set
    • I Love Steampunk colouring book
    • Monty Nero art print
    • Iain Laurie art print
    • A printed copy of Maximized Shorts
    • Set of 4 new Steampunk Postcards
    • Set of 4 original design Steampunk Postcards
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    Professor Maxwell Pop Vinyl

    An exclusive one-off customised Pop Toy of Professor Maxwell. This is an existing pop toy figure expertly customised with the Professor’s top hat and electrogauntlet. It comes in its own customised box.

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
    • A printed copy of Maximized Shorts
    • I Love Steampunk colouring book
    • Iain Laurie art print
    • Monty Nero art print
    • Set of 4 new Steampunk Postcards
    • Set of 4 original design Steampunk Postcards
    • Steampunk sticker set
    • Professor Maxwell customised Pop Toy.
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    Original Cover Sketch

    Your opportunity to own an original sketch by Ian Kennedy (graphite on card, approx A4 size) - see the image in the campaign section. This is Ian’s first sketch for the cover design and it is signed by the artist. There is also a small character face sketch on the rear side.

    Includes:
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #1
    • A printed copy of ElectroMagnetic #2
    • Original sketch cover design
    • Exclusive print for Kickstarter backers
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Funding period

- (27 days)