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The Sire: A superhero forced by his own costume to battle evil - like a spider sense that doesn't warn him of danger, it PUTS him in it
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UPDATE 4: 11.1.14: FINAL WEEK! We are excited that we're funded but we're not done yet! We've got stretch goal of $750 for a Dan Leister variant cover, but now we're introducing.....NEW REWARDS PACKAGES!

That's right - cover artist TONY MOY, will create an 8x10 commissioned piece of any single character of your choosing! Check out some his most recent work below and you'll know why this reward is extra EXCLUSIVE!

Want a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Tony's your guy!
Want a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Tony's your guy!
How about Rocket and Groot?
How about Rocket and Groot?
Or a badass Joker? Pledge now!
Or a badass Joker? Pledge now!

UPDATE 2: 10.25.14: Stretch Goals! We are fully funded and are looking to reach our stretch goal of $750 - if we cross that mark, origianl series artist Daniel Leister will create a specially crafted VARIANT cover for this very issue! Check out his previous Sire cover below:

Dan Leister's cover to Sire #6
Dan Leister's cover to Sire #6

UPDATE 10.11.14: Back from New York Comic Con to find we are FULLY FUNDED! Woohoo! But let's not stop there - time for some really awesome STRETCH GOALS! Announcement coming TODAY

WHAT IS THE SIRE? The Sire is the story of a superhero forced by his own costume to fight evil. It’s like having a spider-sense but instead of warning him of danger it actually puts him in danger.

Sire #9 Cover - art by Tony Moy
Sire #9 Cover - art by Tony Moy

IN THIS ISSUE: After his disastrous trip to the West Coast in the previous issue, The Sire finds himself struggling to make ends meet as his alter-ego Donald Wright. Meanwhile, a super-powered Syndicate is building behind the scenes, ready to unleash itself against our unsuspecting hero.

WHAT IS THE MONEY FOR? Since I'm handling all of the art for the project, 100% of the funds from this Kickstarter will go to the printing and shipping of the book. That’s it.

NEW TO THE SIRE?

The Sire was first released in 2006 and featured artwork from superstars Dave Johnson, Talent Caldwell, Dan Leister,  and more. It received critical attention from publications such as Wizard, Comics Buyers Guide and Silver Bullet Comics among others.

The Sire #1 cover by Talent Caldwell
The Sire #1 cover by Talent Caldwell

Reintroduced to the digital world through Comixology in 2012, the ongoing adventures continue with this latest issue that we have created for this Kickstarter. Featuring a cover by X-Files artist Tony Moy, we invite you to join an already growing fan base for this inspired superhero comic.

The Sire #1 pg2 by Dan Leister
The Sire #1 pg2 by Dan Leister

Issue #9 also marks a first for me as series creator, as I will be responsible for 100% of the art for this 24 page comic book.

Rewards? Heck Yeah! We’ve got great rewards that include a complete run of the individual issues up to now or the trade paperback collecting volume 1. Fan of original art? We’ve got sketch packages and pages from the latest issue itself that we’re more than happy to see in your hands.


Thanks to all who donate - with your help, the story of the Sire will continue!

Risks and challenges

ZERO: I’m already halfway through completing the book. So assuming I’m alive and well, expect delivery of the book sometime after Thanksgiving. Packages that include any original art or sketches will be shipped before Christmas.

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    The Sire #9 Wall Paper: Help the cause and receive a snazzy Wallpaper of all 9 SIRE covers to date! Art by Talent Caldwell, Dave Johnson, Tyler Kirkham, Dan Leister, Jim Calafiore and Tony Moy!

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    The Sire #9 DIGITAL PACKAGE: A complete DRM-Free PDF of The Sire #9 - cover by Tony Moy

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    The Sire #9 Digital Package PLUS: A complete DRM-Free PDF of The Sire #9 - cover by Tony Moy PLUS a copy of the script AND Wallpaper

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    The SIRE #9 PRINT COPY PACKAGE: A brand spanking new copy of the Sire #9 in glorious printed form - signed, sealed and delivered! Includes the Digital PDF as well as a MENTION in the thank you section of the book.

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    The Sire "I'm Missing Back Issues" Package: This is for all those fans who've been a part of the Sire but have holes in their collection. "Mike, I've got Sire #1-7 but I'm missing #8," or "I picked up issue #1 a long time ago and I couldn't find the rest." Just tell me which issue(s) you'd like me to send with your Print copy of Sire #9 and you can complete your collection! Add $3 per back issue requested to your pledge. (So if you need Sire #6-8 for example, just add $9 bucks to your pledge. I know, it's Math. It sucks.)

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    The Sire Print Copy PLUS: Get all the digital rewards and a Print Copy of Sire #9 PLUS a signed copy of the script to go along with it.

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    RETAILER INCENTIVE: Get 5 copies of The Sire unsigned for your local comic shop

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    The Sire Trade Paperback PLUS Issue #9. The first volume Sire Trade collects Sire #1-6 PLUS some bonus, never-before-released content . It also features an awesome cover by Jim Calafiore (DC: 52). You get the Trade, Issue #9, a Digital PDF of Issue #9 AND a Mention in the thank you section. NOTE: Add $3 per back issue to your pledge if you want to add issue #7 and/or #8 along with this package.

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    The whole SHE-BANG! Get the ENTIRE single issue run of The Sire PLUS Issue #9, PLUS the Digital PDF AND the mention in the thank you section.

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    Sire #9 plus HEAD SHOT SKETCH Package: Get your copy of Sire #9, your Digital PDF and your thank you. THEN get a head shot sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want right on the backing board. No porn requests please, this is a family book.

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    Sire #9 plus BUST SHOT SKETCH Package: Get your copy of Sire #9, your Digital PDF and your thank you. THEN get a bust shot sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want. Doesn't have to be SIRE. You like Wolverine? Awesome, I'll draw him.

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    The Sire Trade Paperback PLUS Issue #9 PLUS Head shot sketch. Get the Sire Trade, Sire #9, the Digital PDF, the thank you AND a head shot sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want. Add $3 per back issue if you ALSO want Issue #7 and/or #8 as well.

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    The Whole SHE-BANG PLUS HEAD SHOT SKETCH: That's right, get the ENTIRE single issue run of The Sire PLUS Issue #9, plus the Digital PDF plus the mention in the thank you section, PLUS a head shot sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want.

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    The Sire Trade Paperback plus Issue #9 PLUS BUST sketch. Get the Sire Trade, Sire #9, the Digital PDF, the thank you AND a bust shot sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want. Add $3 per back issue if you ALSO want Issue #7 and/or #8 as well.

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    The Whole SHE-BANG PLUS BUST SKETCH: That's right, get the ENTIRE single issue run of The Sire PLUS Issue #9, plus the Digital PDF plus the mention in the thank you section, PLUS a BUST sketch by yours truly of ANY character your want.

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    I WANT SOME ORIGINAL ART DAMMIT! Package: Get The Sire Issue #9, the Digital PDF, the mention in the thank you section, PLUS get an original 11x17 page FROM the book. Pages will be chosen at random, but if you read through the digital PDF and have a preference I can try to accommodate before I send to you (no guarantees obviously).

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    The Sire Trade PLUS Issue #9 PLUS Original Art: Get the Sire Trade, Sire #9, the Digital PDF, the thank you, PLUS get an original 11x17 page FROM the book. Pages will be chosen at random, but if you read through the digital PDF and have a preference I can try to accommodate before I send to you (no guarantees obviously). Add $3 per back issue to your pledge if you ALSO want Issue #7 and/or #8 included with this package as well.

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    The Whole SHE-BANG PLUS Original aArt: That's right, get the ENTIRE single issue run of The Sire PLUS Issue #9, PLUS the Digital PDF, PLUS the mention in the thank you section, PLUS get an original 11x17 page FROM the book. Pages will be chosen at random, but if you read through the digital PDF and have a preference I can try to accommodate before I send to you (no guarantees obviously).

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    NEW REWARDS PACKAGE! Cover artist TONY MOY, will create an 8x10 commissioned piece of any single character of your choosing! Check out some his most recent work in the Update Section and you'll know why this reward is extra EXCLUSIVE! Also includes a printed comic, the digital PDF and a special THANKS!

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