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Merrick & Dr Crowe both return to Kickstarter, together for the first time in a rip-roaring Victorian, pulp cross-over adventure!
Merrick & Dr Crowe both return to Kickstarter, together for the first time in a rip-roaring Victorian, pulp cross-over adventure!
Merrick & Dr Crowe both return to Kickstarter, together for the first time in a rip-roaring Victorian, pulp cross-over adventure!
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Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman & Doctor Crowe #1

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STRETCH GOALS

£4500 - Bonus stickers for all physical backers.
£5500 - Bonus A5 print for all physical backers.
£6000 - ???

When Dr Crowe arrives in London to solve the murder of a police constable, he crosses paths with The Elephantman, who is on a mission of his own to find the missing children of Whitechapel.

Together they will fight for their lives to survive the night.

This new one-shot cross-over is a rip-roaring 1880's pulp adventure, bringing together two iconic indie comic characters: Dr Crowe and Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman.


Introducing Doctor Crowe

Meet the Elephantman

No previous experience required

We don't think you need be familiar with the worlds of Dr. Crowe or Merrick to enjoy this adventure. But if you want to check out either of the series first you can download both issue #1's for free.

Read Doctor Crowe #01 for free (PDF)

Read Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #01 for free (PDF/CBR)

Rewards

Merrick / Dr Crowe: The one-shot

Dr Crowe / Merrick is a beautifully presented, full colour, standard US size comic. 

  • 32 pages including covers, printed on 120GSM uncoated bond paper. 
  • All single issues are shipped bagged and boarded to ensure they reach you looking as great as they went out. 
  • All pledges come with digital versions of the comic in .pdf and .cbr formats so you can enjoy it on the move on your tablet, smartphone or PC.

Preview

Cover colours
Cover colours


Join us by backing the Kickstarter to fund completing the art, printing and shipping and together we can bring the rest of the book to life!

The Doctor Crowe Digi-Pack

Unrelenting otherworldly terrors lay hidden in shadows of our world, but one man dares to stand in their way...in the name of science! Follow the harrowing adventures of Dr. Victor Crowe, an adventuring scientist, expert on the occult and all-around pulp hero as he travels the globe using advanced technologies to battle gruesome, supernatural horrors.

Co-created by artist Matt Horak (The Punisher / The Covenant) each issue is written by Corey and contains a slew of incredible artists including Garry Brown (Catwoman, The Massive), Tony Gregori (Karma Police, Imaginary Drugs) and Karim Whalen (Six).

The Merrick Digi Pack


Joseph Merrick: The Elephantman fights the occult, in a Victorian comic book tale of gin joints, black magic and carnival freaks. 

Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman is a Victorian adventure/horror/cape gaslamp comic set in 1880s' London. Based on a fictional version of the life of Joseph Merrick, it steps between historical facts and turn of the century folklore juxtaposed with the American superhero comic conventions of super powers, masks, secret identities and fantastic adventures.

A Restless Night is a 40 page pulp horror one-shot set in the same world as Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. It can be read as part of the main series or enjoyed as a complete stand alone story.


Add-ons

This campaign we're going to try and keep it simple with just basic reward tiers and the ability to add other items on to create your own custom reward packs. Just add the respective amount to your pledge.

The Merrick Vol.1 Trade Paperback
+£11 UK
+£13 International
Collects Merrick #1-4, 124 pages
Includes digital files



Treves: A Restless Night
+£6 UK
+£8 International
44 pages
Includes digital files  

Merrick - Single issues #2 - #6
+£4 UK, per issue
+£5 International, per issue
Includes digital files

T-SHIRTS
+£10 UK
+£12 International

All our tee's are screen printed on high quality Gilden Premium cotton t-shirts and all designs are available in S/M/L/XL/XXL and the white Elephantman tee is also available in women's fit sizes.

PRINTS 
+£10 UK
+£12 International

All prints are A3, printed on quality 300gsm recycled board and carefully dispatched in a poster tube.


The Team

Tom Ward - Writer and creator of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. Tom is also co-creator and writer of Doc Dino and has been published in Comichaus, The Grime, British Showcase Anthology and has a story in Rum Row later this year.

@highbrowtrash

Corey Fryia - Writer and co-creator of Doctor Crowe. Corey also served as a co-editor on four "Out of the Blue" anthologies for Stache Publishing, and has written and contributed to various other independent anthologies and publications.

@coreyfryia 

Luke Parker - Artist, colourist, designer and co-creator of Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman. You may have seen more of Luke's work recently in the Winternational with Joe Casey, collected in Annual (Image Comics), or one of the recent pin ups in select Image Comics.

www.artofparker.com
www.facebook.com/lukeparkerillustration @artofparker 

Micah Myers - As a freelance comic book letterer, Micah has lettered a host of comics for Dark Horse, Zenescope, Alterna, 215 Ink and Devil's Due Entertainment. 

@micahmyers
https://micahletterscomics.com

Clare Lenton - Freelance editor and senior content designer, with a Masters degree in English Literature, specialising in Gothic literature. @ClareLenton

Risks and challenges

This is not my first, second or indeed third rodeo, this is my sixth Kickstarter. Corey has 1 successful Kickstarter under his belt from Doctor Crowe #1 and a successful 4 issue run of the comic with publisher 215 Ink.

We have delivered on all our previous projects and learnt a lot along the way.

The comic is completely written and edited, the first 7 pages of the comic are complete. We will proceed with the rest of the art the minute we are fully funded. I will, of course, always keep you updated on our progress and be available for you to contact any time.

Every member of this team loves making comics, every single issue is a passion project for us and we are 100% dedicated to getting it finished and out to you.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £2 or more About $2.60

    Cross-Over Digital

    Digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic.

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    Cross-Over Physical

    A physical copy of the Dr Crowe / Merrick cross-over comic.

    Also includes the digital .PDF and .CBR files.

    Includes UK postage.
    Rest of the world +£3

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
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    Pledge £7 or more About $9

    Dr Crowe Digi Pack

    Digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Dr Crowe #1-4.

    Ideal for the Merrick fan new to Dr Crowe.

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Elephantman Digi Pack

    Digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1-6 & one-shot spin-off Treves: A Restless Night.

    Ideal for the Dr Crowe fan new to Merrick.

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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    Pledge £11 or more About $14

    Cross-Over Physical + Dr Crowe Digi Pack

    A physical copy of the Dr Crowe / Merrick cross-over comic.

    Also includes digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Dr Crowe #1-4 (Digital).

    Includes UK postage.
    Rest of the world +£3

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
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    Pledge £13 or more About $17

    Cross-Over Physical + Merrick Digi Pack

    A physical copy of the Dr Crowe / Merrick cross-over comic.

    Also includes digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1-6 & one-shot spin-off Treves: A Restless Night.

    Includes UK postage.
    Rest of the world +£3

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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    Pledge £17 or more About $22

    The Complete Digi Collection

    Digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Dr Crowe #1-4 AND Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1-6 & the one-shot spin-off Treves: A Restless Night.

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    Comic Book Store Special

    For comic book stores only:

    10 copies of the Merrick / Dr Crowe cross-over comic.

    Includes UK postage.
    Rest of the world +£10

    Includes:
    • 10 x Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
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    Pledge £23 or more About $30

    Cross-Over Physical + Complete Digi

    A physical copy of the Dr Crowe / Merrick cross-over comic.

    Also includes digital DRM free .PDF and .CBR files of the cross-over comic PLUS Dr Crowe #1-4 AND Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1-6 & the one-shot spin-off Treves: A Restless Night.

    Includes UK postage.
    Rest of the world +£3

    Includes:
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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    Pledge £150 or more About $195

    Page of Art

    A single page of original inked art by Luke Parker from the Merrick / Dr Crowe cross-over comic! A physical copy of the comic and all the digital files.

    Once you've read the digital files let us know what page you want and we'll send it straight out. Priority goes to the earlier backer.

    Includes UK postage
    Rest of the world +£10

    Includes:
    • An original page of inked art from the comic
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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    Pledge £300 or more About $390

    The Cover!

    The original Luke Parker inked cover to the Merrick / Dr Crowe cross-over! A physical copy of the comic and all the digital files.

    Includes UK postage
    Rest of the world +£10

    Includes:
    • The original inked cover to Merrick / Dr Crowe
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Physical)
    • Merrick / Dr Crowe (Digital)
    • Dr Crowe #1 - 4 (Digital)
    • Merrick: The Sensational Elephantman #1 - #6 (Digital)
    • Treves: A Restless Night (Digital)
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Funding period

- (36 days)