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Rejected by the Free Comic Book Day committee, Alterna Comics can still bring AMAZING AGE #0 to readers & shops with YOUR help!
Rejected by the Free Comic Book Day committee, Alterna Comics can still bring AMAZING AGE #0 to readers & shops with YOUR help!
281 backers pledged $7,037 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goals and Bonus Rewards!

For every $500 we raise past our $3500 goal, we'll donate 50 copies of Amazing Age #0 to a local library, school, children's hospital, or to the troops!

UNLOCKED! $4000 - Every backer that pledges for a physical reward will receive Alterna Comics bookmarks! 50 copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated!

UNLOCKED! $4500 - Backers that pledge $20+ (before shipping) will receive a FREE Alterna Comics single issue of their choice. 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 100 copies donated!

UNLOCKED! $5000 - Backers that pledge $25+ (before shipping) will receive a FREE Alterna Comics 2" circle magnet! 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 150 copies donated!

UNLOCKED! $5500 - Every backer that pledges for a physical item will receive an 11x17 mini-poster of the AMAZING AGE #0 cover signed by publisher Peter Simeti! 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 200 copies donated!

UNLOCKED! $6000 - Backers that pledge $30+ (before shipping) will receive a FREE Alterna Comics 1.25" button pin AND an Alterna Comics 4x6 print signed with a handwritten note by publisher Peter Simeti! 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 250 copies donated!

UNLOCKED! $6500 - Backers that pledge $35+ (before shipping) will receive a VARIANT black & white cover copy of Amazing Age #0! This variant run will be a Kickstarter Exclusive, limited to JUST 300 copies made. 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 300 copies donated!

UNLOCKED! $7000 - Backers that pledge $35+ (before shipping) will receive a FREE copy of the AMAZING AGE graphic novel! 50 more copies of Amazing Age #0 will be donated! A total of 350 copies donated!

It's been a long road for AMAZING AGE #0...

We had submitted this issue for Free Comic Book Day but it was unfortunately rejected.  Newsarama reported on what had occurred and after talking with the AMAZING AGE creative team (and after hearing from hundreds of disappointed readers and retailers), we all decided that the issue still deserved to see the light of day.

So now here we are!

With your help, AMAZING AGE #0 will go to print and get into dozens of comic shops in time for Free Comic Book Day (the first Saturday of May).  We're looking to raise $3500 -- here's how it breaks down:

  • $1500 for the creative team
  • $1200 for the 10,000 copy print run
  • $300 shipping
  • $300 for Kickstarter fees
  • $200 for reward creation

This is the minimum we would need to produce the comic and get it to backers and retailers as well as get funds to the creative team for their hard work on the issue.

11x17 mini-poster
11x17 mini-poster

Wait -- $1200 for a 10,000 copy print run??

Yes! Alterna Comics prints all of its single issues on newsprint -- this enables us to keep costs very low! We also sell advertising space in our issues, which again, helps keep print costs down. So that's why a 10,000 copy print run will cost as low as $1200. We'll be combining this print run with our normal print runs as well, which is part of what helps to provide a lower unit cost too. Our average print runs are between 4000 to 7000 copies (as we print copies for distribution to comic shops and newsstands).

 

Carry some comics around with this 13x15 tote bag!
Carry some comics around with this 13x15 tote bag!

 

Show your Alterna Comics pride in this shirt!
Show your Alterna Comics pride in this shirt!

 

Keep your noggin warm with this Alterna Comics beanie!
Keep your noggin warm with this Alterna Comics beanie!

So what's AMAZING AGE about?

This series focuses on three childhood friends that are no longer friends by the time high school rolls around.  But when they get sucked into the comic book world they all created as kids, their friendship is reignited as they must focus on finding a way to save the day and make it back home in one piece. The complete 5 issue mini-series is currently available in comic shops across the world and was one of our top 10 best-selling titles in 2017.  It's also available for purchase on this Kickstarter (or you can get the upcoming graphic novel compilation which is also available on this Kickstarter!).

#0 features the untold origin of the Amazing Age universe.
#0 features the untold origin of the Amazing Age universe.

Matthew David Smith (writer/co-creator) Matthew's past works include the graphic novel BEE STING (with artist Jeremy Massie) which he later turned into a film that also spawned a sequel: BEE STING 2: Bear Sting.

Jeremy Massie (penciler/co-creator) Jeremy's past works include ALL MY GHOSTS, THE DEADBEAT, and BEE STING.  Jeremy is the sole creator, writer, and artist on ALL MY GHOSTS and THE DEADBEAT.

Christine Brunson (colorist) Christine has been involved with several other comics including UNDEAD NORM and AMAZONIA.

The graphic novel cover to AMAZING AGE.
The graphic novel cover to AMAZING AGE.

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Risks and challenges

The only risk here are ones that are out of our control (natural disasters, shipping delays due to weather, etc.) -- we've got everything else under control! Thanks!

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    Amazing Age #0 (Digital)

    Your support is what's going to make this issue possible, thank you for that! Enjoy this PDF and CBZ file of Amazing Age #0!

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    EARLY BIRD Amazing Age Fan Pack!

    Thank you for supporting! You're helping to bring this issue to life, we couldn't do it without you!

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    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
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    Amazing Age #0 (Print + Digital)

    Thank you for supporting! This reward contains JUST Amazing Age #0 -- no extras (sorry!) but if you'd like extras, may we suggest the $10 Amazing Age fan pack! -- thanks!

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    Amazing Age Fan Pack

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    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age pin
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    FIVE Alterna Comics single issues

    Choose 5 different newsprint comics from Alterna:
    Adam Wreck #1, 2, 3
    Amazing Age #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Croak #1, 2, 3
    The Chair #1, 2, 3, 4
    Doppelganger #1, 2, 3
    Go West #1, 2
    Lilith Dark #1, 2, 3, 4
    Mother Russia #1, 2, 3
    Mr. Crypt #1, 2, 3
    Scrimshaw #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Sonitus #1, 2
    Tinseltown #1
    Trespasser #1, 2, 3, 4
    The Wicked Righteous #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The XII #1, 2
    Zero Jumper #1

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    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
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    Alterna Comics Beanie/Skull Cap

    A red fitted beanie with the Alterna Comics logo in white.

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    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Alterna Comics sticker
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    Five Minutes for Art book (Peter Simeti)

    Thanks for getting the Five Minutes for Art Sketch Book and Coloring Book!

    This book features over 100 different sketches and has perforated pages so you can tear 'em out and color them.

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    Ultimate Amazing Age Fan Pack!

    This fan pack includes Alterna goodies like a tote bag and poster, as well as the Amazing Age fan pack! Thank you for supporting!

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    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age pin
    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
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    5 minute sketch card from Peter Simeti

    Commission a 5 minute black and white sketch card from Alterna Comics publisher Peter Simeti (creator/writer of The Chair, cover artist, sketch card artist).

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    Amazing Age graphic novel

    Get the Amazing Age graphic novel that compiles #1-5 and also receive the bonus #0 issue and some extras!

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
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    Choose ONE Graphic Novel

    Choose ONE Graphic Novel:
    Novo Vol.1, 2, 3, 4, or 5
    The Chair
    Mother Russia
    Metaphase
    Cannons in the Clouds
    Clusterf@#k
    IF Anthology 2015 or 2017
    Monstrosity Vol.2
    Scrimshaw
    Trespasser
    FUBAR Declassified
    FUBAR By the Sword
    FUBAR All Star
    FUBAR American History Z
    FUBAR Empire of the Rising Dead
    Amazing Age
    Unit 44
    Cyko KO

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    Alterna Comics T-Shirt

    White logo on a gray shirt -- "Alterna Comics: Comics for Everyone"

    Sizes are in Mens from small to 4XL.

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    TEN Alterna Comics single issues

    Choose 10 different newsprint comics from Alterna:
    Adam Wreck #1, 2, 3
    Amazing Age #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Croak #1, 2, 3
    The Chair #1, 2, 3, 4
    Doppelganger #1, 2, 3
    Go West #1, 2
    Lilith Dark #1, 2, 3, 4
    Mother Russia #1, 2, 3
    Mr. Crypt #1, 2, 3
    Scrimshaw #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Sonitus #1, 2
    Tinseltown #1
    Trespasser #1, 2, 3, 4
    The Wicked Righteous #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The XII #1, 2
    Zero Jumper #1

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    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
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    Sketch card commission!

    Full color sketch card commission from Amazing Age colorist, Christine Brunson OR from Amazing Age writer, Matthew David Smith!

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    DELUXE Amazing Age Set!

    Get the Amazing Age graphic novel that compiles #1-5 and also receive the bonus #0 issue, #1-5 in single issue format and all the extras!

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Alterna Comics tote bag (red)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age pin
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    Choose TWO Graphic Novels

    Choose TWO Graphic Novels:
    Novo Vol.1, 2, 3, 4, or 5
    The Chair
    Mother Russia
    Metaphase
    Cannons in the Clouds
    Clusterf@#k
    IF Anthology 2015 or 2017
    Monstrosity Vol.2
    Scrimshaw
    Trespasser
    FUBAR Declassified
    FUBAR By the Sword
    FUBAR All Star
    FUBAR American History Z
    FUBAR Empire of the Rising Dead
    Amazing Age
    Unit 44
    Cyko KO

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
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    FIFTEEN Alterna Comics single issues

    Choose 15 different newsprint comics from Alterna:
    Adam Wreck #1, 2, 3
    Amazing Age #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Croak #1, 2, 3
    The Chair #1, 2, 3, 4
    Doppelganger #1, 2, 3
    Go West #1, 2
    Lilith Dark #1, 2, 3, 4
    Mother Russia #1, 2, 3
    Mr. Crypt #1, 2, 3
    Scrimshaw #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Sonitus #1, 2
    Tinseltown #1
    Trespasser #1, 2, 3, 4
    The Wicked Righteous #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The XII #1, 2
    Zero Jumper #1

    Includes:
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
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    RETAILER BUNDLE - 100 Amazing Age #0

    ** FOR RETAILERS ONLY!! **

    100 copies of Amazing Age #0 -- arrives in time for Free Comic Book Day!

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
    • Alterna Comics sticker
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    100 copies of Amazing Age #0

    We're adding this because people requested it! Now you can get 100 copies of Amazing Age #0 along with all the bonus extras and you can donate them to libraries, children's hospitals, waiting rooms, the troops, schools, etc. -- do some good in your community with Amazing Age!

    Includes:
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics tote bag (red)
    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
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    RETAILER BUNDLE - 200 Amazing Age #0

    ** FOR RETAILERS ONLY!! **

    200 copies of Amazing Age #0 -- arrives in time for Free Comic Book Day!

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
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    8x10 Jeremy Massie Commission

    Commission some black & white art from the one and only Jeremy Massie, penciler on "Amazing Age" and creator, writer, artist of "The Deadbeat" and "All My Ghosts"!

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    RETAILER BUNDLE - Single Issues

    ** RETAILERS ONLY! **

    TWO copies of every newsprint comic from Alterna (up to April 2018 releases):
    Adam Wreck #1, 2, 3
    Amazing Age #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Croak #1, 2, 3
    The Chair #1, 2, 3, 4
    Doppelganger #1, 2, 3
    Go West #1, 2
    Lilith Dark #1, 2, 3, 4
    Mother Russia #1, 2, 3
    Mr. Crypt #1, 2, 3
    Scrimshaw #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Sonitus #1, 2
    Tinseltown #1
    Trespasser #1, 2, 3, 4
    The Wicked Righteous #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The XII #1, 2
    Zero Jumper #1

    Includes:
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age pin
    • Amazing Age sticker
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    Alterna Comics - ALL Comics Bundle!

    Every newsprint comic from Alterna (up to April 2018 releases):
    Adam Wreck #1, 2, 3
    Amazing Age #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Croak #1, 2, 3
    The Chair #1, 2, 3, 4
    Doppelganger #1, 2, 3
    Go West #1, 2
    Lilith Dark #1, 2, 3, 4
    Mother Russia #1, 2, 3
    Mr. Crypt #1, 2, 3
    Scrimshaw #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Sonitus #1, 2
    Tinseltown #1
    Trespasser #1, 2, 3, 4
    The Wicked Righteous #1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    The XII #1, 2
    Zero Jumper #1

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics tote bag (red)
    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
    • Amazing Age #0 (print)
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
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    300 copies of Amazing Age #0

    ** FOR RETAILERS ONLY!! **

    300 copies of Amazing Age #0 -- arrives in time for Free Comic Book Day!

    Includes:
    • Alterna Comics 11x17 poster
    • Alterna Comics sticker
    • Amazing Age 11x17 mini-poster
    • Amazing Age sticker
    • Amazing Age pin
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    11x17 Jeremy Massie Commission

    Commission some black & white art from the one and only Jeremy Massie, penciler on "Amazing Age" and creator, writer, artist of "The Deadbeat" and "All My Ghosts"!

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    • Amazing Age #0 (Digital)
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