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.
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).
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!).
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.
FIVE PAGE PREVIEW of AMAZING AGE #0
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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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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