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White Lily #4 - Love and Loss on the Eastern Front

The story turns deadly in Issue 4 of White Lily, the series about the two deadliest female combat pilots in history.

White Lily #4 - Love and Loss on the Eastern Front

The story turns deadly in Issue 4 of White Lily, the series about the two deadliest female combat pilots in history.

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About

26 beautiful story pages of sequential art

 "White Lily" tells the story of Lydia Litvyak, the deadliest female fighter pilot who ever lived. The title refers to her aviator call sign used while fighting for Soviet Union during the Second World War.  

The main and virgin variant cover

 In this issue, the casualties of Stalingrad begin to take their toll on our intrepid pilots. Dark thoughts consume Lilya who struggles to find purpose in why she must serve the evil government that took her father, in order to oppose another evil regime on the battlefield.  

The Creative Team

Preston Poulter (Writer / Creator): This is my passion project. I have cut no corners and spared no expense to bring you a beautiful story in terms of both writing and art.

Jake Bilbao (Penciler) Jake is a freelance comic book artist that has worked on titles like Bloodrayne, Pathfinder, and Wolverine.

Jag Kumar (Inker) Jag is an award winning inker from New Delhi who has been published by IDW, Dynamite, Zenescope, DC and more.  His current work can also be seen in the GI Joe series.

Blond (Editor/Colorist): With over 20 years of professional experience, his work includes a multitude of titles from top publishers such as Marvel, Image, and DC.

Why this project?

I have always had a strange fascination with self-destructive genius. Those people who have amazing ability to create and influence, but can't seem to find any compelling reason for their own existence.

In fiction, we cloak these figures in noble ambitions towards unrealistic ideals and often give them superhuman powers to defy the odds. Inevitably, these stories become a quest for redemption measured in the number of times the day got saved. But what if it was your self-destructive nature itself that was your superpower?

This story finds Lydia Litvyak, the White Lily of Stalingrad, falling further and further into the grip of her own death wish. And yet, it is that disregard for her own safety that makes her such a fearsome opponent.

It is in her story that I have found the quintessential tortured genius. 

Interior page from the comic

Who will like this comic?

Obviously if you enjoy war comics, particularly ones set on the Eastern Front like Sara, then this book will appeal to you.

If you want to see strong female characters fighting to prove their worth alongside the men in society, you will love this story.

If you struggle with a sense of purpose and wonder what any of it means, that is the central question I tackle here. Lilya holds a dark wish to die a war hero, and those who love her try to get her to find the value of her own life. Her rage and self-destructive tendencies cause her to take terrible risks that make her a feared opponent in air-to-air combat.

Risks and challenges

There are no risks to fulfillment! The comic has already been completed and advance copies have already been printed.

Risks and challenges

This book has already been completed. No risks are foreseeable to preventing its fulfillment.

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    You get an autographed, physical copy of the White Lily #4 main cover plus free domestic shipping. In addition, when you check out at the end of the campaign you will get a chance to upgrade your rewards with any of the following:

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    BACK ISSUES of the White Lily series (#1-#3) for $5 each
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    Any Kickstarter variant cover of the White Lily series, or the #3 lenticular cover for $20 each
    The 11x17" paper print or metal trading card of your choosing (10 total in the White Lily series) for $10 each

    Includes:
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • White Lily #4 T-Shirt
    • Your name on the Thank You page
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    - White Lily #4 in PDF form and both physical covers
    - The #3 lenticular
    - A White Lily #4 T-shirt
    - A set of ten metal trading cards for the White Lily series
    - Three 11x17" paper prints of your choice
    - Your name on the Thank You page on the inside back cover of issue 4
    You will have a chance to add-on other items and back issues in BackerKit (see previous rewards for pricing) and T-shirt sizes beyond XL will carry an additional material charge.

    Includes:
    • Your name on the Thank You page
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • White Lily #4 T-Shirt
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
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    Get drawn into issue 5 of White Lily. Issue 4 has already been drawn, so this is the is your only chance to get your likeness into White Lily. In addition, you get:
    - Both comic covers of #4, and the lenticular for #3
    - The T-shirt for this campaign
    - Ten metal trading cards for all White Lily artwork
    - Two 11x17 Metal Prints of your choosing

    Note: Issue 5 is going into production soon. If you claim this reward, I will contact you to get your picture during the campaign.

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    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
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    You will need to provide the artwork that goes on the cover or be willing to pay an extra $650 to have the White Lily team put together a cover of your choosing. You will then own the image, but not the original artist artwork.

    This reward will provide you with 100 copies of White Lily #4 featuring your cover, and you will then hold the exclusive right to sell that particular version. You may purchase additional comics in this print run at the cost of $400 per every extra 100 printed and delivered.

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    BACK ISSUES of the White Lily series (#1-#3) for $5 each
    Any Kickstarter variant cover of the White Lily series, or the #3 lenticular cover for $20 each
    The 11x17" paper print or metal trading card of your choosing (10 total in the White Lily series) for $10 each

    You are also welcome to OVERPLEDGE here in Kickstarter by these amounts to help the project meet its goals and receive those additional rewards. AFTER THE FIRST 72 HOURS, the metal trading card will no longer be offered with this reward.

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    You get both covers of White Lily #4 (autographed), a WL #3 Lenticular, and a T-shirt with free domestic shipping. T-shirt sizes larger than XL will have an added material charge.

    In addition, when you check out at the end of the campaign you will get a chance to upgrade your rewards with any of the following:
    BACK ISSUES of the White Lily series (#1-#3) main issues, regular sized, for $5 each
    Any Kickstarter variant cover of the White Lily series, or the #3 lenticular cover for $20 each
    The 11x17" paper print or metal trading card of your choosing (10 total in the White Lily series) for $10 each

    You are also welcome to OVERPLEDGE here in Kickstarter by these amounts to help the project meet its goals and receive those additional rewards. After the first 72 hours expire, the metal trading cards will no longer be part of this reward.

    Includes:
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • White Lily #4 T-Shirt
    • Your name on the Thank You page
    • Two random White Lily metal trading cards
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    Colonel - FIRST 72 HOURS

    You get a fantastic combination of reward items at this tier, including:
    - White Lily #4 in PDF form and both physical covers
    - The #3 lenticular
    - A White Lily #4 T-shirt
    - A set of ten metal trading cards for the White Lily series
    - Three 11x17" paper prints of your choice
    - Your name on the Thank You page on the inside back cover of issue 4
    - A virgin cover of White Lily #3, variant.

    You will have a chance to add-on other items and back issues in BackerKit (see previous rewards for pricing) and T-shirt sizes beyond XL will carry an additional material charge. The virgin cover of White Lily #3 variant will no longer be part of this reward tier after the first 72 hours.

    Includes:
    • Your name on the Thank You page
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • White Lily #4 T-Shirt
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
    • Set of ten White Lily metal trading cards
    • Virgin cover of WL#3 Variant Cover
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    Order of Lenin - FIRST 72 HOURS

    Get drawn into issue 5 of White Lily. Issue 4 has already been drawn, so this is the is your only chance to get your likeness into White Lily. In addition, you get:
    - Both comic covers of #4, and the lenticular for #3
    - The T-shirt for this campaign
    - Ten metal trading cards for all White Lily artwork
    - Two 11x17 Metal Prints of your choosing
    - Every variant cover of the White Lily series, #1-#3.

    Note: Issue 5 is going into production soon. If you claim this reward, I will contact you to get your picture during the campaign. Also, the VARIANT COVER REWARDS WILL DISAPPEAR once the first 72 hours are over.

    Includes:
    • Set of ten White Lily metal trading cards
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
    • 11x17 metal prints of both covers
    • Your name on the Thank You page
    • The variant covers of White Lily #1-3
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    Get drawn into issue 5 of White Lily. Issue 4 has already been drawn, so this is the is your only chance to get your likeness into White Lily. In addition, you get:
    - Both comic covers of #4, and the lenticular for #3
    - The T-shirt for this campaign
    - Ten metal trading cards for all White Lily artwork
    - Two 11x17 Metal Prints of your choosing

    Note: Issue 5 is going into production soon. If you claim this reward, I will contact you to get your picture during the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Set of ten White Lily metal trading cards
    • Both #4 Covers (Main and Virgin Variant)
    • Lenticular Cover of White Lily #3
    • 11x17 metal prints of both covers
    • Your name on the Thank You page
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    Own an exclusive cover - FIRST 72 HOURS

    You get to commission your own cover of White Lily #4 with an exclusive right to sell and market it. You will own the copy right on the image used on the cover. This is an ideal arrangement for an comic book artist who seeks to sell more merchandise related to him at a comic show, or a comic book store that wants to sell an exclusive version of the comic.

    You will need to provide the artwork that goes on the cover or be willing to pay an extra $650 to have the White Lily team put together a cover of your choosing. You will then own the image, but not the original artist artwork.

    This reward will provide you with 100 copies of White Lily #4 featuring your cover, and you will then hold the exclusive right to sell that particular version. You may purchase additional comics in this print run at the cost of $400 per every extra 100 printed and delivered.

    IN ADDIITON, DURING THE FIRST 72 HOURS, this reward shall confer a perpetual right to publish White Lily #4 using this variant.

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