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A story of modern combat against radicalized sorcerers attempting to bring magic back into the world by any means necessary.
97 backers pledged $3,527 to help bring this project to life.

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Project Magus is officially funded!!

You know what that means... it's time to crack open the stretch goals. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to check out the stretch-goals available!!

War. It's a familiar concept. Now imagine Modern Warfare with Sorcery. 


Welcome to Project Magus.


This campaign is the start of an ongoing military/fantasy series. The initial objective is to gain enough funds for the printing of issue #1, which has already been completed!  

That's right!  All the art for issue #1 is final, and the base funding for this Kickstarter will go directly towards printing costs. This choice of production pipeline will allow us to deliver a finished product to you at a faster rate. Any additional funds acquired will then be pushed towards giving you a higher quality product and developing future issues. 

As of now, there are roughly 10 issues planned for this story arc, each issue running between 18-22 pages.


The Story

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Ancient sorcerers are re-emerging and trying to destroy modern civilization as we know it. Our current technology isn’t enough to stop them, so Central Intelligence initiates an operation called Project Magus, which is the integration of Magic into modern combat.  The story centers around Corporal Victoria Lopez, a United Nations Marine with a haunting past. Victoria discovers an extraordinary ability that aids her and her allies against these overwhelmingly powerful Spell Casters.  

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You'll follow Cpl. Lopez and her squad mates as they combat this deadly adversary while uncovering the mystery surrounding her new found power.

Early Reviews and Interviews

 "This is some damn good comicking." -  Matthew Werner 

Popcorn and Fizz Review :  4.5/5 

Popcorn and Fizz Interview 


"Overall, this comic has beautiful art with a really interesting premise. We certainly can’t wait to see where it goes from here!" - Jillian Diblasio

A Place to Hang your Cape : No score available

A Place to Hang your Cape Interview


Why should I invest in Project Magus #1 now?

This will be your only chance to own a physical copy of Project Magus #1 in the foreseeable future. All physical issues will be a limited run and available for a limited time. Once the physical copies are all sold, that's it! 

Moving forward, future issues will only be printed if enough copies are pre-ordered. Otherwise, you'll be able to download a digital copy on ComixCentral.

Costs

This graph is using base the funding data ($3000).
This graph is using base the funding data ($3000).

Costs of the campaign are divided into four categories; Assets, Shipping, Kickstarter, and Miscellaneous costs.  

Assets ($2000)

"Assets" refers to all items that backers will receive when investing in tiers. This accounts for 250 prints of issue #1 along with 5" x 7" concept prints, 11"x17" posters, lapel pins and other physical assets.

Shipping ($500)

"Shipping" accounts for all items that need to be shipped from the manufacturer/printing press overseas to my home in Valencia, California.

Kickstarter ($150)

All successfully funded campaigns must give 5% of their proceeds to Kickstarter.

Miscellaneous costs ($350)

"Miscellaneous costs" covers emergency expenses, travel expenses and anything else that should arise to cover irregular expenses related to the campaign. 


About the creators

A note from Nick

"Project Magus is a love letter to a game I directed while in college. Though the original concept itself is indefinitely shelved, I was always fascinated with the concept. 'What would happen if you brought fantasy elements and pit it against technology?' I tried to capture that with Project Magus. I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!"

From digital PDFs to prints and posters; the more you invest, the more cool stuff you get!

 Rewards

Stretch Goal #1

ARTIST GALLERY - $5000

The Artist Gallery will include all commissioned art that was used for promotion for Project Magus. Everyone who bought into Alpha Tier or greater will get the High Resolution digital copies. For those who bought physical copies of Issue #1, the artist gallery will also be included in the back of the book. Here's a list of some of the artists:

Oana Birtea - @yuuza_art

Jack Brandão  - @jackcomicart

Thiago Marques - @tmrqs

Justin Criswell - @whipswitch

David Cave - @davecavedraws

Alex Carter -  @sk3tchb0t 

AUGMENTED REALITY CONCEPT

I have been working with the fine people over at Last Call Games to put together an Augmented Reality Concept (ARC) software. This will allow users to scan a concept using their mobile device, and will bring the character you see on your phone to life. We have the tech already working as well! You can check out the proof of concept below:

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As you can see, we're currently using temp art to show off the capabilities, but the functionality is working! On its initial release, only Victoria Lopez will be available. Hendricks and Williams will become available at later tiers. They'll also most likely be static(non-animated) models, that way users can fully appreciate the artwork.

Stretch Goal #2

ISSUE #1 DUBBED - $7500

That's right! I'll be hiring voice talent to play the characters in Project Magus #1. To give you a sample of what that would look like, here's the early proof of concept I threw together.

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This is still in its rough stages. In the final release, there will be some effects, panning backgrounds, and with some other elements to give it a nice polish.

Corporal Victoria Lopez will be played the incredibly talented Cristina Vee, who plays the voice of Marinette / Lady bug in Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.

Risks and challenges

Potential Issue:
Working in game development can come with a lot of deadlines. To ensure the stability of my career, there will be weeks devoted to meeting these milestones. This may take away personal time devoted to working on future issues of the comic or working with printing manufacturers on producing the final product.

Resolution:
I have acquired over 7 years of professional experience working in Game Dev. With this experience, I am familiar that delays may occur during production and have done my best to take this into consideration when issuing delivery dates to contributors.

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    ALPHA

    You'll get issue #1 in a PDF format.

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    BRAVO

    Clearance Level 1 - Digital Collection. This comes with a PDF of issue #1 along with an animated wallpaper and High Res Digital concepts of all (6) major characters.

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    CHARLIE

    You get a physical copy of issue #1. You're also granted Level 1 security clearance to the digital database.

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    DELTA

    Clearance Level 2 - Digital Collection. You'll get all the items from the first Digital collection along with a sneak peek at some of the pages in issue #2. On top of that, you'll get issue #1 in its original script format along with a declassified dossier on Corporal Victoria Lopez.

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    ECHO

    You get 3 prints of major characters (CPL Victoria Lopez, CPL Raven Williams, and LCPL Mollie Hendricks).

    Your security clearance is upgraded to Level 2 of the digital database. You also get a physical copy of issue #1.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Three 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
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    FOXTROT

    Level 3 Clearance - Digital Collection. You'll get all the items from Digital Collection 1 and 2.

    This digital pack comes with issue #1 page art. This means all text and bubbles are removed (You also get issue #1 with text as it was intended).

    You'll also get every digital Declassified Dossier (Lopez, Williams, and Hendricks).

    Finally, you'll get the "Days Gone By" collection. This series is a set of photographs from Lopez's personal photo album.

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    • Clearance Level 3 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 2 : Digital Collection
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    GOLF

    You get an official United Nations Marine Corps Lapel Pin.

    You'll also all (6) 5"X7" prints of the major characters from Project Magus.

    Your security clearance is upgraded to Level 3, granting you even more access to the digital database.

    Plus, you'll get two copies of issue #1. One copy will even be signed by the author!

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
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    HOTEL

    You'll receive the squad patch of Shadow Zero-One, Corporal Victoria Lopez's elite covert squadron.

    You'll also get an 11"X17" mini poster of Lopez.

    You'll also get a UNMC Lapel Pin, Six 5" X 7" prints, two physical copies of issue #1 (one signed by the author). You also get security clearance level 3 for the digital collection.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Shadow Zero-One squad patch
    • One 11" x 17" poster
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
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    • Clearance Level 2 : Digital Collection
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    INDIA

    Be part of the exclusive fan base with this Limited Edition Shadow Zero-One/Central Intelligence Challenger Coin! Only 50 will be made.

    You'll also get all three 11"X17" posters featuring Lopez, Hendricks, and Williams.

    You'll also get everything from the Hotel Tier.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Limited Edition Challenger Coin
    • Three 11" X 17" posters
    • Shadow Zero-One squad patch
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
    • Clearance Level 3 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 2 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 1 : Digital Collection
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    JULIETT

    *You or another person of your choosing will be drawn into issue #2 as a background character.

    You'll also receive all items from India Tier.

    *All concept art must fit within the world of Project Magus. Final approval will be issued by Nicholas Garcia.

    All characters designed will belong to Nicholas Garcia for the Project Magus comic book series and has full rights to use art however he sees fit. By buying into this tier, you agree to these terms.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Drawn into issue #2
    • Limited Edition Challenger Coin
    • Shadow Zero-One squad patch
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Three 11" X 17" posters
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
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    KILO

    *You will have concept art drawn of you by the lead artist and sent a physical 5"x7" print. You'll also get the high-resolution digital copy of your concept.

    You or another person of your choosing will also be drawn into issue #2 as a background character.

    You'll also receive all items from India Tier.

    *All concept art must fit within the world of Project Magus. Final approval will be issued by Nicholas Garcia.

    All characters designed will belong to Nicholas Garcia for the Project Magus comic book series and has full rights to use art however he sees fit. By buying into this tier, you agree to these terms.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Personalized concept art
    • Drawn into issue #2
    • Limited Edition Challenger Coin
    • Shadow Zero-One squad patch
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Three 11" X 17" posters
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
    • Clearance Level 3 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 2 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 1 : Digital Collection
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    LIMA

    *You or a friend will be a *recurring character in the first arc of Project Magus (10 issues).

    **You will have concept art drawn of you by the lead artist and sent a physical 5"x7" print. You'll also get the high-resolution digital copy of your concept.

    You or another person of your choosing will also be drawn into issue #2 as a background character.

    You'll also receive all items from India Tier.

    *Though the character will be recurring, he/she will not be in every issue. This character will debut in issue #3 and appear in at least 1 or more future issues.

    **All concept art must fit within the world of Project Magus. Final approval will be issued by Nicholas Garcia.

    All characters designed will belong to Nicholas Garcia for the Project Magus comic book series and has full rights to use art however he sees fit. By buying into this tier, you agree to these terms.

    This comes with free shipping to anywhere in the United States.

    Includes:
    • Be a recurring character in Arc #1 (debuts issue #3)
    • Personalized concept art
    • Drawn into issue #2
    • Limited Edition Challenger Coin
    • Shadow Zero-One squad patch
    • 1.5" UNMC Lapel Pin
    • Three 11" X 17" posters
    • Six 5" x 7" prints of major characters
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy signed by the author
    • Issue #1 - Physical copy
    • Clearance Level 3 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 2 : Digital Collection
    • Clearance Level 1 : Digital Collection
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Funding period

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