BABY BADASS RETURNS No. 1 is a 24-page, saddle-stitch comic book continuing the series critics call:
“Rude, bloody, and so much fun.” - Word of the Nerd
Our little book premiered last year through Action Lab Danger Zone, and you sick people helped make it a cult hit.
Now, we want to reward you with exclusive access to the Kickstarter edition of BABY BADASS RETURNS #1, kicking off a brand new arc starring Joey, Baby Badass, the Way Underground, the Superfluous Six, and a host of new characters.
Volume One merely scratched the surface of life in the USUG and the crazed state of the outside world.
In addition to the new issue, backers can get:
- The trade paperback collection of BABY BADASS Volume 1
- Exclusive covers from Dan Mendoza (Zombie Tramp), including his NSFW variant
- The original Baby Badass!
Welcome to the world of Baby Badass!
Sure, it's not really a world we would want to live in... being a desolate wasteland of despair and depravity and all. Let's face it, the future ain't pretty.
It’s 2043, and the United States Under God is a dry, violent place filled with aggressive degenerates. ‘Born’ into this world is Baby Badass; a failed military experiment who escapes into the New West desert, where he’s discovered by a sweet, soulful waitress who takes him in, not knowing that the slumbering bundle is actually a 33-year-old half-formed hybrid clone of super-soldier Alphie Omega. They're on the run from an evil entity called M.O.T.H.E.R. (Military Organization to Harness Evolutionary Resources) in a mad world populated by scary and scared Reals, Bots, Freaks, Virts, and Leets.
Critics love that cute little baby:
BABY BADASS is a fun, colorful ride—a hilarious and disturbing journey into a dark future of fear, sex, violence, and the occasional diaper-change. An insane pop culture mashup with a truly unique super-antihero.
The three issue mini-series was published by Action Lab Danger Zone in Spring of 2018 and very quickly became an underground sensation.
Bold comic fans that weren't afraid of taking a chance on a raw, grindhouse sci-fi comic were rewarded with a wild, dystopian funhouse ride filled with over the top action, adventure, punishing violence, one-liners, politics, religion, punishing poop jokes, social commentary, the perils of AI futurism, and the downside of superhuman powers. All of it wrapped up in a fun, sexy package about a furious little bastard on the run from M.O.T.H.E.R. and the trusty, busty, virtuous girl who saves him.
We're picking up the story where we left off, with an all-new 3 issue mini-series featuring your favorite characters from Volume One as they set an erratic course for new batshit crazy adventures. Come along for the post-apocalyptic pursuits of Joey and the little bundle of bedlam himself-- the Prophet of Profanity, Punishment, and Pain.
Baby Badass Returns!
WHO MAKES THIS STUFF?
D.E. SCHRADER (writer/co-creator) is a writer/filmmaker with deep roots in the LA alternative comedy scene. He has an extensive background in stand-up, sketch, and improv; noted features and shorts include Being Ozzy Osbourne, Bloodline, Mercy No Mercy, Come and Knock: The Other Ray Charles, and Back to the Bad. He is co-creator/writer of the Action Lab Danger Zone comic Baby Badass and co-founder of Hybräu Productions and its sister streaming parody, HyLoflix. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @schraderopolis and @thebabybadass
KRISTIAN HORN (co-creator) - Discovered as a babe in an abandoned comic book storage box and bitten by a radioactive comic fan when he was a teenager, Kristian Horn is the Founder/Editor/Producer of the Part-Time Fanboy podcast (www.parttimefanboy.com). He is a freelance writer, interviewer, cartoonist, and designer whose current project is the somewhat ongoing web comic The Periwinkle Puss. (www.periwinklepuss.com)
Kristian works as an Online Media Producer for a large multi-media company which we won't name here. He lives in Los Angeles with his wonderfully tolerant wife and daughter. He’s also acted in some really bad movies a long time ago so the less said about that the better. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @PartTimeFanboy
BIG NEWS! We welcome new series artist ANDY TAYLOR to help continue the ballad of Joey and Baby Badass. A seasoned artist, Andy worked on the acclaimed Action Lab series, Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman by Josh S. Henaman. An alumnus of The Kubert School, Andy is super-talented, with a unique style we believe will not only mesh well with what came before but take the story to new heights.
CLAY ADAMS (letterer) - Clay is an actor, writer and director, best known for his animation voice-over work and as a co-creator for FRIED Comics. An alum of the Comics Experience lettering course, he currently letters the book RED XMAS for FRIED. You can read his work for free at friedcomics.com/free
Baby Badass would eviscerate us if we forgot to mention Volume One artist TIM LARSEN, who did a magnificent job establishing the gritty grindhouse, sci-fi look of our world. Tim is fresh off a successful Kickstarter of his own comic, Mayfield Eight, which you should totally check out.
Because KS is Badass!
Seriously, some of the best comics being produced right now are coming out on this very platform, and Kickstarter backers are the best. This is our direct pipeline to you, the readers.
OK. Where do the funds go?
All funds go 100% towards making the book. Paying the art and design team, printing the books, and shipping them to you. If we're Badass enough to make more money, that will go towards the production of BABY BADASS RETURNS #2.
THE BADASS PREVIEW
DAN MENDOZA COVERS REVEALED!
Print backers will receive the real, honest to gosh-rewards. Digital backers will get a print-ready PDF you can print yourself (or not--we won't, like, hound you about it.)
NEW TIER ADDED!
A little of the ol' In-N-Out with Joey...
OUR BADASS PLAN
-The Kickstarter Campaign: 30 Days (March 18-April 17)
- Kickstarter Funds Released: ~May 1
- Digital Rewards Released: May 15
- Book Goes to Printer: ~May 22
- Book Printed and shipped to us - ~June 10
- "$#it happens" buffer - 2 weeks (~June 24)
- Pack and ship - (~June 24-July31)
- Expected delivery to US backers - 2 Weeks (Early July)
- Expected delivery for International Backers - 4 Weeks (late July)
Thanks for visiting the crazy world of Baby Badass. Check out the rewards and pledge with confidence. Together let's give birth to an awesome book!
Risks and challenges
Any Kickstarter comes with risk, but know this: we have a track record of finishing what we start. Not only have we already produced three issues and put them into comic shops through Action Lab Danger Zone, but the new issue is almost finished. We'll be working with Action Lab's printers to get this fulfilled quickly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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