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Fund the publication of THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ Archive Volume One featuring YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ and start of series revival!
Fund the publication of THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ Archive Volume One featuring YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ and start of series revival!
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THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ Pulp Action and Adventurer Anthology ARCHIVE ONE is a 128-page graphic novel re-mastered collection of the original short stories and webstrips published by Shooting Star Comics of the THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ series featuring YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ and THE EMERALD MANTIS™ as written and illustrated by Ryan Scott McCullar (Writer DC Comics' Green Arrow: Secret Files and Origins). Also, comic creator Erik Burnham (Writer of IDW's Ghostbusters) penned one of the pulp stories in this anthology and also served as editor of this collection.

The archive is 100% completed at this time and ready for proofing, printing, and distribution. The book is to be self-published through the Bandito Entertainment label.

Front and Back Cover of Book
Front and Back Cover of Book

This KICKSTARTER project is intended to fund the costs needed to publish the archive edition that will build the foundation of a revival of future THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ stories. 

Page of sample art from first story
Page of sample art from first story

This is the definitive collection of the earliest THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ work by writer/artist Ryan Scott McCullar (GREEN ARROW® SECRET FILES), introducing readers to the trouble-loving vigilante of the Deep South known as the YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ and the dynasty of martial artists who don the mask of THE EMERALD MANTIS™.   

This introductory collection sets the foundation for an entire pulp universe inspired by hard-boiled noir tales, 1970’s kung-fu flicks, war films and grindhouse movie hijinks mixed with the feel of classic comic book sensibilities. While it isn’t intended for young kiddies, THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ is a frenetic mix of humor, bloody violence and reclamation of the soul aimed at mature readers that love blood and guts-style brutal action.    

This first volume collects not only the THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ short stories previously published in SHOOTING STAR COMICS ANTHOLOGY™ #1-6 and FANZING PRESENTS: JOB WANTED, but also a serialized weekly online webstrip and a previously unreleased war story from the cancelled SHOOTING STAR COMICS ANTHOLOGY™ #7. One highlight of this collection includes guest-writer Erik Burnham (GHOSTBUSTERS®) contributing a brutal tale of comeuppance.    

These stories appear for the first time with “director’s cut” expanded scenes that reboots a new continuity. Meticulous digital coloring has been added to the originally printed black and white stories that have also been remastered with additional art and revamped dialogue.    

This archive also features commentary and a gallery of guest-pin up artwork by Martheus Antone Wade (JETTA: TALES OF THE TOSHIGAWA™), Todd Fox (THE PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL™), Richarld Kohlrus (TREASURE ISLAND) and other creative artists from around the globe.

UPDATE September 26:

As a bonus ADD ON, everyone that pledges to purchase the book as a trade paperback or hard cover will receive a free exclusive THRILL SEEKER COMICS 2" x 8" 100 lb. gloss cover bookmark with a yellow tassel cord.

Once we hit our initial goal, we have a few other hopes and dreams to reach for (also known as STRETCH GOALS) for ALL $20 PLUS Tier donators...

 

  

  

  

  

  

Risks and challenges

The 128 page full color archive is 100% completed at this time and is ready to go for proofing, printing, and distribution. I do not see any true risks ahead. I would intend to have the books printed in October and sent out as soon as possible. November 2017 at the latest.

Any other challenges would be printer delays, etc.

True challenges facing me are STRETCH GOAL release dates of bonus books if this project is to make more than $5000. I would foresee that any stretch goal releases of special comic book projects to be ready by late spring or early summer 2018.

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    PDF of the Archive Collection

    Backers receive a PDF of the complete book PLUS their name in the book, added to the LIST OF THRILL SEEKER COMICS SUPPORTERS and our gratitude in helping to bring this collection out.

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    EARLY BIRD Special!

    For a limited time during Labor Day Weekend 2017!

    Scheduled to be printed in October, you will receive an autographed copy of THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ ARCHIVE VOLUME ONE softcover trade paperback book autographed by Scott McCullar and my special thanks.

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    Signed Book & PDF

    Scheduled to be printed in October, you will receive an autographed copy of THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ ARCHIVE VOLUME ONE softcover trade paperback book autographed by Scott McCullar and my special thanks.

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    Signed Book, Print & PDF

    Backers receive an exclusive 8.5" x 11" color print of YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ "turnaround" illustration of the new design of Yellow Jacket signed by Scott McCullar.

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    Signed copy of Book & Original Drawing

    Scheduled to be printed in October, you will be one of the first to receive an autographed copy of THRILL SEEKER COMICS™ ARCHIVE VOLUME ONE along with an original pencil and inked drawing of YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY™ and my special thanks.

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    UPGRADE to Hardcover Graphic Novel

    Fans supporting this level will have their Softcover Edition of THRILL SEEKER COMICS ARCHIVE VOLUME ONE upgraded to an amazing Hardcover Edition Graphic Novel Edition! This amazing collector's edition will be the envy of all your friends from its prized perch upon your bookshelf!

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    Comic Shop Bundle

    Comic book shops that would like to get advance wholesale copies of THRILL SEEKER COMICS ARCHIVE VOLUME ONE for customers can participate in this pledge level. Included is a store package of 10 Softcover copies, 1 Hardcover copy, and 16 YELLOW JACKET: MAN OF MYSTERY prints. To order this level you must have a retail store or webstore.

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