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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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