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Defend Milford Green | The Victorian Space Adventure Ends

Victorian space adventurers, Alfie and Mary, return to Earth with a grave message for Queen Victoria - Earth is in terrible danger!

Defend Milford Green | The Victorian Space Adventure Ends

Victorian space adventurers, Alfie and Mary, return to Earth with a grave message for Queen Victoria - Earth is in terrible danger!

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About

What's Defend Milford Green about?

The final instalment of the Milford Green series follows Victorian space adventurers, Alfie and Mary, return to Earth with a grave message for Queen Victoria - the planet is in terrible danger!

Can planet Earth prepare in time for the invasion or will they succumb to the evil Cinux?

Defend Milford Green - Cover A

Who will enjoy Defend Milford Green?

  •  Fans of Valérian & Laureline, Saga and science fiction comics at large.
  • Collectors of high quality independent comic books.
  • If you like the idea of Star Trek with a Victorian twist.  
Defend Milford Green - Cover B

What do you get when you back Defend Milford Green?

  • All reward backers receive an 80 page digital copy of Defend Milford Green.
  • Backers from £5 (Digital Catch Up Pack) and above receive a digital copy of the first instalment in the series, Milford Green, and the second instalment, Beyond Milford Green. (Print copies of Milford Green and Beyond Milford Green are available on the Signal Comics, Etsy store.)
  • All physical reward backers receive an 80 page, perfect bound copy, printed on 130gsm paper with a 300gsm card cover at the UK standard sized comic. You can either get cover A, cover B or both covers if you'd like to collect the set.
  • Above the standard print copy reward you can also get a collectors box, t-shirt or even appear in Defend Milford Green as an elite UGA soldier, alongside an A5 print of your commissioned art by our artist, Mikael Hankonen.

My name is Samuel George London, I'm from Hampshire in the UK, and I'm the writer of Defend Milford Green.

If you haven't come across the Milford Green series before - the story follows a socially awkward Victorian inventor called Alfie Fairfield. Who lives in the beautiful English village of Milford Green in 1897.

That is until one summer's evening, Alfie sees some kind of flying vehicle shoot across the sky and crash land into a field. Being a curious fellow who is interested in any type of machinery, he investigates to find out that we are not alone in this universe.

The moment, Alfie finds out we're not alone.

The second instalment, Beyond Milford Green, immediately follows the original comic with Alfie and his next door neighbour, Mary, travelling to the United Galactic Alliance in a spaceship.

When they arrive, the president of the U.G.A. asks them to go on a peace negotiation mission with the evil Cinux. After surviving an unexpected ordeal with the Cinux, Alfie and Mary, are now heading back to Earth to warn Queen Victoria that the planet is in terrible danger.

The question is, can Earth prepare in time or will they succumb to the evil Cinux? 

Alfie and Mary arriving at the United Galactic Alliance.

Last year, we were humbled that the original Milford Green was funded at 172% and also received some very positive comments from reviewers and readers alike...

"One of 2018's must read comics!" Ryan McLelland, 2Guys1Review.com 

"a charming adventure" Barry Nugent, Geek Syndicate 

Then earlier this year, we were humbled once again that the second instalment, Beyond Milford Green, was 131% funded and received more positive comments...

Going back to this Kickstarter though, Defend Milford Green brings our Victorian villagers back to Earth, which leads them to meet one new main character, Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria doesn't need much of an introduction but needless to say she plays a big part in helping prepare Earth for invasion by the Cinux.

Those of you familiar with the Milford Green series will be well aware of the amazing art and colours of our artist, Mikael Hankonen. But for those who aren't aware, Mikael is from Finland and is the creator of a fantastic webcomic called Year In Hereafter. You can check out more of Mikael's work on his DeviantArt page here, if you like.

Also, as well as Mikael returning as our artist, we have our editor returning to TEAM MG, Nicole D'Andria.

Our editor, Nicole D'Andria.

Nicole, is the Marketing Director and Submissions Editor at Action Lab Comics. She edits numerous comics for Action Lab, from Dog of Wonder to Zombie Tramp. She also adapts Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir to comics and co-writes DollFace.

Outside of Action Lab, Nicole writes comic book related articles for Comic Frontline, works as a freelance editor and is currently writing the second issue of her successful Kickstarter comic, Road Trip to Hell.

The script is written, the artist is on board, the printers are ready and as long as we're fully funded we'll be able to deliver all of your rewards by April 2020.

The first reward that I'm really excited for is the The Milford Green Saga collectors box. As you can see below the box is a two part slide box that has a Victorian leather book design and is printed on thick 500gsm card. The box itself is 2cm in depth, which is able to store all of the Milford Green books, even if you have both cover A and cover B versions of Beyond and Defend.

The Milford Green Saga Collectors Box

The second reward is the Defend Milford Green t-shirts. You will get a choice of either the cover A or cover B design in your reward survey. Those with a keen eye will notice that cover B is a tribute to the movie poster for Independence Day.

Cover A and cover B t-shirt designs.

Finally, the last reward I'm really excited for is our cameo level reward. Instead of a regular commission print and cameo in the comic, this time we thought it'd be fun for you to be made into an elite UGA alien soldier that will appear multiple times in the comic.

During the creative process Mikael will work with you to draw you (or anyone you like) as a unique alien elite soldier, which you will receive as five heavyweight A5 prints as well as digitally. Once you have approved the design, your new alien soldier appearance will then be drawn multiple times into the comic. Take a look at the image below for an example of the 10 alien cameos Mikael drew for Beyond Milford Green.

In closing, we only have 10 spaces available for the cameo reward, so if you fancy it, you better act sooner rather than later. If you have any questions about the alien cameo please do get in touch via Kickstarter's message system

Alien cameos from Beyond Milford Green.

£4,500 - An Extra 4 Pages - LOCKED

Our first stretch goal is to include 4 extra pages in the digital and print copies of how we made Defend Milford Green. We made this stretch goal in the original Milford Green campaign and in Beyond Milford Green, so it'd be brilliant to be able to do it again, as it helps shine a light on our process along with some interesting insights.

Example of our "Behind the Scenes" pages from Beyond Milford Green.

£5,000 - Simon Myers Print - LOCKED

Our second stretch goal is incredibly exciting!

Doctor Who cover artist, Simon Myers, will draw Queen Victoria holding an alien gun for us, which all print copy backers and above will receive in their pack as an A5 print on 300gsm card.

Three of the many Doctor Who covers by Simon Myers.

Beyond these first two stretch goals we've got some other ideas but until the time comes, we'd like to keep them top secret.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions at all please be sure to get in touch, as we're more than happy to help!

Hoping that you're able to help us make our dreams become a reality :) SGL

Risks and challenges

The script is written, the artist is on board, the printers are ready. The only risk we face is that we don't get funded. If you like what you see, please back us and be sure to share Defend Milford Green with your friends.

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