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Printing and releasing three comics for indie creators & fans that were promised to be released by a publisher who failed to deliver!!!
162 backers pledged $3,141 to help bring this project to life.

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The Globalists, American Dreams and C.H.E.S.S were all comic series that were promoted and promised to be delivered via funding from successful Kickstarter campaigns that were organized by a previous publisher. The creators of these projects as well as a number of indie comic fans (including us at Short Fuse Media Group) rallied behind this effort and pledged support to the campaigns in anticipation of helping these books to be released. 

We were also backers on these projects.
We were also backers on these projects.

For reasons unknown to the public, the books from those campaigns were never delivered as promised. Evaluating their options, the creators of each of these series reached out to us and asked if there was anything that we could do to help to rectify this situation and transition their titles away from the previous publisher and onto our roster. With that transition now officially completed, we are returning to Kickstarter with the completed books to connect with fans (like us) that supported the previous efforts and get the books into their hands while also introducing these books to existing fans of Short Fuse Media Group that know and trust that #WeAlwaysDeliver.

Globalists #1 created by Nigel Flood
Globalists #1 created by Nigel Flood
American Dreams #1 created by Daniel Kalban
American Dreams #1 created by Daniel Kalban
C.H.E.S.S. #1 created by Alfred Paige
C.H.E.S.S. #1 created by Alfred Paige

So why are we bringing this particular project to Kickstarter? The answer is twofold. The first reason is that in order to help the creators, we need to have a way to potentially connect with supporters of the previous efforts so that we can do OUR PART at helping to rectify the issue with the fans of these books and these creators. While we are aiming to print these books and take over fulfillment on these books, the reality is that there are still expenses associated with delivering the books to people that we cannot take on the full burden for. So we are looking for some assistance in covering shipping expenses to previous supporters of the campaign as well as additional funding to assist with printing expenses of the books. The second part....we LOVE being a part of the RESPONSIBLE Kickstarter community that commit to delivering new and AWESOME projects to our supporters within the community. And if successful this project will be no different.

All of the funding will go towards printing and shipping the books. Production is already complete!!! And we've already reformatted the books to the specifications of our printing partner. So we're ready to approve the order for printing so we can get these books into your hands!!! We just need to know how many we are printing. Check out some of the pages for each book below! 

The Globalists are inter-dimensional conquerors. They rule their own earth with an iron fist! They’ve outlawed religion, ended world hunger and war, and enforced one world language. The people of their Earth love them and worship them like celebrities. Now, they plan to bring this vision of peace to the whole multiverse. 

Interior Page From The Globalists
Interior Page From The Globalists
Interior Page From The Globalists
Interior Page From The Globalists
Interior Page From The Globalists
Interior Page From The Globalists

It's 1900 in New York City - a city of immigrants and dreamers, the fantastically wealthy and tenement dwelling poor, vicious gangs and spectacular entertainment. Jake Gold is one of those immigrants and dreamers. When an experiment of Thomas Edison's goes terribly wrong, Jake Gold is empowered and now is out to protect the American Dream for everyone.  

Interior Page From American Dreams
Interior Page From American Dreams
Interior Page From American Dreams
Interior Page From American Dreams
Interior Page From American Dreams
Interior Page From American Dreams

The government doesn’t always make the right decisions. There are times when agendas need a more direct and personal touch. That's when Avery Davis and the Command Headquarters of Espionage and Strategic Strikes step in.  

Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.
Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.
Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.
Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.
Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.
Interior Page From C.H.E.S.S.

We truly feel that opening our doors to these creators and helping them to release these books will go a long way towards "BRINGING ALIGNMENT TO THE INDIEVERSE". Beyond the sentiment of resolving a growing issue in indie comics where AWESOME creators run into struggles with releasing their books, ALIGNMENT is also a division that we created at Short Fuse Media Group where we could potentially help other creators with releasing their books. We feel that we are a part of the indie comics community, and while we can't publish everyone's work, we want to do our part in helping as many indie creators to tell their story as we can to show that there is unity among the indie community. As a showing of that unity, there will also be additional titles from the various imprints at Short Fuse Media Group that will also be available as rewards for this campaign! Check them out in the rewards section below!!!

We have two ($1.00) "Previous Backer" Rewards that will specifically help us to identify supporters of the campaigns from the previous publisher so we can help to fulfill those rewards by at least getting books into people's hands. On those (physical) rewards, beyond simply sending out books  we're paying a portion of the shipping fees that will be needed to get the books delivered. NOTE: ALL INTERNATIONAL "PREVIOUS BACKERS" PLEASE READ THIS UPDATE ABOUT SHIPPING CHARGES!!!

Beyond the "Previous Backer" Rewards, ALL of the books are available for just $5.00 in print to anyone who is new to these titles so if you just wanted support just one...that option is available. 

If you want to really "SHOW" your support, you might be interested in the "Alignment to Indie Comics" t-shirt that will let you proclaim that you "HELPED"!!! 

"SHOW" that you helped!!!
"SHOW" that you helped!!!

Additional titles from our roster have been bundled into several reward tiers as well. 

The Edge #1 From Marvin Wynn
The Edge #1 From Marvin Wynn
Earthling #1 from Dave Brink
Earthling #1 from Dave Brink

We also have some amazing variant covers available for the collectors out there!!!

Globalist #1 CVR B Variant
Globalist #1 CVR B Variant
American Dreams #1 CVR B Variant
American Dreams #1 CVR B Variant
C.H.E.S.S. #1 CVR B Variant
C.H.E.S.S. #1 CVR B Variant

No campaign of ours is complete without action figures!!! So if you have an original character that you want to have made into an action figure, make a pledge to support this campaign and get your own custom made and fully packaged action figure. Check out some of the figures that we've done on previous campaigns of indie characters that we're sure will show up in ALIGNMENT soon!!!

Custom THRUST Action Figure
Custom THRUST Action Figure
Custom UTTER Action Figure
Custom UTTER Action Figure
Custom HOTSHOT Action Figure
Custom HOTSHOT Action Figure
Custom EARTHLING Action Figure
Custom EARTHLING Action Figure

You can also have yourself of your original character cameo on an official variant cover to either of these issues!!! All in all, we have a reward for everyone!!!  

Our first Stretch Goal will unlock at $2200.00 and will see every backer getting this print bundle. Backers with only digital rewards will get PDF copies of the images. Backers receiving physical rewards will get printed copies of the images.  

C.H.E.S.S. Print
C.H.E.S.S. Print
American Dreams Print
American Dreams Print
Globalist Print
Globalist Print

Risks and challenges

As we've done on multiple campaigns now......REWARDS WILL BEGIN TO BE DELIVERED THE WEEK THE CAMPAIGN ENDS!!!

We've managed all of the risks associated with this project by doing the leg work before this campaign's launch.

We understand the importance of fulfilling our promises and always ensure that all of our supporters receive their rewards. And we always find ways to sneak extra swag into our reward packages as a thank you for the patience in supporting our projects on the front end and patiently waiting for them to be completed and delivered....so we can focus on the fun part.....making comics!!!

It's because of your continued support that we are able to make these AWESOME comics! And for that we truly appreciate ALL of our backers and keep a wide open form of communication for you all to reach us at any time.

So what are you waiting for! Check out the rewards to the right and sign up to get in on the action! Share this campaign with your friends and family that LOVE comics like us. And stay tuned for more announcements throughout this entire campaign. Thanks for checking out this campaign. We hope you will become a backer.

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    Previous Backer (Printed Books)

    If you supported any of the previous campaigns by the previous publisher for either or all of the books featured in this campaign, select this reward so we can arrange to fulfill delivering the books to you as they are under our publishing roster now.

    • A Personal Thank You
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of the book or books that you supported from the previous publisher
    • Printed Copy of the book or books that you supported from the previous publisher

    Note: We have acquired access to the backer reports from the previous campaigns and will only use the report to verify previous pledges. As we had nothing to do with those campaigns and share no affiliation with that publisher, any additional rewards that are owed from that publisher will need to be resolved with them directly.

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    If you supported any of the previous campaigns by the previous publisher for either or all of the books featured in this campaign, select this reward so we can arrange to fulfill delivering the books to you as they are under our publishing roster now.

    • A Personal Thank You
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of the book or books that you supported from the previous publisher

    Note: We have acquired access to the backer reports from the previous campaigns and will only use the report to verify previous pledges. As we had nothing to do with those campaigns and share no affiliation with that publisher, any additional rewards that are owed from that publisher will need to be resolved with them directly.

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    Support Globalists

    • A Personal Thank You from series creator Nigel Flood
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1

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    Support American Dreams

    • A Personal Thank You from series creator Daniel Kalban
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1

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    Support C.H.E.S.S.

    • A Personal Thank You from series creator Alfred Paige
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT (DIGITAL BUNDLE)

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1

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    ALIGNMENT TO INDIE COMICS T-SHIRT

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Alignment to Indie Comics t-shirt

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1

    Note: If you were a supporter of any of these books via the previous publisher, please see the Previous Backer Rewards.

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT (AND MORE COMICS)

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige, Marvin Wynn and Dave Brink)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • PDF Copy of The Edge #1
    • Printed Copy of The Edge #1
    • PDF Copy of Earthling #1
    • Printed Copy of Earthling #1

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT (+T-SHIRT)

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Alignment to Indie Comics t-shirt

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT (+ Variant Covers)

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban and Alfred Paige)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1 CVR B
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1 CVR B
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1 CVR B

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    ALL IN FOR ALIGNMENT (COMPLETE)

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban, Alfred Paige, Marvin Wynn and Dave Brink)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1 CVR B
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1 CVR B
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1 CVR B
    • PDF Copy of The Edge #1
    • Printed Copy of The Edge #1
    • PDF Copy of Earthling #1
    • Printed Copy of Earthling #1
    • Alignment to Indie Comics t-shirt

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    Your Action Figure Reward

    • A Personal Thank You from each series creator (Nigel Flood, Daniel Kalban, Alfred Paige, Marvin Wynn and Dave Brink)
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • PDF Copy of The Edge #1
    • PDF Copy of Earthling #1
    • Fully Packaged Custom Action Figure

    [Note: For Original Characters to be created you must provide a full character design. If you need your character designed please add an additional $50.00 to this pledge level.

    With the exception of International Backers, basic rewards will ship upon completion of the campaign. Customized Rewards (including Cameo Covers and Action Figures) will ship upon completion. For International backers, all rewards will ship at the same time unless additional shipping charges are submitted. For Original Characters to be used you must provide a full character design. If you need your character designed please add an additional $50.00 to this pledge level.]

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    Cameo Variant Cover Reward

    • A Personal Thank You
    • Your Name added to our mailing list for updates and free swag
    • PDF Copy of Globalists #1
    • Printed Copy of Globalists #1
    • PDF Copy of American Dreams #1
    • Printed Copy of American Dreams #1
    • PDF Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • Printed Copy of C.H.E.S.S. #1
    • PDF Copy of The Edge #1
    • Printed Copy of The Edge #1
    • PDF Copy of Earthling #1
    • Printed Copy of Earthling #1
    • Printed copy of your own official variant cover edition of ONE of either The Globalists #1, American Dreams #1 or C.H.E.S.S. #1 that you choose featuring YOU or YOUR Original Character on the cover HELPING the heroes, complete with it's own unique barcode and all.

    [Note: With the exception of International Backers, basic rewards will ship upon completion of the campaign. Customized Rewards (including Cameo Covers and Action Figures) will ship upon completion. For International backers, all rewards will ship at the same time unless additional shipping charges are submitted. For Original Characters to be used you must provide a full character design. If you need your character designed please add an additional $50.00 to this pledge level.]

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Funding period

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