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A full-length comic book AND concept album about a band of intergalactic heroes out to save Earth with the power of rock 'n' roll.
A 60-page comic book AND 13-song concept album about a band of intergalactic heroes out to save Earth with the power of rock 'n' roll.
A 60-page comic book AND 13-song concept album about a band of intergalactic heroes out to save Earth with the power of rock 'n' roll.
103 backers pledged $7,033 to help bring this project to life.

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Red Hot Rebellion II Comic Book & Concept Album

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A comic book AND an album? Say what!?

You heard it right! Red Hot Rebellion II is a full-length comic book AND music album. Both go together like peas and carrots. Like peanut butter and jelly. Like Batman and Robin. Like Marshall amps and rock ‘n’ roll! 

In our first self-titled album, we released a comic book where each single page of the book went along with each single song on the album. It has been super popular with music fans, collectors, and the comic con crowds. So, we decided to expand on the concept and create a more expansive story-telling universe. The music, the lyrics, the story, and the art are all inextricably linked together in one super awesome visual and audio experience. 

You will love it because of:

  • The innovative concept! This is a full length, 28-page comic book AND 13-song album. The comic and album are two parts of the same story. 
  • The great art! Amazing pencils by Scrap/Seven Sisters artist, Chris Martin. Colors by IDW colorist, Julie Wright.   
  • The fun story! For fans of Rock & Rule, Heavy Metal, This Is Spinal Tap, and Metalocalypse, this is a fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a side of humor.  
  • The amazing music! 13 high energy tracks of pure rock fury! Whether you call it arena rock, punked up metal or metalish punk, it's 13 explosive megatons of rock 'n' roll! 

What's it all about?

In all the universe, only a handful of sentient worlds create music, let alone the most evolved form of music: rock ‘n’ roll. Earth was on track to be admitted into the Galactic Union, but somewhere along the line its rock ‘n’ roll turned weak. RED HOT REBELLION, the second best band in the galaxy, has been sent to Earth in order to steer humanity back on its proper path. But it looks like they've hit a few snags...

Progress so far:

  • At the launch of this campaign, we have ten songs in various stages of production (see album teaser below to hear three completely finished songs). The remaining three songs need to be recorded and we need to mix and master the whole album. Piece of cake! We're professionals, eh.   
  • The script is written and the comic is current being penciled and colored (sketches and colored pages below). You can check out the script here
  • There is still much to do and this Kickstarter campaign will fund the remaining recording, art, and production costs. (Making cool stuff is expensive!) 

We've teamed up with this rad comic studio:

Studio Akumakaze
Studio Akumakaze

And this rad music studio:

In The Red Recording Studio
In The Red Recording Studio

Feast your eyes on some page previews:

RHR II Page 1 Preview
RHR II Page 1 Preview
RHR II Page Preview
RHR II Page Preview
RHR II Page Preview
RHR II Page Preview
RHR II Page Preview
RHR II Page Preview
Rockers Through The Ages
Rockers Through The Ages

Dig on some concept sketches:

Listen to an album teaser!

Check out these amazing BACKER REWARDS: 

You will, of course, be getting the brand spanking new comic book and album, RED HOT REBELLION II, in digital or physical format. And, we'll sign anything you want signed. Just ask! 

Part of "Nikki Forte Pinup" reward.
Part of "Nikki Forte Pinup" reward.
Part of "Nikki Forte Pinup" Reward
Part of "Nikki Forte Pinup" Reward
Part of "THE BOOZE HOUND" Reward
Part of "THE BOOZE HOUND" Reward
Part of "THE RED HEAD" Reward
Part of "THE RED HEAD" Reward
Part of MERCH MADNESS.
Part of MERCH MADNESS.
"NIKKI FORTE PINUP" reward
"NIKKI FORTE PINUP" reward
Keep an eye out for the Shaving The Beard Bros video!
Keep an eye out for the Shaving The Beard Bros video!
Part of "KNIT BOMB" Reward. (One of a kind mom-knit goodness!)
Part of "KNIT BOMB" Reward. (One of a kind mom-knit goodness!)
Part of "KNIT BOMB" Reward. (One of a kind mom-knit goodness!)
Part of "KNIT BOMB" Reward. (One of a kind mom-knit goodness!)
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
                                                           
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
Part of "MERCH MADNESS"
Sing Gang Vocals With RHR! "THE CAUTERWALLER" $350 Reward
Sing Gang Vocals With RHR! "THE CAUTERWALLER" $350 Reward

STRETCH GOAL!!!

If we raise $10,000 we will be adding super awesome colored vinyl LPs to the backer rewards. Our first album was transparent red vinyl. This one will be something even MORE badass!

Stretch Goal $10,000 = VINYL PRESSING!
Stretch Goal $10,000 = VINYL PRESSING!

Check out some live videos:

 Check out some music videos:

RED HOT REBELLION
RED HOT REBELLION

These rad businesses have backed Red Hot Rebellion. Show them some love! 

   
Warp Zone - Video Games & Beyond
Warp Zone - Video Games & Beyond
                                                                                                  
Enemy Ink Screen Printing
Enemy Ink Screen Printing
BookingSeed - Online Appointment Scheduling
BookingSeed - Online Appointment Scheduling

Risks and challenges

If we experience any setbacks in the completion of the comic book and album, we will let you all know ASAP. We feel very confident and driven to deliver this project. Your support ensures it.

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    THE EYEBALL MELTER! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website and PDF download of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book.

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    THE FACE MELTER! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, PDF of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, AND MP3 download of Red Hot Rebellion II album.

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    NIKKI FORTE PINUP (SIGNED)! 8 x 10 pinup of international super star photographer and model, Nikki Forte in RHR-Ramones Rip Off T-shirt. Signed by Nikki Forte. Also included is a Doug Spencer-RHR custom collectible guitar pick and four RHR stickers!

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    THE CLASSIC COMBO! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, and hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book.

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    THE BOOZE HOUND! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, a hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, AND a RHR-logo can koozie. Keep your favorite beverage nice and cool (and lookin' cool) with this awesome can koozie!

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    THE RED HEAD! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, a hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, AND a RHR logo t-shirt (red shirt with black and white logo). All sizes available. If we don't already have it, we'll print it special for you!

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    PIN-UP WITH CHICKEN SCRATCH! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, a hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, AND a RHR comic book pin-up signed by artist Chris Martin and all members of Red Hot Rebellion.

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    DOUG SPENCER GUITAR LESSON. He can barely play the guitar, but he will teach you all he knows.

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    ANDRIS REBELLION BAKING LESSON! That's right, kids. Andris Rebellion is a professional baker. He will teach you how to bake some yummy baked goods. Or he will just stare at your awkwardly via Skype or Google Hangout...Your choice.

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    KNIT BOMB! Your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, a hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, AND a mom-knitted one-of-a-kind RHR skull hat and knit can koozie!
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    MERCH MADNESS! Pretty much everything in our merch bin. This is for the completionists out there. Includes our first self-titled album on vinyl and CD, the first RHR comic book, the "Melt The Sky" EP on CD, one Ramones rip-off t-shirt, one RHR logo t-shirt, the new Red Hot Rebellion II CD, the new Red Hot Rebellion II comic book, one black and white can koozie, one Doug Spencer guitar pick, a handful of RHR stickers (go forth and vandalize the world!), one mom-knit RHR skull hat, one mom-knit RHR can koozie, a special shout-out on the official RHR website, AND your name listed as a special backer in the hard copy of the Red Hot Rebellion II comic book.

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    MERCH MADNESS WITH A SIDE OF AWESOME SAUCE! All the items from the $150 "MERCH MADNESS" Reward PLUS a custom full color art print by Chris Martin & Julie Wright.

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    BE IN THE BOOK! We will draw you (or your business or brand) as a prominent background character (or setting) in the RHR comic book! And you will be listed as a special backer and get the printed book and album.

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    THE CAUTERWALLER! Sing gang vocals with Red Hot Rebellion on a song! You must be able to provide your own transportation, lodging, etc. to Dayton, OH, USA on a yet-to-be-determined date. Join us at In The Red Recording and be on the record!
    You'll also have your name listed in the album credits, your name listed as a supporter on the official Red Hot Rebellion website, CD of Red Hot Rebellion II album, and hard copy of Red Hot Rebellion II comic book.

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    THE "BEARD BROS" SHAVE! Much like Samson, Andris & Doug derive their power from their mighty hair growth! They are willing to shave their lovingly crafted beards for the low, low price of $500. We'll even put those wily whiskers in a baggie and send them to you...if you want. You know, if you're weird like that...

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    CUSTOM RHR SONG! Your wish is our command. Have your pick of any or all of our merchandise (albums, shirts, anything, all of it, etc.) AND a custom made original Red Hot Rebellion song based on your input. Give us your idea, theme, lyrics, whatever, and we'll turn it into a custom-made song.

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    THE THOUSANDAIRE! Any and/or all of our merch plus Associate Producer credit on Red Hot Rebellion II album and comic book.

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    THE SUPER FAN! Any and/or all of our merch plus Red Hot Rebellion will book a rock show in your town (anywhere in the continental United States that serves adult beverages) some time within the 2014/2015 calendar year.

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    THE PRODUCER! Any and/or all of our merch plus a new custom-made RHR song based on your input, PLUS FULL PRODUCER credit listed on Red Hot Rebellion II album and comic book (i.e. "Produced by <Your Name Here> and Red Hot Rebellion").

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