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Join Liam's quest to find out more about the enigmatic Ximians in preparation for all out war (and get the original if you missed it!)
Join Liam's quest to find out more about the enigmatic Ximians in preparation for all out war (and get the original if you missed it!)
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I'm often asked why we create. The answer's simple: we believe that there's nothing more valuable than an epic and inspiring universe.

Our team has decades of combined experience in creating universes and bringing them to life through various media. We're all here because we love doing exactly that, and because we hope you'll join us for the ride!

And that brings us to the comics we create! Era: The Consortium's Sci-Fi universe is expansive, but there's a strong theme around the impact of individuals on the shape of the timeline. This makes it the perfect type of story to tell in a comic format - a method that's unparalleled for showing the thoughts and feelings behind the events that occur.

Our latest comic is a continuation of a story that began with a young woman (Declaration: The Bug War #1), Hai-Xang Hayden, and the death of her mother. This changed her life, and she was left to prepare the Consortium for war.

To achieve that, she sent one of her agents, Liam, to find out more about their enemy (in Bug War #2 Part 1).

He succeeded, but was captured... and his story is not over yet. He studied the enigmatic Ximian's and mapped their world before being captured during his escape. 

Now, his story must end, in:

Infiltration: The Bug War #2 - Part 2

If you missed out on the previous issues, don't worry! You can get the whole story from rewards in this Kickstarter ($8 for Digital, $20 for Physical).

Infiltration: The Bug War #2 follows the adventures of one of Hai-Xang Hayden's hand-picked elites, Liam Paine.

He was tasked by Hai-Xang to research the unknown enemy who murdered her mother and the rest of the first contact delegation. If they are going to create an effective defence against them, they must know more than they do now.

In Part 1, outfitted with the most advanced stealth technology in the Consortium, Liam infiltrated the colony of the mysterious enemy on Arawn. He spent days observing and learning about this strange, bug-like species. 

Upon completing his mission, he tried to escape only to be caught. Sending his holographic assistant back to the Consortium with the information he had gathered, Liam was captured.

Now, on the eve of war, Liam's best hope seems to be for a swift death... or some sort of miracle...

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Page 10 - Complete with words and colour!

Ed Jowett is a creator of worlds and characters who has a seemingly unlimited supply of new ideas. The start of the Bug War is one of the most intense points in the history of the Consortium which he has created and he jumped at the chance to tell Hai-Xang Hayden and Liam Paine's stories!

Johnathan Lewis has been writing comics for over fifteen years, and has been working with SoV Comics since it began! His writing credits include a large variety of comics, particularly some of the best comics we have ever produced as a group, as well as work on Era: The Consortium!

Brian Brinlee has brought the universe to life with his wonderful pencils and inks before and he's back to do it again. The second half of Liam's story brought a new challenge to his storytelling, as the story reached into space battles and even orbital bombardment for the first time, but it looks amazing!

30% Fulfillment - Because we know you want to actually receive this comic when it's done!  

10% Kickstarter + Processing fees - Kickstarter takes its cut and processing fees are 3-5%... Anything that's extra on here will go towards Bug War #3!  

20% Bug War #3 - We all love Era: The Consortium comics and want to bring you another installment in his story. If we can get enough from this remaining 20%, we'll be bringing you Bug War #3 as a Stretch Goal!  

40% Artists and Writers - Well, we gotta pay them something! They did all the work!

We're also giving you the opportunity to add all of the other comics we've ever created to your collection!

The Last Stand of Stiletto Unit

All our comics began with this one. A group of Resistance fighters attempt to foil a plot which will otherwise cost 14 billion lives.

Declaration: The Bug War #1

The comic that started off the trilogy of comics this part 2 of. It's brought to by the same team of Johnathan, Ed and Brian that are bringing you Bug War 2, and focuses on the rise of Hai-Xang.

Counting Down From One

Coming back from the future, a team of elite soldiers try and change the past to make the Consortium stronger. Arriving, they find they've already failed once and a single man has been sent back to help them succeed... this time.

Lacuna

Teenagers often feel they're invincible and can do anything, until the world shows them the reality of mortality. When Lacuna faces that realisation, will it break him and end his hero career forever, or will a dashing young woman be enough to awaken the hero within?

Penumbra Adventures #1

In a world quite like ours, a group of people have become Empowered beyond anything human has been before. Some have risen as heroes while others... just want to have fun!

Penumbra Adventures #2: Rise of the Bunny Lord

The second of Penumbra's comics is the story of the Mistress of Shadows meeting her greatest foe yet: a lagomorph with great night vision! Will she be able to defeat this unknown enemy?

Blue-Shift: Frenemies

Separating friends from enemies is hard enough, but when the city is at stake, even speedsters don't always have the time they need! Blue-Shift is a charismatic and enthusiastic hero. When she heads out to stop a bank robbery, she had no idea what she was getting into...

Violete: Unstoppable

Despite working to prove herself through stopping crimes all over the city, the police still frown on Violete's activities. She had no idea one of the criminals she caught would be changed into the supervillain Rampage, biologically enhanced for one purpose: to defeat her…

Risks and challenges

Shades of Vengeance has run over 30 crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter, between SoV Comics and Shades of Vengeance.

While we haven't been mistake-free, we've always delivered on or ahead of time (except for two occasions, where a delay was agreed with Backers to give them more content!).

We use each successive Kickstarter to build on the lessons learned from the previous, and we learn fast. At this point, we're confident in our ability to deliver the rewards we're committing to and to keep you informed if there are any delays.

The comic is already completed - all we need to do is fund a print run for the backers who pledge to this project and then distribute the comics - something we have a lot of experience in!

We're dedicated first and foremost to continuing to deliver the best material we can, and secondly to bring it to you on time. We hope you'll support our efforts to do that!

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    Liam, Come In!

    Get the full story - Infiltration: The Bug War #2 in full Digital form!

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    Begin The War!

    Get the full story of the Bug War:
    - Infiltration: Bug War #2 - Extended Version
    - Declaration: The Bug War #1

    Follow Hai-Xang Hayden and Liam Paine as they prepare the Consortium to face the Bugs...!

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    SPECIAL REQUEST 2 - Digital and Physical

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    The Bug War #2: Infiltration in both Digital and Physical!

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    SPECIAL REQUEST: First Issue (Physical)

    A special request by one of our backers: this issue in Physical Format to get started along with the previous ones in Digital Format at a special price!

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    Full Information

    Get all of the Era: The Consortium comics!

    The Bug War #1 and #2, Last Stand of Stiletto Unit and Counting Down From One will all be sent to you in Digital Format.

    Experience the Consortium in full detail!

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    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 Extended Edition (Digital)
    • Declaration: Bug War #1 (Digital)
    • Counting Down From One, Last Stand of Stiletto Unit (Digital)
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    Physically There!

    Get the printed versions of Bug War #1 and Bug War #2 - the entire story so far in physical format!

    You also get all of the Era: The Consortium comics in Digital Format!

    Includes:
    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 (Physical)
    • Declaration: Bug War #1 (Physical)
    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 Extended Edition (Digital)
    • Declaration: Bug War #1 (Digital)
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    Catch-Up Pack

    Get all of our comics in Digital and Physical Format, as well as one of our unique 4GB Memory Cards!

    That includes:
    - Last Stand of Stiletto Unit
    - Counting Down From One
    - Declaration: Bug War #1
    - Infiltration: Bug War #2
    - Penumbra #1
    - Penumbra #2: Rise of the Bunny Lord
    - Lacuna: Revelation
    - Blue Shift: Frenemies
    - Violete: Unstoppable

    Find out what the all critics love about our comics!

    Includes:
    • Declaration: Bug War #1 (Physical)
    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 (Physical)
    • Counting Down From One, Last Stand of Stiletto Unit (Physical)
    • Era: The Empowered Comic Collection - 5 comics (Physical)
    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 Part 2 Extended Edition (Digital)
    • 4GB Memory Card with Digital Extras
    • Infiltration: Bug War #2 Extended Edition (Digital)
    • Declaration: Bug War #1 (Digital)
    • Counting Down From One, Last Stand of Stiletto Unit (Digital)
    • Era: The Empowered Comic Collection - 5 comics (Digital)
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