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HERE COMES…THE AMAZING FIST! Indy comic writer, Adam Messinger's, first full-length comic series

Hi, my name is Adam Messinger and I am the writer and creator of THE AMAZING FIST. Since I was a teenager I have been collecting comics and slowly my life became devoured with a love for the art form. Eventually I decided to become a comic book writer.

After many false starts and a few published mini comics, here I am. I now have a character that has traveled with me through the last couple of years. THE AMAZING FIST went from a five-page script paying homage to 1940's serials to a full-length, 24 page comic.

Based in the 1920’s, THE AMAZING FIST revolves around a security guard who, through a strange accident, finds himself disfigured with a GIANT, and seemingly invulnerable arm. Now he’s using this curse/gift to clean up his city, protect his girlfriend and run mobsters out of town.

"Adam, this sounds like a great story. But why can't I just go buy it in my comic shop?"

Well, that's a great question, I'm glad you asked. Simply put, I have no money to publish it. This is where kickstarter.com and folks like you come in. Your pledges will help cover publishing costs, the costs of the convention where we hope to debut THE AMAZING FIST, and pay my large and super talented team of artists:

Pencils by new talent Matthew Farnsworth

Inks and hand-lettering by artist Frank Stone
http://fredmast.deviantart.com

Cover art by Josh Adams, artist and son of famous comic artist Neal Adams
http://www.whatwouldjoshdo.com

Logo and Back Cover by artist/writer Ramon Villalobos
http://glantern133.deviantart.com

There are some fun incentives at every backer level, so please check out the list on the right. We have a great four-issue story planned and we hope you can give us the chance to deliver this first issue of THE AMAZING FIST.

Thanks for your time and support!

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Matt Beckwith from Podcast Stockton
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Music By
Steeproof
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Ricky Berger
http://myspace.com/rickyberger
Filbert
http://www.myspace.com/filbertmusic

UPDATE: WE MADE OUR GOAL! What next?


We are completely freaking out over here! Thank you to everyone who backed THE AMAZING FIST so far. Each of you pushed us toward our goal and WE FINALLY MADE IT!

THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU

So....WHAT NEXT?

Excellent question! We hope that you will continue to spread the word about THE AMAZING FIST on kickstarter, keep telling people about all the awesome incentives. We can receive pledges for 5 more days, and we hope to keep receiving your awesome support!

THERE ARE STILL TONS OF AWESOME INCENTIVES TO CHOOSE FROM!


- Remember that every incentive costs us money as well. We have to produce the incentive, mail it, etc. Any extra money can help pay for those costs.

- Also, with any additional funds we will be able to do a larger print run. Right now we’ll have to start with a limited run of only 500 copies. More funding means more comics!

- Additional pledges can also pay for us to attend conventions where we can sell THE AMAZING FIST and gain exposure. We’ll be able to distribute the comic more widely - hopefully to shops around the country.

- And of course additional backing can go toward the production costs of Issue #2!

So don’t feel like just because we’ve met goal, your pledges are no longer needed or appreciated! Every pledge helps Adam move another step closer to living his dream of becoming a full-time comic writer.

Once again, THANK YOU!

- The Amazing Fist Team

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    ATTABOY - For your one dollar donation you will receive a PDF of The Amazing Fist #1 BEFORE prints are even available! Plus, once the comic hits print you will find YOUR NAME in our donor acknowledgments section.

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    NIFTY - For a two dollar pledge you will receive a PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, AND a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City.

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    THE CAT'S MEOW - For ten bucks you'll receive a PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists.

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    THE CAT'S PAJAMAS - For 15 bucks you'll receive a PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City and your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1 will be signed AND include a personalized sketch from both artists.

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    SWANKY - OR for 15 bucks you will receive an original numbered print of the cover of The Amazing Fist #1 (Cover Art by Josh Adams). THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS!

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    WHAT'S EATIN' YOU? - Backers at this level will receive a personalized 8x10 piece of art by Matt Farnsworth depicting YOU as a zombie or zombie slayer! Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    HARD BOILED - OR backers at this level will receive an 8x10 commission of a hero of your choice, penciled and inked by artist Frank Stone. Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    *NEW* PILLS, PIKERS, OR PALOOKAS - For 20 bucks you can have an original 8x11 penciled & inked character of YOUR choice (comic book character, cartoon, celebrity, etc) by The Amazing Fist back cover artist, Ramon Villalobos! You will ALSO receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    *NEW* PUSHOVER - OR For 20 bucks you can leave it up to wild chance and have The Amazing Fist back cover artist, Ramon Villalobos, choose what your 8x11 penciled and inked character will be. You will ALSO receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    *NEW* VAMPIRE FLAPPER - October is here, so we're adding a sexy & spooky incentive for the ladies! For a pledge of 31 dollars you can get an 8x10 piece of art depicting you or someone you know as a VAMPIRE FLAPPER! Check out the update section for a sample! You will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    SPIFFY - For 50 bucks you will receive a personalized 8x10 piece of art by Matt Farnsworth depicting you as a zombie or zombie slayer, an 8x10 commission of a hero of your choice, penciled and inked by artist Frank Stone AND a signed and sketched copy of the Amazing Fist #1.

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    *NEW* RITZY - For 75 bucks you can travel back in time to the 1920's! Ramon Villalobos will create an 11x17 piece of original art depicting YOU as a citizen of Slamm City. Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a fellow citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    TAKEN FOR A RIDE - For 100 bucks you will find yourself in the middle of Slamm City! Matt Farnsworth and Frank Stone will draw you along with their choice of Amazing Fist character(s) in an 11x17 piece of original art. Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    QUITE DUCKY - For 100 bucks you will receive an original 8.5x11 penciled/inked full figured drawing of the Amazing Fist by Amazing Fist cover artist, JOSH ADAMS, a signed and sketched copy of the Amazing Fist #1, the PDF,and your name in the acknowledgements section of #1.

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    A SWELL BUST - For 100 bucks you can have an original 6x9 water color bust of the Amazing Fist by The Amazing Fist Cover Artist, JOSH ADAMS! Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    LIVE WIRE - Backers at this level can own an ORIGINAL PAGE from The Amazing First #1 w/ pencils by Matt Farnsworth and inked by Frank Stone (page chosen by the artists). Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    DADDY - Own the ORIGINAL INKED COVER of the Amazing Fist #1 (Cover Art by Josh Adams) Of course you will also receive the PDF of The Amazing Fist #1, have your name in our donor acknowledgements section of the comic, receive a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City AND your very own copy of The Amazing Fist #1, signed by the writer and artists!

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    YOU ARE THE BIG CHEESE! - For laying down 500 bucks, you will receive the PDF copy of The Amazing Fist #1, your name printed at the top of the acknowledgments section of The Amazing Fist #1, a personalized postcard greeting from a citizen of Slamm City, a signed and sketched copy of The Amazing Fist #1, an 8x10 commission of your favorite hero by Frank Stone, an 8x10 drawing of you depicted as a zombie or zombie slayer by Matt Farnworth AND A PROMINENT CHARACTER NAMED AND MODELED AFTER YOU or someone you know (makes a great gift!) featured in issues 2 through 4 of The Amazing Fist!

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