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
Cover art by Josh Adams, artist and son of famous comic artist Neal Adams
Logo and Back Cover by artist/writer Ramon Villalobos
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!
Matt Beckwith from Podcast Stockton
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!
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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