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Running On Empty is the first comic of Thunder Vaults' Defection series, introducing the world of Captain Karter and the Zodiac crew.
Running On Empty is the first comic of Thunder Vaults' Defection series, introducing the world of Captain Karter and the Zodiac crew.
Running On Empty is the first comic of Thunder Vaults' Defection series, introducing the world of Captain Karter and the Zodiac crew.
66 backers pledged £1,094 to help bring this project to life.

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Running On Empty is the first comic of the Defection Graphic Novel series, produced by ThunderVaults Ltd. This campaign aims to fund the printing of the 24 print page, fully coloured comic in a limited edition run.

The Defection series follows the journey of a dysfunctional, multiracial humanitarian group as they venture out into the dangerous unknowns of space to resettle the refugees of their home planet, Keleressa.

In Running On Empty, Captain Kennedy Karter must reconnect with his past as a soldier to save their mission, and, in doing so, recalls violent memories which threaten to plunge him into irretrievable guilt.

This marks the start of what could be an endless series of adventures for all of us, and with the second comic written, and the third in plot development, we can tell you it somehow gets even more intense!

Live updates of our progress can be tracked via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the ThunderVaults website, as well as on this page. 

After our mid campaign opinion poll for the front cover ended so closely, we have decided to print a cover variant. After the campaign ends, you will be able to choose your favourite from the 2 options.

Our talented artist, JP de la Rama, has done a fantastic job of capturing the atmosphere we were after. This dark and war torn sci-fi has been brought to life by his illustrations. JP will soon be starting the artwork for Defection #2: Misdirection.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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If your country/region is not listed, feel free to message us and we will see if we can provide a better shipping price!

Risks and challenges

The risks are minimal. The book is fully written and the artwork will be 100% complete before the campaign ends and ready to go to print. All rewards will go into production as soon as the funds are available.
I hope to be able to fulfill all rewards within 4-7 weeks after the completion of a successful campaign.

If there are any unforeseen problems, I will be transparent and upfront about it, while keeping all backers updated as I solve them.

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    DAKOTA

    A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1 comic.

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    PHILA

    Limited edition print copy of Defection #1 comic.
    inc. all stretch goals.

    + A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1
    + Name on the thank you page

    UK postage included.

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    TY

    Limited Kickstarter bookplate (numbered run of 50) signed by James and Patrick (creators and writers of Defection).

    + Limited edition print copy of Defection #1
    + A digital .pdf of Defection #1
    + Name on the thank you page

    UK postage included

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    RIVER

    Defection T-shirt - Featuring the Dodiza warrior Railer.

    + Limited edition print copy of Defection #1
    + A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1
    + Name on the thank you page

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    BLAINE

    Defection #1 short story book.

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    + A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1
    + Name on the thank you page

    UK postage included

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    • Limited edition print copy of Defection #1
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    KENNEDY

    3D Defection Zodiac crystal with you named as an elite backer, includes a light base stand.

    + Limited Kickstarter bookplate (number 1/2/3/4 or 5 - first backer gets number 1, second backer gets number 2 etc.)
    + Defection #1 short story book
    + Defection T-shirt
    + Limited edition print copy of Defection #1
    + A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1
    + Name in the special thanks section.

    UK postage included.

    Includes:
    • 3D Defection crystal
    • Defection #1 short story book
    • Defection T-shirt
    • Limited edition print copy of Defection #1
    • Limited Kickstarter signed bookplate
    • A digital .pdf copy of Defection #1
    • Name in the special thanks section
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