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$2,502
pledged of $5,500pledged of $5,500 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 2 2014 3:30 PM UTC +00:00

About

READ THE ENTIRE FIRST ISSUE HERE
READ THE ENTIRE SECOND ISSUE HERE
READ THE ENTIRE THIRD ISSUE HERE

THE PROJECT:

The purpose of this Kickstarter is to collect The Argonauts issues 1-6 and help ensure that the series continues.

Argonauts—co-created by writer and Harvey Award Nominee Keith Dallas and artist Robert Saunders—features eight principal characters from different time periods (specifically the Norwegian Middle Ages and the outer rim of the Milky Way galaxy in the 27th century) who are brought together by an unknown force right before a malevolent alien race threatens to enslave humanity in modern day America. If these powerful adventurers have any hope of banding together to repel the invasion, they’ll have to overcome the language barriers that keep them from understanding each other. As the alien invasion draws closer and closer, the story flashes back to each character’s past, providing a unique window to their motivations and desires and illuminating the mystery behind their travels through time.

REVIEWS OF THE ARGONAUTS

"I’m really liking this series. It has a great indie superhero vibe going on, and the story is fun and easy to follow." - ComicAttack.net

"The makers of this book know comics and know how to make fun comics. I especially like the character designs; original and iconic. This book is worth a look." - Ain't it Cool News

"Issue #2 ends on a backward Doctor Who moment. What more could I ask for? Dallas, Saunders and Towry make Argonauts a pleasure to experience." - ComicsBulletin.com

READ THE ENTIRE FIRST ISSUE HERE
READ THE ENTIRE SECOND ISSUE HERE

READ THE ENTIRE THIRD ISSUE HERE

WHAT’S IN THE BOOK? 

The physical graphic novel will contain the previously published Argonauts #1-6 (totaling 143 story pages), Each issue's cover and a gallery of design art and pinups. (If you want to let a more detailed look at Argonauts, go to TJ Comics’ website (http://tjcomics.com/argonauts/) where many pages of the first six issues have been posted.)

WHAT MAKES ARGONAUTS UNIQUE?

Argonauts isn’t just another costumed hero comic book. While presenting a science fiction story that involves time travel and alien invasions, Argonauts principally operates on character interaction and the pitfalls of “miscommunication.” Since all the characters hail from different time periods and different locations, they don’t speak the same language. Therefore, intentions and actions are misunderstood. Even when characters DO speak the same language, confusion still reigns, producing more conflict and strife. As such, a prevalent “Tower of Babel” theme runs throughout the narrative, expanding the story’s scope.

WHO IS ARGONAUTS FOR?

Argonauts is for anyone who likes a thrilling, action-packed adventure with intriguing character interaction. Since none of the violence is gory, and all profanity is censored, Argonauts is appropriate for anyone who can watch a PG-13 movie.

THE CREATORS

Keith Dallas was editor-in-chief of ComicsBulletin.com for many years before becoming a writer for such comic book companies as Th3rd World Studios (Omega Chase), IDW (Ghostbusters) and Dynamite Entertainment (Stan Lee’s How To Draw Super Heroes). He has written and edited many books for TwoMorrows Publishing including the Harvey Award nominated American Comic Book Chronicles, the decade-by-decade comic book history series, and the best-selling Flash Companion.

Robert Saunders is a Graphic Artist/Illustrator from Vancouver, Canada. He has been illustrating for over 30 years and his previous comic work includes ARComics: The Frontiers and Bravo.

Other Argonauts contributors include DC/Marvel artist Scott Kolins, award-winning colorist Moose Baumann, artists Patrick O’Donnell and T.J. Sangalang, colorists Kote Carvajal, Donna Gregory, John Hunt, Omi Remalante and Jon Towry, and letterer Wilson Ramos Jr.

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Kickstarter is the most practical method for funding independent print runs (which ain’t cheap). Argonauts has been plotted as a three volume project, and the success of this Kickstarter campaign will assure the creators that Argonauts has the reader support to produce more volumes.

REWARDS

In addition to a hard copy of the book, we’ve lined up some unique rewards for various pledge levels including personalized sketches, a rare retailer-incentive copy of a Ghostbusters comic book, American Comic Book Chronicles volumes and participation in a Long Island launch party!

If you choose the “Artist Sketch Reward” level, Robert Saunders will draw you a one character sketch similar to what you see below (you choose the character you want Robert to draw).

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Into the print run, shipping fees, Kickstarter fees and Amazon fees.The production of the book is finished.Any leftover funds will go directly into the production of the next Argonauts book.

Risks and challenges

NONE. Again, the book is already completed: fully written, fully drawn, fully colored and fully lettered. At this point, the only task left to do is prepare files for the printer. That’s it. If you pledge to get this book, and we hit our funding goal, you’re getting the book. Guaranteed!

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    THANK YOU REWARD
    EVERY backer of the Argonauts Kickstarter campaign will have his or her name appear in a special “Gratitude” section that will appear in the book.

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    DIGITAL TIME TRAVELER
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    READER & COLLECTOR
    You will receive a digital PDF copy of the trade paperback as well as a signed copy any issue The Argonauts you choose (available only to this level)!

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    I WANT THE BOOK!
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    I WANT THE BOOK SIGNED!
    You will receive an autographed hard-copy of The Argonauts: Book One, signed with a personalized message from Keith Dallas, as well as the digital PDF

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    CAN I GET A SKETCH?
    Digital PDF of the trade paperback PLUS one character sketch (of your choice) provided by Argonauts artist/co-creator Robert Saunders. (NOTE: This Reward level does NOT include a hard copy of the trade paperback.)

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    AMERICAN COMIC BOOK CHRONICLES REWARD
    Autographed hard copy of The Argonauts: Book One (includes digital PDF of trade paperback) PLUS a hard copy of any one volume of TwoMorrows Publishing’s American Comic Book Chronicles, autographed by series editor Keith Dallas.

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    LONG ISLAND LAUNCH PARTY!
    Autographed hard copy of The Argonauts: Book One. PLUS free dinner during a “Long Island Launch Party” (Note: No alcoholic beverages and donor will be responsible for own transportation to Dave & Busters in Islandia, New York on a pre-determined date.) (Reward limited to 10).

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    CAN I GET A BOOK AND A SKETCH?
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    ORIGINAL ART! Get the PDF of The Argonauts: Book One, a signed hard copy and YOUR CHOICE of original art page from Argonauts #1, #2 or #3 (first come, first serve on page choice)

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    DESIGN A COVER: At this level you will receive a digital PDF, a signed hardcopy of the trade paperback, a sketch of your choice AND a customized cover that YOU design, drawn by Arognauts artist and co-creator Robert Saunders. We do have TWO rules for this cover: 1) It has to feature the Argonauts and 2) it has to be rated PG/PG-13ish... no nudity, no sex, no gratuitous violence. But have you ever wanted your family to be depicted as a super-team? Now is your chance!

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    GHOSTBUSTERS REWARD!
    Autographed hard copy of The Argonauts: Book One (includes digital PDF of trade paperback) PLUS copy of extremely rare, Retailer Incentive version of Ghostbusters: Con-Volution comic book, autographed by writer Keith Dallas (Reward limited to 1).

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