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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 4 2017

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CHECK OUT THE FULL BLACK AND WHITE PREVIEW OF THE ATOMIC THUNDERBOLT #2 (EXCEPT THE LAST PAGE, BECAUSE SPOILERS!) HERE!

UPDATE: 11/26/2017

Two new reward levels have been added that involve T-Shirts!

 

If you're currently a backer and want the T-Shirt, but don't want to change your pledge level, just add $25 to your pledge and pass me a note!

I've also added a level for original art from #2! This level includes Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2 and a original page from #2. There's just a caveat, if you pledged "Join the Cast" during the first campaign, you'll get the page. Secondly, if you pledged "Background Character" during the first campaign, message me for details about getting that page if you want it. 

Pages will ship a little later than the books, just because I have to get them from Rowel first!

Of course, I realized that you haven't seen the whole book, so I'll be adding a non-colored preview of the ENTIRE book (except the SPOILER last page) for perusal soon!

I’m IPPY Award winning writer Kevin Powers and I’m teaming up with artist Rowel Roque and IPPY Award winning colorist Donna Gregory to continue the revival of the greatest one-hit wonder in comic book history – The Atomic Thunderbolt.

 

The Atomic Thunderbolt came after the height of the early-1940s superhero craze. The war was over, the Cold War had yet to begin and many superhero comics had begun to cease publication while the precursors of Marvel and DC continued to evolve. The atomic age hero made his first and only appearance in “The Atomic Thunderbolt #1” in 1946.

Featured in two stories – one detailing the character’s origin and the other in a slapstick tale with two aloof scientists – The Atomic Thunderbolt disappeared and was never seen again in mainstream comics. In the 71 years since his initial publication by the Regor Company, The Atomic Thunderbolt has achieved a cult status among Golden Age and Public Domain superhero enthusiasts.

READ THE FIRST ISSUE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

The first issue of our revival of The Atomic Thunderbolt served as a homage and direct sequel to the original. We included a reprint of the original stories to allow readers to connect the dots and see how we honored the source material. Now that the first issue is complete and available, it’s time to take The Atomic Thunderbolt on his true journey!

Page from Issue #1
Page from Issue #1

In our first chapter, Former OSS – and soon to be CIA Officer – Jay McPherson tracks down our hero who has recently been spotted all over New York City. Staging a bank robbery, McPherson confronts The Atomic Thunderbolt and extends him an offer to make a real difference.

 

Working with McPherson and a covert squad of commandos, The Atomic Thunderbolt has been tasked with taking out pockets of Nazi resistance that have access to secret weapons and hope to restart the war. 

Unbeknownst to our hero, the Nazis are being coordinated and led by a mysterious man known as The Baron, whose fate is uniquely intertwined with The Atomic Thunderbolt. While taking down the leftover Nazi war machine, our hero discovers a dark secret that McPherson – and the U.S. Government – has kept tightly under wraps.

 

The objective for this campaign is the same as the first. We’re looking to fund the production of The Atomic Thunderbolt #3 and fund a print run of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2. 

The second issue is COMPLETE minus a few pages in need of lettering and some bells and whistles. You may notice our goal is a bit higher for this campaign is a bit higher than the previous one. We’ve worked out a few kinks since the first campaign and we want to make sure we have the funding to provide you with the best possible product. We also had some extra capital invested in the first issue, just in case we didn’t end up continuing the series. 

 

The Atomic Thunderbolt #2 is 28 pages, with line art by Rowel Roque and colors by Donna Gregory. Here’s a rough breakdown of what we’re budgeting:

 

We wanted to keep things relatively simple and get the book into your hands! We do have some cool rewards lined up, including sketch covers, the opportunity to get drawn into the book and more!

    In addition to Rowel's standard cover, Chris Malgrain has returned to provide us with another variant cover, and Patriot-1 artist Dexter Wee tags in for a second variant (to come...). The covers were the last pieces of the puzzle, so please forgive their lack of being finished! 
    In the meantime, check out some more of the fantastic artwork from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2.
Chris Malgrain variant
Chris Malgrain variant

 

Dexter Wee Variant (uncolored)
Dexter Wee Variant (uncolored)

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are always risks that come with campaigns. First and foremost, if we don't get funded, we will retool and try again.

Of course, life happens and that may cause delays with deadlines or shipping rewards, but we're committed to creating a really great story together.

I'm very big about transparency with Kickstarters and I won't BS you of something comes up that may hinder production.

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    Issue 2 PDF!

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    Issue 2 standard edition w/ print

    Get a physical copy of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, plus a 6 x 9 print of the cover.

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    Issue #1 in Print

    - The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 (choice of cover)
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    Issue 2 standard edition, PDF & print

    Get a physical copy AND PDF of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, plus a 6 x 9 print of the cover.

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    2 Copies of Issue 2

    Get TWO physical copies of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, the standard edition and either the Wee or Malgrain cover, plus a 6 x 9 prints of each cover.

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    Issues 1 and 2 in print!

    Choose a cover and get a physical copy of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1, plus the standard edition of of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, plus 6 x 9 prints of each cover.

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    Early Bird Special!

    EARLY BIRD! Get the standard editions print AND PDFs of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2!

    Only 50 spots, ENDS FRIDAY.

    LIMITED TIME ONLY

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    All Issue 2 covers!

    Get all THREE covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, including the standard edition by Rowel Roque and the variants by Dexter Wee and Chris Malgrain.

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    Issues #1 & #2 Print and PDF

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    Digital Universe!

    PDF copies of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2, plus PDF copies of ExtraOrdinary: Catalyst, #1, #2 and #3!

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    Issue 1 Signed & Issue 2

    We have a handful of copies of issue 1 signed by writer Kevin Powers AND issue 1 artist Matt Gaudio. This level gets you a copy of issue 1 signed by both Matt and Kevin, PLUS a print copy of issue 2 (plus the PDF of issue 2)!

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    Atomic T-Shirt

    Comics not your thing? No problem! You can still support the campaign and get this Atomic-powered T-Shirt!

    Just for good measure, we'll toss in the digital copy of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2!

    Sizes S-3XL

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    ExtraOrdinary Universe in Print!

    Get physical copies and PDFs of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 (choice of cover) of #2, PLUS print copies of ExtraOrdinary: Catalyst, #1, #2 and #3!

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    Gear up with The Atomic Thunderbolt T-shirt and print copies of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2!

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    All things Atomic!

    Get all five covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 plus PDF AND all three covers of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, plus PDF

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    Support the writer!

    Get the standard edition of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2, plus the PDFs, and all available issues of ExtraOrdinary, PLUS 176-page IPPY Award-winning graphic novel Patriot-1!

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    Sketch cover

    Get a custom sketch variant w a black & white full figure sketch of your choice of character by Atomic Thunderbolt #1 artist Matt Gaudio
    (You get a standard copy as well)

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    Background extra in #3

    Get the standard edition & PDF of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, PLUS both variants, PLUS get drawn into the third issue as a background character!

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    Art Collector!

    Own an original page from The Atomic Thunderbolt #2!* You'll also receive copies of The Atomic Thunderbolt #1 and #2

    *Excludes pages from "Join the Cast" reward level from the first campaign. If you pledged for "Background Character" from #1, message me for details!

    *Message me for page availability!

    Art will ship Q2 2018.

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    Join the cast in #3!

    Get the standard edition & PDF of The Atomic Thunderbolt #2, PLUS BOTH variants, PLUS get drawn into the third issue in a SPEAKING role with your name listed as a guest star!

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Funding period

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