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Miami's Newest Teenage Superhero has a Weakness for Pretty Girls… Literally.

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So, What's EPIC All About?

After a freak experiment gives teenager Eric Ardor incredible powers, he does what you would do...he puts on a costume and becomes EPIC! Super strength, speed, flight, optic blasts…it’s a fanboy's dream come true. Unfortunately, he's just discovered he has one weakness...pretty girls! While most boys his age lose their cool around the hotties, EPIC loses his powers! Living in Miami, home to the zaniest super-villains AND the most bikinis per capita in America, it’s gonna be a problem…

EPIC #1 is a super-sized 32-page pilot issue for the series created by ComixTribe Publisher Tyler James (The Red TenOxymoron) and artist Matt Zolman.

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I unabashedly LOVE this book. There is something that delights me on every single page, as EPIC is loaded with everything I love about comic books.  But don't take my word for it...download a ten-page sample right now!

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More About The Book

EPIC has been a true labor of love for Matt and I. Also helping us bring EPIC #1 to life is artist Fico Ossio (Critter), inker Vic Moya (THE RED TEN), color artists Arsia Rozegar (Incredible Hulk, Iron Man) assisted by Katrina Joyner, and editor Steve Forbes (The Red Ten, The Standard.) 

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What Are the EPIC Incentives for Backers?

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Why Kickstarter?

Matt and I have been working on EPIC for a long time, and now that the pilot issue is finally complete, we can't wait any longer to get it out to as many readers as possible. With the help of Kickstarter and backers like you, we’ll be able to do a high quality offset print run, and deliver a premium comic directly to the readers who want it most.

How will the Kickstarter funds be used?

EPIC #1 is completed and all production costs have been paid for. The funds raised by this Kickstarter will be used to help us produce a premium offset print run, to deliver a EPIC-quality product. Funds raised above our goal will help pay for fulfillment costs such as shipping, and the cost of other campaign merchandise.   

>>>EPIC #1 Gets a FOIL EMBOSSED COVER at $4,000<<<

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

I sincerely thank you for considering backing this project. While every creative project has its share of challenges, I’ve taken the following steps to mitigate the risk associated fulfilling this project:

1) EPIC #1 is completely finished! This project is focused solely on funding the book's printing by our friends at Trivision.

2) Our printer is reliable! We’re working with Trivision, a well-respected print shop that does books for Image, IDW, Th3rdWorld Studios and more. To date, ComixTribe has printed more than 10,000 copies of comic books with Trivision, and they’ve never let us down.

3) This isn’t my first Kickstarter Rodeo! Last year, I Kickstarted the Oxymoron Volume 1 Hardcover, and had a blast doing it. I learned a lot during that experience, and have even been asked to speak at comic conventions about how to run a crowdfunding campaign. Today, I have an even better handle on what it takes to fulfill a Kickstarter project now.

FAQ

  • You're right, there is no pledge reward for a single physical copy of EPIC #1. This is for two reasons. First, the cost of packing and shipping a single issue is expensive...especially when you're talking shipping overseas. I hate charging so much for a floppy. However, adding an extra copy cuts the per issue shipping cost down significantly, meaning a greater % of your pledge will go to product, and not the post office! It's better value for backers, and better helps the project. And the second reason is that we're proud of this book, and want to get as many copies out into the world as possible. So, giving every backer at least two copies, one for your collection, and one to share (if you so choose), seemed like a great way to do that.

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  • Yes! While we released a New York Comic Con Preview Edition of EPIC #1 a while back, that was a limited run of just 100 copies, and only contained the first 20 pages of the 32 page pilot issue. This campaign is for the full-issue. The book has been remastered, with new covers, and a dozen pages never before printed.

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  • The hard copy will be 32 pages, the standard size of a floppy...although unlike most comics you buy, all 32 pages will be story...no ads!

    There are three versions of the hard copy floppy - the standard cover, the Kickstarter exclusive, and the artist edition. To get a close look at all three, check out this update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tylerjamescomics/epic-a-superteen-action-comedy/posts/608301

    The Digital Director's Cut will include the same 32 pages, plus a ton of backmatter...concept sketches, scripts, notes, some pin-ups, etc.

    All backers $5 and up will receive the Digital Director's Cut, and it will be sent out the minute the campaign ends!

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    SIGNED POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT: You'll get a signed EPIC postcard thanking you for your support mailed to your door, along with a DRM-Free EPIC #1 DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF, containing the full 32 page story, plus more than 40 pages of scripts, sketches, concept drawings, and Kickstarter Exclusive digital extras...and you'll get it the minute the campaign ends! (Also included with any pledge above $5.)

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    TWO SIGNED COPIES of EPIC #1: Get two (2) copies of EPIC #1 (Standard Cover)...one to keep and one to share! Includes the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF.

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    THE EPIC PACK - KS EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL!: Get one signed copy of the EPIC #1 Kickstarter Exclusive Cover, only available through Kickstarter, and two signed copies of the EPIC #1 standard cover. Also includes a set of EPIC ROGUES GALLERY PRINTS, the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF.

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    EPIC / OXYMORON 2nd Chance Pack - Contains two signed copies of EPIC #1 Standard + a signed copy of the OXYMORON vol. 1 hardcover.

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    EPIC RETAILER PACK - Includes 8 copies of EPIC #1 Standard Edition Cover and 8 copies of EPIC #1 Kickstarter Exclusive Cover. (This pledge is available to comic book retailers only, and limited to just 50 backers.)

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    EPIC #1 ARTIST EDITION SPECIAL - Includes all three version of EPIC #1: The super limited Artist Edition Sketch Cover (limited to 100) with an original sketch by the EPIC creators, two signed copies of the standard edition of EPIC #1, and a signed copy of EPIC #1 KS Exclusive edition. Also includes the set of EPIC ROGUES GALLERY PRINTS, the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF. (Limited to just 20 backers.)

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    COMIC BOOK HISTORY OF COMICS PACK - get comic superstar FRED VAN LENTE and RYAN DUNLAVEY's COMIC BOOK HISTORY of COMICS trade collection, signed by both creators, featuring an EPIC themed sketch by DUNLAVEY. Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    EPIC MORNING GLORIES PACK - Get Morning Glories Vol. 1 Trade Paperback, with a gorgeous Sintress sketch by series artist Joe Eisma! Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    EPIC / WEBCOMICS ALLIANCE PACK - Get all three volumes of Zorphbert & Fred by Dawn Griffin, each featuring a hilarious EPIC-themed sketch by Dawn, and a copy of the 1977 The Comic one shot by Byron Wilkins, also signed with sketch. Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    EPIC/ AVENGELYNE PACK - Get the Avengelyne Hardcover by Image Comics, Mark Poulton & Owen Gieni, signed and with an EPIC-themed sketch by Mark Poulton. Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    COMIXTRIBE NEW YORK COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE PACK - Missed the New York Comic Con? No problem! Get a premium ComixTribe T-shirt and a copy of the super limited NYCC Exclusive SCAM: Pint One Shot, signed by (Joe Mulvey, John Lees, Alex Cormack, and Tyler James) and PINT's Pint Glass, with an etched SCAM emblem. These nearly sold out on the floor, but I saved a few for EPIC backers. You'll also get EVERYTHING found in the $25 EPIC PACK - two signed copies of the standard edition of EPIC #1, and a signed copy of EPIC #1 KS Exclusive edition. Also the set of EPIC ROGUES GALLERY PRINTS, the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF.

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    EPIC SKULL KICKERS PACK - Get Skull Kickers Treasure Trove Vol. 1 Hard Cover, with a killer Thunder God sketch by series artist Edwin Huang! Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    EPIC STUFF OF LEGEND PACK - Get The Stuff of Legend Omnibus 1 Hard Cover, with an adorable EPIC-Pooh sketch by series artist Charles Paul Wilson, III! Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC Pack - EPIC #1 KS exclusive, 2 copies of Standard edition, copy of the postcard, all signed + Digital Directors Cut!

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    EPIC/ OXYMORON DELUXE ARTIST EDITION PACK - Contains everything in the $25 EPIC PACK, plus the OXYMORON Volume 1 "Jam Cover" Variant (Only 150 Printed) with an artist edition sketch inside, and a tip-in plate SIGNED BY ALL 10 OXYMORON ARTISTS! It took a full year to collect all those signatures, but they're available now in super limited numbers.

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    EPIC COMIC CREATORS WORKSHOP PACK - Get two Lean Into Art Workshops by Tyler James [Rack My Book! – Successful Micro-distribution Strategies of a Maverick Independent Comic Book Publisher & Absolute Con-Sense: 50 Strategies to Double Your Fun, Triple Your Contacts, and Quadruple Your Profits at Your Next Comic Book Convention] + a 30 minute Skype call or 60 minute online chat session with Tyler James to discuss YOUR comic projects. Also includes everything in the $25 EPIC pack: EPIC #1 Kickstarter Exclusive Cover, only available through Kickstarter, and two signed copies of the EPIC #1 standard cover + set of EPIC ROGUES GALLERY PRINTS, the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF.

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    EPIC #1 ORIGINAL ART PACK - Own a piece of EPIC! Choose a piece of original art by Matt Zolman, inked by Vic Moya on 11x17 bristol board. Backers will get to select their page on a first back, first choice basis. This pledge also includes all three versions of EPIC #1: The super limited Artist Edition Sketch Cover (limited to 100) with an original sketch by Tyler James, two signed copies of the standard edition of EPIC #1, and a signed copy of EPIC #1 KS Exclusive edition. Also includes the set of EPIC ROGUES GALLERY PRINTS, the signed POSTCARD + DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S CUT PDF.

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