BONUS ADD-ON UNLOCKED!
WHITE WIDOW #3 - DEADLY MASQUERADE
We're back and better than ever with the next chapter of your favorite female arachnid... White Widow. A lot has happened since we began this journey. With your help, White Widow became the #1 Independent Comic in circulation... surpassing most of the "big two" titles as well! We honestly would have never predicted such love for our leading lady, but we are so incredibly thankful that you all seem to like her as much as we do!
We owe you all for your patience as we ironed out the kinks in our system, and we now have things moving smoothly. In June we rented a dedicated warehouse space of over 3000 sq ft that doubles as office for our fulfillment team. And we hired and staffed a team of full and part time workers to handle sales, fulfillment and customer service. So far we have sent out as many as 220 packages in a single day!
And as you've seen with Issue #2, we didn't simply rest on our laurels. We increased the quality across the board. Thanks to you guys, we were able to literally double down on paper quality (which was already higher than standard) and we took extra time to make certain the artwork and story grew as well.
Now we're here at issue #3. But before we dive too deep into things, let's take a quick look at what you really want to see first and foremost... the covers to Issue #3:
YOU DID IT AGAIN!
Okay... once more you guys did it. You plowed through the initial goal like White Widow's claws through... well... anything. So that means its time for the BONUS ROUND of goodies. Here's the current PUSH GOAL REWARDS:
CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE THINGS -
Many of you are our long-time supporters so at the top we want to address that we are making quite a few changes to how we will be doing this campaign:
1) Duration - For those of you returning, you may notice that instead of a month long campaign, this is much shorter. That is because we have accelerated production and fulfillment time across the board.
2) Production - The artwork is done and it is being sent to pre-press right now to the printer as we launch this kickstarter. Which means that by the time the Kickstarter ends, we will print immediately.
3) Fulfillment - Backer kit is already being built thanks to all we learned on the past two Kickstarters and Indiegogo making this a streamlined process. So there will no longer be waiting for backer kit. As soon as the campaign ends, you will receive your backer kit survey the same day. Within a couple weeks of the end of the campaign, backer kit will then begin to lock because BOOKS WILL ARRIVE AND BEGIN SHIPPING!
4) Costs - Lastly, you may notice that we reduced the costs of the books across the board. We streamlined the number of covers as well, to make for lower costs on package deals! In short, we wanted this to be even easier to pick up. We even lowered our shipping and CGC costs on the back end (which you will see) by negotiating great international rates with Fedex for our larger packages.
NOTE - There also seems to be some confusion regarding the RETAIL EDITIONS vs KICKSTARTER. This campaign is to cover the costs associated with the KICKSTARTER campaign and is in no way to support the retail editions. Retail sales handle those costs and the editions are very different. The Kickstarter books are double in size and cost far more per unit to produce. Instead of thousands upon thousands of each cover, these covers are typically limited runs, making the cost per unit to print and produce much higher. Our artists are well compensated and while it may seem that there is a huge margin on these books, there really isn't. We continue to create these amazing variants to continue to support you guys as much as you support us. That is why we will always strive to innovate. That being said, we hope for the new structure to close the gap in delivery times between the two editions and believe that if any gap exists it will likely be minimal or most likely on retail editions lagging behind.
Now let's take a look at exactly what you can buy in the REWARD TIERS:
ABOUT WHITE WIDOW
For those of you just joining us, Gabrielle Garcia was a typical American girl going to college to follow in her father's footsteps - or so she thought. One night, her father barged into her dorm room, suffering from a fatal gunshot, and injected her with... something. That was the moment she became the White Widow. She barely survived her first issue, and escaped with a thumb drive her father gave her. In the second issue, she learned the truth about her origins and encountered a woman who was literally designed to kill people like her. This only raised more questions, so now she must attend the DEADLY MASQUERADE!
White Widow is a new ongoing comic set in the new "Absolute Comics" Universe. It was created by Jamie Tyndall with Benny Powell. This is the third issue in an ongoing series featuring a hero unlike any other.
The concept and name for the character was first conceived by Jamie Tyndall. Jamie is relatively new to the comics industry, but he's made an immediate impression with his covers for Zenescope , IDW Entertainment, Valiant Entertainment, Lady Death, Contraband, and Stan Lee’s POW Entertainment. He's worked on numerous titles including: GI JOE, Transformers, My Little Pony, TMNT, Archie, Grimm Fairy Tales, Alice in Wonderland, Ninjak, Godzilla, Lady Mechanika and Danger Girl.
The comic itself is written by veteran comics writer, Benny R. Powell, whose credits include years at Marvel Comics, Red Giant, Academy Comics, and now Absolute Comics. He's worked on titles such as X-Men, Fantastic Four, What If..?, Marvel Vision, Robotech and the massively popular webcomic Wayward Sons: Legends and Markiplier comics.
Interior pencils include work from Jamie Tyndall, and a new, amazing talent Iwan Nazif! Iwan got his first international contract as the comic artist from Dark Horse Comics for KULT comic series. This was followed by Mass Effect 2 and 3, also published by Dark Horse Comics. Iwan eventually received a contract to illustrate Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon comic series published by Titan Comics. Now his considerable talents are focused on White Widow alongside Jamie! Iwan's already-awesome talents have grown with each issue!
Here's a SNEAK PEEK at some of the INTERIOR PAGE ART from Issue #3:
Risks and challenges
We have eliminated a lot of the issues we faced in the first two kickstarters, and don't foresee many issues but shipping is always outside our control.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter