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Special Convention Variant Covers for The Uncanny comic book series.
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**New Pledge Level added.  $1 and get a non-drm digital copy of the serialized Uncanny Kickstarter story.

**New Pledge Level added.  $100 11x14 full color drawing of your child as a Super Hero! or as a 30 inch Fathead**

They are myths, legends, allegory.  They aren't supposed to exist, but they are the only ones who can save our world.

Our world has fallen before and now the darkness has returned. The only thing in it's way is "The Uncanny". A 40 year labor of love.

THIS IS THE COMPLETE STORY OF HOW THE UNCANNY COMES TOGETHER!

Our Heroes

The Zen Brawler. The Voodoo Wildchild. The Faceless Mystery Man. The New Age Oracle. The Master of the Steel Skin Technique. The Psycho Soul. And the Gnostic spirit. They are “The Uncanny”. The Uncanny, is a mystery school of revolutionaries fighting against conformity and spiritual oppression.

The Uncanny Issue #1
The Uncanny Issue #1

In the St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Truly Exceptional, a young lady hasn't been able to sleep for the past 7 years. Her imaginary friend "Gno" visits her every night telling her fantastic stories about the fall of the world, Oracles and The Uncanny. But now she starts to wonder if these stories are true when a character from Gno's stories is admitted to St. E's.

The Uncanny is an ongoing modern day super hero comic book. It's a little bit Matrix, a little bit Doom Patrol and a heaping of every thing fantastic thrown in.  This is a story about finding your place in a world that's no longer normal.  About being the best you can be. Achieving your potential.  The hook is, all of the heroes in The Uncanny have achieved their abilities through discipline, knowledge or strength of will. I have been publishing The Uncanny for the past year at my website: wyldcardstudio.com

The prologue and issues 1 through 6 have been published completing the first story arc showing how the team came together. 

My Story

Ultimately this is about a lifelong love affair. I have been a comic book fan since I was 5 years old. The first comic book I ever read was Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes #201. All my life I've wanted to be a comic book artist. I wasn't like most kids who at one time wanted to be an astronaut or a football player before they settled into what they really wanted to do. Never at any time in my life did I doubt wanting to be a comic book artist. So I pursued it once I graduated from high school. In the "extreme 90s" I actually got to do a little professional work. I did a story in DC Comics Showcase '94. I thought I had my foot in the door, but found that I wasn't able to catch on to any other books. I did some work for Gary Carlson and Big Bang Comics. I had flirtations with plenty of companies that didn't turn into work. So I decided to go into creator owned work and published 1 issue of a sci fi comic called NanoSoup thru Millennium Publishing. As time went by real life and bills made me devote the majority of my time working as a web designer. Comic books had to take a back seat. But how can you ever forget your first love? Comic books, in my humble opinion, is the greatest form of art and storytelling. And I've found that I have to tell my story. To get my creations out there, too. Every time I tried to walk away, comic books called me back. So I am turning the Kickstarter community to help make this dream come true.

Why Kickstarter?

Everyone knows that a big part to creating and selling your comic books is promotions.  The best and most fun thing to do is to attend the many comic book conventions where you can meet and sell directly to the fans.  This is where Kickstarter comes in.  I want to start attending and selling at the conventions and I want to raise money to print up special convention only covers of all of the issues of The Uncanny.  To this date I have publish 7 issues of the story, a book collecting issues 1-3, a book collecting issues 4-6, and a Trade Paperback collecting the entire story.    

All of The Uncanny issues
All of The Uncanny issues

That is, in total, 10 different books I want to print up a print run of 100 copies for each with new covers that can only be bought at the conventions.  And as one of the rewards for backers, they will get copies of the books with a cover that can only be bought through Kickstarter.

Incentives


Commissions:  I work digitally.  I have a Cintiq and I do all my artwork with Photoshop.  I print my commissions on thick bristol board.  The hi res digital file is deleted and I only keep a low res file to put on my website. I sign directly on the printed art. Your commission will never be printed again.

Visit the site at www.wyldcardstudio.com/uncanny

Art from the series

Stretch Goals

If everything goes well, any extra money earned will go towards adding rewards and increasing the print run of the books.  Extra incentive rewards may include things such as trading cards, t-shirts, etc.

Websites

www.wyldcardstudio.com
www.wyldcardstudio.com/uncanny
https://www.facebook.com/williamdhodge
http://billyhodge.deviantart.com/

To follow the update story being published:  The Uncanny Update Story

Interview with William Hodge:  thelotteryparty.com/interviews-william-hodge/

Risks and challenges

All art in the books are done and are printer ready. The Kickstarter Only covers are already laid out and in the process of being inked. If this campaign is successful, the covers will be completed before the deadline. I already have an established relationship with a printer for all custom covers and commission work.

Commission work may take a little longer depending on how many needs to be done and as we all know, life can get in the way sometimes.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Get a Non-DRM (pdf format) of The Uncanny Kickstarter Comic book that was serialized right here at Kickstarter. Also, get your named posted on the "Thank You" page in the book.

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    Package 1:
    In this package you get:
    - Get digital copy of The Uncanny Trade Paperback. 260 pages collecting the entire story. Collects The Uncanny Prologue, The Uncanny issues 1 thru 6, The Uncanny Collection 1 (collects issues 1-3 plus extra material) and The Uncanny Collection 2 (issues 4-6 plus extra material), and also 8 extra story pages.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Package 2:
    In this package you get:
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Package 3:
    In this package you get:
    - A hard copy of The Uncanny's first appearance in The Uncanny Prologue with a special signed Kickstarter Only Cover.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Have your picture appear in the Online Story. On July 29th I will be publishing the 12th page of this story. The Uncanny will be fighting dozens of Guardians with the monitor heads and it will go on for a couple of pages. I need pictures. A lot of them. Anyone who wants to be in the book and receive a copy of the final book can do it for $25. Depending on how many pictures I get, you may appear more than once.

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    Package 4:
    In this package you get:
    - Get the Uncanny Trade Paperback with special Kickstarter only cover which collects the entire story, 260 pages (all 7 issues, both collections).
    - A hard copy of The Uncanny's first appearance in The Uncanny Prologue with a special signed Kickstarter Only Cover.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Package 5:
    In this package you get:
    - A special signed 11x17 Color print of The Uncanny.
    - The Uncanny Trade Paperback with special Kickstarter only cover which collects the entire story, 260 pages (all 7 issues, both collections).
    - A hard copy of The Uncanny's first appearance in The Uncanny Prologue with a special signed Kickstarter Only Cover.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    The Uncanny Villains11x17 Poster Package:

    In this package you get:

    - A special signed 11x17 color print of the villains from The Uncanny series.

    - A special signed 11x17 color print of Package 6:
    In this package you get:
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of the villains from The Uncanny series.
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of The Uncanny.
    - The Uncanny Trade Paperback with special Kickstarter only cover which collects the entire story, 260 pages (all 7 issues, both collections).
    - A hard copy of The Uncanny's first appearance in The Uncanny Prologue with a special signed Kickstarter Only Cover.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Package 7:
    In this package you get:
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers. That's the The Uncanny Prologue, The Uncanny issues 1 - 6, The Uncanny Collection 1, The Uncanny Collection 2, The Uncanny Trade Paperback. The covers of the Prologue and issues 1 - 6 will combine to make one large image of The Uncanny and their villains.
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of the villains from The Uncanny series.
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of The Uncanny.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    Package 8:
    In this package you get:
    - Copy of The Uncanny Covers book. 170 pages of color and black and white covers done for the series.
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers. That's the The Uncanny Prologue, The Uncanny issues 1 - 6, The Uncanny Collection 1, The Uncanny Collection 2, The Uncanny Trade Paperback. The covers of the Prologue and issues 1 - 6 will combine to make one large image of The Uncanny and their villains.
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of the villains from The Uncanny series.
    - A special signed 11x17 color print of The Uncanny.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.
    - Your name will appear on my website on a special "Thank you" page and in the books as a special contributor.

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    I will do a full color 11x14 drawing of your child (or you if you wish) as a super hero. I have a cartoony style I do for DnA: The Hodge Boys. You can see the style here: http://wyldcardstudio.com/?page_id=646.
    You can design the costume and powers or I can do it. Remember, I work digitally, so the work will be printed up on thick bristol board. Add $25 for each additional character.

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    Package 9:
    - Special Omega Edition of The Uncanny Trade Paperback. This will come with a cover specially made for you with your name appearing on the cover. There will never be another copy of this book with this cover. No one else will have this cover. EVER!
    - Everything in package 8

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    Package 10:
    - Special Omega Edition of The Uncanny Collections 1 and 2. These will come with a cover specially made for you with your name appearing on the cover. There will never be another copy of this book with this cover. No one else will have this cover. EVER!
    - Everything in package 9

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    Package 11
    - 16x20 Black and white commission of any character you want, ie Batman, Wolverine, Superman. Whatever character you want.
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers. That's the The Uncanny Prologue, The Uncanny issues 1 - 6, The Uncanny Collection 1, The Uncanny Collection 2, The Uncanny Trade Paperback. The covers of the Prologue and issues 1 - 6 will combine to make one large image of The Uncanny and
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny. That's The Prologue, Issues 1 through 6, Collection 1, Collection 2 and the Trade Paperback.

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    I will do a full color 30 inch drawing of your child (or you if you wish) as a super hero to become a Fathead. I have a cartoony style I do for DnA: The Hodge Boys. You can see the style here: http://wyldcardstudio.com/?page_id=646. You can design the costume and powers or I can do it. If you don't know, these are Fatheads: http://www.fathead.com/.

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    Package 12
    - 16x20 Full Color commission of any character you want, ie Batman, Wolverine, Superman. Whatever character you want.
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny.

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    The Villain Package. Become a villain in The Uncanny. For the duration of this kickstarter campaign, through my updates, I will publish a page (every day if possible) of the latest adventure of The Uncanny. At the end, when the villain is revealed, it can be YOU! Have your likeness on the big "Villain Reveal" at the end of the Updates Story. Also, the story will be collected and printed into a book which you will get 10 copies and you as the villain will be on the cover!

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    Package 13
    - A 16x20 Drawing on board and 11x17 turnaround of your original character. If you are a comic book writing and need to get your character designed and down on paper, this is perfect for you. I even work in an animated style if that is what you prefer. Add $150 for each additional figure you would like to do (16x20 drawing and 11x17 turnaround).
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny.

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    Package 15
    - The Uncanny Prologue one hundred variant covers. I did 100 variant covers for the first appearance of The Uncanny. No one has all 100 covers. Now you can.
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny.

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    Package 16
    - I will draw an 8 page black and white comic book from your story with your characters. It can be any type of story you want except any x-rated stuff. No pornography! If you want to choose this option, feel free to email me to let me know what the content of the story will be first.
    - All issues and books of The Uncanny with signed special Kickstarter only covers.
    - Digital copies of all of the issues of the Uncanny.

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