WHO WE ARE AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
We'll kick this off by inviting those of you who are familiar with the series to check out this episode of Onrie Kompan's ongoing YouTube show--ONWARD WITH ONRIE! Series Co-Creator David Anthony Kraft comes on for a very special episode to discuss the production process as well as all the awesome stuff you can expect to look forward to in HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1!
Now, for those of you who are new to the series, we recommend that you let us get down to brass tacks first to catch you up to speed! You're still gonna want to hear what DAK and Onrie have to say but we think you'll enjoy the episode much more with some added context.
Over the course of the last eight years, YI SOON SHIN has made waves in the comics and entertainment industry! This series has sold out at over 70 comic book conventions worldwide and has now sold over 85,000 comics and graphic novels! In 2016 and 2017, we completed a challenge of our own machination called the 1500 COMIC BOOK BATTLE at New York Comic-Con. In just 4 days we sold over 1500 comics and graphic novels.
We will take on the challenge again next week at NYCC 2018. What you see in the video below is exactly 1535 comics and graphic novels. Over the course of four days, Onrie will sell every one of them with the help of his Sales Captain Kevin Hines!
YI SOON SHIN is not a monthly comic book title. Each issue comes out when it's ready. In fact, the image below took us a year to produce. Every panel of every page contains an incredible amount of detail. We don't cut corners. Both story and art are handled with great care! We make the best comics and graphic novels that money can buy!
Anybody who has been reading YI SOON SHIN over the years knows that this is a book that is all heart! The team that works on this series has stuck together for nearly a decade in order to bring Admiral Yi's incredible real life story to the world. You can learn more about who’s working on the book by clicking HERE!
If you are new to the series, you can get a great sense of what we're offering by downloading the first three issues for FREE! Just click HERE for the link!
WHY SHOULD YOU BACK YI SOON SHIN: HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1 ON KICKSTARTER?
- The story is fucking epic! This is a limited series based on the true story of Admiral Yi Soon Shin, a Korean naval commander who saved his people from Japanese invasion forces during the Imjin War (1592-1598).
In HUNTER AND DESTROYER, Admiral Yi is back with a vengeance to punish the Japanese samurai for invading his country and to finally settle the score with his sworn enemy--Baron Seo. After the earth shattering events that took place in FALLEN AVENGER, Yi is on the warpath and will not cease until all of his enemies have been obliterated!
This is the sword slashing, ship blasting, dramatic epic you're going to want to see through to the end!
- HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1 will be 24-pages in length and all physical copies will come signed by Series Creator Onrie Kompan.
- We've got ringing endorsements from the biggest names in comics--Stan Lee, Neal Adams, Mark Waid, Gail Simone, Chris Burnham, Darick Robertson, and Kim Jung Gi!
- David Anthony Kraft, the series co-writer and editor has written and edited more comics than you can imagine! Here are just a few of his contributions to comics!
He's worked on everything! SHE-HULK! CAPTAIN AMERICA! SPIDER-MAN! SUPERMAN! SWAMP THING! BATMAN! The list goes on forever! For years, he published COMICS INTERVIEW and interviewed every major name in comics. He also had a very memorable and celebrated run on Marvel's THE DEFENDERS--which is now a TV show on Netflix!
Rumor has it that SHE-HULK is on her way to network television!
- Famous actor Choi Min Sik who starred as Admiral Yi in the film ROARING CURRENTS gave this book a big thumbs up!
- The reviewers love it too! Check out what some of them had to say--
Pop Mythology: "If Warrior and Defender was like Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope then Fallen Avenger is definitely the Empire Strikes Back of this epic—the Japanese empire strikes back, that is."
Robert Sodaro: "This is an amazing and intricately-told tale that — had it contained wizards or dragons — could rival anything written by J.R.R. Tolkien or J.K. Rowling."
Unleash The Fanboy: "The creative team once again comes through, taking Onrie and DAK's words and transforming them into beautiful works of art."
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT?
Our primary goal for this campaign is to raise money to cover our print costs. Anything we raise beyond our goal will be used to pay off any and all production costs strictly associated with HUNTER AND DESTROYER. During the course of this campaign, the creative team will be hard at work and Onrie will be battling on the frontlines of three major comic conventions displaying the great might of YI SOON SHIN--the book that can't be defeated in battle!
We're about halfway done with the latest issue but we need your support to keep everything moving so that we can get this next issue and the issues that follow out to you as soon as possible!
We don't have pie charts but we do have a picture of a box of Choco Pies--a popular Korean snack!
HOW CAN WE REWARD YOU?
Admiral Yi famously won 23 consecutive victories against the samurai invaders. So we've been inspired to offer 23 unbeatable rewards for YOU!
Every pledge includes a digital and/or physical copy of YI SOON SHIN: HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1. This is your chance to pre-order the book and get it hot off the press two months before it gets worked into Onrie's convention arsenal! Read below to see what awesome rewards are included that are new and exclusive to this campaign!
ALL NEW PRINTS
It is with great pride that we introduce the all-new, all-awesome collectible HUNTER AND DESTROYER prints available exclusively for this campaign!
Featuring art by HUNTER AND DESTROYER cover artist Jean Diaz, the VENGEANCE and MALICE prints all come sized at 11.5 x 15. They are perfect for framing and hanging on your wall! Get one for $10 or both for $20!
These prints both come signed by Series Creator Onrie Kompan!
If you plan on making it out to Baltimore Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, or Alamo City Comic-Con over the next few weeks, you can pick up these prints on the spot and have HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1 shipped to your door at no additional cost (for US based backers only).
If you can't make it to any of these shows, don't worry! We'll send your prints along with your copy of the latest book!
COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
New to the series? Get four issues of YI SOON SHIN for just $10 or get all nine issues of the series for just $25! Plus a flat $5, which includes shipping and handling!
If you're familiar with the series but are missing issues, we have a new reward called FILLING IN THE GAP. For just $15, we'll hook you up with whatever issues of the book that you're missing and tack on HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1 for good measure!
Both graphic novels are hardcover books. The WARRIOR AND DEFENDER hardcover features a moving foreword by comics Kingpin Stan Lee and the FALLEN AVENGER hardcover features a foreword by Kyokushin Karate legend and Champion of the 100 Man Fight, Judd Reid.
It comes encased in a custom made box and also features an original art print by Artist Emeritus Giovanni Timpano. On top of that, it includes a limited edition copy of YI SOON SHIN: WARRIOR AND DEFENDER #1 signed by Series Creator Onrie Kompan as well as a signed copy of YI SOON SHIN: HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1!
The coin in its original packaging is retailing for $400 and up online. You can pick this up for a $300 pledge or win it if you're the lucky backer who puts us over $10,000 by the end of this campaign (see below)!
TALES FROM THE CRYPT
In 2016, Onrie and DAK helped relaunch TALES FROM THE CRYPT #1 published by Papercutz. We wrote a terrifying tale that was illustrated by Miran Kim! We have a handful of copies left in stock. Get one of them for just $20 or all four variants for $80! Limited to only five backers.
All books come signed by Onrie himself!
The sooner we make our goal, the sooner we can start unlocking some really cool stuff!
How would you like to see Artist Emeritus Giovanni Timpano (SHADOW/BATMAN, ECLIPSE) draw up a custom Yi Soon Shin sketch designed by YOU! That's right, we're bringing Gio back into the fold to draw Admiral Yi squaring off with a pop culture icon of your choosing!
If we reach our first stretch goal of $4000, the illustration will happen and every backer will get an 8.5 x 11 sized print! If we meet our second stretch goal of $6000, YI SOON SHIN's very own Adriana De Los Santos will color Gio's beautiful art and you'll get a colored print!
Now, for the first time ever, we're offering original art to the lucky backer who puts us over $8000! This beautiful piece of art below is by Artist Emeritus Giovanni Timpano. It is priceless! And it can be yours!
This original art was used as the cover for YI SOON SHIN: WARRIOR AND DEFENDER #4 and is one of our most treasured pieces.
Finally, the lucky backer who puts us over $10,000 will get the YI SOON SHIN coin included with their reward! All that glitters is not gold--it's 2 ounces of solid silver!
Risks and challenges
We are halfway done with YI SOON SHIN: HUNTER AND DESTROYER #1! Our printer has given us the final quote, and we are ready to commence printing as soon as this campaign is fully funded and production on the book is completed! Our deadline to get this book to you is April 2019. We learned a great deal during our previous Kickstarter, which has prepared us for this one! We are ready to fight a victorious battle!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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