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Ylva PublishingBy Ylva Publishing
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Ylva PublishingBy Ylva Publishing
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€3,544
pledged of €3,000pledged of €3,000 goal
74
backers
4days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, May 27 2019 2:39 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Who is Mercy and why do we need her?

The Power of Mercy is a female-fronted project. Based on a novel written by Jamaican-born author, Fiona Zedde, The Power of Mercy tells the story of Mai Redstone, a meta-human torn between her need for vengeance and her family's expectations. Mai is complex, fierce, and haunted. 

She’s the badass lesbian superhero we’ve all been waiting for! 


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What’s the story?

To her family, Mai Redstone is weak. Her shape-shifting power is nowhere near as impressive as their abilities to literally alter the world around them. But when she puts on the costume to become Mercy, a rooftop-climbing chameleon with a thousand disguises and at least nine lives, she feels almost invincible. When a local politician is murdered and the police call Mercy in to help.

Caught between giving a medal to the killer and being forced to find the murderer for her family, Mai must make the difficult choice between family loyalty and self-preservation. 

While Mai struggles with her demons, she connects with Xóchitl, a woman as enigmatic as she is beautiful. Despite herself, Mai finds herself drawn to Xóchitl, and wonders for the first time if love and happiness could be within reach. 

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Why Kickstarter?

The Power of Mercy is published by Ylva Publishing, a female-owned publishing house that focuses on queer women's stories and fights for diversity. We understand how important representation is, and we want to give Mercy a platform where she can shine. That’s where you come in. To create this graphic novel, we need funds for the artists, for the marketing, for the printers, for the shipping. It’s a process that we’re hoping you’ll be a part of.

Risks and challenges

As this is our first attempt at a graphic-novel sized project, we understand the risks of needing to make sure that everyone who contributed has been compensated. We're certain that our built-in audience will love this new venture.

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    HUMAN

    Receive a digital copy of the Power of Mercy graphic novel.

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    META

    Receive a Power of Mercy digital pack - available in pdf, epub & mobi, plus a personal thank you on our credit page.

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    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Novel (digital)
    • A Lover's Mercy (digital)
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    ENFORCER

    Get the graphic novel in paperback PLUS all of the previous rewards and a cool, limited edition sticker set.

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    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Novel (digital)
    • A Lover's Mercy (digital)
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    Maryr

    For all of you ready to rep an important cause, get an Diversity Matters t-shirt plus a print edition of the graphic novel!

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    Sidekick

    So many people have shown interest in our pop figure, so we're offering an AWESOME, limited-edition Mercy funko pop for this reward!

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    COMMANDER

    You'll receive ALL of the previous rewards PLUS a Power of Mercy paperback and its sequel, Love of Mercy, also in paperback.

    PLUS digital copies of Ylva's two other novels in the Superheroine collection: Shattered by Lee Winter and Chasing Stars by Alex K. Thorne.

    Includes:
    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Novel (digital)
    • A Lover's Mercy (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (paperback)
    • Power of Mercy novel (paperback)
    • A Lover's Mercy (paperback)
    • Personal Thank-You on Credits Page
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    • Two Novels from Ylva's Superheroine Collection (digital)
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    SUPERHERO

    In addition to all the other rewards, receive your very own custom Mercy pop figure by Roxie's Custom Funkos.

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    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Novel (digital)
    • A Lover's Mercy (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (paperback)
    • Power of Mercy novel (paperback)
    • A Lover's Mercy (paperback)
    • Personal Thank-You on Credits Page
    • Power of Mercy Character Vinyl Sticker Pack
    • Two Novels from Ylva's Superheroine Collection (digital)
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    SAVIOR

    Our savior package has EVERYTHING! The best part? You get to be a part of the story! Our artists and writers will draw you into our thank you page in the Power of Mercy graphic novel.

    Includes:
    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Novel (digital)
    • A Lover's Mercy (digital)
    • Power of Mercy Graphic Novel (paperback)
    • Power of Mercy novel (paperback)
    • A Lover's Mercy (paperback)
    • Personal Thank-You on Credits Page
    • Power of Mercy Character Vinyl Sticker Pack
    • Two Novels from Ylva's Superheroine Collection (digital)
    • Custom Mercy Funko Pop
    • Guest Appearance in Graphic Novel
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