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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Alt★Hero launch


Alt★Hero is go on Freestartr. We apologize in advance for any inadvertent mass triggerings that may result from the release of this video. You'll want to check out the campaign every day, because we will be adding a new page, as well as additional character art, on a daily basis. The video can be watched here as well.

On the production side, those of you who are Voxiversity supporters may be pleased to note that this video was produced by the Voxiversity producer. Also, for both campaigns, be sure to provide us with your emails so we can get in contact with you and provide you with the relevant information and digital products.

UPDATE Four hours. Four freaking hours! That's how long it took to fully fund Alt★Hero by 242 backers, which is now officially green-lighted. Someone told me that it would be fully funded on the first day and I did not believe them, although the five thousand angry tweets by Comics SJWs in response to one image of Rebel did make me wonder.

So, thank you all, and rest assured that together, we will Make Comics Great Again and have a great deal of fun in the process.

We'll figure out how to accept one-offs and additional orders over the weekend. For foreign backers, don't worry about the US forms. Just cram everything into the US form, including your country. Freestartr will fix that, but in the meantime that will work.

Rebel wasn't really expecting to have to get ready quite so quickly....


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Anonymous Andrew E. September 28, 2017 8:17 PM  

Outstanding

Blogger SmockMan September 28, 2017 8:17 PM  

That is incredible. Great job.

Blogger Ken Prescott September 28, 2017 8:32 PM  

Love it!

Anonymous ComicFan September 28, 2017 8:35 PM  

Nothing physical until you buy the omnibus? Yo TPD is for after the comic is successful enough to warrant it. How can I trigger people if I can't buy 20 copies of issue one and share them!

Blogger Tallen September 28, 2017 8:40 PM  

In my FreeStartr profile I can see the number of backers and amount raised but it's not showing up on the main campaign page.

Anonymous Ervin Huntley September 28, 2017 8:46 PM  

@5: Refreshing worked for me.

Anonymous Viiidad September 28, 2017 8:46 PM  

Alt-Awesome.

Anonymous MMX2010 September 28, 2017 8:46 PM  

I love that video.

The slogan, "Stories, not social justice", is perfect.

Blogger Lovekraft September 28, 2017 8:47 PM  

Shipping only has State and Zip Code.
Can I put in my Canadian address?

Anonymous madpiper September 28, 2017 8:48 PM  

Placed my order!

Anonymous ComicFan September 28, 2017 8:48 PM  

I wish (yeah no one cares I know)...

That you could a la cart shit, or add on stuff at the end. I'd be willing to buy the statue (if I could see it and it didn't suck) but I don't want a paper TPD. I do want the paper issue #1. I usually prefer the hard cover but won't spring that kind of coin with out a lot more details. Is this Absolute Sandman quality, or There Will Be War I/II hardcover quality?

Someone needs to market the fuck out of each of the options. So far all we have is "special hardcover cover" and "resin statue".

I'm torn and will probably just throw cash at you guys because I love the concept and where this is heading but on the other hand I do order a lot of shit from diamond via dcbservice.com and I want you guys to succeed and to do that you have to get product into hands and $30 is a bit steep.

thanks and keep kicking ass you are DOING SOMETHING positive

Blogger rememberthe5th September 28, 2017 8:49 PM  

This^

Blogger Lovekraft September 28, 2017 8:51 PM  

Going to order the TPB with the digital version (which I won't end up needing/using).

ANY CHANCE you could have my copy autographed?

Blogger VD September 28, 2017 8:51 PM  

Someone needs to market the fuck out of each of the options. So far all we have is "special hardcover cover" and "resin statue".

We'll sort that sort of stuff out when we can. Remember, Freestartr is brand new, so some of the options you would like simply don't exist. Just be specific in letting us know what you would like to see available, and we'll look into it.

Anonymous DissidentRight September 28, 2017 8:52 PM  

Quality.

Anonymous Gurpgork September 28, 2017 8:52 PM  

Supported! Congrats on a massive start, getting close to 20% funded already.

Blogger JACIII September 28, 2017 8:54 PM  

I'm in for the paperbacks. You should do one of these for QM.....

Anonymous Gurpgork September 28, 2017 8:55 PM  

"Just be specific in letting us know what you would like to see available, and we'll look into it."

The option to buy add-on's.
for example: supporting the 150$ tier and then being able to add on the omnibus hardcover.(For a small fee)

Anonymous ComicFan September 28, 2017 8:56 PM  

I'm going to throw in for the hardcover. Hopefully a pic of the statue or a prototype before the funding 30 days ends. Then ability to add the statue, shirt, etc if you have already funded. I do this a lot whenever animeigo does a kickstarter.

The ability to add does not have to be through freestartr either, I'm happy to do that via email or whathaveyou. After this I'd love to see a single issue printing. Keep on winning.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 28, 2017 8:56 PM  

I really liked a lot of the "animated comic book" effects in the video. Nicely done.

Also, I love the deep cut of Linus Pauling getting a 3rd Nobel. That's great. The world building is really interesting. I'm assuming the "EU" in this context is going to be an explicit German Empire? (Not that the current one isn't, but just asking.)

This should be fun. I guess we now know why they've been spazzing so hard in your Twitter feed. This is some clear shots at what the X-Men became.

Oh, and since I know too much about this, there are going to be some people really freaking picky about a Resin Statue and it's quality & design.

Blogger Cmate September 28, 2017 8:58 PM  

Vox, haven't read a comic in 45 years and I just made a small contribution. When I saw the round up of the illegal alien I was hooked. Can't wait!

Anonymous CoolHand September 28, 2017 8:58 PM  

I'm in (for a wee bite and a paperback).

At the rate that the pledges are coming now, I'd guess you'll have your coin in less than two weeks. It was just under four grand when I ran mine through, less than twelve hours in.

Hope it goes well for you Vox.

Anonymous ComicFan September 28, 2017 8:59 PM  

Oh cool, you can use bitcoin. I may have to try that next time.

Blogger VD September 28, 2017 9:01 PM  

The option to buy add-on's.
for example: supporting the 150$ tier and then being able to add on the omnibus hardcover.(For a small fee)


I'll talk to the guys about it tomorrow. It may already be in there, but I don't know how to do it yet. We'll figure it out. It's not rocket science and we can use the Castalia store if need be.

Anonymous Alt★Editor September 28, 2017 9:09 PM  

"Some scientists believe Home[sic] Sequens to be a consequence of the advent of atomic weapons, others consider it to be an indicator of alien intervention. "

Found a typo.

Anonymous Sunderr September 28, 2017 9:13 PM  

Are the rewards only available for people in the US? there's no way to put the complete information for people outside of the US, and I'd like to give 150 to support this.

Anonymous Alt★Editor September 28, 2017 9:13 PM  

"Regardless, what is clear regardless is that Homo Sequens is real, that it is rare, and that its individual members are invaluable to the government, or private organization, that can effectively harness their wide range of talents."

This sentence as a whole is a bit clunky, but the double regardless needs to go, regardless.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother September 28, 2017 9:15 PM  

Oh. my. God.

I had a Wolverine poster on my wall in high school.

Blogger VD September 28, 2017 9:18 PM  

Are the rewards only available for people in the US? there's no way to put the complete information for people outside of the US, and I'd like to give 150 to support this.

No. We'll get that straightened out soon.

Anonymous Matt S September 28, 2017 9:18 PM  

Already over 25% of the way there. Nice!

Blogger MJ Meyers September 28, 2017 9:18 PM  

The hard cover volume is the way to go! I'd like to buy 2 so I can give one as a gift though. I know people that this would be the perfect gift for.

Blogger Starboard September 28, 2017 9:19 PM  

This looks really good! I'm no artist, but I hear from the twitter critics that hands are difficult to draw and that unskilled artists avoid drawing them. The Paris Antifa Riot artwork disproves the "hack" insult.

25. Alt*Editor-- Welcome to the Alt-Write!

Anonymous Prionyx September 28, 2017 9:19 PM  

Also supported! (More details on the Rebel figurine, please)

I thought I couldn't possibly be the first supporter an hour after you announced it; FreeStartr is showing 0 backers far.

Blogger Edwin Boyette September 28, 2017 9:25 PM  

In for $75 - get this going! Comics have sucked for the past two decades, MACA!

Blogger Al From Bay Shore September 28, 2017 9:26 PM  

YO!!!!! I just peeped the video on YouTube. This is gonna trigger maaaaaaad SJWs! The video looks official. I've a deep feeling deep down inside that the SJWs never expected this. They probably were likely to not have anticipated a video trailer of this quality. I'm gonna break out the kettle corn, bacon grease, and hot sauce and head of to Twitter. Oh, I contributed. I wish you dudes all the luck in the world. I want this to blow up like WuTang did in the 1990s!

Blogger Tank September 28, 2017 9:28 PM  

Fun, I mean FUN !

Blogger Ostar September 28, 2017 9:32 PM  

Backed.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 28, 2017 9:35 PM  

Still not showing pledges or a total on the landing page. You just know that this will be on twitter tomorrow as "yet another failure".

Blogger SouthRon September 28, 2017 9:38 PM  

Freestartr typo alert: HomE Sequens

Anonymous Matt S September 28, 2017 9:41 PM  

@38

It's showing up fine for me on desktop (Windows 7, Chrome).

It's at $0 on my iphone though (safari, brave too)

Anonymous Donator September 28, 2017 9:43 PM  

Made my donation.

Here you go.

Anonymous Anonymous September 28, 2017 9:44 PM  

Oh my. The needle on the trigger-o-meter is spinning wildly. This video was epic.

I'm French so I'm used to the physical dimensions of hardcover comics here. Will this be in a US comic format (smaller)? Or european format (closer to A4)?

Will the formats be different for hardcover and paperback?

Just saying. Pimp up the product descriptions, this is gonna sell like hotcakes... I'm going for hardcover myself.

Anonymous DissidentRight September 28, 2017 9:45 PM  

+50% funded, someone just dropped 5,000. :-D

At the previous rate of $93/min, could be fully backed in another ~2 hours.

Anonymous CoolHand September 28, 2017 9:45 PM  

As the guy who runs the Panda Cafe two towns over would say, "Hory Shrit!"

Already past the halfway point.

I knew this project would go, I just didn't think it'd do it all in one day.

REEEE's audible from orbit indeed.

Blogger roughcoat September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

It was a bit slow updating but it's displaying properly for me now. Already halfway there, damn.

Blogger M. Bibliophile September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

I left mainstream comics 20 years ago in favor of independent web stuff. There are maybe three I would gladly shell out money for. This is one of them, and that's just based on the strength of the art and the story synopsis. I am REALLY looking forward to reading this!

Blogger Tino September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

Very nice

Anonymous Ervin Huntley September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

I can't see the tally on my phone (Galaxy S5), but it updates on my PC (Windows 10) when I refresh. Half way there already! AWESOME.

Blogger pdwalker September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

On the production side, those of you who are Voxiversity supporters may be pleased to note that this video was produced by the Voxiversity producer.

Can't be. There's no cats.

Blogger The Observer September 28, 2017 9:46 PM  

Made a donation.

Blogger weka September 28, 2017 9:47 PM  

Get a non USA address up so you can take my money... and I usually hate comics not drawn by St Frank.

Blogger Cetera September 28, 2017 9:48 PM  

Hour and a half in, and more than 50% of the goal is already funded. Wow.

$13,240
129 backers

Anonymous Anonymous September 28, 2017 9:50 PM  

Outstanding work....both to the Alt-Hero creators/producers and to all its supporters!

Keep it up!

RD Miksa

Blogger The Observer September 28, 2017 9:50 PM  

Small addendum, extra interested because of the Singapore Superhuman Treaty and how my country will be portrayed.

Instant sell at that point.

Anonymous Anonymous September 28, 2017 9:52 PM  

Not only that, it's already half funded while the form has no "Country" field, so only people from the USA can contribute!


Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother September 28, 2017 9:54 PM  

A film noir style QM story graphic novel featuring Graven Tower and Hildy would kill.

Blogger Junius Stone September 28, 2017 9:55 PM  

I'm in. Want the books and figure.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore September 28, 2017 9:58 PM  

This is out of control! It's more than half funded. The "ish" is gonna hit the fan tomorrow. I cannot wait! Thanks for making Friday greater than it usually is.

Blogger James Dixon September 28, 2017 10:00 PM  

$15 donation for the digital edition. I'd do more, but it's money. :(

Anonymous VFM #7391 September 28, 2017 10:00 PM  

It's showing $13,605.00, er $13,650.00, er $13,750.00 when you log and hit refresh, but $0 in the public space.

The speed of the donations should be causing rabbit paralysis all over Twitter, but they can't see it.

Anonymous Gurpgork September 28, 2017 10:02 PM  

"Not only that, it's already half funded while the form has no "Country" field, so only people from the USA can contribute!"
I just added my country in the 'place' field. It seems to accept European addresses just fine.

Blogger Wanderer September 28, 2017 10:08 PM  

I'm just happy to be able to see SJWs screech autistically again.

Blogger Justin Bailey September 28, 2017 10:08 PM  

@58 Yeah I showed a few friends, but they are leery of the freestartr website and it showing $0.00 raised. Fortunately I have 30 days to work on them.

Blogger Clint September 28, 2017 10:08 PM  

JACIII wrote:I'm in for the paperbacks. You should do one of these for QM.....
I have asked Markku about this, but he was not optimistic.

This might be a good time for a volunteer (with artistic ability) to step up.

Blogger Markku September 28, 2017 10:11 PM  

Yes, graphic novels are pretty damn hard to make and take a LONG time. So, this is not going to be just "hey, let's find us an artist to make us a graphic novel of book X". The only way this could conceivably happen is if someone has already been looking for the opportunity to make one and already has the skills.

Blogger weka September 28, 2017 10:16 PM  

Backed: just put your nation where the state line is and it works.

Blogger weka September 28, 2017 10:18 PM  

It's showing $13,605.00, er $13,650.00, er $13,750.00 when you log and hit refresh, but $0 in the public space.

The speed of the donations should be causing rabbit paralysis all over Twitter, but they can't see it.


You assume that is a bug. It is a feature. It means that the funding is done by the ilk, and the control remains with the Dread Lord.

Trust me, they will be triggered.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable September 28, 2017 10:19 PM  

I like all the artwork to date, but that third guy (the more realistic look on the cover with the tank) absolutely kills. Almost an Alex Maleev / Michael Lark look. Looking forward to a bunch of pages at that level of quality. Are the artists going to use their real names?

Blogger lowercaseb September 28, 2017 10:20 PM  

@VD...I gotta ask. Did you do the music to the videos? I'm loving the pounding drums and 90s industrial vibe...

Blogger Al From Bay Shore September 28, 2017 10:21 PM  

It's teetering on the edge of 15 grand.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore September 28, 2017 10:22 PM  

@67 I've been wondering the same thing as well.

Anonymous Twitter September 28, 2017 10:22 PM  

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Blogger Wanderer September 28, 2017 10:25 PM  

Any plans for a anime bodypillow of Rebel as one of the prizes?

Blogger MendoScot September 28, 2017 10:26 PM  

Heh, heh, heh...

His Obsidianestship has given us BONES!

All he asks are skulls.

Blogger Junius Stone September 28, 2017 10:26 PM  

Going for the weeaboo dollar there?

Blogger Michael Maier September 28, 2017 10:27 PM  

$15000 in a day. Yeah... NO MARKET.

Blogger Howard Stone September 28, 2017 10:27 PM  

I'd be interrsted to learn more about the alternative history, it's implications and consequences and so forth.

Blogger Michael Maier September 28, 2017 10:27 PM  

And I did have to hit "REFRESH" to see it jump from $0.00.

Blogger Michael Maier September 28, 2017 10:28 PM  

I'm in on payday (next Friday). Not sure which level but at least $75.

Blogger James Dixon September 28, 2017 10:29 PM  

> Any plans for a anime bodypillow of Rebel as one of the prizes?

http://www.snapmade.com/design/21__x_60__body_pillow_case_%28dakimakura%29-150106024228-1

Blogger ZaijiaN September 28, 2017 10:31 PM  

Oh man, i'm going to have to try and remember all my toons from City of Heroes... having a backer level to create your own regular character is a fantastic idea.

Maybe I'll bring the NRAmerican to life!

Anonymous Causal Lurker September 28, 2017 10:32 PM  

I felt a disturbance, as if a million SJWs all REEEEEEEEEEEEE'd at once, and then whimpered eternally ....

It made me feel so good, to back the right heroes for a change.

Query: are the new skulls any use for ball passing drills as agility builders?

Anonymous Avalanche September 28, 2017 10:34 PM  

Posted on my fakebook pages. Along with the Dynamique page from FreeStartr and this:

Alt*Hero launches today on FreeStartr!
https://freestartr.com/project/althero/
I'm supporting it -- how about you?
MCGA: Make COMICS great again!!

Then commented on my own post:
(Can you believe?! The SJWs who have taken over "mainstream" comics have actually made THOR -- a Norse HERO -- into a WOMAN!?!? Go to FreeStartr and read up on how the new comic series will be: STORIES first, "social justice" ...uh...not at all! Support Alt Media!)

Two vastly different groups; both would benefit!

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable September 28, 2017 10:34 PM  

$15000 in a day. Yeah... NO MARKET.

$15000 in TWO AND A HALF HOURS. Fixed that for you.

Anonymous Avalanche September 28, 2017 10:35 PM  

p.s., the video is SUPERB! And superbly done!

Anonymous Raker Tooth September 28, 2017 10:40 PM  

$15,700 @ 10:39 PM E.S.T.

Anonymous Durandel September 28, 2017 10:40 PM  

I don't read comics. I still bought in at the $30 and would do more if I could.

The triggering has been glorious so far, and will only get better. Join the cause!

Blogger Junius Stone September 28, 2017 10:41 PM  

At this rate...in 24 hours, bet you it will it 30k min.

Anonymous Avalanche September 28, 2017 10:44 PM  

@58 "The speed of the donations should be causing rabbit paralysis all over Twitter, but they can't see it."

They'll see it -- they'll FEEL it, when Alt* Hero is fully funded by this time tomorrow night!

When I 'joined' (hours ago!) the total was, like, $3,200... Just checked and it's up over $15k!! (I actually cheered. I'm alone in my house and I cheered out loud!)

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable September 28, 2017 10:44 PM  

Would that be THE Chuck Dixon who just kicked in $150, I wonder?

Blogger Al From Bay Shore September 28, 2017 10:50 PM  

I'm posting this video on the #MakeMineMilkShake and #SJWMarvel hashtags.

Blogger Quilp September 28, 2017 11:03 PM  

Just had to get the shirts too.

Blogger SmockMan September 28, 2017 11:05 PM  

5343 Kinds of Deplorable wrote:Would that be THE Chuck Dixon who just kicked in $150, I wonder?

I saw that. It is very likely since he is one of like 2 open conservatives who are doing comics.

Anonymous happy feelings September 28, 2017 11:20 PM  

https://freestartr.com/profile/voxday/

Most current total is there. There does appear to be a lag on the actual freestartr on some browsers. (On Chrome myself and there's a lag of several thousand dollars).

Anonymous Raker Tooth September 28, 2017 11:25 PM  

As per the request from the other thread:
The REEEEE heard round the world:
http://restore.twoedgegraphics.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/reeee.jpg

Blogger James Dixon September 28, 2017 11:25 PM  

> At this rate...in 24 hours, bet you it will it 30k min.

It's already very close to $20K.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( i'm sorry you raped Andrea Dworkin and i disavow your Patriarchal Cisheteronormative Bourgeois Consciousness in shame ) September 28, 2017 11:27 PM  

i think ... this is just a supposition, mind you ... i think i might hear a little bit of bass processing in that voiceover.


72. MendoScot September 28, 2017 10:26 PM
His Obsidianestship has given us BONES!
All he asks are skulls.



silly minion.

you're supposed to have your own bones once you show obeisance by gifting the Dark Lord the skull of your kill.

waste not, want not.

if necessary, DavidtheGood can give you tips on mulching the soft tissues.

Blogger Dave September 28, 2017 11:27 PM  

Somebody just popped for $2500 wants that cameo.

Approaching 80% of target at $19855

Blogger Justin Bailey September 28, 2017 11:31 PM  

I'm always leery of the anonymous big donations, could just be some dumbass with a fake/stolen credit card "trolling". However, seems like the project will easily surpass the $25,000 goal even without those.

Blogger weka September 28, 2017 11:32 PM  

You will make the stretch goals easily at this rate. 19K now.

Blogger lowercaseb September 28, 2017 11:35 PM  

If I wasn't getting audited I'd spring the 5k to bring Rhett Khan to life...but I don't think he'd fit the realistic tone of the stories.

Still, I'm happy as a clam to get the comics, have the statue to gift to my Carolina buddy and be part of the winning AGAIN.

Blogger Dire Badger September 28, 2017 11:39 PM  

off topic:
Breaking. The Hef is dead.

It would mean something if he hadn't given his rag to his SJW ex half a decade ago.

Anonymous qualitarian six pan September 28, 2017 11:42 PM  

Contributed my mite. You're another fifty bucks closer to the goal.

Blogger Dave September 28, 2017 11:46 PM  

$20,905.00

Anonymous Durandel September 28, 2017 11:48 PM  

This is fantastic. Looks like it may reach the $25k goal in the next hour. I see $20,905 posted.

VD, at what time did the freestartr page go live? It looks like you'll have this funded in under 6 hours.

Blogger Markku September 28, 2017 11:49 PM  

It's been 3.5 hours now

Anonymous CPEG September 28, 2017 11:51 PM  

Starboard wrote:25. Alt*Editor-- Welcome to the Alt-Write!

That's just a rebranding of Grammar Nazis.

Blogger roughcoat September 28, 2017 11:51 PM  

I'll be in for $150 in a couple days. You know... if you buggers haven't snapped up all the Rebel figurines already. Which is probably what's going to happen at this rate.

In other news, #AltHero is no longer showing up in autocomplete for me on twitter. It was an hour ago.

Blogger John Cunningham September 28, 2017 11:54 PM  

VFM 424 here--I'm in for 30 semoleons, all I can afford.

Anonymous happy feelings September 28, 2017 11:57 PM  

Ok this is interesting for Chrome users. THIS is the most updated total.
https://freestartr.com/projects/category/comics/

That's weird. It could just be browser quirkiness.

Blogger Wolfman at Large September 29, 2017 12:01 AM  

Normal day on my blog 25-30 views. Today 780!

Blogger Dave September 29, 2017 12:09 AM  

$24,220.00

@happy feelings the number keeps changing; why keep posting that link?

Anonymous Anonymous September 29, 2017 12:09 AM  

I jumped in with my $75 about 20 minutes ago.

OMG. It just hit $24k with someone throwing in another cameo. It's gonna hit the goal in the next 5-10minutes.

Blogger Junius Stone September 29, 2017 12:10 AM  

Is it possible to run out of REEEEEEEEEEEEs? We are going to find out.

Blogger Dave September 29, 2017 12:18 AM  

99% there but only 29 days to go...

Blogger Wolfman at Large September 29, 2017 12:21 AM  

If the winning happens any faster I might start REEEEEing myself.

Damn this is happening fast!

Anonymous happy feelings September 29, 2017 12:22 AM  

I posted different links because I get a different total depending on which link I follow. The lowest is when I go to the direct freestartr, the highest is when I go to the category link and vox's page listing all his freestartrs is in the middle. For example the most recent I'm seeing is 21415 on the "comics" listing. But vox's page has 19something and the main page has almost 15k. Since I'm on Chrome, I thought it would be useful for any other Chrome users who were wondering why there were very different static totals.


But you know, this thing is getting funded rapidly, they could work out all the kinks overnight. I don't remember this happening with the voxiversity, but that one has an option for recurring donation, and was fulfilled more slowly.

Blogger Dave September 29, 2017 12:28 AM  

$24,640.00

I get the same real-time amount all three spots. Via Brave in Win 10.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab September 29, 2017 12:34 AM  

Is it just three issues of the same comic or are there three lines? Will it be a monthly comic or is this a one time deal?

Anonymous Anonymous September 29, 2017 12:35 AM  

Finished it off. Congrats everyone. Nice work!

RD Miksa

Blogger Markku September 29, 2017 12:36 AM  

Note: I poked around the html source of Freestartr, and I can easily see what's up. The site uses caching. So, if you are logged in, (make sure you actually see your username at the top of the page. If you logged in, and you still don't see it on the project page, hold shift down and press F5 to force a full refresh in the browser), only then do you see the current situation. Otherwise you see a cached snapshot, that will update at some random time.

Blogger Dave September 29, 2017 12:36 AM  

And we're there: $25,050.00

Blogger beerme September 29, 2017 12:37 AM  

$25,035 - this is what an embarrassing failure looks like.

Blogger SmockMan September 29, 2017 12:37 AM  

Fully funded for the main goal. On to stretch goals. Grats!

Anonymous CPEG September 29, 2017 12:39 AM  

That took over 4 hours.
Humiliating failure confirmed.

Anonymous CoolHand September 29, 2017 12:39 AM  

Boom! Done in one.

Now it's just a question of how many of the stretch goals get unlocked.

I believe this pretty well establishes the existence of the market.

Good on ya Vox.

Anonymous Anonymous September 29, 2017 12:41 AM  

Its done. $25K reached. Nice work.

RD Miksa

Blogger Frenzy September 29, 2017 12:46 AM  

Thank you for continuing to provide quality entertainment that promotes western values. In for a hardcover, easy!

Blogger Samuel Nock September 29, 2017 12:52 AM  

"The REEEEEES will be audible from orbit."

(From Vox's Periscope a few days ago.)

Congrats on the funding. Four hours: Nice job!

Anonymous Albert September 29, 2017 12:54 AM  

One suspects Alt Hero may need more stretch goals.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 12:54 AM  

For a 30 day Crowd Funding campaign, the first 48 hours will normally cover between 30-50% of the campaign. This means this is going to be a hit.

And, yes, figures are "a thing". So that's going to be fun to watch.

Blogger Dave September 29, 2017 12:55 AM  

Prayers and thoughts for Vox to pull through this devastating defeat.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 12:55 AM  

@120 beerme

"Peak Underperformance", am I right? :)

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit September 29, 2017 1:04 AM  

I wish I could find a way to assist (above & beyond signing up for the FreeStartwossname)so...

If you ever need final copy-edits, shoot me a PDF. I was one of the folks who did them for Drive (Mr. Kellet: "...that's... remarkably comprehensive. You got all the semi-colons")

Blogger lowercaseb September 29, 2017 1:31 AM  

$700 over...it's like November '16 all over again.

Obviously this is the work of Russian backers.

Anonymous Clouseau September 29, 2017 1:54 AM  

The new microphone is great too!

Anonymous JeremiahEmbs September 29, 2017 2:02 AM  

Tip for the inker: Use a brush whenever possible and go back over your pen work with it. Thin lines on all sides won't work. Spot your blacks correctly to show light direction and to differentiate between near and far objects. These are critical aspects in the art of inking. Tip for the colorist: White is not the only color of light. When there are two light sources one should be warmer than the other. That is how you create form.

And replying to Starboard 32. It's true that hands can be difficult and that's why as artists we do hand studies. http://embscomputerart.com/2014/03/13/hand-study/handstudy1/

To Vox: Congratulations on raising the money so quickly. I hope it's a successful and profitable venture.

Blogger beerme September 29, 2017 2:25 AM  

Looking Glass wrote:@120 beerme

"Peak Underperformance", am I right? :)


Agreed, I'm not sure Vox can recover from this one. :)

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 29, 2017 2:26 AM  

I just dropped $15 I can ill afford because I firmly believe this the single most important effort in retaking our country, by far. To the point that almost nothing else being done on the right matters in comparison.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 29, 2017 2:28 AM  

$26,550 as of 2:27 AM EST

Anonymous Precious September 29, 2017 2:33 AM  

A chance to get in on the ground floor of a new comic series launched by the guy who can drop kick Jack Kirby? Take my money!

Blogger Shimshon September 29, 2017 2:35 AM  

"The REEEEEES will be audible from orbit."

At first I thought, maybe LEO. But they are clearly audible from geostationary. Satellites are picking up very strong interference in SJW bands. 12 is now the new 11. Vox, you've taken this up to 12. I hope to back at the $30 level myself. A printed copy will be nice to have.

Blogger SteelPalm September 29, 2017 2:54 AM  

Excellent job; that was a well-produced, exciting video.

Blogger artensoll September 29, 2017 3:08 AM  

I'm in UK so I hope I'm eligible to receive the t-shirt.

If I get a vote I'd like the SDL with Spacebunny please. In a lady style. Black. Please and thank you.

Anonymous Raw Cringe September 29, 2017 3:14 AM  

I didn't see any waifus in that video

I only care about entertainment as a girlfriend surrogate otherwise it's just a nerdy and childish waste of time

if you aren't post-post-post ironically in love with at least seven or eight animated girls, you are like a little baby to me

*gives you the thousand sock stare*

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 3:35 AM  

@138 Shimshon

Interference is expected to be picked up at L1 by next week, if it stays strong through the weekend. It wasn't until the Rebel picture that I really started thinking about how much of a Safe Space that comics has been for the SJWs. It was always something of a lower ranked male space, but even they were run out. Which is why no one actually buys comics.

Comics are, for the SJW, to exist as a space they can claim. Not that they buy the comics. That's why the thought of anti-SJW comics hurts them. Especially when it's explicitly about that.

Blogger VD September 29, 2017 3:45 AM  

I'm in UK so I hope I'm eligible to receive the t-shirt.

Everyone is.

Blogger VD September 29, 2017 3:47 AM  

One suspects Alt Hero may need more stretch goals.

We can always do the videos for II and III. It really works, for some reason.

Anonymous The Alt-Hero We Deserve September 29, 2017 3:55 AM  

Not a moment too soon ... Convergence metastasizing to Westerns.

Greg Berlanti is rebooting Kung Fu as a female-led drama for Fox

https://www.avclub.com/greg-berlanti-is-rebooting-kung-fu-as-a-female-led-dram-1818979030

Wild West Novels Have Suddenly Gotten A Whole New Exciting Lease on Life

https://io9.gizmodo.com/wild-west-novels-have-suddenly-gotten-a-whole-new-excit-1754137416

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 4:01 AM  

@145 The Alt-Hero We Deserve

If someone wanted to an Alt-Hollywood, Westerns is the obvious films you could produce yearly for a low cost & good returns. There's a reason why SJWs have attacked them for ages.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 4:04 AM  

Where the funding sits at 48 hours will tell us how many stretch goals get hit. If we're sitting at 50k USD by then, a few more options will need to be thought up.

@VD

Should do a "sponsored" Rebel Fan Art competition for key characters, after the funding round ends but before Book 1 launch. Get Mark Kern (@Grummz) to judge the Rebel ones. Because navel.

Anonymous The Alt-Hero We Deserve September 29, 2017 4:10 AM  

Geez. They never stop.

"In Gemma Files’ Hexslinger series, a Pinkerton agent named Ed Morrow infiltrates a gang of outlaws that’s led by a rogue “hexslinger” named Asher Rook and his lover, Chess Pargeter. The Hexslinger books have won lots of praise for their protrayal of LGBT characters and themes.

In Lila Bowen’s Wake of Vultures, a mixed-race girl named Nettie Lonesome kills a vampire and suddenly she can see supernatural creatures everywhere. She steals the vampire’s clothes, passes as a man, and becomes first a cattle rustler and then a Texas Ranger. But her sexuality turns out to be more complicated than killing monsters.

Elizabeth Bear’s Karen Memory combines steampunk, fantasy and Westerns, for a story about a sex worker who gets tangled up with a Jack-the-Ripper-esque serial killer and a man who has a machine that can control anyone’s actions."

Anonymous CrystalBlue September 29, 2017 4:22 AM  

JeremiahEmbs wrote:Tip for the inker:
Be Tom Palmer. ;-)

Blogger Koanic September 29, 2017 4:34 AM  

Vox is white-pilling the Alt-Retard with their favorite medium. Godspeed!

Blogger Wolfman at Large September 29, 2017 4:39 AM  

Cartoon boobs are officially right wing. Truly a glorious day on the internet.

Blogger ((( bob kek mando ))) - ( i'm sorry you raped Andrea Dworkin and i disavow your Patriarchal Cisheteronormative Bourgeois Consciousness in shame ) September 29, 2017 4:50 AM  

149. CrystalBlue September 29, 2017 4:22 AM
Be Tom Palmer. ;-)



weaksauce.

Gerhard is the One Inker To Rule Them All.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 4:52 AM  

@151 Wolfman at Large

CNN is officially against "boobs", so, yes, actually boobs ARE right-wing.

Make Boobs Great Again!

Anonymous Killua September 29, 2017 5:06 AM  

Congratulations on this Vox. This is going to be awesome!

Too bad paypal payments are not possible. I will have to get a prepaid credit card to be able to back this.

You can also expect some fanart this weekend!

I wish you the best with this project.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable September 29, 2017 5:26 AM  

Gerhard is the One Inker To Rule Them All.

Gerhard was an evil genius, but his painted backgrounds were even better than his inkwork. He used to watercolor pages for purchasers at signings, and the one my brother bought was stunning. That delicate hatching also contrasted nicely with Dave's bolder brushstrokes on the figures.

But for my money, Byrne never looked better than when Terry Austin did the honors.

Blogger WynnLloyd September 29, 2017 5:27 AM  

I cannot wait for my boys to read these. Amazing.

Blogger Harambe September 29, 2017 5:35 AM  

Will you make a back-to-front version for people like myself who are used to reading manga?

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira September 29, 2017 5:44 AM  

I was going to back this project after picking up mew new bank cards this morning, and it's already funded? Outstanding! Good luck to all involved.

Anonymous Man of the Atom September 29, 2017 5:46 AM  

Jack Kirby would be proud!

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 5:49 AM  

@159 Man of the Atom

I believe both Jack Kirby & Jack Ward stand with Alt-Hero.

Anonymous Man of the Atom September 29, 2017 5:50 AM  

Looking Glass wrote:@159 Man of the Atom

I believe both Jack Kirby & Jack Ward stand with Alt-Hero.


Excelsior!

Blogger Wolfman at Large September 29, 2017 5:57 AM  

Jack Ward stands with Alt-Hero and kneels only before the God-Emperor.

Blogger Lovekraft September 29, 2017 6:09 AM  

The speed at which this made its target is going to raise the ears of a lot of big talent who are under the Marvel/DC contract shackles. This can only get bigger.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 6:24 AM  

@163 Lovekraft

That comes later. Depending on how well the first chunk goes, the ones that might take a closer look is the non-Big 2 publishers. Comic books are an amazingly niche product now. (The Japanese Manga industry, in a country with 1/3rd the USA's population is upwards of 10x larger than the American Comic Book industry. IP & Branding is a different issue.)

Main things going forward is "agility". The "produce dozens of comics a month" industry keeps certain people paying the rent, but they ran out of writing staff that could consistently produce quality work because they just needed to cover too many heroes, villains & books. (Also, the shared universe nature causes... problems.) Considering how niche comics had become, a lot of the choices they made "make sense". Even if they were mostly destined to fail.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 6:27 AM  

Related to the crowd funding campaign, considering we're in a Culture War, there's room to market in pretty much any endeavor with a "War Effort Support". A lot of people like to "help", so giving them avenues to help as a secondary effect of a project can bring in extra revenue.

Just a thought.

Anonymous Anonymous September 29, 2017 6:39 AM  

Overthetop. Congratulations!!

Anonymous Bob M September 29, 2017 6:49 AM  

What's with the cigarette smoking?

Anonymous Man of the Atom September 29, 2017 7:00 AM  

Bob M wrote:What's with the cigarette smoking?

Extra dollop of triggering. Disney/Marvel does NOT allow smoking -- bad influence on the kids.

Disney/Marvel delenda est.

Anonymous Rocklea September 29, 2017 7:12 AM  

Congratulations on a very successful campaign launch.
Looking forward to this, limited edition hardcover, unlimited triggering.

Anonymous Zion's Paladin September 29, 2017 7:14 AM  

Question:

Could an option be offered for both hard cover omnibus and the statue?

Blogger VD September 29, 2017 7:27 AM  

Could an option be offered for both hard cover omnibus and the statue?

We're working on how to handle extras and so forth.

What's with the cigarette smoking?

They're in France.

Blogger kevmalone September 29, 2017 7:45 AM  

Gettin' the hardcover.
As someone said earlier - that third cover is spectacularly good.

Anonymous Avalanche September 29, 2017 8:19 AM  

@120 "$25,035 - this is what an embarrassing failure looks like."

($28,950 now)

OMG! I must've turned SJW overnight; just sat down with my coffee; checked the total, and began laughing out loud!! Our Supreme Dark Lord is indeed a laughingstock -- are you all not FILLED with joyous victorious laughter!

Who KNEW that is what the SJWs were foreseeing with yesterday's laughter?!

Anonymous Steveo September 29, 2017 8:41 AM  

Thing like this could catch on.
What is the level of REEEEEEEE when they figure out the young kids will love Alt-Hero? Rebellion is like that init?

Blogger James Dixon September 29, 2017 8:43 AM  

> What is the level of REEEEEEEE when they figure out the young kids will love Alt-Hero?

Oh, they already know. That's why they moved to stage three so fast.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 8:44 AM  

@174 Steveo

Comics actually have a branding problem, quite a bit like SciFi does. It's almost as if Vox & company are taking a Strategic approach to parts of Western Art.

Now, if we can just make Oil Painting Great Again.

Anonymous Looking Glass September 29, 2017 8:49 AM  

48 of 150 Figurines sold already.

Moderns really love their merch. And I'm now having flash backs to that one time I got stuck on some figurine collecting website. (I forget the name.) There is literally websites out there to keep a list of all of the expensive figurines you've bought. It's also used to facilitated selling them.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams September 29, 2017 9:03 AM  

Is Cryptofashion producing the shirts? Theirs are so soft and comfortable.

Blogger VD September 29, 2017 9:27 AM  

Is Cryptofashion producing the shirts? Theirs are so soft and comfortable.

Absolutely.

Anonymous Avalanche September 29, 2017 9:47 AM  

@163 "The speed at which this made its target is going to raise the ears of a lot of big talent who are under the Marvel/DC contract shackles. This can only get bigger."

Wonder if any of the money-boys who allowed (supported -- PUSHED!) the convergence (damn them all to hell!) will notice? Wouldn't THAT be fun to watch?

Anonymous Avalanche September 29, 2017 9:50 AM  

@172 "As someone said earlier - that third cover is spectacularly good."

Yes, when I saw that my jaw dropped. Fantastic artist! (Not to denigrate the others; but the military cover really struck me.)

Anonymous kHz September 29, 2017 9:53 AM  

That cryptofashion is handling the shirts is great news! So comfy.

Blogger Heian-kyo Dreams September 29, 2017 10:05 AM  

Can't wait for the shirt! Backed.

Anonymous veryfunnyminion September 29, 2017 10:13 AM  

The um, Rebel figurine and shirt are for, um, my teenage son, yeah, that's the ticket.

Anonymous Wendy September 29, 2017 10:28 AM  

Can you give more details on the Rebel resin figure?

Anonymous Renegade Third Worlder September 29, 2017 10:40 AM  

Wow, big congrats for this success! I was actually checking your post to see how I could contribute. Will definitely do so if you manage to re-open for additional orders.

I think the potential of this project is huge. I have never been too much into comics myself. But something clicked deep inside my psyche when I saw the launch video: it shows that for those of us around the world who grew up knowing the original comics characters, superheroes are a truly fundamental archetype of what America is all about. It was about time to make superheroes great again!

Blogger Midnight Avenue J September 29, 2017 10:44 AM  

Rebel makes me want to hit the gym.

Love the new project.

Blogger VD September 29, 2017 10:48 AM  

Can you give more details on the Rebel resin figure?

Not yet. We're working on it.

Blogger B.J. September 29, 2017 10:49 AM  

Honestly I'm getting a real Watchmen vibe from this, only without the nihilism. Like a world that tries to actually reconcile superheroes with reality.

Anonymous veryfunnyminion September 29, 2017 10:53 AM  

Well, posted about this on Gab and got 3 likes and 3 reposts, hopefull 3 new backers :)

Blogger Brad Matthews (Deplorabard) September 29, 2017 11:15 AM  

Just checkedg in and fully funded! It will keep climbing. Donating NOW.

Blogger SirHamster September 29, 2017 11:51 AM  

VD wrote:One suspects Alt Hero may need more stretch goals.

We can always do the videos for II and III. It really works, for some reason.


Reminds me of Max Payne. Masculine narrator attracts attention, much moreso in emasculated culture.

Anonymous Matt S September 29, 2017 12:27 PM  

@189

I also got a Watchmen vibe too, in a good way though because I dislike both the comic and the movie. This seems like a Watchmen that actually looks good.

I'm in for the hardcover.

Blogger Sam Smith September 29, 2017 3:21 PM  

I put down for $75. This is hilarious! There does not seem to be any option for shipping to the United Kingdom - am willing to pay extra for postage and so on.

Blogger Dire Badger September 29, 2017 5:33 PM  

The only saving Grace of Watchmen was Rorshach. That's why they had to murder him.

Anonymous Phantasmic September 29, 2017 5:38 PM  

@195

And supposedly Rorschach was meant to a scathing critique of vigilantism.

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