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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Time's up!

https://freestartr.com/contact/

This is exactly the sort of insidious social justice preaching you will not be seeing in Alt★Hero. The campaign officially ends at six seconds after midnight GMT time (8 PM Eastern), so this is your last chance to acquire the backer's edition hardcovers or be able to say that you were one of the original backers.

$245,865

Thanks to all 2,191 of you who backed the Alt★Hero launch. This is merely the beginning. The final number will actually be modestly higher, as Freestartr support goes through its emails and we also have two "incoming" backers that were previously arranged, but I would say that reaching 978 percent of the original goal is, as Mike Cernovich observed, "astounding demand." We will do our best to exceed your expectations as you have exceeded ours.

If you are an existing backer, and, for some reason, would like to increase your backing, you can do so by contacting Freestartr support tonight. They're still making the modifications requested by email, which is why the final number keeps changing slightly. However, we cannot accept any new backers.

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159 Comments:

Blogger Salt October 29, 2017 2:26 PM  

My eyes need bleach now.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 2:27 PM  

"I AM ALT★HERO!"

Blogger Brad Matthews October 29, 2017 2:34 PM  

The astonishing X Persons

Blogger Brad Matthews October 29, 2017 2:35 PM  

Correction, LBGTX Persons

Anonymous Killua October 29, 2017 2:37 PM  

Glad to be one of the original backers!

Anonymous Ice Bottom October 29, 2017 2:45 PM  

The campaign is ending? I've heard that before!

Blogger Cubby8126 October 29, 2017 2:45 PM  

This comics series has made me more excited than any other nerd thing in a very long time. I'm gonna go collect some exploded sjw skulls, blown up by rebels triggering, for the dark lord now.

Anonymous Charlottesvillain October 29, 2017 2:46 PM  

It seems that Milo was right, and he really is a superhero.

Anonymous Buddy October 29, 2017 2:51 PM  

I don't, and really never have given a damn about comics, but donated anyway. Honestly sorry for not getting to it sooner, but been a busy several months.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 2:51 PM  

@1

Emmanuel to the rescue!

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/151/911/eyebleach.jpg

Blogger cheddarman October 29, 2017 2:53 PM  

Deus Vult - God wills it!

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 2:53 PM  

@5

Same! I just wish I could have gotten all the hardcovers, but I'll settle for just getting all the trade paperbacks with soft covers!

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 2:54 PM  

@5

Same! I just wish I could have gotten all the hardcovers, but I'll settle for just getting all of the trade paperback soft covers.

Best 90 phat duckets I've spent in a long time!

Anonymous Ain October 29, 2017 2:54 PM  

I was playing fairly good zombie apocalypse strategy game called "Rebuild 3" last night, and was bit annoyed that 85% of the women look like bull dykes. Then two of my (allegedly male) soldiers approached me and asked permission to be married. I forbade it and got preached at by the game a fair bit about how "they thought all the ugliness of my intolerance was from the old world, but they guess they were wrong." They got sent on suicide missions.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 2:55 PM  

@14

Accidentally double post. Sorry. My firefox gave out and my comment didn't look published, so, I assumed it wasn't, but apparently it did go through. Please delete.

Blogger Cubby8126 October 29, 2017 2:56 PM  

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Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 3:00 PM  

@14

"they thought all the ugliness of my intolerance was from the old world, but they guess they were wrong."

Uhhh... God. You know, you do gotta wonder how these fags managed to survive long enough in a situation where the kind of civilization that could reasonable support their inferiority no longer exist and the human population kind of is on the brink of extinction. Heck, in Mass Effect Andromeda, apparently, the shady mega corp that sent everyone to Andromeda for some reason let so many fags and shady fuckers who keep killing each other on board all the arcs you gotta wonder if they actually thought anyone was gonna, you know, actually reproduce and rebuild galactic civilization there.

You know, for once, I'd just like to see a post apocalypse story where all the roles are pretty much back to medieval or renaissance times, anyone who tries to change that is brutally stamped out, and the people who try and change that are portrayed like the stupid fuckers they are at best and the downright crazy and insidious fuckers they are at worst.

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 3:02 PM  

Less than $22K from $250K. Will it make it?

Blogger Thot October 29, 2017 3:05 PM  

What I find amazing is that sjws know their message is garbage. We said "hey make new characters and see if anyone likes them." We were not afraid of the market place making a decision. They new that wasn't going to work so they took classic characters and destroyed them. They then had the audacity to tell us if you don't like it make your own comics. Unfortunately Vox didn't hear them at first. He was off writing sjwdd. Now we get a new comic book platform and they screech about it. They know what is coming and they are afraid.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 3:08 PM  

@18

Fingers crossed I get to gloat to lefty scum that it earned a quarter of a million dollars on its first project!

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 3:09 PM  

@19

Indeed.

And it looks like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo9buo9Mtos

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 3:12 PM  

James Dixon wrote:Less than $22K from $250K. Will it make it?

Even if it's just close: "Yeah, didja hear that Alt★Hero project earned just shy of a quarter million dollars! Imagine that! Hey, you're not choking are you?"

Anonymous Cindy October 29, 2017 3:13 PM  

That got 10 bucks out of me, at last. Can't say I care for comics, but I do care to see Western art forms rescued from the sjw scourge. It belongs to us. They can't have it. Now do it well, and Godspeed!

Anonymous JC NRA October 29, 2017 3:17 PM  

Dammit, Vox. Fag XMEN? Really? That's the punch you land as the bell is about to ring?

What's next, Wolverine and Punisher going down on each other at a bubble party w/ Marco Rubio?

I was already in for all paperbacks and ebooks. Just threw in for a hardcover. Because f--- fag XMEN.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 29, 2017 3:20 PM  

It's astonishing... They are ex-men.

Blogger tz October 29, 2017 3:23 PM  

MiscegGAYny? The digging the deeper hole must be taking a lot of overtime.

Blogger Thot October 29, 2017 3:24 PM  

@EMM hahaha hahaha! I needed a good laugh.

Anonymous Chrome Dynamo October 29, 2017 3:36 PM  

@14

"They got sent on suicide missions."

Now that's funny right there.

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 29, 2017 3:39 PM  

Still not tired.

Anonymous DuraLexSedLex October 29, 2017 3:40 PM  

Locked in for all the hardcovers (because CH hardcovers are awesome), all the novels and Site Hero.

Can't even describe my level of hype right now.

Anonymous Charlottesvillain October 29, 2017 3:45 PM  

Scientists have predicted what the comic book cover will look like in 2050 and it's beautiful.

Anonymous TD October 29, 2017 3:46 PM  

How about Converging Ex-men?

Anonymous Battlefrog October 29, 2017 3:55 PM  

Only slightly off topic, but PewDiePie is at it again. Hilarious.

Blogger Sam Spade October 29, 2017 4:00 PM  

Is that cover real or parody?

If that is real, SJW are their own worst enemy once they have Consumed their host. It's impossible that stuff is appealing to young guys.

Congratulations being the first going after dead comics kingdom. It's likely you will have a great success.

Blogger S1AL October 29, 2017 4:00 PM  

Hey, look at what popped up...

https://technews.infogalactic.com/

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 4:07 PM  

Sam Spade wrote:Is that cover real or parody?

If that is real, SJW are their own worst enemy once they have Consumed their host. It's impossible that stuff is appealing to young guys.

Congratulations being the first going after dead comics kingdom. It's likely you will have a great success.


That cover is over 5 years old. They have a foothold ... but the rock face they are climbing is crumbling.

Blogger kh123 October 29, 2017 4:13 PM  

Story time: Acquainted with someone who works at one of these companies. A multi-million dollar company - likely in the billions - and they don't spring for coffee in the breakroom.

Anyhow, around the time of the election the same breakroom started to get political, with this or that tacked up on the walls in the usual safe space manner. Acquaintance was able to anonymously contribute as well, all at once. Memes and 50's pin-up illustrations, effective in combating socialism.

Right after that everything in the breakroom came down, next day. No mention of anything political since, acquaintance says. All company tears are apparently kept private now.

International media billions weighed on the one end. All it takes is an ounce of truth on the other. Rhetoric and hot girls don't seem to hurt either.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 4:19 PM  

kh123 wrote:International media billions weighed on the one end. All it takes is an ounce of truth on the other. Rhetoric and hot girls don't seem to hurt either.

'Make Mine Milkshake' with a side of Xanax. It is to chortle.

Blogger Student in Blue October 29, 2017 4:25 PM  

"And everyone clapped."

Anonymous American_Nationalist October 29, 2017 4:27 PM  

I donated to contribute to the most important project in the culture war of the 21st century. It's time to start burning down the (((Globalist))) stronghold in the US, Europe, and the Commonwealth and it starts with Culture.

We're going to make Christianity, White people, European nations, and our way of life the singular example of human glory again.

Blogger Duke Norfolk October 29, 2017 4:35 PM  

Oh FFS. These people have zero imagination. It's all so trite and predictable. (not to mention nauseating, of course)

Anonymous Ain October 29, 2017 4:47 PM  

"Uhhh... God. You know, you do gotta wonder how these fags managed to survive long enough in a situation where the kind of civilization that could reasonable support their inferiority no longer exist and the human population kind of is on the brink of extinction."

This is one of my largest complaint against the "Walking Dead", as well. Homosexuality is absolutely rampant, far more than would be realistic, especially in an environment that requires down to earth and common sense practicality.

The Bible has a cautionary tale against swearing oaths, in which a man, Jephthah, ended up losing his daughter. God forbids human sacrifice, so rather than killing her as he swore, she is forced to be a perpetual virgin, effectively ending her blood line. Giving up having children was an acceptable trade-off for death, that's how serious it is.

Homosexuality is the act of removing one's self from the gene pool on purpose. It's a lifeless decision that would quickly disappear in a world that is fighting for survival.

Blogger David The Good October 29, 2017 4:54 PM  

Ain wrote:"Uhhh... God. You know, you do gotta wonder how these fags managed to survive long enough in a situation where the kind of civilization that could reasonable support their inferiority no longer exist and the human population kind of is on the brink of extinction."

This is one of my largest complaint against the "Walking Dead", as well. Homosexuality is absolutely rampant, far more than would be realistic, especially in an environment that requires down to earth and common sense practicality.

The Bible has a cautionary tale against swearing oaths, in which a man, Jephthah, ended up losing his daughter. God forbids human sacrifice, so rather than killing her as he swore, she is forced to be a perpetual virgin, effectively ending her blood line. Giving up having children was an acceptable trade-off for death, that's how serious it is.

Homosexuality is the act of removing one's self from the gene pool on purpose. It's a lifeless decision that would quickly disappear in a world that is fighting for survival.


If you read the account, it's pretty darned obvious that he did actually sacrifice her.

Blogger MJ Meyers October 29, 2017 5:06 PM  

At nearly $250K, we can no longer refer to any future articles concern-trolling or attacking Alt-Hero as white supremacy as "hit pieces." From now on, they'll be referred to as "ree pieces."

You'd think the left, if nothing else, would've made the label "alt" too toxic to back with all their thousands of ree pieces screaming about it.

By being this successful and calling it "Alt-Hero," we've truly exposed how little power their countless bitchy little snipes that Google shoves in our faces have. And I think they know it deep down inside. There's a reason the left didn't write but one ree piece attacking Alt-Hero. Not only are they ineffective; they're counter-effective, as they've learned from the growing popularity of Cernovich.

As a 240K stretch goal reward, Vox might consider volunteering an interview in SDL character for a publication to do a leftist ree piece.

I'll even write them a headline. The White Supremacist Comic Nobody is Laughing About That We Must Unite with Non-Nazi Conservatives to Outlaw Now!

Blogger Pseudotsuga October 29, 2017 5:31 PM  

Brad Matthews wrote:Correction, LBGTX Persons
Yeah, that right there is clever! Good job, Mr. Matthews!

Anonymous joekr October 29, 2017 5:44 PM  

"Dammit, Vox. Fag XMEN? Really? That's the punch you land as the bell is about to ring?"

Yep, that did it for me. I'm in. Better late than never I suppose.

Anonymous Panzer Man October 29, 2017 5:45 PM  

David The Good wrote:If you read the account, it's pretty darned obvious that he did actually sacrifice her.

Yes, he killed her. The "virginity" thing was just her lamenting that she didn't live long enough to marry and have children.

Blogger Matt October 29, 2017 5:55 PM  

To be fair, Northstar was gay long before SJWs took over. But he's Canadian.

Anonymous Unamused Flyover Resident October 29, 2017 6:01 PM  

Ain @ #14 - "... They got sent on a suicide mission."

I loled.

Blogger The Observer October 29, 2017 6:18 PM  

Well, looks like we've got our work cut out for us.

Ain wrote:I was playing fairly good zombie apocalypse strategy game called "Rebuild 3" last night, and was bit annoyed that 85% of the women look like bull dykes. Then two of my (allegedly male) soldiers approached me and asked permission to be married. I forbade it and got preached at by the game a fair bit about how "they thought all the ugliness of my intolerance was from the old world, but they guess they were wrong." They got sent on suicide missions.

The ugly women should have been the first warning sign. Would definitely have dropped the game after that nonsense, though, and refunded it if possible.

Anonymous Jeff October 29, 2017 6:24 PM  

This movie reviewer says "Man of Steel" is the best conservative superhero movie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLNZaJEnSQ&t=322s

Anonymous Jeff October 29, 2017 6:26 PM  

Sorry here's the full link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLNZaJEnSQ&t=322s

Anonymous Mister M October 29, 2017 6:31 PM  

How is Guardian there with Alpha Flight? He was killed in AF12? What else have they ruined?

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 29, 2017 6:44 PM  

Matt wrote:To be fair, Northstar was gay long before SJWs took over. But he's Canadian.

So...double gay?

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 6:47 PM  

@40

Indeed... though, careful though. Plenty of white people would destroy the first thing and the latter thing if given a shot, so, you'll probably need to kill more of them than darkies like me before you can kick out darkies like me.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 6:49 PM  

@27

Which post of mine are you referring to, and, are you even referring to me with 'EMM?'

Blogger tuberman October 29, 2017 6:56 PM  

Emmanuel Mateo-Morales wrote:@40

Indeed... though, careful though. Plenty of white people would destroy the first thing and the latter thing if given a shot, so, you'll probably need to kill more of them than darkies like me before you can kick out darkies like me.


Well, yeah, how are you about Western Civilization, as that may make all the difference? I assume you like indoor plumbing? Great start.

Anyway, the Globalist Elite should be main target, whether White, (((some-times White))), or other color high-level elite Globalists.

Anonymous Blastmaster October 29, 2017 7:07 PM  

In at the last minute! My boys are grown but hope to influence the next generation. My days of contributing to Cuckservatives and the RNC are over. Go Vox!

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 7:13 PM  

@53

They probably brought him back or else that's a copy of him. You know how Marvel and DC are about character deaths.

Blogger CM October 29, 2017 7:13 PM  

Done :)

Not a huge comics fan, but I'll read them and figure out when to pass them to the boys.

I'm glad you are doing this! Thank you for your efforts at providing alternative outlets and competition to the morass.

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 7:19 PM  

$238K at the moment. It doesn't look like we'll quite make $250K. Oh well...

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 7:25 PM  

> They probably brought him back or else that's a copy of him.

Well, first his wife took over the role, but you know Marvel: https://infogalactic.com/info/Guardian_%28Marvel_Comics%29

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 7:41 PM  

James Dixon wrote:$238K at the moment. It doesn't look like we'll quite make $250K. Oh well...

$242.6K now at 7:40pm Eastern. You never know ...

Blogger Laramie Hirsch October 29, 2017 7:43 PM  

I was putting' this off till the last minute. Sorry 'bout that.

Blogger Thucydides October 29, 2017 7:47 PM  

@17
Maybe the Andromeda corp is using the missions to send unsuitable so far away the will never interact or breed with the base population again (a subtle tribute the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). Sounds like they are successful in hiding this from the characters, and a little hidden gift for the alt-right players to enjoy.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare October 29, 2017 7:53 PM  

Last minute "digital starter kit" contributor! I wish I could have afforded more, but at least I know I'll get all the currently-planned issues, heh. I gazed enviously at the "site hero" and "rebel figurine" tiers, and the "pull the trigger!" tier, but I couldn't justify it, unfortunately. Still, I suppose even a little bit means I can know that I helped -in a *very* small way, of course- to bring something *awesome* into being! That's pretty cool. :-)

Blogger Sithicus October 29, 2017 8:03 PM  

@17

Does Victoria by Thomas Hobbes counts?

Blogger dtungsten October 29, 2017 8:03 PM  

$244,286.00 = 977% of goal

Anonymous CoolHand October 29, 2017 8:06 PM  

Finished up just short of 10X the original ask.

Snot bad for a bunch of rookies, I'd say.

Glad this worked out so well for you and your team, Vox.

Excited now to see where this leads.

Happy I was able to be a part of the beginning of it all.

Anonymous Psi October 29, 2017 8:06 PM  

It's been 5 minutes. Where is this website I was promised?

Anonymous Stonewall October 29, 2017 8:10 PM  

Been reading here for 10 years - first time I've ever posted. I'm so proud of ya'll for doing this. Just made my last minute donation at the figurine level. Really proud to be a (small) part of this as well.

Do your worst!

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:10 PM  

Congrats on a great fundraiser, Vox! Almost a cool quarter mil!

Alt-Hero shall rise!

Blogger The Observer October 29, 2017 8:11 PM  

Psi wrote:It's been 5 minutes. Where is this website I was promised?

Dark Lord's said it's coming in December as part of the CH site revamp.

In the meantime, there's a Discord server should you be interested:

https://discord.gg/mKR7xU2

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:11 PM  

Now, I am reliably informed that there will be a super super super scary pdf that proves that we couldn't possibly turn a profit with almost quarter of a million.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 8:12 PM  

@65

No, see, the thing about the Andromeda Initiative is that it was started AS SECRET BACK UP under the guise of a long term expedition to Andromeda in case the Reapers (the giant race of sapient, extragalactic starships that routinely cleanse the galaxy of all space faring civilizations once every 50,000 years) succeeded and cleansed the milky way of all space faring civilizations. Its purpose was legit, and, besides, the Mass Effect galaxy has trillions of people of various races in it, so several thousand, maybe tens of thousands of people of various races aboard various ark ships wouldn't have begun to a put a dent in all of the things you said it would have. The writers of Mass Effect are stupid, but they're not THAT stupid... though given how the series has progressed, they probably will get that stupid eventually, so who knows?

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:15 PM  

Markku wrote:Now, I am reliably informed that there will be a super super super scary pdf that proves that we couldn't possibly turn a profit with almost quarter of a million.

Dang it! That's right. Pedo Press has a release coming.

Anonymous p-dawg October 29, 2017 8:15 PM  

Take my money, and use it well.

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 8:16 PM  

> Now, I am reliably informed that there will be a super super super scary pdf that proves that we couldn't possibly turn a profit with almost quarter of a million.

And that we'll all be losing the money we put up too...

Blogger Al From Bay Shore October 29, 2017 8:17 PM  

Remember the time when it was believed that a month was needed to reach the $25,000.00?

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 8:19 PM  

$244,515, Campaign Ended.

Not quite a quarter of a million, but not missing it by much. I'd say a job well done. My thanks to everyone who participated (for what little that's worth). I think I can safely say Vox appreciates the vote of confidence.

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:19 PM  

Al From Bay Shore wrote:Remember the time when it was believed that a month was needed to reach the $25,000.00?

It must have been THAT time of the month.

Blogger Dave W. October 29, 2017 8:22 PM  

Don't shut up and take my money! :-D I rarely back anything, but this will be well worth it!

Blogger Edgar Abbey October 29, 2017 8:22 PM  

Congratulations on this resounding success. Let's give credit to Vox for recognizing a huge untapped market for good storytelling in the superhero genre that the established companies have all but abandoned. I have no doubt that the final product will be something we will all be proud of.

Anonymous kHz October 29, 2017 8:22 PM  

Congrats Alt★Hero team!

Blogger dtungsten October 29, 2017 8:23 PM  

I want to say congratulations, and thanks to all the backers, and Castalia House.

Blogger bornagainpenguin October 29, 2017 8:31 PM  

Damn it. A dollar late and a minute too short...

I knew the clock was ticking and I still let myself get distracted and missed it.

When will those of us who missed our chance to be a part of history be able to buy the comics again?

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:33 PM  

The site now shows $244,565 and 2190 backers.

The donate buttons stayed up for a few minutes after the banner showed the drive was closed. I think a few determined souls sneaked in under the wire. Might yet be a few more collars rolling into the Alt-Hero bank.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:36 PM  

Ah ... just saw Vox's update on Freestartr e-mails and boosts to the funding total. Oh, and "dollars" not collars.

Anonymous IncoherentM October 29, 2017 8:36 PM  

Congratulations! As a mere Digital Starter Kit backer, I want to thank all the larger backers who pushed the campaign through all the goals and allowed smaller donors an opportunity to enjoy an incredible amount of content for the price. I look forward to seeing where this goes in the future.

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:36 PM  

bornagainpenguin wrote:Damn it. A dollar late and a minute too short...

I knew the clock was ticking and I still let myself get distracted and missed it.

When will those of us who missed our chance to be a part of history be able to buy the comics again?


When they've gone to press. So, you'll still receive the actual product roughly at the same time as everyone else, if you place the order when we announce that it's available at Amazon et. al.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 29, 2017 8:37 PM  

@86 - Look at the bright side: we still need people to buy it in the normal retail channel to push it up in the sales rankings and let other people know about it. Hit the local comics shops and ask them about ordering it for you. Pre-order it on Amazon when they are getting close. Stop in your local gaming store and ask about the new Alt-Hero RPG. You can still play an important part.

@87 - I look forward to your final graph.

Blogger Freeholder October 29, 2017 8:38 PM  

Okay, that one surprised even me. That is a nice end of campaign run. Congrats to all of us.

Blogger Michael Feather October 29, 2017 8:40 PM  

Congratulations on getting to just short of $250k! A hugely successful campaign! I can't wait to see what you and the team get up to with this. Although, if VD's/Castalia House's previous offerings are any indication, then it will be golden.

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:42 PM  

I dunno... There's still a scary pdf coming. That's like the end boss. Raising quarter of a million is nothing. It's just the tutorial.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:42 PM  

Just another commenter wrote:
@87 - I look forward to your final graph.


Probably some time tomorrow after things settle out with the dollar values.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 8:44 PM  

Hrmmm...

5 dollars per issue... so, Issue #1 needs to sell 50,000 copies to break even and make a little profit.

Let's do this!

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 29, 2017 8:46 PM  

Markku wrote:I dunno... There's still a scary pdf coming. That's like the end boss. Raising quarter of a million is nothing. It's just the tutorial.

Perhaps some of the funding could be used to build much needed safe spaces and provide cotton for the Ilk's delicate, shell-like ears. They are very afraid of scary PDFs from Cartoonists of Renown(TM).

Blogger Al From Bay Shore October 29, 2017 8:47 PM  

I'm gonna spend this week calling comic shops in order to ask if they have Alt-Hero.

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:47 PM  

Emmanuel Mateo-Morales wrote:Hrmmm...

5 dollars per issue... so, Issue #1 needs to sell 50,000 copies to break even and make a little profit.


No, that's just the cheapest format. Remember that there are still the other formats too. They are more profitable, in terms of unit sales. To determine profitability, you have to count together all books that contain that issue.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 8:52 PM  

@99

By formats, you mean trade paper back sales and e-comics and?...

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:52 PM  

And hardcover.

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 8:56 PM  

Remember that it's ALL paid for already by the backers, so technically we need to sell ONE five dollar unit, to become profitable. But if your question is, how many do we need to sell so that we can make as much profit for the company as the backers gave (somewhat artificial limit, but whatever) then you have to look at it from the perspective of us already having ALL the funded issues on our hands. Now we divide them among the different page counts of the different versions. THEN, you can answer the question, "how much profit did issue 1 generate?"

Anonymous Ahärôwn October 29, 2017 8:56 PM  

Great news!

I ended going for all five hardcovers (the RPG counts), the three softcover novels, with the three posters thrown in for good measure. More money than I expected, but this looks promising.

I've been lurking here for about 18 months, and this is my first post. Thanks for providing this opportunity, Vox!

Blogger VD October 29, 2017 9:02 PM  

I think I can safely say Vox appreciates the vote of confidence.

I do indeed. As does the rest of the team.

I'm gonna spend this week calling comic shops in order to ask if they have Alt-Hero.

Don't do that yet. But send me an email, we can put that enthusiasm to more effective use.

Blogger VD October 29, 2017 9:03 PM  

Thanks for providing this opportunity, Vox!

Thanks for your strong support. The RPG does indeed count.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 29, 2017 9:16 PM  

We'll also never see the comics or the game according to someone. I'll trust Vox.

Anonymous Ahärôwn October 29, 2017 9:18 PM  

Thanks, Vox.

(It seems the Dark Lord does not sleep - isn't it 3 am where you are?)

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 29, 2017 9:23 PM  

It's not like pop culture has ever changed anything... Rpgs are huge,comics are huge, still not tired of winning

Blogger David The Good October 29, 2017 9:25 PM  

I threw another $270 in today. We almost made it to a quarter million. Unbelievable.

I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.

Maybe Providence Grace Howland? Ezekiel God-wills-it Bradford? Awwwww yeah.

Blogger Al From Bay Shore October 29, 2017 9:26 PM  

@104 I'm chillin'. I won't do that.

Blogger Sevron October 29, 2017 9:30 PM  

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Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 29, 2017 9:30 PM  

Hey Vox or anyone else in the know:

How'd you come up with that $250,000,000 in revenue number for Marvel's actual funny books division? Because I've been trying to figure out, and the only thing I can come up with is how much films BASED on their funny books made, not the dough their actual comics raked in.

Blogger Sevron October 29, 2017 9:31 PM  

Tangentially related AltRetard gloats when they get a $20 donation and more than ten guys in one place. This project should definitively show which Alt-Right enjoys the more popular support.

Blogger tuberman October 29, 2017 9:32 PM  

David The Good wrote:I threw another $270 in today. We almost made it to a quarter million. Unbelievable.

I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.

Maybe Providence Grace Howland? Ezekiel God-wills-it Bradford? Awwwww yeah.


Witch Powers would she have? A male Puritan could have big ears?

Blogger Markku October 29, 2017 9:35 PM  

Jonah Holier-Than-Edwards
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Sod

Blogger VD October 29, 2017 9:38 PM  

That figure is too high. But there is this from Comichron:

Category to date for year:
$233.39 million
(-7% vs. previous year)

All comics sold by Diamond (in dollars)
(-3% vs. same month previous year)

Blogger Aeoli Pera October 29, 2017 9:39 PM  

You did good here Vox. You did pretty damn good. Don't take my word for it, just read this.

Stonewall wrote:Been reading here for 10 years - first time I've ever posted. I'm so proud of ya'll for doing this. Just made my last minute donation at the figurine level. Really proud to be a (small) part of this as well.

Do your worst!


Did you read that shit? Frame that and take it with you to the throne because when God asks you what you did with your brain you can show him that.

Blogger Anchorman October 29, 2017 9:39 PM  

Best money I've spent in a while.

Blogger Michael Neal October 29, 2017 9:40 PM  

Congratulations I can't wait to trigger people with my rebel figurine

Anonymous kHz October 29, 2017 9:41 PM  

Sevron:

The Swastika-Justice-Warriors lied and projected their own failures.

Let that sink in.

Blogger James Dixon October 29, 2017 9:42 PM  

> I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.

In the meantime I guess you'll have to make do with Solomon Kane. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FC1R28/

Blogger Cetera October 29, 2017 9:50 PM  

Congratulations, VD! Almost 10x the initial goal!

I'm happy to be a very small part. Wish I could do more, but I'm looking forward to watching things develop.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf October 29, 2017 9:51 PM  

ALT★HERO FTW

Blogger tuberman October 29, 2017 10:03 PM  

Made My Day, Just Happy!

Anonymous Looking Glass October 29, 2017 10:11 PM  

@116 VD

It's down from last year, but I think Last Year's full year might be more interesting for discussion.

http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2016.html

Results for 2016 put Marvel at around $217mil USD on 37 million units shipped.

Print Revenue is still way down from the mid-90s peak, along with volume, however they've jacked the prices up to probably breakeven on the Monthly comics. I'd take a good guess they make any Printing profit on the Trades and their top series of the year.

The SJW writers they brought in was also partially a business decision. The Disney Finance department probably looked careful at the books at told them to cut costs by 50% or more. The specific Print Model died by the mid-1970s and was only kept around by Branding, which is why the new writers bitch about barely being able to afford rent.

The fact CGI can put a Super Hero movie properly on the movie screen is the only reason we're not talking about Marvel & DC in the same discussion as Print Media. The "Big 2" are now subsidiaries of Disney & Warner Bros and exist to produce stories for future movies.

Blogger Dave October 29, 2017 10:12 PM  

I'm impressed there ended up being a total of 10 Be A Villain backers. And do we still get to nominate and vote on a Dread Ilk cameo? I'm already leaning toward Stickwick...

Blogger David The Good October 29, 2017 10:23 PM  

tuberman wrote:David The Good wrote:I threw another $270 in today. We almost made it to a quarter million. Unbelievable.

I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.

Maybe Providence Grace Howland? Ezekiel God-wills-it Bradford? Awwwww yeah.


Witch Powers would she have? A male Puritan could have big ears?



Burying SJWs beneath the corn, along with the assistance of a Native American.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable October 29, 2017 10:28 PM  

I'm already leaning toward Stickwick...

Oh that's good ...

Anonymous Ahärôwn October 29, 2017 10:33 PM  

Solomon Kane sounds awesome. Something else to add to the "to-buy" list - you guys keep introducing me to great stuff.

A graphic novel adaptation of that would be nifty.

(OT - how do I quote the article or another comment? My duck-duck-go-fu is weak today it seems)

Blogger tuberman October 29, 2017 10:33 PM  

David The Good wrote:tuberman wrote:David The Good wrote:I threw another $270 in today. We almost made it to a quarter million. Unbelievable.

I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.

Maybe Providence Grace Howland? Ezekiel God-wills-it Bradford? Awwwww yeah.


Witch Powers would she have? A male Puritan could have big ears?



Burying SJWs beneath the corn, along with the assistance of a Native American.


Funny that you see it that way, as I have always looked at Puritans as having the traits of extreme Leftists. The Alinsky New-Left of my youth I thought were Puritan like. Of course, the Quakers with their silly pathological altruism (especially today) also struck me as another type of Leftism.

I think Eric Hoffer stated they were Lefties, that's where I got that from.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf October 29, 2017 10:55 PM  

The evidence suggests families where second sons are born homosexual, they may be more reproductively successful compared to those where the second son is born heterosexual. While it seems counterintuitive, recall the second son shares 50% DNA with his older brother. If the second son doesn't compete with his older brother for females he may instead be able to pass his DNA on by being the added support. Having two male providers may lead to better survival overall. A third homosexual son even more so. Bee colonies demonstrate this with drone, warrior and queen relatedness. When the balance tips such that being a supporter is no longer an advantage reproductively then the colony collapses.
I'd also note the brain shows structural dimorphism relatvely early in development.
Anyway, I don't mean to make an argument, and to be honest I don't find this area of research to be of much interest. I could be wrong as well (it's not something I want to put time into studying) and of course it's certainly not "settled" either way.

Anonymous JAG October 29, 2017 11:01 PM  

The Observer wrote:Well, looks like we've got our work cut out for us.

Ain wrote:I was playing fairly good zombie apocalypse strategy game called "Rebuild 3" last night, and was bit annoyed that 85% of the women look like bull dykes. Then two of my (allegedly male) soldiers approached me and asked permission to be married. I forbade it and got preached at by the game a fair bit about how "they thought all the ugliness of my intolerance was from the old world, but they guess they were wrong." They got sent on suicide missions.

The ugly women should have been the first warning sign. Would definitely have dropped the game after that nonsense, though, and refunded it if possible.


I promptly returned The Last of Us because virtually every character was gay. There was even an underage lesbian story line in the bonus side game. Nope. Give me my money back.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning October 29, 2017 11:27 PM  

Congratulations to all of you- The Real SDL, Markku, Matthew, Castalia House, the Backers, the Ilk and Dread, all of you. What an Alt-Time!

Blogger Were-Puppy October 29, 2017 11:37 PM  

@109 David The Good
I'm also hoping we eventually get a Puritan superhero.
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An alt-hero version of a puritan hero would be Robert E. Howards sword and two flintlock wielding Solomon Kane.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 29, 2017 11:39 PM  

@121 James Dixon

Props you beat me to it

Blogger Were-Puppy October 29, 2017 11:42 PM  

@129 Ahärôwn
Solomon Kane sounds awesome. Something else to add to the "to-buy" list - you guys keep introducing me to great stuff.

A graphic novel adaptation of that would be nifty.
---

Marvel used to have the license for Robert E Howard and had a bunch of comics related, Conan, Kull, Solomon Kane. I'm sure there are trades out there with the old issues all bound together in a couple volumes.

Anonymous Ahärôwn October 29, 2017 11:48 PM  

Thanks Were - I'll check it out.

Blogger Ingot9455 October 29, 2017 11:50 PM  

@131 The effect you're describing is much smaller than you make it out to be... but present.
The study, which I believe has been reproduced a few times, shows that if you draw your baseline at a 3% chance of homosexuality, then the second born male son (as in, there was one male son born first and this is the second) has a 4% chance of homosexuality. The third born male has a 5% and the fourth born male has a 6%.

The 'evolutionary' reason is guessed at as you suggest - similar to the finches 'uncle system' where non-reproducing males contribute to family survival.

The 'epigenetic' reason is guessed at as the birth mother reacting to the antigens from the first male child, making the gestating environment more hostile for the second. And again for the third and fourth.

More research is being done, but keep in mind that these percentages are very small.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare October 29, 2017 11:54 PM  

@IncoherentM

My thoughts, you haf read zem? Lol. Seriously, though, I agree completely. I am tremendously grateful to all y'all who donated what we little guys couldn't. Thank you for that. :-)

Anonymous Crew October 29, 2017 11:55 PM  

Is this the first comic series with an RPG as well? Sounds like it!

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 30, 2017 12:36 AM  

@140 No Wildcards was founded from a gaming group and had later has had several game systems. Marvel and DC both have games attached.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 30, 2017 12:39 AM  

@131 Meng, That's a load of BS. Do the math you'd have to have four more kids to make up the children from a brother. How in the world would you do that. The 'Gay Uncle' myth is a myth. You cannot make a fitness advantage for the individual by not having children unless you lay eggs like an insect.

Blogger lowercaseb October 30, 2017 1:51 AM  

Man of the Atom wrote:Markku wrote:Now, I am reliably informed that there will be a super super super scary pdf that proves that we couldn't possibly turn a profit with almost quarter of a million.

Dang it! That's right. Pedo Press has a release coming.


How much do I have to add to my donation to get this PDF illustrated by Tim Lim and included as an appendix to Volume I?

Blogger Ingot9455 October 30, 2017 2:14 AM  

@141 Yes, the original game system that George R. R. Martin and crew were playing was called 'Superworld'. It came in a boxed set that I had at one point, and as a system, it was pretty poor. It was a Chaosium product and was an attempt to port their Basic Roleplaying percentile system to superheroes, and it worked poorly in modeling superpowers.

As an example, the player of 'Popinjay' had the ability to teleport others. The common limitation being 'to anyplace I've been." Being a player character, he took a weekend skydiving course and thus was able to teleport bad guys to 10,000 feet above Weehauken, New Jersey. After a session where he trashed all the non-flying villains by pointing his finger, he realized that his character made a much better villain than hero, had him go evil, and made up a new character.

Blogger Markku October 30, 2017 7:16 AM  

I just heard from a moderator that we have had an update on end of the world pdf, though the comment was deleted for consistency of moderation. It turns out that Jason, quote, "may be too busy" to make it.

In other words, he fails to deliver what he has promised. Funny, that.

As we know, SJWs always...

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 30, 2017 7:23 AM  

Markku wrote:I just heard from a moderator that we have had an update on end of the world pdf, though the comment was deleted for consistency of moderation. It turns out that Jason, quote, "may be too busy" to make it.

In other words, he fails to deliver what he has promised. Funny, that.

As we know, SJWs always...


"Mr. Brown, meet the football. Oh. Oh, snap!"

Blogger S1AL October 30, 2017 9:55 AM  

"Funny that you see it that way, as I have always looked at Puritans as having the traits of extreme Leftists."

The huge difference is that the Puritans just wanted to be left alone, which is why they came to America. They were hyper-localists.

Blogger Markku October 30, 2017 1:42 PM  

I have now been informed that Tuesday will be the doomsday.

Blogger Markku October 30, 2017 1:47 PM  

I'm going to have to keep deleting it because we can't give the impression that you can wiggle yourself out of a ban just by keeping at it, but you all know where his blog is. If you're interested, find it there. Or, perhaps Vox gets inspired to respond to it with a post, I don't know.

Blogger James Dixon October 30, 2017 3:47 PM  

> A graphic novel adaptation of that would be nifty.

Ask and ye shall receive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595824103/

Blogger James Dixon October 30, 2017 3:49 PM  

> I'm going to have to keep deleting

Well, obviously. But surely Vox will want to post a link with appropriate ridicule?

Anonymous Mystified Rational October 30, 2017 6:10 PM  

If you're going to post commentary instead of just deleting silently, can you at least explain what's going on to those of us who missed the action?

Blogger Markku October 30, 2017 7:12 PM  

Jason Yungbluth (www.whatisdeepfried.com) is going to write some kind of an expose, which he threatened to be posting here faster than I can delete it. If he still goes with his original plan (which would be an uphill battle, considering how high the amount raised turned out to be), I believe he tries to argue that the project cannot be profitable based on his calculations, and hence we supposedly must be just trying to scam people for money and never release anything.

It's amusing because I actually have all the numbers for all parts of the project, all contracted already. So I know how much money will be left as a nest egg for issues that come after the crowdfunded ones. What I think is that he will try to go with some completely different approach, because to make the final number out to be unprofitable, would require some pretty ridiculous numbers.

I have a hunch about what he's going to try to argue. I already told it to Vox, to have it on record.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf October 30, 2017 7:21 PM  

@142 Brick Hardslab
I didn't quite understand your post. The first son would be 100% related to his offspring. The second son would be 50% related to the first son's offspring. Having 50% of you genes passed along is better than 0%. While not as good as 100%, if the environment is harsh, it may be that 50% is the optimum (given the environment is already supporting 1 male and 1 female). As for brain dimorphic differences, that evidence is quite strong, including identity and prefernce. Stop and concider that some XY males have female genetalia because of a mutated disfunctional receptor and until DNA testing, would life as females. As well as a plethora of other biological phenomena. Personally, I like to align my view with the science and adjust as new evidence emerges. The alternative, conspiracy, just isn't my cup of tea. That said, sure, some of the conclusions I've posted my be incorrect. It's not my area of research.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 30, 2017 8:12 PM  

Meng your brother would have to produce twice the children you would to make up your genes. To surpass that he'd need double plus one. Numerate people have been debunking, 'gay uncle' for years. There's nothing to it but wishful thinking and just-so stories. Think of your own family or any family you know. Would any sibling be able or willing to help his brother double the number of children while completely removing his own genes? It makes no sense. Homosexuality is a literal dead end d genetically. The factor is so great there id's no chance it is genetic. Cochran posits that it is due to a disease of the mother's.

Blogger The Observer October 30, 2017 8:39 PM  

@153:

Someone should save that .pdf for archival purposes and to see how well it ages, say, maybe six months to one year down the road.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf October 30, 2017 10:26 PM  

@155. Brick Hardslab
Yes, I agree that the brother will not pass on his genes to the same degree as his older brother. That's not the point. Even the older brother is only passing on 50% of his genes to his child, with the mother passing along the other 50%. Thus, the uncle is statistically passing on 25% through his relatedness. Of course, even at 50% we still procreate - while not as good as budding off a 100% genetically related offspring, it's still pretty good :) The same reasoning is sound at 25%, it's better to pass on 25% of your genes, when compared with 0%. Anyway, these conclusions only provide an explanation as to why second sons are more likely to identify as homosexual (and third sons even more so). Given the data, this seems like a reasonable conclusion. That's not the same as saying it is true. It may be completely incorrect or maybe even partially correct. As a last point, as a Neuroscientist, I'd approach the question first by dividing the subject into four categories: genotype (objective), phenotype (objective), identification (subjective), brain structure (objective). The third one cannot be argued with - it'd be like arguing over the taste of chocolate. The other three can be measured, the last not very well - yet.

Blogger Roger G2 October 31, 2017 6:56 AM  

VD, you brilliant MF’er! I knew that one day you’d hit upon something big. And this is only the beginning, there’s more to come.
You’ve earned it, and I’m glad for your success with this project.
Cheers!

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot October 31, 2017 1:08 PM  

WOO HOO STACK THOSE STACKS OF CASH

Now make this happen. :-)

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