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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The #1 crowdfunded comic

Of course, one hopes this won't make us the Star Citizen of comics. Meanwhile, Captain Europa celebrates the good news that Alt★Hero is now the #1 crowdfunded new comic of all time. It will probably surprise no one to learn that Dynamique could not care less. Meanwhile, we're less than 4k away from Stretch Goal #12, so don't hesitate to jump on the bandwagon.

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Anonymous Nick October 28, 2017 11:24 AM  

And on to be the #1 comic of the 21st century!

Anonymous DDT October 28, 2017 11:26 AM  

Congratulations in advance, and I look forward to reading this.

Thanks for actually fighting the culture wars in the best way possible: by adding to the culture.

Blogger Matt October 28, 2017 11:31 AM  

Who's the artist?

Blogger Matt October 28, 2017 11:32 AM  

Of the posted image, that is.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 28, 2017 11:35 AM  

@2

"Thanks for actually fighting the culture wars in the best way possible: by adding to the culture."

^And the Thread Winner Award goes to...!

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 11:41 AM  

Now less than $2k...$198,727.00

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 28, 2017 11:43 AM  

I think this fits, even though I imagine an MMO RPG based on this series would be considerably more entertaining than Champions Online (or DC Universe Online. Maybe not City of Heroes, but, that's gone now, so, yeah).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhKUAHzMj7U

Anonymous Eduardo October 28, 2017 11:47 AM  

Captain Europa looks Millenial XD.

This art... Reminds me of Borderlands.

Look at that Figure on Dynamique haahahahaa, she is a fair lady. But her face in this one is... Looks French.


Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 11:48 AM  

And over $200K!

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 11:49 AM  

Ok it just popped over $10k to $209,012.00

Is that even possible in 7 minutes unless a very large donation came in?

Anonymous TheDarkWizard October 28, 2017 11:51 AM  

I backed at $30 for the paperback. I did want to go for some of the newer stuff but couldn't justify the extra money now. I'll take what I can get. Hope it's good.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 11:53 AM  

Had to be a large donation as the backer numbers for the individual items don't appear to have radically changed. Now to verify it.

Blogger mike mike October 28, 2017 11:54 AM  

That picture.... who drew that? Awesome. I'm in.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 11:56 AM  

Dave wrote:Ok it just popped over $10k to $209,012.00

Is that even possible in 7 minutes unless a very large donation came in?


$10,350 @ 1548 GMT
$1525 @ 1543 GMT

Contributions are arriving at about 1 per 6 minutes!

Anonymous Eduardo October 28, 2017 11:57 AM  

I guess some 5.000's came along Dave

I bet one of them must be Jason YoungBluth... Anger you see.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 11:59 AM  

Eduardo wrote:I guess some 5.000's came along Dave

I bet one of them must be Jason YoungBluth... Anger you see.


Irrelevant. Even if Death Toll or another troll were pumping $10K in, the velocity of today will easily exceed $211K and more.

Jason doesn't matter. We don't care.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:02 PM  

I don't see it either...what purpose would it serve at this point when all goals have been met to fake a $10k contribution?

Blogger VD October 28, 2017 12:03 PM  

Don't get too excited. It's either fake or a mistake. The same person did 4x cameos.

Blogger VD October 28, 2017 12:04 PM  

I guess some 5.000's came along Dave

No, they are all taken.

Blogger wired216 October 28, 2017 12:04 PM  

No!! I just got triple billed at $2,500. I just wanted to push it over the end. And now that the campaign is closed they took 5k extra out of my account which I CANNOT AFFORD!!!

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:08 PM  

they took 5k extra out of my account which I CANNOT AFFORD!!!

Bitcoin? FreeStartr will remedy.

Blogger Thot October 28, 2017 12:09 PM  

At this point anything the SJWs are trying to do to derail this thing is equivalent to the coyote in a Road Runner short.

Blogger Salt October 28, 2017 12:09 PM  

FreeStartR - 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable

We broke it

Blogger wired216 October 28, 2017 12:11 PM  

Unfortunately no. I mean I could take it up with MasterCard but considering what we are trying to do here. I don't want to.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:12 PM  

No is still there. Never did change Cameos from 3/5 and nothing was ever displayed under "Top Backers"

Blogger Claudio October 28, 2017 12:12 PM  

So I still don't fully understand this whole comic thing but I think it has to do with restoring the fun, and traditional themes of comicbooks... however, that cover says: "annoying, thirsty male... you're not good enough for me." So what's the context here? Is she one of the "good" characters and he's a pathetic "bad" guy? Are they mocking the selfie culture?

Oh, OK, I just saw the EU insignia... I may have answered my own question, but still, can someone give me the TL;DR of this project?

Blogger VD October 28, 2017 12:13 PM  

No!! I just got triple billed at $2,500. I just wanted to push it over the end. And now that the campaign is closed they took 5k extra out of my account which I CANNOT AFFORD!!!

The campaign is not closed. Nor have they taken anything out of your account. There are FOUR Cameo backings from you. How many do you want canceled, three or all four?

Also, please respond to my email, which I sent you five minutes before you commented here.

Anonymous CPEG October 28, 2017 12:15 PM  

wired, contact freestartr support.

Blogger cheddarman October 28, 2017 12:17 PM  

I hope that there will be options to sponsor an Alt-Hero issue in the future. I want to see Rebel and Dynamique mud wrestling or Jello wrestling. That would be YUGE!

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 12:17 PM  

I just got the digital and the rpg. I'm not sure if the payment went through on the digital comics.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:18 PM  

@Claudio read the comic pages posted on Freestartr.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:20 PM  

I'm not sure if the payment went through on the digital comics.

No, the campaign is still ongoing.

Anonymous vfm October 28, 2017 12:20 PM  

The artwork is fantastic.

Anonymous Eduardo October 28, 2017 12:22 PM  

@16

Of course Jason Matters...
Don't wanna see his face when Alt(star symbol not found)Hero succeeds?!?
Comeee onnn XD. You gotta think outside the atom.

@17

I meant as a joke that Jason is envious so in a lapse he donated some money to something which he wanted to be his. But who knows... Maybe there are ways to walk out of your donation, and that is their plan.

@18

Well like I said =_= I meant as a joke... It is a joke right O_õ.

@19

Oh I see.

@20

Oh... How did that happened? System problems? Clicked three times? Bad Internet?

@22

The run of the mill SJW is probably in discredit mode by now.
The only risk is financial short comings due to some nefarious scheme.


Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:23 PM  

Brick Hardslab wrote:I just got the digital and the rpg. I'm not sure if the payment went through on the digital comics.

Each one should have its own entry on your Freestartr member "Contributions" link. Login and check your account.

Blogger tuberman October 28, 2017 12:23 PM  

Ahh, (shuffle, scuffle) Schucks, was hoping that 210K was real.

Blogger wired216 October 28, 2017 12:27 PM  

Thank you.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:27 PM  

tuberman wrote:Ahh, (shuffle, scuffle) Schucks, was hoping that 210K was real.

It may well be over $200K regardless. We're at $211K on the Freestartr page now, so the $10K is likely mox nix even if fake or a mistake.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:28 PM  

Something FreeStartr needs to look at if there were only 2 Cameo spots available the system should've closed out that item when it maxed out.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 12:30 PM  

I checked the account and it said it was there. The reason I wasn't sure was because I got an error message on the digital reader confirmation so my wife suggested I try the rpg on a different platform. I have email confirmation for both. I'm going to assume it's good.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:31 PM  

Should drop by $7500 from what wired216 is saying

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:31 PM  

Dave wrote:Something FreeStartr needs to look at if there were only 2 Cameo spots available the system should've closed out that item when it maxed out.

We have to keep reminding ourselves that the Freestartr site is in BETA. We are helping test and evaluate it. This should be great feedback for their developers.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning October 28, 2017 12:32 PM  

cheddarman wrote:I want to see Rebel and Dynamique mud wrestling or Jello wrestling. That would be YUGE!

I want and I don't want to see some accurate depictions of real SJWs- the clown hair, the 'enhanced' body masses, the tats, nose rings, fake college degrees, slovenly attire and problem glasses. And especially their hateful expressions. Steve, can you help?

But no SJW mud wrestling... please.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:34 PM  

Brick Hardslab wrote:I checked the account and it said it was there. The reason I wasn't sure was because I got an error message on the digital reader confirmation so my wife suggested I try the rpg on a different platform. I have email confirmation for both. I'm going to assume it's good.

It's Vox. You know you're covered.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 12:37 PM  

Oh yeah, Vox has always come through.

Blogger Thot October 28, 2017 12:38 PM  

Sweet God. I had my suspicions but that pic solidified it. Captain E is a dude-bro douche bag.

It's 11:37am cst here in the Midwest. Does anyone have what time the campaign closes?

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 12:38 PM  

How many hours left.

Blogger S1AL October 28, 2017 12:38 PM  

Alright, alright, you've got me for the paperbacks. I'm also planning to get at least the digital RPG if/when that's an option down the road.

Blogger wired216 October 28, 2017 12:39 PM  

I answered now. Thank you!

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:41 PM  

@46. Thot &
Brick Hardslab wrote:How many hours left.

I *think* it closes at 2359 GMT -- so about 8pm Eastern, but Vox or Markku need to confirm.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:41 PM  

This should be great feedback for their developers.

Should be an easy fix; they did close Design Hero at 5/5.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:45 PM  

Thot wrote:Sweet God. I had my suspicions but that pic solidified it. Captain E is a dude-bro douche bag.


My sentiments exactly. Secret King Gamma? We already know he won't hesitate to sucker punch a woman.

Blogger VD October 28, 2017 12:46 PM  

We'll take care of it. Everyone else, the 10k in question was not a fake, but a mistake. The correct total is now 203,860, so Stretch Goal 12 is met.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 12:48 PM  

I *think* it closes at 2359 GMT -- so about 8pm Eastern

Seems like the initial 4 hours to surpass the $25k goal put us well past midnight EST, will have to check that thread.

Blogger S1AL October 28, 2017 12:49 PM  

"My sentiments exactly. Secret King Gamma? We already know he won't hesitate to sucker punch a woman."

Nah. Modern man true-believing good-thinker with internalized noblesse oblige. And a douchebag.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 12:50 PM  

It's still gone up a couple thousand in an hour or so. Not bad. If I got paid like that I could have retired at twenty.

Anonymous CPEG October 28, 2017 12:51 PM  

What is stretch goal 12? I don't see any stretch goals beyond Avalon 4 5 and 6.

Blogger tuberman October 28, 2017 12:52 PM  

wired216 wrote:I answered now. Thank you!

So, the good news is, YOU WERE THE ONE WHO PUSHED IT OVER 200K !!

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 12:53 PM  

CPEG wrote:What is stretch goal 12? I don't see any stretch goals beyond Avalon 4 5 and 6.

Check Vox's previous Alt-Hero posting. It's in the text.

Blogger tuberman October 28, 2017 12:58 PM  

Picked up my last gift item about an hour ago. I'm happy.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 1:01 PM  

CPEG wrote:What is stretch goal 12? I don't see any stretch goals beyond Avalon 4 5 and 6.

See the first VP post today.

S1AL wrote:"My sentiments exactly. Secret King Gamma? We already know he won't hesitate to sucker punch a woman."

Nah. Modern man true-believing good-thinker with internalized noblesse oblige. And a douchebag.


Nailed it.


wired216 wrote:I answered now. Thank you!

Ok waiting all this time you became a little excited.

Blogger Thot October 28, 2017 1:10 PM  

@Jasons life matters I'm sorry, who are you again?

Blogger Brad Matthews October 28, 2017 1:11 PM  

That drawing really captures the emotion. Congrats on over 200K! I knew it would blow through 185K, but 200K is HUGE.

Blogger 1337kestrel October 28, 2017 1:21 PM  

I'm going in for the new rewards in a few hours...

Blogger Matthew October 28, 2017 1:22 PM  

Thot wrote:@Jasons life matters I'm sorry, who are you again?

A successful cartoonist who enjoys drawing images of little girls getting raped by their fathers.

Blogger Coriolanus Rex October 28, 2017 1:29 PM  

Vox Day I'm curious I got money put in and then taken out of my Credit Card from freestartr. As it is a Canadian credit card will the exhchange rate cause any issues? Also why did Freestartr put money in and then out of my Credit Card? Was weird to see.

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Blogger Markku October 28, 2017 1:30 PM  

Coriolanus Rex wrote:Also why did Freestartr put money in and then out of my Credit Card? Was weird to see.

This is the standard way to test the legitimacy of a given credit card number. You charge it the minimum amount allowed by that particular card, and if the charge goes through, you immediately refund the charge.

Blogger Boxty October 28, 2017 1:30 PM  

I like this style of artwork way better than the anime looking stuff.

Blogger Markku October 28, 2017 1:31 PM  

Amazon, for example, does this for all their services, like Amazon Web Services, and their ad service.

Anonymous Eduardo October 28, 2017 1:31 PM  

Thot, that is YoungBluth until proven otherwise.

And Jason. Yes, you matter in a sense that competition matters. But you are too salty bro. You pestering the thread for no reason, except to get points over Vox in a one sided competition...

Come on Jason, pipe down.

Blogger Matthew October 28, 2017 1:40 PM  

Yeah, pipe down. It's not as if comic books are a zero sum game, and we're stealing your lunch money or something.

Blogger Forge the Sky October 28, 2017 1:41 PM  

Does the $75 hardcover level not include digital editions of vols IV+?

That seems to be what the text says. I'm only asking because the $30 paperback level says it includes digital editions of everything, which seems odd given the price difference.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 1:41 PM  

Eduardo wrote:Thot, that is YoungBluth until proven otherwise.

Yeah that was Thot's point. Maybe you could advise the banned and spammed one what the difference is between Dread Ilk and Ilk and not Ilk.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 28, 2017 1:42 PM  

Is the DeathRay Dude on suicide watch, yet?

Anything we can do to help? /ambiguous

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 1:45 PM  

Didn't The Kurgan want to start a dead pool on the Dearth Rag?

Blogger S1AL October 28, 2017 1:46 PM  

"I hope you will enjoy my Alt-Hero wrap up when I post it on Monday."

That sounds like a great opportunity for a betting pool. I propose "blatant lies" and "ambiguous falsehoods" as the primary categories.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 1:49 PM  

S1AL wrote:"I hope you will enjoy my Alt-Hero wrap up when I post it on Monday."

That sounds like a great opportunity for a GUARANTEED OUTCOME. I propose "blatant lies" and "ambiguous falsehoods" as the primary categories.


FIFY.

Blogger S1AL October 28, 2017 1:50 PM  

The pool is for quantity thereof, obviously.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 28, 2017 1:52 PM  

S1AL wrote:The pool is for quantity thereof, obviously.

Ah. Begging your pardon under those conditions.

Anonymous Eduardo October 28, 2017 1:57 PM  

Dave, he obviously wants a challenge!

What is the point of explaining that to him, he will Think I am some sort of horribly autistic child.

Blogger Dave October 28, 2017 2:02 PM  

The banned and spammed one appears to have mistaken you for a Dread Ilk fan of his.

Blogger Thot October 28, 2017 2:13 PM  

Boxty wrote:I like this style of artwork way better than the anime looking stuff.

that hurt me in my feels

Blogger Brad Matthews October 28, 2017 2:17 PM  

S1AL wrote:"I hope you will enjoy my Alt-Hero wrap up when I post it on Monday."

That sounds like a great opportunity for a betting pool. I propose "blatant lies" and "ambiguous falsehoods" as the primary categories.


Just don't wager against it being another open letter, you will lose.

Anonymous A. Nonymous October 28, 2017 2:28 PM  

Captain Europa is best character.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 28, 2017 2:54 PM  

@84

Why? This artwork is way better than most anime looking stuff.

It'd only be better if it was in an Alex Ross, photo realistic style.

Anonymous Causal Lurker October 28, 2017 3:03 PM  

The SDL turned it up to 12... 12!! Spinal Tap is trumped by Psychosonik.

Spacebunny cosplay will need a warning label, because it's likely to kill SJWs on contact. What a mess to clean up. Bungbluth is likely to melt eyeballs first, like the Nazis in "Raiders".

Blogger Thot October 28, 2017 3:06 PM  

@87 lol just joking around. What people like in art is all subjective. Which is 'all good'. Unless you try to feed me some post modern crap, then we are enemies for life.

Anonymous CPEG October 28, 2017 3:19 PM  

@Casual Lurker
I think it will be somebody cosplaying AS the Spacebunny cameo character, NOT the real Spacebunny cosplaying.

Blogger S'mon October 28, 2017 3:39 PM  

My 10 year old son is largely apolitical, but knows good (& bad) comics, and thinks this will be better than SJW-Marvel, so at his urging I've gone in for $15.

Anonymous Causal Lurker October 28, 2017 3:58 PM  

CPEG - busy day and somewhat brain melted, so I missed the wording. Need more liquids - no, make that beer. Lot of yard work.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 28, 2017 3:59 PM  

I just hope selfies are not common in alt hero. One common element in sjw-Marvel is copious selfies.

Blogger Were-Puppy October 28, 2017 5:08 PM  

@74 Matthew
Yeah, pipe down. It's not as if comic books are a zero sum game, and we're stealing your lunch money or something.
---

Pls make the final stretch goal to steal his lunch money :P

Blogger Were-Puppy October 28, 2017 5:10 PM  

Capt. EU looks like a male feminist

Anonymous Just another commenter October 28, 2017 5:34 PM  

I have to admit, the body language and expression that pic capture two types of SJW quite well, the self-infatuated over-the-top bro-ness, and the bored and arrogant indifference bordering on self-righteous ennui. Both look very punchable, and it's just that they work for the government.

I like that artist's style, both here and on his Rebel images.

Talent, this project has. /yoda

Blogger marco moltisanti October 28, 2017 6:54 PM  

Hopefully there's a merchandising deal with Under Armour sometime in the future. I could go for a Captain Europa compression top.

Blogger Dire Badger October 28, 2017 8:37 PM  

Boxty wrote:I like this style of artwork way better than the anime looking stuff.

Not me, It doesn't convey emotion as well, and while it's more visually distracting, It won't add to the story as much.

Anonymous Kizuna October 29, 2017 3:13 AM  

I haven't been charged yet, but I did send an email to support about adding several add-ons, hopefully before the deadline. Is the fact I wasn't charged a good sign that made it through, or the opposite? Unfortunately, I did not read enough to know the process to get all the goods until the last day as I didn't really pore through it until then.

Blogger VD October 29, 2017 6:49 AM  

I haven't been charged yet, but I did send an email to support about adding several add-ons, hopefully before the deadline. Is the fact I wasn't charged a good sign that made it through, or the opposite?

You'll be fine. No one is charged until it's over.

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