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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The one percent


We have released a new image of Rebel washing her Mustang to celebrate hitting a landmark milestone; less than one percent of all kickstarted campaigns ever reach this level. Tomorrow, we'll be adding some new rewards and stretch goals, as well as modifying an existing one for the better. In the meantime, we'll be working on finding models to play the roles of Rebel and Dynamique for the cosplay photo shoot they'll be doing with our newest character, Ryu no Seishin, or Spirit of the Dragon, who we will be introducing soon.

Thanks very much to all 1,107 of you who made this happen. We wouldn't have done this if we didn't think it would be successful, but we never anticipated this strength of support. And if you haven't joined the campaign yet, perhaps it's time to consider doing so.

For the VFM: I'm going to put out a press release tomorrow, so if you have the time to dig up the emails of reporters or bloggers who have covered comics in general, Marvel, or DC in the past, please email them to me tonight.

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96 Comments:

Blogger Alexander October 10, 2017 4:56 PM  

Ha! 1107 SOCK PUPPETS, no doubt!!!

Congrats, vox. And everyone else involved.

Blogger D.J. October 10, 2017 4:58 PM  

When you put up Novel Ebook #2, I'll get that as well.

Blogger JACIII October 10, 2017 5:01 PM  

Is Kate Upton available?

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 10, 2017 5:12 PM  

Finally! We are the 1%!

Blogger Edwin October 10, 2017 5:16 PM  

Vox, you're more influential than Russians on Facebook.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 10, 2017 5:17 PM  

Vox as Rebel or Dynamique. Maybe as a 200k stretch goal?

Anonymous Concerned October 10, 2017 5:19 PM  

Bad artist tell: her top is almost COMPLETELY covering her boobs. Can't your artists do better???

Anonymous MDZ1985 October 10, 2017 5:21 PM  

Y'all need to sponsor a Rebel look-alike contest at Dragoncon. Because why should the Slave Leias have all of the fun? Actually, I look forward to the panicked security lockdowns at comic cons when the Alt*Hero cosplayers arrive.

Blogger 1337kestrel October 10, 2017 5:21 PM  

I'm disappointed that the mustang isn't burnt orange with a Confederate flag for a soft top.

Anonymous Reenay October 10, 2017 5:23 PM  

Speaking as a sexually satisfied, monogamous, married man...

That piece of Rebel washing her car?

*raises fist*

Blogger Brad Matthews October 10, 2017 5:26 PM  

Oh boy, now you've done it.
All American girl washing her Mustang, the proof they've been rabidly seeking. New add-on: Confederate earplugs.

Blogger L' Aristokrato October 10, 2017 5:31 PM  

Here's hoping for 150!

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot October 10, 2017 5:32 PM  

A Mustang? For Rebel?

No no, not a Mustang, never a Mustang ... a Dodge Charger.

A 1969 Dodge Charger, in fact.

This simply has to be.


Blogger James Jones October 10, 2017 5:33 PM  

I think the artwork is brilliant. I own tons of Graphic Novels and I can't see what people are moaning about with the art.

Anonymous Jeff October 10, 2017 5:35 PM  

The Rebel costume is going to be a big seller for Halloween. Perhaps not this year, but certainly next one.

And I mean for the more adult Halloween parties, not kids trick or treating.

Blogger Ransom Smith October 10, 2017 5:37 PM  

The mustang is more of a chick car anyways.
With some exceptions.

Blogger Dave October 10, 2017 5:37 PM  

Very impressive; 100 grand, 100 large, 100 big ones. Do we all get 1% badges?

I'm still waiting to see backer numbers explode for Chuck Dixon #3 paperback & hardcover. C'mon, it's freakin' Chuck Dixon.

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/22/chuck-dixon-most-published-comic-book-writer-40000-pages/

Blogger JC Skinner October 10, 2017 5:45 PM  

The stretches are coming so fast and the rewards changing that I'm getting confused. I want to get the whole thing in paperback. All three volumes. What should I order? The three separate paperback offers at 30 bucks each or is there a reward level containing all three?

Blogger Sean Carnegie October 10, 2017 5:46 PM  

VD,

If we get the $150 Figurine package, do we get all 9 editions plus the shirt and the figurine? It's not real clear.

Blogger VD October 10, 2017 5:47 PM  

What should I order? The three separate paperback offers at 30 bucks each or is there a reward level containing all three?

The three separate paperback offers at 30 bucks each, yes.

Blogger VD October 10, 2017 5:47 PM  

If we get the $150 Figurine package, do we get all 9 editions plus the shirt and the figurine? It's not real clear.

You get all 9 digital editions, the shirt, and the figurine.

Blogger tuberman October 10, 2017 5:51 PM  

Just here to say ...congratulations... and, Yaaah!

Anonymous Gurpgork October 10, 2017 5:53 PM  

"In the meantime, we'll be working on finding models to play the roles of Rebel and Dynamique for the cosplay photo shoot"

It's a hard job but someone has to do it.

Blogger The Observer October 10, 2017 6:06 PM  

James Jones wrote:I think the artwork is brilliant. I own tons of Graphic Novels and I can't see what people are moaning about with the art.

The thing is that art tends to be a subjective measure that anyone can hurl vague critcism at, especially from people who come in with the motivation of attacking the comic. It's hard to prove them objectively and conclusively wrong without getting into fine details of anatomy, so they go for that.

Blogger Edwin Boyette October 10, 2017 6:14 PM  

Try to engage with Diversity and Comics he's been on the recieving end of some SJW nonsense, and has a large following. He's also a two time vet having served in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.

He also self-produced a small crowdfunded comic book "Jawbreakers".

diversityandcomics@gmail.com
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlzSqLSGj8GIOeT5jrQsJA

Anonymous franklinjennings October 10, 2017 6:14 PM  

I'm disappointed you want to waste Mopar orange paint on a chick car.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 10, 2017 6:26 PM  

'64 Mustang, I believe?

Blogger Brad Matthews October 10, 2017 6:30 PM  

Edwin Boyette wrote:Try to engage with Diversity and Comics he's been on the recieving end of some SJW nonsense, and has a large following. He's also a two time vet having served in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.



I emailed him, but did not receive a response. Hopefully he is aware and has looked into it.

Blogger Gordon October 10, 2017 6:36 PM  

Ah, yer all full of crap. Rebel would drive a restored classic pickup.

Blogger Gordon October 10, 2017 6:42 PM  

Her daddy offered advice, but she did the work to rebuild an old Police Intercepter motor and shoehorned it under the hood. And of course, there's a rifle rack in the back window.

Blogger VD October 10, 2017 6:43 PM  

Hopefully he is aware and has looked into it.

He is. My perception is he is a moderate of the "both sides are bad" school. I doubt he will be on board until we prove ourselves, which is absolutely fine. He's more akin to a Sad Puppy than a Rabid Puppy; he wants to fix Marvel, not impale it, then set it on fire.

Which would be bad....

Anonymous aegis-1080 October 10, 2017 6:43 PM  

OT:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41574172

"Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum.

However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to allow talks with the government in Madrid."

You see, you don't need the moral high ground if you can count on your opponents cucking.

Blogger Edwin Boyette October 10, 2017 6:43 PM  

Brad Matthews wrote:Edwin Boyette wrote:Try to engage with Diversity and Comics he's been on the recieving end of some SJW nonsense, and has a large following. He's also a two time vet having served in the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army.



I emailed him, but did not receive a response. Hopefully he is aware and has looked into it.


Excellent! There is such a natural overlap here and the timing is incredible - Vox and Diversity should definitely connect.

The SJWs trying to create a violent encounter with him at the Comic Con sounds about par for the course, and like Gamergate with a new generation of Nu-Males.

Blogger Edwin Boyette October 10, 2017 6:45 PM  

VD wrote:Hopefully he is aware and has looked into it.

He is. My perception is he is a moderate of the "both sides are bad" school. I doubt he will be on board until we prove ourselves, which is absolutely fine. He's more akin to a Sad Puppy than a Rabid Puppy; he wants to fix Marvel, not impale it, then set it on fire.

Which would be bad....


I think if he's aware Chuck Dixon is involved now his interest will go up 10-fold. That was an impressive addition by the way VD!

Blogger JACIII October 10, 2017 6:47 PM  

Wait. There's a car in the picture?

Anonymous Just another commenter October 10, 2017 6:51 PM  

$101,011.00

Well, that's a nice number

1118 backers is a nice number, too.

Just need people to stop buying the limited edition hardcover omnibus, so mine are worth more. Hmmm... Wonder how much a #3 hardcover set, with Chuck Dixon contributing, would be worth if there are only 63 in existence, per the current number of backers? More or less than the #1 hardcover, with 228 backers? Not planning on selling, but curious.

Blogger Wolfman at Large October 10, 2017 6:52 PM  

Diversity and Comics needs to maintain a certain level of respectably and decorum. Captain Cummings (who is sort of his sidekick) does not and should spergout gloriously over Alt-Hero like any true Son of /pol/

Blogger JACIII October 10, 2017 7:01 PM  

Rebel had a lifted truck
And Diesel was its soul
And everywhere that Rebel went
The Coal was sure to roll.

Cred from a random Google image.

Blogger maniacprovost October 10, 2017 7:04 PM  

Ah, yer all full of crap. Rebel would drive a restored classic pickup.

Well... she looks a little too much like a real Southern girl for my taste. But the correct pickup truck would not be a restored classic, but rather a 1977 Ford F-100 with a rebuilt powertrain.

Blogger Virgil October 10, 2017 7:24 PM  

VD wrote:If we get the $150 Figurine package, do we get all 9 editions plus the shirt and the figurine? It's not real clear.

You get all 9 digital editions, the shirt, and the figurine.


The figurine package also includes the first paperback doesn't it?

Blogger JACIII October 10, 2017 7:29 PM  

Cosplay Rebel won't be hard to find. There's thousands in costume at every Jason Aldean concert.

Anonymous IncoherentM October 10, 2017 7:32 PM  

That image of Rebel will turn the triggering up to eleven!

I thought $100,000 would be a tough goal. Now I'm starting to think $150,000 will be reached with several days left in the campaign.

Blogger VD October 10, 2017 7:41 PM  

The figurine package also includes the first paperback doesn't it?

First paperback, yes.

Anonymous Causal Lurker October 10, 2017 8:07 PM  

Hey, all y'all realize that Rebel has an alternate universe identity: Vivian James. Change the colors to purple and green, and she flatten and salts down SJW slugs everywhere.

Guaranteed sales across spectrums, especially when the Alt Hero game modules come out.
Just thinkin', mind you.

Blogger Lovekraft October 10, 2017 8:09 PM  

The first volume is desirable for, among other things, first appearances (will order in the next couple days). Not a fan of digital versions since I'm a purist.

Blogger Matthew October 10, 2017 8:20 PM  

maniacprovost wrote:Ah, yer all full of crap. Rebel would drive a restored classic pickup.

Well... she looks a little too much like a real Southern girl for my taste. But the correct pickup truck would not be a restored classic, but rather a 1977 Ford F-100 with a rebuilt powertrain.


1996 with the 7.3. Crewcab, so she can fit more of her friends.

Blogger Matthew October 10, 2017 8:23 PM  

Vox, given some of the comments above, you might consider adding a backer level for cameos of people's trucks and cars.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning October 10, 2017 8:23 PM  

celebrate hitting a landmark milestone; less than one percent of all kickstarted campaigns ever reach this level.

Congratulations again! Furthermore, this was accomplished in maybe 11 days on a new, not-Kickstarter crowd-funding site that is still in beta.

Anonymous JAG October 10, 2017 8:52 PM  

maniacprovost wrote:Ah, yer all full of crap. Rebel would drive a restored classic pickup.

Well... she looks a little too much like a real Southern girl for my taste. But the correct pickup truck would not be a restored classic, but rather a 1977 Ford F-100 with a rebuilt powertrain.


There better be a gun rack with assorted rifles and shotguns in the back windshield of that truck!

Anonymous Deplorable Winning October 10, 2017 8:56 PM  

Matthew wrote:Vox, given some of the comments above, you might consider adding a backer level for cameos of people's trucks and cars.

Um hmm. And what color is her Unglock?

Anonymous WaterBoy October 10, 2017 9:03 PM  

Gordon @29: "Ah, yer all full of crap. Rebel would drive a restored classic pickup."

Wrong. 1977 Jeep CJ-5 Golden Eagle.

Matthew @46: "1996 with the 7.3. Crewcab, so she can fit more of her friends."

What good is all that space for friends if she can't even show 'em off. Retractable roof that's not a convertible.

Blogger Howard Stone October 10, 2017 9:08 PM  

OT, but where is Nick Cole's sequel to Soda Pop Soldier? I've heard nothing about it, meanwhile he's off with some buddy of his writing a starwarsnotstarwars series where they drop a new book every month. I mean come on, Nick's a great writer, but if Gordon Ramsey said he was going to grill me a cheese burger and three minutes later he hands me a something wrapped in yellow paper, I'm gonna be a little bit suspicious of the quality and effort put into that there cheese burger, but I digress.

Blogger Nate October 10, 2017 9:09 PM  

"Wrong. 1977 Jeep CJ-5 Golden Eagle."

you're all wrong. Rebel would obviously drive the standard Southern Girl vehicle.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler edition.

Anonymous WaterBoy October 10, 2017 9:19 PM  

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler MSRP: $32,195

Southern Girls must got big Sugar Daddies.

And the top don't go down....

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit October 10, 2017 9:28 PM  

[The Diversity & Comics YouTuber]'s more akin Sad Puppy than a Rabid Puppy; he wants to fix Marvel, not impale it, then set it on fire.

And then there are the old skool SF libertarian and conservative Campaigners who want Castalia Comics, manga and all the other Alt-Comics to eat Marvel's lunch so that it looks like the antagonists at the end of STtOS (see 5.5 mark)

.https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=star+trek+catspaw&&view=detail&mid=C82EE8072D551EB2515DC82EE8072D551EB2515D&FORM=VRDGAR

And then one of the Alt-Comics buys them at fire-sale valuation, sacks the SJWs and starts telling cool stories again with real patriotic Iron Man et al. instead of SJW cringe.

A gal can dream right.

Speaking of which, no-spoilers requested, but are there any Alt-Comic characters that an old coot could portray? Because I *will* be at ECCC.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 10, 2017 9:29 PM  

Vox, would it be better if the sjws were squawking about alt hero? After the initial laugh/lie campaign I expected stories about white nationalist, male pigs like the puppies instead it's quiet. Even the trolls have left the building.

Blogger maniacprovost October 10, 2017 9:32 PM  

Rebel would obviously drive the standard Southern Girl vehicle.


I didn't think a camo golf cart was alt-hero enough.

Blogger LP9 October 10, 2017 9:35 PM  

Congrats.

Gorgeous graphic! Par-taying with a wash bucket is a delight; every weekend to wash the car, detail it, such joy.

Blogger Markku October 10, 2017 9:37 PM  

Brick Hardslab wrote:Vox, would it be better if the sjws were squawking about alt hero? After the initial laugh/lie campaign I expected stories about white nationalist, male pigs like the puppies instead it's quiet. Even the trolls have left the building.

All squawks come to an end, absent new events to squawk at. Dixon's involvement will most likely start a new media- and triggering cycle reasonably soon. If not, I'm sure we can come up with something triggering easily enough. But it is a known fact that this fire requires putting new fuel in it, for it to keep it going.

Blogger Matthew October 10, 2017 9:49 PM  

maniacprovost wrote:Rebel would obviously drive the standard Southern Girl vehicle.



I didn't think a camo golf cart was alt-hero enough.


Garden gnomes gonna drive what garden gnomes want.

Blogger Nate October 10, 2017 10:02 PM  

"And the top don't go down...."

the top comes off completely. just like the doors.

Anonymous ComicFan October 10, 2017 10:59 PM  

VFM meet up at ECCC. Tix on sale 12p Pacific tomorrow. (march 2018 show)

Blogger SouthRon October 10, 2017 11:08 PM  

As long as the Willy's Voice Command doesn't sound like "Willy" Daniels doing KITT.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop October 10, 2017 11:43 PM  

ComicFan wrote:VFM meet up at ECCC

Ok, what day? You may reply by email; I'm not hard to find.
https://www.scribd.com/document/320890002/The-Forbidden-Equation-i-qc

Blogger VFM #7634 October 11, 2017 12:00 AM  

@maniacprovost
What's wrong with a real Southern girl?

Blogger tz October 11, 2017 12:26 AM  

Ditzy
Now I think SJWs and the Military Industrial Complex deserve each other, but given the pro-perversion bias of the military, I'm surprised.

Blogger Last Redoubt October 11, 2017 1:53 AM  

@Markku @Brick Hardslab

Ask and ye shall receive

https://medium.com/@Death_Ray/an-open-letter-to-chuck-dixon-4551684b4158

Full of the susual lies of course.

Blogger Last Redoubt October 11, 2017 1:53 AM  

dammit- usual

Blogger Edwin Boyette October 11, 2017 2:14 AM  

https://medium.com/@Death_Ray/an-open-letter-to-chuck-dixon-4551684b4158

There was a great rustling of jimmies.

/CO on 4chan has a thread with 400ish posts and butt-hurt abounds.

Blogger Resident Moron™ October 11, 2017 2:18 AM  

Well that guy’s just an incoherent retard.

A “law abiding criminal faction”?

Wanna know his problem? It’s not really concealed at all.

It’s envy.

He hates Chuck and he hates Vox for one reason; their success contrasts starkly with his continued failure.

Blogger Alfred Genesson October 11, 2017 2:25 AM  

It's last week's troll. So much hate and projection he's incapable of making anything good himself.

Blogger wreckage October 11, 2017 2:39 AM  

"Recently while I was teaching my cartooning course at the Rochester Institute of Technology"

It's the attempt to make the reference casually offhand that makes it effeminate.

Anonymous MJimmy October 11, 2017 3:02 AM  

"I was recently chatting to my buddy Bob... y'know Bobby DeNiro?" Name-droppers are the worst.

Blogger S. Thermite October 11, 2017 3:26 AM  

I note that the "teacher" who penned the open letter to Chuck Dixon doesn't claim to know an Afghan war vet himself, but rather mentions a friend of a "student" ("my sorta-ex-girlfriend's father's cousin knows a guy...) Shame on him for using this hero's death to push his own anti-white, anti-gun agenda. How many soldiers and/or cops would be willing to fight and die for a cucked, cowardly nation that pisses on the 2nd Amendment and condemns them as evil, paranoid mouthbreathers for wanting to own a crippled, 63-year-old AR-15 if and when they live long enough to retire? Shame on him for disrespecting our dead and living heroes for his own twisted escapist cartoon politics. Shame!

Blogger Wolfman at Large October 11, 2017 3:43 AM  

Just read that 4chan thread. Pure gold. It's like a squirrel with regeneration powers getting repeatedly run over by trucks as it tries to cross a major highway.

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 3:56 AM  

Markku Kopenen, head honcho at Castalia House (the Finnish-based publisher of this intended project) was scarcely more genteel, telling me that I am the sort of person their fans “loathe so much that they are willing to give us thousands of dollars just for us to piss in his Cheerios.” In other words Chuck, be sure to include some fetish content in your script.

:)

Anonymous Killua October 11, 2017 3:56 AM  

So much win!!!

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 4:00 AM  

Yep, that should do the trick. This went better than I ever imagined.

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 4:00 AM  

Also, I think I should change my title to Head Honcho.

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 4:12 AM  

Hahaha: Vox Diabolus in the 4chan thread:
----
If I may be so bold:
1) Link to my Chick Dixon article
2) Watch Dixon squirm as more of his real clients learn that he is working for an open Nazi
3) Dixon quits the project
4) Vox Day's waifu leaves him
5) Vox puts a gun in his mouth

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 5:41 AM  

Resident Moron™ wrote:Well that guy’s just an incoherent retard.

A “law abiding criminal faction”?

Wanna know his problem? It’s not really concealed at all.

It’s envy.

He hates Chuck and he hates Vox for one reason; their success contrasts starkly with his continued failure.



Bigger bitter: he's not angry about the Alt★Hero thing. He's angry that he's not in "SJWs Always Double Down", maybe as his own chapter.

Biggest bitter: the book is illustrated by a superior cartoonist.

That's a deep burn that will not heal soon.

Anonymous CoolHand October 11, 2017 5:44 AM  

Jesus...

How much did you have to pay that guy to become the poster boy for AltHero?

It's almost as if he doesn't realize that he's helping you rather than hurting when he goes out in public waving his arms around and REEEEing all over everyone.

He's definitely the gift that keeps on giving.

Blogger James Dixon October 11, 2017 5:46 AM  

SJW's always project, Markku.

Blogger Markku October 11, 2017 5:46 AM  

Of course it does, but he's also making name for himself in SJW circles with that. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement. A "win-win" like it's ACTUALLY defined in business, and not the misunderstanding of it that people tend to have.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 5:55 AM  

Markku wrote:Of course it does, but he's also making name for himself in SJW circles with that. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement. A "win-win" like it's ACTUALLY defined in business, and not the misunderstanding of it that people tend to have.

Additional "win" in that it helps ID the SJW who wants to rise in to the top of the heap of filth by crawling over the bodies of its fellows.

Oh, wait. He said that already himself, didn't he?

Side note: what are Mad Magazine sales like these days? Hmmm.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 6:00 AM  

Mad Magazine.

Hey, they aren't fixated or anything.

No wonder Jase is so twitchy -- like any other periodical that faces convergence, Mad Magazine declines in relevance. Precipitously.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 11, 2017 6:13 AM  

Why is Jason always so frightened?

Anonymous basementhomebrewer October 11, 2017 6:47 AM  

Taking a cursory glance at Jason's own comic history I don't think it would be out of line to give his own role in alt-hero as "the diddler". He seems to make a lot of "jokes" about molestation.

Blogger JACIII October 11, 2017 7:01 AM  

Could be a case study for SJWADD.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums October 11, 2017 7:21 AM  

The /co/ thread went quite well. He tried to "rally the troops" but they turned against him. The fact of the matter is most people there went against his narrative not because they were for Alt-Hero but because they recoiled on the thought of being on the same side as him. Which is great news for Alt-Hero.

Blogger tuberman October 11, 2017 7:29 AM  

I woke this morning, not realizing it was Christmas, for everyone supporting the Alt*Hero comics. Thanks to Jason.

Blogger JACIII October 11, 2017 7:33 AM  

Markku wrote:Also, I think I should change my title to Head Honcho.

Careful with that, "head" Honcho.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 11, 2017 7:50 AM  

@90 Wuzzums Fuzzums

No one likes to be associated with Gammas & Omegas.

Blogger Cail Corishev October 11, 2017 8:42 AM  

Hahaha: Vox Diabolus in the 4chan thread:

Oh my. Her tiresome "look how clever I am" routine will wear out even faster there than it did here.

Anonymous Raker Tooth October 11, 2017 10:27 AM  

I trust that part of the green in the background is Kudzu, and that there will be other regional particulars?

Blogger Sam O'Halloran October 11, 2017 11:33 AM  

I just need to say, the Mustang is the right car here.

Plus... the General was the boy's car, if she drove anything from the Duke's of Hazzard it would make more sense for her to be in a Jeep or a Road Runner.

But the Mustang is the right choice.

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