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Monday, January 29, 2018

One... two... and now THREE!


Thanks to the nearly 700 backers of Will Caligan's Comic, Book #3 is go. This means SIX MORE issues of illustrations by Will. As mentioned previously, Arkhaven Comics will ensure that all six issues - and the graphic novel - are professionally colored regardless of whether Stretch Goal 5 is hit or not.

Thanks also to the various professionals who are contributing their skills to the campaign. Their collective contributions in kind are of a similar scale to that being provided by the financial backers. To quote one of them: "$?$*! We're doing EIGHTEEN issues? Well, all right then."

So, which books do you want to see? Voting is tomorrow, so this is the place to discuss them. Chuck Dixon has said that the entire GREEN KNIGHT'S SQUIRE trilogy can be done in 12 issues. Can THE STARS COME BACK or ROCKY MOUNTAIN RETRIBUTION be done in 6? What about SWORD & FLOWER? Discuss amongst yourselves.

And no, whoever bought Valiant was not us.
Bleeding Cool has received a tip-off from a West Coast media source that Valiant Entertainment, publishers of comics such as X-O Manowar, Quantum & Woody, Bloodshot, Faith, Harbinger and Shadowman, has been sold in its entirety.

UPDATE: In answer to several questions, the campaign ends at ends at 12:41am EST tonight, i.e. shortly after midnight.

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21 Comments:

Blogger Elwin Ransom January 29, 2018 9:01 AM  

Ha, ya I just backed one minute ago. Not sure how into the comics I will be, but supporting a Christian guy getting the shaft from those gibbering SJWs should be an automatic for me.

Best of luck.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 29, 2018 12:01 PM  

It says zero days do we still have time to back?

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 29, 2018 12:07 PM  

Swan knights son. All of them if possible.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 29, 2018 12:15 PM  

Green knights squire

Blogger Dave January 29, 2018 12:19 PM  

It says zero days do we still have time to back?

Yes, something to do with their countdown timer. Same thing happened with Alt Hero.

Blogger Dave January 29, 2018 12:22 PM  

Only 12 backers short of 750. Less than $3700 to final stretch goal.

Anonymous Northwest Watching Thing January 29, 2018 12:41 PM  

I missed the alt- hero campaign, but I signed up for 50 this time. I'm really looking forward to these comics.

Blogger James Dixon January 29, 2018 1:22 PM  

As I noted in the previous thread: The Stars Come Back, Rocky Mountain Retribution (though I rather start with Brings the Lightning), Lawdog. In that order.

Blogger Chiva January 29, 2018 1:38 PM  

Backed. A good cause to support.

Anonymous Peter Grant January 29, 2018 1:40 PM  

Yes, I think "Rocky Mountain Retribution" could be done in six issues. It would need to be trimmed, but there's room to do that.

Blogger M. Bibliophile January 29, 2018 1:52 PM  

I haven't been this excited for comics (Arkhaven) since I was 14. I love it!

Blogger Dave January 29, 2018 1:53 PM  

Cruised right past 750 backers to now 768. Less than $2100 to final stretch goal.

Blogger D.J. January 29, 2018 1:54 PM  

I still would really like to see all of The Stars Came Back. Can it be done in 6? I don't know. From a sales perspective to get others hooked, would it be better to start three different things even if none of them can be done, or fully do one?

Would 3 different genres work better than concentrating on one?

If it comes down to Green Knight's Squire + the third, I'm back and forth. If The Stars Came Back can't be done in 6, it might need to be Rocky Mountain Retribution, but maybe there would be enough sales interest to have the rest of TSCB done later....

Blogger Nate January 29, 2018 2:13 PM  

EVERYONE LISTEN TO D.J. D.J. IS WISE.

Anonymous SmockMan January 29, 2018 2:23 PM  

Rocky Mountain Retribution would be awesome in comic form. Also something a bit different than what's out there.

Re: Valiant. X-O Manowar is the best comic out right now. It is a John Carter of Mars world building, with pulp action/romance. Main character is an old man Logan type. Beautiful art. The rest of valiant is just OK.

Blogger Dave January 29, 2018 2:30 PM  

No post up yst to boost the signal for Kai Wai Cheah? Hammer of the Witches (Book 2 in The Covenant Chronicles series) followup to No Gods, Only Daimons.

683 pages; another great value from Castalia House.

Blogger Bobiojimbo January 29, 2018 2:35 PM  

Vox, I don't actually care what comics I read, wasn't about that for me. That said, since I enjoyed Peter Grant's first Ames book, I'll vote for Rocky Mountain Retribution.

I hope whoever bought Valiant either cancels Faith, or at least makes her face and eventually over come her obesity.

Anonymous CoolHand January 29, 2018 5:33 PM  

To be honest, I'd be happy with any of the excellent novels offered up so far, but if I had to pick just one I'd like to see, it would definitely be the LawDog Files (African Adventures would be even better, but the REEEEEs it would generate may break the space/time continuum).

Whatever you all decide to publish, the result will be epic, so I'm not too worried about it.

I backed for all three paperbacks. Super stoked that they'll all be in color too.

Blogger Dave January 29, 2018 6:14 PM  

Congrats to all involved. The final stretch goal has been attained with over 6 hours to spare:
$57,531.00
802 backers

Blogger Chris Gallo January 29, 2018 7:19 PM  

The Stars Came Back

Blogger Anne January 30, 2018 10:55 AM  

Congratulations. I couldn't back, but I was rooting for it.

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