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Friday, October 06, 2017

Alt★Hero novel now available

We're going to sell these ebooks for $5 when they come out anyhow, so if you want to be the first in line and continue pushing Alt★Hero towards its stretch goals in the meantime, you can buy the ebook version of the first novel, co-written by Jon Del Arroz and me now.

We've also added a $90,000 stretch goal, which will be a SECOND novel also co-written by Jon Dell Arroz. And we will have more rewards and stretch goals next week... quite possibly including some interesting cosplay options.

UPDATE: we're going to have a big announcement tomorrow. I shall leave it to the reader to guess what it is.

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60 Comments:

Blogger B-Rex October 06, 2017 2:52 PM  

Can we get a stretch goal "Castalia House opens a permanent comics publish division"?

cause thats what i would love

Blogger The Observer October 06, 2017 2:58 PM  

Nitpick, but the $90,000 stretch goal should be under the $100,000 one.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine October 06, 2017 2:59 PM  

Cha-ching.

I think that's already one of the eventual goals, B-Rex. This is just an opening salvo/test load.

Anonymous Danny B October 06, 2017 3:17 PM  

Why don't you make a comic out of a real life hero, or are you too much of a pussy?

Try: https://www.instagram.com/danbilzerian/?hl=en

Anonymous Nick October 06, 2017 3:18 PM  

We need a stretch goal to build an actual Castalia House, something akin to the X-Mansion. At least incorporate it into the storyline for the Alt-Hero HQ :)

Blogger dvdivx October 06, 2017 3:22 PM  

Add a robot and a succubus as a villian. There is a clear lack of succubi as villains and what's hotter than that? Marvel has trans Thor. DC has butch Wonder Woman. No one has a hot succubus. Clearly a void to be filled. Love robots also. Everyone has a robot or cyborg. So far it looks good.

Anonymous BBGKB October 06, 2017 3:28 PM  

Love robots also. Everyone has a robot or cyborg. So far it looks good

What about a steam powered Clank powered by burning korans?

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums October 06, 2017 3:38 PM  

"Why don't you make a comic out of a real life hero, or are you too much of a pussy?"

There's a reward for that:
Design Hero
This is for the opportunity to work with the Alt★Hero writers and artists to create a custom hero. The hero will become a regular member of one of the various superhuman groups. Subject to approval by Castalia House.

1 spot left. Hurry, Dan !

Blogger Feather Blade October 06, 2017 3:38 PM  

Danny B wrote:Why don't you make a comic out of a real life hero, or are you too much of a pussy?

2/10 dominance challenge, did not LOL .

Anonymous Anonymous October 06, 2017 3:51 PM  

As the stretch goals get demolished one after the other, this picture comes to mind:

https://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/04/07/790eb626-2935-403c-965e-45a9a7db0ae6/resize/620x/75c28f291b2517492e62aa0eec3fa797/railgun-steel.jpg

Blogger Clay, Bill Clay October 06, 2017 3:59 PM  

"...quite possibly including some interesting cosplay options."

Did i just read that? Here?

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 4:08 PM  

> No one has a hot succubus.

http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2016/07/28/0807-the-divine-comedy-page-5/

Blogger tweell October 06, 2017 4:29 PM  

Added the digital novel to the digital comics. Vox Day and del Arroz = excellent value for my entertainment dollar.

Anonymous Ivan Throne October 06, 2017 4:31 PM  

We need a stretch goal to build an actual Castalia House, something akin to the X-Mansion. At least incorporate it into the storyline for the Alt-Hero HQ :)

Brilliant.

And if I ever do a cameo in Alt★Hero fighting Antifa, I want to close it by sharing a post-action smoke with Dynamique.

For the win.

Regards,

Ivan

Blogger Jon D. October 06, 2017 4:34 PM  

I have to write two books? But I have it on high authority from a big NYT bestseller who puts on blue lipstick that it's impossible to write more than 500 words a day because Trump!

Blogger Jon D. October 06, 2017 4:34 PM  

For serious: this is gonna be so awesome everyone.

Anonymous BBGKB October 06, 2017 4:40 PM  

Design Hero... 1 spot left. Hurry, Dan !

I am afraid I am going to have to leave the gay hero to be Milo, with his ability to conjure a black boyfriend to be a human shield when taking fire from the left.

Blogger Chiva October 06, 2017 4:47 PM  

"What about a steam powered Clank powered by burning korans?"

Only if it blurted out Bible verses at the most inappropriate times.

Blogger Pseudotsuga October 06, 2017 4:53 PM  

Cosplay options for Vox or Spacebunny, or both? Who rocks the Dynamique costume best? maybe we can see pix and vote on them...

Blogger Salt October 06, 2017 4:58 PM  

Pseudotsuga wrote:Cosplay options for Vox or Spacebunny

Can't be Vox. Dynamique doesn't wear a tutu.

Anonymous Cadwallander J October 06, 2017 5:00 PM  

Two questions:

1. If I'm a Rebel figurine backer, what option would I pick to also get the hardcovers?

2. When will you add a backer option for the Rebel sex robot and how much will that be? Asking for a friend.

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 5:29 PM  

I'll hold off on the books until after I've read the comic. I assume they'll be available from Castalia House and Amazon?

Anonymous Looking Glass October 06, 2017 5:30 PM  

@21 Cadwallander J

On #2, I'd bet there's already companies that'll do custom work. I just have 0 desire to search for that.

On #1, don't quote me, but I believe you need to back the Hardcover directly as well.

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 5:31 PM  

> 2. When will you add a backer option for the Rebel sex robot and how much will that be? Asking for a friend.

The standard Real Doll models seem to run between $5K-$10K. I'm sure they'd be willing to customize one for something in the $10K-$15K range.

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 5:33 PM  

> I just have 0 desire to search for that.

Especially from work. Fortunately, I had already researched the matter for exactly such questions. It was the least I could do for the Ilk.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 06, 2017 6:10 PM  

@25 James Dixon

I destroyed a week of blog spots on another blog, now gone, with a very inadvertent "the sexbots are coming". Yeah, that kind of sent the place into a tizzy for a while.

And, working a lot with native Japanese, yeah, they are. They're here already, but what's arriving next is going to be less sex bot and more "THOT replacement". They'll even talk to you nicely. People don't get why the AI researchers spend so much time trying to replicate the speech & interaction patterns of young Women.

Civilizations "pruning" classes of people by selective pressure (done at the instinctive level) is pretty brutal to watch at times. Japan leads a lot of this because the Islands can't actually feed the population.

Anonymous Man of the Atom October 06, 2017 6:20 PM  

Wuzzums Fuzzums wrote:"Why don't you make a comic out of a real life hero, or are you too much of a pussy?"

There's a reward for that:

Design Hero

This is for the opportunity to work with the Alt★Hero writers and artists to create a custom hero. The hero will become a regular member of one of the various superhuman groups. Subject to approval by Castalia House.

1 spot left. Hurry, Dan !


Nope. Back to 2 of 5 left. The fake fan with the $5K pledge bailed out.

5 will get you 8 that "McDicks" was Yungbluth.

Fake Cartoonist.

Blogger pdwalker October 06, 2017 6:22 PM  

(Insert Ivan laugh picture here)

Blogger VD October 06, 2017 6:37 PM  

I'll hold off on the books until after I've read the comic. I assume they'll be available from Castalia House and Amazon?

Yes.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan October 06, 2017 6:43 PM  

Screen saver

Blogger Brad Matthews October 06, 2017 6:49 PM  

Dan Bilzerian, The Most Interesting Hero in the World. Never heard of him before #4's link. That guy enjoys life.

Anonymous Causal Lurker October 06, 2017 6:53 PM  

The Dark Lord is being kind again. I added on the second paperback and the first e-book. The stories in the comics are a gateway drug to the longer tales.

The ultimate reveal would be a Russian hero opening a gate - jump to a separate world (Carcharodon) - and another gate can be found into Selenoth on the far side of reality. Image the remnants of Amorr armed with tanks, self-propelled artillery, and aircraft.

Blogger Kauf Buch October 06, 2017 6:55 PM  

Have you considered...

...what you would ask for a print copy, signed by you and the artists?

Blogger SirHamster October 06, 2017 6:56 PM  

Causal Lurker wrote:The ultimate reveal would be a Russian hero opening a gate - jump to a separate world (Carcharodon) - and another gate can be found into Selenoth on the far side of reality. Image the remnants of Amorr armed with tanks, self-propelled artillery, and aircraft.

Coupled with an intense theological debate over whether Homo Sapiens Sequens have souls.

Blogger Brad Matthews October 06, 2017 6:59 PM  

Vox,
For Rebel backers already receiving the #1 paperback, can you create an add-on to swap it for the hardback or is that not worth the trouble?

Anonymous Ivan Throne October 06, 2017 7:10 PM  

An observation...

Alt★Hero is an offensive salient into the cultural war on a critical front, one that the Left dares not admit openly, but is undoubtedly (and perhaps unconsciously in some cases) a source of much of the reee'ing that is taking place.

It will be absorbed by the children.

The children will like it.

The children will admire the values.

The children will grow up adoring Alt★Heroes, wishing to be one.

Alt★Hero prepares the next generation to belong to us.

It is vaccination, it is inspiration, it is lovely and it is also the most delightfully sweet example of why Vox Day is known as a "cruelty artist".

He takes their children, now.

I do approve.

Regards,

Ivan

Anonymous Eduardo October 06, 2017 7:13 PM  

Well, so when will we have a hero that is a ninja, gets ambushed for appropriating asian stuff, loses his hearing but get's better eyesight, tact and taste and smell and happen to be called Ivan... And lives in Lawn Gyland too.

Or I can just go on and pitch the Alt-Rangers...

Anonymous Mr. Rational October 06, 2017 7:18 PM  

@35  The solution to that is to close the current Rebel figurine offer, add a new one at $120 minus the paperback, and possibly also un-bundle the T-shirt.

It just hasn't been done yet.  I guess people have been too busy.

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 7:19 PM  

> They're here already, but what's arriving next is going to be less sex bot and more "THOT replacement".

For simple companionship, take a look at the http://gatebox.ai/

There are a bunch of others. I hope at least one of them is a success.

And as I said on an earlier thread, if they could cook and clean marriage would be in real trouble.

Blogger James Dixon October 06, 2017 7:21 PM  

> The children will grow up adoring Alt★Heroes, wishing to be one. Alt★Hero prepares the next generation to belong to us.

Exactly. The mere thought terrifies them.

Blogger Howard Stone October 06, 2017 7:29 PM  

I'm looking forward to the novel.

Anonymous Ivan Throne October 06, 2017 7:35 PM  

And lives in Lawn Gyland too.

Now you're making fun of my accent.

I like it.

Regards,

Ivan

Anonymous Just another commenter October 06, 2017 7:45 PM  

Huh. Northrup Grumman sponsoring a Comic Superhero team, N.G.E.N., via Marvel.

Military Industrial Complex meets Comics

The mind doth verily boggle at the mental contortions the SJWs will pull on that.

Anonymous Eduardo October 06, 2017 7:52 PM  

@Ivan

Actually Ivan, they can just create the characters home town to be Lawn Gyland... It will add comedy to the dark world the hero lives in!

Or we can just use your accent... It will give the character uniqueness!

Blogger SmockMan October 06, 2017 7:59 PM  

Will be waiting till the books are on amazon.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 06, 2017 8:21 PM  

@39 James Dixon

Considering most modern Women? Cleaning would be a massive selling point.

I'm still looking forward to the first big media blow up about "but they aren't real!" and the response from much of the Internet will be, "bitch, you ain't either!". That should be fun.


@36 Ivan Throne

Much of the problems in the West stem from the reality that it was the Intellectuals that were corrupted, rather than just the Elites or the normals. It's something of a fascinating historic study, but for our purposes, it means much of our language and higher-level discussions invariably ignore the more basic realities of the world.

MPAI. And that's fine. God made them that way. Our task isn't to make them not-idiots. It's to teach them the proper way to do things so they do not pay the consequences for the disasters of they can't see coming. Disasters that were propagandized into them without their knowledge or consent. Teach the Deep Wisdom by the means of which most will understand.

SJWs fear the power of the Truth, as the Truth comes to cast them into the lake of fire. Their instincts take over at the very thought of true power.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable October 06, 2017 8:40 PM  

He takes their children, now.

Regrettable that they haven't had a few more.

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot October 06, 2017 9:13 PM  

"We've also added a $90,000 stretch goal ..."

Stacks of cash, very nice. Keep laying on stacks of cash.

GREED IS GOOD. :-)

Blogger JACIII October 06, 2017 9:21 PM  

Salt wrote:Pseudotsuga wrote:Cosplay options for Vox or Spacebunny

Can't be Vox. Dynamique doesn't wear a tutu.


Savage.

Blogger ant becker October 06, 2017 10:12 PM  

I'll be getting all these. The only other comics i own are 2000ad as i'm a fan of Dredd and Judge Death.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 06, 2017 10:34 PM  

Ian Scepter scion of British knights uses his mystical quarter staff to the defend the weak and helpless.

Tall bald guy with a goatee.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 06, 2017 10:53 PM  

Ah, I see the Dicks McTroll bailed, so the total is "proper." Should break $90k in three weeks easy. $100k would be nice, just to show that notorious super-villain, The Lawn Keeper (super Powers: Green Thumb, auto-enforced no-trespassing signs, Super Ego x 3), how little support there is for Alt comix.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab October 06, 2017 11:00 PM  

I urged vox to do this when he announced CH. I am hopping this leads to a long run of many different Castalia Comics titles. Thus is awesome.

Blogger Dire Badger October 06, 2017 11:02 PM  

I know it's off-topic, but Dayum.... this is awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwYd5cRlROE

there ain't no rest for the triggered

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Anonymous Killua October 07, 2017 4:38 AM  

My guess for the announcement: Alt hero comics will be an ongoing rather than a one time thing.

Anonymous Anonymous October 07, 2017 4:45 AM  

> No one has a hot succubus.

Deadpool is, in fact, married to one

http://www.unleashthefanboy.com/comics/meet-deadpools-future-wife-shiklah/87916

Also, Daimon Hellstrom's sister Satana would like a word. (Who, interestingly enough, was *also* briefly married to Deadpool. And still has half his soul, IIRC)

If SJW-Marvel has destroyed those characters too, please let me remain in blissful ignorance. Haven't read any Marvel comics since late 2015 when the rot got too much to stomach ... and when I heard about the Captain America is a Nazi thing, resolved to *KEEP* it that way.

Anonymous Looking Glass October 07, 2017 5:36 AM  

@52 Just another commenter

Time-locked crowdfunding campaigns are normally are U-shaped. Roughly 1/3rd in the first 48 hours; 1/3rd in the last 48 hours. So the increase, on average, between day 3 and current is normally the "trend". I think we hit ~40k by that point, which does point to the 120-150k range.

However, Alt-Hero does have ultra-high tiers, which can make projections a little wonky. But 100k is a safe bet.

Blogger Sam Spade October 07, 2017 1:51 PM  

I like how the title is a reference to Awaken in the night land by John C.Wright

Blogger Sam Spade October 07, 2017 1:52 PM  

Sorry.wrong post

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