What’s Kickin

Hello folks! Time for another WHAT’S KICKIN! We’ve got a little preview of SIX projects currently funding on Kickstarter that we feel are more than worth your time and pledge. Take a moment and do a little window shopping here and then head on over to the projects for a full on look at the goods!

NEXT DOOR: A Neo-Noir Crime Comic

A neo-noir story of paranoia, privilege, and walking the dog gone wrong.

Next Door is the debut comic for writer/journalist Zack Quaintance, and the second Kickstarter for artist Pat Skott (The Space-Wolf). They’re joined by star colorist Ellie Wright (Bettie Paige, James Bond) and star letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Black Stars AboveJoin The Future). It’s 30+ pages of crime comics meets the housing crisis, told through the dual perspective of a trendy privileged couple moving into an “up and coming” neighborhood…and the long-time residents they’re pushing out. This neo-noir tale has hints of The Dregs, some BTTM FDRS, and just a bit of Stray Bullets.
Funding through SEPT 4th

Knights vs. Pirates

The search for a legendary relic ignites a battle between two of the most fearsome warriors of all time.

On a quest from God, King Arthur has dispatched three of his most trusted Knights to search for the Holy Grail. Unfortunately for the King, he is not the only one that seeks the sacred prize.  The King of the Britons will be tested like never before. He will put his life on the line for the sake of his country and for the sake of his people. The infamous pirate Blackbeard is on the hunt for the ultimate power, power that will allow him to rule over the seven seas for all of time. But, his reward won’t come easy. Blackbeard will have to use all of his cunning and brutality if he has any hope to defeat some of the greatest warriors that the world has ever seen. Written by Jay Martin, art by Chris Imber and colors by Chris Jenkins.
Funding through SEPT 7th

Ninja Nuns: Bad Habits Die Hard

The Metalshark Bro Spin-Off the world has been waiting for! The Ninja Nuns are here to cast out the wicked in this 40-page one-shot.

WHO ARE THE NINJA NUNS! MSB fans from all over the world clamored for more stories, more adventures staring the Church’s swift arm of justice that protected the flock from the gathering wolves! So Metalshark Bro co-creators Kevin Cuffe and Bob Frantz put their heads together and cooked up a few ideas for short stories. The duo invited Metalshark Bro editor Chas! Pangburn (who is a great writer) to submit a story and wa-la! The dudes had 30 some odd pages of Ninja Nun Stories broken into 4 short stories. Scripts are cool but ART is better! Kevin, Chas, and Bob contacted a few of their favorite artists (Tony Gregori, Josh Jensen, Dann Franco, Gabriel Calfa, Angela Sprecher,and John Bergin) and BAM! They got themselves a comic book.
Funding through SEPT 9th

PROJECT: STARLESS DAYDREAM

Over 30 comic creators come together to create the finale to a mech anime that never existed!

It is the dying days of the 10 Years War between Earth and space colony Saturn Sigma. With resources dwindling, the desperate Saturn Sigma forces press their advance against the weakening Earth Federation Alliance. Ace Ringer Fuku Basara has become disillusioned by this years long strife against the EFA.  After defeating their rival Jester Rollins, Fuku steals away with their best friend and giant mech, BG-BY. They are tired of fighting in a war they didn’t sign up for and want to fight for themself…but the wounds of war take long to heal and Fuku will not be able to outrun the ripple effect of their actions. Featuring the talents of:
AHG – C. Thomas Anderson – Julia Cartales – Dave Chisholm – Alex Delgado – Sachi Ediriweera
Ivan Fiorelli – Minerva Fox – Colm Griffin – Rupam Grimoeuvre – Henry Guerra – Matt Harding
Matthew Harrower – Salvador Hernandez Jr – DC Hopkins – Fell Hound – John Jack – Liana Kangas
Jonathan La Mantia – Fabian Lelay – Danny Lore – Elizabeth Malette – Adam Markiewicz – Mike McGhee
Gary Moloney – Dan Morison – Jenny Odio – Skylar Patridge – Sebastián Píriz – Simone Ragazzoni
Benjamin Sawyer – Shaun Sunday – Artyom Trakhanov
Funding through SEPT 16th

THE O.Z. #1 – A Fantasy Classic Reimagined for Comics

Haunted by her past, a disillusioned Iraq war veteran must survive the war-torn land of Oz.

Decades ago, when a young girl defeated the Wicked Witch of the West, she said farewell to the magical land of Oz… but unwittingly plunged the country in a vicious power vacuum leading to years of brutal civil war. But a generation later, the name of Dorothy Gale lives on in her granddaughter, an Iraq war veteran grappling with disillusionment and PTSD — yet when a tornado strikes Dorothy’s quiet Kansas town, this former soldier finds herself in the war-torn battlefield known only as The O.Z. Forced to navigate warring factions led by the Tin Soldier, the Scarecrow, and the Courageous Lion, Dorothy must come to terms with her legacy and her past if she ever hopes to bring peace to the Occupied Zone. Brought to you by David Pepose, Ruben Rojas, Whitney Cogar, and DC Hopkins.
Funding through SEPT 16th
We spoke with David Pepose about the project, have a listen here:

God Puncher Vol. 1 “Tim Finnly: Wanted!”

A TPB of the comic God-Puncher!

From artist and writer, Lane Lloyd, God-Puncher is a high octane, off the wall Fantasy-Comedy about a man named Tim Finnly, the titular ”God-Puncher.” Betrayed by the gods he protected, Tim Finnly now hunts them down with his talking fists. This kickstarter is to fund a collection of the first five issues of God-Puncher. In this arc, Tim Finnly is being hunted by his arch nemesis, the lord of time, Syrem. Tim not only has to worry about Syrem, he now has to worry about an entire nation out for his head! He’ll need all the help he can get from a few strange characters if he hopes to make it out of this alive. 
Funding through SEPT 24th

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