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Kickstarter Campaign Exceeds Goal: “Super!” Issue #6 – Into the Inferno! from Unlikely Heroes Studio

Unlikely Heroes Studios is releasing Issue 6 of their critically-acclaimed independent superhero comic, Super! The publisher has found great success with prior Kickstarter campaigns and this one is no different. Ending on May 31, the campaign has exceeded its goal of $5,000 by nearly doubling it! That’s with 14 days still to go!

If you visit the Super! website, you can preview the first five issues now! Here’s all the official information as to how you can be a part of this latest issue’s release, and score some sweet goodies in the process, like print/digital copies of issues, an awesome art book, custom sketches, a cameo in an upcoming issue, and you could design a cover for a future issue!

Super! Issue 6 – Into the Inferno! Kickstarter Campaign

Unlikely Heroes logoSuper is an action-comedy superhero comic. We like to say it’s “The Venture Bros” meets “Astro City.” In a world that is as packed to the brim with superhumans as a Marvel or DC universe, there are so many costumed weirdos that being “super” has become commonplace.

Our main story arc follows the exploits of a ragtag team of underachieving supers in their quest to truly become heroes. Whether foiling a robbery as the surrounding neighborhood is decimated by a 150-foot Utonic robot, or finding themselves encased in ice after glacial fisticuffs with Baron Blizzard and his team of post-apocalyptic hockey miscreants, our heroes simply don’t know the meaning of the words “public liability.”

The hottest superhero comic in the universe is a product of Kickstarter? Believe it! In 2012, a few ultra-talented, determined artists made their dream superhero comic, Super!, come true.  They not only met their goal in two successful Kickstarter campaigns, but the books they created were lightning-in-a-bottle, thrilling comic critics and fans across the globe. Now, the dream continues…

We’ve completed the sixth installment of Super!, which sends our heroes into the Inferno and on a collision course with the demon-lord Mr. Malific, and we need YOUR help to get it into print!  It’s 32 pages of hellscape hijinks!


The Rewards:

Pledge $1 or more

LET’S GET DIGITAL!

You receive:
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

Pledge $5 or more

DIGITAL INFERNO!

You receive:
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

Pledge $10 or more

THE INFERNAL ISSUE 6!

You receive:
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5

$25 Tier

Pledge $25 or more

SUPER! FAN EXTRAVAGANZA!

You receive:
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5

$50 Tier

Pledge $50 or more

AWESOME ART BOOK!

You receive:
– Super Art Book – KS Exclusive
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5
– Goal # 4 – Fire Ant Toy

$100 Tier

Pledge $100 or more

CUSTOM SKETCH!

You receive:
– Custom 9×12 Sketch by Zack Dolan
– Super Art Book – KS Exclusive
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5
– Goal # 4 – Fire Ant Toy

$200 Tier

Pledge $200 or more

ORIGINAL SUPER! PAGE! or UPGRADED SKETCH!

You receive:
– Super! Original Page of your choice -or-  High-res file of your sketch colored by Eve and inked by Laurie, and 9×12 print of it
– Custom 9×12 Sketch by Zack Dolan
– Super Art Book – KS Exclusive
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5
– Goal # 4 – Fire Ant Toy

$250 Tuer

Pledge $250 or more

DESIGN YOUR OWN ISSUE 6 COVER!

You receive:
– 2nd copy of Issue 6 with Your Cover
– Original penciled custom cover by Zack
– Super Art Book – KS Exclusive
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5
– Goal # 4 – Fire Ant Toy

$400 Tier
Cameo

Pledge $400 or more

SUPER! COMIC CAMEO!

You receive:
– Your likeness in Issue 7 or 8 of the comic
– Super! Original Page of your choice
– Super Art Book – KS Exclusive
– Foil KS Exclusive Trading Card – Signed
– Random Super! Loot ***
– Your name in Issue 6
– Print Issue 6
– Digital Issue 6
– Digital Volume 1 (Issues 1-5)

With Stretch Goals, you may ALSO receive (at no extra cost):
– Goal # 1 – Print Volume 1 (Issues 1-5) w/ Foil Cover
– Goal # 2 – Print Issue 4
– Goal # 3 – Print Issue 5
– Goal # 4 – Fire Ant Toy

Stretch Goals

Remember folks, while the initial goal is to fund the printing of Issue 6, hitting stretch goals will pave the way for the Super! team to create even more awesome loot, like a Kickstarter-exclusive foiled variant of Volume 1, print copies of Super! Issues 4, and 5, and the Furious Fire Ant toy.

These will be added to select reward tiers at no additional cost!!! Check out your tier to see what you’ll get! If we make more than the highest stretch goals…who knows what will happen?!

Mega Tiers

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<*the preceding info is courtesy of Unlikely Heroes Studios’ Kickstarter campaign page>

 

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Background on the creative team for Super!:

In 2010, artist Zachary Dolan and writer Justin Piatt began collaborating on their dream comic, a book that told an immensely satisfying story, didn’t take itself too seriously,

The result was Super!, which follows a small group of unnamed and up-and-coming heroes as they strive to stand out in city that’s got Supers all over the place,

After plotting their entire series start to finish, the two got to work, and took to Kickstarter in 2012 and 2013 to print the first five issues. Those crowdfunding campaigns defined us as a company, and it soon became clear that our Kickstarter campaigns would be opportunities to connect – and often spoil – our fans in ways that weren’t possible before. Through these campaigns we’ve done over 100 bonus custom sketches (that weren’t part of the pledge, we just went a little crazy!), have drawn our fans into our universe, and we’ve gone from industry unknowns to industry unknowns who are putting out a comic so good it’s flat-out-scary.

We’ve also grown closer together as artists, and we’re very excited to be back on Kickstarter once again as we fight to make a comic that’s made in a way that just isn’t done anymore.

Zachary Dolan has a B.A. from Collins College of Graphic Design and more freelance experience than you can shake a stick at.

Justin Piatt has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from National University and a B.A. in Literature from Stockton College. He’s been teaching English in Atlantic City since 2006.

Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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