The Kickstand: Message in a Bottle
From robots and angels to dancing corpses, this week's roundup of Kickstarter projects offers plenty of variety and a bit of adventure as well as a look at a recent failed Kickstart venture and the resulting debate.
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My name is Marco Lopez and I am the co-creator of the comic book Massively Effective and a member of the group Atomic Rex Entertainment (www.atomicrexentertainment.com). Our book just recently went live on Kickstarter (about 5 days ago) and we're looking to get further exposure to help the campaign. We recently did a podcast interview with Truegeek Media (http://truegeekmedia.com/2012/06-25/...adio-06232012/), and an article from another comic book site and a geek site should be going up soon (not allowed to say who yet) but we'd really like the comic fans on comic book resources to check us out.
We have great quotes from pro's and reviewers in the entertainment and comic book industry (as you can see below). Our Kickstarter campaign is just us looking to get our book out there in print. We haven't had any success with the industry publishers. So we're turning to the fans to make this a reality and if we can, print further copies to get into comic shops ourselves. We're not looking to make any money off of this.
We just want to get our book out there and into the hands of comic book readers.
Here's a small summary about what our comic is about.
Massively Effective (96 Page Soft Cover Graphic Novel)-
A superhero buddy story wrapped up in a love letter to old school comics and cartoons.
Massively Effective is the story of two best friends, who started out as arch enemies, named Mass and Effect. They were one of the greatest b-list superhero teams that ever existed. That is, until they got tired of the constant disrespect from the super boys club and decided to retire once and for all and open up a small comic book shop called Massivelly Effective. As time went by, they learned to love their new lives. But they became complacent. Effect couldn't stand it anymore. He yearned for the days when they fought alien invasions, zombie massacres and giant rock n' roll king lizards. He wanted it back and without Mass' knowledge, Effect returned to crimefighting. Mass, not wanting to let his best friend do the super hero thing without him, reluctantly jumped back into the game.
Now they're back with more jeers than cheers, but things have changed. The game is more deadly, old enemies are out for blood and Mass and Effect might come to find out that they may actually be more important than they could ever imagine.
We're coming at the industry with something new, fun, familiar, exciting and hilarious. It's a comic that puts a smile on your face from cheek to cheek. I've also posted two links that will let you guys download the first half of the comic for free in pdf format (and the kickstarter link).
"A nice blend of action and humor. This is exactly the kind of thing I think is missing from most modern superhero comics. It’s just fun– adventure-y, and breezy."- Geoffrey Thorne (Genre 19, Ben 10 and Leverage)
“I love the diversity of Massively Effective. It’s a fun and interesting collection of unique characters. Teenagers will definitely be entertained!”- Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, Miles Away)
"MASSIVELY EFFECTIVE is massively entertaining. Lopez and Ginn have created a very fun and relatable superhero action-comic buddy adventure that is a refeshing change from the pointlessly gritty muck that infests most superhero titles today. Not only is it a quality story with great art, but it has the added bonus of a wide and diverse array of NEW characters that the industry sorely needs. You can't go wrong with this book!" - Brandon Easton (Shadowlaw, Thundercats The Animated series)
"Massively Effective is a superhero-esque Chuck by way of Jay & Silent Bob. It balances comic book industry chatter with a buddy movie-style action-adventure."- Jim Zub (Skullkickers, Street Fighter Legends)
"Great enthusiasm, lot's of energy, and fun snappy patter." - Ross Richie (Founder and CEO of Boom! Studios)
"It reads just great, and I thought it was a lot of fun. Best part, I thought, was that the dialogue and interactions between characters was so honestly and artfully done." - Paul Jenkins (Fairy Quest, The Darkness Video Game)
"Incredible amount of fun that I have not seen in a comic since Skullkickers."- Roman Colombo (Weekly Comic Book Review)