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Top Kickstarters to Back in November

Welcome back to Comic Book Yeti! I am your host, Jake West from Comics Academy.

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1. Girrion: The Chrysalis & the Stone Issue 13


(W/A) Tom Lintern


Description: GIRRION is a sweeping sci-fi fantasy story of a hero's journey in a distant world in a distant time. The saga is told through the eyes of Jarra, a poor factory worker who dreams of escaping his world of endless toil. His wish comes true, though not in a way he would have ever wanted, when his city is attacked by a dark entity called the Halodron. He escapes the conflict, but only to be thrust into a war of other-worldly magic and weaponry.


Amidst the destruction, history begins to unravel as soldiers of a forgotten war resurface and the secrets of a mysterious technology known as Girrion come to light as its scattered remains suddenly start to reawaken. With little time and resources, the hero must help save his crumbling empire from its destructive past.


2. Beastlands #1-3: A Heartful Fantasy Adventure


(W) Curtis Clow (A) Jo Mi-Gyeong (L) Toben Racicot


Description: Beastlands is an action-adventure story set in a beautiful medieval fantasy world, where some people have companion beasts known as "Keepers."

In Beastlands, you'll go on an adventure with a group of 3 teenage friends: Mac, Ava and Ping. They're on a journey to find out what Mac's father, an explorer, was trying to discover before he disappeared. On this quest, their friendships will be put to the test all while a tyrannical king looks to outlaw Keepers from the land.


Who will love Beastlands?

  • Fans of Pokemon, Digimon, Game of Thrones, Monster Hunter, The Witcher, How to Train Your Dragon, The Last Airbender and other fantasy worlds filled with unique creatures.

  • Fans of comics like Saga, Isola, Seven to Eternity, Deadly Class, Coda, Extremity, Middlewest and Low.

  • People who like the beautiful films by Studio Ghibli and their wonderous stories and worlds.

  • If you like comics with a charming fantasy world, with BEAUTIFUL ART and a heartful, genuine, emotional and impactful story.


3. FOR GOODNESS' SAKE Volume One


(W/A) K. Lynn Smith

Description: From the creator of the hit western comic, PLUME, now comes K. Lynn Smith's new series FOR GOODNESS' SAKE.


Thatcher is on a journey of self-destruction after he finds himself cursed, turning more and more demonic as the days go by. He soon runs into the free-spirited Rayne, who believes there might be a way to cure him.


Together, they travel the country, working to unravel his predicament, while trying to survive each other.



4. BROKENLAND: An Absurd Comic Book About Finding Yourself.


(W/A) Drew Morrison Description: What is BROKENLAND?  


A dialogue-free comic book series written, drawn and colored by Drew Morrison.


BROKENLAND is a comedic story of growth, change, and the growing waste problem. It takes place in a tough city populated by all manner of weirdos and centers around Meeso, a timid creature whose intentions often go overlooked. Meeso would like to do some good but isn't sure where to start. In this first issue, several events offer a path.


5. Bering Strait: A Graphic Novel by Tom Manning

(W/A) Tom Manning Description: Bering Strait is a story of tribalism, ideology, and manifest destiny; about the beginning of America; about the true nature and lost history of humanity.


For most of our history, Homo sapiens walked the same land and competed for the same food with Neanderthals, Denisovans, and the three-foot-tall Homo floresiensis. It is widely believed we are the only humans to survive because we were the most clever. The most creative. The most adept. Perhaps the truth is more sinister. 


This is a story told from the point of view of a Neanderthal tribe in Siberia who call themselves The Awake People. Their elder has received a vision that they have been chosen to inhabit a new land of bounty by following a herd of game East across the Bering Strait. But as they do so, the Awake People find they were not alone in receiving this message.   


6. Super Scouts #1

(W) Ryan Little (A/CA) Bruno Oliveira Description: Galaxy Quest meets Power Rangers. 20 years past their prime, the TV actors of Super Scouts have their chance to claim cosmic power!


Twenty years ago, they were the Super Scouts: A sensational team of super sentai warriors!!!! 

Well, at least that's who they played on TV. Now, all these years later, the original cast of The Super Scouts all live the remnants of their former selves, trying to shrug off the shell of who they used to be.

  • Seth, the former Red Scout, runs a Super Scouts store and museum.

  • James, the Green Scout, has launched a successful series of adult parody films.

  • Willy, the Blue Scout, runs his own Church of Scoutology that is "definitely not a cult"

  • And no one has heard from Meredith, the Pink Scout, in years...

But everything changes when the Super Scouts creator rounds up the team to deliver a final message. It was all real. He is an alien who fled to Earth and made a fortunate passing off stories of his intergalactic battles as a TV Show.


Now his ancient adversary, Lord Darkness has awakened and unleashed his minions to collect the last of the Super Scout Powers. These former actors must now truly see if they can reclaim the powers, and the people they once were before Lord Darkness devours their world.

7. The Jötunn War Issue Two

(W) Ian Stewart Sharpe (A/CA) Devmalya Pramanik Description:

A war as old as time, where fate itself hangs in the balance.


In the Vikingverse, the Norse rule the stars with restless fleets and an iron will. But when the thralls rebel, turning to the artifice of Norns to help them escape their bondage, the natural order is thrown into chaos.


The Jötunn War has been fought across the Nine Homeworlds to contain the threat, a battle against the stuff of ancient nightmares, red in tooth and claw. Jötunheim is the rebellion’s last redoubt, an indignity the Empire planned to cleanse with flame and fury.


But now Emperor Dietbald is dead, his army annihilated at Vimur River. As the last desperate survivors rally on the planet below, the Norse fleet prepares to rain vengeance on their eternal foe.


The Jötunn War. Go Big or Go Home in a body bag.


8. FRANK AT HOME ON THE FARM #3


(W) Jordan Thomas (A/CA) Clark Bint Description: Frank At Home On The Farm tells the story of a man returning from war to find his family mysteriously missing from their farm. This sets in motion a series of events that claw and tear at Frank's mind, body, and soul.


Tormented by nightmares of the front line, the mysterious voices that plague him, and disturbed by the townsfolk's lack of knowledge or interest in his family's whereabouts, Frank becomes more and more isolated on the farm as he tries to uncover where his parents have vanished to...all under the watchful eye of the farm's animals.


9. A KING'S VENGEANCE

(W) Davila LeBlanc & Peter Ricq (A/CA) Peter Ricq Description: A vexed warrior who was once a loving father and husband is brought back to life, 25 years later, to avenge the demons responsible.

WHAT IS A KING'S VENGEANCE?

  • A revenge story inspired by Conan The Barbarian, Robocop, GOT and, Hellboy.

  • A Steampunk, medieval, fantasy adventure, and violent revenge story.


10. Tales of Monkeys Fighting Robots #1

(W) Matthew Sardo (A/CA) Jamie Jones Description: The stars aligned when artist Jamie Jones moved across the street from writer Matthew Sardo. We were both looking to start a weekly comic strip and had similar ideas on what made a great strip. A fast-paced, action-packed book that left you on the edge of your seat, excited to turn the page. Tales of Monkeys Fighting Robots is a unique mashup of Jamie's love of the pulp stories of the '40s and '50s, and Matt's admiration of sci-fi/adventure cartoons of the '70s and '80s. A new strip comes out every Sunday, and you can read the whole series for free at monkeysfightingrobots.com.


The war between monkeys and robots has raged on for eons; these are the stories that have survived. The first issue quickly introduces the main characters and throws you right in the trenches of war from the perspective of the monkeys. You will meet the special ops team Element Zero, the rocket-jockeys, the rag-tag M-Crew, and Project BOBO.


11. Amelia Sky: Issue #3

The Monster Within Tells You Pt.1

(W) Jermaine M. Boyd (A/CA) Gwynn Tavares (L) Kuen Tang Description: This sci-fi/horror series chronicles the life of Amelia Sky, a young girl who awakens in a post-apocalyptic world with no memory of who she is or where she came from.  


Along her journey of self-discovery, she finds that she holds extraordinary abilities that could save the human race from extinction by the deadliest threat the world has ever seen: an invasion of a species from the beginning of the universe. A race that lives only for energy and will obtain it by any means necessary – the Shriekers. Amelia will face villains like no other, turning her from a shy, naive girl, into a calculated killing machine. She will stop at nothing to protect the friends and allies she meets along her journey.


12. Miskatonic High – Issue 5

(W) Mike Shea (A/CA) Ryan Mendoza Description: Five teens take on H.P. Lovecraft’s monsters and their small-town high school…They’re just not sure which is worse.


The small New England town of Miskatonic always seemed like a nice place to live. But as the leaves turn color and the nights grow longer, a group of students from Miskatonic High are going to learn that their universe is not what they think it is.


A cup of chills, a tablespoon of humor, and a pinch of real-life pathos make up the mixture for this new series from writer Mike Shea and artist Ryan Mendoza. Through the six-issue first season, Alex, Matt, Sarah, Simon and Ren will travel through time to come face to face with the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred and his Necronomicon, descend into the darkest pits under the earth, and learn what is really going on in the public library when no one is looking.


13. Kamikaze: Sci-Fi Animated Short and Comics Anthology!

Created by Team Kamikaze

Description: If Mad Max and Batman Beyond raised a kid, it’d be Kamikaze. This Glyph Award-winning sci-fi webcomic set 200 years after the fall of civilization follows a young courier-turned-fledgling covert operative. Name: Markesha Nin. Call sign: Kamikaze.


Equipped with a backpack that allows her to defy gravity, her mission is to tip the scale of power in the dystopian city she calls home. But the only thing Markesha wants to do is leave town with her father for a better life somewhere, ANYWHERE, else. The last thing Markesha is prepared for is her alter-ego Kamikaze becoming a symbol of rebellion for the city she only wants to escape. But if it pays the bills and it keeps her and her father safe, she’ll become the hero her city needs.


14. Mine To Avenge: Book of Layla #1-3

(W) Robert Jeffrey II (A/CA) Matteo Illuminati Description: The history books call it a house of horrors. A testament to the true depravity that inhabits the souls of man.


The little girl who escaped the demonic forces which occupied the LaLaurie New Orleans mansion on a sunny day in 1833, though, called it something else: the site of a rebirth. The little girl swore on that day that she would never be anyone else’s victim, and so began a centuries-long campaign of bloody revenge. The Retribution Cabal (RC) was born, protecting only those descendants of America’s original sin.


Now on a cyberpunk stage where technological wonders leave no place for creatures of legend, the LaLauries and their denizens reappear, continuing their blood-soaked quest for obtaining ultimate power. Time will tell if the remaining members of the fractured Cabal can stand as the bulwark between humanity and the rising hordes of darkness.



15. TALES FROM NOCTURNIA #1-2: Something Sinister This Way Comes

(W) Steph Cannon Matt Knowles (A/CA) Javi Laparra Description: Issue #2 - A medieval kingdom in shambles. Its throne vacated through death and disappearance. Can those remaining reassemble the shattered pieces in time so they can fend off an impending attack from the forces of darkness?  


Issue #2 - The kingdom and its citizenry are still splintered after the disappearance of King Lucien. Their unprotected stronghold is now under an imminent attack, but they are none the wiser. Sinisteria’s forces secretly descend upon a defenseless Nocturnia. Can a resistance emerge, or is the kingdom's fate sealed...in blood.



16. Peace of Mind #1-3

Created by Grym Comics Description: Do you enjoy comics like Tokyo Ghost or films like The Matrix and Blade Runner? Perhaps you enjoy anime like Ghost in the Shell? If so, Peace of Mind could well be for you...


This campaign is to fund the penultimate issue for the sci-fi dystopian comic series, Peace of Mind, the mini-comic book series set in the not-too-distant future where VR addiction is rife and consumers struggle with adapting to reality. As hyper-capitalism creeps in, poverty becomes epidemic as addicts struggle to pay for the Corporation's VR Service, for nothing is free...especially your peace of mind!  



Bonus! All-Ages Kickstarter of the Month!


Parapond


(W/A) Maddie McGhee Description: Parapond is a 28-page comic about two silly lizard siblings and the shenanigans that come with trying to find a dead giant's toe. It will hook you in with laughter and sass! 


Moss tries to cure his sister, Marigold's, cold and accidentally ends up turning her into a strawberry! Moss knows a potion that will turn her back to normal, but is out of the main ingredient, giant's toe. Together, they venture forth to find a dead giant and take his toe. It's for the greater good.




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