Support this Comic: Leaving Megalopolis

If you’re a fan of the current Batgirl series …
If you were a fan of the great Secret Six
If you want to be in on the ground floor of a new series …
If you want to support good comics and good creators …

Leaving Megalopolis

Get yourself to Kickstarter and support Leaving Megalopolis. From the Kickstarter page:

Leaving Megalopolis is a thrilling, original 80 page graphic novel of suspense and terror in a superhero universe gone horribly wrong, where a small band of survivors face the horror of both their formerly beloved protectors, and the dark secrets within themselves. Featuring the creative talents of writer Gail Simone and artist Jim Calafiore this is a story of violence, fear, hope and –if they’re lucky– survival.

Leaving Megalopolis will be brought to you by the team behind DC Comics’ critical smash, Secret Six. IGN.COM called the final issue of Secret Six, “the best single comic issue of 2011,” and in this dark ride of a story, we go even wilder! Leaving Megalopolis is a journey, by two professional creators, with no holds barred and no limits imposed. Our groundbreaking work on Secret Six was only the beginning. If you thought that was dark…

Leaving Megalopolis will be a new and complete story in a single 80 page volume. Bonus materials will include development sketches, single page illustrations by some of the biggest names in comics, a forward by industry legend Mark Waid, and a short prose story in the Leaving Megalopolis universe by Gail Simone.

This is what’s great about comics. It’s possible for two creators to say “Hey! We want to do this on our own, without any corporate overlords. Will you, the fans, help us?” And the fanbase shouts back “A million times yes! Here’s 15 dollars!” The campaign has already reached its goal, in fact it’s almost at three times its original goal. I’m coming to you more to get the word out about something that should be great. Since the campaign started, the plan has been revised – the book will now be a 96 page story and all copies will be a hardcover and come with a free digital download. Simone and Calafiore aren’t being greedy, all that extra money is going into making a better product.

For just $15, you can essentially preorder your own copy of the book. As your pledge goes up, so does your reward. Many rewards are claimed, but you can still get an 11×17 sketch from Calafiore or a portfolio or script review from the team. But for the budgetary-minded of us, $15 will suffice. And $15 for a 96 page hardcover is already a steal.

Yes, it’s through Kickstarter, but this is not a pipedream. This book has reached its goal and will happen. But for the forseeable future, this is the only way to read the newest work from the great team of Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore.

Get on it. Now!

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