From your first day of pre-school to your last day of high school teachers and parents instill the belief that you have to go to college to get a good education and be successful. Then you go to college and study a specific major and upon graduation most people have a plan to take life by the horns, just one problem... Life doesn't always want to be taken. Most college graduates in today's society find themselves in student-loan debt and are lucky if they can get a job in their major. Most grads need to find a job in any field just to gain "experience" and get a steady pay-check to pay off their loans.
COSMIC- Back Story
Landon Debson moved to Los Angeles with dreams of being an actor after he graduated college with a degree in Acting. He quickly learned that not all goals in life could be accomplished, especially when nobody has heard of you and barely any companies are hiring. After a year of interviewing, Landon finally got a call-back from “UPA” for a “S.T.A.R.” position! Little did he know that he "UPA" actually stands for "Universal Protection Agency", and his new job is far from acting! Landon has now signed a five year contract, bonded by his life, to be a “S.T.A.R.”, “Soldier Through All Radii”. Landon Debson thought his position was to be an actor, but the contract was really for a career as a universal superhero known as Cosmic. Landon is officially, and reluctantly, a Soldier Through All Radii, sworn to protect Earth from universal dangers, pirates and creatures. Landon is not quite ready for such responsibility in his life, but needs to keep this job to pay off his student-loan debt. After all, nobody else is hiring.
COSMIC is a comic series for all ages.
COSMIC- Issues 1 & 2
Cosmic is faced with the task of protecting the infants of Earth from the alien pirate “Captain Priam” and his crew of baby snatchers!
Our story begins a year into Landon's tenure as Cosmic as he will be faced with the challenge of defending Earth's infants from a crew of alien space-pirates led by Captain Priam. Priam and his crew are now looking to abduct babies in order to turn them into soldiers in his army of pirates.
Check out the cover of Issue 1 and the first five pages:
Why Pre-Pay for the print of COSMIC ?
COSMIC Vol. 1, TPB can be printed with your help. Our goal is to make COSMIC a successful digital series through Alterna Comics. We trust that each and every one of you reading this has a dream or a goal you would like to accomplish and you will do anything to achieve... Well, we do have a goal and a dream, and this is our "anything" we are doing to achieve it. If you are interested in a new superhero story then COSMIC will be the book for you.
You Scratch Our Backs and We'll Scratch Yours!
Being that this book will be published in digital format, we really want to have it printed so you can put it into your book collection. Printing is pretty expensive for an independent comic writer with a regular day job but with your help this will come true.
All COSMIC backers who pledged $8 be in the "Thank You" section of the book and also! Write one paragraph about yourself, what you like to do, inform people about your own projects, promote your website or anything else you could think of. Please keep your paragraph appropriate.
What if we aren't fully funded?
Let's just hope this doesn't happen. However, all backers will get the Perk they desire and this book will still be for sale through Digital Comics digital publishing outlets in 2014. The printing cost will be dampened a bit but it may take longer for me to get it printed.
On Our Own...
Originally, COSMIC was supposed to get published through Alterna Comics, but after a bit of a creative difference we have part ways with Alterna. We are officially on our own. This makes absolutely no change to the book at all. In fact, this may be better because we are now in complete control of the book. Being that we are on our own we really do need your help to make this happen now more than ever.
Check out some more COSMIC art in the gallery!
VISIT THE GALLERY TAB TO SEE COSMIC PAGES AND PERKS!
CHECK UP ON SAL BRUCCULERI'S UPDATES AT http://salbrucculeri.tumblr.com/cosmicOR ON TWITTER @SALVEYB!
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For each stretch goal that is hit, another issue of COSMIC will be made!
Backers who pledged $10 or more will receive all of the below in PDF format.
The $16000 Stretch Goal is Exclusive to backers who pledged $50 or any backers who pledged more than $50 and specify their interest.
$3,300 = Issue 3 PDF and Print
$4,300 = Issue 4 PDF and Print
$5,300 = Issue 5 PDF and Print
$5,400 = Issue 6 PDF and Print
$6,200 = Issue 7 PDF and Print
$7,000 = Issue 8 PDF and Print
$7,800 = Issue 9 PDF and Print
$8,600 = Issue 10 PDF and Print
$9,400 = Issue 11 PDF and Print
$10,200 = Issue 12 PDF and Print
Release dates will be scheduled for 2014.
$15,000 = Everyone who was suppose to receive a COSMIC Vol. 1, TPB will instead get a COSMIC Omnibus edition with all 12 issues mentioned above!