In the Sky Pirates of Valendor
comic book series written by Everett Soares
and illustrated by Brian Brinlee
, the leading airship has been the Rogue's Revenge. Its crew consists of Captain Tobin Manheim, Bryan Springhammer, Gearz and Shyni. Currently we are one issue away from completing our 2nd volume of books. In February 2013, we will release the collected trade paperback at TempleCon in Providence RI, featuring a painted cover by Marvel veteran artist Mark Sparacio
. This debut is signifiicant as it represents our first major release as self publishers. We are very proud of our accomplishments!
We are conducting this IndieGoGo campaign to accomplish 3 goals:
1. To start pre-sales for Volume 2 trade.
2. To raise funds to support the release of Volume 2 (i.e. assembly, promotion, printing, distribution).
3. To involve our readers in developing the Volume Three storyline.
The theme and storyline for Volume 3 of Sky Pirates of Valendor is Pirate Wars.
What is Pirate Wars, you ask?
Off the coast of Gray Holt, a hurricane is brewing. In the eye of this hurricane is a stranded Khorii airship called The Hand of Might. You may be asking yourselves why this ship is so important. Well, the scuttlebutt is that it’s the Temple Khorii’s newest warship. That is Khorii’s newest tax ship. It holds the combined taxes and tribute for Terus Major and Terus Minor, and before you ask that is a lot of gold to be had. So much gold you could use it to take control of the Pirate Guild.
The downside of the scuttlebutt is that it makes its way into a lot of ears, the wrong ears. Those ears belong to some of the villainous, deranged and darkest pirates Valendor has ever known. However one set of these ears belongs to the only pirate motivated by revenge as opposed to greed. That is Tobin Manheim of the Rogue’s Revenge.
There are many obstacles that Tobin Mannheim must face to achieve his goal. The storm is only the beginning; soon he finds himself in the depths of full out Pirate Wars!
Our goal is to have the fleet of ships competing in the wars to be named and manned by you, our readers. Based on your level of contribution, you can name a ship all the way up to starring in your own issue!
The campaign will run for 90 days and contributors will be contacted in the fall of 2012 for their respective contributions.
Pre-sales of Volume 2 trade paperbacks will be fulfilled in January 2013, prior to the official release.