But now there are whispers in the dark alleys of Victory City. Now the denizens of the underworld are trembling in fear as rumors of a new Octagon begin to spread. The police force is falling prey to graft and corruption once more as the eight sides of the Octagon extend their wicked grasp ...
This Octagon is different. This Octagon has a terrifying central mastermind controlling its schemes and plots. The sides of the Octagon give open allegiance to the center, the dread name being whispered in the dark ...
... GRAYSMOKE ...
GRAYSMOKE has a singular goal ... a malicious intent that is focused solely on Silvershade and the destruction of everything he cares about. GRAYSMOKE is going to take Silvershade's city, his Victory Knights, and everything in his life as billionaire Steven DeWitt. When he's done, GRAYSMOKE will have destroyed everything in Silvershade's life and then he's going to take even more from DeWitt.
Eight sides. One center. ONE REVENGE.
MIDNIGHT THEATRE: REVENGE OF THE OCTAGON is planned as a 192-page graphic novel to be serialized as eight issues at 24 pages each.
The entire graphic novel is written, so now comes the grind of production. Making a comic book is not as easy as it looks and can be time-consuming, hence the decision to serialize the book in eight issues. The money to be raised is for production and printing. We'll likely be outsourcing some of the talent, such as lettering and coloring. The rest -- pencilling, inking, trade dress -- can be handled internally.
We've got some great rewards for backers, especially our PROPAGANDA level award in which we'll draw you into a period-style poster which will actually be seen within the pages of the book, and two exclusive awards NAMING ACTUAL SUPPORTING CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK AFTER YOU (OR THE PERSON OF YOUR CHOICE).
Our Indiegogo goal is for the first issue of the series and we have modest push goals that will allow us to continue on with the series uninterrupted. If we can push past our $10k number then we'll start unlocking issue after issue with new rewards until all eight sides of the Octagon are complete! If we should manage that we'll have a final unlock that will allow us to move the series into a full-graphic novel production with production back matter, script excerpts, story additions (prose side-stories that contribute to your overall immersion in MIDNIGHT THEATRE) and ADDED BONUS PAGES!
Our risks include the usual ups and downs of working with printers and distributors, but given that we're publishing a comic book to the direct market (i.e. comic shops and other comic-specific sales venues such as book stores) and the mechanisms for doing so are already in place, we don't predict any unusual hurdles in that area.
That said, we are a completely unknown, independent comic company making MIDNIGHT THEATRE one of our first major ventures into full publishing. We'll be pushing publicity and attending comic conventions to raise awareness of the book, but grass roots campaigns can take time.
We're also going to push to put the book in the hands of a publisher -- probably one of the indies out there -- to see if we can maximize their resources for the benefit of MIDNIGHT THEATRE. We are an unknown quantity with publishers and getting them to take a chance on us could prove entirely fruitless, but the modern comic market is a diverse place and we believe MIDNIGHT THEATRE has a place waiting for it on comics shelves across America!----------------------------------------
We're incredibly excited to launching this project and truly looking forward to your participation! Remember, every Sky Bond goes towards the next page in the thrilling tale of MIDNIGHT THEATRE: REVENGE OF THE OCTAGON! Making this book a success means we can tell other stories in the MIDNIGHT THEATRE, like HATE WEARS JACKBOOTS and INTERGALACTIC!
Visit wickedstudiosllc.blogspot.com for more Wicked Studios projects and preview art, and visit http://voirdire99.daportfolio.com to see MIDNIGHT THEATRE creator Scott Griffin's portfolio. Wicked Studios can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wicked-Studios-LLC/267701849917707?ref=hl. Any MIDNIGHT THEATRE-specific questions can be handled by shooting Griffin a message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scott.griffin.969 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you for joining us on the journey to making MIDNIGHT THEATRE: REVENGE of the OCTAGON a reality. You're in for a unique comic book experience and we won't fail to satisfy!