Mike S. Miller’s “Lonestar” comic crushes funding goal

This weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Mike S. Miller’s Lonestar: Heart of the Hero ended after raising nearly $72 thousand. That’s roughly 477% of its original funding goal.

Mike S. Miller is a 26-year veteran of the comics industry, having worked most recently as the artist in the Injustice video game tie-in books for DC Comics. Miller intends to use Lonestar as the cornerstone for launching a new comic universe he calls the “Blacklist Universe.”

Lonestar is the latest crowdfunding success story for a movement that has come to be known as “Comicsgate“, a group of comic book creators and consumers disillusioned with plummeting comics shop sales and concerns of political/ideological encroachment into the professional practices of the comics industry. As a result, several comic book professionals including both freshman creators and seasoned veterans have turned to crowdfunding to market directly to their audience.

At the time of this writing, the Lonestar Indiegogo page has temporarily transitioned to an on-demand store. You can still buy into the project at almost every backer level.

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