Dave Swartz’s “Confederate Monster” Raises the Dead on Indiegogo
Earlier this week, independent comic book creator Dave Swartz launched a crowdfunding campaign for Confederate Monster, a three-part miniseries that injects a bit of sci-fi horror into American history.
Written and illustrated by Swartz (Feast or Famine), Confederate Monster is a retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein tale set during the US Civil War. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Confederate Monster Indiegogo campaign page:
In the final months of the American Civil War, a secret Confederate Plot is unfolding. Desperate to turn the tide toward their favor, the Confederates have pursued a ghastly ghost story as a last resort. A horrific tale about a mad scientist who is believed to have brought a hideous dead monster back to life! Strangely enough, this foreign fairy tale has proved to be much more fact than fiction.
As the rebels put their final plans into action, a reconstructive surgeon named Dr. Daniel Schmidt rebuilds their broken soldiers. All the while living with bone chilling secrets of his own. For all his charm and brilliance, Daniel hides a monstrous past. Many years ago in a different life, He was none other than the lab assistant to the very same mad scientist the Confederates now seek, Dr. Victor Frankenstein!
This story has everything that made you fall in love with the original Frankenstein story. PLUS, some new twists, and shocking revelations about these beloved literary characters.
Backers can get a digital copy of all three issues of Confederate Monster for $15, while physical copies of issues 1-3 start at $20. There’s also tons of swag to be nabbed if you have more cash to spend, including posters, original art, caps, t-shirts, coasters, a sticker, and the opportunity to have you likeness drawn into the final book. It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $5 for those in the United States.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Confederate Monster Indiegogo campaign page here.