X53’s “Arachna” Comic Spins a Sultry Web on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this week, X53 Studios launched a crowdfunding campaign for Arachna: the Adventure Begins, a 48-page superhero comic that promises to bring “fun, adventure, and sexy back to comics.”

Written by Martti Kauppinen and featuring illustrations by Carlos Granda, Arachna is inspired by the classic, action-packed comics of the 60s, 70s and 80s. Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Arachna Indiegogo campaign page:

From the secret underground lairs in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to the penthouse suites of the Ritz Hotel in New York, dark and disturbed minds are planning a wave of terror and destruction. People vanishing, taken by power-hungry mad scientists, or dying in the hands of gruesome mutated serial killers.

The citizens have a new protector, however. A masked avenger. She uses the concrete jungle of New York City as her playground, sticking to walls and swinging from organic webs she shoots from her fingertips. Her name is Arachna.

By day, the timid Jennie Janus is your average everyday college student at the Pratt Institute who wants her haute couture fashion designs to grace the runways one day. By night, her adventurous split personality – named Arachna – she’s had since childhood comes out to play. Neither personality admits to knowing how they got their mysterious super-powers. Both Jennie and Arachna claim to have just woken up one day like that. One of them is lying…

“Soon my dear, my ingenious ‘clothes magnet’ will tear away every fiber of your latex leotard!”

Backers can get a copy of Arachna for $25. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up multiple copies of the book, variant covers, a t-shirt, poster, a hardcover edition, original artwork, or a live-action video message from Arachna herself. It should be noted that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $8 for those in the United States.

Caught in Arachna’s web? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Arachna: The Adventure Begins Indiegogo campaign page here.

Which of her orifices produces the webbing?

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