Charles Santino’s “Rammur” is a Master Thief in a Police State

On Wednesday, veteran comic book creator Charles Santino launched a crowdfunding campaign for Rammur issue 1, a 36-page sci-fi tale with a 90s-era animated aesthetic.

Written by Santino and featuring artwork by Paulo Peres and Marco Perugini, Rammur is the story of a “master thief in a future police state”.

Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Rammur Indiegogo campaign page:

A museum heist gone wrong. Two thieves dead. Rammur’s fusion gear damaged. The target of the break-in—a banned objet d’art—destroyed. But that’s just the beginning of Rammur’s problems, because one of his colleagues is a police informant. Can Rammur figure out who’s tipping off the cops before he finds himself in a Global Freedom Authority labor camp?

The Rammur back-up story by Marco Perugini (who created the boffo video) is called “Handiwork,” and by the time you’re finished with this little gem you will probably have caught on that double-crosses are a running theme in Rammur. These are crime stories, remember? In “Handiwork” Rammur passes on a heist he thinks is just too risky. End of story? No–beginning of story. Rammur finds that walking away from this heist might be deadlier than taking the job.

Backers can get a copy of Rammur (printed on newsprint paper) for $18. If you have a bit more cash to spend, you can also snag a poster or a signed sketch page. It is also worth noting that there is no additional shipping charge for backers in the United States.

The best part, though? The story, art, lettering, all of it – is 100% complete, so there should be less waiting for Rammur than there is for some other crowdfunding projects.

Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Rammur Indiegogo campaign page here.

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