Conquest Comics’ “Wonder Island: Hero of Brightwater” Now on Indiegogo (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

Earlier this month, independent comic book creator and Conquest Comics founder Liam Gray launched a crowdfunding campaign for Wonder Island: Hero of Brightwater, a 72-page graphic novel that includes the first three chapters of the Wonder Island saga.

Intended for audiences of all ages, Wonder Island is a vibrant fantasy tale that looks to be inspired by multiple adventure video game series such as The Legend of Zelda and Wonder Boy in Monster World.

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

Meet Arrowyn, an orphaned infant rescued from the vile witch Yagdra and raised by the Sprites of Brightwater.

Of course, these aren’t your typical faeries, they’re elemental guardians, fierce warriors, given life by the magical properties of the Fountain of Youth and charged with protecting the secrets of eternity!

And now that same responsibility falls to Arrwoyn, only the free-spirited 10-year-old spends more time roughhousing with the Uglies than tending his duties.

Which brings him into conflict with Captain Morrowyn and the Wild Hunt – an elite fighting force of noble Sun Elves whose sworn duty it is to protect the Grand Wood from monsters and evildoers!

All of which means just about nothing to Arrowyn, until disaster befalls Brightwater, when one such escapade releases the dreaded Burst Dragon Niboné and unleashes a doom upon the Grand Woods not seen since the Reign of Yagdra!

Though faced with an impossible quest, he is gifted with three Vials of Hero Water – enchanted water taken from the Spring of Eternity that, when ingested, cause his body to undergo an alchemical transformation – turning him from a flesh boy into living gold!

Now, when you’re strong as eternity thrashing some trolls is easy and that golden skin makes him practically invulnerable, but when Seelie Steel is not enough to stop the dreaded Dragon of Doomspire, Arrowyn realizes just how vulnerable he really is…

Fortunately, Arrowyn does not need to face these insurmountable obstacles alone…

Backers can get a digital version of Wonder Island for $10, while physical copies come in two different formats, a manga edition ($20) and a graphic novel edition ($25). If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • A coaster set
  • A gold-plated pendant
  • A trading card set
  • Magnets
  • Poster
  • Original artwork
  • …and the chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $15 for those in the United States.

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

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