Iconic Comics’ “Kamen America” Volume 5 Crosses $100k on Kickstarter

Over the weekend, the crowdfunding campaign for Iconic Comics’ Kamen America volume 5 crossed the blessed $100 thousand threshold, having raised nearly $105 thousand at the time of this writing. This latest Kickstarter campaign is the third Kamen America project to raise more than $100 thousand.

Written by Mark Pellegrini and illustrated by Timothy Lim, Kamen America is a superhero tale featuring manga-inspired visuals, and this fifth issue is the start of a new story arc.

Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Kamen America Kickstarter campaign page:

“Charlotte ‘Carly’ Vanders was a USO entertainer with dreams of being a fashion designer. After a fateful encounter with cosmic debris, she becomes a human battery with the ability to harness and weaponize her bioelectricity. Supercharged with a spirit of self-determination and persuaded to be a masked fighter for justice, she became the Fighting Fashionista, the Patriotic Paladin known as KAMEN AMERICA!”

Kamen America, Volume 5 picks up 5 months after the events of the previous volume: the Kamen Corps is gaining popularity based on their recent successes and the takedown of Vermillion Masquerade. But good fortune wasn’t bound to last forever: a slew of new threats emerge at various places around the globe, and a familiar foe from the past rears its head to cause them further problems! Carly has her work cut out for her as she and the team try to navigate events occurring on an international level while keeping domestic tranquility!

Backers can get a digital version of Kamen America volume 5 for $5, while physical hardcover copies of the book (which also come with the digital version) start at $10. Every backer will receive Em-8er digital statue file. If you have more money to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • A variant cover featuring Vanilla Ice (yes- that Vanilla Ice)
  • A dress up standee
  • A mousepad
  • “Fateful Lightning” CD
  • A reprint edition of the Kamen America Omnibus, which includes the full story from volumes 1-4

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $6 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Pellegrini, Lim, and everyone else on the Kamen America/Iconic Comics team. You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Kamen America Kickstarter campaign here.

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