Von Klaus’ “Terror in the Trenches” Now Tearing It Up on Indiegogo

On Wednesday, independent comic book creator Von Klaus launched the long-awaited crowdfunding campaign for Terror in the Trenches Volume 1, a 78-page superhero story set in World War II.

The campaign is already fully funded, having raised nearly 400 percent of its initial funding goal for a total of over $11 thousand at the time of this writing.

Terror in the Trenches reunites the writer/artist team of Von Klaus with Monika Maccagni, who previously collaborated on Monster M.D. (which we reviewed here). The book also features the resurrection of The Black Terror, the menacing superhero who was created by Nedor Comics in 1941 and has since fallen into the public domain.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Terror in the Trenches Indiegogo campaign page:

TERROR IN THE TRENCHES is a 78 page dark avenger action epic, the first in a brutal trilogy. Black Terror and his fear inducing terror gas made him the boogeyman of the trenches in WW2. 30 years later he’s gone from black-clad hero to humble New York City pharmacist, Dr. Robert Benton. When vengeful super-nazis known as The Black Reich bomb his hood into oblivion he must don the dark mantle once again, and fight for his life in the trenches that were his streets against his darkest sins come back to haunt him. EVIL WILL KNOW TERROR AGAIN IN


Backers can get a digital version of Terror in the Trenches for $20, while signed physical copies start at $25. If you can scare up some more cash, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Art print set
  • A glow-in-the-dark t-shirt
  • Double-sided poster
  • Original artwork
  • A terror gas vial replica
  • Second chance copies of Monster M.D.

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Klaus, Maccagni, and everyone else on the Terror in the Trenches team for a successful launch. Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Terror in the Trenches Volume 1 Indiegogo campaign page here.

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