The “Black Owl” Flies Again on Indiegogo

Over the weekend, veteran comic book creator Mark Poulton launched a crowdfunding campaign for Black Owl Book I, a 48-page, squarebound graphic novel. The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly nine thousand dollars at the time of this writing.

Written by Poulton and illustrated by Gregg Paulsen, Black Owl is an all-new spin on a classic classic superhero character that has fallen into the public domain.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Black Owl Book I Indiegogo campaign page:

Black Owl Book I tells the tale of Eric Danville, a billionaire wrongly convicted of violating the Arms Export Control Act. Once released from prison, he discovers his grandfather was the Golden Age superhero, the Black Owl. Eric decides to don the mantle of the Owl to find out who set him up and clear his name. Written by Mark Poulton (Savage Hawkman, Graveyard Shift) with art by Gregg Paulsen (Ironclad), the Black Owl is a fun, superhero adventure inspired by the books Mark and Gregg grew up reading. Andrew Dalhouse (Spawn) and Dexter Weeks (Viking Wolf) provide colors to this exciting tale.

Backers can get a digital version of Black Owl Book I for $15, while physical copies start at $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • A black and white line art edition
  • A copy of the script
  • A keychain
  • A “slam buddy” toy
  • Original art from the book
  • Original sketches

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

Congratulations to Mark Poulton, Gregg Paulsen, and the rest of the Black Owl team on a successful launch.

Ready to take flight? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Black Owl Book I Indiegogo campaign page here.

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