Arachna Returns for “The Most Dangerous Game” (Crowdfunding Spotlight)

X53 Studios recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for Arachna 2: The Most Dangerous Game, the sequel to the first Arachna book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2021. The Arachna 2 project is already fully funded, having raised more than $13 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Martti Kauppinen and featuring illustrations by Carlos Granda, colors by Javier Laparra, and lettering by Alex Simmons, Arachna 2 is a 64-page adventure starring a sexy, spider-powered superheroine described as “both a good and bad girl all rolled into one.”

Here’s the official plot synopsis taken from the Arachna 2 Indiegogo campaign page:

Something festers in the sewers of the concrete jungle called New York City. Mutated monsters who are neither mice nor men face the wrath of the masked vigilante known as Arachna. She hunts the abandoned, sharp-teethed rat henchmen in search of a mad scientist calling himself Doc Diabolique. Arachna wants justice, she wants revenge, and nothing will stand in her webbed way.

In her quest to settle the score, Arachna has to accept the tutelage of archaic Ji-ho. The Korean martial arts master came to the United States in search of a peppy pupil worthy enough to carry his legacy. His fledgling student leaves America in a hurry when Doc Diabolique is offered to Arachna on a silver platter.

The masked heroine allows an alluring jungle girl to take her to the Caribbean where the owner and master of a remote jungle island extends his dubious hospitality. There’s more to the seemingly suave and scarred hunter named Jaecar than meets the eye. Arachna quickly learns that the bear traps and spiked pits aren’t the only ensnares on the seemingly idyllic paradise island…

Backers can get a digital version of Arachna 2 for $15, while physical copies (complete with metallic bookmark) start at $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Several variant covers
  • “Naughty” variant covers
  • A hardcover edition
  • T-shirt
  • Acrylic standee
  • Print set
  • Original artwork
  • Copies of the first book if you want to catch up

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $8 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to the Arachna 2 team on a successful launch. Are your spider-senses tingling? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Arachna 2: The Most Dangerous Game Indiegogo campaign page here.

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