Mandy Summers’ “Gemshock” Now Turning Heads on Indiegogo

Is that a massive, baguette-cut diamond in your pocket, or are you just happy to see her?

On Friday, independent comic book creator and YouTube host Mandy Summers launched a crowdfunding campaign for Gemshock issue 1, an all-new 48-page superhero fantasy book. The campaign is already fully funded, having raised more than $9 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Summers (Wart the Wizard, Jack the Ripper Vampire Hunter) and featuring illustrations by Fernando Damasio and colors by Farah Nurmaliza, Gemshock aims to recapture the high-octane spirit of 90s-era comics.

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

In a worrrrrrrrrrld where villains now heavily outweigh the superhero population, times have begun to grow dark for Earth’s inhabitants. Slowly, one by one, heroes began disappearing and new villains have emerged.

Sever, leader of an underground organization responsible for discovering and creating super-abilities through the findings of ancient relics and lost treasures, now hunts every hero that is unwilling to follow his dark leadership. The most powerful of Sever’s minions, Afterlife, is sent to murder the undevout heroes and can absorb their abilities, making him an unstoppable juggernaut.

One of Sever’s most powerful relics, The Zero Stone, finds it’s way into the hands of an unlikely young woman. Life was once pretty average for Makenzie Ferrera, until one day destiny chose her a new path.

Backers can get a copy of Gemshock issue 1 for $25. If you have jewels burning a hole in your pocket, you can also pick up the following:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • A keshi figure
  • Trading cards
  • T-shirt
  • A Gemshock Collector’s box
  • Earlier books from Stuntman Comics in a separate, limited edition collector’s box

It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $12 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Mandy Summers, Fernando Damasio, and the rest of the Gemshock team on a successful launch. All that bling catching your eye? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Gemshock Indiegogo campaign page here.

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