Empire Comics’ “Wraith of God: Blood Hunters” Tracks Down Immediate Success on Indiegogo
On Thursday, renowned comic book creator and Empire Comics founder Aaron Lopresti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Wraith of God: Blood Hunters, an 84+ page superhero/horror adventure book. Those pages will include an all-new Wraith of God story, plus at least two back-up stories featuring Lopresti’s Garbage Man and The Night Club. (There may be more added if certain stretch goals are met)
The project is already fully funded, having raised nearly $40 thousand at the time of this writing, and climbing fast.
Written and illustrated by Lopresti and featuring colors by Gabe Eltaeb (Truth, Justice, American Way), Blood Hunters is a follow-up to the first Wraith of God book, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2021.
Here’s the official pitch taken from the Wraith of God: Blood Hunters Indiegogo campaign page:
The Wraith and Esther return to battle Count Korvac, a vampire looking to take over a growing Tennessee town, with the help of his blood-sucking brides in 1883. Our two heroes continue to define their relationship as their faith is tested by the dark evil of the power-hungry vampire.
BACK-UP FEATURE #1- Garbage Man returns to face off with a family of zombies he discovers deep in the rural woods outside of Murnau City. But the walking dead is only half of the story as the muck monster finds himself in more danger than he could possibly imagine.
BACK-UP FEATURE #2- The Night Club gets their first solo adventure as they must stop an elephant-like creature from destroying Murnau City. Who is the strange antagonist and what role does the enigmatic AEON CHANCE have to play?
Backers can get a copy of Wraith of God: Blood Hunters for $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also pick up the following swag and tchotchkes:
- Additional copies of the book
- Variant covers
- Multiple t-shirts
- Empire Comics baseball cap
- A Halloween-themed Garbage Man print
- A rough art version of the book
- An Aaron Lopresti art sketchbook
- Previous Empire Comics books, including Wraith of God book one
- The chance to have your likeness drawn into the final book
It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $8 for those in the United States.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Wraith of God: Blood Hunters Indiegogo campaign page here.
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