Shane Davis’ “Inglorious Rex Volume 2” Rules Indiegogo; Raises Six Figures on Day One

Alternatively: “Rex Wrecks Your Wallet

On Sunday, 9 Lives Comics launched an Indiegogo campaign for Inglorious Rex Volume 2, the follow-up to the first Inglorious Rex book that was successfully crowdfunded in 2021.

The project is already a kaiju-sized success, having raised nearly $120 thousand at the time of this writing.

Written by Shane Davis and Yanzi Lin, Inglorious Rex Volume 2 features pencils by Davis, inks by Lin, and colors by Jason Wright.

Here’s the official pitch taken from the Inglorious Rex Volume 2 Indiegogo campaign page:

Inglorious Rex Volume 2:
Heavy is the Crown

Rising star MMA fighter Alex Stone steps for the first time into the world of Rex Fighting – where 20 tons of genetically-manipulated clones are hitched to the neural systems of their human pilots, twisted together in no-holds-barred, high-stakes cage fighting.

In this fist-pumping, pulse-pounding graphic novel, Alex’s unlikely rise as an underdog piloting his late brother’s Rex will set him on a collision course with the fighter that holds the crown – the same man that killed his brother. Alex will have to confront the reasons he stepped into the cage, while waging a winner-takes-all battle for the title of Rex Champion.

Inglorious Rex is a passion project almost 10 years in the making. Shane Davis brings to this project over 20 years of experience as a professional comic book penciller and writer on projects such as DC Comic’s Superman: Earth One, Batman, New Gods and more. He also co-created almost every member of DC Comic’s Red Lanterns, including the world famous fan-favorite cat Dex-Starr the Red Lantern.

Backers can get a copy of Inglorious Rex Volume 2 for $25. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following tchotchkes and extras:

  • Multiple copies of the book
  • Variant covers
  • A lenticular poster
  • A 75mm scale unpainted Rex 232 mini figure
  • A lenticular card
  • A reprint edition of Inglorious Rex Volume 1
  • An additional supplemental book
  • A collector’s box
  • Hats
  • T-shirts
  • Original artwork
  • Reprint editions of 9 Lives Comics’ Starlight Cats
  • 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 $10 for those in the United States.

Congratulations to Shane Davis, Yanzi Lin, and the rest of the Inglorious Rex team on a successful launch. Interested? You can check out some sample cover artwork or visit the full Inglorious Rex Volume 2 Indiegogo campaign page here. You can also read our review of Volume 1 here.

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