Sporkman Spin-off “Spearhead Zero” Now on Kickstarter
On Monday, independent comic book creator Charles (Chuck) Bonetti launched a crowdfunding campaign for Spearhead Zero, 20+ page black and white manga style comic book. The project didn’t achieve its funding goal earlier this year on Indiegogo, so the team is trying their luck with the Kickstarter platform.
Written by Eric J. Berry and featuring artwork by Oray Studios and lettering/editing by Bonetti, Spearhead is a spinoff of the action/comedy series Sporkman Goes to Japan.
Here’s the official pitch taken from the Spearhead Kickstarter campaign page:
The story will be spinning off of our Sporkman Goes To Japan Mini-series. This “Zero” issue kicks off a brand new story for our heroine Natsume.
Spearhead: Zero will be a 20+ Black and White Manga and it will have darker themes from manga’s like Ghost In The Shell, You’re Under Arrest and more. Spearhead pulls from these elements and incorporates into a unique all age story. We have 5 pages completed along with three covers.
We currently have a cover and 5 pages finished and are working on the other pages while we speak and Chuck does the lettering.
Nastume Wubi – A.D.F. agent. Unsung hero. Scientist, Creator of the Super Mecha Sporktron. Carries a spear. Known for sudden outfit changes. After teaming up with Sporkman in his last adventure, Natsume has made it her mission to bring down the forces of Shogun Z. Natsume is on a quest to find out more about herself and her powers given by the spear, while learning to wield her power for the forces of good.
What does the future hold for her in this brand new adventure?
Backers can get a digital version of Spearhead Zero for $4, while physical copies start at $10. For those with more yen to spend, you can also receive the following tchotchkes and extras:
- Multiple copies of the book
- Variant covers
- An acrylic standee
- Metal art print
- Digital and physical copies of Sporkman Goes To Japan and Sporkman Conventions
It is also worth noting that there is currently no additional shipping charge for those in the United States, though shipping may be charged later via BackerKit or a similar service.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Spearhead Zero Kickstarter campaign page here.
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