Arrow Comics’ “Chrome Dog” Now Barking Up the Money Tree
Over the weekend, Arrow Comics launched a crowdfunding campaign for Chrome Dog issue 1: Perfect Strangers, a 32-page sci-fi book.
The project is nearly funded, having already raised more than $1700 at the time of this writing.
Written by Justin K. Sweet and illustrated by Luke Stone (Hybrids: Sons of the Gods, Voodoo Nations),* Chrome Dog is described as “Luke Cage meets Altered Carbon with a hint of Ninja Turtles and Blade Runner.” Thats an awful lot words when I would just say “robot werewolf.”
Here’s the official pitch taken from the Chrome Dog Indiegogo campaign page:
Chrome-Dog #1: Perfect Strangers is 32 action-packed pages with elements of cyberpunk, science fiction, and street-level justice by Justin K Sweet. This comic is recommended for ages 10+ for Mild Language, Violence, and Themes.
After awakening in an unfamiliar place, Scratch the Chrome-Dog has no recollection of his former life. However, as if driven by some sort of instinct inside, he assumes the role of a workaholic freelancer in Epsilon City (aka Sector Epsilon). Scratch finds himself working contract jobs among clean-up crews, event security staffers, criminals, detectives, and he has even landed a day job as mascot for Cerulean Park near the Gossamer Bay pier.
One day while selling plushies to carnival patrons on the midway, Scratch sees two park employees commit a crime that he simply cannot abide. Little does he know, Scratch’s next move might just determine his destiny here in Epsilon City…
Backers can get a digital version of Chrome Dog for $5, while physical copies start at $15. If you have more cash to spend, you can also receive the following tchotchkes and extras:
- Multiple copies of the book
- Variant covers
- A line-art edition of the book
- Metal prints
- Bundles of previous Arrow Comics issues
It is also worth noting that there is an additional shipping charge starting at $10 for those in the United States.
Interested? You can check out some sample artwork below or visit the full Chrome Dog issue 1: Perfect Strangers Indiegogo campaign page here. If you’re still not 100% convinced, you can also check out the first ten pages of the book here.
*Disclosure: Chrome Dog artist Luke Stone is a contributor to The Splintering website.
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