It seems amazing that thirty years after Battletech first brought giant robots to tabletop gaming, its inspiration will finally get a full fledged wargame. Palladium Books has started their first Kickstarter to support Robotech RPG Tactics, a gorgeous looking book that expands their already large line of Robotech material with new wargaming rules. The miniatures look great and this could be the biggest thing to happen to Robotech in quite some time.
Our second Kickstarter comes after the jump for its more adult orientation.
SuperPowerCast returns in a new format and a new plan for “almost weekly” podcasting! Nicholas Ahlhelm and Tommy Zimmer run down reviews of comics that shipped in the first two weeks of May. Plus we talk the news of a favorite title’s cancellation, Marvel’s first animated feature film and we end the show (conveniently for folks that have yet to see it) with an in depth review of Marvel Studios’s Iron Man 3! We even have a visit by the Mandarin himself.
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After a much needed day of rest, I am back in action and we Kickstart the Week, albeit a day late!
Mark Schultz is the artist of Xenozoic Tales and that should be enough for most fans to know The Art of Mark Schultz will feature some gorgeous paintings and illustrations. Additionally, the Kickstarter sets up an easy way to pick up the collected edition of the complete edition of the book that inspired Cadillacs & Dinosaurs.
Watson & Holmes is a gorgeous comic recasting Sherlock Holmes and Watson as two black men in twenty-first century New York. Already available on Comixology, I can say for sure it is well written by Karl Bollers and gorgeously drawn by Rick Leonardi. The Kickstarter is for the print edition and I expect it to be every bit as gorgeous on paper.
Jason Coffee’s Warhawks is an interesting project. It is a tale of a cyborg hero created by a would-be comic creator that unfortunately passed far too young. His friends and family have united in an attempt to bring his vision to life to both share his vision with the world and serve as a tribute to him. While their lower tier rewards seem rather weak, I cannot argue with their cause. This book has about three days left to fund and about $2400 to go, so get in while you can if you are interested.
Highspots released an excellent reviewed (though I have yet to watch my copy) Dynamite Kid documentary through Kickstarter just a few short weeks ago. Now Michael Bochicchio and his crew want to repeat that success with another documentary about the history of wrestling. This time he wants to turn his attention to what many consider the mecca of wrestling history, Jim Crockett Promotions. The company that spawned WCW featured some of the most phenomenal talent of the 80s—unlike their competitor, great characters were often coupled with great wrestlers almost always, instead of just occasionally. This one is past the halfway point of its funding period but has yet to reach the half way point of the $15,000 goal, so wrestling fans should go give this one a look.
As always feel free to contact me if you have a Kickstarter you would like to see featured on this page in the weeks ahead!
It has been too long since my last Kickstarter update, so here we are off and running with two great new projects.
I will agree with anyone that says vampires have been done to death, but even as I say that, I would still support Dracula: Son of the Dragon. The reason is simple: the creative team of Mark Sable and Salgood Sam. Sable has produced some amazing genre comics in his career. Salgood Sam is one of the most innovative artists you may not have heard of. Together, they seem ready to really challenge the digital comics spectrum with their new project.
I am a huge fan of open world building games. I also enjoy monster fighting and action adventure. And hey, it is always cool to have an RPG development system too. The folks at Pathea have basically crossed all my favorite genres in to one big game. It is Minecraft meets Monster Hunter meets Starcraft… and it looks damn cool, even as an alpha. Planet Explorers has tons of potential but clearly does not have the name recognition it needs yet, so go check it out.