If you are a fan of Steampunk, The X-Files, and great comic books, then you will not want to miss the Kickstarter campaign for Boston Metaphysical Society, an indie comic book series that combines all things sci-fi, action/adventure, Steampunk, and supernatural to make one heck of a great story!  Series creator Madeleine Holly-Rosing has already released three issues of the thrilling adventure series, but she needs your help to finish the last three issues of the mini-series and print all six issues in a trade paperback. 

The characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the various reincarnations of Star Trek are no strangers to the apocalypse.  In fact, one may argue that there are no better individuals with which to surround yourself when the apocalypse does arrive!  That is exactly what writers/comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have done in their upcoming feature-length film, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.  Written by and starring Diani and Devine, the project is an apocalyptic comedy in the spirit of the old Bob Hope and Bing Crosby “Road” movies about two struggling comedians who discover that surviving the apocalypse is almost as difficult as surviving in Hollywood.  The dynamic duo will be appearing alongside Buffy and Star Trek alums including Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Harry Groener (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dear John), and Kitty Swink (Star Trek, Nikki and Nora), as well as fan favorites like Janet Varney (The Legend of Korra), Dawn Didawick (Hart of Dixie, Erin Brockovich), and Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City).

In order to make this indie film a reality, the filmmakers launched their own Kickstarter campaign today to raise the necessary production costs for the film, and they need your help!

Canada's first superheroine is on her way to making a big comeback, but she needs your help to succeed!  In 1941, the Canadian government banned the import of US-made luxury goods, leaving comic book fans wanting more when it came to caped crusaders.  Luckily, Canadian publishers rushed to fill the void, creating hundreds of original comic book characters. Nelvana of the Northern Lights, created by Adrian Dingle, was the best-known of this era, responsible for selling millions of comic books across the country.  Unfortunately, after World War II, none of these comic books were seen again, which is why comic book historians Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey have launched a Kickstarter campaign to reprint Nelvana of the Northern Lights in its entirety!

Sherlock Holmes fans, rejoice! Professor Moriarty is back for a new adventure, and you can be a part of the journey! The graphic novel series Moriarty allows readers to get to know the infamous baddy, Professor Moriarty, as he tries to reclaim his former glory, cracking new cases in a world without Sherlock. Having already published two successful volumes and a hardcover collection of stories through Image Comics, the creative team behind the series recently launched their own campaign on Kickstarter to fund a third volume.

Are you single and interested in online dating? Do you like to cosplay? Do you wish that your online dating service allowed for cosplay connections? If so, you will not want to miss CosPlay Date, the new comedic web series about . . . what else, cosplay dating!

Created by a group of seventeen actors, producers, and writers, CosPlay Date recently launched an Indiegogo campaign to assist in raising the necessary production costs that will allow the series to hire professional crew and equipment, secure authentic costumes and locations, insure those locations, and keep their cast and crew hydrated and fed throughout the long shooting days.

Broken Eye Books is a fiction publisher that makes "STRANGE fiction by STRANGE people, for STRANGE people!"  Fantasy, horror, science fiction, weird fiction, they love it all! Broken Eye Books produces stories that "will linger in our thoughts long after we flip the final page, stories that will fire both our imaginations and our emotions."  As the publisher continues to publish more eBooks and limited print editions of its growing list of titles, they are now in the process of raising the necessary funds to publish five new titles, and they are seeking your help through Kickstarter.

This has been a monumental year for the LGBTQ community.  From the US Supreme Court's rulings on Prop 8 and DOMA to the repealing of the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, encouraging advancements in acceptance and equality have been made for members and supporters of the LGBTQ community.  There are still struggles, though.  Russia has introduced a law that bans so-called "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations," causing LGBTQ supporters to call for a boycott of Russia's upcoming Winter Olympics.  In light of these events, we at Fanboy Comics want to bring your attention to a very special Kickstarter campaign for Virgil, a new graphic novel that, according to creator Steve Orlando (Outlaw Territory, Mystery in Space), " . . . uses a story every reader can get behind to open eyes to the LGBTQ community's battle. It doesn't ignore the darkness within. It's not utopian, and braver for it. It's time for LGBTQ literature to grow past black and white. This is a rich world of gray areas, hopes, and failures. The real people, real atrocities, and real reactions of a fight that most didn't know was being fought."

As a reader of Fanboy Comics, chances are that you are a fan of comic books, movies, video games, and other creative media that are generated by independent creators.  For that reason, I am excited to announce that there is a new indie publisher in town, and they have an exciting, new business model in store for readers that not only includes a long list of talented creators, but the chance for YOU, as the reader, to be involved!  

Identity Comics is an independent comic book publisher, led by Phillip Kelly and Lars Canty, that recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for its very first anthology, Verge.  The series will follow four ongoing stories, and the path of those stories will literally be left up to the audience.  From issue to issue, feedback from the writers, artists, and readers will determine which direction to take a story or if a story should even continue. 

Seven writers, seven artists, and seven meteors come together to tell a series of stories set in the post-apocalyptic world of The Wrecked Earth, the same universe where C.E.L. Welsh's novel, CLUTCH, takes place. I reviewed CLUTCH last year and had the pleasure of speaking with Welsh and some of the others on the Seven Stones team a month ago about this exciting project.

What if Area 51, the super-secret military base housing the world's most confidential artifacts, suddenly became not so secret?  In the upcoming comic book series Unit 44, that is the unfortunate reality for Area 51 employees Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch, who forgot to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit, causing the super-secret contents to be sold at public auction. When an alien invasion threatens the safety of planet Earth, Gibson and Hatch must recover an item from the locker if they hope to stop the extraterrestrial threat.  Series creator Wes Locher recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist in turning the story into a four-issue miniseries and collected trade paperback.  If you are a fan of Storage Wars, extraterrestrials, and everything in between, now is your chance to lend a hand to an indie creator in making this great idea into a reality.

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