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The Kickstarter Report: ‘The Odds’ – A Post-Apocalyptic Action-Comedy


The OddsCalling all geeks! Calling all geeks! Fanboy Comics has another extremely worthy Kickstarter campaign that needs your help to reach its goal!

The Odds is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy novel and is described by its author as an “. . . extended ode to John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China and its redoubtable goofball hero, Jack Burton.”

The Odds is written by Robert J. Peterson (CC2K), who has appeared on numerous episodes of The Fanboy Scoop – Week in Review podcast. He’s a true geek’s geek, and we can’t wait to experience his epic sci-fi action-comedy!

Watch the book trailer for The Odds (featuring a familiar face as Eldridge) HERE!

Here’s a quick description of the plot:

The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how.

After the mysterious cataclysm of deadblast, all that’s left is a barren world ruled by a high-powered caste of bookies, THE ODDS.

Scurrying around underneath is our hero, Eldridge – a big-hearted, bumbling drifter with an estranged family he loves dearly. He’s deep in debt and deathly sick, so he places a bet predicting the day he’ll die.

If he wins, he can go to his grave knowing that his family will be safe, but when he returns to his hometown – the subterranean city of Dedrick – to collect, he gets some bad news: He’s going to live.

So, it’s on to plan B – a high-stakes battle-tournament that pits real-life chess avatars against each other in random-chance brawls-to-the-death.

But, Eldridge doesn’t know that someone’s gamed the tournament to pit him against an old friend who’s now a bitter enemy. As Eldridge fights his way through the tournament, he’s forced to face up to his past in order to secure a future for himself and his family.

In addition to the satisfaction of helping an independent sci-fi novel go to print, there are a number of uber-awesome incentives being offered by the Kickstarter campaign including the following:

 – Economy hitting you hard? For only $5 you can secure yourself a digital copy of the novel! Be sure to tell your friends, as well – it may not seem like much, but those smaller donations really add up and are easy for everyone to afford!

 – Need a ticket to this weekend’s sold out L.A. comic-convention, Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo? A $25 donation is totally worth a weekend of nerd bliss. (Psst! FBC will be there!)

 – Want a speaking role in the fan-created Hunger Games audio drama known as The Katniss Chronicles? A $150 donation makes you permanent part of Hunger Games fandom!

Be sure to visit the Kickstarter page for The Odds to learn more about the novel from author Robert J. Peterson himself. You can also find The Odds on Facebook. The campaign closes on Friday, Septemeber 14th, at 3 p.m., so be sure to donate soon!




Bryant Dillon, Fanbase Press President


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