Holiday gift idea: Bad Karma

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Creators Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Bad Karma, a 200-page anthology featuring comic-book stories, prose and illustrations by those four and their collaborators.

The assembled talent is impressive indeed, working on five main stories: “Middleton” by Grecian and Phil Hester; “Chaos Agent” by Haun and Mike Tisserand; “Old Dog” by Moore and Christopher Mitten; “Hellbent” by Peck and Tigh Walker; and “The Ninth Life of Solomon Gunn” written by Grecian, Haun, Moore and Peck, and illustrated by Haun. These strips, all stylistically different and set in various time periods, all threaten to coalesce into a larger narrative: “Each of these concepts is separate from one another, designed to stand on their own, but there are subtle threads that run through each. One of these threads is the presence of the Kraken Corporation, a mysterious organization whose activities play a part (whether large or small) in each story.”

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BadKarma_coastersGet involved and contribute to the Bad Karma Kickstarter campaign.

BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE is a collection of original comic book stories, prose and illustration, by four acclaimed creators, with help from some of the top comic artists and illustrators in the industry.

Featuring five original concepts in self-contained stories, BAD KARMA will be a custom 7 1/2″ x 12″, 200 page, full color hardcover book, specially produced for this Kickstarter campaign.

BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE will officially debut at Heroes Con in Charlotte, North Carolina, in June of 2013.

In addition to the five stories, the members of Bad Karma will be producing related short stories and prose, and have recruited some of the most talented artists in the industry to contribute full page illustrations revolving around the core concepts and themes.

The five original concepts introduced in BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE are:

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MIDDLETON

by Alex Grecian and Phil Hester

The greatest detective in the world has a time machine. In order to
solve an impossible mystery, he must jump back in time to recruit
himself at a younger age.

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CHAOS AGENT

by Jeremy Haun and Mike Tisserand

The agents of Chaos battle the agents of Order for control of the
world. If Order wins, we all lose.

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OLD DOG

by B. Clay Moore and Christopher Mitten

A retired Chicago prohibition cop is asked to keep tabs on gangsters
and cops alike in early fifties Los Angeles. Neither side is happy about it.

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HELLBENT

by Seth Peck and Tigh Walker

Detective James Bentley crosses paths with the supernatural in
VIctorian London.

THE NINTH LIFE OF SOLOMON GUNN

by Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay
Moore and Seth Peck, illustrated by Jeremy Haun.

Solomon Gunn finds himself slipping through time in search of answers
to questions he barely understands.

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Each of these concepts is separate from one another, designed to stand on their own, but there are subtle threads that run through each. One of these threads is the presence of the Kraken Corporation, a mysterious organization whose activities play a part (whether large or small) in each story.

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CONTRIBUTORS

In addition to full length and short stories revolving around these concepts, the following artists are contributing to BAD KARMA VOLUME ONE:

Logo and cover concept and design by JONATHAN HICKMAN (Image and Marvel Comics superstar)

BEN TEMPLESMITH
MENTON3
SCOTT MORSE
RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
DECLAN SHALVEY
TONY HARRIS
RAMON PEREZ
NATHAN FOX
SHAKY KANE
JENNY FRISON
ERIC PFEIFFER
JASON LATOUR
CHRIS SAMNEE
ROBBI RODRIGUEZ
MIKE HAWTHORNE
REBEKAH ISAACS
MARK ENGLERT
FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA
RON SALAS
ANDY MACDONALD
RYAN BROWNE
ALEJANDRO ARAGON
KEVIN MELLON
BRIAN HURTT
JACOB WYATT
MATTHEW DOW SMITH
SHAWN CRYSTAL
BRIAN KOSCHAK
DAVE STOKES
EVAN SHANER
BEN PASSMORE
PAUL MAYBURY
And more!

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