Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Mighty Titan Wants Your Help

  Creator Joe Martino has been working hard on The Mighty Titan: The story of a hero whose human alter ego has Cancer. The 5 issue miniseries is going to be written by Martino, who is also a Cancer survivor with interior art by Luca Cicchitti, Cory Smith, Jeff Austin & Keith J. Betancourt. Variant covers are slated to be by Jerry Ordway, Jamal Igle & other high profile artists. The problem is that there is less than 7 days left and he needs your help. Head to his Kickstarter Here and help make his project a reality.

Here is background of The Mighty Titan in his own words:

Imagine for a moment that you were the worlds strongest protector. Imaginethat no knife, bullet or bomb can harm you. Then imagine in that moment you are told you have cancer.
Titan is a character who is for all intents and purposes, invulnerable. He cannot be harmed by any means known to man. His alter ego doesn't have such luck. Titan's alter ego is dying. What now?
Isn't this the perception that we all have when not touched by cancer? We are all under the belief that we are invunerable.  Aren't we all someone's protector? Aren't we all everything to someone?  Not until that lump, or pain, or (un)lucky scan.
How we deal with this defines us. How we live with this strengthens us. What we lose is innocence and the loss of a clear mind.
This is my epitaph. This is my way of dealing. This is my way of helping others understand what it feels like to be invunerable... 
And then, one conversation, one sentence later... never feeling that way again.
"I am sorry, Mr. Martino. You have renal cell carcinoma." were the last words my 33 year old innocent, clear-minded self ever heard. From that day forward, I had cancer. Life was over. Even though, through the support and resolve of my friends, family and doctors. I survived. Twice.

  All the pledges go into paying for the artists, printing and distribution of the first issue of the series. He is hoping the profits will help him produce issues 2 through 5. For full details, click the link above. Time is running out. Help Make Martino's dream come true. 

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