Saturday, July 13, 2013

Comic News: Help Kickstart The Uncanny

William Hodge and Wyldcard Studio have started a campaign on Kickstarter to find financial backers for Convention Exclusive Variants of "The Uncanny".  Hodge wants to start attending and selling at conventions and he wants to raise money to print up special convention only covers of all of the issues ofThe Uncanny.  To this date Hodge has published 7 issues of the story, a book collecting issues 1-3, a book collecting issues 4-6, and a Trade Paperback collecting the entire story.    
Who are The Uncanny?
The Zen Brawler. The Voodoo Wildchild. The Faceless Mystery Man. The New Age Oracle. The Master of the Steel Skin Technique. The Psycho Soul. And the Gnostic spirit. They are “The Uncanny”.
The Uncanny, is a mystery school of revolutionaries fighting against conformity and spiritual oppression. 

This is a modern day super hero comic book.  It's a little bit Matrix, a little bit Doom Patrol and a heaping of everything fantastic thrown in.   
The incentives
Main prize: For a $35 pledge, the backer will get the entire story of The Uncanny with 260 pages worth of fantasy like you’ve never seen before!. 

Other incentives include pdf copies of The Uncanny individual issues, signed hard copies of the Prologue and issues 1 thru 7, The 100 Full Color TPB collecting the 100 variant covers for The Uncanny Prologue, and The Uncanny TPB collection with special Kickstarter Edition cover.  This all from the smallest pledge of $5 even!!

One of the most unique incentives being offered on Kickstarter EVER is The Omega Edition variant.  The Omega Edition has a one of a kind cover for the book; only one, never to be used again.  No one else will have that cover!!

Some backers will even be able to make a cameo appearance in the book. 
Click the link for more information and to support The Uncanny on Kickstarter:
Visit the site to read The Uncanny Prologue entire issue for free:
To learn more about William Hodge and Wyldcard Studio visit:

About the Creator
William Hodge has been a comic book fan for 40 years.
 In the "extreme 90s" he did some professional work.  He penciled a story in DCComics Showcase '94.  He did art chores on Dr. Weird for Gary Carlson and Big Bang Comics. After having flirtations with other companies that didn't turn into work, he decided to go into creator owned work and published one issue of a sci-fi comic called NanoSoup thru Millennium Publishing.   Over the past decade, the need to work consistently and pay bills took priority and comic books had to take a back seat. 
But how can you ever forget your first love?
Over the past year with a tough economy, William has been working erratically as a freelance web  developer and this has given him the time to work on "The Uncanny".  His issues have been self-published and out for sale, others are completed and currently working on the next arc.  It's finally time to start living the childhood dream. 

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