In just 24 hours Super: Issue Three is the most overfunded comic in Kickstarter history. In just one day it hit it’s goal and is now 16833% funded. Okay…so the goal was only for $3, but since the last Kickstarter wasn’t successful, I took the time to think about what the most important goal of any writer: To get their book into as many hands as possible. All writers, famous or lamentably obscure, are cursed with a crushing desire to take random words, try to organize them into a logical sequence, and then get anybody and everybody to look at them.
“So,” I realized, “I already paid for the art. If only one person wants this book, and I need to print just one copy, how much money will it really take?” The answer was $3. Luckily, it seems, more than one person wants the book, and now if you want one too, you are guaranteed a copy by backing the Kickstarter.
What’s the comic about? Well, if you’ve ever seen the TV show, Batman ’66…it’s basically nothing like that at all. Not even a little. It’s basically about a young man with quite literally the most common super powers: flight, invulnerability, super-strength. Think Thor, Superman, Martian Manhunter, Nova, etc. The catch is that he lives in the real world. That means no super villains, no alien invasions, or spandex suits. The goal is to create the most realistic “super hero” comic of all time. It won’t boil down to some super-powered fist fight at the climax, foiling nefarious plans and thus conclude the plot. (Something that even films with similar ideas, such as Chronicle, have always end up doing.) This is a comic that questions if a super powered individual could save the world from real world travesties: war, poverty, and starvation.