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GWAR COMES TO KICKSTARTER FOR ORGASMAGEDDON
Sometimes you hear about a project and just know that you need to be a part of it. Such is the case with Gwar: Orgasmageddon, a new four-issue mini-series seeking funding on Kickstarter. The name alone should be enough to pull you in. The book is written by Matt Miner, illustrated by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, colored by Marissa Louise, and lettered by Taylor Esposito. Of course, Gwar is heavily involved with the project.
I will admit that I'm not very familiar with Gwar. My exposure to them has been limited to the Beavis and Butt-head Super Nintendo game. I was going to try to sum up the series a bit more, but the press release does a fantastic job outlining what to expect from the comic.
Having already violated the art, music, and film worlds, now infamous scumdogs GWAR are coming for your comic books! Do you need to be a GWAR fan to love this series? Hell no! There's loads of laughs, violence, fun, and irreverent social satire for everyone to enjoy!
Trampling through the past after being trapped in time by the cold and calculating Mr. Perfect, GWAR fights and kills and kills and KILLS, slogging their way through human history in a torrent of gore, blood, bile, and other assorted bodily fluids the way only the most famous satirical heavy metal band from the depths of outer space can.
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“I've been a fan of GWAR more than half my life,” said writer Matt Miner. “They've been one of my very favorite things since someone loaned 16-year-old me a cassette tape of SCUMDOGS OF THE UNIVERSE and my mind was warped for the better. This is the coolest thing I've ever done aside from punking the Westboro Baptist Church, making them proclaim that my comics will 'Split Hell wide open.'”
In addition to the main story, every issue contains extras - shorts featuring X-COPS (GWAR's cult-favorite 1990s side project, lampooning corrupt police) and the follies of Sawborg Destructo, GWAR's fearsome but mostly incompetent nemesis from Planet Scumdogia. Each issue will also feature art and story contributions from GWAR members themselves, starting with pieces by Bob Gorman (Bonesnapper the Cave Troll) and Matt Maguire (Sawborg Destructo).
To entice pledges on the Kickstarter, the team has come up with a treasure trove of goodies to reward loyal backers. Items range from comics and exclusive Kickstarter covers to limited edition T-shirts, original painted art on drum heads from GWAR themselves, painted baby GOR-GOR character dinosaurs, honest to God Stage-Used GWAR props, and tons of autographed merchandise, such as posters signed by the entire band, including the late, great Dave Brockie, who graced our puny human lives and made the world a much more fun place as the band's ODERUS URUNGUS.
I back a lot of comic book Kickstarters. Most offer your basic stuff like the book, artwork, and maybe t-shirts. Gwar: Orgasmageddon has a bevy of exciting rewards, big and small for casual and hardcore fans alike.
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