On this week’s episode of the Worst. Comic. Podcast. EVER!, we are joined in the studio by comic creator J. Gonzo, who has a new Kickstarter for La MANO del Destino, a Lucha Libre tale set in Mexico in the 1960s. Think wrestling with a Mad Men vibe, and you are on board for this project.
What makes this project so unique is that the project is a flipbook. On one side, you can read the six-issue series in English. Flip the book over and you can read the six-issue series in Spanish. In between the two collections are pages of bonus material and pin-ups, giving you a 400-page book for your support.
Now I know you’re thinking, what about the rewards? Seriously, you want more than just the book? Well, there’s art prints, doodles, the original comics… oh, and a LUCHA MASK! Name one other comic Kickstarter offering you a kick-butt Lucha mask to wear while reading this book. We’ll wait here while you compile your list.
You owe it to yourself to check out the campaign video on the Kickstarter page. We swear on the spirit of sweet baby Jack Kirby that this is the best promotional video ever put together for a Kickstarter campaign. Gonzo was answering our questions before we could even think of them. The video alone should get you to back the project, and the finished book is just bonus comic goodness.
Now, the campaign is in the final two weeks, so we really need you to review this project today and show your support! Books will be in your hands for the holidays, so keep it for yourself or give it away as a gift. (Or buy two books, one for yourself and one to give away!)
Sadly John couldn’t join us this week, but he still gave us his choice for our Pick 3 selections, sponsored by Clint’s Comics. As always, if you are supporting your local comic book stores, AND YOU SHOULD, remember to wear masks and gloves.
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