I think this is the third Kickstarter that we here at Comics Corner have backed. And like the others, this one is worth it. Leaving Megopolis is a creator owned, self-financed and self-published original graphic novel from the team of Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore, who previously collaborated on DC Comics’s Secret Six (which I just finished reading, BTW, and enjoyed immensely).
Gail Simone is one of my favorite creators, and the premise of Leaving Megopolis sounds interesting—what happens when the heroes all decide to turn? And Gail is at her best when writing the more weird and crazy stuff, so this sounds like it will give her ample opportunity.
Kickstarter is fantastic for comics, because it allows creators to raise the money to pay for the art, manufacture, and production of a comic when the money from a major company isn’t available. Those of us who want to see new and exciting comics be produced, supporting these Kickstarters is the way to do it. And an extremely reasonable $15 gets you the digital and print graphic novel, which is a bargain as far as I’m concerned.
They’re asking for $34,000 to produce and manufacture Leaving Megopolis. The Kickstarter has been posted for less than one day as of this writing, and they’re already more than one-third of the way there. Go Gail and Jim!