Killing Moon Rises on Kickstarter, from Pigdog Press

British independent comics publisher Pigdog Press has launched a Kickstarter for their brand new limited series comic, Killing Moon Rises , a gothic action fantasy adventure.

Following on from the shocking events that concluded the original run of Killing Moon, an elite band of assassins find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that will lead them to the ultimate test of their murderous skills. But how do you kill a God?

Killing Moon Rises Issue One begins a four-part saga of love and death. “Well, mostly death,” aadmit the creators. “In ‘The First Cut’ Moses Valentine and the team literally go to hell and back, but that’s just the start of a journey that will ultimately take them to the precipice of apocalypse.”

Included with every installment will be a brand new support strip, a self-contained “Tale of the Killing Moon”. To get things started with a bang, “Warwick & Ajax” sees Moses face a big, big problem. And by “problem” we mean “monster”.

The characters of Killing Moon originally appeared in a 1980s Manchester comic called Totally Alien. Decades later, Killing Moon was revived with a new creative team, starting in 2015, and a graphic novel collection of the first series, currently available from Comicsy and Etsy, launched on Kickstarter in May 2020 and smashed its funding target within 24 hours.

Back on board for this new series is artist and publisher Neil ‘Bhuna’ Roche (Vanguard, Massacre for Boys, Zarjaz), joined once again is writer Chris Denton (Massacre for Boys, Something Wicked), artist / colourist Darren Stephens (Sonic the Hedgehog, FutureQuake, Phoenix Comic, The77) and letterer extraordinaire Bolt-01 (FutureQuake, Zarjaz, Dogbreath, The77 and more).

Plus, some of the UK’s best small press artists and up and coming comic professionals will also be contributing to Killing Moon Rises, including Alex Mines (Topps), Neil McClements (Aces Weekly) and Steven Denton (2000AD).

As an added bonus and hook to secure your hard-earned gold, erm backing, alongside the usual array of digital editions, physical editions, merchandise and original art,mthe Kickstarter will offer backers to feature as either past victims of the Killing Moon or decapitated heads littering the landscape of the underworld.

Check out the Killing Moon Rises #1 Kickstarter page here

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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