Prolific comics creator Jimmy Palmiotti has returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for his latest project – turning Image Comics’ Creator Owned Heroes anthology into an independent digital collection. The project is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter with a goal of raising $5,000 (or more) by February 5, 2020.
“What we were trying to do monthly with Creator Owned Heroes was bring a mixture of comics, interviews, cosplay and how-to material to the comic book lovers out there for a cheap price. Sort of like Wizard magazine with sequential storytelling included by some of the greatest talents in the industry. We published eight oversized books and now for the first time we are digitally collecting all 8 issues into one huge digital 386 page read for an insanely reasonable price!” Palmiotti wrote on the Kickstarter campaign.
Originally published through Image in 2012-2013, the series included several original titles including Triggergirl 6 by Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and artist Phil Noto; American Muscle by Steve Niles and Kevin Mellon; Killswitch by Palmiotti, Gray, and Jerry Lando; Black Sparrow by Niles, Jay Russell, and Andrew Ritchie; Meatbag by Ritchie and Scott Morse; and a short story by the late Darwyn Cooke.
This book also features work and interviews by Neil Gaiman, Amanda Conner, Paul Pope, Bernie Wrightson, Robert Kirkman, the Hernandez Brothers, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Dave Johnson, Scott Morse, Mark Waid, Dan Panosian and many more. The digital monster also includes a new cover piece by John J. Hill.
By donating to the Kickstarter campaign, fans can pledge at a number of levels to score Creator Owned Heroes–related merchandise. This includes the 386-page digital collection, a special 114-page Killing Time in America graphic novel by Palmiotti and Craig Weeden, a copy of Queen Crab signed by Palmiotti, a random Creator Owned Heroes title signed by Palmiotti and Conner and two single issue comics from Palmiotti’s person collection chosen at random.
Palmiotti is hoping to release the Creator Owned Heroes digital collection within the month of February.