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Dead Men Walking…Right Now!

The Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo has begun! Even now, you should feel the clammy hand of dread stretching your way. Don’t be shy—reach out and give it a shake! Join us for a walk on the dead side as we kick off two very different—but closely linked—projects that start us on the road for the 20th anniversary of Deadlands in 2016!

Stone, an implacable killer with a taste for heroes, is coming full force in the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter. Bring all the danger of the third Deadlands Plot Point Campaign to “life” with your support, and get more than you rightly bargained for. That’s right, amigo, Stone and a Hard Place is a sourcebook for the Southwest, detailing strange locales, creepy characters, carnivorous critters, and Setting Rules to highlight Death’s grip on the land. There’s also new material for your favorite Harrowed heroes and any hexslingers you got ridin’ the trail beside you—after all, in a place this hungry for souls, you shouldn’t let anybody ride behind you…. Check it out today!

The Cackler is an ancient Harrowed, walking the earth in undeath since before the age of the Weird West was upon us, and The Cackler graphic novel Kickstarter will let us tell his tale at last! The Cackler seeks a very particular blood relative for a mysterious and nefarious ritual that could change the world of Deadlands forever, a ritual so threatening that the Texas Rangers and the Agency have invoked the Twilight Protocol in a united state against his success. Can Morgan Lash, a former Wichita Witch, save the Cackler’s quarry—who just happens to be her own sister? There’s only one way to know!

See if you can figure out the Cackler’s secret identity before the end of the tale. We’ve been putting out clues for twenty years (with the best ones in The Black Circle for the original Deadlands Classic), but everything you need is retold right in the graphic novel. You’re never too late to the party to be touched by evil!

There are some very limited Kickstarter rewards for select backers for both Stone and a Hard Place and The Cackler graphic novel, so don’t let the weeds sprout under your feet, partner. Check ’em out as soon as you can!

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A Heap o’ Deadlands Comin’ at You!

Deadlands Volume 1: Dead Man's HandAre you ready for Dead Man’s Hand? It’s the first original collection of the Deadlands comics series produced by Visionary comics and IDW, and it’s chock-full of Weird West goodness. You get the original comics (Devil’s Six Gun, Massacre at Redwing, Death Was Silent, and Black Water) plus two new stories from Deadlands creator Shane Hensley (Vengeful) and Deadlands Big Bug Matt Cutter (What a Man’s Gotta Do). If that’s not enough, you’ll also get a first-anywhere sneak peek at Ghostwalkers, next year’s Tor novel from New York Times’ best-selling author Jonathan Maberry!

Dead Man’s Hand is coming to comic shops in March 2015, but you’ve got to get your orders in now to be sure that your store will have enough. That might seem weirder than a dead man throwin’ snakes, but that’s just how things work ’round those parts. Check January’s Previews Catalog with your local retailer.

But of course, there’s more! That’s right, friends and neighbors, as you’re pre-ordering Dead Man’s Hand, the Kickstarter for The Cackler graphic novel will launch. This is your chance to hitch your mule to the team bringing you the original story of the secret history behind Deadlands‘ biggest mystery villain, the Cackler! Shane Hensley himself will be writing this story twenty years in the making, and Death Was Silent artist Bart Sears will handle the illustration honors. This comic will change the world of Deadlands forever, in a way no licensed book ever has, and this is your chance at an exclusive edition available nowhere else!

These are excitin’ times in the Weird West, partner. Join us for the first step on the trail to the twentieth anniversary of Deadlands in 2016, and expect adventure and excitement all along the way!

Visionary Update!

Deadlands in Visionary ComicsWe’ve had some GREAT developments on the fiction front with our partners at Visionary, and our friends at Tor and IDW. In January Tor will be announcing release dates for the first Deadlands novel from New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry, and IDW will be doing pre-orders for the direct market edition of Dead Man’s Hand releasing in March. For those who missed it, Dead Man’s Hand is a collection of four, one-shot Deadlands comics Visionary published with well-known creators such as Ron Marz, David Gallaher, Steve Ellis, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Lee Moder, Jeff Mariotte, and Bart SearsWe’ll get you all the info to pre-order this one from your local comics shop ASAP, so keep an eye out, and make sure you let them know you want a copy.

In light of Visionary, Tor, and IDW’s commitment and excitement and our own plans for the upcoming 20th anniversary of Deadlands, we’re putting the Stone graphic novel on the backburner for a bit longer to bring you a very important tale that will change the Weird West forever! We’ll tell you all about that VERY SOON. Look out, January will be HUGE!

Find Us in DriveThruRPG’s 10th Anniversary Bundles!

DriveThruRPG 10th Anniversary BundlesWhether you like Pinnacle products, DriveThruRPG, anniversary celebrations, or savings in general, you’re going to love these bundles!

The DTRPG 10th Anniversary Fiction Bundle includes Through the Mists, the first installment of the Legend of Kyla Kidd fiction from the world of 50 Fathoms. This bundle includes ten different books and a 78% discount!

The DTRPG 10th Anniversary Comics Bundle includes Black Water, one of four Deadlands singles by Visionary Comics. Follow a tale of mysticism, eternal love, and a sea monster or two as a wealthy man searches the Great Maze for the woman who haunts his dreams. And this is another great deal, with ten comics bundled at a 77% discount!

The DTRPG 10th Anniversary RPG Bundle 2 includes the full version of Necessary Evil: Explorer’s Edition. Take your Savage Worlds game to a world where the superheroes have been eliminated, and it falls to the super villains to save the earth from alien occupation! If you thought the other deals were good, hold on to your socks—this bundle includes ten RPGs at a 94% discount!

With each bundle at only $10 and the fleeting nature of anniversaries, you best act now!

Deadlands Novels in the Tor Pipeline!

DeadlandsWatch for Deadlands coming to the shelves of your favorite book store! Pinnacle Entertainment and Visionary Comics have reached an agreement with Tor Books to publish original novels set in the world of Deadlands! The initial deal is for three novels, with authors including best-selling Jonathan Maberry and Jeff Mariotte.

Jeff Mariotte, author of Season of the Wolf and writer/creator of the horror western comic book Desperadoes, said, “Deadlands is a terrific universe, rich with story possibilities and right up my alley. Getting to write short fiction and comics based on Deadlands was a treat; getting to be part of the process of bringing that world to life in novels for the first time—as a writer, and behind the scenes—is an honor and a fantastic pleasure.”

Shane Hensley added, “It’s been such a joy watching Visionary play in our sandbox. We truly consider them partners in growing and expanding the Deadlands universe. Now Jonathan Maberry and Jeff Mariotte get to really dig deep and explore the world in the kind of depth you only get with full-length novels, and we’re as excited as anyone else to see what they do.”

Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker award-winning author said, “I’m really excited about writing Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, a balls-to-the-walls alt-history steampunk supernatural shoot-‘em-up action western. With zombies. I think I was genetically designed to write this kind of book.”

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Last Few Hours for the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter!

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterWoo-hoo! You did it! Visionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is now fully funded and has already hit its first stretch goal. What goal is that? For every extra $1,000, they’ll add another five pages to the book. Keep hitting that $1,000 button, and they’ll add extra books! Be sure to check out the remaining perks available for high contributors, too.

Don’t miss your chance—the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is down to only hours remaining! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor of the Reckoning!

 

Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter in the Home Stretch!

Raven Graphic Novel Art - Raven BurningThere are less than ten more days for Visionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter funding drive, and they keep adding new perks with each new stretch goal. Some opportunities of special note include:

  • Original Deadlands Classic artwork! We don’t mean a copy of anything—we’re talking the actual originals hand-made by the artists straight from our historic vaults of rare and special things!
  • You in the story! Seriously, how many of your friends could possibly say they’ve been killed by a Servitor of War hell-bent on wide-scale revenge on immigrants?
  • Visionary staff working for you! That’s right, you can get the expertise available only from Visionary applied to your very own projects if you play your cards right.

There’s too many more to summarize, so be sure to take a gander at the Kickstarter campaign for yourself! If you’ve been meaning to join in, now’s the time before it’s too late. With less than ten days left now, you don’t want to miss your chance!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

 

Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter—Now with More Rewards!

Raven Kickstarter - Raven and BloodVisionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter keeps going strong, and the guys at Visionary just keep piling on the rewards!

At $5,000, several add-ons were unlocked. Need a new set or two of custom Deadlands-themed playing cards? Want some Deadlands art prints? Want to see your very own characters sketched out or in full-blown color? It’s all there for the taking!

AT $6,000, new tier options unlocked to let you get a piece of Deadlands history or become a piece of Deadlands history yourself. Depending on your pledge level, you can pick an original piece of art from a selection of illustrations from the Deadlands books, get killed by Raven himself in full-color 11″ x 17″ glory, or even be woven into the very fabric of a new piece of Raven’s history! Check out the Kickstarter for full details!

Be sure to watch the campaign progress, as more and more bonus materials are being unlocked as they get closer to full funding!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

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Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter Going Strong and Getting Better

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterVisionary Comic’s Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter is well over a quarter way to its goal! It’s an exciting time for Deadlands fans, but it’s an even better time for the Kickstarter backers—Visionary has already met four stetch goals, sweetening the pot each time.

At $1,000, each and every backer gets 10% off Deadlands PDFs! When the Kickstarter campaign closes down, you’ll get an e-mail with further details for getting your discount.

At $2,000, they’re giving every supporter a free PDF of the brand new 8-page short story written by Matthew Cutter, our own Deadlands Brand Manager and co-writer on the Raven graphic novel! You can also get that in print in the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback.

At $3,000, they added a 16-page bonus supplement written by Shane Lacy Hensley, the original creator of Deadlands and Raven! What it is exactly is still a secret, but it’s definitely going to be 16 pages of all Shane, all Deadlands! This will only be in the print collected editions, so be sure you’ve got the $25 Bonus Level of Just Give me the Trade or the $50 Ravenite Tier Level.

At $4,000, Visionary had two surprises. First, they added additional bonus levels for folks who want just the trades and nothing else—for $15, add the Dead Man’s Hand trade or add both the Dead Man’s Hand and Raven printed trades for $40. Second, they dug deep into their supplies and came up with 25 more Collector’s Packs, since they’ve been so popular!

For the full low-down and to see what might happen at $5,000 and beyond, be sure to check out the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter page today!

If you missed them at Gen Con, you can still catch Visionary at Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9. You can even commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! They’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!

Kickstart the Raven Graphic Novel!

Raven Graphic Novel KickstarterVisionary Comics is expanding on their acclaimed Deadlands One-Shots comics by telling the original story of Deadlands itself—the story of Raven. Dive into a new tale with an old motivation, and learn the secrets of the beginning of the Reckoning.

Raven is being written by Matthew Cutter (the Deadlands Brand Manager) and C. Edward Sellner (CCO of Visionary Comics and writer of The Kid), with the blessing and involvement of Shane Hensley, the man who started it all. Greg LaRocque is set to be the artist and is best known for his work on The Flash and Legion of Super-Heroes.

And this is just the beginning, amigos. Visionary’s ready to do something only the insane would consider—tackle all four Servitors of the Reckoning. That’s right, Reverend Grimme, Stone, and Professor Darius Hellstromme are all ready to take their turn on the stage after Raven. They’re just waiting on your support!

For the full low-down, be sure to check out the Raven Graphic Novel Kickstarter page today!

Want a more face-to-face Q&A? Visionary will be at Gen Con August 16-19, and Baltimore Comic-Con September 8-9, set up so you can commit to the Kickstarter campaign on site! Everyone making pre-orders at conventions gets a special on-site thank you! They’ll also have the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback collecting their first one-shots, all new gaming content, and a new short story from Matthew Cutter! We’ll also have Deadlands prints for sale, and will be happy to sign (pretty much) anything you like. The entire creative team will be on site at Baltimore, and artist Greg LaRoque will be sketching and taking commissions!