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Dead Men Walking Boldly Through the Middle of Things!

Dead Men Walking Kickstarter ProjectsWe’re at the halfway point for the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter duo, and you’ve taken us all the way to tickled pink.*

The Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter is currently over 600% funded with every stretch goal we’ve put up accomplished with a speed that’d make Stone’s fast draw jealous. If you’re still on that barbed wire fence trying to decide, get on down. Not only does that have to hurt, but backing the Stone and a Hard Place Kickstarter is your best deal and may be the only way to get some of the special backer rewards and stretch goals. Check ‘em out today!

The Cackler Graphic Novel Kickstarter funded, and we’re really close to the special Doomtown promotional card that unlocks at $25,000. And you don’t even have to wait to start reading The Cackler—Visionary is making Cackler previews available right now, with new ones posted fresh today. If you want to see the end, though, you best plan on becoming a backer!

* Sure, thematically, that ought to be “tickled blood red,” but that comes across too creepy for even me.
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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!

Dead Man’s Hand Preorders and Previews

Dead Man's Hand Preorder and PreviewWe’re into January now, and that’s prime preorder season for Dead Man’s Hand! The preorder window is short, so don’t find yourself alone and bitter in a frost-covered winter—get out and preorder today. You can call your local comic shop and ask them to get you a copy of Dead Man’s Hand from IDW (Diamond Code: Jan150543), or you can print this handy Dead Man’s Hand Preorder Form and drop it by your local comic seller in person.

You’ll already be a winner just for preordering this spectacular collection of Deadlands tales, but you can get even more. Post “I just got dealt the #DeadMansHand” on your social media, e-mail a link to your post to PreOrderPromo@visionarycomics.com, and get a PDF copy of The Kid and a Deadlands Reloaded PDF of your choice (with over 25 available) for free! Be sure to double-check the full details and list of Deadlands PDFs today. Retailers, don’t forget that if you get the most mentions in this contest, you’ll get a complete Visionary library for free!

If you’re hoping for a sneak peek into Dead Man’s Hand, we’re here for you. Visit Visionary’s Spotlight for an extended preview of The Devil’s Six Gun and an interview with David Gallaher and Steve Ellis (author and artist). Hopefully, that’ll keep you happy for a few days, or at least until they add more to the Spotlight next week or until the Dead Men Walking Kickstarter later this month…

Santa Shane Giveaways and Dead Man’s Hand Preorders

Dead Man's Hand Preview CoverSay, you’re a smart cookie. Look at you. You follow the Pinnacle news, you play good games, and you get what you want out of life. I can tell. You’re way too smart to miss out on Dead Man’s Hand. It’s the first original collection of the Deadlands comics series produced by Visionary comics and IDW, and it includes all the original comics (Devil’s Six Gun, Massacre at Redwing, Death Was Silent, and Black Water), two new stories (Vengeful by Deadlands creator Shane Hensley and What a Man’s Gotta Do  by Deadlands Big Bug Matt Cutter), and the first-anywhere sneak peek at Ghostwalkers, next year’s Tor novel from New York Times’ best-selling author Jonathan Maberry!

So, what you’ve got to do is go by your local retailer and preorder Dead Man’s Hand as soon as you can. It’s in the January Previews Catalog, just waitin’ for you to stake your claim. But hurry, because you gotta’ get in those orders in January—maybe even early January depending on your store!

And we’re going to make it real easy if you’ve never done this before. Download a Dead Man’s Hand Preorder Form, fill it out, and hand it directly to your retailer. If they need anything else, they’ll ask you and write it in the handy space we left for ‘em. Gotta’ keep the shopkeepers happy, you know. You can also preorder Dead Man’s Hand on-line with the order code JAN150543, too. And if you’re overseas and having trouble, you can always preorder Dead Man’s Hand from Forbidden Planet UK.

As a tip of ol’ Santa Shane’s hat to you, here’s more reason to reserve now. After you pre-order, post “I just got dealt the #DeadMansHand at (name of your retailer)” on your favorite social media site. Heck, include a pic if you like. Then email a link to your post to PreOrderPromo@visionarycomics.com. You’ll get a return email with links to a free PDF of Deadlands: The Kid! And that ain’t all—tell us which Deadlands Reloaded book you’d like, and you’ll get a free PDF of that too! Yep, two books free just for ordering one. It must be the holidays!

We’re not forgettin’ the retailers, either. Whichever store gets the most posts wins a complete Visionary Comics’ print library! That’s two copies of each of our trade collections, including both volumes of Headlocked, Frog Princess, both volumes of Visions, limited collector’s exclusive edition of Dead Man’s Hand, and our Kickstarter exclusive volume Deadlands: Raven. We’ll even throw in a copy of our next exclusive volume, The Cackler, when it releases! As a final bonus, you’ll get an autographed collector’s pack of the original one-shots, including signatures by most of the creators. That’s over $300 worth of collectible comics! So, keep the forms handy, tell folks about the promotions, and make sure all your horror-western fans know about Dead Man’s Hand! They’ll thank you for it!

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!

Celebrate the Deadlands Renaissance with What a Man’s Got to Do

Deadlands: What a Man's Got to DoVisionary Comics is celebrating the spread of Deadlands! With the relaunch of the Deadlands comics from Visionary, the impending release of the Dead Man’s Hand trade paperback from IDW, the upcoming prose novels with Tor, and the and television development, there’s a lot to hoot about. Heck, even  ICv2 is in on the Deadlands news!

When we say “impending release” of Dead Man’s Hand, we mean it. You can start ordering that at your friendly local game or comic shop this January.

Visionary is even helping you get in the mood with an original Deadlandsshort story by our own Big Bug o’ the Weird West, Matt Cutter. Take ride down a dark trail and see exactly What a Man’s Got to Do!

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!

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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