Published on November 4th, 2013 | by Richard Boom
The Mighty Titan’s 3d Kickstarter Fully Funded Within 36 hours With Franchesco Good Girl Variant Cover And Prints
Comicbook writer/artist Joe Martino is no stranger to Kickstarter. In August, 2012, his Mini-Series The Mighty Titan was funded through the popular crowd-funding site. This past May, Joe listed his second issue for the series on Kickstarter with an amazing response. Now, while funding his 3rd issue, Within 36 hours the book was above the goal amount.
Issue 3 has an amazing cover by DC Comics artist Steve Lightle (Legion of Superheroes, X-Men) with a variant cover by Good Girl artist Franchesco!. Joe is offering some amazing stretch goals for participants of this third issue; including prints as well as funding the 4th issue and giving it to everyone that pledges above the $20 level.
The Mighty Titan creator, Joe Martino’s (Arcana’s Shadowflame, Ripperman), explains that his newest creation, “Essentially takes my cancer (and other experiences) and wraps them in a superhero shell. This isn’t autobiographical (mostly because I don’t have superpowers). I have researched and talked to other cancer survivors to try and get the feeling of what other people have experienced with their cancer.”
“This first issue is pretty close to perfect.” — Jess Kirby, expertcomics.com
“…I expect that this series will only get better as time goes on.” — Ashley Olien, floridageekscene.com
“…a very unique super hero story, one that’s worth seeing for yourself.” — Matt Johnson, panelsandpixels.com
Martino initially developed the idea for Titan in 2004 as he was fighting his first bout with kidney cancer. “It was a tough decision to take some of my personal experiences and put them to paper in order to entertain and possibly allow people a glimpse of what some of us go through while battling this potentially deadly disease,” Joe explains.
Needless to say, while the story certainly has serious aspects, Martino insists, “This is still a cool, fun superhero book full of vile villains, giant Mechas, and some really great mythological creatures.”
Joe recently joined forces with Dave Ryan (The War of the Independents) and is forming a newer, stronger Red Anvil Comics.