Welcome to this week’s installment of The Beat’s Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up! Join us for a look into a solemn view of human mortality in space, an old kaiju in a brand new adventure, cyborg wrestlers! And 2 more projects you won’t want to miss out on!

Traveling to Mars

Creators: Mark Russell (Writer), Roberto Meli (Artist)
Goal: $5,900
End Date: June 27
Goodies: Get the Digital copy of Traveling to Mars for $15, the Hardcover Edition for $40, a signed copy for $70, and at higher tiers receive exclusive artwork, personalized sketches, and more!

Traveling to Mars introduces us to former pet store manager Roy Livingston, the first human to ever set foot on Mars. Roy was chosen for this unlikely mission for one simple reason: he is terminally ill and therefore has no expectation of returning. Roy is joined on his mission to Mars by Leopold and Albert, two Mars rovers equipped with artificial intelligence, who look upon the man as a sort of god. Against the backdrop of not only his waning days but those of human civilization, Roy has ample time to think about where things went wrong for both of them and what it means to be a dying god. A riveting story of planetary exploration and of finding meaning in your final days.

Traveling to Mars is a fantastic way to explore the importance of human life, and what it means to want to keep on living, even though the result will be the same at the end. I think that’s fantastic and to do that alongside a backdrop of space travel, not to mention the weight of mortality slowly creeping up on our protagonist destined to know that eventually his death will come. It’s the kind of comic that will leave you thinking about the story and the 

Become a backer here. 

Gorgo Legacy

Creators: Patrick McEvoy (co-writer and artist), Mac McClintock (co-writer)
End Date: June 27th
Goodies: Get the digital PDF for $10, the physical book for $18, the poster for $36, and at higher tiers you can get the action figure, sketch bookplates, mini print sets and much more!

From the creators the acclaimed graphic novel SOUL WAR — Journey again to Nara Island! Gorgo is back and better than ever! In this prequel to the cult classic film Gorgo, a kaiju blood feud and Cold War intrigue collide in the deadly waters of the North Atlantic! For fans of legendary kaijus, this book is a must-have! And, if you’ve ever wanted to see how the MIB would handle Kaiju, this is the book for you!

Gorgo is an old kaiju, yet it stands out as a unique character in the pantheon of giant monsters. Despite not being the strangest kaiju of its time, Gorgo’s story still sets him out amongst giants. This comic is something that Kaiju fans from all over will want to get their hands on. That’s why the crowdfunder has already been fully financed and yet more fans are coming out to support it. Don’t miss out on its release!

Become a backer here. 

IWF: Intergalactic Wrestling Federation

Creators: Robert Lewis (R.L.) Black (Writer and Artist)
Goal: $1,200
End Date: June 12
Goodies: Get the digital PDF for $5, the retro print for $10, a full collection of all vantage comic titles for $50, and at higher tiers multiple exclusive collections.

Welcome back to the thrilling universe of the Intergalactic Wrestling Federation (IWF)! After the phenomenal success of our first Kickstarter campaign for Issue #1, we are beyond excited to bring you the next installment in this epic saga, created by the renowned horror and science fiction artist R.L. Black.

Issue #2 promises to dive even deeper into the action-packed world of intergalactic wrestling, set in the year 2525 on Saturn’s moon Titan in the bustling city of New Detroit. Prepare to meet new characters and witness heart-stopping battles that will determine the fate of our hero and the entire galaxy.

The president of the galaxy is a giant cyborg monster with a golden body, subsequently named The Donald. This one sentence was enough to get me to want to look into IWF and we did not regret it whatsoever. Following R.L. Black’s phenomenal art style and our main protagonist “Tu Muerte” a Latino wrestler forced to fight terrifying robots in the ring to save his family that has been captured. This comic is just something else, and it’s because of that, that wrestling fans need to check out this project immediately. 

Become a backer here.

Are We There Yet? Our Lives in Transit

Creators: Level Ground Comics
Goal: $10,000
End Date: July 11
Goodies: Get the digital PDF for $7, the paperback copy for $20, an exclusive sticker sheet with all previous tiers for $25, and at higher tiers prints, tags, patches, and much more!

Are We There Yet? Our Lives in Transit is Level Ground Comics’ fifth annual all-ages anthology. This book features 18 original 6-page black-and-white comics by 18 up-and-coming artists. The paperback anthology will be digest size (8.5 in x 5.5 in) with perfect binding and a soft-touch cover featuring art by Freddy Wolfe.

This anthology is phenomenal, particularly because of the amount of work that has gone into 18 different stories that explore different experiences through the lens of 18 different artists. This kind of idea is fantastic and something that fans will be able to connect with deeply, from what we are seeing on their Kickstarter page fans are in for a long ride and it’s no secret that the campaign has been funded because of this. Make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic project!

Become a backer here. 


Creators: Gavriel ‘Discordia’
Goal: $99
End Date: June 5
Goodies: get the JUBILEE – OG COVER for $25, the JUBILEE – Swinging Jungle Cherry Cover for 40$, JUBILEE – Roller Cherry Cover for 40$, and at higher tiers, you can get exclusive cards, patches, pins, and much more!

Jerry Carr’s Brew Lagoon is all about an appreciation for the retro aesthetic of the Atomic Age, spiced with a love for fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, and Tiki-inspired pop culture goodness.

The campaign initially set a modest goal of $99 but has now amassed over $15,000, demonstrating strong support from fans. With 142 current backers, it’s clear that people are eager to see this campaign not only get funded but flourish. The rewards offered through this campaign are substantial, making it an exciting opportunity for those who want to own some of Larry Weltz’s work from the underground comix movement in San Francisco. Don’t miss out on supporting this project in its final days!

Become a backer here.

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