Two generations of heroes collide in the definitive 200+ page collection of the award-winning series The Standard from ComixTribe. This is the story of a pair of men from different eras who share the same heroic legacy. In the past, The Standard was the world’s greatest superhero. Today, he is a celebrity with his own reality TV show. However, when a catastrophic event brings the two generations into collision, The Standard is forced to ask if superheroes still have a place in today’s cynical world. The Standard is the debut series written by John Lees, a Glasgow-based comicbook writer best known for his work on acclaimed horror series And Then Emily Was Gone. The Standard has earned John the Scottish Independent Comic Book Award for Best Writer.
Illustrated by Jonathan Rector (The Hero Code, Jesop King), an Illustrator and comicbook artist based out of Ontario, Canada, who has also done concept work for the Worlds in Peril and Mutants & Masterminds tabletop RPGs. The Standard Ultimate Collection collects the completed six-part mini-series in a deluxe hardcover graphic novel loaded with bonus content including additional art by Will Robson, colors by Mike Gagnon, letters by Kel Nuttall, and is edited by Steven Forbes. Originally published in single-issue format by ComixTribe between January 2013 and October 2014, The Standard was a labor of love, and years in the making.
The series launched to critical acclaim, and served as a noteworthy debut for John Lees. Now, that the series is finally complete, the most common question has been, “When is it all going to be collected?” Well that question can now be answered with The Standard Ultimate Collection comes in; this will be a deluxe hardcover, with the top-notch production values for which ComixTribe have developed a reputation. For existing fans of the series, this will be the ultimate collector’s item, one that has been long-awaited and much-requested. It will join Oxymoron, Scam, and The Red Ten as the next Kickstarter-supported hardcover by ComixTribe.
Backers will be treated to over 200 pages of content, including not just the entire series, but bonus content from a range of great artists. To let you discover of The Standard is right for you, they have made the entire 28-page first issue available for Free. Since 2012, ComixTribe publisher Tyler James has successfully run and managed five successful Kickstarter campaigns. At this point, they are well aware of the many challenges associated with delivering on a Kickstarter campaign. We’ve taken the following steps to mitigate the risk associated fulfilling this project:
This project will be funded on Fri, Jun 26, 2015.