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    Exclamation HEAVY WEAPON: My 80's Action Movie Graqphic Novel is AVAILABLE NOW!!

    Heavy Weapon is AVAILABLE NOW for the DRM-free Digital edition!!


    I'm very aware that there are plenty of people out there trying to shill their personal projects, but if you take a few minutes to check out my preview, I think you'll see this is a very professional-level production...


    Be sure to check out the 15-page preview* before you continue:
    http://www.heavy-weapon.com



    *The preview has been updated with FINAL PAGES for all
    15 pages, so check it out if you haven't seen it in a little while.




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    ABOUT THE BOOK
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    Heavy Weapon is the ultimate homage to 80's action movies in graphic novel form! You can expect machine guns, muscles, action, one-liners and of course explosions! It has more 80's movie and cultural nods thank you can shake a sun-damaged VHS tape at!


    PLOT SUMMARY:
    Vietnam veteran, and former member of an elite Special Forces group, John Magnum, left the military due to the tragic loss of his entire battalion while under his command. Since then, he has been consumed with guilt over the deaths of his men. He just wants to live a normal life and forget his violent past...

    ...But now, his former Commanding Officer, Colonel Deckard, has tracked him down to inform him that a small group of POWs, captured during the war 10 years ago, have been found, and are being used as slave labor for a drug cartel in Costa Rica. Deckard asks Magnum to accompany him as an escort on a Top Secret mission to rescue the POWs, but Magnum refuses...

    It's not his battle anymore.

    Only a few days later, Magnum is approached by his old friend Richter, the only survivor of Magnum's lost battalion. Richter presents Magnum with a surprising video tape revealing that Deckard and his crew have been captured, and are being tortured then killed one-by-one at the hands of a ruthless drug lord. Before the tape ends, Colonel Deckard makes a plea for help from Magnum.

    Magnum knows he can't let any more of his friends get killed and decides to go to Costa Rica to exact his revenge on everyone in his path on his mission to rescue Deckard, his team, and the POWs from the clutches of the heartless drug lord...



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    How will I receive the digital copy?
    Your digital copy will be provided via a personal download link. I can email it to you or just PM you, your choice. All 3 formats will be available to download directly.



    Will there be normal softcovers or hardcovers?
    Absolutely. You can read the details about the different book types on the website in the About the Book section.


    Is it available anywhere else, or just your website?
    If you would prefer the book in Amazon Kindle, iTunes, or ComiXology formats, you will have to purchase the book from them directly at a later time. I'm working on that...


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    ABOUT THE MUNITION EDITION
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    The MUNITION EDITION will be priced at a later time, and full details of the extas will be announced with the price.


    THE BOOK:
    - Extremely limited to no more than 250 copies.
    - All copies will be hand numbered, including matching numbered holograms.
    - Professional quality hardcover
    - Full color cover in high gloss laminate
    - The book will be in black & white with grayscale shading*
    - Art gallery and concept pages, a 'behind the scenes documentary' of the comic/story making process.
    - Page/book size will be 8" x 10"
    - Estimating about 300 pages. The story itself is 153 pages.
    - Each Munition Edition will be autographed and include a Certificate of Authenticity.
    - Extras will be included with the ME version, see below.


    THE EXTRAS:
    - Ammo Box-style Packaging
    - Hardcover Book with exclusive cover
    - Challenge Coins
    - Dog Tags
    - Survival Knife & Chinese Dagger Bookmarks
    - Cloth Map.


    Here are a couple of prototypes of the Munition Edition (subject to change):

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    After speaking with all possible manufacturers, it looks like the Munition Edition will come out to $44.95 + shipping as the retail price.

    The price covers all costs for:

    Printing (casebound hardcover)
    Ammo Box with Laser-Engraved Logo
    USB Bullet with Exclusive Digital Extras
    Dog Tags (2) + Chain
    Challenge Coins (2)
    A Cloth Map
    Laminated 6x9 Art Print
    Die Cut Bookmarks (Combat Knife & Dagger)


    Obviously, none of this is final until I get the funding via preorders to produce 250 of these, but at least you now know what to expect, price-wise.

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    Just added an image more representative of what comes with the Munition Edition:

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    Small updates:

    I'll be placing my order of the die-cut bookmarks this week for the Munition Edition.

    I'm revamping the website a little more too. Hoping to get the public online store open for preorders, and then maybe I can start advertising outside of like 5 forums.

    Also, setting up the ComiXology version as well here soon. Looks like the price on the CX digital copy will probably be $3.99 since CX takes 50% of the profits, and that includes after the 30% cut iTunes takes. So, it costs more, and I make less, but then again, that's good advertising too.

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    FYI, as long as the Munition Edition is available, it will be listed as so in the main post. Some folks have been asking if they're still for preorder/sale or not...

    Currently, I'm down to 124 copies left available. This may not be the case by April.

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    100 copies of the Munition Edition remaining

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    One of these two will be the art used for the Munition Edition, and the other one will be the standard Hardcover's art.

    Here's the nearing final version of the alternate VHS/betamax cover:




    And here's the other completed VHS cover art for comparison:
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    Only 80 copies left of the Munition Edition.

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    Started production on the bookmarks and cloth maps. Negotiating the ammo box details as I type this.

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    The bookmarks and cloth maps should be on the way to me soon. Wrapping up on the ammo boxes hopefully tonight, and then I'll be ordering the USB bullets and dogtags. So, once I get the boxes on order, I'm going to start taking full payments from everyone who made reservations.

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    Just tweaking the final design and it should be into production soon!
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    Currently working on a print design for the ammo box. It's looking good so far. I'll post pics once it's done.

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    Aaaand here's your preview of the new cardboard box design:

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    Here is the sample art on the cardboard box I put together real quick. I simply printed out the design on paper and taped it to the plain sample box supplied by the manufacturer, so obviously the real deal will look better since the design will be printed directly onto the cardboard and cover the entire box cleanly, but this should give you a feel for what the final product should look like:






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    Everything is done, art-wise and lettering. I'm just putting final touches on some things and compiling everything...should have a solid date very very soon.

    And here is a sneak look at a final page before I set a release date for the digital and paperbacks:

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    The 15-page preview has been updated with 15 FINAL pages, so if you're itching to get a preview of the final product, now you can!!

    http://www.heavy-weapon.com

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    Heavy Weapon's DIGITAL copy is AVAILABLE NOW!!

    http://www.heavy-weapon.com

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    Approved on Comixology. Keep an eye out!

    Also, the paperback is on its way...should be ready in a week or two, and then I'm jumping head first into the hardcover and M.E.!!

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    Heavy Weapon's standard paperback is available now on Amazon!

    http://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Weapon-P...dp/0989344207/

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    Coolness, I'll be all over this! I'll at least buy the Amazon one you posted. I love stuff like this.

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    Thanks man, let me know what you think of it once you grab one.

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    Hardcovers are completed... just ordered proofs today.

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    Received my first set of hardcover proofs. Note that technically the proofs are paperback, but that's simply because I can't order proofs of them once they're converted to hardcover. I have to order actual copies and lose the ability to edit them, but these softcover proofs very representative of the final product.

    Here are some pics of the M.E. samples in comparison to the paperback (the standard hardcover sample will be here Thursday):





    I do need to make a few minor adjustments to the interior so everything comes out perfect, and the cover was slightly darker than I expected, but neither of those should be any reason for further delays...so expect the hardcovers to be confirmed (and probably available for sale) by the weekend.
    ...And then I start back on the manufacturing and sales of the M.E. finally.

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    WARNING: A new alternate paperback cover approaches!!


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    The new paperback (above) should be available by the end of the week, and the hardcover is ready for order!

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