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ComX Kickstarter PDF pack discussed

16 pdfs included with pledges Tier 4 and above. Check out the campaign before or after the live stream at ---- https://ComX.link During the stream listen to me and Jerome talk about the indie comics included in the pack.

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Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (00:34):
Hi, Shane here from Comex, just doing another live stream on Wednesday night for the show that has no name yet. So if you’ve got any suggestions, you’re more than welcome to put them in the comments. So what are we talking about today? Well, first of all, let’s just celebrate the fact that we hit the $1,800 stretch goal, so stickers and badges and book marks for everyone with a physical pledge. So yeah, there’s more details in the actual Kickstarter if you want to find out about what stickers and what badge. But yeah, so those will be going out to everyone with a physical pledge. So yes, woo, fuck on. Okay, so I’m here with Jerome.

Jerome Castro (01:22):
Hey man, how are you doing? Hey,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (01:24):
Good, thanks, Jerome. You’re our voice in the background.

Jerome Castro (01:30):
Yeah, I’ll be, you are disembodied assistant in the background.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (01:33):
Excellent, excellent. So what we’ll do is we’ll get straight into it and what we’re doing is we’re reviewing the PDFs that come with many of the tiers in the Kickstarter itself. So the Kickstarter itself is at that link down the bottom there com X link, so that’s COMX link, and that’ll take you to the Kickstarter where you can pledge to get different rewards. These PDFs are among those rewards. I think it’s tier four and above gets these. So yeah, so just go have a look and find out for yourself, I guess. But yeah, these are a great pack. So without any further ado, let’s have a look at the first one, and I’ll just bring that screen up a bit bigger for us, and I’ll get rid of that stretch goal of a notification. Okay, so this is Amazing Towels by Dave Dye. Yep. Just I’ll let Jerome give it a bit of an introduction.

Jerome Castro (02:35):
Yeah. Okay, guys. Amazing tales number one, it’s an comic book anthology written, done, and drawn by the very, very talented Dave D for, it’s a collection of several short stories for issue one. There are four stories for us. There is Office Romance, the Runaway Bad Karma in the Ringer’s arm. A couple of the stories were adopted from other tales. The Runaway comes from the Cattle King by AAN Iris, I hope I did of that. And a Ringer’s Yarn comes from a great driving stories by Bill Marsh.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (03:17):
Awesome. Thanks, Joan. Okay, so I had a quick read of this today myself actually, and this was a great little book, great little comic, I should say. Yeah. What I

Jerome Castro (03:29):
Mean?

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (03:31):
No, no, you were saying. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (03:32):
Yeah. No, it, it’s actually really good book. The stories are a few around 10 pages long, and they’re really nice, actually, most of them have this. Each story has a very old Australian feel to it, and they’re very unique. I haven’t seen any of these types of stories in the years that I’ve been reading comics, actually. Shane.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (04:05):
Yeah. Yeah. Cool. Yeah, so Dave Dye has a definite Australian touch to his stories. That’s something I’ve noticed as well. But yeah, so I mean, we could go into the stories themselves, but we don’t want to ruin the comic for anyone. So it’s just a case of, yeah, this is a great pickup. This is great little comic as part of the pack, so can’t recommend it enough. And I know once you read this, you’ll want number two and number three and so forth. So we’ll just go over to the next one.

Jerome Castro (04:45):
Okay. This is Angry Squad, the first issue, it’s subtitled code Angry. It’s from Lucas Chael, and it’s published by Angry Fred Comics. The art is from the talented Nikita Vassel Shook. And basically the story, a good gist of the story is there is angry Fred, an old has been gun runner, and as you can see in the cover, it’s actually they’re fighting a giant gorilla. So if anyone’s a fan of Godzilla vs Kong, this is the story for you.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (05:26):
Awesome. And you probably did a better job on those names than I would’ve as well, so thanks for that. So yeah, I’m a big fan of this one. Actually, I read this quite some time ago when the Kickstarter first came out. I got it with the Kickstarter and yeah, angry Fred has the ability to sort of, what’s the word I’m looking for? Sort of enlarge his arms and parts of his body.

Jerome Castro (05:57):
You can get some extra strength from it, actually. And

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (06:00):
Strength. Yeah. Yeah. He gets strength from it because here he is in the cover, you can see him, he’s taking on a giant gorilla.

Jerome Castro (06:07):
Yeah. And you think from the cover itself, you’d think this is your basic action story, but it actually has a lot of depth in it. And Luca Chafe actually did a really good job doing the story for this. It feels like it’s very personal to him. I mean, not going to spoiler territory, but it’s a really good story. And if you get this, it’s one of the must reads for this entire bundle. I mean, they’re all must reads, but if you like some good in-depth action and a good story with it, this is a story for you.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (06:48):
Awesome. Thanks for that, Joe. So that’s an Angry Squad with Angry Fred, code angry. So everyone get angry. This is the one for you. So we’ll move on to the next one so we don’t go over the hour all over. So this is Battle for Bustle.

Jerome Castro (07:06):
Yep. Okay. Okay. This is one of my favourite tiles in this bundle B for Bustle issue. One is from Lee Chaker. It’s published by ri, as you can see, and the story follows Christopher B, human test subject, and he’s basically a part of this postapocalyptic world similar to 1984. And instead of focusing more on the tyrannical side of the postapocalyptic world they’re in, it’s focusing a lot on the sci-fi aspect of it and how people get out of their lot in life. It reminds me a lot of 1984, but it’s much more unique. It’s actually one of my more favourite tiles, and I’ve already seen, I think it already has three chapters, and I’m happy to say I’ve seen them all, and you’d love this if you like your sci-Fi, your, what do you call this? Your post apocalyptic stories.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (08:24):
Yes. Dystopian is probably the word you’re looking for as well. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (08:27):
That’s the better term. Yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (08:29):
Yeah, that’s okay. Yeah. So I read this quite a while ago as well. Great book. I love the take on it. It starts with seeing Christopher as a test subject and then moves on. It flashes back to when Christopher’s a number, see if I can remember the number. Oh, 9 1 1 7, 6, I

Jerome Castro (08:53):
Think nine. Yeah. 6, 7, 7 9.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (08:58):
Yeah. Sorry, my memory’s not proving that well at the moment. And it goes back to when I guess you could say he snaps, he’s a pedestrian, which is, from what I can make of the story, is the lowest level of humanity.

Jerome Castro (09:17):
Yeah. Yeah. He’s,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (09:18):
Everyone’s split into levels and pedestrians seem to be the lowest.

Jerome Castro (09:23):
And you can just imagine this comic book is a lot of story, but also a lot of telling. If you’ve seen Lee for people who have seen Lee Chalkers work before, you’d love it because it really encapsulates that dystopian feels to it, so it’s easy to appreciate how much work he put in this.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (09:53):
Yeah, true. And the art really suits the story. I think in the review. We said something along the, it’s a beautiful, beautiful art for an ugly story.

Jerome Castro (10:06):
Yes, that’s exactly.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (10:08):
Yeah, so great book that one. So we’ll just move on to the next one.

Jerome Castro (10:16):
Okay. We were, yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (10:19):
I was just going to say the title, Mira, I believe it’s pronounced, hopefully I got that right, Hayden.

Jerome Castro (10:23):
Yeah, came, it’s, yeah, came. This is the issue one for came. It’s also from Rie, the story from Hay Perel. It’s illustrated by Mark Oliver, lettered by Darren Close. And Shane and I were just discussing this story before we got on air, actually, and we were still talking about the mystery within the story because came, I mean, the term came itself basically means something that was combined together and came, the entire story is will get you thinking actually. I mean, yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (11:13):
It does.

Jerome Castro (11:14):
It is very complex and it is a thinking person’s story. It goes into a lot about the struggles for mental health and how people are going to go far just to get through you. And it’s really complex. It’s hard to put it in words actually.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (11:38):
Yeah, yeah. And it doesn’t make it extremely clear what exactly is going on, which is probably what grabs your attention, because I’m now looking forward to number two because I want to find out if what I think was going on was actually what was going on. So that’s my little thing I’ve got going on at the moment with it, is that I’m not totally sure what’s happening. It’s sort of like I’ve got, I won’t go into it because ruin in the story, but I’ve got a few theories and I want to get number two so I can find out which theory is correct.

Jerome Castro (12:17):
Yeah, true. You would love to see the second issue of this once you read it.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (12:23):
Yeah, exactly. So we’ll jump onto the next one. Crimson Rascal. This was fun.

Jerome Castro (12:31):
Yeah, this one is, okay. Crimson Rascal is a story by Peter Wilson. Basically, he is in the outing for the story. It follows Crimson Crusader in Red Rasco. This is the second story actually, and it follows them going out for a supermarket run, and they meet several super villains, and there’s just a lot of twists and turns in the story. It’s comedy. It reminds me so much of Dennis de Menace, and if you love that, if you enjoy that time of cartoons back in the day, this is really good.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (13:15):
Yeah, this one gave me a good laugh. I can’t explain why, because it will ruin the story ruin. It’ll ruin the little surprises that you get along the way. But basically Crimson’s all muscle, no brains, and Rascal is your little brains that keeps him going. It even reminds me a little bit of Tick and Arthur in a strange sort of way, but not exactly the same, just very, a little similar in the way that one is the brains and one is the muscle. So yeah. So it’s a great read. It’s good laugh. I highly recommend it. So we’ll move on to the next one. This is a bit of a Australian icon.

Jerome Castro (14:02):
Yeah, this is Kru Scar. It’s a one shot story from Ozone Studio. It follows the origins of Fu Kru. It is written by Daniel Lawson, illustrated by Ryan Wilson. And it has concepts from the man itself that aren’t close. If you’ve been a fan of Australian comics for all this time, I don’t think Kru is a household name. So if you want basically the origin story for Kru, this is the comic book that you would want to read.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (14:43):
Yep, agreed. This is a good one. This is a nice little, it’s a nice place to start. I would say if you haven’t read Kroo before, it’s a nice place to learn a bit about Rufuss, I guess you say his motivations and so forth in the other, the comics that follow. It’s a tight little story. So I really enjoyed this one. And it is the first Ki Road Red, sorry, I dunno if it’s the first in the series, but it’s the one I first read, and it’s a great starting place.

Jerome Castro (15:15):
I mean, if you’re new to Australian comics and you want some springboard into other stories, you want to start with Klarus cars and see the other issues after that, because this gives you a really good perspective into how the mind of Kru works, because in a lot of stories, you’d think that he’s just this action man, basically this action character, but this gives him a good amount of backstory that you’d hardly find in a lot of the other issues, and it’s a good springboard.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (15:54):
Yeah, agreed. Agreed. So I’ll move on to the next one. This is another favourite, and this is another one left me wanting more.

Jerome Castro (16:03):
Yes. Luc is from Lauren Marshall. It’s written by Tanya Beason and also works from Kaleen Harris. The entire story is basically, ALCA is an entrepreneur, is, how do I put it? Is a half human, I think. And basically, she’s a detective at the same time. She works for an underground team, basically, and she solves mysteries that are very, how do I put that? I’m

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (16:50):
Sure what you’re caring for there, buddy. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (16:51):
Yeah. I mean, it’s a really good detective story, and I wouldn’t want to spoil this because if I open my mouth some more, I think I’ll be outing the entire story because I assure you understand with Lauren Marshall’s art, this is a really, really nice story. It flows well, it goes straight, and it has some twists and turns that you wouldn’t think that a detective story will have.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (17:27):
And I heard the term that what she is the other day, and I’ve forgotten it, so that comment’s kind of useless. But she seems to have some abilities that go along with her being half human, half rabbit, half goat. There’s a name for it, but I forget what the name is.

Jerome Castro (17:47):
Oh, jackalope. She’s a Jackalope. Yeah, I think that’s the right term. That’s the word. Yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (17:51):
That’s the word. Thank you very much, Jerome. Awesome. So this is a good story, and yeah, like I said, you finish it up and you are left wanting the next issue. Now this is just a bit of a tidbit for people to get a bit of a, well, I’ll let Jerome explain. So yeah,

Jerome Castro (18:08):
Yeah. I mean, per Chance Dream is a story from Michael Macando, Steve McKewan and Andrew Phillips. This story basically for Twilight Zone fans out there, if you’ve seen the episode per chance to Dream, that’s basically the story for this. But it’s a lot different too. And it also has Trevor Bovis for people who have read Greener Pastures. This is actually a really nice short story. It gives you, it’s very psychedelic. It’s weird and funny at the same time. Basically, it’s a look at the psyche of somebody who’s trying to sleep. It sounds mundane, but it’s really good.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (19:04):
Yeah, it is. It’s really cool. I got a good laugh out of it, and at the beginning I was like, what the hell’s going on? And then it’s like, ah. You have that light bulb moment at the end. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (19:16):
It’s very

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (19:17):
Simple. I haven’t seen the Twilight Zone episode, so I wasn’t ready for any of it. So we’ll move on to the next one.

Jerome Castro (19:28):
Yeah, the Adventures of Rudy. Cool. Basically a graphic novel by Silver Fox Comics. It’s from it’s, it’s the story of Del Rio of Baa fame, the illustrations, the pencils and inks come from Glock Silva Colours from Fred Moreno and lettering from Nick Shaw with Dante show on in production and the story, the adventures of could be cool. It’s a nice story. It’s a kid detective story. It’s a kid spy story, actually, if it’s reminiscent of, I feel theologian shows from back in the nineties. It’s more a lot of spy chiller. I think that’s the better term. It’s heist, it’s spy chiller, and it’s silly kid stuff that you’d think it won’t work for a mature audiences, but it’s quite entertaining.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (20:34):
Yes, it is. I had a lot of fun reading this one. Some of the strange things that occur and the strange characters were very amusing and kept me wanting to read more. So they did a good job with this one. And yeah, you’ve got your little twist at the end, of course, just to keep it even more interesting. So yeah. So have a read of this one. Definitely. If you get the pack, you’ll want to have a read of this one. It’s good fun. It looks like it is only for kids, but there’s a lot of jokes in it that aren’t just for kids. So it’s a good read. It’s

Jerome Castro (21:07):
A good read. Yeah, it’s a good read. Yeah. Got to agree.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (21:11):
Yeah. Cool. Go on to the next Devil’s Toilet.

Jerome Castro (21:15):
Yeah, the Devil’s Toilet is a comic book again from publications. It, it’s written, illustrated and coloured by the one and only Robert Lyle, Rob Lyle, for those who know him from the internet, devil’s Toilet basically follows, if you can see it in the cover, it’s a literal toilet from the underworld who’s trying to escape from hell. And as you can see, he’s out in the real world, but the entire journey is quite strange because you take that to will not have any reason to go get out of hell, but he’s going out there and there’s a reason why he’s out in the world.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (22:06):
Yeah, definitely. This is a good little fun book. I had a great little laugh and it was entertaining, and you want to see what this toilet does next. So that’s a great little bit about it. And you get to see the origin of the toilet, how the toilet came to be a toilet that wanted to escape hell. So it’s a nice book to start off with to see where did this talking toilet with, you don’t see it here, but he’s got arms as well, which hold, I believe they’re called hell guns. So it’s quite interesting. But he can’t walk, so he needs, oh, I can’t remember his name. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (22:46):
He needs other, yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (22:48):
He needs a big red fellow here to carry him, but I can’t remember the red fellow’s name. So

Jerome Castro (22:53):
Yeah,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (22:53):
He’s, I’ll just leave that alone. And the one to his right is a fallen angel who for some reason has had all his skin removed. I’m not sure what that’s about, but I guess we’ll find out as we read more issues.

Jerome Castro (23:08):
Yep, exactly.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (23:10):
Exactly. So what’s next? The

Jerome Castro (23:14):
Talking Brain? Yes. The Talking Bread is from Kieran Jack. It’s from half to productions, and it’s a six part story actually. As you can see, there’s a number one out of six there. You’ll be getting the first issue in this bundle, and we’re alive is basically the idea of the story is there’s this guy who’s a genius baker, but he doesn’t know what bread is, he doesn’t understand what bread is, and he accidentally makes talking bread. The bread are alive, they are hilarious. And they’re out there and they see this big, big world out there, and with basically, they’re in the outskirts of Melbourne, and they’ll see how bad the world is for a group of scented loaf of bread actually.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (24:12):
Exactly. And I love this because you’ve got six pieces of bread here. They’ve all got their own names and personalities, and it’s not a spoiler really, but at the end of the comic it says, what happened to the other 12, other 12 slices? So I found that interesting and it’s like, oh, I want to read the next one to find out what happened to the other 12 slices.

Jerome Castro (24:37):
It’s quite light read. It’s unlike other comic books. You can read it and you never think that you’re near the end because the story flows really nicely and everything is chaotic and everything is moving at this space that you want the second issue of this immediately after you read it. For sure.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (25:04):
Yeah, for sure. So we’ll move on to the next one.

Jerome Castro (25:10):
Yes, this is Toby and the Magic Pencil. It’s from Gary. It’s written by Gary Lar and illustrated by Dylan Naer. This Toby and the Magic Pencil is one of those comic books. This story is a legend in itself, actually. It’s one of those comic books that you can, if even if you not familiar with Australian comics, you can find this at the Comic Bookshop. You give it a read, and it’s a good introduction in what you can expect from the industry because it’s a really good story. It’s very tight and it’s very imaginative, it’s quite creative,

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (25:56):
A great fantasy story, a lot of twists and turns. And because of that magic pencil, there’s a lot of things that are possible. So it’s quite interesting story as it goes along because of what that pencil can do. The thing that I found really amusing about, well, not amusing, I found really interesting about this comic, is it actually introduces a character, which you see in the next comic where we’ll go through called Torn, and it introduces a character called Red Gum. So that I found that interesting, this type of story, which is very fantasy, very magical, very childlike. Yeah, very childlike, actually. It gives birth to a character of a adult story of torn. So I found that they connected those two really, really cool. I found

Jerome Castro (26:49):
That really cool. Yeah. Yeah, they have a shared universe, which is very, very, very rare.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (26:54):
Yeah, exactly. So we’ll go on to torn

Jerome Castro (26:59):
For the cool kids out there. This is torn issue one. It comes from, the story is created by Gary Lar. It’s written a letter by George Hall and Art by Peter Jay Lawson. Yeah. Torn is, it’s basically torn powers is to mimic things. He can mimic any superpower that he wants. So you can imagine how weird the story is for him. And as you can see, there’s Red Gum on his right hand side, which comes from Toby. So you can connect those stories. And this is weird because it changes the tone from Toby being, yeah. As Shane said, Toby, from being this magical childlike fantasy story, torn is strictly for adults. It is this X-Men combined with spawn, basically. It’s that mature. It’s quite agreed.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (28:05):
Yeah, it is. It’s good. And yeah, it’s interesting how torn can take these powers and abilities from others. And it’s quite interesting to see how he does that in that it’s not just superpowers. He seems to be able to mimic, it also seems to be just the abilities of other creatures, which I found that is a very interesting take on that kind of power. So thorn’s a very interesting character, and I’m looking forward to seeing exactly where they take this guy on, what journey they take him on. And here’s another one. It’s a nice laugh.

Jerome Castro (28:46):
Yeah, this is a Vamoose issue. One, it’s, it’s another anthology. If you, what’s this? If you remember Amazing Tales, it’s also an anthology like that. It has five stories in it. Some stories come from Rob Lyle, you have Nick Ma there, there’s Hayden spiel. So you get good names. And it’s different stories. They’re mostly about chickens, and

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (29:24):
The theme is too many chalks, so it’s about too many chickens. So that’s the theme. Every story has some element to it that comes back to a scene where there’s too many chops somewhere in the comic,

Jerome Castro (29:39):
Which is weird because you can only imagine how many users, many stories you can make about chickens. But they did it anyway.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (29:49):
They did it and they did a good job. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (29:51):
Exactly.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (29:53):
Not to diminish anyone else’s story, but Millie Holton killed it. Her story is, her story is one page, and it made me laugh. It was great. So the other stories were good, don’t get me wrong, but yeah, killed it. Okay. So we’ve got too many chooks and just stories about too many chooks. This particular cover has old man biscuit and his swords. He’s an interesting character in himself, and there’s a bit of a twist at the end of that one about him. So that’s a definitely a must read.

Jerome Castro (30:26):
Exactly. Yeah.

(30:30)
Okay. This is Ward Smith, volume one. It’s from Stephen Co. It’s published by SIGMETs to just the stories from Stephen Co Art from PR de Dallas and coloured by Peyton Freeman. This is one of the more unique stories I’ve seen around, I’ve never seen anything like it. Basically the idea is that in this world, there are people called wordsmiths, and they can create words that have different kinds of effect on the people of this world. And they can influence one people, they can influence a lot of people just from the words they dismiss. And it depends on how good they are. And our main character, she’s the best wordsmith around, and her powers are not all she’s trying to use them for good. Yeah. The story comes after that.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (31:38):
Yeah, yeah. So basically a wordsmith in this story, what Jerome was saying there was how they have the ability to make a word, I guess is the way to put it. That’s me putting my hand up, doing the double fingers, make a word. And that affects people. And the beauty of the story is, what a word you think it would affect someone. It actually affects ’em in a totally different way. And because every word is personal. So when you say one word to one person, it means something different to another person. And that kind of is what this plays on. And I really like that part of the story. And what I really like about this is it’s got a nice, what’s the word I’m looking for? A nice, not motive. I can’t think of the word. It’s not theme. Oh no, I’ve lost it. But yeah, pretty much what I’m trying to say. Sorry. Sorry. No problem. It’s a moral to the story. It has a nice moral, that’s what I was looking for. There’s a nice moral to this story, and it’s a really nice and touching little story for that alone. So I enjoyed this one. I read it, even though I got the book for this quite some time ago. I read it for the first time today and I really enjoyed it.

(33:15)
So we’ll move on to the next one. I think there’s the next one. Action lovers.

Jerome Castro (33:23):
Yep. It’s Extreme Champion Tournament or X ct. This is Spartacus number zero for fans of Greek stories. This is the one that you would want to read. It’s from comics. It’s published by comics to movies. The stories from Sean Paulette and Brendan Halliday. The comics was pencilled by Jerry Gaylord, by Alex Zo, coloured by Gabrielle Casara. So if you know the historical Spartas, this is him. And the first, the number zero story puts you back on his origins in the major battle, in the major battle back in Greece. And there’s a twist in the story, you think. The first time I read this one, I thought it was a historical story, and it is quite historical, but it has a twist that changes the entire genre of the story. And you would never think that it’ll come to that point, which is a nice surprise. It’s action. And it’s quite a mystery, if we can put it that way. It’s quite

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (34:47):
A mystery. Hopefully I don’t spoil it, but there’s a sci-fi twist, I guess is the best way to say it. You’re going by a Greek massacre story just full on battle action. It just seems like this is all about ancient times. And then there’s wham, they whack you with a sci-fi twist. So that was really interesting.

Jerome Castro (35:16):
And I’ve read this three times, but just so I can pick up where they shift the tone and you need, and Thor is quite nice, the action flows really good, and it basically pulls you in for those fans of Greek history and 300 and gives you this sci-fi twist that you’d still want to read the number one for this for sure. It doesn’t turn you, it won’t turn you off from the story.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (35:59):
No, definitely not, actually. It was very interesting twist that makes you want to read the next one to find out exactly what is going on. So yeah, I think that is the last one. Yep, that’s the last one. So that is the 16 comics that we’ll be coming with. Hang on, I’ll put my face back on the screen. That is the, yeah, I know. It’s okay. I apologise. My face is back on the screen, but after looking at all those beautiful covers, but yeah, these are the 16 comics, the PDF comics that come with the PDF pack, which is, I believe tier four and above.

(36:48)
Some of the covers may differ slightly. Just I should put that out there because some of these are still, I guess you could say being worked on or changed for the thing, but the inner comic itself is still going to be the same. Just some changes to the covers. Yeah, well, they’re all, there be some changes. Yeah, possible. That’s the word I’m looking for. Possible changes. So yeah, so these are all great reads. I’m lucky enough to have got to have a sampling of them all before everyone else. And some of them I’ve bought the actual physical copies myself, and I’ll probably go out and buy the physical copies of all of these now because they’re all great comics. I’m really, I’ve got to find out the chance to dream what that’s from, I believe. So I can get a copy of the entire comic. But yeah, great reads, great entertainment. You can’t go wrong getting this pack. Yeah, it’s awesome. I’m so grateful to the creators and the artists and the writers and everyone else who created these and then let us use them in this campaign and let us give them out as part of the rewards for pledging on the Comex 18 month calendar campaign. So thank you to all of you. If you are listening, if you’re not listening well, I’ll still say thank you to you. Anyway.

(38:24)
So many thanks to you all and many thanks to the people pledging. I can’t thank you enough. You’re all legends in my, so thank you so much for helping this calendar be a reality. This is just awesome. So thank you very much.

Jerome Castro (38:50):
And for everyone who supports the Kickstarter, these 16 comics are a good way for you to get, it’s a good sample platter for what you can expect from Australian comics. So good point. Yeah, if you’re new to this, these are great stories that can get you started and then you can go on to other stories. And if you are someone who’s been reading Australian comic books from before, these are also great reminders on why these Australian comic books are still a great story. They still have great stories up to this day.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (39:30):
Yeah, yeah, that’s a good point. This is a great sampling of Australian indie comics, a great introduction to all the different types you can get. And I’m sure there’s even more genres and so forth out there, but this is a really good taste of what Australia has to offer. And so for our overseas listeners, this is a great place to start. You can get the, I believe it’s tier four, hopefully I’m getting that right, where you can get a digital pack that includes these. So for our overseas listeners, this is a great way to get to know Australian comics and give yourself a good introduction to them. And for anyone in Australia, if you haven’t read these, this is a great way to get your hands on them and read comics that you haven’t read before and get into some new titles and help boost the industry. So that’s an awesome thing as well. Exactly. Thank you to everyone. Thank you to the creators, thank you to the pledgers.

(40:35)
All I can keep saying is thank you because this is great. The support from everyone has been incredible. I’m just blown away. So I guess we’re not quite on the hour mark, but we’ve gone through all the books now and so everyone’s got a fair idea, they’re about a good idea what they’re about, and I don’t have a bad thing to say about any of them. So that just goes to show how great they are. So yeah, I think what we’ll do is we’ll cut it off early. So if you go to X link, that’ll take you to the Kickstarter itself and that’s com X as in COMX link. No, and that’ll get you to the Kickstarter itself where you can go through the rewards, find out what’s in there. I mean, at the end of the day, this is about an 18 month calendar with some great art in it. I can quickly jump over to that. I think there might be a few weird pictures here, so you’ll have to excuse me. And these are the actual pieces of art that you’ll find in the calendar themself. I’ll boost that up so you can actually see it.

(41:58)
I mean, they’re all a bit cropped, so you can’t see the whole picture, but they’ll be on a calendar 300 by 300. So check ’em out. Each picture is with each artist on the actual Kickstarter, so you can see who it is you created each image and the calendar itself will have all 18 of these one for each month. So what a great way to get through a year and a half with this amazing art. And you can read those amazing comics in the pack if you get a calendar and when you get a calendar, none of this if when you get a calendar. And so yeah, so enjoy all this campaign has to offer and thank you for helping us out and for your support.

Jerome Castro (42:49):
And thank you for everyone who’s tuning in and supporting the Kickstarter. This is wonderful art from all these talented artists, Australian artists. So you just give the Kickstarter look, see what you think is, which level of tiers are the right one for you, and give it a go for sure. You’d love all this wonderful art in your home in the calendar form for sure.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (43:25):
Yeah, for sure. And for those on YouTube. And I just realised I haven’t been watching the comments. I’m so sorry. I’ve been so busy with everything else. I haven’t watched the comments and there’s a lot of comments. So yeah, I agree with that. Hang on. I do agree with this one, but A PDF is a wonderful place to start.

Jerome Castro (43:55):
It also gives a chance to, if we have overseas science, that would love to give it a start. There’s nothing like physical comic books, but PDF, you start there and then you go through the physicals. Always a good thing.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (44:17):
Yeah. Sorry, I went a bit silent there. I was reading the comments that I should have been reading in the first place, which reminds me for all those who are on YouTube, do us a quick favour and click down on the subscribe button. That would be so awesome if you could do that to all our friends over on Facebook. Thank you so much. I apologise for not watching the comments and keeping track of what you are all saying. And it was ah, and Christopher was oh 9 1 1 7 7, so we were both wrong. It wasn’t seven six, and it wasn’t seven nine. We were close.

Jerome Castro (44:54):
And that’s why you got her the comics guys.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (44:57):
Yeah. So there it is. Facebook users told us, so, oh dear.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (45:07):
I

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (45:09):
Sorry, I am reading the comments. This is really bad. So many of them, I’m so sorry to everyone and well, we’ll leave it at that. Jerome and myself will hopefully be back next week, next Wednesday at eight o’clock, possibly with some guests next time. Possibly not. We haven’t really worked it out yet, but

Jerome Castro (45:32):
Still need the title for this stream.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (45:35):
And we still need a title for the stream. And I’m going through the comments and I don’t see any suggestions. So if people could leave suggestions after this is finished, what we should call this?

Jerome Castro (45:45):
Yeah, I’ll leave a comment.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (45:47):
Want to become famous. Oh dear. We got some spams in the comments as well. That’s great. Over at Twitch. Is it called Twitch? Yeah. So yeah, so in the comments, leave some suggestions for a name for this Wednesday show and would love to get some suggestions and try to come up with something At the moment it’s just the Comex Wednesday show. Yeah,

Jerome Castro (46:17):
It’s a comments Wednesday show.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (46:19):
Yeah, so we’ll just go with that. Well, thank you everyone. It was nice getting out and doing this. And yeah, sorry I didn’t read your comments earlier, guys and gal. So I guess we’ve gone through everything. Go over to X link, get what you pledge for, what suits you, what suits your budget, what you actually want out of the Kickstarter itself. There is no two smaller donation, there’s no two smaller pledge. And we’ll try to get rewards off to most of those pledges. I think there’s a low pledge where you don’t get rewards and you just get our forever thank yous. But yeah, so thank you very much. Thank you for everyone’s support. Thank you for watching this, and we’ll see you next Wednesday. See you later. See you Jerome.

Jerome Castro (47:19):
See you, Shane. Take care.

Shane ‘Sizzle’ Syddall (47:22):
You too.

 

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