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Hey everyone, it's been a while since I checked in during my Kickstarter campaign. A lot has happened since then: the project funded successfully, I printed the book, shipped it all around the world to backers that supported it with pledges, and now it's poised to launch in comic book shops across the U.S. in September.
How can you support it? Glad you asked! You can ask your local comic shop to order it for you with Diamond Comics Distributors order # JUL141266. The book is a beautifully laminated hardcover, 144 pages, in full color and sells for $19.99. It will also be available in digital format at ComiXology.com and ComicsFix.com.
Here is a 30-second teaser video to whet your appetite, the cover image by Paul Gulacy (Crimson Empire) and Rain Beredo (The Star Wars), and a few paragraphs from my official press release:
Read the only graphic novel catalogued in the hallowed halls of the Vatican Archives
CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican – available nationwide this September
OAKLAND – A new graphic novel chronicling the clandestine adventures of CruZader™: Agent of the Vatican, from creator and publisher Omar Morales, will be available nationwide following a successful, international crowdfunding campaign.
Until now, the only people who have had access to the book are Pope Francis, comic book podcasters, reviewers, and people that pledged support via Kickstarter.com. The independent publisher is now offering his original graphic novel in both print and digital formats.
The legend of CruZader revolves around the monk-like Antonio De La Cruz, a reluctant priest who is retrained as a holy hitman for the Pope. De La Cruz must embrace his destiny in order to defend the Vatican from an invading army of radical terrorists who are much more than what they appear.
“What drives this action-adventure tale is the inner conflict that Antonio suffers as a result of the violent duties he carries out on behalf of the Vatican,” Morales said. “There is a ton of strain and tension in Antonio’s relationship with the Pope, and he keeps a very explosive secret from the Pontiff, which adds to the intrigue and payoff of this origin story arc.”
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