One of the most talked-about indie comics of recent years is R-13, aka Robot-13, published by Blacklist Studios The story of a skull-headed robot with an irresistible instinct to battle mythological creatures has captured the imaginations of comic book fans the world over.
In addition to positive reader response, R-13 has also won much critical praise. Rick Marshall, editor of MTV’s movie, pop culture and comic book news site, “The Splash Page” called R-13 the “Best Under-the-Radar Comic Series.” The series has gone on to receive acclaim from the likes of legendary sci-fi author Harlan Ellison, Newsarama, Ain’t It Cool News and many others.
Critical praise is not all the series has won: in the first-ever Digital Innovation Awards at 2011’s Digital Book World Conference, R-13 took top honors in the “Comics” category. At the time of the award, digital downloads for the series were topping 200,000 making it the most-downloaded indie comic series to date.
Now Blacklist’s Thomas Hall and Daniel Bradford, the writer and artist behind R-13 are offering old and new fans alike the opportunity to give Robot 13 a permanent place on their bookshelves. Utilizing the popular fundraising website Kickstarter, the duo is seeking to raise funds to publish a special paperback edition collecting the original R-13: Colossus comic book mini-series.
Among the incentives being offered to donors at various levels include original artwork from the comics, custom-made sketches, a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt, mini-figures of R-13 and the company’s other hit character, KING! and several more goodies. The top level prize is the chance for a donor to have their likeness drawn into a future issue… being eaten by a giant monster!
Hall and Bradford are also offering a special incentive for those who donate $13: a copy of the R-13 paperback collection, shipping included.
“While we know cool incentives are one of the reasons people love Kickstarter, we wanted to give our fans an affordable option if they just wanted a copy of the trade,” explained Hall.
Those wishing to donate to the project will be able to do so until Tuesday, March 13th at 12:35 PM EDT. Details on how to donate as well as information on additional incentives is available at
About Blacklist Studios
Blacklist Studios publishes the comics Robot 13 and KING! Visit their official website at www.blackliststudios.com.