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Arcana Comics recently learned that the creator of Arcana titles Shadowflame and Ripperman, Joe Martino, has launched a KickStarter campaign to raise funds for his new project, The Mighty Titan, which takes Joe’s own cancer story and wraps it in a superhero shell.

The Mighty Titan creator, Joe Martino’s (Arcana’s SHADOWFLAME, RIPPERMAN), explains that his newest creation “essentially takes my cancer (and other experiences) and wraps them in a superhero shell. This isn’t autobiographical. I have researched and talked to other cancer survivors to try and get the feeling of what other people have experienced.”

The creator came up with the idea for Titan in 2004 as he was fighting his first bout with kidney cancer. “It was a tough decision to take some of my personal experiences and put them to paper in order to entertain and possibly allow people a glimpse of what some of us go through while battling this potentially deadly disease,” Joe explains.

But, while the story has serious aspects, Martino insists, “this is still a cool, fun superhero book with the vile villains, giant Mechas and some really great mythological creatures.”

You can help Joe Martino reach his goal on KickStarter by heading over to the site – – pick an incentive, and you’re off to the races… He is offering everything from good karma to the original cover art by LEGENDARY artist Jerry Ordway!

So, if you like superheros and want to support a book about a hero fighting cancer, which taps into the real life events of its creator, Joe Martino, as well as other survivors, support Joe’s KickStarter for The Mighty Titan!

The KickStarter site has lots of sample art, updates, the list of incentives, and how to participate. Enjoy!


Arcana Studios, Inc. Arcana owns one of the world’s largest libraries of graphic novels and comics, with over 200 original intellectual properties, 300 graphic novels, thousands of comic issues and an ever-growing character list. Arcana has begun to adapt this library into live action feature films, animated features and episodic television series. Taking a transmedia approach to brand building and the development of intellectual properties, Arcana publishes graphic novels for North America in print, and now digitally as well. Arcana has been published and distributed in dozens different countries and translated into just as many languages across the globe.

via Arcana Studios


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