DC All-Access co-host Jason Inman and Top Cow Head Editor Ashley Victoria Robinson launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund "Jupiter Jet," an all-ages miniseries to be published by Action Lab Entertainment.
Illustrated by Ben Matsuya ("Midnight Massacre," "Criminal Macabre") the five-issue series tells the story Jacqueline “Jacky” Johnson, a 16-year-old who discovers an experimental jetpack in her dead father's workshop. She embarks on a journey to steal from the rich, give to the poor and keep her neighborhood safe. During one of her heists, she takes a device similar to the power source of her jetpack and now must avoid mobsters, corrupt police and a mysterious man named Pluto Patriarch to keep her brother safe.
According to the Kickstarter page, "This comic was created after Robinson came up with the title and Inman came up with the series' twist ending as the kind of comic story they both would have liked to read in comics growing up."
As of today, the campaign had already received $13,731 of its $14,500 goal. The Kickstarter ends Feb. 17.
The first issue is complete, and Inman, Robinson and the rest of the creative team are raising money to cover the production costs of issues 2-5. The funds will go toward paying the artist, colorist and letterer. "All money will go back into the book, period," the description states. "The first goal of this campaign is to give our readers a high-quality product."
In classic Kickstarter style, each tier of pledges comes with special perks. The first levels of donations will receive a digital version of the comic. People who donate more than $28 will receive a physical trade version of "Jupiter Jet" as well as special prints from artists Tim Seeley ("Nightwing") and Nicola Scott ("Wonder Woman").