by Dylan Andrews

Calvin Chase is cursed with a disease that is slowly turning him into a monster.

A dark action adventure comic series for fans of The X-Files, Hellblazer, Hitman, Preacher and The Darkness.

**EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One physical reward backer from the first 48 hours of the campaign will win an ENGRAVED drawing! See EARLY BIRD section below for more details.


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Digital Comic Bundle

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Batlantic Studios Digital Comic Bundle!



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The first three issues of the hit series ENGRAVED in a single book!



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The story continues for Calvin Chase in ENGRAVED volume two!


The Oppressors vol. ONE and ENGRAVED vol. ONE and TWO

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Versus and Spine battle for survival in The Oppressors Volume one!


Final Boss, The Oppressors vol. ONE and ENGRAVED vol. ONE and TWO

Final Boss, Tyler Kirkham’s creator owned comic with my exclusive variant cover!


A sketch cover and all the books

I’ll draw a character for you on one of my blank sketch covers!


A commission and all the books

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An 11”x17” commission drawing of a charter you choose!


Get drawn into a future issue!

I’ll draw your likeness in a future issue of ENGRAVED!


All of the rewards

You get all the rewards!


Pledge with no reward

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Just want to support this campaign without getting a reward? Thank you!


Add ons are only available once you have selected at least one Primary Reward listed above.



Add on a sweet ENGRAVED hat!



Add on an awesome ENGRAVED shirt!


I am so thrilled that you’re checking out the crowdfunding campaign for my creator owned series ENGRAVED! 
This comic is an over the top chromium age action comic about Calvin Chase who is cursed with a disease that is slowly turning him into a monster.
This ZOOP crowdfunding campaign is to fund the printing and shipping of volumes one and two collecting the first six issues of this series. 
Each volume is 32 black and white pages with full color covers in standard comic size.
I need your help to hit goal so that these books can be sent to you! Jump in the campaign in the first 48 hours and you will be entered to win an awesome piece of original art!
I’ve got a bunch of great stretch goals planned, the higher we go… the more you get! 
So please help us hit goal, and share this link http://www.zoop.gg/c/engraved with anyone that is a fan of X-Files,  Hellblazer, Hitman, The Darkness, or Preacher. 
Thank you!






Early Bird

You can win this drawing by Dylan if you're one of the physical reward backers from the first 48 hours of the campaign!



My name is Dylan Andrews. I am a comic-book artist, writer, designer, and independent publisher. I started reading comics when I was 5 years old, and I’ve always wanted to use my knowledge of art, design, and publishing to create my own comic books. I started Batlantic Studios to create a place where comics matter. I have done nine successfully funded Kickstarter campaigns for my comic-book series ARCHIVE: The WarHood Odyssey, The Oppressors, CYST: The Skin Grafter, and Versus. I am so happy to be part of Southern Maine’s vibrant community of comic-book creators. I love the over the top chromium-age ’90s comics from my youth. I want to bring back the excitement and energy I felt toward those comics, sharing that experience with a modern audience. Check out works in progress and get a peek behind the scenes at www.makecomicscool.com. Comics, art, and swag available at www.batlanticstore.com

Stretch Goals

$1,000 - CRINGE, The meanest dude in the ARCHIVE UNIVERSE issue zero of my brand new creator owned comic book series! 
This comic will be mailed to every physical reward backer when it’s unlocked at $1,000!


$1,500 - stickers

$2,000 - prints


The books are finished and ready to ship upon the funding of the campaign. So estimated delivery of rewards would be late summer '22.


2022-07-05 05:08:30



ENGRAVED hit goal and unlocked the CRINGE stretch goal! Thank you so much!
I couldn't do it without you, I’m so appreciative that you enjoy my work and want to support it. 
I’m going to be getting everything wrapped up this month, so if you’ve purchased a commission reach out and let me know what you want me to draw!
For a sneak peak of CRINGE check out www.cringecomic.com right now!
I’m also going to be posting works in progress and my newest comics to my patreon at www.makecomicscool.com, so please consider joining me there.

2022-06-14 04:50:17



Thank you so much for supporting my work and helping us hit goal for ENGRAVED on zoop! This project is happening!
I’ve just announced the first stretch goal! My newest creator owned comic, CRINGE! The baddest dude in the ARCHIVE UNIVERSE!
The CRINGE zero issue is going to be sent to every physical reward backer! 
I need your help to hit this stretch goal so I can send this additional FREE COMIC BOOK to every physical reward backer!
Please purchase a sketch cover, a commission, or the opportunity to be drawn into a future issue. You can keep adding as many items to your zoop cart as you want!
The higher we go, the more awesome stuff I can send to you!
Please share the campaign with anyone that is a fan of over the top chromium age comics like Preacher, X-Files, Hitman, and Hellblazer!


Does Zoop save my credit card info?

Zoop does not store or keep your credit card info. Stripe simply holds the credit card info until the end of a successful campaign and then charges it. It is strictly for this one time use and won't charge it ever again.



What does Zoop use for checkout and when would my credit card be charged?

We use Stripe for checkout because it is VERY secure. They exceed industry security standards and are trusted by thousands of companies, including Amazon, Lyft, Slack, Shopify, and Airbnb, who use Stripe's software tools to accept payments. Their interface is pre-made by them and we don't have the ability to augment it in any way. Once there, you have 15 minutes to complete the transaction by hitting the 'SAVE CARD' button. Stripe then holds the credit card info until the end of the campaign. You won’t actually be charged unless the campaign reaches the funding goal. The pre-order amount will show as 'pending' on your credit card statement until that date.

If the campaign doesn't fund, your pre-order will be canceled, and the pending charge will disappear. You'll get an email confirmation with a summary of rewards and charges both after the initial pledge and after the actual charging of the card (try looking in your spam folder if you don't happen to see it in your inbox). 

How do I cancel a transaction?

You can either access the transaction through your account and click the cancel button, or contact us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll cancel it for you and send back a confirmation email.
Cancellations of rewards or add-ons of $500 or more must be made before there are 72 hours left in the campaign. The reason for this is it can have a negative effect on the tally of the campaign. If it is a limited reward or add-on, there may not be sufficient time for someone else to purchase it, leaving the campaign possibly not funded. We ask for your courtesy of the people running the campaign when making these decisions.

Any other questions/ comments?

Please e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com and we'll get right back to you!



If I got a reward that requires some feedback from me, how do I let you know my request?

You could e-mail us at hello@wearezoop.com with that info during the campaign if you'd like to get it out of the way. Otherwise, we'll be reaching out to all supporters of rewards that require feedback shortly after the campaign is over.



Do you ship to my country?

Our campaigns are for a worldwide audience unless stated otherwise in the campaign. All international orders are sold with the terms DAP (Delivered At Place). You are responsible for any duties and taxes required for the shipment's entry into your country. Our carriers may require you to pay taxes and fees related to importation and customs brokerage of your shipment -- but if your item is really low in value, it may fall under the customs de minimis of most countries. For more information, please contact USPS



Where can I find your shipping rates?

Since we have an a la carte rewards system, shipping rates will vary from supporter to supporter. We use a weight-based calculation system in your checkout cart, though, so, after you enter your country, you'll be able to see it calculated in real time with each item you add.



If I purchase rewards and then want to make changes to that purchase later on in the campaign, what is the process?

If you want to make changes, you should first cancel your original order and then start over with a new one. If you don't do that and simply process an additional order, the way our system is currently set up you may end up being overcharged for shipping -- which we could remedy for you, but it just takes that extra step of catching it and crediting you back the extra shipping, so please try the prior way first.



Will there be a post-campaign period where you can make changes and get add-ons through a 'pledge manager'?

No - this is it! We're essentially your in-campaign pledge manager. If you are interested in supporting these creators, this is the time to do it!  And it's the exact reason we allow you to purchase as many rewards as you want during the campaign!



What's the idea behind the Rewards and Add-Ons? Can I get both?

Rewards are the priority items that the creators have chosen for the campaign. Add-Ons are meant to be secondary items that are 'unlocked' after you buy something from the Reward level. There are no restrictions on buying Rewards, but you can only buy Add-Ons if you've bought a Reward. Zoop sets this up under the direction of the creators. Some may choose to only have Rewards, some may choose an even balance of Rewards and Add-Ons, and others may choose to only have one or two Rewards with the rest of the items being Add-Ons.



Can I get more than 1 item?

Yes! We encourage you to get more than 1 item! That could be multiple copies of the same reward, or you can mix and match rewards! There is no limit, unless otherwise stated in the reward description.