NEW ZODIAX Aquarius #1

by Joe St.Pierre

NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 is the 48 page origin of Liberaider, a hacker who channels the cosmic energies of the Zodiac!

Joe St.Pierre, creator of the NEW ZODIAX comics, was the artist on many of your favorite SPIDER-MAN and VENOM comics for Marvel, and has worked with DC, Image, Valiant & Boom.

Featuring a ZOOP EXCLUSIVE cover and other variants, commissions, team-ups, sketch covers, sketch book, a 25th anniversary edition of his Image comic MEGAHURTZ, and the graphic novella BOLD BLOOD.

Now you can find all NEW ZODIAX projects in one place! Phase 2 of the beloved series begins here with this first issue in a planned twelve-issue maxi-series, and the next issue coming to Zoop in late 2022. Hop on board now!

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New Zodiax Aquarius #1 Digital pdf

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48 pages, full color. The Origin of the NEW AQUARIUS and the beginning of a universe! Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" page in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1.

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Megahurtz 25th Anniversary Edition Digital pdf

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My very first creator-owned project was published by Image Comics 25 years ago! This digital commemorative edition re-presents issue #1 in FULL COLOR!
Your name will also be included on the MEGAHURTZ 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION "Thank You" page.

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New Zodiax Aquarius #1 Cover A Signed

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48 pages, full color, with a square bound glossy card stock cover. Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" page in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1.

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Bold Blood #1 Signed

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Raise your arms for this 48-page full color graphic novel set in medieval times! It's Game Of Thrones meets Saving Private Ryan, working class warriors who don't have royal bloodlines or magical artifacts to protect them, just trying to make ends meet fighting for the greater good. Prestige format, signed by me, Joe St.Pierre!

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Megahurtz 25th Anniversary Edition Signed

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My very first creator-owned project was published by Image Comics 25 years ago. This very special 32-page commemorative edition re-presents issue #1 in FULL COLOR for the FIRST TIME in print, with extra behind the scenes art and a metallic foil cover! Your item will be signed by me! Your name will also be included on the MEGAHURTZ 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION "Thank You" page.

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New Zodiax Aquarius #1 Cover Z Signed

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ZOOP exclusive variant cover! 48 pages, full color. The Origin of the NEW AQUARIUS and the beginning of a universe! Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" page in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1.

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New Zodiax Aquarius #1 New Gods Variant Cover Signed

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Brought to you by FROZEN IN CARBONITE comics on Whatnot, a loving tribute to the epic NEW GODS series by Jack "King" Kirby! The Origin of the NEW AQUARIUS and the beginning of a universe! Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" page in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1.

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Joe St.Pierre Sketchbook Remarqued with Autograph

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48 pages, black and white interior with a full color cover! Some of your favorite superhero sketches by Joe are collected in this book. You also get a remark doodle on the cover! Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" page in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1.

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NEW ZODIAX BUNDLE Set of 3

You get all three covers of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 all signed by me, Joe St.Pierre! The Origin of the NEW AQUARIUS and the beginning of a universe! Your name will also be included on the "Thank You" page.

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NEW ZODIAX BUNDLE Set of 6

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You get all three covers of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, MEGAHURTZ 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION, BOLD BLOOD and the SKETCHBOOK, all signed by me, Joe St.Pierre! Your name will also appear on the "Thank You" pages in NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 and MEGAHURTZ.

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Head Shot Commission

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PEN & INK BLACK & WHITE HEAD SHOT drawing by Joe St.Pierre. You choose the character, animal, mineral, superhero, whatever you like. Joe will illustrate it in pen and ink on 9" x 12" 2-ply Bristol board. Plus you will receive a signed copy of the regular edition of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, and your name will be included on the NEW ZODIAX "Thank You" page.

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Full Figure Commission

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PEN & INK BLACK & WHITE FULL FIGURE drawing by Joe St.Pierre. You choose the character, animal, mineral, superhero, whatever you like. Joe will illustrate it in pen and ink on 9" x 12" 2-ply Bristol board. Plus you will receive a signed copy of the regular edition of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, and your name will be included on the NEW ZODIAX "Thank You" page.

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Joe & Mick Gray Team-Up Commission

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Pen & ink full figure black & white drawing pencilled by JOE ST.PIERRE and inked by MICK GRAY (Batman & Robin, Superman, Promethea)! • Your drawing will be ONE OF A KIND, 11"" x 17"" in size, on 2-ply Bristol board. • You choose the character, Joe will pencil it and Mick will ink it! • Plus you will received a signed copy of the regular edition of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, and your name included on the "Thank You" page!

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Joe & Alex Saviuk Team-Up Commission

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Pen & ink full figure black & white drawing pencilled by ALEX SAVIUK (Spider-Man, Superman, Flash) and inked by JOE ST.PIERRE! • Your drawing will be ONE OF A KIND, 11"" x 17"" in size, on 2-ply Bristol board. • You choose the character, Alex will pencil it and Joe will ink it! • Plus you will received a signed copy of the regular edition of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, and your name included on the "Thank You" page!

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Retailer Bundle

Retailers can purchase 50 copies, with 25 of them being the A (comic shop) version and 25 copies being the much more rare Zoop Variant, at over 50% off retail price.

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

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Cover Remarque Sketch

Cover remarque sketch by Joe, roughly 2" x 2" in size.

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Story

 

TWELVE characters can tap into the cosmic energies of the Zodiac signs, and they manifest as different paranormal skills in each person. NEW ZODIAX will spotlight one of the twelve individual characters in their own issue, while reinventing the ancient astrological signs for a modern era AND maintaining an interactive universe. Ambitious? Maybe, but I am confident with your help we can do it!

 

The NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS is the LIBERAIDER, an elite level hacker who is the Robin Hood of Cyberspace, stealing from the info-rich to give to the info-poor. This is the ORIGIN story of our hero!

 

NEW ZODIAX is much like my Marvel Universe, with storylines that will cross over from one series to another. Characters will interact with one another in future stories—whether they meet for a common cause or as adversaries will remain to be seen!

 

The NEW AQUARIUS origin story originally appeared in the NEW ZODIAX mini-series #1 and #2, and both printings of the NEW ZODIAX Trade Paperback, ALL of which are SOLD OUT! For NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, I will be remastering the coloring and including several pages of NEVER BEFORE SEEN, behind the scenes process material.

 

The character of the NEW AQUARIUS/LIBERAIDER is central to the NEW Z mythos, and is very special to me, for a couple reasons:

 

1)--the topic of cyber-espionage is more timely today than ever.

2)--he has been bashing on the inside of my brain for decades, shouting LET ME OUT!

 

A prototype version of the LIBERAIDER can even be found in my very FIRST creator-owned comic book: MEGAHURTZ!

 

BONUS COMIC BOOK REWARD: MEGAHURTZ the 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION!

 

MEGAHURTZ was created by me and David Chlystek, and published by Image Comics in 1997. The story takes place in a world where corporate oligarchs are finally at open war with each other to determine who will rule the Earth, and humanity be damned!

 

Virtual Reality mogul and darling of the people ADRIAN ADONIS has become a genuine threat to the N-Corporation, so the N-Corp literally seeks to ELIMINATE the competition!

 

They create a living weapon: MEGAHURTZ, a grotesquely constructed monstrosity of muscle grafts and cybernetic implants, whose gun is literally a part of its body. MEGAHURTZ’s mission becomes an odyssey to discover its own true origins and ultimately, its humanity.

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Bio

I am Joe St.Pierre, the creator/writer/artist of NEW ZODIAX. Most people I meet know me as the artist on many SPIDER-MAN and VENOM comics for Marvel. I have also worked for DC, Image, Valiant, Boom, etc. I am also a commercial and storyboard artist, and am the co-creator of the FABIEN COUSTEAU EXPEDITIONS Graphic Novel series published by Simon & Schuster.

Praise

"Liberaider is an intriguing super-cyber saga by a multi-talented writer/artist. Characters & computers combine for a story that’s as relevant as today, as new as tomorrow."
- David Michelinie (Iron Man, Spider-Man, co-creator of Venom)

"Joe St.Pierre is one of the amazing talents to come out of the early days of Valiant. A groundbreaker."
- Jim Shooter (Editor-In-Chief Marvel, Valiant)

"Joe St. Pierre has always been about one thing -- making every story the best it can be. With Liberaider, he is at the peak of his craft!" 

- Fabian Nicieza (X-Men, New Warriors, Co-creator of Deadpool)

"I collaborated with Joe St.Pierre on VENOM...he's only gotten better over the years, and "The Liberaider" proves that." 
- Larry Hama (Wolverine, G.I. Joe)
 
"Nobody combines the panel-bursting, explosive energy of the Silver-Age greats with the stylish narrative chops of a modern master like Joe StPierre. In the 20 years that I've known him, he's been a non-stop creative wellspring of fascinatingly original characters and concepts."
- Mike Cavallaro (Eisner-nominated creator of Nico Bravo, Parade With Fireworks)
 
"I found myself absorbed page after page and becoming all the more enchanted with the brilliant and really riveting artwork. He has added new meaning to today’s graphic novel."
- The Amazing Kreskin

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Stretch Goals

At $2000, backers will receive a full figure sticker of the New Aquarius, aka the Liberaider!

 

Timeline

All of the products available on this campaign are complete! Printing/shipping of New Zodiax Aquarius and Megahurtz is scheduled for July 2022. Your items will be delivered in August 2022, except for commissions. Commissions will be shipped by October 2022.

 

Covid-19 complications or paper/scheduling delay issues are a possibility. I will keep all backers in the loop if these issues arise.

updates

2022-07-19 00:04:28

Update From Joe 7/18

Joe St. Pierre

Hey Everybody--

hope your summer is rolling along pleasantly. I have some info for you all!

There will be a slight delay in the arrival of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1. After doing research re: printer costs and turnaround time months prior to putting up the Zoop campaign, I had planned an in-store date for the third week in July. Imagine how much my blood pressure rose when I was notified by my printer of choice that delivery would be in September!  Well that date didn't work for me. It seems the supply chain issues brought on by Covid are still with us.

SO I spent the better part of two weeks contacting new printers and then preparing files. MEGAHURTZ has a metallic foil cover that not many printers could make happen in a cost-effective way, but I did find Comic Impressions, who were very accommodating, and copies are on the way as of this update!

NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS is with Marquis in Canada, and should have copies delivered by the first week in August. A slight delay, but it was the best I could do. This will most likely put a kink in my schedule for the next edition, NEW ZODIAX PISCES, as I expected to work on that in June, instead of all this extra printer chasing.

Check out the complete gallery of covers for NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS! There is the regular Comic Shop version, the KICKSTARTER Exclusive, the Whatnot/Frozen In Carbonite New Gods Variant, and the ZOOP Exclusive. Thanks to White Rabbit Comics for supporting with a Sketch Cover Variant by BRETT AZAR (Iron Sheik on Young Rock!), and a Colorado Springs Comic Con Variant brought to you by IAN CHASE NICHOLS (Tick, TMNT, Hellena)!

 

 

Complete gallery of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 covers, plus MEGAHURTZ!

 

Thanks for your ongoing support of this project. If you have any further questions, just lmk, in the meantime I'll do my best to keep you informed!

#spreadthenewz

Joe

2022-05-19 15:15:13

1/3 of the way there!

Joe

Big thanks to everyone who has contributed to my first ZOOP campaign in the first two days. I'm new to this platform, so it means a lot that you would spend your time and energy helping me to Spread The New Z! Thanks to the folks at ZOOP as well, it has been a very smooth experience so far.

 

I set the $ goal of this campaign to fund a special ZOOP variant cover of NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 and that’s about it! This book is happening, I'm planning to go to press in early June, to be available in late July, so pre-order with confidence. We can make the ZOOP variant happen!

 

Please keep in mind that the NEW ZODIAX is a maxi-series, with each issue spotlighting a character who can control the energies of the stars. With NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1, you are seeing the first in the series! Get in on the ground floor now, and look for NEW ZODIAX PISCES #1 this fall!

 

As you know, it's all about the shares and the getting out of the word, so please do your best to remind everybody you know about the NEW ZODIAX AQUARIUS #1 here on ZOOP, and #spreadthenewz !

 

Cosmically yours,

 

Joe

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