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Stone Harbor Comics Launch

by Royce Adkins

We are Stone Harbor Comics! An indie comic book company driven to provide new and engaging science fiction stories that champion diversity.

This is your chance to help some fresh new voices be heard in the comic book industry. Get in on the ground floor as we kick things off with the very first collections of our two flagship titles: Legend of Althea & BioPunks!

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EXPLORE OUR Rewards

$25

Legend of Althea Vol. 1 (Standard Cover)

8 claimed

Collects all 5 issues in the Legend of Althea series
into a Softcover Trade Paperback.

$25

Legend of Althea Vol. 1 (Zoop Exclusive Cover)

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Collects all 5 issues in the Legend of Althea series
into a Softcover Trade Paperback.

$25

BioPunks Vol. 1 (Standard Cover)

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Collects all 5 issues in the BioPunks series
into a Softcover Trade Paperback.

$25

BioPunks Vol. 1 (Zoop Exclusive Cover)

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Collects all 5 issues in the BioPunks series
into a Softcover Trade Paperback.

$45

Stone Harbor Comics Launch Bundle Pack

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Get both Legend of Althea Vol. 1 and BioPunks Vol. 1
Zoop Exclusive Editions.

$70

The EVERYTHING Pack

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Launch Bundle Pack, both books signed by Royce, and BioPunks Spinal Core Pin. Plus your name in a special Supporter Section in both books! Be a part of history and have your early support of Stone Harbor Comics' first releases documented in the books themselves!

$45

Legend of Althea - Get BOTH Covers

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Get both Legend of Althea Vol. 1 covers:
Standard and Zoop Exclusive Edition.

$45

BioPunks - Get BOTH Covers

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Get both BioPunks Vol. 1 covers:
Standard and Zoop Exclusive Edition.

$2

Digital Legend of Althea Issue #1 & BioPunks Issue #1

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2 PDFs, DRM free

$10

Digital Legend of Althea Vol. 1 & BioPunks Vol. 1

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2 PDFs, DRM free

$10

Digital Sign Language Editions of Legend of Althea Vol. 1 & BioPunks Vol. 1

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2 PDFs, DRM free

$10

Digital Spanish Language Editions of Legend of Althea Vol. 1 & BioPunks Vol. 1

2 PDFs, DRM free

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Tip Jar

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If you want to add a little something extra to jumpstart Stone Harbor Comics' entry into the world of publishing, you can increase in increments of $1 by simply pressing '+' in the quantity field during checkout until you reach your desired amount. Much appreciated!

ADD-ONS

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

$10

Get your books signed by Royce

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Get it while it's hot!

$20

BioPunks Spinal Core Pin

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Limited Edition, Glows in the Dark!

$250

Get drawn into Legend of Althea

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Get drawn into issue #5 of Legend of Althea as a background character

$250

Get drawn into BioPunks

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Get drawn into issue #5 of BioPunks as a background character

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Our Story

Stone Harbor Comics is launching with two entertaining series, BIOPUNKS and LEGEND OF ALTHEA, with many more in development! We’re currently completing the first volume of both series and are aiming for an early 2022 release. Your support will not only help us finish and distribute each volume, but also allow us to achieve our goal of expanded accessibility, as we intend to provide a digital in-picture sign language interpretation, along with translating each volume into Spanish.

The Comics

LEGEND OF ALTHEA

 

Legend of Althea is a sci-fi/coming of age story about a teenage girl named Althea who receives the ability to heal people following an artificial heart transplant. After her dad succumbs to an unknown terminal illness, Althea must learn to harness her new powers to save her dad before his time runs out. But when The Wolf Pack, a notorious street gang, learns of her abilities, they seek to use Althea for their own selfish agenda. As if trying to finish high school wasn’t hard enough!

 

 

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BIOPUNKS

 

BioPunks is a sci-fi/action story about three physically altered subjects who gain special powers from an experimental procedure meant to cure them. Now they must band together to fight off a relentless force who seeks to harness the source of their power, The Spinal Core. 

 

 

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Stone Harbor Comics Universe:

 

Legend of Althea and BioPunks occur in the same near-future/alternate reality where technology has advanced to the point where artificial heart transplants are standard practice, and a new age of neurotechnology is transpiring. In short, companies race to discover new ways to improve people's lives that will, in turn, make them lots of money. 

 

Socially it's the TikTok generation now grown up. Influencers are the new celebrities, making everything commodified. Late-stage capitalism is in full effect, and the wealth gap increases every quarter. Lower socioeconomic neighborhoods find themselves displaced to make room for more and more business. Overall, racial and economic tensions are rising due to this.

Purpose

A shift is happening in the entertainment industry. People from all walks of life demand representation in the content they consume. It's a battle cry that we can no longer ignore. The arrival of Black Panther and Shang-Chi is proof of this. However, there is still much work to be done, especially in the science fiction space. These exuberant stories of amazement and wonder have historically targeted a particular group, thus excluding people of color. The purpose of Stone Harbor Comics is to place a more diverse group of characters in the captains' chair of their own spectacular folklores for the next generation to enjoy.

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Budget

Funding received from this campaign will go into printing and distributing of each volume and paying for sign language interpreter. Additional funding from our stretch goal will go into paying for the Spanish translation of each volume.

Timeline

Upon a successful campaign, we plan to finish up both series' issue #5's and then start shipping the comics out in Q1 2022. If we achieve our stretch goal, this will include the Spanish translation as well.

Stretch Goals

updates

2021-11-18 22:12:39

What a Finish!

Zoop

Thank you everyone who came out to support on the final day. We got to the century mark in supporters, and over the $8k mark in pledges -- which means the second Stretch Goal was unlocked! What is the 'Digital Art & Media Package'? Stay tuned to find out!
 
As far as the next steps, credit cards will be charged over the next week, and then, after taking care of a few special cases, Royce is going to spend the rest of the year putting the final touches on the books, and then we should be heading off to the printer right at the beginning of 2022!
 
Things are in flux due to the pandemic and other factors, and shipping delays are common, but we're going to be honest and transparent and keep you updated through each step of the printing and shipping process.
 
Thanks again everyone!!

2021-11-15 07:19:23

Final Day!

Zoop

Alright y'all, let's all get those last minute pledges in if you've been holding out for whatever reason. It's time to make some history and finish strong for Stone Harbor Comics' debut!

 

Oh, and here's a nice interview that Royce recently did with Wayne Hall from Major Spoilers:

http://majorspoilers.com/2021/11/07/waynes-comics-podcast-509-interviews-with-nathan-lueth-and-royce-adkins/

2021-11-10 06:19:15

Spanish Language versions are a go!

Zoop

Órale! You guys have now busted through the first stretch goal and unlocked the Digital Spanish Language Editions of both books! We can now use this extra funding to have everything translated and adapted for our Spanish speaking friends and family. Head to the Rewards section, where you'll now find that new option available for purchase. 
 
And, for everyone that has already gotten a digital copy, you'll have the option after the campaign is over to choose between the English or Spanish versions. We've got you covered!

2021-11-04 19:58:06

Funded! Thank You!!

Zoop

Thanks to you fine supporters, we've blown past our goal! Now we can focus on getting it to $7000 so we can unlock Spanish language editions of Legend of Althea Vol. 1 and BioPunks Vol. 1!
 
Still plenty of time left to get more friends in the mix and tell them all about the great stories we've got cooking! Let's go!
 
 

2021-11-03 18:45:18

Approaching Funding + Some New Interviews

Royce Adkins

As our second week comes to an end, we’ve inched even closer to our goal! I’m excited to share that we are currently over 80% funded, and it’s all because of the tremendous support everyone has shown towards the campaign. I couldn’t be more grateful. But our work isn’t done yet. We have two more weeks left to reach our goal and, if time allows, check off some of our stretch goals as well. So, let’s keep the momentum going by spreading the word that Stone Harbor Comics is here to stay!

 

In the meantime, check out my latest live interview with “205Z: Time & Salvation” author Jason Michael Primrose, along with a few other talented creators of the future here:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CVMZqZDgR44/?utm_medium=copy_link

 

Plus I just did an interview with Black Sands. Check it out!

2021-10-20 15:54:12

One More Day Left for First Week Specials!

Zoop

Hey y'all - if you wanna get in on the sale, you best not let that ship sail! Tomorrow morning at 9am PST we'll be shifting the pricing on all of the physical rewards to the regular amounts, no longer discounted. If you're on the fence, you better commence! OK, we'll stop now.

2021-10-15 15:25:56

Great First Day!

Zoop

We're making waves. The word is spreading. There's a new publisher in town! Stone Harbor Comics is here!
 
Thank you all so much to all of the supporters who have hopped on board so far. And for all the folks still on the fence, come on in, the water's fine! Grab some comics and, better yet, who's gonna be the first to be drawn into the final chapters of each book?!? Hurry up before someone else beats you to it...
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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, and the interface is entirely pre-made by them. Once there, you have 15 minutes to complete the transaction. Stripe then holds the credit card info until the end of a successful campaign and charges it shortly after the campaign is over. 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 purchase more than 1 item?

YES!  We encourage you to purchase 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.