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The Black-Jack Demon vol. 1

by Nick Hermes

1894. Deep in grief, young Silas Pritchard races across the American West to kill the thing that brutally murdered his father. In this first chapter of The Black-Jack Demon, follow Silas as he begins to ask himself the question … what is the price of revenge?

This campaign features a Zoop exclusive cover for the trade paperback (which collects the first three issues, plus Hermes' little seen comic debut, the sci-fi one-shot, The Eternity Corridor), along with signed copies, retailer bundles, a limited amount of the sought-after "tall" version of issue #1, and other rare works.

Steven Leitman from GƎEKS raved, “it sounded good, but boy let me tell you this is so much better than I could have hoped for.”

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The Black-Jack Demon V1 PDF

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A PDF copy of The Black-Jack Demon V1 delivered digitally to your inbox

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Signed -The Black-Jack Demon V1 Regular Cover Book - *First 48 Hours*

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$5 OFF for the Early Birds: One signed copy of the standard retail edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1 that collects issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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The Black-Jack Demon V1 Regular Cover Book

One copy of the standard retail edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1 that collects issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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Signed -The Black-Jack Demon V1 "Seeing Red" Variant Cover Book - *First 48 Hours*

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$5 OFF for the Early Birds: One signed copy of variant cover "Seeing Red" edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1 that collects issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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The Black-Jack Demon V1 "Seeing Red" Variant Cover Book

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One copy of the variant cover "Seeing Red" edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1 that collects issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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The Black-Jack Demon Issue Bundle

One copy each of issue #1, issue #2, and issue #3 of The Black-Jack Demon (NOTE: the issue #1 included in this bundle is NOT a first printing)

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"Seeing Red" The Black-Jack Demon T-shirt

A red T-shirt featuring the art from the "Seeing Red" variant cover

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Retailer Bundle - 4 copies of The Black-Jack Demon V1 Regular Cover Book

Four copies at 50% off of the standard retail edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1, collecting issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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Retailer "Seeing Red" Bundle - 4 copies of The Black-Jack Demon V1 "Seeing Red" Variant Cover Book

Four copies of the variant cover "Seeing Red" edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1 that collects issues 1-3 of the comic along with Nick Hermes' first foray into comics, the oneshot The Eternity Corridor

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First printing of The Black-Jack Demon issue 1 Signed

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From our archives: We weren't really ready for the incredible response to The Black-Jack Demon issue 1, and we had to quickly reprint. We stashed away a few copies of the first print run for posterity, and we're going to share with you. Due to a miscommunication with the printer, the first printing is just a bit taller than current comic size, so we affectionately call these the "10-gallon hat" version.

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First printing of The Eternity Corridor Signed

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From our archives: Hermes showed up for the first time at the Literati Press offices for our weekly Ink & Draw, and told us he had a comic he wanted to make. He proceeded to show us Bristol boards with what looked to us like a really great comic on them. Then he said, "Now, these are just the thumbnails. I need to really learn how to make a comic." So Charles tasked him with writing and drawing a B&W 30-page oneshot scifi story. After a little feedback from the team, we published The Eternity Corridor as an ashcan, and Hermes began work on bringing The Black-Jack Demon to life. Most of the copies of The Eternity Corridor (where Hermes is credited as H. Cole James) sold long ago to unsuspecting customers at our retail shop. We found a small box of the first printing of these and are happy to share with you! (NOTE: these are also "10-gallon hat" sized)

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First Printing of We Promised Utopia (Cover by Hermes) Signed

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From our archives: Hermes did the cover of the first issue of our ongoing scifi series, We Promised Utopia. It's a great oil painting capturing the utopic future.

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The Whole Shebang Bundle

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Wanna fill your saddlebags* with loot? Well, pardner, we like your style. This bundle includes One copy of the standard retail edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1, One copy of the variant cover "Seeing Red" edition of The Black-Jack Demon V1, One copy each of issue #1, issue #2, and issue #3 of The Black-Jack Demon (NOTE: the issue #1 included in this bundle is NOT a first printing), and a "Seeing Red" The Black-Jack Demon T-shirt. Hermes will even sign 'em all, if you ask nicely. *Saddlebags not included

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A "Good Luck to Ya"

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Story

 

The Black-Jack Demon Volume One collects the first three issues of the genre-bending Western by stunning new comic talent Nick Hermes. It follows young Silas across the Old West in search of the stranger that brutally murdered his father after destroying their family mine. Bent on revenge and following the trail of carnage left behind by the mysterious figure, the young man realizes he isn’t chasing a simple claim jumper, but something much, much darker.

 

Creator Nick Hermes has had a successful career as an oil painter, but always wanted to make a comic. Turns out, he’s a natural. It’s a ride across the West in turns thrilling and chilling, with stunning vistas and excellent character work. Volume One also includes Hermes’ comic debut, the sci-fi one-shot The Eternity Corridor. With your help, we can turn more readers on to The Black-Jack Demon’s unique spin on the Western comic.

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Bio

Nick Hermes was born in Norman, Oklahoma and attended Otis College of Art. He has been a professional oil painter for several years. The Black-Jack Demon is his first ongoing comic.


Literati Press Comics & Novels is a creators' publishing company located in Oklahoma City’s Paseo Arts District. It offers mentorship, support, and representation for dynamic and unique new voices. For further information visit www.literatipressok.com.

Stretch Goals

To be revealed as we approach funding

Timeline

Volume One is at press now, and the single issues offered are all printed and in hand. We hope to have Volume One printed and in hand before the campaign ends on July 14. The t-shirts are being printed locally, so we hope to have those in hand by July 14 as well. We plan to ship as soon as possible after the completion of the campaign.

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