The Killing Machine: Book One of The Hand of God

by Darin S. Cape, Michel Fortin

What if we discovered the source of life on Earth and it led to war with an alien race?

The Killing Machine combines the thought provoking writing of Arthur C. Clarke with the action and space battles of Star Trek.

Collecting Issues #1-3 of the epic science fiction story.

***FREE Killing Machine Sketch on durable, acid-free, drawing paper to the first 15 backers with shipped rewards!***

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Issue #3 DIGITAL COPY

PDF format, The Killing Machine #3 - The Ganymede Anomaly, 28 pages.

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The Killing Machine #3 - The Ganymede Anomaly, 28 pages.

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The Killing Machine #3 - The Ganymede Anomaly, 28 pages printed with a holofoil cover.

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The Killing Machine Issues #1-3

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The Killing Machine #1 - I Want to Fly, 28 pages

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The Killing Machine #2 - The Hand of God, 28 pages

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The Killing Machine #1 - I Want to Fly Holofoil Collector's Edition, 28 pages

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The Killing Machine #2 = The Hand of God Holofoil Collector's Edition, 28 pages

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Signed, Original Art "Lost Page" by Michel Fortin

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Story

 

The Killing Machine is the first book of an epic, thought-provoking, and action-packed science fiction story exploring an age-old question about the nature of life in the universe. In the first issue entitled "I Want to Fly," you met Richter, an Autonomous Robotic Commander (ARC), put in charge of a crew of human soldiers on a dangerous mission. You also met Lieutenant Coni, a battle-hardened veteran with a dark past. Richter manages to land on an alien planet while Lieutenant Coni confronts a more powerful, alien vessel in space.

 

In the second issue entitled "The Hand of God," scientists discover a mysterious object deep under the ocean which appears to be the source of life on Earth. The discovery of this object, known as the "Hand of God," incites a political battle between the nations on Earth as well as the creation of an international cult who seeks to liberate the artifact. In the third issue entitled "The Ganymede Anomaly," the threads of the story will be drawn together, revealing more about origin of "The Hand of God," humanity's conflict with the alien race, and Richter's mission to the alien planet. With your help, we can continue to bring this unique and powerful story to life.

 

"The Killing Machine is one of the best science fiction comics I have ever read. It is a story that explores the nature of life in the universe, and does so in an exciting and thought-provoking way. The artwork is stunning, and the characters are well-developed. This is a must-read for any fan of science fiction."

-- GDH Comic Book and Graphic Novel Reviews

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Bios


Shawn Hainsworth AKA Darin S. Cape, Writer

Shawn is the founder of SHP Comics.  A reformed screenwriter and documentary filmmaker, Shawn has found joy and fulfillment in the world of comic books.

 


Michel Fortin, Artist

Michel spent his childhood on his family’s farm in Quebec.  Working in construction for many years before reinventing himself as an artist, Michel is highly regarded science fiction artist work working in comics and the gaming industry.

Stretch Goals

$3,000 - Holofoil sticker for all shipped rewards

 

$4,000 - Everyone gets a PDF of the “Lost Pages” - the original 8-page opening which was removed

 

$5,000 - Everyone gets a PDF of another SHP Comic

Timeline

Issues #1 and #2 are complete. Issue #3 will be complete by the end of April. 

We will be ready to fulfill rewards by early June.

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