To kick off the new year, and the 30th anniversary of Gargoyles, Dynamite Entertainment is launching its first ever Kickstarter campaign for its Disney Gargoyles titles, offering fans all over the chance to complete their collections with brand new graphic novels collecting long out of print Gargoyles comic books! The Kickstarter is live now!
Dynamite’s new Gargoyles comics have been a smash hit and a favorite of fans new and old since launching at the end of 2022. The debut issue made history as one of the publisher’s best selling titles ever, with fans so excited for franchise creator Greg Weisman to continue his story and present a new vision. Across the initial flagship series, the companion title Dark Ages, and the upcoming Gargoyles: Quest and beyond, fans can continue following the latest adventures wherever comics are sold.
But Gargoyles comics didn’t start in 2022! In fact, Dynamite is the third major publisher to chronicle the adventures of the stone protectors on the page. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Dynamite is excited to offer three beautiful tomes collecting all of these previous tales for fans. The set is initially being offered on Kickstarter to reach and communicate with diverse fans of all ages directly.
“I’m honestly thrilled that these three volumes will finally give Gargoyles fans easy access to these great stories, including the canon SLG tales!,” said writer Greg Weisman. “I think the Dynamite Kickstarter is a great way for Gargoyles fans to get the word out and to reserve their copies. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I hope our fans don’t miss out!”
The first volume is the hotly anticipated compilation of the first ever Gargoyles comic series from 1995. This 11-issue title was originally released by Marvel Comics and is set loosely between the first two seasons of the original TV show. The memorable first issue featured a jaw-dropping cover by artist Joe Madureira, one of the biggest superstars of the era from his work on Uncanny X-Men. The series was written by Martin Pasko (Superman) and Mort Todd. Another beloved artist, Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, Power Girl), experienced some of her earliest breakout success drawing for the series as well as crafting most of the covers. Artist Grant Miehm also contributed, alongside Alberto Saichann and Jimmy Palmiotti inking the interior artwork and covers, respectively. These comics have never before been reprinted in full, and remain sought after by Gargoyles and Disney collectors.
For the Gargoyles faithful, the second and third volumes of the Gargoyles Classic Years will be an incredible treat. From 2006 to 2009, a new Gargoyles comic series launched from SLG Publishing in association with CreatureComics — the first written by Greg Weisman. The main series, often referred to as “Clan Building,” was joined by a companion title, Bad Guys. Issues #9-12 of Gargoyles and #5-6 of Bad Guys did not see release, and were only printed in paperback collections which themselves had small print runs, were produced at a smaller digest size, and have been incredibly expensive for years on the secondary market. Dynamite cannot wait to get these beloved stories that continue the narrative from the show and also flow into the newest comics back into the hands of fans, including those newer to the franchise!
The three volume set is available in multiple variations for different kinds of fans and collectors. Each is available as either hardcover or paperbacks. Deluxe hardcover editions with signed tip-in pages are being offered. For the Gargoyles diehards, the most premium option will be the Gargoyles 30th Anniversary Premier Editions limited to just 1,000 copies each!
In addition to the books at the center of this celebration, the Kickstarter will offer several enticing add-ons for backers. This includes lithograph prints of Jae Lee and Amanda Conner’s covers for Dynamite’s Gargoyles #1. The most premium art piece anyone can get will be a deluxe signed and remarqued giclée print of Lee’s Gargoyles art. In addition to the reprint of the full series, fans can get special facsimile editions of the very first issue with gold or purple foil stamping. Sketch cover options are also available, as well as commissioned original art from Lee. Plus, collector packs of variant cover sets or premium limited editions and metal covers for Dynamite’s series can be added.
The Kickstarter campaign is set for a limited time. Then those who pledge for the books will be getting their hauls fulfilled starting shortly thereafter.