The Rise of the Femonsters Kickstarter campaign closed on August 31st. But it did not meet the funding goal. So what's next for the team of superhero monsters? Creator Alexander "Monstar" Raymond posted an update on Kickstarter about what the future holds for the comic book.
MG Curves rendered this incredible cover. He was actually recommended to me by a client, but I knew his work before. I had seen his erotic pin-ups of well-known actresses and appreciated his unique style.
I reached out to him, and aside from providing a couple of reference images, I just let him do his thing. I really loved the colors he used, evoking a real Emanuele Taglietti vibe.
The artwork features RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS' main vampire Countess Dracula (inspired by Tanya Tate). The Countess is sitting back and enjoying a glass of ....wine (?)
She is wearing a sheer robe and cozily relaxing on the couch in her castle. If you look behind the Countess, you may notice her prized sword is right behind her.
This cover is available via a pledge or add-on and comes with a bonus trading card.
Monstar is currently raising money via Kickstarter to complete the action/horror comic. A homage to Hammer Horror, Universal Monsters, and Marvel's Legion of Monsters, RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS features a gang of monsters battling it out for a mystic ornament that contains the secrets of life and death.
When talking about RISE, Monstar said it contained "A lot of action. I want this to feel like a thrill ride. I knew If I were going to make any type of impression and get people talking, I needed to come out swinging. The first draft was overwhelming. I had to work on the pacing to instill more character development and give the reader a chance to breathe. But, yeah, issue one should come with seatbelts."
A war of monsters erupts in the first issue of this new series.
For Immediate Release: July 22nd, 2021
(HOLLYWOOD, CA) The Kickstarters campaign for RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS comic book launches on August 1st, 2021. Created by Alexander "Monstar" Raymond, the comic book will feature the world's greatest monsters at war with each other over mysterious relics known as the Life Creator and the Death Breaker, which can unlock the secrets of resurrection. The Kickstarter campaign will be to fund the first issue of the series. The RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS campaign will feature several pledge levels and incentives to encourage fan engagement.
Long-time genre fan Alexander conceived the comic, inspired by an admiration of Hammer Films and 70's Marvel horror magazines. The characters introduced in the first issue are Countess Dracula, Lady Frankenstein, Madame Beastress, The Banshee, The Queen Of Blood, Mistress Hyde, and Doctor Knowhere.
"RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS is a series that horror and comic books fans will enjoy," said Alexander. "The story has exciting elements like action and adventure, set in a dark and sinister setting. The Kickstarter campaign starts it all off with some fun pledge levels and incredible incentive rewards."
The trailer can be seen on Youtube here:
The RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS Kickstarter campaign begins on August 1st and will run for one month, ending August 31st. Those looking to back the campaign can do so on Kickstarter here: MonstarUniverse.com.
Backer levels include the physical and digital version of the RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS comic book, variant comic book covers, trading cards, autographed cosplay covers by influencer Tanya Tate, and more. Stretch goal rewards will include stickers, mini-posters, and other exclusive collectibles.
To encourage early pledges, those who commit to the physical or digital levels within the first 48 hours will receive a video thank you from cosplay and media personality Tanya Tate. While those that pledge $50 and above will get a special custom video shout-out from Tanya.
RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS is the inaugural title from the Monstar Horror Universe imprint. The line will focus on the world of super-powered monsters. Intended future titles include Countess Dracula vs. The Brides of Blood and The Death of Lady Frankenstein.
Witness the birth of Alexander "Monstar Raymond's horror universe with RISE OF THE FEMONSTERS! Pledge on Kickstarter to help bring this project to life.