COSMIC DETECTIVE a graphic novel by Lemire, Kindt, Rubin

A project in St. Louis, MO by Matt Kindt

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An original sci-fi mystery graphic novel presented as a deluxe, oversized 168-page hardcover
Backers: 4129
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $170,560 of $35,000
Dates: May 4th -> Jun 3rd (30 days)
Project By: Matt Kindt
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Latest News

The Kickstarter Graphic Novel COSMIC DETECTIVE is Getting a Wider Release This December

March 15th - via:
Back in 2020, Jeff Lemire (Gideon Falls), Matt Kindt (BANG!), and David Ruben (Ether) launched a Kickstarter for their graphic novel Cosmic Detective. Now, Image Comics has announced that they’re partnering with these creatives to release a paperback edition of the graphic novel for more people to enjoy. In the graphic novel, readers will explore an epic sci-fi mystery following a detective looking into the murder of a god. (Read More)

How Established Creators & Major Publishers are Changing Kickstarter

July 12th - via:
Now as the comics market undergoes a significant shift, big-name creators and even traditional publishers themselves are bringing their content to Kickstarter. In addition to mainstream creators taking to Kickstarter, well-known publishers have begun doing the same. (Read More)

Shipping rate updates

June 2nd - via:
Finally a bit of good news. I found a UK fulfillment center (Shipquest) that we will be using to fulfill and ship all European and non-US/Canada orders. I've run some estimates of shipping and here they are -- again - just estimates based on current... (Read More)

Updates: Shipping, Bookplates, Art...

May 28th - via:
So we’ve been exploring alternative shipping to EU and the UK. The news is disappointing. Given the oversized nature and weight of the book (approximately 3 pounds!) we have yet to find a rate that improves on our initial estimate from the US to... (Read More)

Breaking News: More Original Art by David Rubín

May 27th - via:
Last week David Rubín created five pieces of original art for a limited tier that disappeared quickly. If you missed out, you’’l have another chance. Tomorrow, Thursday May the 28th, at NOON PACIFIC TIME, we’ll be posting 3 more pieces of... (Read More)

New Original Art Tier is live!

May 22nd - via:
The new original art tier is limited to the five amazing pieces that David did just for this Kickstarter! We previewed them yesterday - and here are the rest! All ink and water color on paper...  (Read More)

This Just In: Original Art by David Rubín

May 21st - via:
Thank you all for the suggestions for new stretch goals and new tier levels. We’re reading each and every suggestion and now we can announce a (very) limited tier will roll out tomorrow, Friday May the 22nd, at NOON PT: 5 pieces of COSMIC DETECTIVE... (Read More)

Shipping Cost Estimates and MIND MGMT Board Game late order now available!

May 19th - via:
Shipping updated! We appreciate your patience while we calculate shipping/handling/fulfillment. Sorry for the delay on these numbers. There are a lot of things in flux right now in the world and with printers and shipping. We’re currently pricing... (Read More)

INTERVIEW: Kindt, Lemire, & Rubi­n talk the COSMIC DETECTIVE Kickstarter

May 14th - via:
Cosmic Detective is a new Kickstarter comics project from writers Matt Kindt and Jeff Lemire with artist David Rubín, and the creative team recently made time to talk to The Beat about the project, which funded basically immediately and is continuing to roll out new tiers for backers. (Read More)

Because you demanded it!

May 13th - via:
We’ve added a new COSMIC DETECTIVE print by David Rubín! Custom art by David for the print! This 8.5 x 11" print is available with the Kickstarter exclusive hardcover -- or with the hardcover and playing cards. Meanwhile retailers reached out to... (Read More)

God's Dead And Nothing's Normal In This Noir-Tinged Look Inside Cosmic Detective

May 8th - via:
Even in a world of cosmic horrors and supernatural oddities, a case is a case, and a hardboiled detective has still gotta work the work, dine at the diner, and...traverse the broken nightmare landscape hidden inside the trunk of his car? (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

May 7th - via:
Stretch Goals! You asked for them...and here they are! The way it works? Once we hit that goal level -- the bonus is unlocked for free - everyone that backed or backs our project will get the bonus stuff. It's been an overwhelming week of support -... (Read More)


May 5th - via:
Wow! That was *quite* a first day. Thank you all so much for your support. It’s been an amazing 24 hours and we’re very grateful. If you missed it yesterday, there was a really terrific write up of COSMIC DETECTIVE over at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER... (Read More)

Lemire, Kindt, & Rubin debut COSMIC DETECTIVE graphic novel Kickstarter

May 4th - via:
Creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and David Rubin have announced a new graphic novel, Cosmic Detective. The 168-page book is being funded through a Kickstarter, which launched today and runs through 9 AM Pacific on June 3rd. (Read More)

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