Combat Jacks: The Collection

A project in Berkeley Heights, NJ by Mark McKenna

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Collecting the 4 part COMBAT JACKS mini series PLUS a new prologue story, unseen art and pinups. A whopping 144 pages of sci-fi love...
Backers: 148
Average Pledge Per Backer: $53

Funded: $7,814 of $6,500
Dates: Apr 10th -> May 10th (30 days)
Project By: Mark McKenna
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Latest News

The FINAL 11 hours

May 10th - via:
11 hours left to pledge! If you wanna be one of the cool kids.. DONT BE LEFT OUT! Heres a brand-spanking new PROLOGUE page from the JACKS collection.. followed by, some tasty tidbits from previous issues.. in case, you know.. you forgot how cool the... (Read More)

1 day 12 hours left to pledge!

May 8th - via:
Hey guys.. the last 3 days were supposed to be the  best 3 days of the campaign in as far as pledging, but in reality, Ive had 4 pledges in the last 3 days. A 3rd party KS company projected my final tally at over $8500, but it seems like Ill be... (Read More)

3 days left to PLEDGE!

May 7th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00  (Read More)


May 3rd - via:
Pal Victor Castro pencilled up this exquisite 11 x 17" TMNT Leonardo sitting on a rooftop admiring the day.. Soon-to be-inked by Mark McKenna . Get it at the $150 pledge. Comes with FREE shipping... Want the Combat Jacks collection too? Ill add it... (Read More)

HOME STRETCH! The last 7 days

May 3rd - via:
Ive def tried to spare you the usual 20-30 Updates(this is Update #11 :), because I mostly know from getting a ton myself that they can be annoying.. But here we are in the home stretch... A mere $252 from $7000 which will unlock the PDF Tomb of... (Read More)

WE DID IT!~GOAL! GOAL! Some Reward reductions...

April 30th - via:
                                              ~~~YES! YES! YES!~~~ What? Me worry? Heh... WE DID IT! Thanks to you guys, The Jacks team has succeeded in reaching its goal..(Still time left and some price... (Read More)


April 26th - via:
@ the $175 pledge get this beautiful 11 x 17" gray- toned THANOS watercolor original hand drawn and painted by pal Mike Oppenheimer at the $175 pledge.. If you want the book as well.. Contact me and Ill include it for an even $25, no extra shipping!... (Read More)

YAY!~ 100 backers.. NEW sketch covers added...FREE shipping!

April 24th - via:
Thanks folks.. 100 pledges in and 16 days to go!. My high water mark is over 140 pledges, so Im hoping for at least 20 more pledges in the last half of the fundraiser, if not matching or more... Ive added 2 new Sketch Covers at the $40 pledge (with... (Read More)

Climbing ...Climbing! NEW Color sketches offered...

April 22nd - via:
Jacks Creator McKenna, dabbles with the occasional watercolors and colored pencils.. Hes offering up 5 color commissions with FREE shipping to the 1st 5 who want their fav character added to their collection at the $100 pledge..Heres some... (Read More)

KISS and Army of Darkness artists BUZ and Ken Haeser kick in...

April 16th - via:
 Creators of The Living Corpse comic, artists and pals BUZ Hasson  and Ken Haeser have agreed to team up with Mark McKenna ON AN 11 X 17" COMMISSION OF YOUR CHOICE, Buz and Ken pencils, Mark inks. Example below. Get it at the $200 pledge~ Also,... (Read More)

John Carpenters wife, Sandy King Carpenter adds to the fun

April 16th - via:
You guys certainly know who master-horror director John Carpenter is, right?. Well I bet you probably didnt know that John's wife Sandy King Carpenter, whos a wonderful writer and publisher on her own, is a COMBAT JACKS fan... Not only that, but she... (Read More)

International reward shipping and Color art prints made available...

April 13th - via:
So, just so you know, I have NO issue shipping internationally, but going thru all the international options and prices is numbing, so I limited the options on the KS to Canada and Europe, Im happy to ship to other countries, so PLEASE reach out to... (Read More)

Added: John Wesley Shipp autographed FLASH pin ups !!

April 12th - via:
                           Only 2 available!At the $50 pledge, The CW FLASH actor JOHN WESLEY SHIPP was kind enough to sign 2 FLASH pin ups for me at Garden State Comic Fest last year and Im making them available to you... (Read More)

Mark McKenna Announces a Combat Jacks Collected Edition

April 12th - via:
When Mark McKenna first began the journey of creating Combat Jacks, he never thought much about where it would take him beyond the first original issue. That book, created with the idea that there was a lack of campy space horror on the market, was meant to be a one-and-done. (Read More)

Added... 2 11 X 17" commissions!

April 11th - via:
Thats right.. No joke these two. Long time mainstays at Marvel and DC Comics, Jim Calafiore and Kevin Sharpe have offered up single figure 11 x 17" pen and ink commissions(Ill ink the Sharpe, Calafiore will be doing full art) @ the $250 pledge...... (Read More)

Adding Rewards..BUT not seeing an option...PLZ READ

April 11th - via:
The one thing that has always been a bit of an issue with KS is limiting the amount of rewards that an interested pledger can pledge for.. What Ive suggested in the past is.. If you wanted, say, The remarked edition of the book for $50 and also... (Read More)

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