Putting together a DEFIANT Comics fanzine

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Pledged, belatedly! Thank you!

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Haven't been on here in a bit but so glad I caught the Kickstarter campaign in time. Been looking forward to this. Congrats! :clap:
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Thank you for your support.
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Haven't been on here in a bit but so glad I caught the Kickstarter campaign in time. Been looking forward to this. Congrats! :clap:

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I just got mine as well, just the .pdf but hey that's less paper and more profit for the fanzine..

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ONLY ONE week left to pledge! The DEFIANT COMICS fanzine kickstarter is almost over!!! It features 11 interviews of DEFIANT creators and key employees, including Mr. Jim Shooter and other greats, as well as articles, reviews, and probably the most comprehensive DEFIANT COMICS checklist ever put to page! Also, lots of rare pictures and background on the company. Hurry and PLEDGE NOW!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lu ... %20fanzine

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Last Chance Saloon!

ONLY 10 hours left to pledge! The DEFIANT COMICS fanzine kickstarter is almost over!!! It features 11 interviews of DEFIANT creators and key employees, including Mr. Jim Shooter and other greats, as well as articles, reviews, and probably the most comprehensive DEFIANT COMICS checklist ever put to page! Also, lots of rare pictures and background on the company. Hurry and PLEDGE NOW!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lu ... %20fanzine

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Just a quick update on the Defiant Fanzine 2020. Kickstarter is processing the pledges and we shall know the exact print run next weekend. Then I will order the amount of covers, A & B, and the printing usually takes two weeks from order to shipping and receipt here at Lucky Comics HQ. Then, we will process and ship to pledgers...

Thanks for all your support! This would not possible without your undying support for all things Defiant!

We are well underway producing the Defiant Comics Fanzine 2021!!!

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Holy crap! I guess I missed this :( Any way to still contribute and get a copy?

Regardless congrats on making this a reality!

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Ryan wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:06:36 am
Holy crap! I guess I missed this :( Any way to still contribute and get a copy?

Regardless congrats on making this a reality!
Not from the Kickstarter, sorry. That's over. I will announce and post a link to the Amazon version (with new cover) in the fall of this year.

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UnknownTales wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:49:54 am
Ryan wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:06:36 am
Holy crap! I guess I missed this :( Any way to still contribute and get a copy?

Regardless congrats on making this a reality!
Not from the Kickstarter, sorry. That's over. I will announce and post a link to the Amazon version (with new cover) in the fall of this year.
Awesome, thanks! :thumb:

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is it possible to get the .pdf version earlier?

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Yes. I will post the link here when it becomes available.

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hello
somehow I missed the email from kickstarter when it was sent to my paypal email. I responded to the question of a current email to send the .pdf, but the email was from 2/18. Have you sent out the .pdf files yet?

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Hey Valiant Dude,

The books are being printed this week, in fact much of the order is done. I was told the print run will be sent to Lucky Headquarters early next week. I'm planning on releasing the PDFs for download most likely on Wednesday next week, so email me if you want to update your email address for the download.

luckycomics@mail.com

Thank you.


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hello
somehow I missed the email from kickstarter when it was sent to my paypal email. I responded to the question of a current email to send the .pdf, but the email was from 2/18. Have you sent out the .pdf files yet?

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I received the email about the surveys, but I don't think I received the survey itself. Do you know from whom the surveys were sent?

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Possum,

email me at: luckycomics @ mail . com and I can check on your survey if you give me your KS username (some people don't use their real names). You can also log onto your kickstarter account and go to "activity" and complete the survey that way.
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I received the email about the surveys, but I don't think I received the survey itself. Do you know from whom the surveys were sent?

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Shipping Update:

Just a quick message to update the project status. The print runs were ordered and the printer worked miracles to secure printing paper in this challenging pandemic with what most businesses encounter: supply chain problems. He was finally able to complete the print runs and the order was shipped to Lucky Comics Central! It is currently en route with a projected delivery date of March 29th. Of course, that was today and it is still listed as "in transit". So, as with all USPS packages, we wait...

Once it arrives (This week we hope!), I will email the PDF links and begin shipping to all 150 pledgers!

Until then, STAY DEFIANT!


Thank you,


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"The First Transport is away!"

Hello pledgers,

I began emailing the google drive links for the PDFS and will mail out the print copies in batches beginning today. Please be patient as there is one of me and many of you!

Remain Defiant!

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Just read the Defiant Fanzine. I love it. Question for everybody. It said that at one time Defiant was one of the top 4 publishers. Is that true?

I remember Valiant being huge (and top 3 publisher), but don’t remember Defiant being huge enough to be top 4.
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caxiotis wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:30:05 am
Just read the Defiant Fanzine. I love it. Question for everybody. It said that at one time Defiant was one of the top 4 publishers. Is that true?

I remember Valiant being huge (and top 3 publisher), but don’t remember Defiant being huge enough to be top 4.
I seem to recall reading that Defiant made it as high as no. 7. It was competing not only with DC, Marvel, Image and Dark Horse, but Valiant and Malibu were big players at the time. I don’t think Defiant ever outsold Dark Horse or Image.

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The fanzine is HUGE! You must have stayed up all night reading it.
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Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:30:05 am
Just read the Defiant Fanzine. I love it. Question for everybody. It said that at one time Defiant was one of the top 4 publishers. Is that true?

I remember Valiant being huge (and top 3 publisher), but don’t remember Defiant being huge enough to be top 4.

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Just an update:

77 pledge packages were mailed out today. This includes Cover A, Cover B, and many Cover A & B pledges.
Another 25 will go out tomorrow with the international pledges: Sweden, Canada, France, UK, and a few others.
80% of the digital pledges were sent the google drive link. I respond immediately to any access issues and resolve those within 60 seconds of receiving the access issue email.

Defiant Fanzine 2021 is quickly taking shape!

Remain Defiant!

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Defiant Fans,

I have a limited amount of "scratch & dent" issues available for purchase. Please note these are READER COPIES ONLY. When the printer sent the order around 25 copies (5 cover A and 20 cover B) were damaged by the post office. They have anywhere from slightly crunched corners, to tiny corner chips torn from corners, to slight spine bends. Again, great reader copies if you want an additional or missed out on the Kickstarter. They are not badly damaged, just scratched and dented enough to not meet our high standards for the Kickstarter pledgers.

These copies are priced at:

$6 per issue (printer cost) PLUS $9 Priority Flat Rate Shipping envelope ($8.85 shipping cost) = $15 TOTAL via Paypal.

Let me know if you are interested in a reader copy. Email me @ luckycomicbooks @ gmail . com

Also, the Defiant Fanzine 2021 continues to take shape.

Remain Defiant,

John Helmer

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Just a quick note, these are going fast, so please let me know if you want a reader copy.
UnknownTales wrote:
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Defiant Fans,

I have a limited amount of "scratch & dent" issues available for purchase. Please note these are READER COPIES ONLY. When the printer sent the order around 25 copies (5 cover A and 20 cover B) were damaged by the post office. They have anywhere from slightly crunched corners, to tiny corner chips torn from corners, to slight spine bends. Again, great reader copies if you want an additional or missed out on the Kickstarter. They are not badly damaged, just scratched and dented enough to not meet our high standards for the Kickstarter pledgers.

These copies are priced at:

$6 per issue (printer cost) PLUS $9 Priority Flat Rate Shipping envelope ($8.85 shipping cost) = $15 TOTAL via Paypal.

Let me know if you are interested in a reader copy. Email me @ luckycomicbooks @ gmail . com

Also, the Defiant Fanzine 2021 continues to take shape.

Remain Defiant,

John Helmer


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