Campaign to fund four collected volumes reaches goal in 12 hours
Mike Wolfer’s latest Kickstarter campaign is off to a rousing start, having reachedits $5000 goal within twelve hours of its March 9th launch. “Widow Archives” isn’t your typical Kickstarter, however. The campaign offers backers not just one, but four trade paperback collections of the cult horror, comic series, written and illustrated by Wolfer, who also recently released “The Curse Of Ragdoll” through the popular crowdfunding site.
“Widow” is the tale of Emma, a genetic mutation who possesses the genetic make-up of both humans and arachnids, and those who fall under her spell unfortunately soon learn that she has the horrifying and instinctual drives and desires of a spider. Originally published by Wolfer’s Ground Zero Comics from 1992-1997, the erotic/horror “Widow” saga spanned four mini-series, “Flesh and Blood,” “Kill Me Again,” “Metal Gypsies,” and “Bound By Blood,” all of which are beingremastered and reprinted in respective volumes of the “Widow Archives” series, currently exclusive to Kickstarter.
Although Widow has made sporadic, guest-starring appearances in various Avatar Press titles over the years, including the 2012 “War Goddess” series from Boundless Comics, long-time fans continually request collected volumes of her early adventures. “Every convention I attend, someone brings me those old, original Ground Zero issues to be autographed,” Wolfer explains, “and they always ask the same question: ‘When is Widow coming back?’ And even though I tell them that she’s still making appearances here and there, they want the old stuff. I guess when I was an indy publisher, there was more of an ‘outlaw’ feel to the stories.”
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