*Originally published in 1998 by Avatar Press in RAW MEDIA QUARTERLY, THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL is a seven-chapter tale of horror and retribution from beyond the grave, with glorious, fully-toned black and white interior art. Written and illustrated by Mike Wolfer, best known for his writing on such horror titles as LADY DEATH, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, Warren Ellis' GRAVEL and Garth Ennis' STITCHED, this is the first time that the RAGDOLL saga has been collected into a trade paperback. But this isn't the same story that it used to be! In its first incarnation, THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL was "adults only," but the explicit scenes have been expunged and replaced with all-new art, chapters have been expanded with new pages, and a shocking, twist ending has been created which puts a whole new spin on the tale of the patchwork princess! In addition, because of the addition of new art and pages, the story has been rewritten to accommodate those changes, with all-new lettering by Natalie Jane. To complete the package, the 3 variant covers for this tale of terror showcase the breathtakingly vibrant color work of Ceci de la Cruz.. But be warned: Although the story is now "R" instead of "X," THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL still contains copious amounts of nudity and graphic, gory violence.
Entry Pledge Level, Completed Stretch Goals and Upgrades
*Stretch Goals #1,2,3 - All contributors who have pledged $25-$49 will receive three 8 1/2"x11" art prints, and all contributors who have pledged $50 and above will receive three 11"x17" art prints: "The Siren," "The Vampiress," and "The Wolfwoman!" All art prints of each size will be signed and numbered, and each will be shipped in a clear, PVC plastic shell.
Stretch Goal #4 - If we reach $9000 in pledges, all contributors with mailed rewards will receive a WIDOW COLLECTOR'S CARD SET! The set is signed and numbered by Mike Wolfer,. Produced in 1997 and featuring a retrospective of WIDOW history and a cover gallery, this 27 card set is a very scarce collectible, and my way of saying "Thank you" for contributing!
Surprise Upgrade - As a way of thanking all of my backers for your support, all packages that include a signed copy of ANY book will be upgraded to signed AND numbered, making every autographed edition EXTREMELY rare! You guys and ghouls are awesome!
Stretch Goal #5 - I've saved the best for last! For the last day of THE CURSE OF RAGDOLL Kickstarter campaign, the new goal is $11,000... And if we reach it, EVERYONE with mailed rewards will receive a FREE, signed and numbered RETRO 70'S MOVIE POSTER VARIANT! Now is the time to push and let everyone know that if we all work together, everyone benefits! Let's do it! *Source: kickstarter.com
An estimated 168 pledges met the reward levels to receive this edition although the numbering for this edition is only 165.