Vox Day’s Arkhaven Comics’ Alt-Hero: Q which will be written by Chuck Dixon is currently trending #1 on IndieGoGo. Not only is the project trending #1, but it’s already received $43,896 from 590 backers in less than 48 hours.
Alt-Hero: Q is planned to be a 150-page graphic novel that will be broken down into six parts.
The story will explore the current political phenomenon of QAnon. Joining Chuck Dixon on creative duties for the project is illustrator Hélix Haze and colorist Arklight Studios.
The story will be set in the same universe as Alt-Hero and Avalon. However, it will not focus on superheroes. Instead Alt-Hero: Q will focus on “ordinary men and women who make the choice to become extraordinary through their selfless actions to save others.”
The book promises that it will be a tale of good versus evil and that it “has the potential to fundamentally change the way you perceive the world around you.”
It an interview we did with Vox Day earlier this month, he gave us some details about what we can expect from the book:
“It’s going to be our answer to the question that everyone is asking: “who is Q”. Everyone has a different theory, everyone has a different explanation. Since we’re setting this in the world of Alt-Hero, that allows us to throw out some outlandish ideas about what’s really going on underneath all the various conspiracy theories. We’ll be launching it as soon as we have the sample pages to show the potential backers, so in about two weeks. It’s an awesome script and people are going to love it.”
We reached out to scribe Chuck Dixon to get an even more in-depth look at what we can expect:
“What we’re presenting is an action/thriller hero that I’m really excited to be creating. We’ll be inserting him into stories of global cabals and dark conspiracies that threaten not only world peace but the basic human rights of the individual. Our guy, Roland Dane, is an experienced law enforcement professional who has to drop out of the system to act as an operative for the mysterious organization he knows only as Q. Roland is a little rough around the edges and his methods are often direct but he’s one man trying to make a difference for all of us.”
He added, “And of course, there’ll be lots of action, traps, escapes and gratuitous violence. It’s me, right?”
Finally, for those unfamiliar with QAnon, Dixon assures us it will help introduce readers to the phenomenon:
“For the larger public that knows nothing about QAnon this will be an intro, at least in a fictional sense, to what it’s all about and what its mission is.”
The campaign has a number of perks for backers.
$25 gets you all six issues of Alt-Hero: Q in digital format.
$40 gets you all six issues of Alt-Hero: Q in a paperback omnibus. It will be published in a 10×7 perfect bound format and will be around 150 pages in length.
$50 gets you the digital editions of Alt-Hero: Q. You also can choose from three different T-shirts: Alt-Hero: Q, Q: The Fire Rises, and QIA
$60 gets you all six issues in single format with a Gold Logo signifying a collector’s edition. These Gold Logo editions are limited to 2500 copies each. You also get the digital editions.
$75 gets you a hardcover omnibus collection of Alt-Hero: Q plus the digital editions.
$1500 gets you all six digital editions, the Gold Logo Editions, the Alt-Hero: Q T-shirt, the hardcover omnibus, and the Alt-Hero: Q movie poster print.
$5000 gets you all the digital editions, the paperback omnibus, the Gold Logo editions, the QIA T-shirt, the hardcover omnibus, the movie poster, and a special Agent Edition hardcover. This special Agent Edition hardcover lets you or your choice of subject become a QIA agent and be placed on the cover. Your agent will also receive a cameo in the graphic novel.