PREVIEW: ‘Footprints: Bad Luck Charm’

Footprints: Bad Luck Charm” is a new comic being brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign, and this book really deserves your attention.  Created by some of Bag & Bored’s favorite people in the business, here’s what they have to say about this sure to be awesome comic book:

Way back in 2011, myself (Joey Esposito) and Jonathan Moore Kickstarted a four-issue mini-series called FOOTPRINTS, a hardboiled mystery noir comic about Bigfoot as private detective and his team of cryptid pals as they try to solve the murder of one of their own. The book was published to critical acclaim from the comic book press and major outlets like USA Today, who named the book in their “Best of” feature for that year.

We’ve since gone on to other projects — I  co-write CAPTAIN ULTIMATE from Monkeybrain Comics and have published a graphic novel called PAWN SHOP, while Jonathan has been doing steady illustration work for clients like AEG, NECA/WizKids, American Mensa, and Grosset & Dunlap — but we’ve finally reunited to continue the adventures of Foot, Nessy, Jersey Devil, and Choop in a brand new double-feature one-shot comic called FOOTPRINTS: BAD LUCK CHARM. We love these characters dearly, but the only way we can return to tell more stories with them is with your help! That’s why we’re here.”

The team has also made available a short comic to help promote the campaign, which you can find below.  Also, a PDF of the comic is available using the download link.  Here’s more info on the title, as well as the short comic:

Bad Luck Charm consists of two different stories that total one 24-page comic book and explore two very important eras in the Footprints timeline — before the events of Volume 1 and after them.  The first story is the titular “Bad Luck Charm,” that finds Devil and Motheresa trying their luck in Las Vegas in the mid-1960s. The second tale is “Ghost on the Road,” a post-Volume 1 mystery that finds Foot and the gang investigating the emergence of a new cryptid deep in the swamps of South Carolina — the Lizard Man!  Fans of Volume 1 might notice one big change… COLOR! We figured if we’re sending the gang to Vegas, there was no way we could stay black and white.  We’ve included all six pages of the “Bad Luck Charm” story here on this Kickstarter page just to show you what all the fuss is about! If you’re unfamiliar with Footprints, you can still read Footprints #1 for free here, buy the entire trade paperback on Amazon or Comixology, or just pledge to this Kickstarter to receive a copy alongside Bad Luck Charm!

The Kickstarter page can be found HERE.  We are excited to see this come to fruition, and hope you can help an amazingly talented team produce some incredibly awesome comics!

Enjoy the comic!

Download the PDF HERE, or just read it page by page below.

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