Micah Ian Wright (Stormwatch: Team Achilles, The Angry Beavers, Transformers) is returning to comics with Duster, a 215 page graphic novel, exclusively available at Kickstarter

Co-written with writing partner Jay Lender (Phineas and Ferb, SpongeBob SquarePants), the book is drawn by Argentine artists Cristian Mallea (Gayolas, El Eternauta) and JOK (Mixtape, RedBall 6) and coloured by Jorge Blanco (Camulus). Duster is a 240-page hardback book featuring a cover by comics legend Howard Chaykin.

Duster takes place at the close of the European conflict in World War II, and tells the story of a war-widowed female crop-duster pilot who must defend her daughter and her neighbors against a planeload of escaping Nazis who have crashed in her small Texas town. The action-packed story examines women’s changing roles in American society during the war years, as well as surveying all the various way that tough, independent women could kill a bunch of rampaging Nazis with farming equipment.

The Duster Kickstarter campaign will end on Tuesday 24th July 2012 and a target fund of $26,000 is needed for the project to come true. But with 19 more days to go more than half the target has already been raised. The standard price for the hardback copy is just $30 but there are a multitude of exciting perks for those who wish to donate more. Besides the usual assortment of additional stuff such as T-Shirts (the draft design looks irresistible) digital copies, and limited edition signed material, perks also include one’s name listed down in the acknowledgement section, art prints from legendary artist Howard Chaykin and the ever so popular Charlie Adlard as well as the chance to briefly appear as oneself as a talking character in the graphic novel! Perks don’t get much better than these!

Kurt Busiek (Astro City) who needs no introduction to comic fans described Duster as follows: “DUSTER is a gripping, compelling story. I love the characters. I love the set-up. The art gives it all a gritty, authentic look. And I’m completely, nail-bittingly, breath-holdingly on the edge of my seat — I only got to read through the end of Chapter 4, and I can’t freakin’ wait to see how it all works out. Action, suspense, humanity, drama, blood, love and heroics. Micah Ian Wright’s coming back to comics, and he and his partners are throwing one hell of a party. Don’t miss out on this terrific book.” Having read the first 40 full coloured pages (free to download) Wicked Comics cannot agree more. The Dogfights themselves are enough to wet anyone’s apetite. But don’t just take our word for it, these pages are available for you to read, do so and judge for yourselves! But we warned you’ll be hooked!

Duster Kickstarter Project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/propagandist/duster-the-graphic-novel

Duster Facebook fanpage: http://facebook.com/DusterGraphicNovel

Twitter: @MicahWright and #DusterOGN

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