It’s a brand new week, and to celebrate fresh starts, stick it to the man, support self-publishers, and don’t forget to check out this independent comic! As an End of the Universe reader, not only do you get to read about only the coolest and most interesting independent comics accessible via crowdfunding, but the creators have agreed to send any EotU backers a bonus sticker with our site logo– simply identify yourself as having come from this site when you back the book, and receive a FREE End of the Universe sticker!
My So Called Secret Identity is created by a team of superhero experts and all-star creators who decided that, rather than simply criticizing the representation of women in comics, they’d show how great the alternative can be. It follows an average girl in her early twenties who loves her incredible city and who is tired of pretending she’s something less than what she is. In order to be her real self, to be as smart, as powerful, as resourceful as she really is, Catherine Abigail Daniels will put on a costume and become a superhero.
Gloria City, is filled with vibrant little communities, bright lights, grand architecture and Broadway shows. And most of all, larger-than-life personalities. Gloria has a cast of celebrity superheroes, from corporate boss The Major to the shadowy Misper, from independent operator Sekhmet to the self-appointed armoured vigilante, Urbanite. Gloria is a theater where these big figures fight, posture, pose and self-promote. And if you’re not in a costume and a mask, you’re just little people.
All her life, Cat’s been taught to be little, learned to keep herself small, tried to avoid attention. Don’t be too full of yourself. Don’t show off. And most of all, don’t let people know how smart you are, because they don’t like it. And she’s getting tired of pretending, of hiding, of acting dumb to save other people’s feelings.
Now that Volume 2 is on its way and being kickstarted, MSCSI fans and newcomers have the opportunity to access a bunch of great new rewards. In addition to print and digital copies of the comic, fans can get Cat’s rad logo shirt, a guest art portfolio, and stunning original art prints.
Funding for this project ends June 30, 2015.
The creators of My So-Called Secret Identity have agreed to ship a special prize for backers identifying themselves as End of the Universe readers. Once you contribute, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and you will receive a free End of the Universe Sticker with your reward!
Keep reading below for a conversation with Dr. Will Booker, internationally-acclaimed Batman scholar, popular culture expert, and co-creator of My So-Called Secret Identity.
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