Lemire, Kindt and Rubín launch COSMIC DETECTIVE Graphic Novel on Kickstarter

Unbeknownst to the rest of us, and alongside their already packed schedules, bestselling writers Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and internationally acclaimed artist David Rubín have been working in secret for two years on an all-new, original graphic novel

In COSMIC DETECTIVE, a God is found dead. Foul play is suspected. But who investigates the murder of a god? Not just anyone, that’s for damn sure. Enter our Detective. He’s got a wife, a kid, and a seemingly normal day job as a private eye. But for years, he’s been working for a secret underground cabal of shadowy figures, an organization committed to an uneasy alliance with cosmic forces beyond our imagining.

“Matt and I have had a chance to collaborate in the past, but never to create our own world and our own mythology,” said Lemire. “We wanted to make something weird and mysterious, a world filled with big ideas that we knew David’s insane visual imagination would thrive in.”

“COSMIC DETECTIVE is a crime story that channels Jack Kirby, David Lynch, and Raymond Chandler,” added Kindt. “It’s a story grounded in noir that ultimately becomes absolutely cosmic-bonkers insane.”

“We may live in different countries—with Matt in the USA, Jeff in Canada, and myself in Spain—but we have all met in person, and, more importantly, we all love to draw, to create, and tell stories,” said David Rubín. “The three of us have worked together before and we know each other well, both our strong points and our weaknesses. With COSMIC DETECTIVE, we’re doing all the things we love to do, and at the same time, forging a new path in our careers.”

“One of the reasons that we’re bringing COSMIC DETECTIVE to Kickstarter is that it allows us to create cool extras that we could not do with a traditional publisher,” said Kindt. “For the Kickstarter we’re making COSMIC DETECTIVE playing cards, featuring David Rubín’s eye popping character designs.”

COSMIC DETECTIVE will be presented in an oversized, deluxe format hardcover (8 ¾ x 11/58”), offering readers an immersive experience, with full colour art and multiple bombastic gatefold pages of art and story. This Kickstarter exclusive edition will include features that will not be available anywhere else after the Kickstarter is over – including exclusive art made specifically for this limited edition volume. The COSMIC DETECTIVE playing cards are also a Kickstarter exclusive.

The COSMIC DETECTIVE Kickstarter campaign is live now until the 3rd of June 2020 – CLICK HERE.


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