IDW’s Imprint ‘It’s Alive!’ Brings Time-Traveling Adventure Aztec Ace To Kickstarter

by Hannah Means Shannon

IDW Publishing’s It’s Alive! imprint has embarked on its next project, bringing a classic adventure comic back to print via Kickstarter, and in just a few short days has already surpassed its original funding goal.
The first-ever collection of the indie book from the 1980s, Aztec Ace, will bring together over 500 pages of material. The time-travel based adventure features a citizen of the original Aztec Empire named Caza (AKA Ace).

It’s Alive! explains:

Traveling between the ancient world and the 23rd century, Ace – along with his pupil Bridget Chronopolis and his navigator, the floating disembodied head of Sigmund Freud – struggles to save his own dimension from time paradoxes created by his enemy, the mysterious Nine-Crocodile.

Aztec Ace was originally created and written by Batman writer and Moon Knight creator Doug Moench, edited by Cat Yronwode, and illustrated by various artists including Dan Day, Michael Hernandez, Ron Harris, and Thomas Yeates.
This project marks It’s Alive! publisher Drew Ford’s return to large-format collections such as The Puma Blues by Stephen Murphy and Michael Zulli, and U.S.S. Stevens: The Collected Stories by Sam Glanzman, both Eisner Award nominees.

The Kickstarter campaign has been designed to cover the costs of development, which include a new foreword, intro, and cover, plus the digital scans and restoration of all 15 original issues.
The Kickstarter will be offering exclusive, one-of-a-kind Aztec Ace sketches from some of the top talents in comics today! Stellar artists including Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Jeff Lemire, Michael Avon Oeming, Kelley Jones, Joe Staton, and more have already created Aztec Ace sketches, which will become available at different points in the campaign.
Stretch Goals include a cover gallery of all original 15 covers from the series, a sketch gallery of Aztec Ace sketches, an Aztec Ace short story written by Doug Moench and illustrated by Tim Sale, and the publication of a 52-page Aztec Ace script by Doug Moench.
You can find out more about the campaign, which runs until June 29th, 2018, and support it right here on Kickstarter.

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