Crowdfunding Comics: Duncan Jones’s ‘MADI: Once Upon A Time In The Future’ Kickstarter Live Now

by Olly MacNamee

Teased for some time over on Twitter, writer/director Duncan Jones has finally revealed all over his new graphic novel project, MADI: Once Upon A Time In The Future. Turns out, it’s going to be funded via Kickstarter and open to pledges now.

Like all such campaigns, there are various monetary pledges you can choose from, with various levels of goodies to grab. But, whether you have the money or not – after all, times are tough, and about to get tougher –  you can all read the first 19 pages from free. Written by Alex de Campi, and drawn by some of comics’ greatest, including Glenn Fabry, Simon Bisley, Duncan Fegredo, Dylan Teague and Pia Guerra, this 260 page book will be put out by Z2 comics.

What’s more, it’s designed to never be a digital release, so the only way you can own it is to buy it as a physical copy. I’m off to bag one now.

Madi Preston, a veteran of Britain’s elite special operations J-Squad unit, is burnt out and up to her eyeballs in debt. She and the rest of her team have retired from the military but are now trapped having to pay to service and maintain the technology put into them during their years of service.   They’re working for British conglomerate Liberty Inc as  mercenaries, selling their unique ability to be remote controlled by specialists while in the field, and the debts are only growing as they get injured completing missions. We meet Madi as she decides she’s had enough.  She will take an off-the-books job that should earn her enough to pay out her and her sister, but when the piece of tech she’s supposed to steal turns out to be a kid, and she suddenly blacks out… she finds herself on the run from everyone she’s ever known.


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