The official graphic novel of the recent adaptation cinematographic of Dune has been released via Kickstarter. From the outset, this has already raised doubts among fans, since this crowdfunding project is run by Legendary Comics, rather than by a cash-strapped independent team.
The publisher states in your Kickstarter page that there is little risk in backing the project due to the fact that the graphic novel has already been completed, so some fans are wondering why an editor the size of Legendary Comics has felt the need to launch the project via Kickstarter first.
“Eight months after the movie was released, and I am baffled by Kickstarter.”, says a user on the project page. Another question: “Why is this a Kickstarter? Did Legendary run out of money? “.
The answer, according to one representative, is not that the studio can’t fund the comic, but rather that you are using the Kickstarter project to produce additional content. “The graphic novel is certainly making its way to the retail market.”says a spokesperson for publishing house Rocketship Entertainment, which has partnered with Legendary Comics to create the graphic novel. “But campaigns like these they are the only way we can give fans extras or many of the other items that will be offered in a very limited offer and that are exclusive to this campaign, or even to be able to offer variants of the cover variants. “.
For those investing their hard-earned money to support the campaign, there are a wide range of options to choose from. They range from a contribution of $ 15 that guarantees you a copy of the graphic novel in PDF format (as well as a mobile / desktop wallpaper), up to a level of $ 2,500 that, among other things, will add a character of your likeness in the novel itself.
Established in 2010, Legendary Comics is a sister company of Legendary Pictures, the film production studio known for producing a wide range of films, including those of the Batman saga de Christopher Nolan, Jurassic World y Dune, by Denis Villeneuve.
In the past, the graphic novel editor has worked on several projects related to the big screen adaptations of Legendary, como Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath y Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, por nombrar algunos.