The Swords of the Swashbucklers kickstarter campaign was hugely successful for Dynamite and with over 800 backers, the campaign not only funded the collection of the original series by Bill Mantlo and Jackson Guice, but paid for a new Swords of the Swashbucklers project. But with the campaigns conclusion, fans who did not get involved during the month it was active were shut out from getting involved and from getting some of the rewards. To change that, Dynamite has started a 60 day Indiegogo program that will allow fans to participate and access all of the same great prizes and rewards found in the initial offering. For a limited time those interested can still get involved or learn more by visiting:
Michael Mantlo, brother of Bill and spokesperson for the Mantlo family stated, "On behalf of Bill Mantlo, I urge everyone to carry this wondrous story far into the future by signing on for the journey through the purchasing of these books. Not only will you get to enjoy a magnificent tale, you will also be helping support Bill Mantlo finally being able to improve his quality of life and having the opportunity to experience the joy of knowing just how loved and respected he is by the comic book community! Thank you, one and all!"
The Swords of the Swashbucklers co-creator Butch Guice says, "I had the enormous pleasure of working with Bill Mantlo at the beginning of my own career — and I know from personal experience the vibrant infectious enthusiasm and joy Bill had for The Swords of the Swashbucklers, and the stories we told together. This project is a wonderful way to honor Bill Mantlo's creative legacy…and I for one very much look forward to seeing the swashbuckling crew of the Starshadow fly once more."