Crowdfunding Comics: ‘Cosmic Detectives’ From Lemire, Kindt And Rubin

by Olly MacNamee

When a god is murdered, who solves the crime? That’s the question being posed in an all-new graphic novel from the combined talent of writers Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt and artist David Rubín in Cosmic Detective. A book the co-creators intend to publish through a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign.

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.

It’s not the first time Kindt and Lemire have collaborated, but never in creating there own shared universe, which Lemire describes as, “something weird and mysterious, a world filled with big ideas,” in the official press release announcing this new campaign, which is live now.

Mock up of Cosmic Detective Playing cards (Art not final)

Plus, 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 as well as Cosmic Detective playing cards.

Here’s a first look at some fo Rubin’s graphics for the book,, which looks pretty dark and intense, as you’d expect a good murder mystery to be. One part crime noir, and another part HP Lovecraft maybe?

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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