‘The O.Z.’ #2 Kickstarter Campaign Fully Funded In First Hour

by Brendan M. Allen

David Pepose and Ruben Rojas’ dystopian fantasy The O.Z. has fully funded its second Kickstarter campaign in an impressive 40 minutes. 

‘The O.Z. follows Dorothy Gale’s granddaughter and namesake, a disillusioned Iraq war veteran who is swept up by a tornado and dropped into the war-torn land of Oz. Now leading the Resistance against the Scarecrow’s regime, Dorothy must join forces with the Tin Soldier, the Prince of Lions and Jack Pumpkinhead if she hopes to locate the all-powerful Silver Slippers and bring peace to the Occupied Zone… or as the locals call it, The O.Z.’

“We are incredibly thrilled for The O.Z. to make its long-awaited return to Kickstarter,” said series writer David Pepose. “Thanks to the overwhelming support of more than 1,200 backers in our last campaign, we’re excited to pull the curtain back and lead our Yellow Brick Road Warriors through even more of our dangerous and sweeping fantasy world. If you’re a fan of L. Frank Baum’s iconic Wizard of Oz mythology, you’ll love our action-packed twist with The O.Z.” 

The O.Z.’s Kickstarter will fund the series’ 44-page second issue, with early bird specials and catch-up tiers available for those who missed the first campaign. 

Backer rewards start at the $5 tier for digital copies of Spencer and Locke #1 and Going to the Chapel #1. At higher backer levels, readers can pick up digital and physical copies of The O.Z. #1-2, online pitch review with David Pepose, original art commissions from Ruben Rojas, Scout’s Honor Ranger Scout merit badges, a Spencer and Locke plush doll, and my personal favorite offering, a cameo drawn into the book. 

Aimed at fans of Mad Max: Fury Road, The Old Guard, and Fables, The O.Z. #1-2 are available to order now on Kickstarter. Check out the Kickstarter campaign right here.

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