Created by Dirk Manning

Dirk Manning's horror-noir series returns with a new volume, an Omnibus collecting Volumes 1-4 all in full color, and Cthulhu happens!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

You just unlocked gold... now we're going for leather!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Nov 18, 2021 at 02:18:41 PM

Lucky #13 has been unlocked! Let's go for one more!

Hey all!

Today we passed $25,666 in presales and unlocked the THIRTEENTH Stretch Goal, which means every *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover Edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE has now been upgraded to include a ribbon bookmark.

Since we've still got 40 hours left in the campaign, though, I've been given the all-clear by Source Point Press to offer one last Stretch Goal at the $27,666 mark... and it's the one I've been hinting at for several days, now:

Let's trick out that OMNIBUS in a leatherbound texture, friends! #nolifetilleather

That's right, friends... if we get another $1,300 in pledges/presales on this campaign before it ends, every *KS Exclusive* edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE will now not only be hardcover with a ribbon bookmark and gold gilded pages... but it will now also gave a *KS Exclusive* leatherbound texture, too.

"What if I want to add the OMNIBUS to my pledge?"

I can hear some of you asking this already, so here's all you have to do: If you are pledging at a level that doesn't include the OMNIBUS and you want to add it, you can simply log in, adjust your pledge, and select the new pledge level that will get you what you need. Honestly, the "Both Books" is the most economical way to get the hardcover editions of RHEEv5 and the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that you can get that amazing beanie as well by pledging at the "Gimme Everything" pledge level... and that will of course get us all even closer to the leather!

Finally, as always, please feel free to directly share this campaign with friends who may want to get all this amazing bonus swag, too! Remember, as long as your pledge includes at least ONE of the hardcovers, you'll get:

  • A *KS Exclusive* sticker
  • A *KS Exclusive* double-signed and remarked bookplate by Austin McKinley
  • A *KS Exclusive* comic featuring TWO new bonus stories
  • A *KS Exclusive* art print signed by me and James O'Barr (creator of THE CROW)
  • A free download of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters" video game
  • *KS Exclusive* upgrades to the OMNIBUS giving copies ordered through this campaign a ribbon bookmark and gold gilded pages

And now, if we hit $27,666 the *KS Exclusive* edition of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE will be upgraded to a leatherbound texture, too.

Share this link with friends who may want to get in on this action and help us unlock #nolifetilleather, friends:

Thanks all! We have 40 hours. Let's do it!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

25K and Stretch Goal #12 unlocked!
about 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 09:02:52 PM

You keep unlocking more Stretch Goals... and I'm good with it!

Hey all!

I just spent the weekend as a guest at the amazing Grand Rapids Comic Con, and now that I've returned and gotten by feet under me I'm happy to announce that we've unlocked the TWELFTH Stretch Goal on this campaign... going past the "Ultimate" Stretch Goal of the video game, even!

Now we're gonna put a ribbon it in! Let's keep it going, friends!

I cannot thank you all enough for your support of this campaign, which ends on Friday!

As a few quick reminders...

  • This is the only time we'll be offering the hardcover edition of both TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rockstar Paranoia" and the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE, which contains the first four volumes of RHEE, including Volume 1 in full color for the first (and only) time. While the books will also be made available in comic shops and book stores in 2023, they will both be in SOFTCOVER only. If you want the hardcovers of both books, get them here through this campaign at the "Both Books" or above pledge level, friends.
  • The video game download and all the other Stretch Goals are included with ANY pledge level that come with a hardcover.
  • The Mr. Rhee statues being offered in this campaign are Kickstarter Exclusive! If you want to treat yourself, now's the time to get this super-rare collectible edition of the statue from our friends at Sixus1!

That's the skinny, friends. As always, I truly cannot thank you all enough for your support of this campaign. As I type this we're over $25,000 in presales and only about $540 away from the THIRTEENTH Stretch Goal, which, as seen above, will offer gold gilded pages on the Kickstarter Exclusive Hardcover Editions of the RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE.

The more people who support the campaign, the more we ALL get, so please consider sharing details about the campaign with your horror-comic loving friends using this link:

Thanks again, everyone! Let's see how much more we can all get before Friday, shall we?

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

More Stretch Goals? Yes, more Stretch Goals!
about 1 year ago – Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 02:50:25 AM

We have a week left...

I'm still humbled that we unlocked the TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters!" video game with over a week left in the campaign... but given that we now still have a week left, well, let's see how many more Stretch Goals we can unlock, yeah?

MORE STRETCH GOALS! Let's keep this going. I know what you want, and I want it too... #NOLIFETILLEATHER

I've talked to Source Point Press and there is a plan in place, depending how far we can get during this last fourth of the campaign.

We have a week left. Keep sharing the link and let them know why they'll want to back this campaign and let's see how many more free Stretch Goals we can all unlock, friends!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

We just made history, friends.
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 11:13:16 PM

Stretch Goal #10 was unlocked yesterday...

First and foremost, I'm absolutely over the moon to announce that as of yesterday we unlocked the TENTH Stretch Goal in this campaign, meaning EVERY pledge that includes at least one of the two *KS Exclusive* hardcovers will now include, along with the previous nine Stretch Goals, a TALES OF MR. RHEE art print illustrated by James O'Barr and signed by both me and Mr. O'Barr himself!

Oh, you know, a free art print signed by the creator of THE CROW. No big deal... (He said, moments before he fainted from excitement.)

But wait, there's more!

Then, tonight -- just a few moments ago -- we unlocked the ELEVENTH Stretch Goal, the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS! video game.

In doing this we've made history, friends, as this is the first time a free video game has been offered to backers as part of an original graphic novel Kickstarter campaign.

We've made history. Together. All of us. We're all part of this, now, and you're part of the group that has set this new precedent. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Truly.

What's next? More Stretch Goals?

I legitimately did not expect to have unlocked the "ULTIMATE" Stretch Goal with TEN WHOLE DAYS left in the campaign, and I've already been in touch with Source Point Press about more Stretch Goal possibilities.

In the meantime, if you know of other people who would enjoy jumping-in on this campaign to get the graphic novels, and all ELEVEN *KS Excluisve* Stretch Goals, including the free download of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS! video game, please take a moment to share this link with them:

Thanks all. I am so grateful, honored, and thankful to be making history with you on this campaign. Oh... and here's a few peeks at some test samples from the game, too. Enjoy!

All the above video game samples and images are by video game designer -- and RHEEv5 illustrator -- Austin McKinley.

Thanks again, all. TRULY. I'll be in touch soon!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

With ELEVEN Stretch Goals unlocked, what's next?
about 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 09:00:09 PM

Plans are afoot...

Hey all!

I legit did not expect that we would unlock all ELEVEN Stretch Goals with ten days left in the campaign, but rest assured, I'm actively working with publisher Source Point Press to implement a few more that we can strive to unlock before the campaign ends... and, yeah, I've got some cool ones in mind. I do love upgrading the *KS Exclusive* hardcovers of the books, after all...

I hope to have the new (Ultimate-Ultimate?) Stretch Goals listed before I head to Grand Rapids Comic Con this weekend, but keep in mind that the more people who are supporting this campaign, the more we will ALL get, so if you know of some people who may be interested in this campaign, especially now that we've also unlocked the TALES OF MR. RHEE: PUNCH ALL MONSTERS! video game for free, please be sure to direct them to this campaign by sharing this link with them:

 In the meantime...

A few friends of mind are also running some pretty cool comic book Kickstarter campaigns that I feel you should check out. They are:

THE FEW AND THE CURSED #7 by Felipe Cagno

The Few and Cursed is a supernatural post-apocalyptic western. It  can almost be described as a Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets the Old West  with a pinch of The Witcher for good measure.

It's been seventy years already since most of the water on the planet  was simply gone overnight in a mysterious apocalyptic event.

There's good water to be made hunting down beasts and monsters and  Curse Chasers are always eager to help those in need (for the right  flask of water of course). Enter the tough and mysterious Redhead.

Red is a hardened survivor traveling from town to town looking for  scared whispers in the night and the right people to pay her to get rid  of those whispers.

The Few and Cursed has had several successful Kickstarter campaigns  and now returns for a new season and an exciting LIVE ACTION teaser! Cool, right? Click the link above to check it out!


Stray: Volume 3 - Requiem (Issue 1) by Vito Delsante

In  this volume, Stray has to make a choice; join Pax Mundi, the group in  charge of policing masked heroes, or be an enemy of the state. When he  decides to go rogue, War Horse, the leader of Pax Mundi, sends everyone  after him. With no where to run and no one to turn to, will Stray tuck  his tail and run? Or will he fight his way out of the corner he's been  put into?

STRAY is a fun book and engaging superhero-style romp that's well-worth checking out if you're in the mood for a classic action style comic told with a refreshing modern sensibility.


Thanks, everyone! Truly!

I'm excited to have the option to continue to pay it forward to you with some great books (by me and some friends), the eleven Stretch Goals we have unlocked so far in this campaign that come with every pledge level that includes at least one *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover, and I'm excited that we may be able to announce even in the days ahead!

Keep sharing the link with other horror comic fans you know and let's keep the "Stretch Goal Party" going, all!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning