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TALES OF MR. RHEE Vol 5 + TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE

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:

Stretch Goal #9 unlocked! And both books are now *KS Exclusive* hardcovers, too!
over 1 year ago – Sun, Nov 07, 2021 at 04:29:19 PM

So... much... free... swag!

Hey all!

Yesterday we unlocked the NINTH Stretch Goal, meaning that not only will any backer whose pledge includes a *KS Exclusive* Hardcover of either TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5 of the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE will also get the *KS Exclusive* art print by James O'Barr, now signed by yours truly!

Look at all the Round Three Stretch Goals we've unlocked so far!

What's even more amazing is that as I type this we're only about $150 away from the TENTH Stretch Goal, which will upgrade the print yet again to include a signature by James O'Barr himself, too!

And then... we march towards unleashing the free download of the TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters" video game. Yes... really!

Don't Forget: The Hardcover Editions are Kickstarter Exclusive!

As a friendly reminder, don't forget that the hardcover edition of TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5 and the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE are both *Kickstarter Exclusive.* While these books will eventually be made available in comic ships and book stores nationwide through our publisher Source Point Press, the hardcover editions of the books will only be available through this campaign, friends. When these books are made available in the mass market, they will be softcover, TPB editions... so if you want the hardcover editions, make sure you're pledging accordingly!

Oh... and all the Stretch Goal bonuses are *Kickstarter Exclusive* too.

Most importantly... THANK YOU!

Those of you who've followed my work for a long time may remember when TALES OF MR. RHEE initially debuted as a self-published, one-page a week, online comic. To now be able to offer all of you a Hardcover Edition of VOLUME 5 of the series and be 700 pages into the whole story...

Friends, I know what an honor this is, and I wanted to take a moment to thank you yet again. THANK YOU.

If you know someone who may enjoy this series, please take a moment to share this link with them to they can join the fun and help us ALL unlock more Stretch Goals:

www.TalesOfMr.Rhee.com

Thank you. Truly.

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Stretch Goal #8 Unlocked! THE CROW now flies!
over 1 year ago – Wed, Nov 03, 2021 at 09:42:34 AM

We've unlocked the James O'Barr Art Print! It's now yours... for free!

This is a big one, friends. Anyone who has read WRITE OR WRONG: A WRITER'S GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS knows that THE CROW was one of the comics that got me to fall in love with the medium, and that being said, the influence of that series on RHEE is certainly undeniable.

Well, given this, I'm absolutely honored to announce that we've now unlocked the EIGHTH Stretch Goal, the first Stretch Goal of Round Three, which has unlocked the free James O'Barr art print as part of the Stretch Goal package which is now as follows:

  • TALES OF MR. RHEE sticker
  • *Kickstarter Exclusive* TALES OF MR. RHEE Bookplate signed by Dirk Manning and signed and given a remark headsketch by RHEEv5 illustrator Austin McKinley
  • *Kickstarter Exclusive* bonus comic featuring TWO new TALES OF MR. RHEE stories (that will be exclusive to this comic)
  • *Kickstarter Exclusive* James O'Barr art print of the cover of TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE
  • Free *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover upgrade to the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE

*phew*

That's a lot of free swag, friends... and we're only halfway through the campaign!

Now let's get those two signatures on the Art Print!

As a friendly reminder to what was mentioned above, also don't forget that the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE has now also been upgraded to a *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover Edition of the book... for free, meaning that both this book and TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5: "Rockstar Paranoia" are now being offered as *Kickstarter Exclusive* Hardcover Editions of the books... and we're still offering *FREE U.S. SHIPPING* on every pledge level. In other words, what you see if what you pay at the end of the campaign with no hidden fees, friends.

Plan accordingly, and let's keep unlocking Stretch Goals! We're not only within striking distance of unlocking all three Round Three Stretch Goals, but also the free video game download, too!

Want to help us get there? Share the link to the campaign with at least one friend who you think will enjoy learning about this horror comic epic we're offering by giving them this link:

www.TalesOfMrRhee.com

After all, we all know someone who loves THE CROW and would love to get this art print along with the RHEE books and all the other goodies, right?

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

P.S -- Let's be the first ever Kickstarter campaign to give backers a free video game, too!

Let's be the first ever comic book Kickstarter to give backers a free video game, too!

Happy Halloween! Treat details inside!
over 1 year ago – Tue, Nov 02, 2021 at 10:05:00 PM

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Thanks to all of you we have passed 20K in the first 10 days on the campaign, and as a result I've been given the blessing of our publisher Source Point Press to officially go ahead on a special Halloween Treat for all of you:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Every TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE is now being automatically upgraded to a *KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE* Deluxe Hardcover Edition of the book... for FREE!

You asked and we listened, friends! The TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE is now going to be upgraded to a *Kickstarter Exclusive* hardcover edition! This means that the only way to get the limited edition hardcover of this massive 550-page book will be via this campaign!


After the campaign ends, the hardcover editions of the OMNIBUS will be made print-to-order and never released in this format again, making it a special Halloween treat from me to you and a "thank you" for backing this campaign.

"What if I already have the first four volumes?"

I'm big on not trying to "double-dip" on my readers, which is why I went ahead and made the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE worthy of picking-up even if you already have the first four books. Aside from that amazing cover by James O'Barr (creator of THE CROW), I also went ahead and had the whole first volume of TALES OF MR. RHEE recolored to match Volumes Two, Three, and Four. Those of you who've already read RHEEv1 know that RHEEv1 was originally published both online and then later in print in grayscales so that it had an old-school "film noir" vibe... but now that we're collecting all four volumes in one massive book which will be the only way to get the first four volumes moving forward, I wanted to make sure there was a visually consistency to the stories. 

Furthermore, after the campaign ends, when the TALES OF MR. RHEE OMNIBUS: ACT ONE is made available in book stores and comic shops, it will only be in a softcover "compendium" format. The only way to get this big ol' hardcover edition is through this campaign.

And, hey, who knows... depending how the campaign goes, maybe if we unlock the video game and need to add another Stretch Goal or two, maybe we can even upgrade the Hardcover Edition of the OMNIBUS a bit more!

So, if you want to treat yourself to the "fancy" edition of the OMNIBUS, I'd recommend pledging at the "Both Books" level for the special bundled price, friends.

OK... that being said, again, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I'm not off for the last day of Cherry Capital Comic Con, but I gotta get my Halloween costume on first. I wonder what it will be...

(Hint: Keep an eye on my Instagram and/or Facebook to see pics later today!)

Thanks again, everyone! You rock! HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Now, let's unlock that James O'Barr print for Stretch Goal #8!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Number Seven (as The Crow Flies) and an Upcoming Treat (on Halloween)
over 1 year ago – Sun, Oct 31, 2021 at 06:54:12 AM

Stretch Goal #7 has been unlocked! The print comic is now yours!

Hey all!

I'm writing this from Cherry Capital Comic Con in Traverse City, Michigan, and gearing-up for a big day that includes a panel with Tony Schiavone about our wrestling graphic novel BUTTS IN SEATS: THE TONY SCHIAVONE STORY as well as the GARY REED AWARD ceremony, where our esteemed editor of both that book and TALES OF MR. RHEE Volume 5  the amazing Drena Jo is one of the four finalists for the award.

That being said, I cannot let the night pass without taking a moment to celebrate with all of you: We've blown past $19,666 (and even now 20K as I type this), unlocking the SEVENTH Stretch Goal, and upgrading the two bonus stories to a *Kickstarter Exclusive* print edition bonus comic! The two TALES OF MR. RHEE stories in this comic illustrated by Senk Chhour (NIGHTMARE WORLD) and Austin McKinley (RHEEv5)will provide some exciting (and at time horrifying) insight to motivations of No More Hope, the rock band antagonists of RHEEv5. Keep in mind that this print bonus comic is *Kickstarter Exclusive* and will not be available in stores or anywhere else after this campaign... so plan accordingly and make sure your pledge includes the Stretch Goal if you want this, as well as the sticker and the *Kickstarter Exclusive* double-signed and headsketched book plate.

Oh, and speaking of Stretch Goals...

We are now into the Round Three James O'Barr Stretch Goals!

I legit cannot believe I'm typing this into about 10 days into the campaign, but we are now into the Round Three Stretch Goals, which is where we now begin unlocking James O'Barr extras. Check it out:

A print of TALES OF MR. RHEE illustrated and signed by THE CROW creator James O'Barr?!? Let's do it!

As I type this we're already closing in on the first Round Three Stretch Goals, which will get every Stretch Goal eligible backer a *Kickstarter Exclusive* print of that amazing OMNIBUS cover hand-painted by James O'Barr , creator of THE CROW. Should we keep unlocking the Stretch Goals, I'll then signed the prints... and James has then graciously agreed to sign them too!

Given how big of an influence THE CROW was (and remains) to on RHEE, this is an incredible honor for me, and I look forward to being able to unlock the double-signed version of this print for all of us!

Then, of course, we unlock the free TALES OF MR. RHEE video game. Yes... RHEE-ly. 

To help us continue to get there -- and get you all more free bonuses and upgrades -- please share this link with friends who may be interested in this Cthulhu noir horror comic series and would like to get all these amazing *Kickstarter Exclusive* bonuses and upgrades, too:

www.TalesOfMrRhee.com

Finally, Sunday is Halloween... so keep an eye on my Instagram and Facebook (for starters) for an announcement about a special Halloween Treat concerning a gift to all of you from me and Source Point Press in this campaign!

See you soon! Thanks again! Keep sharing!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning

Stretch Goal #6 unlocked! That's TWO Bonus Stories!
over 1 year ago – Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 07:17:45 PM

The sharing is working, friends!

A few hours ago we just unlocked the SIXTH Stretch Goal, unlocking a digital edition of the second *Kickstarter Exclusive* Bonus Story... and this is a RHEE-ly special one, friends. Seriously.

"It's A Long Way to the Top" is the first time I've ever collaborated with an artist to write a short story in the old-school "Marvel Method," which, for the uninitiated, goes like this:

  •  Austin McKinley and I discussed a loose plot for a bonus story about the background of the band No More Hope from RHEEv5 (non-spoiler: they're the ones who want to re-summon Cthulhu)
  • Austin then drew the whole story, laying it out visually with no script past our discussion
  • I was then given the final pages to write dialogue and narration for accordingly

Here's a non-spoiler sample page he presented to me as an example:

In "It's a Long Way to the Top," Cthulhu is up to his old tricks again...

So, for those of you keeping track at home, all Stretch Goal eligible pledge levels now include:

  • A free TALES OF MR. RHEE sticker
  • A double-signed *Kickstarter Exclusive* TALES OF MR. RHEE bookplate
  • Every bookplate now includes a remark headsketch by RHEEv5 illustrator Austin McKinley
  •  TALES OF MR. RHEE Digital Bonus Comic Story #1: "Friends in Low Places" illustrated by Senk Chhour 
  •  TALES OF MR. RHEE Digital Bonus Comic Story #2: "It's a Long Way to the Top" illustrated by Austin McKinley

The next Stretch Goal will be including both these stories (along with a few more extras, I imagine, in a PRINT *Kickstarter Exclusive* Bonus Comic... and after that we then move into the Round Three Stretch Goals, which all revolve around a James O'Barr signed TALES OF MR. RHEE print!

Oh, and then we move towards the free TALES OF MR. RHEE: "Punch All Monsters" video game. Yes... RHEE-ly!

ALL OF THIS IS THANKS TO YOU.

Seriously, friends... your passion and enthusiasm for this project, and most importantly, your sharing of the campaign with your horror-loving friends is what's unlocking all these free Stretch Goal upgrades. If you don't mind, continue to share this link directly with people who may be interested in adding some great horror noir Cthulhu Mythos comics to their life -- with FREE U.S. SHIPPING and SIX STRETCH GOALS AND COUNTING to boot:

www.TalesOfMrRhee.com

Thanks again, everyone. Truly. I am so grateful to all of you, and I look forward to continue to paying it forward to all of you as this campaign continues... so let's keep this amazing momentum going together!

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning