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:

25K and Stretch Goal #12 unlocked!
over 2 years 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!
over 2 years 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.
over 2 years 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?
over 2 years 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

Stretch Goal #9 unlocked! And both books are now *KS Exclusive* hardcovers, too!
over 2 years 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:

Thank you. Truly.

Your friend in comics,

Dirk Manning