[October 30, 2017] — T-BIRD & THROTTLE, a new sci-fi superhero comic series, launches today on Kickstarter. T-BIRD & THROTTLE is the creation of writer/artist Josh Howard, best known for his indie cult hit series DEAD@17 (first published by Viper, then Image Comics). DEAD@17 ran from 2003 until its epic conclusion in 2015.

T-BIRD & THROTTLE comes to Kickstarter with its first 48 page double-sized issue. Nearly 20 years in the making, the series follows family man and former astronaut Mitchell Maddox. After a strange encounter on the moon transformed him into something more than human, Maddox was propelled to the status of “super-hero.” Taking the moniker T-BIRD, he used his abilities for the good and protection of the people of Centennial City until the day a terrible tragedy changed everything. T-BIRD & THROTTLE is about a hero’s fall from grace and his subsequent attempt to rebuild his life and raise a daughter in changing times.

Visitors to the campaign will be able to read a free, 16 page introductory prequel comic. Available rewards include a sketchbook chronicling the history & creation of the characters plus a chance to own original artwork and sketches.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity to finally bring this series to life. T-BIRD & THROTTLE is my passion project, and I can’t wait to share it with the world,” said creator Josh Howard.

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To contribute to this Kickstarter campaign, please visit https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1499444798/t-bird-and-throttle-1-a-new-comic-from-creator-jos