The Kickstarter For ‘Enforcer: Tough Luck’ Combines Magic And Mobsters Into A Book You Oughtta Be Reading
Over the past few years, Kickstarter has become a great place to find (and fund) some pretty great indie comics. There's just one big problem: If you don't hear about something while it's being funded, then there's a good chance you've missed your shot on not just helping to get a good comic out there, but getting a copy of your own. That's why I'm happy to find out about Enforcer: Tough Luck, the new comic from Brian Funk, Artyom Trakhanov, Ryan Cody and Thomas Mauer.
There are only a few days left in the Kickstarter campaign set to fund the first of five issues, but it's well worth your time to check it out. It's a story of mobsters and magic, and it's got some truly fantastic art.
The story follows a mob enforcer named Bobby Callahan with the pretty awesome power to have good luck in fights --- and only in fights --- dealing with the problems that come from combining magic and organized crime in Meridian City:
Think of it as “Ocean’s Eleven” or “Boondock Saints” in a city where Cthulhu runs the syndicate instead of a gangster like Al Capone. What if New York City wasn’t so much a melting pot as a cauldron, where immigrants brought their ghosts, gods and demons to America? Ancient grudges between supernatural forces are settled on the streets by gangs wielding magic and machine guns; boomsticks and broomsticks.
You had me at "boomsticks and broomsticks."
As of this writing, the Kickstarter campaign is still a little short of its $5,682 goal --- and if that number sounds a little odd, there's a breakdown of where it all goes and a preview with a whole lot more art over at their page --- but you can snag a digital copy of the story for as little as $3.