Charm City’s greatest defender — Fist of Justice — returns with his second collection of titanic tales; where he meets a female FOJ and even gets turned into a cartoon. Yep, that’s right, this Fist of Justice story from Digital Webbing continues in a 128 page, full-color, trade paperback collection! Plus they are creating an all-new comic featuring Amy Andrews as the Fist of Justice. Written and illustrated by Mike Imboden and Eduardo Savid. If you haven’t yet caught onto Fist of Justice as of yet, the comic shows Mike and Ed’s love for classic comic book stories. This is a totally retro-style superhero who has been dropped into our current time. The series is kid-friendly but adults will also thoroughly enjoy it as well. If you ever read any comics back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, you’ll feel right at home here in this well-done series
So, just in case you missed the first Kickstarter TP series, and you are wondering just who is this Fist of Justice guy? What’s the big deal? Well, Fist of Justice is a man out of time, a cat with his heart in the right place — a true hero from the 70s awakened in our time. He is Marc Mason former Olympic boxer, and he is the Fist of Justice, defender of Charm City.
A generation ago, Fist of Justice was the super-heroic defender of Charm City until he made a fatal mistake that ended his career. He threw in the towel and was locked away and soon forgotten. But his power — though dormant — did not leave him. Now it has returned and resurrected FOJ — restoring him as defender of a city and facing the new villains of the 21st Century. Along the way, FOJ was reunited with old friends, made new ones and saw how different the world was from when he last saw it. Think about it. Back in the ‘70s, there were no home computers, internet, cell phones, HD wide screen televisions, and a bunch of other stuff.
Changes is the second volume which collects issues #2-6 of Fist of Justice, and continues FOJ’s journey towards reclaiming his life and finding his place in the new world. Of course, nothing’s ever easy; enemies, both old and new, stand in Marc’s way as does the repeated appearance of the enigmatic Professor Mistyk who keeps sending Fist to alternate timelines for reasons that have not been fully made clear to him yet.
Digital Webbing is just Mike and Ed self-publishing Fist of Justice comics under the Digital Webbing banner name. They aren’t even distributed by Diamond. They’re selling their books using the old-school (grass roots?) method of comic conventions until some publishing company likes what they are doing and offers them mass distribution. The funds they are asking for with this Kickstarter, will help allow them to print this new trade paperback collection, printing of the new Fist of Justice #2.5 and all the rewards, plus pay the creative fees, shipping and Kickstarter fees.
This is where Kickstarter comes in. Without Kickstarter, they wouldn’t be able to continue to put out these collected volumes or new stories. They know that fans dig the books, as they tell them all the time, so they are selling directly to their backers! Let them show everyone why they love this character so much!
This project will be funded on Jun 1, 2015.
Robert J. Sodaro has been reviewing comicbooks for some 30 years. During that time, his reviews and articles have appeared in numerous print publications, as well as on the web.