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Oklahoma comic creators seek crowdfunding for space epic

Oklahoma comic creators Jackson Compton and Jerry Bennett seek Kickstarter funds for “Nadir's Zenith.”
by Matthew Price Published: November 1, 2013

Who can save a stalwart defender of outer space? Comic book fans of Oklahoma, if all goes according to plan for two local comic-book creators.

Jackson Compton and Jerry Bennett have turned to Kickstarter to help fund upcoming issues of their sci-fi epic “Nadir's Zenith,” a space opera set 100 years in the future. It follows the adventures of a space cop named John Nadir.

“Mankind has taken to the stars and even established Moon City on the moon,” Compton said of the series. “Corporations have become the world governments.”

Compton and Bennett have published the first three issues of the series, which are available in some local comic stores and online via Comixology.

“Nadir's Zenith” art was among the comic-book art displayed recently in a show at Istvan Gallery. Bennett, a recent guest at the Green Country Comics and Gaming Convention in Tulsa, also recently created a print for the Stan Lee Foundation, a group created by the “Spider-Man” co-creator to promote literacy.

The Kickstarter campaign would fund issues 4 and 5 of “Nadir's Zenith”; the campaign runs through Nov. 13. Compton also hopes the Kickstarter could help fund publication of the trade paperback of the first story arc if certain goals are met.

“We've had some great local success and are always looking for new ways to show our love for the series to the rest of the world, and this was one avenue,” Bennett said.

Writer Compton and artist Bennett have been the creative team for the entire series.

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by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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