60 years after its inception, Gold Key Comics is very much alive and well. We’re working alongside some of the most talented creators on the planet to deliver what Gold Key has always strived for, compelling stories and amazing art.
Gold Key was resurrected by comic lovers for comic lovers and is ready to reestablish its rightful place in the annals of comic book history. This KICKSTARTER campaign is created for fans of the golden age of horror and the groundbreaking actor Boris Karloff.
Numerous mind-bending projects are the works of the crackpots at Gold Key Comics. The very first of these is a very special offering; a truly horrific delve into madness. It is fitting that the first Gold Key Comic in nearly 50 years, features an old friend. Gold Key is proud to reunite with a true icon of horror, a veteran of stage, screen, and the printed page. His visage is instantly recognized, and his voice induces both joy and fear in children and adults worldwide.
Below is a preview of the Hardcover version of the book
Thanks to an exclusive arrangement with the Boris Karloff estate, GOLD KEY COMICS is proud to reunite with the legendary BORIS KARLOFF, to launch its first title of the modern era: Boris Karloff’s Gold Key Mysteries. A horror anthology, Boris Karloff’s Gold Key Mysteries is packed with ALL NEW stories (no reprints). Titillating tales have been carefully crafted by several of today’s most talented comic creators. You will find this ongoing publication at your local comic shops. However, today, you have an exclusive opportunity to participate in founding this macabre endeavor. Backers of this project will be rewarded with an opportunity to secure a hardcover exclusive Preview Edition of Boris Karloff’s Gold Key Mysteries. Exclusive to this campaign, this Limited Edition will include behind-the-scenes content, production art, and more. This Preview Edition will never be available in this format again.
As per most crowdfunding campaigns, this Kickstarter campaign has some very cool rewards
Every backer will be awarded membership in the “Gold Key Club”. Membership carries exclusive benefits and privileges, including discounts on Gold Key merchandise, early access to news and announcements, the first chance to purchase select new Gold Key exclusives, and more.
To celebrate this historic occasion and to honor early supporters of this project, the names of early backers will be forever memorialized in the Kickstarter Preview Edition of Boris Karloff’s Gold Key Mysteries.
The owners of Gold Key Comics are experienced Comic Book collectors and dealers. You can rest assured that your books and prints will be mailed with extreme care using proper packaging. Please add $25 for International Shipping.
Johnny Dombrowski – Cover Artist (an award-winning illustrator working in New York City)
Michael W. Conrad – An American writer, known for his evocative fiction that has captured the imagination and interest of discerning readers around the world. His imaginative storytelling and tales of mystery and horror can best be seen in his creator-owned graphic novels, Tremor Dose, and Double Walker, through Dark Horse Comics.
Michael has contributed to the legacy of a variety of DC characters through titles such as Wonder Woman, Batgirls, Midnighter, and Doom Patrol, as well as other notable mainstream properties such as X-O Manowar for Valiant, and Bizarre Adventures for Marvel.
Steve Orlando – Has written for every major American comic book publisher. Outside of comics publishing, Orlando has written for and been featured in Epicurious, HELLO MR, as well as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine. In animation, he worked with Man of Action Studios on the fourth season of BEN 10.
Artyom Trakhanov – is a Siberian comic artist and illustrator, currently residing in Belgrade. Starting his career in Western comics as an artist on Undertow with Steve Orlando for Image Comics, he’s been drawing comics passionately ever since: among other smaller things he was an artist on Turncoat (Boom! Studios), The 7 Deadly Sins (TKO Presents) and then First Knife (for Image Comics, once again).
Kelly Williams – has worked drawing on comic books such as BOUNTIFUL GARDEN (mad cave), A LETTER TO JO (top shelf), THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE BRAVE CAPTAIN SUAVE (scout), THE DARK (source point), EERIE, CREEPY (dark horse), and RIVER OF SIN (TKO).
Jok – A writer and artist since 1993. His work has been published in the USA (Scholastic, Capstone, Heavy Metal, Bad Bug, and soon in Image), England (Markosia, David Lloyd´s Aces Weekly), Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Cyprus, Canada, China, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.
Sergey Nazarov – A comics colorist, animator, and game designer.
Craig Hurd-McKenney – A writer and Ignatz Award nominee best known for his self-published Victorian horror series, SOME STRANGE DISTURBANCES.