Stray, the teen sidekick-turned superhero introduced by Vito Delsante and Sean Izaakse in 2013, is back with a new Kickstarter campaign.
You can help fund Stray Volume 3: Requiem #1 by contributing to the crowdfunding campaign by Nov. 24. This time around artist Marcelo Mueller joins Delsante on the title, while Izaakse provides covers. They also plan to include back-up stories by Daniel R. Faust and Mat Major each issue, focusing on “different Strays in the multiverse.”
If you aren’t familiar with Stray, just think Nightwing in a world where Batman died, with an indie superhero slant. Here’s how Delsante described it to me in a previous interview:
“Stray is Rodney Weller, the former Rottweiler. The Rottweiler was the sidekick of the Doberman, who also happened to be his father. Rodney quite five years ago because of a disagreement with his father, and he went from being a hero to being a…not heroic person,” Delsante said. “After the murder of the Doberman at the hands of Duette (which, I really don’t want to spoil Duette for anyone that hasn’t read the book…it’s worth it, trust me), Rodney comes back to the world of capes and masks, but he decides that he’s going to make his own way and instead of being Rottweiler again…instead of being the new Doberman…he chooses a new path and becomes the Stray.”
On the reward front, you can get a digital copy of the first issue for $5 and a print copy for $10. Note that this campaign is just to fund the first issue of the new series. Other tiers offer variant covers, digital copies of previous Stray stories, T-shirts and more.
You can find more information on the project’s Kickstarter page.