Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly’s Saucer Country has followed a rocky road — or would that be turbulent flight? — to publication over the years, starting out at Vertigo in 2012 before returning at IDW in 2017 for a new miniseries, Saucer State, that was never finished.
But now Saucer Country is back — Cornell and Kelly have teamed with Syzygy Publishing to kick off a crowdfunding campaign on Zoop that will fund publication of not only the final chapter of their story, but also a complete collection of the entire tale. The creators are looking to raise $20,000 to bring the saucer in for a landing.
“This project is so close to my heart,” Cornell said on his blog. “And this is my first crowdfunding campaign, which makes me extremely nervous. So please take a look and see if you’d like to help. As you’ll see from the page, we’re well on course to deliver exactly what we’re offering pretty swiftly once we’re funded. Zoop have successfully landed many such campaigns, which is why I went with them.
For $60, you can get a print copy of The Complete Saucer Country, which includes the Vertigo issues, the Saucer State miniseries IDW published, the new final chapter and the prologue story that appeared in Vertigo’s Strange Adventures anthology. Or you can opt for the digital package, which will cost you $20 for all that as a PDF. And if you already own the previously published materials, they’re also offering digital or print copies of just the new material. Additional tiers offer signed copies, original art and more.
If you aren’t familiar with the story, Saucer Country is about politician and alien abductee Arcadia Alvarado. She’s the governor of New Mexico and a candidate for president, and as she engages in her campaign she’s also trying to solce the mystery behind her abduction, which she only partly remembers. The series looks at the mythology behind UFO sightings and abductions, as well as American politics.
Find out more about the series and the campaign on the Zoop site.