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    The Adept by Immortal Comics

    Please support THE ADEPT Kickstarter

    I’m serving as the ‘Action Choreographer’ for a new graphic novel called The Adept, the first project from Immortal Studios. Our Kickstarter just launched today and we’d be grateful for your support.



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    Kickstarter goal met

    We met our $10K goal within 4 hours putting us in the top 3% of Kickstarter fundraisers.

    There are more pics below but you can see them all better on our Kickstarter page.

    ·Entertainment·June 15, 2020·1 min read
    New ‘Wuxia’ Studio Unveils Their First Kung-Fu Comic Series Led By a Chinese American Heroine




    A new entertainment studio that focuses on authentic martial arts culture has unveiled their first comic book series: “The Adept”.
    “The Adept” is an original story from entrepreneur, producer and activist Peter Shiao, written by Tasha Huo and Charlie Stickney with art done by Yishan Li.

    The series, which has seen an exciting reception on their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, has a 42-page first issue that follows the quest of Amy, a Chinese American who escapes an abusive home to master an ancient and rare martial art, preparing for the day when she returns home to face an unspeakable evil.

    The new comic series is one of the most recent unveils by up-and-coming Immortal Studios which was founded by CEO Shiao. Immortal is gearing to become the premier entertainment studio of an interconnected “wuxia” universe of authentic and cultural martial arts stories. Wuxia is the fantasy genre that comes from Eastern culture and has permeated Western entertainment for decades without being named — blockbuster films like “The Matrix”, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Kung Fu Hustle” and “IP Man” are just a few iconic films that belong to this genre.

    Dive deeper into “The Adept” on Kickstarter and prepare for a coming universe of authentic Eastern cultural stories.
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    The Beat's crowdfunding round-up

    Comics Crowdfunding Round-Up: THE ADEPT, GUTTERSPAWN, and 3 more campaigns we love
    Plus, A MORE GRACEFUL SHABOOM.


    By Josh Hilgenberg -06/19/2020 1:00

    Welcome to The Beat’s crowdfunding round-up: a collection of some of our favorite campaigns from the week including one-shots, on-goings, anthologies and everything in-between! This week, we’re checking out the kung fu adventure, The Adept, a kids’ book featuring a non-binary main character, A More Graceful Shaboom, and more.

    Let’s get started!

    The Adept



    Creators: Tasha Huo (writer), Charlie Stickney (writer), Yishan Li (artist), Gabriela Downie (letterer) Gene Ching (Action Choreographer), Conor Hughes (Action Layouts)
    Goal: $10,000
    End date: July 15, 2020
    Goodies: A digital copy runs $5, physical editions are $17, while higher tiers include pins, variants, and unique swag.

    A young woman with a broken past. The Shaolin Master that visits her dreams. A modern story of transformation and kung fu.

    The Adept is the brainchild of Immortal Studios CEO & Founder, Peter Shiao, and adapted by Huo, Stickney, Li, and Downie, with Ching providing his knowledge of Kung Fu, and Hughes adding layout assistance. Over 42 pages, this first issue in what’s planned to be a limited series will introduce Amy, a young Chinese-American who’s lost her purpose and decides to come home – but is quickly swept into a Kung Fu story of the ages when she witnesses a kidnapping and is called to action. It’s an enticing story I can’t do justice – but fourteen preview pages of Li’s art will. Check those out on The Adept official campaign page.

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    The Marvel of Kung Fu



    This Asian American Female Superhero Comic Wants to be the Marvel of Kung Fu
    "The Adept" is an impressive start for big-dreaming Immortal Studios
    By ADAN KOHNHORST 1 day ago

    Home > Daily Drip > This Asian American Female Superhero Comic Wants to be the Marvel of Kung Fu
    The Adept is a stunning and heartfelt ode to kung fu lore.

    Starring Amy, a young Chinese-American who runs away from an abusive home, it promises Shaolin mythology, classic comic book action, and a modern setting with real-world themes. On a Kickstarter for The Adept, a 14-page preview chapter gives us a look at the superhuman powers of martial arts that Amy obtains after training with a mysterious master in her dreams.

    The title is the first project from Immortal Studios, and the beginning of an interconnected content universe built around wuxia, the genre of kung fu heroics that inspired films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Artist Yishan Li breathes life into characters and writing by Tasha Huo and Charles Stickney, in an original story from Immortal Studios Founder Peter Shiao.

    From the first peek, The Adept looks very exciting – the preview chapter manages to squeeze in evil conspiracies, sisterhood, and plenty of not-for-kids kung fu ass-kicking.

    One thing that stands out about The Adept is the attention to detail when it comes to Chinese martial arts. Not surprising, as the production enlists the help of Gene Ching, 32nd generation layman disciple of the Shaolin Temple, and the publisher behind the niche (but fondly remembered) Kung Fu Tai Chi magazine. Generic physical combat is swapped out for authentic Shaolin techniques, giving the comic the feel of a kung fu movie, and honestly putting the Iron Fist to shame.

    Maybe most exciting is the idea that the series will blossom out into a full-on Marvel-style interconnected universe of stories from Immortal Studios. But for now, consider backing the project on Kickstarter.
    Our Kickstarter reached its goal in the first 4 hours. But we can do even more with more donations, and we aren't even halfway through the Kickstarter yet.
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    Martial Artist Q&A: Gene Ching

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    Move of the Day: Ding Bu with Gene Ching

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    Our newest web article

    Awaken the Hero. READ Peter Shiao on The Adept from Immortal Comics by Gene Ching

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    20 hours to go on our Kickstarter

    The Adept Kickstarter campaign

    We've already tripled our goal with 1K+ supporters. If you haven't signed up, this is your last chance to get exclusive cool gear.
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    CBR gave me a mention in the subtitle

    No one ever mentions the choreographer. We're usually the 2nd unit.

    EXCLUSIVE: Comic Book Newcomer Immortal Debuts Cover Art for Flagship Title, The Adept
    CBR presents an exclusive reveal of the cover for The Adept #1, by Tasha Huo, Charlie Stickney, Peter Shiao, Yishan Li, Gene Ching and Deron Bennett.

    BY JON ARVEDON
    8 HOURS AGO



    Immortal Studios, a brand-new content studio for contemporary Wuxia entertainment, has provided CBR with an exclusive first look at the cover art for Issue #1 of its debut series, The Adept, by Tasha Huo, Charlie Stickney, Peter Shiao, Yishan Li, Gene Ching and Deron Bennett.

    "I was raised on my father’s stories, drawn from thousands of years of martial arts, hero and fantasy storytelling," co-writer and Immortal founder and CEO Peter Shiao said in a statement. "These stories have not only enthralled Chinese audiences, they have inspired some of Hollywood’s top franchises, from Avengers and Star Wars to Kill Bill and John Wick. Strangely, there is no home for this timeless genre, and we are here to change that with a few new things. First, an interconnected storyverse of characters and stories all set in the modern world but grounded in Wuxia, second, a diverse range of titles that will bring together the various influences of the genre from more grounded, authentic tales all the way to fantastical immortals, all under one roof, and last but not least, an opportunity to authentically represent Asian faces and culture in an empowering way for the world. Our goal is to awaken the hero in everyone."

    The exclusive cover art, as well as some previous pages for The Adept #1, are below:

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    #AwakenYourHeroChallenge

    The #AwakenYourHeroChallenge is happening on Twitter, Facebook & TikTok.

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    Invest in IMMORTAL

    Tell 'em Gene sent ya.

    Invest in Immortal Studios
    Creating the next Marvel with a martial arts fantasy universe of comics and more

    IMMORTAL-STUDIOS.COMLOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

    The Martial Arts Fantasy genre (Wuxia) has been around for thousands of years, yet it does not have a dedicated global home. We are here to change that - with a vision to modernize and elevate it - ultimate, to Awaken the Hero in Everyone.
    Peter Shiao Founder & CEO @ Immortal Studios
    FRIENDS INVEST FIRST

    Public Launch Nov 10 @ 8AM EST

    Payment processed on investment. Immortal Studios must raise $150,000 to get funded. Wefunder Portal LLC can refund upon request while funds are in escrow.

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    Why you may want to invest in us...
    1 Building a martial arts fantasy universe to become the next Marvel
    2 Exclusive rights to the 60+ IP library of top Wuxia creator Shiao Yi with 30+ films/tv produced
    3 Funded first comic book in 3 hours on Kickstarter with proven product-market fit
    4 Sales of $35K in 1st Kickstarter campaign; additional $40K expected by year end from 2nd campaign
    5 Founding team includes veterans from Marvel, DC, Shaolin Temple and Hollywood studios
    6 Hollywood is hungry for genre IP based offerings with comparable deals with 9-10 digit exits
    7 Proved out comic-first engagement model for safe, cost-effective, and exponential value creation
    8 Focused on large global market that includes US and China
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