The Peacekeepers 1 & 2

Created by Rylend Grant

A 64-page lover letter to dark, quirky crime dramas like FARGO and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN from the Ringo Award-winning creator of Action Lab's ABERRANT & BANJAX.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Quick Note & A Quick Plug!
2 days ago – Tue, Mar 02, 2021 at 11:50:25 AM

Hey all,

Quick note and quick plug for you today:


ALL packages have been sent out as of today/the campaign has been 100% fullfilled. If you have yet to receive your goodies, they are speeding your way. Let me know if there are any bumps along the way. I'm here to help.


You guys absolutely have to check out CHRONICLES OF THE IMMORTAL SWORDSMEN #1 from my friend Peter Shiao/the gang over at Immortal Studios.

This is the 2nd book in the Immortal Storyverse. A lot of you probably remember their first effort - THE ADEPT - from last year. This time, they offer a blend of ancient and future, their take on a cross between Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and The Matrix. Written by Peter Shiao, with art by Gabe Sapienza, colors by Irma Kniivila and letters by Deron Bennett, the double-sized first issue follows Phil Du, a young man whose heroic reawakening into an ancient order of supernatural warriors coincides with a new civil war and a cataclysmic occurrence known as The Reckoning.


Talk soon!


Comics are landing! And where to find your prints and cards!
3 days ago – Mon, Mar 01, 2021 at 08:38:17 AM

Hey all,

Just a quick check in here. It looks like the first wave of packages are landing. I've received some really thoughtful messages from some of you. A sincere thank you for all the love.

Thoughtful backer message #5


If you're having trouble finding your print/trading cards, look behind your comic/inside the bag and board. If you ordered mutliple comics, your print/cards will be in the bag with the REGULAR version of the cover. If you didn't order the regular version of the comic, the cards/print will be in with your chosen variant cover.

Hopefully that all makes sense.


Don't forget to show those comics off on social media! (tag me @rylendgrant)! Again, the bar was set REALLY high last time with THE JUMP, so COME HEAVY!

This pro wrestler REALLY seems to like his comic! How about you?

I'll choose a few of the best of the best to receive something very special!

Thanks so much again for helping to bring this book to life!

Talk soon!


7 days ago – Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 07:55:33 PM

Hey all,

Quick update here...

All of the digital rewards went out today!

That means you can now go to Backerkit and download the digital version of THE PEACEKEEPERS 1 & 2... the scripts and artists files are there too... You should have an email now from Backerkit telling you how to access everything. If it doesn't come/you can't find it, you should be able to grab everything by going to and inputing your email addy there.

Let me know if you have any trouble.


In fact, we are about 3/4 of the way through everything... the lion's share of you recived tracking info last night via Backerkit. The rest of you - those with more complex/ala carte orders and the international folks where a little extra attention/care is needed - your packages will hit the post office here by the end of the week.


When you receive your books, share a picture of yourself (or your dog... or your BAD ASS baby) with it on social media and tag me in it (see links below)! Once all of the shipping dust has settled, I'll pick a couple of you and send something very special for your trouble.

TWITTER: @rylendgrant

INSTAGRAM: @rylendgrant

Get creative with this shit, huh? But beware... the bar has been set REALLY high:


Let me say in closing, that it's been a real pleasure bringing you guys THE PEACEKEEPERS. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed making it. And I sincerely hope you'll consider joining us for our next truly epic Kickstarter dance... Issue 2 of our bad ass, critical darling, astral projection thriller THE JUMP. Issue 2 will be here on Kickstarter in LATE MARCH, so WATCH THIS SPACE for more info.

Please let me know if you have ANY trouble with your packages or with your downloads. I'm always here to help!

Talk soon!



Some very good friends have some wonderful projects live on the platform currently... do yourself a favor and CHECK THEM OUT:

Glarien of White Ash #1

Written by Charlie Stickney, with art by Romina Moranelli, colors by Fin Cramb and letters by Conor Hughes, the 40 Page first issue of Glarien follows the early days of White Ash's most dangerous elf, as told through the eyes of Rachel, a young woman living in 1970's New York City.  Think Red Sonja meets Taxi Driver... but with Elves and demons.

Glarien follows the stories of two women and the different paths they take to overcome life-altering tragedies. Jumping from the elf realm of ancient Alfheim to the gritty streets of New York City circa 1971, two seemingly-unrelated tales will slowly weave together to reveal a critical piece of White Ash's complicated past. Oh, and because Glarien is involved, expect carnage... lots and LOTS of carnage.


SPORES: The Broken Circle OGN

From the creators of Mind Palace and Prom of the Dead comes the next installment of the coming-of-age horror series SPORES: THE BROKEN CIRCLE!

When last we saw the surviving students of the Pineview Academy, they had survived the worst night of their lives, aka Prom Night. Now, just one day later, Erika, Travon and Shauna are on the road looking for safety in an ever-increasingly hostile world. Little do they know that the worst is yet to come as the 'friends' they abandoned the night before are coming for them.

Dave Dwonch (co-creator of the upcoming Dark Horse series Jenny Zero) reunites with Santi Guillen (Mind Palace) to continue the SPORES saga with The Broken Circle, a full-color, 80+ page graphic novel with more twists, turns and betrayal than any teen drama has any right to contain!


Duplicant 1-4: A Dystopian Biopunk Thriller

Duplicant is a chilling original story that's "Minority Report" meets "Repo: The Genetic Opera."It's a thriller about the forces conspiring against the one man who offers hope during a pandemic. That one man is Matt Travers, a scientist who creates duplicate organs that saves humanity from the organ failure contagion - only their high cost forces people into indentured servitude.  In answer to this, a dangerous black market arises which is run by a religious fanatic and Matt's former mentor.


THE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED! Shipping addresses will lock in 48 hours!
16 days ago – Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 03:10:20 PM

Hey all,

Quick update for you here. THE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED and they are GLORIOUS!

Fulfillment will start in earnest tonight. To that end, I will lock shipping addresses via Backerkit in 48 hrs. You'll receive your "last call" message from them momentarily. If your info is already correct and tidy with BK, then do nothing. If you've moved... or worse... if you have yet to fill out your survey, make sure you check in over there. If I don't get a survey from you, then I won't have your address, and if I don't have you address, then you won't get a book. :(

That also means that it's LAST CALL for ala cart additions to your order. If you missed out on anything from the campaign or if you still want to add some rare/signed BANJAX, ABERRANT, or JUMP stuff, you can still get it (and have it shipped with this order) at:

I'll keep you updated here, but it will probably take me a week or two to get through everything. You'll receive shipping notifications/tracking info from Backerkit when your package goes out. Let me know if you have any burning questions otherwise.


The stretch goal "Rylend Grantverse" trading cards came back looking fabulous also and HERE is your reveal... Every physical backer will now receive an ABERRANT Billy Ripken F*ckface card homage, a BANJAX/Steven Seagal's HARD TO KILL Garbage Pail Kid mashup, and a PEACEKEEPERS wanted poster fit:

We had TONS of fun making these... and we really look forward to building out the set with future campaigns. You can get your hands on three additional cards when we return to Kickstarter NEXT MONTH with THE JUMP - Issue 2... so, keep your eyes peeled for that/WATCH THIS SPACE.

Thanks so much again for your support here/helping ot bring this book to life. I look forward to your feedback once this thing is in your hands.

Talk soon!


P.S. Some very dear friends are currently running KS campaign that you simply MUST check out...

Super Best Friend #1

If you were the best friend of the world’s greatest superhero wouldn’t you livestream his every adventure too? Welcome to SUPER BEST FRIEND, an exciting new comic series from Ringo Award nominated writer Jason Inman (Jupiter Jet & Super Soldiers), artist George Kambadais (The Black Ghost & Vampire Diaries) and letterer Taylor Esposito (Jupiter Jet & Beef Bros) that will examine Silver Age comic adventures through a modern lens. Debuting on Kickstarter with a 48-page comic, this is an enthusiastic story about a superhero’s sidekick / companion. Fans of Superman, Booster Gold and Spider-Man will not want to miss out on SUPER BEST FRIEND.


Athena Voltaire and the Terror on the Orient Express

In the knuckle-dusting style of classic pulp adventure comes Athena Voltaire, the globetrotting aviatrix who takes on Nazis, secret societies, zombies, and unspeakable occult creatures! From sunken galleons to haunted mountain-top lairs to hidden jungle temples, our heroine faces peril at every turn as she races to save the world!

Launched online in 2001, the series has earned an Eisner Award nomination, a Russ Manning Award nomination, and three Harvey Award nominations, and has had a publishing home at Ape Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics, and, currently, Action Lab Entertainment.


Duplicant 1-4: A Dystopian Biopunk Thriller

Duplicant is a chilling original story that's "Minority Report" meets "Repo: The Genetic Opera."It's a thriller about the forces conspiring against the one man who offers hope during a pandemic. That one man is Matt Travers, a scientist who creates duplicate organs that saves humanity from the organ failure contagion - only their high cost forces people into indentured servitude.  In answer to this, a dangerous black market arises which is run by a religious fanatic and Matt's former mentor.



A Harvard-educated dandy and his blind, drunk companion are all that stand between the Old West and an Undead Apocalypse. This is the true story of Custer's Last Stand... whatever they taught you in school is bullsh!t.



THE WRITERS BLOCK Podcast is now live on Apple Podcasts!
about 1 month ago – Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 07:41:31 PM

Hey all,

  I just wanted to let you know that writer David Avallone (Drawing Blood, Betty Page, Elvira) and I just brought our crazy comic-creator-hangout podcast, THE WRITERS BLOCK, to Apple Podcasts. You can do us a HUGE favor and SUBSCRIBE NOW.

THE WRITERS BLOCK is weekly post-con-style roundtable romp with some of the most outspoken (yet still employed) creators in comics. Show biz war stories. State of the comic union. Furious debates over ‘80s televisions shows. Great lobster bisque recipes. Something for everybody.

We had an INCREDIBLE  lineup for Season 1... Kevin Eastman, Matt Fraction, Stan Sakai, Amanda Deibert, David F. Walker, Erica Schultz, Christopher Cantwell, John Layman, Taylor Esposito, David Booher, Scott Dunbier, Cecil Castellucci, Sean Lewis, Nancy Collins, Alex Segura, Barbra Dillon, Emily Flake, Lalo Alcaraz, Jason Inman, Ashley Victoria Robinson, David Pepose, Charlie Stickney, Richard Fairgray, Troy Little, Brenda Hickey, HexComix, and Drew Edwards.

Truly a murderers row.

Season 2 is going to be EPIC, so SUBSCRIBE NOW!