Robotic Gumshoe DEADBOLT on the Case in A.I. PRIVATE EYE

Deadbolt
Credit: Guillermo Villarreal
Credit: Guillermo Villarreal

Press Release

D.A. Price (Grandma vs the Internet, Trigger) and Guillermo Villarreal (Artemis, Millennials) are set to release the first issue of post apocalyptic action/sci-fi comic, Deadbolt, A.I. Private Eye through Kickstarter. If the campaign is successful, the books are set to ship to early backers mid-November and then be available online for purchase.

Credit: Guillermo Villarreal

Deadbolt, A.I. Private Eye is a pulp noir science fiction detective comic series about Deadbolt, a robotic gumshoe, living in Our Lady of the Angels -- a retro-futuristic metropolis where humans and robots live together in turmoil.

The series is an iconic blending of classic 1940s noir film tropes (fedoras, femme fatales, seedy nightclubs, dark alleyways, labyrinthian crime plots) and retro futuristic philosophical science fiction (steam-powered robots, dystopian cities, mind-bending philosophical themes) that is both an action-packed detective story and an existential exploration of what it means to be alive.

Credit: Guillermo Villarreal

Nature Boy is to be a 4-part miniseries about one of Deadbolt's cases. The first issue of Nature Boy follows Deadbolt as he is hired by the Unicorp Central Police Department to solve a case that involves four suitcases full of human body parts.

Who do the body parts belong to? Who's the killer? As Deadbolt investigates, he starts to uncover a vast conspiracy that involves an underground math equation drug ring, a robotic femme fatale working as a "Simulation Girl" at Club Exogenesis, and a connection to his distant past as a war machine for the military during "The Big One.”

Credit: Guillermo Villarreal

The Kickstarter campaign, which officially ends October 30, is to fund the printing and distribution of the first issue of the Nature Boy mini-series. Nature Boy Volume 1 is a 36-page, perfect bound comic with a full color cover and black and white pages.

DEADBOLT: A.I. PRIVATE EYE VOLUME 1 can be preordered via the Kickstarter campaign funding printing and distribution of the first run of issues. - See more at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/594682373/deadbolt-ai-private-eye-a-robot-noir-comic?ref=aiorwm

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