Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon recently celebrated a big anniversary at SXSW and now you can help continue the story of Leslie Vernon via a crowdfunding campaign for an eight-part comic book series called Before the Mask: The Return of Leslie Vernon.

Check out official details and cover art below, and to learn more, visit Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon on Indiegogo.

"You've been dying to know what happened to Leslie Vernon after you saw him pop back up in the morgue during the end credits of Behind the Mask and here's your chance! The screenplay for our sequel, Before the Mask: the Return of Leslie Vernon is being transposed into a comic series and we are ready to unleash it on you, our fans!

The number of 1st edition 1st printing issues will be limited to the number of pre-orders via this campaign ONLY (exception of a handful to cast/crew/family/friends).

The comics will be illustrated by artist Nathan Thomas Milliner who created a beautiful limited edition piece several years back that we previously sold through our B4TM webstore (see photo gallery)! We want to release all 8 issues in this series (this cover art is a working draft) and this funding campaign is the catalyst for upcoming projects...

All issues will be shipped with backing in a protective plastic sleeve.

What We Need & What You Get

Our initial goal is $18,000. This covers the costs for the first 3 issues.

We have a TON of perks! Not just the comics, either. We're offering autographed copies of the issues, posters, shirts and best of all the opportunity to have a character named after you in an upcoming issue!

The Impact

When we attempted to fund our sequel a few years ago, we heard you loud and clear. You want us to #BringLeslieBack! We want to make it happen just as badly as you do. This comic series is a vital stepping stone because it illustrates (literally) the vision for the movie while also proving the demand (assuming it sells!). Leveraging the movie's 10th anniversary year is super important because there won't be another chance like this to build momentum towards another film."

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