THE JUMP 1-2 from Ringo Award-winner Rylend Grant

Created by Rylend Grant

A kick-you-in-the-teeth paranoid thriller set in the world of astral projection from the creator of Action Lab's ABERRANT and BANJAX.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Comics are here! Shipping has started!
almost 3 years ago – Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:17:27 AM

Hey Jumpers,

Great news! The comics/stretch goal goodies have arrived!

And everything looks rightly SPECTACULAR!

The highlight, by far, is the STARBURST FOIL MIGNOLA-TRIBUTE VARIANT of THE JUMP #1. Check out the images/video below. This one is a straight STUNNER:

There are still a few of these left in the BACKERKIT SHOP (it's limited to just 35 signed/numbered copies). If you want to head over there now, I can make sure it ships with your current order (if Backerkit charges you shipping, I'll refund it immediately). CHECK IT HERE if you're inclined!

Anyway, shipping started in earnest last night, so keep your eyes peeled for tracking info! All these goodies will be in your hands very soon!

Stay safe out there!


Digital Rewards are out!
about 3 years ago – Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 08:18:30 AM

Hey all,

  All of the digital rewards are out! You should have an email now from Backerkit telling you where/how to access/download everything. If you're missing that message for some reason, you can head over to, enter your email addy, and you'll be able to snag everything there.

Let me know if there are any questions/concerns.

Enjoy the pile of goodness I just sent you! Physical rewards coming soon!


Fulfillment Update
about 3 years ago – Tue, Jul 06, 2021 at 09:02:12 PM

Hey Jumpers,

  I hope the 4th of July weekend treated you all splendidly. Quick update here on the fulfillment front... We had a minor hiccup with our printer that delayed production oh-so-slightly. They are back on track now, however, and we are confident that we will have everything out to you guys this month.

You should all have an "final notice" email in your inbox now from Backerkit confirming your mailing address/shipping info. If your info is up to date there/if your address is fine, do nothing... but if you've moved or if the addy they have on file is wrong, you have about 48 hours to make changes to it. Come Thursday, the shipping addresses will be locked.

I should have all of the digital rewards out to you guys by the end of this week. You'll receive an email from Backerkit letting you know how/where to download everything. Watch this space for updates on that front.

In the meantime, let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I can't wait to get this badass issue in your hands.

Talk soon!


P.S. Two very close comic friends have campaigns brewing right now that you should take a close look at...

The Catch: Trade Paperback Edition

When super-villains like Galactoid, Dron the Conqueror, or Professor Kill are defeated, they're sent to a government maximum security facility. But what about small-timers like Phileas Frost, The Grappler, or the random jump-suited agents of H.A.R.M.? What happens to the bank robbers, jewel thieves, and anonymous henchmen?

They post bail.

And sometimes, they skip town afterward. That's where Lucy Chase comes in.

From Eisner nominee Steve Bryant! CHECK IT OUT HERE!

THE O.Z. #1-2

The prelaunch page is up for one of my absolute favorite Kickstarter comics, THE O.Z. by Ringo-nominee David Pepose.

What if The Hurt Locker took place in The Wizard of Oz? Find out in The O.Z., a thrilling new comic series from Ringo Award-nominated writer David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel) and red-hot new artist Ruben Rojas that transforms a childhood classic into a war story for the ages. Debuting on Kickstarter with a 44-page first chapter, this campaign is dedicated to bringing this action-packed twist on L. Frank Baum’s iconic Oz novels to life. Fans of Mad Max, The Old Guard, and Fables will not want to miss out on The O.Z.


UPDATE: Off to the Printer!
about 3 years ago – Sat, Jun 12, 2021 at 09:23:17 PM

Hey Jumpers,

  Just a quick update... cards have been charged for Backerkit add-ons and the book is headed off to the printer! I don't yet have a concrete return estimate from them as they are pretty backed up at the moment due to some pandemic-related chaos, but I'll check back in with you here as soon as I have some dates. We're still on track at the moment for our original June fullfillment mark. I'll let you know if and when that changes.

Bonus digital content is coming soon! Stay tuned!

Let me know if you need something! Hope all is well!


P.S. My bonkers Tokusatsu joint - SUICIDE JOCKEYS - hits comic shops in AUGUST via Source Point Press. Nine Panel Press is calling it "the action comics event of the year!" GET YOUR PREORDERS IN NOW/PUT IT ON YOUR PULL LIST!

Here's a best-in-the-business preview from Jason Bennett at PopCultHQ if you want more info:

Rylend Grant's SUICIDE JOCKEYS is coming to your local comic shop in August via Source Point Press!
about 3 years ago – Fri, Jun 04, 2021 at 08:44:41 AM

Hey Jumpers,

  I hope this message find you well. I'm writing to let you know that both the regular and "Road House" variant editions of the first issue of my latest and greatest comic book series - a delightfully twisted Tokusatsu action joint, titled SUICIDE JOCKEYS - is available NOW for preorder at your local comic shop. Preorders drive everything, so help a brother out, huh? You can also have it easily shipped directly to your home by ordering online via MIDTOWN COMICS

SUICIDE JOCKEYS will run for 4 issues, so PUT IT ON YOUR PULL LIST!

Check out a best-in-the-business preview from Jason Bennett at PopCultHQ HERE. And peep the official press release from Source Point Press below. Trust me, you're in for quite a ride with this one!

Strap in for tokusatsu action with Suicide Jockeys from screenwriter/Ringo Award-winner Rylend Grant and Source Point Press 

Ten years after a catastrophic mission gone awry, Denver Wallace, leader of the Suicide Jockeys – a poor, usually drunken, almost certainly mentally ill crew of monster-fighting, tank-and-aircraft-piloting suckers – must pick himself up off of the proverbial and literal floors, slap his estranged, desperately-fractured team back together and right what once went wrong.

Creator Rylend Grant describes Suicide Jockeys as diverse cast Tokusatsu for the contemporary action movie fan. It’s essentially Voltron meets The Fast and the Furious… with an extra dollop of heart and soul.

The film comparisons flow freely and easily from Grant, a screenwriter by trade, with a decade’s worth of experience penning smart, character-driven action movies for the likes of JJ Abrams, Ridley Scott, Justin Linn, F. Gary Gray, and John Woo.

Grant reteams here with Artist Davi Leon Dias, Colorist Iwan Joko Triyono, Letterer HdE, and Producer RJ Hendricks (of Rising Spirit Entertainment), all of whom helped bring his Ringo award-winning political action thriller Aberrant to life. Collider recently announced that Aberrant is being developed for television by 24 & Felicity Executive Producer Tony Krantz.

"Brad is our very own Tokusatsu historian/expert. While I work to make sure Suicide Jockeysappeals to a hungry American action movie audience, he’s making sure diehard Tokusatsu fans will have an authentic experience,” says Grant.

Warner and Grant also happen to be ordained Soto Zen Buddhist monks. Grant actually once taught Mike Tyson how to meditate. Warner is the best-selling author of books like Hardcore Zen and Sit Down and Shut Up.

“Our Zen practice is a major influence on Suicide Jockeys. It’s a big, poppy, action thrill ride, obviously… but we’re also wrestling with some of life’s big and hairy existential questions here. We’re just doing it in a fun, heightened way,” says Grant.

Suicide Jockeys will also feature variant covers from Fabio Alves and Edson Ferreira who were both nominated for Ringo awards for their work on Grant’s much lauded superhero noir Banjax. Banjax made a dozen critics ten-best lists in 2019 and was nominated for a total of 4 Ringo Awards including Best Series alongside Bitter Root and Something is Killing the Children.

Source Point Press is a division of Ox Eye Media, publishing books, comics, and graphic novels. Suicide Jockeys #1 will be available in comic shops and online at on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.