The Power Posse gets ready for its Emerald City Comicon moment

Super Friends meets The Office?

That, in a nutshell, is how Seattle production company Moon Bullet Studios describes its new web series, The Collectibles. The ten-part series will officially debut on Sunday, April 1 as part of Emerald City Comicon in Seattle.

It’s a bit hard to describe The Collectibles, even after viewing the trailer. It’s a bit mock doc, significantly more superheros-meet-corporate-politics, and a lot parody.

Landon Salyer, director of operations and production for Moon Bullet, says part of what makes The Collectibles stand out is that it’s based on a a viewer supported, creator distributed model (not unlike that used by fan-financed video projects). The production’s website lists a fundraising goal of $42,000, of which $2,230 had been achieved as of this writing.

Salyer says The Collectibles will  have a ten episode season, with episodes released weekly, “though our episodes are ten minutes in length each which is about twice as long as the medium standard.”

“We’re aiming to deliver a dense burst of high quality, character driven content on a weekly basis,” he adds, “and we’ve received some amazing support from the Seattle and extended Northwest indie film community.”

The premiere is Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. as part of the 10th anniversary Comicon. Starting Monday, April 2, the series will be online with a new episode each Monday.  Here’s the preview:

Previously on Geekwire: GeekWire Radio: Nerd rock, comic books and Angry Birds

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Landon-Salyer/1066593297 Landon Salyer

    Thanks Frank for this write up. The Collectibles appreciates the attention. Our pilot episode went live today and here is the link: http://youtu.be/NlBJFZCd5ew

    We hope you enjoy it. There is much more to come. New episodes every Monday at http://www.the-collectibles.com

    • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

      Putting superheroes in the real world is one of my weaknesses, so I’m glad the story came my way as I was filling in at GeekWire. Many years ago I wrote a novelette for Analog Science Fiction called “The Missing Pink Elephant Case” about a pseudo-union for superheros with day jobs, the Talent Guild. George R. R. Martin did an even better take in a very different manner of placing superheroes in the real world with his Wild Cards series. And then, of course, slightly later there was Watchmen. A tad darker. To put it mildly. 

      So I’m glad to see The Collectibles, a crowd-funded video effort, provide its own angle on this sub-genre.

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