The Hostage: A Graphic Novel by Sal Abbinanti

Created by Sal Abbinanti

A full-color graphic novel inspired by the culture & religions of Brazil—set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro 🇧🇷

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Exciting news about ATOMIKA
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 04, 2021 at 07:59:39 PM

Big news for the upcoming ATOMIKA Kickstarter! Just like with THE HOSTAGE, we will be offering guest artist lithographs as rewards. 

We're announcing an earlybird special where you will get all guest artist prints along with a signed copy of the ATOMIKA: GOD IS RED Omnibus for $75 USD. We only have 15 of these available, and they will go fast once we officially launch the campaign.

Follow ATOMIKA on Kickstarter and be the first to know when we launch... coming soon...

Thank you for your support!

Announcing ATOMIKA Coming Soon on Kickstarter!
3 months ago – Tue, Nov 02, 2021 at 01:03:04 AM


We're super excited to announce that the ATOMIKA: GOD IS RED Omnibus coming to Kickstarter! You have all been amazing supporters of The Hostage and we would love if you can join us, follow along, and support ATOMIKA. 

Click here to check out our ATOMIKA pre-launch page and follow the project.

And here's what to expect from the ATOMIKA Kickstarter...

God is Red follows ATOMIKA across a 12-issue story arc, as he travels the Soviet Union doing battle with the old mythological gods of Slavic Russia. It was originally published as a series by Mercury Comics. The new ATOMIKA: GOD ID RED Omnibus collects the entire story in a single volume with 350+ pages!

In addition to the complete 12-issue series, The ATOMIKA: God is Red Omnibus includes 75+ pages of all-new art—featuring rare and never-before-seen covers & pin-ups by Tim Bradstreet, Claudio Castellini, Gene Colan, Darwyn Cooke, Glen Fabry, David Mack, Eric Powell, John Romita Sr., Alex Ross, Steve Rude, Bill Sienkiewicz, Michael Turner, and more!

Thank you for your continued support of Mercury Comics and independent art!  

THE HOSTAGE has arrived in our warehouse!
4 months ago – Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 08:52:24 PM

THE HOSTAGE has arrived in our warehouse!

Fresh off the truck, our pallets for THE HOSTAGE

Great news for our backers—we're signing this weekend. We will be packing andshipping everyone's rewards next week. 

You will receive a notification via BackerKit when your order ships—we expect to be shipping by end of next week. 

Thank you for your continued support! Can't wait to share this book with you.

Labor Day Update—Rewards Shipping by the End of the Month!
4 months ago – Tue, Sep 07, 2021 at 03:41:55 AM

Here's a Labor Day update on progress for THE HOSTAGE

  • Great news... all backers will receive their rewards by the end of September! Thank you for your patience as we have been dealing with delays in the global supply chain due to COVID-19 as well as production & labor shortages worldwide
  • The books are here at the dock in the USA—meaning we now have a clear timeline for delivery
  • The books are coming by truck from LA to our warehouse in the midwest. We're expecting to receive the books & prints at our warehouse by 9/15
  • With packaging and shipping times, this means all backers will receive their rewards by the end of September!

Thank you for your continued support—can't wait to share the finished product with you!

Preview of The Hostage Sketchbook
6 months ago – Wed, Aug 04, 2021 at 10:25:49 PM

We've received The Hostage Sketchbook—check it out!

Everyone who pledged for the book (and up) will be receiving this Sketchbook along with their other rewards. More updates to come... thank you for your continued support!