So, in the end, the OotS kickstarter drive raised $1,254,120 in a month – providing an excellent example that distributing your content on the internet for free, and crowdsourcing funding from your fans is a totally viable business model.
I wouldn’t say that this is the only example, but the sheer scale of this funding drive is likely to inspire other projects to attempt to run via this model. Personally I just find it astounding what you can accomplish via the internet…
Oh, all characters are the property of Rich Burlew, if that wasn’t obvious. (and Cyclops is the property of Marvel Comics.)