I don’t ordinarily promote crowd funding as a way of financing writing projects, but Cirsova is, in my opinion, doing it right. Cirsova #1 is on the stands, and gathering some solid reviews. Cirsova #2 is written, the stories and artwork paid for, and the Kickstarter campaign is being used as a platform for pre-sales of the issues and advertising space. So it’s not a matter of paying for something and then hoping it gets produced, it’s a way of ordering a product that is already in production.
I’m not in this one, but I have seen a few of the stories (hey, I’m well-connected) and if you’re interested in old school pulp revival action oriented science fiction and fantasy, I strongly recommend checking it out.