Daniel Lanciana has created a Kickstarter to bring his 240-page hardcover tome on Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! to the masses. He's currently halfway to his goal of $25,000, with 20 days left to go. We'd heard about this project a week ago, but were concerned about giving it attention, since it was sure to activate Nintendo's ever-ready lawyers.

"Haha. I want to activate their attorneys because at least I'll know where I stand! Plus it's currently at the proposal stage, so 'no harm no foul'," Lanciana told us. "The passion behind the project was to print myself a copy, which I've done. Getting it to a wider audience would be great, but if it's crushed by Nintendo I won't mind at all as I would have given it my best shot."

Asked how the project was coming along otherwise, he told us the community has been overwhelmingly supportive and it looks like he'll hit the funding goal.

"The decision to make the book was just something I'm kinda compelled to do. I have a knack for finding, absorbing and simplifying info on any topic that interests me...and there's a lot that interests me. Applying that information to a beautifully designed book makes it meaningful and gives closure."

We wish Daniel all the best, as the lawyers should be contacting him in 3...2...1...

[Thanks Eric!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.