Category Archives: Incoming

Incoming: NEMO, THE ROSES OF BERLIN

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Image © Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill.

This came out in March, but I just received some copies. Many people seem to think that Alan Moore has given up writing comics completely, but it’s not so. The “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” series continues with three books about the daughter of the original Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” and “Mysterious Island.” The first, NEMO: HEART OF ICE came out in 2013. It details an expedition to Antarctica that involves a number of lost civilizations and ancient horrors. We’re working on the third now, which will be out next year. ROSES OF BERLIN takes place mostly in World War Two Germany and is full of Nazi-fighting action. I’m proud to be a part of it, including the design work I did on the cover, under Kevin O’Neill’s direction and layouts. The series is available from the publishers Top Shelf (in America) and Knockabout (in England). And if you missed the previous series, CENTURY, you’ll find advertisements there for the collected hardcover edition, cover below, due out in July. Lots of great reading!

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Incoming: FAIREST IN ALL THE LAND

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Image © Bill Willingham and DC Comics, Inc.

I had a great time lettering this. Someone is killing the most beautiful women in Fables, and Cinderella is assigned the task of finding out who. Cindy is an accomplished spy, but perhaps not such a good detective…or is she? Writer Bill Willingham has created a “fair play” mystery, in which all the clues are there if you can catch them, and there’s no cheating, particularly hard in a universe where magic is real! The artist lineup is wide-ranging and full of nice surprises.

Incoming: THE UNWRITTEN Original Graphic Novel

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Image © Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Just arrived today, a project I really enjoyed working on. I’ve been lettering THE UNWRITTEN from the beginning, and Mike and Peter have been constantly teasing readers with glimpses and excerpts from the actual Tommy Taylor novels. THIS is the real thing: a graphic novel adaptation of the first Tommy Taylor novel…plus other story elements long-time readers will find enlightening. Look for it in your area soon!

Incoming: 7 AGAINST CHAOS, SDCC 2013 SOUVENIR BOOK

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Image © The Kilimanjaro Corporation.

This DC hardcover was in the works for quite a long time. Originally meant to be four 48-page issues, it was reformatted as a single story. The art by Paul Chadwick of CONCRETE fame is great, and the story by Harlan Ellison is fine too, lots of space-faring adventure, time travel, and cool ideas. I lettered it, so I may be biased, but if you’re an Ellison or Chadwick fan you’ll want to read this book.

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Image © DC Comics, Inc.

I don’t know how difficult it is to get a copy of the 2013 San Diego Comicon Souvenir Book if you didn’t attend the show, but I imagine there are going to be copies out there. Thought I’d point out the excellent Dave McKean SANDMAN cover, which I have to say I actually like better than Dave’s alternate cover for SANDMAN: OVERTURE #1, out later this year. There’s lots of good reading and art inside, too.