Category Archives: Incoming

Incoming: THE iZOMBIE OMNIBUS

Images © DC Comics

Just arrived here is another giant collection of comics I lettered. iZOMBIE ran for 28 issues from Vertigo, written by Chris Roberson, art by Michael and Laura Allred. I’ve never been a zombie fan, but these stories were interesting and fun, with great writing and art. There’s also some new material. The series became a popular CW TV series that ran five seasons from 2015 to 2019. I think there was already an omnibus under the Vertigo imprint, this version is due out Oct 24, 2023. Order from your comics retailer or use the link below. Retail price $125.

The iZombie Omnibus

Incoming: SANDMAN BOOK SIX Trade Paperback, Netflix Tie-in

Cover art by Dave McKean, images © DC Comics

DC continues to put out Sandman collections in support of the Netflix live-action series. If that series gets to about Season Six, they might reach some of this material. Included are SANDMAN: THE DREAM HUNTERS by Gaiman, adapted by P. Craig Russell, SANDMAN: OVERTURE by Gaiman and J.H. Williams III, and SANDMAN UNIVERSE #1 plotted by Neil, written and drawn by Tom Fowler and Bilquis Evely among others. I think the McKean covers are new. Retail price is $34.99. Due out August 1st. Check with your comics retailer, or there’s an Amazon link below.

Sandman Book Six

Incoming: SANDMAN OVERTURE ABSOLUTE EDITION New Printing

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A new printing of this massive deluxe hardcover has arrived. The only difference I see on the outside from the 2018 printing is the replacement of the Vertigo logo with a DC one. It’s surprising to me that the original series came out ten years ago, it seems more recent, but that happens when you’re old! Written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III, who also did some of the coloring, the rest is by Dave Stewart, lettered by me. Actually a prequel to the Sandman series, so not a bad place to start. Certainly the best printing and paper, not to mention larger size than other editions. Retail price $150. My copies will go on eBay some time in August probably. Amazon link below.

Sandman Overture Absolute Edition

Incoming: THE UNWRITTEN COMPENDIUM ONE

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I no longer keep up with what’s being published, so this is a nice surprise. I thought it was an excellent series, and I enjoyed lettering it. A thoughtful and at times frightening exploration of magic and reality intersecting in the person of Tom Taylor, the inspiration in name for a series of fantasy novels written by his father, but as an adult, Tom is finding out he’s a lot more involved in the magic described in the books than he realized, and it’s coming to destroy him. This new collection contains issues 1-30 plus the graphic novel “Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice,” and goes on sale in mid-June. Check with your comics retailer, or there’s an Amazon link below. Retail price is $59.99.

The Unwritten Compendium One

Incoming: DEAD BOY DETECTIVES new printing

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A new printing of this 2014 series has arrived, no doubt prompted by the upcoming TV series which has now been moved to Netflix. I don’t know how the writers strike might affect that. The series was fun to letter, I always enjoy working with Mark Buckingham. The writing by Toby Litt was also good. The retail price is $29.99, and it’s due out in June. Check with your comics retailer, or there’s an Amazon link below.

Dead Boy Detectives by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham