Covers for THE SQUIDDER #3!
Cover by templesmith and a Subscription Variant cover by David Stoupakis.
Don’t forget to pre-order your copy from your local comic store!
The Squidder #3 (of 4)
Ben Templesmith (w & a & c)
The Squidder lies broken and battered as the true enemy finally shows it’s face. Can it be killed when a world war couldn’t stop it before? New allies are found and weapons forged. Battle lines are drawn and loyalties tested as the Squidder deals with his past, his old demons and a small group of squiddly rebels who think they actually stand a chance. Also, finally, tentacles! Lots of them. Plus interesting places to put swords.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
The Diamond order number for THE SQUIDDER is JUL140341 and your retailer will know exactly how to take it from there!
SCIOLI & BARBER’S ‘TRANSFORMERS VS. G.I. JOE’ #1 GOES HIGHER THAN THE CONCEPT YOU EXPECTED – WAY HIGHER
By Chris Sims
With the possible exception of those Sailor Moon toys that I dropped two hundred bucks on, Transforrmers vs. G.I. Joe #1 was the most exciting purchase I made last weekend at San Diego’s Comic-Con International. It was pretty much guaranteed to be that way, too — the #0 issue that came out on Free Comic Book Day and set up the ongoing story that Tom Scioli and John Barber would be telling was easily one of my favorite comics of the year so far. It was bright and engaging and weird, in exactly the way that a comic based on taking two toy properties and smashing them together to make one big story should be.
As far as weirdness goes, though, this first issue outstrips it by a long shot, and it does it by taking the high concept that I think we all expected from another Transformers vs. G.I. Joe story and turning it upside down, launching it into an entirely new echelon of strangeness. And it is great.
WRAITH is out in hardcover on July 30th. The book expands on and explores the world of NOS4A2, telling the story of three convicts and a pair of prison guards who run afoul of Charlie Manx, and find themselves fighting for their lives across the fever-dream landscape of Christmasland.
It is not necessary to have read NOS4A2 to enjoy or understand WRAITH, and vice versa. The novel tells one story; the comic tells another. That said, I think fans of one will find a lot to like in the other.
I’ll be doing a signing at the Framingham, MA, Barnes & Noble on August 6th, at 7 PM, to support the book. C’mon by and let me deface your comics! I’m sure there’ll be copies of LOCKE & KEY, HEART-SHAPED BOX, HORNS, and NOS4A2 on hand as well.
I’ll also be in Piccadilliy - that’s right, the United Kingdom - on August 13th, at 6PM, for the Gollancz festival. Sarah Pinborough will be doing an interview with me and I assume I’ll be scribbling my name on books. I imagine this will be my only UK stop of the year. Hope you’ll drop in for it.