Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Coming up NEXT
Being approved to print this week is volume one of the COMPLEAT JOHN BYRNE'S NEXT MEN. This book, released in the early '90s, was one of the best things John's ever done, I think. When it came out, much of the industry was imploding under forced gimmicks and contrived marketing hooks, but John just did what he does so well, provided solid superheroic entertainment. I've long wanted to see these comics back in print, so it's great to be able to actually facilitate that.
The first volume, presented "Essentials"-style, will be over 450 pages of story and art for $19.99. Coming this May, it'll include the complete 2112 graphic novel (sorry, Rush fans, that's not a story about a guy who discovers a guitar in a post-apocalyptic world), the kick-off 0 issue, and another dozen or so issues of the series (including MIV back-up strips), too, all showcasing John's amazing detailed line-art.
And yes, I DO plan to stay on John to do some new NM tales amidst all his many STAR TREK plans with us...