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Coulda Been “Alien Spotlight: Nausicaan”

April 24, 2009

NOTE: If you haven’t already, you might want to check my previous post — Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda… Writing Possibilities — before proceeding further with reading the post below.

dtnextgenDuring my tenure as an Editor at IDW Publishing, the opportunity to edit the newly acquired Star Trek license was definitely the highlight — as much as I dug what we accomplished with Transformers while I was there. (Ugh, that last sentence could’ve used an editor.) Star Trek has always been the favorite of my geek-habit “children”. Having the opportunity to contribute to the Star Trek galaxy was — as cliché as it sounds — a dream come true. I felt what we accomplished with Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Space Between, Klingons: Blood Will Tell, Star Trek: Year Four, and Star Trek: Alien Spotlight was something really special. In fact, at one time I was set to contribute as a writer to the Alien Spotlight series, but it didn’t work out. I probably phasered myself in the foot with that one.

After leaving my post as Editor at IDW to pursue the “whimsical” life of a freelance writer I still hoped to keep the dream alive and contribute to the Star Trek galaxy. This included an effort in submitting a few pitches for the second Alien Spotlight series. One of the pitches involved the nasty Nausicaans — which were featured prominently in The Next Generation episode “Tapestry” (Season 6, Episode 15), one of my all-time favorite episodes.

Like most writers know, when you throw pitches and stories up against the wall to see what sticks, a lot of what you’ve entertained ends up falling into a pile on the ground. For whatever reason, for better or worse, the following pitch didn’t stick — but, I wanted to share it nonetheless.

Alien Spotlight: Nausicaan – “A Severed Thread”

Opening scene on two young male Nausicaans, equivalent age to a 10 and 12 year-old—Kier is the younger Nausicaan and Zon is the older of the two. They are in a forest and have come upon a cornered boar-like creature. Zon pushes for his younger brother to take on the creature and slay it with the sword he was just given by their father. Kier balks and Zon calls him a coward—an evaluation that hurts the younger Nausicaan. Two decades later, the two Nausicaan brothers are serving aboard a pirate vessel, and Kier has just received communication that he has a newborn son. Zon teases his younger brother that at least his son will have an uncle to look up to since it is unlikely that Kier will ever amount to his level of superiority. The pirate vessel attacks and boards a merchant transport and the boarding party of outlaws is ruthless as they plunder the cargo and harm the crew. Kier again shows a moment of weakness when he hesitates to finish off one of the transport’s crew—an act that doesn’t go unnoticed by his brother Zon, who belittles his sibling by referring to him as being unworthy of owning their father’s sword. Shortly thereafter, the two Nausicaan brothers, in addition to a third Nausicaan, find themselves at a Bonestell casino where Zon cheats human Starfleet Ensign Corey Zweller. This leads to an eventual fight where Kier, in order to prove to his older brother that he is a worthy Nausicaan, stabs another Starfleet Ensign in the back and through his heart with his sword—Ensign Jean-Luc Picard (ST:TNG “Tapestry”). The Nausicaans are arrested and sent to prison for their crimes. Kier ends up serving fifty years, contemplating the actions which led to his incarceration and the lost opportunity of seeing his own son grow. He is eventually released due in part to an early Nausicaan/Federation treaty brought on by a Nausicaan diplomat—Kier’s own son. Upon his release, the much older Kier travels to Earth and surprises now retired Jean-Luc Picard in his vineyard. Kier apologizes for his actions some fifty years previously, but states that his and his brother’s absence from his son’s life—and the lack their violent influences—may have in fact, led to Kier’s son becoming a diplomat and a new beginning for the Nausicaan and the Federation. Kier then presents his father’s sword to Picard and leaves without saying another word.

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Counting Down To Star Trek

April 8, 2009

startrekcountdowntpbIf I was excited about seeing the new Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams — which is warping onto the big screen next month — then my former colleagues (as well as a few newer individuals that have joined the team since my departure) at IDW publishing have only amped the anticipation with the release of Star Trek: Countdown.

I’ve got a month’s wait — May 8th — for the release of the latest Star Trek flick. I have eagerly awaited the release of each and every Star Trek movie since the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture back in 1979 — three decades ago… Wow! And sure, not every Star Trek film has been exactly stellar, but for the most part they have been enjoyable. And, there’s no denying that the anticipation of each release was always exciting for Trekkies and/or Trekkers like myself.

Now, when I first heard that the eleventh Star Trek movie was going to be a sort of a “re-imagined” or “re-tooled” of the original series featuring such iconic characters as Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Scotty, et al. there was some uneasy concern that they messin’ with the wrong guy’s favorite science fiction franchise. But, the more I saw by means of photos and trailers, and the more I read via web sites such as TrekMovie.com, the more I began to realize that, “Hey, maybe I won’t be heartbroken after all.”

What IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: Countdown — story by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman,  script by Tim Jones & Mike Johnson, and art by David Messina (who I miss receiving regular deliveries of fresh art in my inbox from) — was able to do was cast aside any concerns that I might have had by neatly and smartly tying Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek movie into the already well-established, and heavily ladened with years of canon, continuity. IDW’s Star Trek: Countdown is really as much of a Star Trek: The Next Generation story as much as it is a prequel to the upcoming movie. Yeah, the new movie will have a different “glossier” look than the original series. Yeah, my beloved Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Sulu, Uhura, and Chekov will be played by a cast of fresh faces that would seem to be at home in a United Colors of Benetton ad. But, you know what? It’s still Star Trek.

Thirty days to go — and counting down…

Pirat Tales Available For Download

February 19, 2009

pirattaleseagleoneSo, you say you missed out on getting a copy of and reading the comic book, Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails — created and written by yours truly. Well, avast, ye rattie. Ye be in luck. Issues one and two of Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails is now available for electronic download at Eagle One Media.

Not only that, but Doomed #2, in which I adapted Robert Bloch’s short story Warm Farewell, is also available for download. So, do this humble blogger a solid (or three) and download one (or all three) — and be sure to let me know what you think of ’em.

Below is the official press release…

IDW Publishing and Eagle One Media Join Forces to Give Comic Fans an Innovative New Way to Enjoy IDW’s Unique Library of Titles

(San Diego, CA; February 18, 2009) – IDW Publishing, known for its wide array of comic books and graphic novels, has partnered with Eagle One Media to start a comprehensive backlist on the Web. Featuring a range of books from the Eisner-nominated artist and co-creator of 30 Days of Night, Ben Templesmith, to the Presidential Material: Barack Obama and McCain comics, to work by acclaimed artist Ashley Wood, each title will be available for download as a PDF for a minimal $1.99 fee.

Eagle One Media’s President, Eric Reichert, is excited about this new relationship. “Being able to work in partnership with IDW to make a significant number of their comics available for download to fans worldwide is a great opportunity for us. We’ve simplified the process so that comic fans can easily and quickly download complete PDF-style issues to their computer. They can also print the issues and save them to more than one computer if needed.

“Plus, with a sales price below the printed books, we give fans the opportunity to discover and try out comics which they may not have had access to in the past, in an innovative format. IDW joins our growing list of publishers who have made their comics and graphic novels available in our retail download store at: www.eagleonemedia.com.”

Chris Ryall, IDW’s Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, added “I love seeing our comics expand into areas that allow readers to sample books that are new or unfamiliar to them. Eagle One’s formatting is clean, quick, and easy for anyone who wants to read comics on their computer, and when you consider that you can download an entire issue of the 72-page Doomed magazine for $2, a great value, too.”

This pairing ushers in a brand-new platform for fans to enjoy IDW’s extensive backlist, with titles to appeal to a wide array of fans. Currently available for download are Blood-Stained Sword, Cobb, CVO, D’Airain Aventure, Doomed, Everybody’s Dead, Grumpy Old Monsters, Igor, Lore, Lost & Found, Pirat Tales, Presidential Material, ShadowPlay, Singularity 7, Snaked, and Zombies!: Feast. This already impressive backlist will be frequently updated at Eagleonemedia.com.

Eight To Anticipate In November

September 3, 2008

Alright… I’m back with my monthly look at upcoming products from the Diamond Previews Catalog. (Don’t ask me what happened last month regarding Eight to Anticipate In October.) This month we take a look at titles scheduled items to be released in November as featured in Vol. XVIII, #9. First up…

Gigantic #1 (Dark Horse Comics) — It was a beautiful spring day in downtown San Francisco before a gigantic armored alien appeared from out of nowhere and began smashing things all to hell! Who is this invader? Why is he being attacked by strange alien beings? And why is he so gigantic? A twist on The Truman Show, Gigantic focuses on a brainwashed, alien superhero deposited on Earth to be the spotlight of an intrusive, around-the-clock television program being filmed without his knowledge.

This sounds like an “out there idea” by writer Rick Remender. Giant alien warrior intergalactic reality programing. Kudos to Rick for getting it published. I might have to categorize this concept in the “dammit, why didn’t I think o fit first” file. This Definitely sounds worth checking out.

The Cleaners (Dark Horse Comics) — In the dark tradition of Los Angeles noir, The Cleaners is a terrifying new mystery series about a ragtag team of for-hire trauma-scene cleaners led by ex-surgeon Robert Bellarmine. Contracted with sanitizing some of the nastiest crime and accident scenes in the tri-county L.A. basin, the team battles against what could only be described as the grim, unknowable face of the supernatural. But by focusing on the scientific explanation, no matter how aberrant or extraordinary, they counteract centuries-old superstition to prove things are seldom what they seem . . . In this miniseries, the cleaners crew takes on a series of gruesome tasks starting with a bloodbath that covers an entire neighborhood. This investigation leads them toward uncovering a disturbing mystery involving missing children, which dates back longer than the history of the city itself.

Knowing writer Josh Fialkov the way that I do. This is probably going to be one effed up book — and I mean “effed up” in the best most bloody twisted way.

Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein (Top Cow Productions, Inc.) — Paul Dini’s Jingle Belle comes to Top Cow in a special “Halloween collides with Christmas” one-shot written by Dini and drawn by Stephanie Gladden (Powerpuff Girls, Chowder, Hopster’s Tracks). In years past, Santa has triumphed over a variety of enemies including the Devil himself. Now, St. Nick gets ready to face his greatest challenge ever in Jingle Belle: Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein! Inspired by Mary Shelley’s original novel (sort of), the story of Frankenstein’s monster takes a new twist when he is found by Jingle in the Arctic wastes and “rehabilitated” to fit in with the elves at Santa’s Workshop. All goes well until an ultra-PC city declares Santa Claus taboo and awakens Frankie’s monstrous side in a misguided attempt to help his friend. It’s up to an ailing Santa and a reluctant Jingle Belle to stop their monstrous “apprentice” before he destroys the town and ruins the reputation of Christmas forever! Cover A – Stephanie Gladden. Cover B – Greg Horn.

I’m kicking around my own “Santa Claus Vs.” story right now, so Dini’s got my interest there. Add the fact that I’m a sucker for this style of art, and that I’m very curious to see the Greg Horn cover — I’ll be checking it out.

Lulu & Mitzi Best Laid Plans TPB Vol. 01 (Amaze Ink / Slave Labor Graphics) — Imagine if Lucy and Ethel worked in the world’s oldest profession. Lulu and Mitzy are young, illegal immigrants trying to get by in San Francisco, even if that means pulling every scheme imaginable. It’s a rough and tumble existence filled with wannabe artists, sex workers, low-lifes, and the type of fringe elements that can only exist in San Francisco.

It’s the artwork that first attracted me to this title — kind of reminded me of the artwork on the Monopoly “Chance” and “Community Chest” cards. And then I found out it was about “working girls.” There’s just not enough material out there about the zany world of illegal immigrant prostitutes. Hopefully this title will change all of that.

H.P. Lovecraft’s Nyarlathotep (Boom! Studios) — BOOM! gives horror legend H.P. Lovecraft’s Nyarlathotep new life in this handsome hardcover, featuring illustrations by Chuck BB (Black Metal)! This is a must-have for Lovecraft fans. Lovecraft’s original prose poem is reprinted in its entirety and visually interpreted by one of comics’ most exciting new talents.

I’m not so much an H.P. Lovecraft fan as much as I’m a Chuck BB fan. I mean, I don’t have any original H.P. Lovecraft writings in my possession, but I do have original Chuck BB artwork hanging on my walls. This nifty hardcover will be worth checking out for the art alone.

Dynamite Pilot #1 (Data Red Publishing) — The death of an era begins! The end of the ‘Tens of Tens’ war comes to a violent end as a young man, the Dynamite Pilot, frees his alien civilization from an evil, foreign occupational army. A new comic from the from the creator of Space Sheriff and Happy Space Boy.

I know next to nothing about the title, but I’m intrigued. Delving a little bit deeper by checking out the review of it being a “Staff Pick” and I’m even more intrigued. “What if Hiyao Miyazaki had done Mad Max?” I’m looking forward to checking out this grim and violent tale with a touch of mysticism.

Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1 (IDW Publishing) — The infamous Captain Blacktail and his crew of swashbuckling rats set sail upon the high seas in search of a treasure equal to the ransom of kings upon kings. Many would-be plunderers have set forth to claim the treasure of the Cat O’ Nine Tails-only never to return. A young mouse known as Pip will find his life forever changed as he journeys to uncharted waters on an adventure with Captain Blacktail and the rat crew of the Vile Vermin.

What?! You didn’t think that I wasn’t going to plug my own book, did you? Look, no one has been anticipating the November release of this title more than yours truly — trust me.

Super Real Graphics Presents; The Wolves of Odin (Superrealgraphics.com) — From Lucasfilm artist Grant Gould (Star Wars the Clone Wars online) comes the story of the war between Vikings and werewolves in this debut graphic novella! The rise of Christianity amongst the north-men has frustrated Odin, Father of the Norse Gods. Out of jealousy and anger, he has transformed three of his most loyal berserkers into unstoppable beasts, and set them loose upon his traitorous “followers”. Thor, God of Thunder, takes it upon himself to challenge his father’s madness by aiding a loyal warrior of his own: the viking Tyr. Along with the help of a witch and two strangers, Tyr must face the wolves and realize his own destiny.

I’ve been a fan of Grant Gould’s art since the first time I laid eyes on it online. I met him briefly at San Diego Comic-Con 2008 and informed him that someday I want to work with him. Hopefully it won’t be to long. I dig his art!

IDW Announces Pirat Tales And Pop! Darlings Of America

July 28, 2008

At the IDW Publishing: Ideas and Dreams 2008 panel Saturday morning at the San Diego Comic-Con two titles that I am writing were announced — Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails and Pop! Darlings of America. The announcement was tucked neatly within some other major announcements by IDW publisher Chris Ryall, including the Locke & Key ongoing by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez, Ben Templesmith announcing Welcome to Hoxford, and Darwyn Cooke announcing Richard Stark’s Parker.

Pirat Tales: The Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails is a swashbuckling tale of rats sailing the high seas aboard the vessel the Vile Vermin — under the command of the infamous Captain Blacktail. It’s a classic buccaneer tale featuring the story of a young mouse named Pip who is thrust into the adventure of his lifetime. Pirat Tales is created and written by myself, with fantastic art by Orlando Baez and stunning colors by Juan Mar.

Pop! Darlings of America is a twisted tabloid tale of Tinsel Town featuring three major players — the Pop Star, the Starlet, and the Heiress (you know who we’re eluding to), and the Publicist that keeps the spin on the three ring circus that is Hollywood. Pop! Darlings of America is created and written by Neil Kleid and myself, with Chris Moreno beautifully handling the art and featuring awesome covers by Ragnar.

It’s not every con that I attend that features an announcement from a publisher such as IDW that I have two new comic book series debuting on the horizon. It was a good day.

SDCC Panels I’ll Regret Missing — Saturday

July 16, 2008

It figures… The one day that I would prefer to remain off of the way over crowded show floor than any other really doesn’t have that much panel-wise to entice me — well, other than one panel that I will be sure not to miss. Saturdays at the San Diego International Comic Con have become a juggernaut of a fanboy throng of immense proportions. (Note: I typed “throng” not “thong”. I have no desire to ever see a “fanboy thong”, though I’m sure that it would probably be of immense proportions as well.)

10:15-11:15 Spotlight on Ralph Bakshi On par with such auteurs as Walt Disney, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and art spiegelman, Comic-Con special guest Ralph Bakshi redefined animation and became a hero to countless generations of fans and filmmakers. His name is synonymous with the great tradition of American cartooning. Bakshi is responsible for such memorable films and television shows such as Fritz the Cat (the first X-rated animated feature film), The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse, Spider-Man, Heavy Traffic, Wizards, Cool World, and The Lord of the Rings, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Join Ralph Bakshi for a rare, in-person appearance as he discusses his legendary career. Moderated by Jon M. Gibson and Chris McDonnell, co-authors of Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi, the only book chronicling the career of one of the pioneers of animation. Room 6B

Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards is still one of the movies that has left an impression on me after some thirty-plus years. I’ve wanted to see a Wizards comic book for almost as long. When I was serving as Editor at IDW Publishing I was trying to arrange a discussion with Bakshi’s “people” to see about making it happen. Hell, I want to write the Wizards comic book. I know there was talk of it possibly happening in the past. Maybe this panel will shed some light on whether or not it could happen.

11:00-12:00 IDW Publishing: Ideas and Dreams 2008— IDW publisher Chris Ryall presides over a superstar panel including writer Joe Hill; artists Gabriel Rodriguez (Locke & Key), Ben Templesmith (Welcome to Hoxford), and Darwyn Cooke (announcing a surprise new project and offering up an exclusive signature card available only at this panel); writers Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall), Steve Niles (Epilogue), Rick Remender (Legion of the Supernatural), and David Lapham; actors Shawnee Smith and Ken Foree; IDW special projects editor Scott Dunbier, and others. And they all guarantee at least a few surprise announcements of things to come! Room 3

Alright, here’s one panel that I’m not going to miss. I have it on very good authority that a couple of announcements are of projects very dear to my heart. Though, it will be weird to view an IDW panel from the audience as opposed to being up on stage and behind the table. No special SDCC chocolate for me.

3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Ray Bradbury The legendary science fiction and fantasy author has been a perennial guest at Comic-Con since the first show in 1970. Ray Bradbury talks with interviewer Arnold Kunert about his career and what’s up next. Room 6CDEF

Any opportunity to see and hear Ray Bradbury speak is an opportunity not to be missed. A true master in the craft of writing.

10:00-12:00 World Premiere! Mutant Chronicles Special “work-in-progress” feature film screening hosted by stars Thomas Jane (The Mist), Ron Perlman (Hellboy II), and Devon Aoki (Sin City). This is the first public showing in our hemisphere of this steampunk action-adventure. A disparate squad of former enemy soldiers undertakes a suicide mission deep into the seething heart of the otherworldly mutant scourge bent on human extinction. Unrated, uncut, unreal. Q&A with cast, director Simon Hunter (Lighthouse), and producer Edward R. Pressman (The Crow). Room 6CDEF

This flick looks pretty damn cool — bleak, but pretty damn cool. Though, a ten p.m. screening on a Saturday night when there are numerous parties, drink-ups, and general practices of debauchery happening in and around all of the bars and hotels within the Gaslamp District and general Convention Center area. I don’t think I’ll make it.

That does it for Saturday. One day left to survive… Er, uh… enjoy.

Now In Previews – Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now

March 3, 2008

Another product of note from the current March Previews (issue 234) for items beginning to ship in May 2008 from Diamond Comic Distributor to the direct market…

doctorowfuturistichccover.jpgCory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now HC
Dara Naraghi, James L. Kuhoric, Dan Taylor, J.C. Vaughn (w); Dustin Evans, Paul McCaffrey, Esteve Polls, Daniel Warner, more (a); Paul Pope (c)

Writer and BoingBoing.net co-editor Cory Doctorow has won acclaim for his science-fiction writing as well as his Creative Commons presentation of his material. Now, IDW Publishing is proud to present six standalone stories adapted from Doctorow’s work, each featuring cover art by some of comics’ top talents. Stories collected include: The Locus Award-winning “When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth”; “Anda’s Game”, a story selected for inclusion in the Michael Chabon edited 2005 Best American Short Stories; “Craphound”, a story selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction XVI; “Nimby and the D-Hoppers”, selected for Year’s Best Science Fiction 9; The Hugo-nominated and Locus Award-winning “I Robot”; and the special finale, “After the Siege.”

This special hardcover edition includes a Doctorow-signed and numbered tip-in plate.

*Note: These stories will also be offered digitally through Doctorow’s Creative Commons license.
HC • FC • 144 pages • 6.625” x 10.187” • $24.99 • ISBN: 978-1-60010-172-4

You can find the listing on page 307. The Diamond Order Code is MAR08 3807. Please pop into you local comic book retail shop and order yourself a copy. I believe this will be my first time published in a hardcover edition as opposed to soft cover or paperback.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 In The House

January 14, 2008
corydoctorowfuturistic4.jpgMy comp copies from IDW Publishing of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 showed up in this morning’s mail. I figured that I would go ahead and share with the devoted readers of my blog — well, at least one of you. I’m going to have a little drawing. The prize is one copy of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4, bagged with a board. The winner has there choice if they want me to sign it, or keep it pristine without my signature for a higher resell value on a future eBay auction. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment regarding this post. I will then randomly choose one winner from all of the comments posted before 11:59 PM on Friday January 18, 2008. After contacting the winner and getting a a proper mailing address, I will mail the comic book postage paid.

And, I’ll even throw in a copy of the Ninja Bandito Preview comic book as a bonus! That’s two comic books written by yours truly, with art by Dustin Evans.

Is Issue 4 Of Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here and Now Actually Here And Now?

January 3, 2008

According to the IDW Publishing web site, among their new titles scheduled to be released this week (actually tomorrow due to the holiday earlier this week) is Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4. But, I don’t see it listed on Diamond’s New Release List for this week. So I probably won’t know until tomorrow when I visit my local comic book shop and see first hand whether or not the issue is actually on the shelves. (Not that my local comic book shop will have ordered it, but I’ll drive around and hit up a few others.) It’s been awhile since I had a title that I wrote come out and I’m interested to see the final product.

For those of you that might be late in on the game, Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4 features the comic book adaptation of Cory Doctorow’s story “Nimby and the D-Hoppers” — adapted by yours truly with art by Dustin Evans, and a kick-ass cover by Ben Templesmith.

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If your local comic book shop doesn’t have the title in stock (shame on them), or if you don’t have a local comic book shop, you can order the issue direct from IDW Publishing here. If I knew for sure it was hitting shelves tomorrow I’d really be doing some hype — so be ready for some post-release hype. Thanks for the support.

Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4

October 25, 2007

Honestly, as a comic book writer it’s nice to get the latest copy of Previews (the monthly catalog from Diamond Comics Distributors, Inc. — the comic book distributor, for those of you that don’t live and breath to get to the neighborhood comic book shop on Wednesdays) and see a title that you worked on listed and officially being solicited. As was the case yesterday when I picked up the November edition for titles and products available in January.

So, I want to make sure that you all know about Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now #4. I adapted the Cory Doctorow story Nimby And The D-Hoppers, with art by Dustin Evans, and a cover by Ben Templesmith (see below).

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Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales of the Here and Now #4
Dan Taylor (w); Dustin Evans (a); Ben Templesmith (c)
IDW Publishing continues to bring the stories of acclaimed science-fiction author Cory Doctorow to comics, this time offering up “Nimby and the D-Hoppers.” Night after night, the peaceful serenity of a non-technocratic society is shattered by the chaotic and disruptive arrival of fully automatic, laser-guided, armor-piercing, self-replenishing personal sidearm wielding dimension hoppers. Well, for the once-involved couple of Barry and Sally—enough is enough. With a cover by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night)!
*Retailers: See your order form for a special incentive
FC • $3.99 • 32 pages

Now comes the pitch, people… Please visit your local comic book retailer (if you’re not sure of where your local comic book retailer is located check out www.comicbooklocator.com) and pre-order a copy or two. The important info that you need to know is the Diamond order code, which is:

NOV07 3652

And, of course, the title:

CORY DOCTOROWS FUTURISTIC TALES HERE AND NOW #4

Be sure to pick up a copy in January. (I’ll be reminding you.) I thank you, and my mom thanks you.