February 28, 2018- DARTH VADER #12, LETTER 44 VOL. 6
It's the most exciting week of the year - well, one of them - because we're coming up on Emerald City Comicon! It's one of my favorite shows, out in Seattle, and I do it pretty much every year. This year I'll be at table A11, right next to my Curse Words compatriot Ryan Browne at A12, and we'll be slinging books at you all weekend. For the moment, though, let's talk about what you can get from me in your local comic shop this week - two books: Darth Vader #12 and Letter 44 Vol. 6 (which wraps up that long-running sci-fi series.)
Away we go!
Darth Vader #12 - written by me, art by Giuseppe Camuncoli, colors by David Curiel and letters by Joe Caramagna.
This issue is part two of two of the "Rule of Five" story, which also ends the second volume of the story. It's designed to be sort of a punctuation mark, just as Issue 6 was. This volume has been focused, in part, on Vader finding his place within the larger Empire, and #12 locks that down, to a degree. After this... well, wait and see, but we'll have a little bit of a status quo shift that will allow the book to look at other aspects of Vader's dark, murderous trek through the Star Wars universe. Hope you'll stick around!
And here we have the end of an era - the final volume of my creator-owned scifi series with Oni Press, Letter 44. All issues here drawn by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, who was on the series from Issue 1, all the way back in 2013.
The series came out in floppies, too, and the last issue hit in July of 2017, so some of you already know how it ends. Let's just say that I'm extremely proud of this series and what we accomplished with it - it's the story of a US President who learns on the day of his inauguration about a secret alien presence in our solar system, and tracks his decisions from that point as well as the story of a manned mission sent up to make contact. It's won some awards, and we worked very hard on it - I wouldn't necessarily start with Volume 6 if you haven't been reading the series, but Volume 1 is available right here, and for just $10!
That's it for this week - next week brings... nothing! For the first time in a while, I don't have anything out next week. I'm sure it won't last. In the meantime, check out the page for my upcoming novel THE ORACLE YEAR, pre-order it if you haven't, and see you in Seattle!