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  1.  (10.1)
    William has reminded me that the BLACKGAS Collection is out this week:

    WARREN ELLIS BLACKGAS TP
    ISBN# 1592910459
    Diamond code - SEP073405
    $19.99



    (Not actual cover, I don't think -- but I always really liked this one, so I'm showing it.)
    • CommentAuthorgarcummins
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (10.2)
    Have this ordered. Looking forward to it.
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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007 edited
     (10.3)
    Here's some additional artwork from Blackgas:

    Hardcover edition artwork (cover by Jacen Burrows, color by Greg Waller):

    BLACKGAS hardcover

    flickr set of a few Blackgas interior pages story by Warren Ellis, artwork by Max Fiumara, color by Andrew Dalhouse, plus the trade cover by Burrows with Waller color.
  2.  (10.4)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    The cover you put up is much more of a hook than the final design used for the paperback. That's the thing with Avatar - for some reason their paperbacks rarely have that hook factor that just draws you in.

    Also, why do they feel the need to label the book "trade paperback" on the front? Just one more thing to clutter up the cover.

    Picked it up though, and am looking forward to reading it this weekend.
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      CommentAuthorMark Seifert
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007 edited
     (10.5)
    Also, why do they feel the need to label the book "trade paperback" on the front?

    We got into the habit of marking everything clearly (but relatively unobtrusively, I think) so it's obvious what a given item is when it's being handled through the distro & retail pipeline. Perhaps not always necessary in the case of trades, but that's part of where it comes from. Also, barcodes on everything coming soon, on comics too (on the back cover!), so as the industry adjusts to that perhaps that changes habits too (or perhaps not).

    I really like Jacen's work on trade covers, as I think he does a great job capturing elements from the series on the cover. And of course, he's a great artist.

    You should post some examples of book covers you like in this thread. I'd like to see examples of what's caught your eye recently.
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (10.6)
    I saw a few single issues of this at the comic shop and wanted them but was there to get Doktor Sleepless and Black Summer. I'm glad you've done the TPB- I will be picking this up.
    • CommentAuthorAllen
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2007
     (10.7)
    Gah! This is waiting in my pull box for me. Now to get enough money to afford it! Though maybe this way I will end up with zombies for Christmas.....
  3.  (10.8)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Boom's recent Talent paperback looks great. I guess I prefer the more movie-poster looking cover. The cover in the first post just reaches out and grabs you. The printed cover is drawn well enough, but just feels kind of non-descript and doesn't really stand out in a crowd. If I weren't predisposed to buying the book, I probably wouldn't give the paperback a second look, but that cover in the first post, most definitely. But maybe it's just me.

    One other small thing that maybe only I noticed but, besides telling us that it's a paperback, I noticed that you included the price on the front cover too. For some reason that stood out as odd. I don't know of any other publishers that regularly do this with their paperbacks. DC doesn't, Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, IDW, AiT, Boom, Fantagraphics, Oni, Viper, First Second, Graphitti. I don't mean to rake you over the coals here, but I'm genuinely curious, was there a retailer demand to see the cover price on the front covers of paperbacks?
  4.  (10.9)
    I noticed that you included the price on the front cover too.

    Again, it's just a matter of being in the habit of being clear and obvious, as we do a lot of things that have different covers and different price points on some covers (although obviously, there's not much of that going on with trades specifically).
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (10.10)
    Heh, it's times like this I'm glad my housemate also buys comics. He picked this up on the same day I got my copy of The Black Dossier, so I got to read both in the same weekend. Both excellent, although it was only Blackgas that made me do a double take upon reaching a certain page. Trust me, you'll know which page I'm referring to when you get there. Yeah, that page. Ewwwww ....
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (10.11)
    grr. Somewhere along the line I missed Blackgas 1 #3. Now do i find that somewhere or just buy the tpb? hmm. Anyone spotted a copy of the issue for sale online?
  5.  (10.12)
    Cool! Spotted it in the shops. It'll go on my holiday shopping list.
  6.  (10.13)
    Anyone spotted a copy of the issue for sale online?


    Only in the US. I'd get the trade; it makes for a seamless read from carnage to more carnage.
  7.  (10.14)
    this was one of the only ellis books i was just kinda "meh" on, whish is weird since i love zombies. something just didnt click with me for this story.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (10.15)
    I picked that one up as soon as it arrived at my shop. I didn't get to read it issue by issue but I sat down and read the trade straight through. I'm a fan of zombie books, and that was a really good zombie book. :)
  8.  (10.16)
    And here's Warren fucking plugging his books like this a goddamn flea market. But I've read it and it fucking rocks balls.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (10.17)
    i would like to add that I was disturbed and highly amused by the nurses eatin' the babies at the nursery picture...

    and the fast food workers eating the fat people...
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      CommentAuthorshad0903
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (10.18)
    I picked this one up when it came out in the single issues. I made sure to get the Gore covers, because nothing says loving like raw flesh dripping from the mouths of zombies while they punch through your intestines to grab a second helping.
  9.  (10.19)
    I made sure to get the Gore covers, because nothing says loving like raw flesh dripping from the mouths of zombies while they punch through your intestines to grab a second helping.


    Inclusion of the gore cover artwork in the trade comes courtesy of an inquiry from Attack of the Show's Blair Butler.
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      CommentAuthorRandy74
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2007
     (10.20)
    The new COVER to CRECY that came out today is great, a lot of guys were grabbing it thinking its a sequel and not a reprinting. Only problem with VARIANTS and Alternate covers, sometimes people re-buy the same book by mistake.

    But i did sell a good amount of the new CRECY reprint to soem new folks, even though ive had a good 8-10 CRECYS racked with the GNS in our AVATAR section on the shelves.