Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Invincible Gene Colan...Order Now!

From the blog of my good friend Clifford Meth:

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You're hearing it here first...

Marvel Entertainment will release my 128-pg. THE INVINCIBLE GENE COLAN in February, 2010, a visual biography of one of the most brilliant, sublime and influential comic artists in the history of the genre. Includes observations from Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Neil Gaiman, Walter Simonson, Marv Wolfman, Tom Palmer, Steve Gerber, Tom Spurgeon and John Romita Sr., and beautiful, eye-popping art from the Shadow Master himself.

Aardwolf Publishing will have exclusive signed/numbered copies as well as an extremely limited double-lettered remarqued, book-plated edition (containing a unique Colan sketch). If you want one of these, I urge you to order it immediately. Here’ the details:

* Signed/numbered: $60 plus $5 shipping

* Double-lettered remarqued edition (contains Colan sketch; only 52 will be created): $140 plus $5 shipping

* Special offer: With any order, add another $15 and receive THE UNCANNY DAVE COCKRUM hardcover numbered edition ($40 retail value).

Make checks payable to Aardwolf Publishing and mail to: Aardwolf Publishing, 179-9 Rt. 46 West, Box 252, Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Personally I can't wait for this one to reach my hands - I'm dying to read it. I know what an excellent job Cliff has done with this, it's taken him a while, but that's because it had to be just right. As such there's a lot of blood, sweat and tears in this project and seriously, you need to order this book and read it if only because Gene gets the proceeds. That's right, it all goes to Gene and that's more than a good enough reason to shell out your hard earned.

If you can guess the little bits that I contributed then you'll be doing well - in fact when it comes out I'll defy anyone to tell me where my own humble words are. Unless your name is Clifford Meth you'll not be able to do it.

Until the book hits the shelves you can always read the various tributes to Gene that I collected a while back - always good reading.

1 comment:

Chad Carter said...

Cannot wait, and hope to Dracula I can get a copy.

I've always thought the highest praise I could offer the Dean was that I didn't read a single Batman comic before I discovered his work on the character, and I didn't read Batman after Gene wasn't involved. For me, Gene Colan is the most original, groud-breaking artist who ever stepped foot into the four-color medium, a man and artist devoid of pretense and yet as edgily "experimental" as Steranko or Adams. And Gene's career was probably longer than both combined!