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A Merry Week O’ Tobin Writings: Prepare To Die! (the novel, I mean)

And, it’s Friday. All this week, I’ve been crafting a daily showcase of recently released works by yours truly. These are books that you could be reading for the holidays, or bestowing as gifts to those people you love, tolerate, desperately desire, to those you have picked in the office Secret Santa exchange, to those you are trying to impress, or to those you need to pretentiously prove you’re better by showing them that you read quality literature, while they’re still rolling around in copies of Mr. Tinkles and the Suspicious Stain. Monday was the Colder trade collection. Tuesday was the Plants Vs. Zombies HC. Wednesday was the Eisner-award-winning Bandette, yesterday was the Bionic Woman collection, and today, today… is my highly acclaimed / treasured novel… Prepare To Die, which came out in trade paperback format just a couple months back.

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Prepare To Die is the story of a superhero who, defeated, receives the cliche “Prepare to DIE!” line from his arch-nemesis, but, in my book, he agrees, and is given two weeks to get his life in order and… prepare to die. What happens in those two weeks is the deeper characterization I’ve always wanted to work with in comics, but space never permitted. And you might as well start reading my novels now, because there are more on the way, and you DO want to read my novels now, so that when I’m selling millions of copies you can shrug and tell your friends, “Yeah, Tobin? Been reading his books for years.”

Visit your local bookstores for Prepare To Die, or order it online at the following link.

YES: I WANT TO READ TOBIN’S NOVEL BEFORE MY FRIENDS DO, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH I DO LOVE THEM I STILL FEEL THE NEED TO BE “COOLER” THAN THEY ARE.

And… don’t forget the rest of the week’s Tobin-centric offerings!

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I grew up watching reruns of the Bionic Man, and vastly preferred the Bionic Woman because A): she was prettier, and B): I think she was a better actor than Lee Majors.

Lee Majors

Sorry, Lee… but it’s just true. Anyway… it was a lot of fun to write a romping adventure story starring the Bionic Woman, published by the fine folks at Dynamite Comics. The collection is available at those comic book stores not scheduled for destruction by Godzilla, and from many online distributors.

HERE’S ONE OF THEM:

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What can be said about Bandette? She’s just the devil-may-care best thief in the world. She’s the candy-bar eating adventuress. She’s my all time favorite creation, featuring art by the Eisner award winning cartoonist, Colleen Coover. Bandette has won or stolen the hearts of every one who’s run across her, and her adventures are suitable for all ages, in my little ol’ opinion.

The Bandette adventures are SUPER CHEAP… 99 cents a pop at the wonderful ComiXology. As for the hardcover, I highly recommend you picking up Bandette from your local comic or book store (support local!) but if you can’t find it there, then check the following two links…

BANDETTE from Amazon.

BANDETTE from TFAW… the Dark Horse affiliated comic book type store place.

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It’s a fun adventure romp suitable for the entire family, notable for the awe-sational art by Ron Chan, and for the sense of humor that such notable critics as my mother have described as “wry” and “troubling” and “what have I created, oh god what have I done?”

Both the Colder trade collection and Plants Vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon are available at all the most pleasant comic and book stores, and here’s a couple links for the PvZ book to make supporting literacy just that much more simple.

Give Me That Book.

Give Me That Book From the Dark Horse Affiliated Comic Store.

And don’t forget Colder, spoken of in glowing terms by its creator, below!

Colder trade

Co-creator / artist Juan Ferreyra and I have obviously created a Christmas classic here. The collection includes not only all five issues, but a bonus art gallery and a 2 page intro to the NEXT Colder series, which Juan and I will start releasing quite soon after we finish our upcoming run on the Prometheus comics for the big Dark Horse Comics Prometheus / Aliens / Predator crossover.

Here’s a couple of links to make it easy to nab up a copy of Colder. It’s the holidays! Treat yourself!

I am link # 1.

I am link # 2.

I am not a link.

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Jingle Hype: Part 4: Bionic Woman

This week, I’m giving a daily showcase to one recently released work of yours truly that you could be reading for the holidays, or giving out as gifts to those people you love, tolerate, desperately desire, are trying to impress, or to those you need to pretentiously prove you’re better by showing them that you read quality literature, while they’re still rolling around in copies of Captain Morose and Maudlin Lad. Monday was the Colder trade collection. Tuesday was the Plants Vs. Zombies HC. Yesterday was the Eisner-award-winning Bandette, and today is the kick-assedry of the Bionic Woman.

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I grew up watching reruns of the Bionic Man, and vastly preferred the Bionic Woman because A): she was prettier, and B): I think she was a better actor than Lee Majors.

Lee Majors

Sorry, Lee… but it’s just true. Anyway… it was a lot of fun to write a romping adventure story starring the Bionic Woman, published by the fine folks at Dynamite Comics. The collection is available at those comic book stores not scheduled for destruction by Godzilla, and from many online distributors.

HERE’S ONE OF THEM:

And, with that, I give you the rest of the week’s offerings.

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What can be said about Bandette? She’s just the devil-may-care best thief in the world. She’s the candy-bar eating adventuress. She’s my all time favorite creation, featuring art by the Eisner award winning cartoonist, Colleen Coover. Bandette has won or stolen the hearts of every one who’s run across her, and her adventures are suitable for all ages, in my little ol’ opinion.

The Bandette adventures are SUPER CHEAP… 99 cents a pop at the wonderful ComiXology. As for the hardcover, I highly recommend you picking up Bandette from your local comic or book store (support local!) but if you can’t find it there, then check the following two links…

BANDETTE from Amazon.

BANDETTE from TFAW… the Dark Horse affiliated comic book type store place.

And now, following, are the other books I’ve posted this week, so you can see that my mind goes all over hell when I’m writing.

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It’s a fun adventure romp suitable for the entire family, notable for the awe-sational art by Ron Chan, and for the sense of humor that such notable critics as my mother have described as “wry” and “troubling” and “what have I created, oh god what have I done?”

Both the Colder trade collection and Plants Vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon are available at all the most pleasant comic and book stores, and here’s a couple links for the PvZ book to make supporting literacy just that much more simple.

Give Me That Book.

Give Me That Book From the Dark Horse Affiliated Comic Store.

And don’t forget Colder, spoken of in glowing terms by its creator, below!

Colder trade

Co-creator / artist Juan Ferreyra and I have obviously created a Christmas classic here. The collection includes not only all five issues, but a bonus art gallery and a 2 page intro to the NEXT Colder series, which Juan and I will start releasing quite soon after we finish our upcoming run on the Prometheus comics for the big Dark Horse Comics Prometheus / Aliens / Predator crossover.

Here’s a couple of links to make it easy to nab up a copy of Colder. It’s the holidays! Treat yourself!

I am link # 1.

I am link # 2.

I am not a link.

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Part 3 of “My books for the holidays” Today… BANDETTE!

Every day this week, I’m showcasing one recently released work of yours truly that you could be reading for the holidays, giving out as gifts to those you love, tolerate, desperately desire, or are trying to impress. Monday was the Colder trade collection. Yesterday was the Plants Vs. Zombies HC. Today, I’m pulling out the BIG GUN. It’s the Eisner-award-winning Bandette, handily collected in a spiffy hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics.

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What can be said about Bandette? She’s just the devil-may-care best thief in the world. She’s the candy-bar eating adventuress. She’s my all time favorite creation, featuring art by the Eisner award winning cartoonist, Colleen Coover. Bandette has won or stolen the hearts of every one who’s run across her, and her adventures are suitable for all ages, in my little ol’ opinion.

The Bandette adventures are SUPER CHEAP… 99 cents a pop at the wonderful ComiXology. As for the hardcover, I highly recommend you picking up Bandette from your local comic or book store (support local!) but if you can’t find it there, then check the following two links…

BANDETTE from Amazon.

BANDETTE from TFAW… the Dark Horse affiliated comic book type store place.

And now, following, are the other books I’ve posted this week, so you can see that my mind goes all over hell when I’m writing.

Screen shot 2013-12-17 at 10.21.53 AM

It’s a fun adventure romp suitable for the entire family, notable for the awe-sational art by Ron Chan, and for the sense of humor that such notable critics as my mother have described as “wry” and “troubling” and “what have I created, oh god what have I done?”

Both the Colder trade collection and Plants Vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon are available at all the most pleasant comic and book stores, and here’s a couple links for the PvZ book to make supporting literacy just that much more simple.

Give Me That Book.

Give Me That Book From the Dark Horse Affiliated Comic Store.

And don’t forget Colder, spoken of in glowing terms by its creator, below!

Colder trade

Co-creator / artist Juan Ferreyra and I have obviously created a Christmas classic here. The collection includes not only all five issues, but a bonus art gallery and a 2 page intro to the NEXT Colder series, which Juan and I will start releasing quite soon after we finish our upcoming run on the Prometheus comics for the big Dark Horse Comics Prometheus / Aliens / Predator crossover.

Here’s a couple of links to make it easy to nab up a copy of Colder. It’s the holidays! Treat yourself!

I am link # 1.

I am link # 2.

I am not a link.

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Part Two: Tobin’s jolly ol’ Tales for the Holidays

This week, every day, I’m going to be highlighting one recently released work of MINE that you could be reading for the holidays, giving out as gifts to those you love, tolerate, or are trying to impress. Yesterday was the Colder trade collection, and today it’s the Plants Vs. Zombies HC.

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It’s a fun adventure romp suitable for the entire family, notable for the awe-sational art by Ron Chan, and for the sense of humor that such notable critics as my mother have described as “wry” and “troubling” and “what have I created, oh god what have I done?”

Both the Colder trade collection and Plants Vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon are available at all the most pleasant comic and book stores, and here’s a couple links for the PvZ book to make supporting literacy just that much more simple.

Give Me That Book.

Give Me That Book From the Dark Horse Affiliated Comic Store.

And don’t forget Colder, spoken of in glowing terms by its creator, below!

Colder trade

Co-creator / artist Juan Ferreyra and I have obviously created a Christmas classic here. The collection includes not only all five issues, but a bonus art gallery and a 2 page intro to the NEXT Colder series, which Juan and I will start releasing quite soon after we finish our upcoming run on the Prometheus comics for the big Dark Horse Comics Prometheus / Aliens / Predator crossover.

Here’s a couple of links to make it easy to nab up a copy of Colder. It’s the holidays! Treat yourself!

I am link # 1.

I am link # 2.

I am not a link.

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Read ME for the Holidays: Part One

This week, every day, I’m going to be highlighting one recently released work of MINE that you could be reading for the holidays, giving out as gifts to those you love or are trying to impress. First up, a bit of horror. It’s the Colder trade collection!

Colder trade

Co-creator / artist Juan Ferreyra and I have obviously created a Christmas classic here. The collection includes not only all five issues, but a bonus art gallery and a 2 page intro to the NEXT Colder series, which Juan and I will start releasing quite soon after we finish our upcoming run on the Prometheus comics for the big Dark Horse Comics Prometheus / Aliens / Predator crossover.

Here’s a couple of links to make it easy to nab up a copy of Colder. It’s the holidays! Treat yourself!

I am link # 1.

I am link # 2.

I am not a link.

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Bandette Hardcover… THIS week!!!

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Okay, so the Bandette Hardcover was supposed to be out last week, but there was a bit of an irritating snafu at the distributors. That’s okay… I’ve had some VERY wise people calm me with their wisdom.

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So please look in your favorite comic store, bookstore, or alternative dimension for the Eisner award winning, Bandette, available for the first time in print! I’m pretty confident it will be there THIS time.

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And… as always, let us know what you think. I’m very proud of this book, as is Colleen Coover, MonkeyBrain Comics, and Dark Horse Comics… and I thank everyone for coming together to make it a reality.

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Plants Vs. Zombies signing!

Hey! If you’re in the Portland area, I’ll be doing a signing tomorrow, November 9th, for my Plants Vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon hardcover! Artist Ron Chan and colorist Matthew Rainwater will be there as well. And a zombie. And you can play the game, and gobble free food and drinks, and win prizes, and TRAVEL THROUGH TIME, but only forward, one minute at a time, you know… in the usual way.

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Bandette Vol. 1: Out this Wednesday! Presto!

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I know… it’s been a long wait… but the day is nearly here! But… when will it happen?

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Volume One of the Eisner-winning Bandette comes out THIS VERY WEDNESDAY. There is no longer any need to continue staring at your computer screens, waiting for news.

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Colleen Coover and I, in conjunction with Monkeybrain, and Dark Horse Comics, are quite pleased to release a hardcover print edition of Bandette, and all for the low price of $14.99. At that price for a hardcover, you will feel… fittingly… like a thief, all while reading the adventures of the world’s greatest of thieves, her adventures with the urchins, the police, and of course… chocolate bars.

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Because, yes… IT IS TIME.

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Colder vol. 1 Collected Trade: TODAY

Juan Ferreyra and I, along with the fine folks at Dark Horse, are pleased to present the collected volume of Colder. Horror comics at their most unsettling! All the beautiful goodness from the series and…

... a couple new surprises as well.

So… pick up the collected trade TODAY at all fine comic stores, and then read it on the bus and other public places, starting interesting conversations with total strangers concerning the cover.

Hello. Would you like to talk to me?

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Jack Kirby: Super Suave

Couple more historical images from the whooshing years of Marvel Comics. These images come from the excellent work of Sean Howe. Here’s his twitter, and his tumblr.

And here’s Sean’s write-up for the image, which I find fascinating.

Jack Kirby Photographed in the Marvel Offices, 1966

Along with this other shot, the above photograph of Kirby is a rare glimpse of the Marvel offices of the 1960s. It includes many Marvel Comics (or cover proofs of about-to-be-published Marvel Comics) cover-dated in June and July 1966. (Again, the cover dates of comics at the time were roughly three months ahead of the publication date.)

It’s possible that the other photograph, of Kirby with original art for Tales of Suspense #76 (cover date April 1966) was taken at a later date than that prop would suggest, and that he’s simply pretending, for the camera, to work on a finished-long-ago  inventory page. (Why would he be coming into the office in a suit to touch up the inks on a cover?)

Maybe they were taken on the same day?

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