Monday, June 08, 2015
First up is volume four of Martin Eden's superhero soap opera The O Men. It's Claremont's X-Men mixed with Ellis' Excalibur and Morrison's Doom Patrol, although I seem to remember Martin telling me once that his biggest influence was Alpha Flight. Anyway, it's that sort of thing.
The series went on hiatus while Martin worked on the side project Spandex, about LGBT superheroes in Brighton, but over the past couple of years he's been producing a series of collected editions of the old comics, with the finale to appear in next year's volume five. I mention the release of volume four now because (a) I forgot to mention any of the previous volumes, and (b) I drew a single page in this book. A single page is not enough to earn me any portion of the sales from the book, so believe me when I say it's ace and if you like the description above, give it a try.
The other -- and last! -- bit of blatant salesmongering I need to do is to tell you all about the half price sale at Borderline Press; all books are half off cover price, including Zombre, in which I have one page. Once again I'm getting nothing from the sales of any of the Borderline books but publisher Phil is an old friend so please have a look.
That'll do! Nazis and tentacles next!