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Friday, January 04, 2013
Jan 5: Jonathan Luna at 3rd Eye Comics
THIS SATURDAY 1/5/13SIGNING FROM 11AM to 1PM
First 15 in Line Receive a Special Limited Edition Bookplate Produced For this Event
Welcome to 2013, Third Eye!
We're kicking the NEW YEAR off with one of our most anticipated signings, featuring special guest JONATHAN LUNA, co-creator of IMAGE favorites like THE SWORD, GIRLS, and ULTRA.
Jonathan has decided to make us the final stop on his signing tour for his new IMAGE graphic novel, STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS.
We've been big fans of Luna for a long-time, and his work on stuff like THE SWORD (imagine a gorgeous, ultra-violent comic that reads like KILL BILL meets HIGHLANDER), and GIRLS (picture NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD but instead of zombies, it's legions of beautiful women), has kept us hooked.
His newest project, STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS, is a stunning new graphic novel that is a MUST-READ for fans of FABLES, MOUSE GUARD, STUFF OF LEGEND, and so on. It's a fantastic all-ages, modern fantasy that really delivers the kind of compelling storytelling, and unique approach that Luna is known for.
He decided to make us his final stop on the tour, and folks, lets help him bring his signing tour to a great conclusion!
What is STAR BRIGHT & THE LOOKING GLASS?
STAR BRIGHT AND THE LOOKING GLASS is a stunning, modern fantasy tale that will grab a hold of you and not let go. This gorgeous graphic novel is a must for fans of series like FABLES, MOUSE GUARD, STUFF OF LEGEND, FINDING GOSSAMYR, and more.
When STAR BRIGHT, a forest maiden, encounters an evil sorceress who steals her beauty, she must embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve it.
This stunning 9x12" graphic novel is not just a compelling story, but it's a gorgeous book. It looks like a giant storybook, with a fantastic embossed cover, and heavy paper stock for the pages.
Luna brings his unique ability for bringing new ideas to classic genres, like seen in THE SWORD, and GIRLS, to the classic fairytale set-up, and it really is an incredible read.
Folks, you know we're big on only bringing some of the best in for signings, and trust us: Luna has a real classic-in-the-making with STAR BRIGHT here. Don't miss your chance to get this gorgeous graphic novel signed.
OTHER WORKS BY JONATHAN LUNA
THE SWORD may be our favorite of Luna's projects, now complete (running a total of 4 trade paperbacks worth), with it's ultra-violent visuals, and it's modern spin on classic mythology.
This series reads a lot like KILL BILL by way of HIGHLANDER, as it showcases a young girl who finds out her father is really a centuries-old keeper of a mystical Sword that has the ability to lend immortality, heal the sick, and most importantly: kill demigods.
Now, a powerful trio of beings who are the original children of a higher power, are hot on the trail of the item that can kill them.
But, with her family slaughtered, and nothing left, our young heroine has one desire: REVENGE. She's going to hunt these beings down before they find her, and she's going to kill each and every one of them.
Visually, and story-wise: this book is stunning. We highly recommend snagging a copy of the first trade paperback, THE SWORD VOL.1 FIRE this Saturday and having Jonathan sign it for you. You won't be sorry. One of our all-time favorites!
OTHER PROJECTS BY JONATHAN LUNA
Another of our favorites by Jonathan is the survival horror / sci-fi series GIRLS, which ran for four trade paperbacks worth as well. This incredibly well-written, and gorgeously illustrated maxiseries delivered one of the coolest takes we've seen on survival horror... ever.
Imagine NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, but with beautiful women instead of zombies, raiding the town.
In GIRLS, Ethan Daniels is your typical bachelor, until one night he picks up a beautiful woman who's seemingly lost on the side of the road. She makes a pass at him, and well, the next morning, there's 10 more women who look identical to her hatching out of giant eggs in Ethan's bathroom.
From there, these women attempt to murder every human woman in the town, all the while trying to convince the men of the town to help them keep the cycle going.
And, from there, things get really interesting as paranoia divides the men and women of the town into two groups, and all hell breaks loose, while the military makes it's way to the town.
Another great read from Jonathan and his brother Joshua, make sure you give this one a look at the signing as well!
OTHER PROJECTS BY JONATHAN LUNA
And, here's the series that first turned us onto Jonathan Luna and his brother Joshua Luna. Folks, ULTRA is one of the slickest, most kick-ass takes we've seen on super heroines. It's so well-written, so well put together, and so damn entertaining, it's ridiculous.
This stand-alone trade paperback, collects all 248+ pages of ULTRA, which is the tale of Pearl Penalosa aka ULTRA. Pearl's a workaholic, she's earned a legion of loyal fans, a great career, and a perfect life as one of the premiere superheroes in Spring City.
But the line between law enforcement and celebrity blurs a bit too much here, and a chance encounter with a mysterious fortune-teller opens her world to new, and unusual possibilities.
Great dialogue, great storytelling, a must for fans of stuff like POWERS, THE BOYS, IRREDEEMABLE, etc. You'll love this book.
BE ONE OF THE FIRST 15 IN LINE FOR OUR SIGNING WITH JONATHAN LUNA AND RECEIVE A FREE STAR BRIGHT & THE LOOKING GLASS BOOK PLATE CREATED ONLY FOR THIS EVENT & LIMITED TO JUST 15!
We're really excited about the giveaway we've got for the signing this Saturday. Jonathan put together 15 bookplates custom for our signing with him, each one signed and numbered by Luna, which we'll be giving to those of you who're among the first 15 lined up for the signing.
These are well-crafted, gorgeous bookplates, and a really a cool, one-of-a-kind giveaway. Very rad. Make sure you get here early to grab your's!