“A dark journey into the end of days. Genuinely unsettling and scary, Awakening delivers all the moods and the chills– a genre-bending graphic novel.”
-Guillermo del Toro, Director of Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy
“With a title that evokes a happy new beginning, Awakening instead weaves a riveting tale of the End Times. Whereas all others in this genre begin in the middle of the story, Awakening takes its time, starting at the beginning when all is seemingly normal. Page after page it sucks you in and makes you sit up and howl in attention……One of the best comics out there, period full stop….”
-Don Murphy, Producer of Transformers and Real Steel
In this week’s PREVIEWS (Order Code JUL11 0825), due in stores on or around September 28th:
“The once peaceful city of Park Falls has been tainted by a series of missing persons and gruesome murders. Town crazy Cynthia Ford comes forward to speak with retired police detective Derrick Peters one January afternoon with information about the strange happenings, claiming that they”re connected. But does she hold the key to unlocking the mystery, or has she gone completely insane? To Derrick”s disbelief she utters one word: Zombies. The answers await Derrick, federal scientist Dr. Daniel Howe, attack survivor Sandra LaFayette, and the rest of the city, but will they lead to salvation or the end of life as we know it? Investigate the mystery and dive into the horror of the critically acclaimed zombie noir series, Awakening, now collected in one giant volume, including a short story, production extras, guest pin-ups, and more.”
This is how the story was written, and probably the best way to read it – collected in one giant volume of zombie noir and existential horror; a full year in Park Falls with private dick Derrick Peters as things go from bad to worse.
It’s Archaia Entertainment’s first softcover collection, so be sure to show them how much you appreciate that by picking it up. This is for every person Alex and I spoke to at conventions who said “I’ll wait for the softcover,” despite us telling them that, at the time, there were no plans for one. I expect all of you motherfuckers to order the hell out of this book. Please. At $24.99 it’s kind of a steal–that’s about $1.92/issue, including the supplementals.
(And before anybody panics, no, you didn’t get ripped off if you picked up the hardcovers. Though we rearranged some of the extras and re-lettered the first volume to match the second, there is no additional content, unless you count the covers from the hardcovers which, if you own them, you already have. If you have the hardcovers, you’ve got a solid piece of history as they won’t be reprinted – from what I understand, there are only a few hundred copies of Volume 1 left.)
Want a taste? Read the first chapter here.
As always, be sure to get to your local comic or book store before ordering online. There’s a link to the Comic Shop Locator on the right side of this page. Failing having a local shop, you can pre-order the book at Amazon–AWAKENING OMNIBUS ON AMAZON–for what I’m sure will prove to be an embarrassingly low price (at the moment it’s $16.47).
If you’re a retailer, member of the press, or a creative professional interested in supporting the book, I strongly urge you to check out the newly minted “Retailer and Press Lounge” on this site. It will lead you to information about the omnibus, including a free high-quality PDF of the whole 320-page beast, specs, suggested audiences, and more. Access to the book-specific page is password protected to keep it exclusive to retailers and press; email me with the name/website of your shop, or magazine/review site and I’ll give you VIP access to what lies beyond the velvet ropes.
Updates as they happen. I’ve finally got this site synced to an almost frightening degree with my iPhone, so I mean that almost literally.
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- Anime Vice: Get Your Geek On
- Awakening UNCENSORED
- First Look At Volume Two? Free Prints? Awakening Halloween Excitement!
- Otaku Going Home
- Awakening In The News
- Awakening Halloween Tour: Next Stop – Baltimore Comic-Con
- A Grim’s Haunt goes live!
- Wicked October Plans Part 1
- Awakening Halloween Signing Tour – Last Stop This Wednesday
- Awakening Goes Digital