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|Cincinnati Newspaper Spotlights David Mack & Kabuki|
All nine issues of the award-winning Kabuki: The Alchemy comic book series by the Bromley, KY, artist have been gathered under one cover in a collection from Marvel titled - natch - "Kabuki: The Alchemy."
It's the seventh volume in the Kabuki series, which began in 1995 with Circle of Blood. Mack - who also draws, and sometimes writes, Daredevil - thinks it's his best work, showing his evolution as an artist. The series is set in a near future age of corporate feudalism in Japan, where Kabuki is an operative of a government agency called the Noh.
The collection will be published Nov. 26 and includes an introduction by noted novelist Chuck Palahniuk, an afterword by Mack and slew of extras from original scripts and a "best of fan letters" section to never-before-published art and new story pages.
There will be a standard ($29.99) and limited edition ($59.99). Both feature embossed covers and spines, a watermark design on interior pages and a special bookmark. The limited edition comes with a signed and numbered original ink sketch by Mack.
Those pinching pennies may want to wait for the trade paperback edition ($19.99) that will arrive Jan. 7.
|Please note that the current date release date for the Kabuki: The Alchmey hardcover is still November 12 according to Marvel.com.|
|Images of Two Marvel Masterpieces 2008 Sketch Cards|
|Below are images of Kingpin (left) and Warlock (right), two of the ten sketch cards created for the Marvel Masterpieces 2008 trading card set:
|Portrait of Jennifer Grünwald by David Mack|
|Marvel Associate Editor Jennifer Grünwald (AKA Marvel Girl) recently posted an image of her portrait by David Mack to her MySpace page.
|Lee's Comics Plugs David Mack|
|From Lee Hester of Lee's Comics:|
||I believe that everybody has super powers. It's just a matter of finding them. Here's the ones I have, plus the one I want:
1. The ability to sing any popular song from the last 100 years, instantly, from memory.
2. Incredible luck. No other explanation for staying in business for over a quarter of a century.
3. Bring me any comic book, turn it to any page, and I will tell you who drew it, and usually who inked it.
4. I can collect without using a want list, and never buy a double.
5. I keep hoping that I will be able to jump in the air and freeze like they do in the Matrix, but I have fallen short in every attempt.
PS. In my experience, the most super powered of all comics folk are the following:
* David Mack (He can do just about everything that Daredevil can do.)
* Steranko (A real life Doc Savage)
* Chuck Rosanski (Incredible mojo, including finding the Mile High collection-the best EVER! )
* Peter David (Has the most amazing hidden talents this side of Leonardo)
|Mack & Bendis Mentioned in Daredevil Blu-Ray Review|
||Men Without Fear (480p, 59:15) features a plethora of famed comic icons discussing the Daredevil comics, including Stan Lee, John Romita, Gene Colan, Frank Miller, John Romita, Jr., Joe Quesada, David Mack, Brian Michael Bendis, and Kevin Smith.|
|MOBA News Bytes|
|ComicMix.com posted a transcript of a Baltimore Comicon panel co-hosted by Brian Michael Bendis and Robert Kirkman. Also, Mr. Bendis talked with WizardUniverse.com about Marvel's Secret Invasion #6.|
||The panel kicked off with the "Ron Marz corner of the Universe." They started with talking about Dragon Prince — a new series by Marz and Lee Moder — and showed some preview pages of issue #2. They also showed a variant cover by Mike Oeming and a Baltimore Comic-Con variant by David Finch.|
|From Mike Oeming:|
||That's right, after a lifetime of living in Jersey, I'm finally out. No matter how much world traveling I've done, [wheather it's] London, Spain, Scotland, France and Norway, I always felt trapped by this place. I don't hate it, I'm just done
Taki [Soma] and I will be breathing coffee and fresh air in the new year, starting out a new life and really looking forward to a modern city. Details, if any are to come.
||Bendis also said Powers will be suspended for a few months because the schedule has been all over the place; however, the title will launch with a Vol. 3 and a new issue #1 during the middle of next year and will ship monthly. |
|Also, Powers artist Mike Oeming posted a scan of pages 6 and 7 from the first issue of volume 3:
|Midtown Comics Back Issue Code|
|To save 20% off MidtownComic.com's selection of Civil War-related back issues, such as Ms. Marvel, enter the discount code "initiative," which will be active on Friday, October 17.|
|Save 10% at Mile High Comics|
|To save 10% off your next MileHighComics.com back issue order, enter the discount code BALTIMORE.|
|Free Shipping Code & Reflections #9 on Sale at TFAW|
|To receive free shipping at TFAW.com, enter the discount code SPOOKY (expires October 31) after purchasing $40 or more of merchandise that is in stock. Also, TFAW.com has placed Kabuki: Reflections #9 on clearance ($3.59 - was $5.99: 40% off).|
|Since my cable modem is once again active and I have not finished reporting the David Mack and Kabuki-related news from the past three weeks, a news update will be posted tomorrow evening around 8:30 pm (Central).||