The collected edition of the first 4 issues of the critically acclaimed Boom! Studios series Thomas Alsop, written by Chris Miskiewicz, with art by Palle Schmidt arrives on April 29th in comic shops and May 5th in bookstores. The four issues of the series make for a substantial collection, including the variant cover for the first issue created by Dean Haspiel. The prevailing features of the comic, from its moody, watercolor artwork in an unusually sensitive palette to its entire plot premise–following a modern day magician in New York linking to previous historical incarnations of his family– resulted in something of a cult comic with critical attention and fan support from the far corners of the country, if not the world.
Good news, New York has a supernatural guardian. Bad news, it’s Thomas Alsop.
Thomas Alsop is the current “Hand of the Island,” a title handed down from generation to generation. He guards Manhattan from evil, using his family’s prowess for magic. Being a thoroughly modern warlock, he deals with something even more evil than demons… reality television! Fans of John Constantine and Dr. Strange will love this new take on the magic-wielding hero who battles demons on the streets… and in his own mind. Thomas has money and fame, but also the burden of a being this generation’s occult warrior. Can he survive the battles both within and without? Collects Thomas Alsop #1-#4.
If you missed out on Thomas Alsop, thanks to Boom and the comic’s creators, we can offer a special digital download of Issue #1 here on Bleeding Cool to give you a sense of what you should be picking up in trade.
Here’s our copy of Thomas Alsop #1:
The Diamond Order Code for the trade of Thomas Alsop, which reaches FOC on Monday, April 6th, is FEB1149 and its ISBN number is 978-1608866847.