I remember chatting with someone from First Second a couple of years ago, asking if they had any graphic novels that they were planning to debut at San Diego Comic Con. I was told that they didn’t really do that thing.
They do now.
Not only will First Second have galleys for next year’s Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks (I have already called dibs) at the show in a few weeks but they will have The Divine by Asaf Hanuka, Tomer Hanuka and Boaz Lavie as a debut book at the show.
Mark’s out of the military, these days, with his boring, safe civilian job doing explosives consulting. But you never really get away from war. So it feels inevitable when his old army buddy Jason comes calling, with a lucrative military contract for a mining job in an obscure South-East Asian country called Quanlom. They’ll have to operate under the radar–Quanlom is being torn apart by civil war, and the US military isn’t strictly supposed to be there.
With no career prospects and a baby on the way, Mark finds himself making the worst mistake of his life and signing on with Jason. What awaits him in Quanlom is going to change everything.
What awaits him in Quanlom is weirdness of the highest order: a civil war led by ten-year-old twins wielding something that looks a lot like magic, leading an army of warriors who look a lot like gods.
What awaits him in Quanlom is an actual goddamn dragon.
Okay, I’m calling dibs on that as well.
As well as boasting four Eisner Award nominations for The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew, This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, The Wrenchies, by Farel Dalrymple and The Zoo Box, by Aron Steinke.
And they’ll be bringing Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, authors of This One Summer, Asaf Hanuka and Boaz Lavie, authors of The Divine, Scott McCloud, author of The Sculptor and Dave Roman, author of Astronaut Academy to the show to show them off..
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