Monday, March 24, 2008

Sneak Peek: Teenagers from the Future--The Cover

Are you attending the 2008 New York Comic-Con? Then make sure you stop by the Sequart booth and pick up your copy of Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes. This is a special sneak peek of the final cover design. We're all extremely happy with how the entire book turned out, and we love the faux-beat-up cover because, hell, it just looks cool. Nothing screams "future" like coffee stains and torn edges.

More details about the book will follow, but for now, start thinking about how you'll afford that trip to New York. You know you want to own this before its available in stores (which won't be until late May at the earliest).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

how much is this going to cost and do you have an isbn yet (assuming you will sell through amazon at some point)

Timothy Callahan said...

I don't have that information yet, but I'll pass it on as soon as it becomes available.

Timothy Callahan said...

I can tell you that the price will be more than $10 and less than $40. That probably doesn't help at all, does it?

Chad Nevett said...

To understand this book, should I have read more than the (at very, VERY most) two dozen Legion comics that I've read in my lifetime?

(Note: I will get the book no matter the answer, I'm just curious how necessary extensive knowledge of the team is. Seemingly stupid question, I know.)

Timothy Callahan said...

You don't need any knowledge--this book will explain what you need to know.

Here's Matt Fraction, from the Foreword: "LEGION isn’t a comic; it’s a lifestyle. Its fans are rabid, loyal, and exasperated by people like me who get fed up trying to parse its history and understand it. They rock non-ironic flight rings and remember where they were when Chemical King died.

And it’s because of that dedication and love I find them, and the LEGION, fascinating; because of that, this book is really kind of a godsend. Or whatever pantheistic super-deity they may or may not worship in the 30th century. What’s that? 31st century? Great. Okay. See how much I need this book?"

Marc Caputo said...

Nice cover - a lot of different things going on there. Fraction's foreword - perfect. Another case of you don't know what you want until you get it. Why WOULD you have another Legion fan weigh in? Maybe they'll offer him the book after Shooter gets done with his run.

Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Anonymous said...

Love the quote from Fraction, and seriously, I do remember where I was when Chemical King died. A Tasty Freeze, wondering where Perth, Australia was. (:

Sara

Craig said...

We're going to want to make sure this gets fully catalogued, cover scanned, etc for the Legion Wiki. Not sure I can make it to NY. Any chance you could contribute info for the Wiki, or send/sell us a copy before it gets to stores? Might help you sell a few more copies, especially if there's a link we could add to a related webpage (this blog if there isn't one specifically to promote it).

Craig said...

Oops...should have used this opportunity to plug LegionWiki.com.