I aplogize for neglecting my blog for far too long. I do most of my updating via Twitter, mainly because it's faster and easier and because I'm so busy, but that's still no excuse! Anyway, here's what's going on:
Dead@17: The Blasphemy Throne, the 7th and final series, has officially launched. Issues 1 and 2 are now available in fine comic book shops everywhere, and issue 3 will be released on October 22. There will be 7 issues total running all the way through February 2015 - and that's it! The story of Nara Kilday will come to a close!
If you haven't already, I would greatly appreciate your support by placing the series on pre-order at your local comic shop - it's never too late! Advance orders mean EVERYTHING in this business. Another big help would be to help spread the word online through social media. Just a one sentence review or shout out on Twitter or Facebook is a great help. LOTS of people are still either unaware that the series exists or that it has returned from hiatus. Most of the online reviewers & interviewers who followed the series during the early days have long since moved on to other things. So it's like I'm starting all over in a lot of ways. I am really, really proud of the ending I have written and would love for it to be seen by as many people as possible, espcially the fans who may be unaware or just got lost somewhere along the way.
I've noticed some comments online that some can't be bothered to catch up or feel overwhelmed by what's come before. There's a couple of easy solutions to that. 1) - Up until The Blasphemy Throne, there have been only 6 series - and those 6 series are available in only 3 trade paperbacks: The Ultimate Edition (containing vol. 1-4), Afterbirth (vol. 5), and The Witch Queen (vol. 6) - and those can all be purchased relatively inexpensively through Amazon (see sidebar). 2) All previous volumes are available digitally through iTunes, Kindle, Google Play, and many more. Just do a search. Chances are they are availabe for your device or method of choice. As for the current series, each individual issue is available through Comixology as they are released.
I always conceived Dead@17 as one story with a beginning, middle and end. It was never designed to run indefinitely or to be picked up at any given issue. Each issue and series matters and are all important pieces of the puzzle. I'm very excited to finally be able to reach the end and tell the ending like I've always wanted. Thank you to all of you who have remained faithful and supportive of the series. I can't thank you enough for allowing me the joy of telling this story to its conclusion.