Thursday, July 24, 2008

VERTICAL'S BLACK JACK SAMPLER

Evan and I are about two hours away from departure for our San Diego road trip. Right before heading south, I wanted to put up some pics of the Black Jack sampler Vertical will be handing out at their booth (and I received in the mail yesterday).



Everybody knows already how excited I am about the Black Jack releases coming this fall. The sampler is the size of a normal-sized floppy comic, and features a previously unreleased story from Volume 1. You can read the story at Vertical's Black Jack page (along with a story from Volume 2 featuring... A KILLER WHALE!)


A clearer image of the rad covers for the entire series.


This story in this sampler presupposes the plotline of the Japanese Hong Kong-Thailand horror film The Eye (and it's Alba-rific remake). EVIL CORNEAS!


Dude! Tezuka OUT-TATSUMIs Tatsumi himself! Look at those details!


OH MY GOD, ARE YOU SURE?


SO INTENSE. LOOK AT THAT LINEWORK!


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH (Spoiler Alert! Things don't go well!)


Here's the marketing hook from Vertical for their Tezuka books: THE COMIC CONNOISSEUR. (That means you!)

Radio silence for a few days, but expect tons of pictures when we get back from Comic-Con!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Actually, The Eye is a Hong Kong-Thailand coproduction, not a Japanese film. Reminds me that I have to pick up that sampler!

Anyways, congrats and have fun at SDCC! : )

sheisept said...

Arghhh! It looks so awesome! I totally thought "Tatsumi!" on the Tatsumi-esque street panel before I scrolled down and saw you made the same comment. :3 I can't waaait!

Anyway, have fun at the con! I know you will, though.

Colin said...

Looks great, as all the Vertical releases tend to... But what is the deal with the exclusive Diamond-Comics-only edition?