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May 1st = free comic book day!

I'm tired but in a good mood.
Helping for a couple of weeks on another project. Fun characters to draw. Looks like work for the upcoming nights and weekends to get it all done nicely, so before I forget:

If you're in North America, this Saturday May 1st is free comic book day. If you go to your local comic retailer, you should be able to pick up a nice collection of free previews.
My biggest incentive to go is for the Zuko prequel, written by Dave Roman and Alison Wilgus, illustrated by Nina Matsumoto.

Last Airbender

Nina's making her own adaptation of the movie character, and making Dev Patel look good.
Avatar,Last Airbender
(sorry, Dev, I'll always prefer the cartoon, but that takes nothing away from your acting skills).

So if you have the time, get the preview then buy the manga.
Or else the baby panda gets it!


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Apr. 30th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
... well, I do particularly hate pandas....


(Thanks for the heads up! I'm gettin' myself a free preview!)
Apr. 30th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Noooo! Not teh panda!
Apr. 30th, 2010 08:54 am (UTC)
He just looks like plain old Zuko wih spiky hair from the series...

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Apr. 30th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
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Apr. 30th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
Man, if Del Rey makes posters of the cover...

...... *_________*

Apr. 30th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
I'd be all over a poster of the cover!!!

The art looks superb! I can't wait! XD
Apr. 30th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
I'll have to grab that ATLA one. I've been very interested to know more about the film version of the story.
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
I think the preview will be for Zuko's prequel story. There will also be a manga adaptation of the movie by the same authors but a different artist.
Apr. 30th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC)

(I have a friend at a comics shop doing recon for me - hopefully today he'll be able to let me know how many pages they included, as I'd wanted that to be part of my "Hey look! FCBD!" post. I'm paranoid it'll be, like, THREE however :/ )
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I'll take 3 over nothing at all! Heck, just one page could tide me over for a month. But just one month. After that I want the whole thing!
Apr. 30th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
I give Nina Matsumoto many kudos for merging the original series design with that of the movie's so that it will appeal to everyone even those like me who despise the film for being too freely adapted. Zuko looks more like Zuko with just a different hairstyle and shaped scar than Dev Patel.
Apr. 30th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
She was specifically told not to mimic the actors' likenesses too closely for legal reasons, which helped with regards to her ability to tie her designs back to the show.
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
How interesting.
You'd think getting the book license would mean getting all the legalese cleared up, including actors' likeness (which may explain why some past comic book adaptation of films or series looked off, ha ha).
Ah well, I'm happy with Nina's work and can't wait to see more!
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
I am SO there!! This is my first Free Comic Book Day, mostly because I never had a real comic shop growing up...
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
I'll probably just buy the manga. XD I don't get out much, so it would have to be via mail order. That should give he Pandaren a reprieve, right?
Apr. 30th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
I just shot off an email to my ex and asked him to pick it up for me, as there is a local comic store in their area.
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Tell your ex that this may not be the cover. Also, since it is just a preview, it will be sharing page space with other Del Rey previews. So what he needs to get is whatever Del Rey related freebie there is.
Apr. 30th, 2010 05:05 pm (UTC)
Actually, I sent him a link to your post, so he'll read this for himself. He and his wife are, though not complete Avatards, fans, so.....
Apr. 30th, 2010 05:49 pm (UTC)
Already pre-ordered the book, but I'll prolly pick up the preview too. Am happy to support Dave, Ali and Nina!

Oh, also, I just watched 10,000 BC last night. It has Cliff Curtis (Ozai) in Dread-Locks, plus a girl with creepy-bright blue eyes like Yue. I'm thinking M.Night must have seen it.
May. 2nd, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
Cliff Curtis was in 10 000 BC?
Wait...you managed to watch this movie? XD
May. 2nd, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
He was actually one of the better parts of the movie. I didn't think it was that bad, but it did make me think a lot about Airbender.
Apr. 30th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm going to my local comic book store tomorrow, first thing. You better believe I've been planning this for weeks. ;) Hope everyone enjoys!
May. 1st, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Went and got it today along with 3 other freebies and $30 in comic books. *yes i spent $30 to get 3 more freebies...I wanted my Green Hornet. Could I help it that they had all the back issues of the Marvelous Land of Oz?*

Was disappointed that there wasn't more but what was included of the Zuko Prequel made me want more like WHAT! Totally going onto Amazon today and pre-ordering!

...also if i had know Hastings was giving people up to 10 for free I would have gone there first, but I wanted an excuse to go in the local comic shop.
May. 2nd, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
Eh, I needed my dose of Walking Dead. Didn't buy as many as I wanted, there were two issues missing before the current one.
Ha ha, I also wanted more of the preview- Nina draws the nicest movie!Iroh. That nice close up of his face, nice expression.
I'll be a happy reader to get the full book in my hands.
May. 2nd, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Heh, I was going to buy all the Doctor Who comics but they only had three of them and they weren't even in order. Did manage to score Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men Issue #1 for only a buck though! *Grumbles about X-Men Origins Gambit not coming out til next month*

To be honest I'd never walked into a comic book store before in my life. I mean I've got some old Archie Comics stashed in a box somewhere. And I've got several graphic novels. But comics always confused me. They'll change writers and everything gets shot to hell. I prolly should try to get more into it, but dunno if i can afford it right now.
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