I wanted to post a quick update as to where things are with 27. It’s pretty simple, really:
1. 27 #1 will be out December 8. There are many reasons as to why it wasn’t out November 10, and then wasn’t out December 1, or December 2, but really, all that matters is that it will be out December 8.
2. People who have gotten to read it seem to really like it. For example, Aintitcool.com writes in their review (in partial part), which came out today:
“So chalk this up, for now of course, as another Image success. Great premise with really solid execution in setup and building tension, lots of open ended potential for development with a character that you can feel for but that still can and should be fleshed out beyond the “obsessed artist” outline, and it’s got a great set of a rather unique style of pencils courtesy of Renzo Podesta that really matches its atmosphere. That is the winning recipe for a quality book–the Vertigo recipe that Image has adapted for its own means so well. Hopefully 27 lives up to the success that its main character enjoyed, without the disheartening crash back down to Earth.”
3. A lot of people are writing about the book, whether it’s through interviews with me or just articles in general. In just the past week, the following have all popped up –
4. A 9-page (ha!) preview of #1 was posted by Comicbookresources today as well. Good stuff.
The rush of coverage this book has received has been totally mind-blowing for me – from Bleedingcool to Mapcidy, people have really been getting behind it, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. I hope the book lives up to the hype.
In other news, I made a deal for what looks like it’s going to be my next creator-owned thing to get out there. Not necessarily the one I would have thought would be next out of the gate, but I’m not complaining. As long as I’m writing stories that people are reading, I am very literally living the dream.