“…Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.”
Thank you again to Rob Bricken at io9, who says “The Girl Who Would Be King introduces the best superhero/villain pair in ages”
and “Lola is, without hyperbole, one of the most fantastic antagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.” among other amazing things!
It was his rave review of TGWWBK on Thursday evening that gave us the big push we needed. Check out these awesome screen caps:
And in case you still don’t know where to get a copy – you can buy a kindle version or a paperback via AMAZON. For limited edition illustrated hardcovers, head over to THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING website. There’s also some awesome swag, limited edition prints, and such on the website if you fall in love with some of the art.
If you really want a digital copy but want it for a Nook or iPad (and don’t want to steal it – and please don’t do that) those epub editions will be available again in April. If you email me (1979semifinalist[at]gmail) I’d be happy to add you to a mailing list so you can be notified when other digital editions become available again.
And thanks to all of you that have been so supportive over the months – giving great reviews, retweeting, and blogging about the book – could not have done it without you – here’s to this only being the beginning for this book…I mean, who doesn’t want to see the movie?!?
Awesome news today, kids (and boy could I use it) – THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE KING got a rave review from io9′s Rob Bricken today!
Also, it’s probably a good time to re-post the trailer, in case you’ve missed it. Also, definitely make sure the sound is on, as the music by Speed Speed Speed makes it!
Oh – and I’m going to need to update the trailer with those amazing io9 quotes!
Here are the “rules“.
If you’d like to see the full DC May Cover Solicits head on over to CBR.
There’s plenty to ridicule in this bunch, as per usual. But as I said over on the Marvel post – I’m considering doing these drunk solicits a bit differently in the future – if I continue them at all. So suggestions are welcome and encouraged. And here we go!
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN. Nice Samnee illustration…but everyone’s been linking it to the Card fiasco, so I’m starting to hate it just from a Pavlovian fucking response.
ALL STAR WESTERN 20. Um…why use “cheap digital blood” for a comic cover. A cheap TV show, sure, I get it, still hate it, but I get it. But a comic book cover…c’mon man. LOOKS TERRIBLE. Also, wouldn’t it be awesome if that guy in all black/shadow really looked like that? I’m guessing it’s just to hide his identity though…so much cooler if this was the reality.
Here are the “rules“.
If you’d like to see the full Marvel May Cover Solicits head on over to CBR.
Also, I’m actively taking suggestions in the comments for how to modify these “Drunk Solicits” going forward. Marvel has just upped their game so much that I feel the need to modify. I’ve thought about doing fewer and doing them individually…or doing them on tumblr…a few things. Lemme know if you’ve got a brilliant suggestion.
And congratulations to you, Marvel…you have officially ruined my fun! But as we all know I’d rather have smart, beautiful, non-offensive covers than a few cheap jokes once a month, so seriously…CONGRATULATIONS. You are making me proud, kid.
AGE OF ULTRON 7. You guys know I hate these no background backgrounds. Blarg. The illustration work is nice though. And I appreciate whats her names costume…actually…who the fuck is that…kinda looks like Janet…but not in any costume I’ve ever seen before…who knows? Sound off in the comments!
AGE OF ULTRON 8. This is a very clever perspective/reversal. I dig it. I’m not sure either of Susan’s arms quite work though…one seems to disappear and the other seems like it’s part “Mr. Fantastic arm.” Wolvie’s claws seem a bit off model too…still, I said I like it, and I do. Huge points for inventiveness.
ALL-NEW X-MEN 11. Hmm. The floating heads aren’t so bad when in a circle. They bother me much less. That said, I gotta admit, I am not down with Emma’s new costume. The problem is, that the Quitely costume from New X-Men was so much more innovative with its “X OF FLESH” so while I have no objection to Emma sporting skin, this seems much less creative, although it’s a fun/weird change to see her in black. I’m also kind of lukewarm on Illyana’s costume. I like the hotpants and thigh high boots (except they’re the same as Emma’s which doesn’t seem like something Emma would stand for) and the boob window and bare midriff both together seem weirdly excessive. Wow. I had a surprising amount to say about this cover. Also, it’s very pretty. Gorgeous illustration work, and the color contrasts and positive/negative space is pretty damn cool.
If you somehow are able to avoid the internet at all times, and don’t know when happened in Batman Inc. #8 then…SPOILERS…
A new piece of mine went up on Lit Reactor if you missed it, it’s inspired by the Orson Scott Card/DC thing, but it’s mostly an open discussion about where you draw the line between creator and what they create. Head on over and retweet/comment at will!
I wrote a few reviews for CBR this week. I really liked A+X #5, especially Kathryn Immonen and David LaFuente’s hilarious (and gorgeous) Doop + Iron Fist team up. $3.99 is still really expensive for two 10-page short stories, but it was pretty fucking good.
Oh! And a new 3 Chicks podcast went up on Monday on CSBG…give it a listen. We definitely talk about SANDWICHES!
Still not feeling great, and had to go back to my outline a bit today and rework some things, but at least got something down! Onto tomorrow, in which I plan to write THOUSANDS OF WORDS!
Today’s Word Count: 606
Total Word Count: 3,209
Favorite thing: badass tattoos!
Inspirational image for today’s writing:
I wasn’t feeling well last night when I got home from everything I had to do, so I didn’t write and thus didn’t post an update. Today was not much better and I’m going to head to bed early, but at least I got a few words down between horrible things like…preparing my taxes. Yuck. I need to have a few really big word days here…any minute now!
Today’s word count: 452
Total word count: 2,603
Favorite thing for today: The stone!
Inspirational image for today’s writing: