Here’s another cool advertising ploy we came up with at Tundra to promote the first edition of the BRAT PACK trade paperback in 1991. It was a 17″ tall die-cut mobile, given free to retailers. All they had to do was tie a piece of string to it and let it spin in their stores. The pay-off, of course, was what was on the other side of the mobile. I’ll post that image tomorrow.
Meanwhile be sure to order copies of the new remastered edition of BRAT PACK currently offered in PREVIEWS. Order code: MAR094365 F BRAT PACK NEW EDITION TP
And if you’ve never read BRAT PACK you can get a free taste with this pdf download of the first issue.
Here’s my pencils to the new BRAT PACK cover. Yes, I’ll be putting lots of BRAT PACK eye-candy up on the blog this month to remind everyone to order early and often. With Diamond’s new policies regarding minimum orders, King Hell will need all it can get while the book is solicited in this month’s PREVIEWS.
Retailers should be reminded that Diamond will not be relisting Independent books regularly in PREVIEWS like they used to. To avoid those odious reorder charges for a book you know you can sell, the wise store owner will order a boatload now at the best price they’ll ever get from Diamond. Ordering code is: MAR094365 F BRAT PACK NEW EDITION TP
If you’ve never read BRAT PACK, download a free pdf of the first issue and see what all the hooting and hollering is about.
With a remastered edition of BRAT PACK in Diamond PREVIEWS this month, I’ll be posting a bunch of cool odd-ball stuff related to it here to remind everyone to order early and often.
Here’s a really neat promotional piece we did to launch the comic in 1990. It’s a foam-core stand-up that was printed, die-cut and sent to retailers by the young Tundra marketing wing trumpeting the infamous “LIVE FAST. LOVE HARD. DIE WITH YOUR MASK ON.” catch phrase. We didn’t know what we were doing in those days, but somehow we did it right on BRAT PACK, which became the best-selling black and white book that summer.
If you’ve never read BRAT PACK, you can download a 7 meg pdf of the first issue free. And when you are ready to put in your preorder, the Diamond ordering code is: MAR094365 F BRAT PACK NEW EDITION TP.
An all new edition of the BRAT PACK trade paperback form KING HELL is being solicited in this month’s Diamond PREVIEWS (item code: MAR094365 F BRAT PACK NEW EDITION TP). There’s an all new cover and I’ve remastered all the interiors from the original art (and a big thank you to Albert Moy for making that possible).
BRAT PACK’s been my best-seller over the years, with the fourth edition selling out in late 2007. There’s a new generation of fans who dig twisted superheroes, such as THE BOYS and KICK-ASS, who will feel right at home in old Slumberg. Folks looking for something really dark and menacing in the wake of the WATCHMEN hype might go for BRAT PACK too. Here’s what Heidi MacDonald said over on THE BEAT:
“For those not familiar with it, BRAT PACK completes the troika of immortal works dissecting the superhero genre, with the other two being DARK KNIGHT and WATCHMEN. Indeed, for those brave readers looking for a follow-up to WATCHMEN, BRAT PACK could be just the thing. We were flipping through a copy the other day, and it’s just as disturbing and horrific as it ever was.”
Some good news: even though most comics are looking at a 20% price increase, KING HELL has held the line. This edition of BRAT PACK, even with the nice paper and top-notch printing I’ve lined up, will cost the same as the last edition: 176 pages for $19.95.
Some other good news: you can get a FREE 7.2 MEG PDF DOWNLOAD of the first 32 page chapter right here. Pass the word to anyone you know who might enjoy my distinctive brand of superhero horror!
Building on yesterday’s announcement of the upcoming 300+ page limited edition hardcover INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH BRAT PACK from King Hell, here’s the painting I’ll be using on the cover. Feel free to splash this all over the web, if you wish. Just be sure to let everyone know that the book will be solicited in FEB 2009 PREVIEWS for April ship.