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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Femme Noir Update

This is the title page of Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries issue #4, which after some unanticipated delays (on the creative end, unfortunately), is now completed and going off to the publisher in the next day or so.

Issue #3, which I thought would be out in August/early September, also suffered some unanticipated delays (not on the creative end) and is on the way, even if it's not on this week's Diamond Distributors shipping list. I know it's been printed and shipped to the distributor (my comp copies went out at the same time and I got them over a week ago), so I can only hope that it will be processed and in stores for the 22nd.

For those of you following the book, I apologize for the messed up scheduling. I really hoped that we wouldn't fall victim to the too-common indie comics problem of late books, but, well, things didn't work out exactly as planned.

Please try and pick it up anyway, #3 may be the strongest issue of the bunch.

The page above is from the final issue of this initial Femme Noir miniseries, and features a new character: Okona of Meteor Island. She's our homage to all the great jungle heroes – and heroines, obviously – of comic books and pulp fiction, complete with a backstory involving an island inhabited by giant, mutated monsters. Issue #4 also features the return of inker Mark Stegbauer (Issue #2), the debut of a new colorist, Michael Watkins, and an awesome variant cover pencilled by the late Mike Wieringo and inked by series artist Joe Staton.

I really think it will be worth the wait.


Charles Gramlich said...

they are supposed to order these as they come out for me at the comic book store but if I don't hear from them soon about #4 I'll call 'em.

Christopher Mills said...

Issue THREE will be the next one to hit the shelves, hopefully on the 22nd.

As for number FOUR – I only hope that the publisher and printer can turn it around quickly and get it out soon.

Michael May said...

It's like you're writing this series just for me! :D