Hello, I’m Jimmie Robinson, artist, writer & creator of Image Comic’s, “Bomb Queen” (Feb. 2006).
I’d like your help.
This is a great time to be in comics - as a reader, or a creator. But with such great diversity our dollars are stretched thin. Many solid books are getting the short shaft simply due to economics in the marketplace. Both readers and retailers only have so much money, trust me, I understand. Because of this situation, I’m writing this open letter to you, and the industry.
Bomb Queen, from Shadowline Image Comics is one such title that needs your support. Of course I’m biased here, but I am certain Bomb Queen is worth a look, and worth the space at your local retailer.
Many of you may not be aware of Bomb Queen at all, so here’s a quick primer:
Mussolini meets Astro City.
Much like Mark Millar’s “Wanted”, or Mark Waid’s “Empire”, Bomb Queen is a story from the POV of the villain. But more than that, it features the society that allows her to rule New Port City in the first place.
From Diamond Previews:
“For a decade, the super-villain known as Bomb Queen has ruled the city, made the laws and bent the people to her blood lust and sexual perversion. However, despite years of death, destruction and moral decay, the people of New Port City actually prefer Bomb Queen’s methods. But when a hero comes to town all hell breaks loose and now Bomb Queen must kill this hero – or, lose her rule forever!”
So, I’m asking that readers ask your retailers, preorder if you can, and check it out on the stands.
This week, as of this post, is crucial for initial orders. This is a limited series of 4 issues, so the initial numbers need to be high enough to allow the entire series to survive. I know money is tight, so I’m not asking for an on-going commitment. Times have changed and so has the industry. Readers now have more power than ever before, hence why I’m coming to you to help spread the word.
If you’re a retailer, with a Diamond account, you can log on and read the ENTIRE first issue on the Diamond site.
If you’re a reader, I implore you to talk to your retailer and ask about the order code below:
Order CODE: DEC051754 Bomb Queen #1 (Of 4) (MR)
Thanks for your time and consideration on this matter. I know nobody really wants to see creators taking up posts like this, but as noted above, the times have changed. I love what I do (as creator, writer, artist) and I’d love to continue sharing my work – even if it doesn’t work for everyone. Diversity in comics must continue, especially for those who love what we do and slave night and day to reach our intended audience.
Thanks again, and happy reading!
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