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For The Love of Comics – Seven to Eternity!!!

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Yup. Rick Remender’s new book Seven to Eternity is out today. And guess what? If you didn’t realize it, if you hadn’t already read this, it’s Mr. Remender once again teaming up with Jerome Opena, the artist that, to me, best captured the awesome scope of Rick’s run on Uncanny X-Force a few years back. So I am PSYCHED!!!

Also, should be noted, there are several awesome variant covers (I don’t normally go for that kind of thing and I’ll still only buy one, but it’s nice to see so much great art on the book’s face!) and if you live in southern California Mr. Remender is signing the book and probably anything else over at Manhattan Beach’s The Comic Bug. Still the best damn shop this side of Chicago for my money…

What’s the book about? Well, straight from the Image Comics website:

The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperat e bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires. Writer RICK REMENDER reteams with collaborators JEROME OPEÑA (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent) and MATT HOLLINGSWORTH (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) to take you on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose. 

Also, there’s a great interview with Mr. Remender HERE that talks about the new series, the creative process and fantasy comics in general. One of the things I love about RR’s work is his taking a stance in Fantasy that eschews the traditional, “Tolkien-clone” approach, something another one of my favorite writers, China Mieville, ardently does in the world of prose. And comics, when he has the time. The last thing fantasy needs is more knights and dragons, imo. I don’t know if that’s Mr. Remender’s feeling or not, but his ideas definitely work to free the fantasy genre from those expectations.

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Seven to Eternity is published by Image Comics and I believe will make another wonderful edition to the purely creator-owned line of comics Mr. Remender dedicated his career to about a year and a half ago.

Viva la Remender. Now, take a drink!

Shawn C Baker

Shawn C Baker

Shawn lives in Los Angeles where he co-hosts Drinking w/ Comics, writes screenplays and fiction and has been known to drink quite a bit of beer. Good beer.

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