Joe Abercrombie's 'The First Law' Graphic Novel

Discuss the latest comic book news and front page articles, read or post your own reviews of comics, and talk about anything comic book related. Threads from the two subforums below will also show up here. News Stand topics can also be read and posted in from The Asylum.

Hey you! Reader! Want to be a part of the GREATEST COMIC BOOK AND GEEK COMMUNITY on the web?! Logged in users see WAY LESS ADS, so why not register? It's fast and it's easy, like your mom! Sign up today! Membership spots are limited!*

*Membership spots not really limited!

User avatar
Rain Partier
Posts: 30171
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Mon May 18, 2009 1:54 pm

Joe Abercrombie's 'The First Law' Graphic Novel

Postby LOLtron » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:37 pm

Joe Abercrombie's 'The First Law' Graphic Novel

Big news for fans of fantasy and comics, especially if you like free stuff.

   Today, Abercrombie announced via his blog the project he has been teasing over the last few days, The First Law graphic novel.  I have to say, I'm a bit surprised that it didn't get more pre-promotion aside from a few days of teases, but if it's anything like the novels, it's worth picking up.


   They are making it easy to get your hands on, in fact you can read the first twelve pages free at  New pages will be added every monday, wednesday and friday.  And if you are dying to get your hands on the whole twenty four page issue right this second, you can buy it on Comixology for only 99 cents.  Following the debut issue, the price there will rise to the more standard comic price of $2.99.  After four issues are out, they will be collected into a hardcover graphic novel with bonus material for fans that like to hold their books in their hands.

    Blind Ferret is producing the comic, with Chuck Dixon doing the adaption and Andie Yong on art.  Some fans have already addressed their own issues with the art, which Abercrombie addressed on his blog:

When you work with an artist, my feeling is you’ve got to give them the leeway to draw it as they see it.  I’ve had an awful lot of input at every stage.  Full editorial control, indeed, though I’ve generally gone for a fearsomely firm yet lovingly gentle touch.  But, in a sense, this is Andie Tong’s vision of the material, given extra verve and variety by Pete’s colours.  It’s one possible interpretation.  One that’s evolved as we’ve worked on it, and no doubt will continue to evolve.  But it’s one that I fully endorse, and am very proud of.

   Abercrombie's work has always been easy for me to picture as a movie, and when a movie can't do, I find a comic is often the next best thing.  Best of all, it costs you nothing to find out, check it out today!


   Interested in seeing my thoughts on the first issue?  My review is up here, check it out!



Written or Contributed by xaraan



leave a comment with facebook

Return to The News Stand

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: crawley, Google [Bot], IvCNuB4, Karl Cook and 108 guests