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Joe Abercrombie's 'The First Law' Graphic Novel

Written by xaraan on Wednesday, April 10 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

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!




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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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