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At Republican National Convention, Double Take's Jemas Vows to Make American Comics Great Again w/ 10 Trade Paperbacks

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 19 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

At Republican National Convention, Double Take's Jemas Vows to Make American Comics Great Again w/ 10 Trade Paperbacks

Jemas revealed the company's future publishing plans to delagates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.



CLEVELAND - Double Take Publisher Bill Jemas was met with resounding applause today when he announced to delegates at the Republican National Convention plans to "make American comics great again." Jemas, who doesn't technically have anything to do with the Republican party, managed to secure a speaking spot at the convention thanks to help from Newt Gingrich, who is said to be a big fan of Double Take's comic Z-Men, soon to be a major motion picture. Jemas used his time in front of the more than 5000 assembled delegates and alternate delegates from 50 states to explain Double Take's publishing strategy.

"In September, we're going to release trade paperbacks for all ten of our ongoing series in the Double Take line-up," Jemas said, pounding his fists on the podium. "First, we revolutionized single issue comics with our Super Packs, and now we're going to make trade paperbacks great again too!"

Jemas explained that, just as Double Take's single issues sold for just $2.50, or $2.00 if purchased as part of a ten-issue Super Pack that collects all ten series together for $19.99, the trade paperbacks for each of these series will be just $9.99 each. If purchased at a discount, such as from DCBS, each Double Take trade could be purchased for as little as $4.99, averaging out to just one dollar per issue included in the trades, a stark departure from the usually overpriced nature of modern comics. "I have stock options and I don't want to pay $5 for 32 pages," Jemas explained, demonstrating that he is the fiscally responsible leader the comics industry needs.

In addition, Jemas promised that, whoever was elected, Double Take would soon be launching five new #1 issues, many of which would introduce superheroes to the Double Take-iverse. "Soon you'll be able to get Super Heroes in Super Packs," Jemas told the delegates, clearly proud of his pun.

"Will this help us beat Hillary Clinton?" asked one of the delegates after several minutes of confused silence.

"Uh..." Jemas responded. "Yes?"

The crowd broke out into applause at the answer as a giant banner featuring the slogan MAKE AMERICAN COMICS GREAT AGAIN unfurled onstage, accompanied by both a fireworks display and the discharge of thousands of firearms into the air by the open-carrying attendees.

"Thank you, San Diego!" Jemas shouted to the Cleveland crowd. "Make American comics great again!" Jemas then held his arms in Nixon-style double peace signs as the Secret Service dragged him off the stage, citing more time needed later in the day for a special presentation by Clint Eastwood's empty chair. We'll keep you posted as this story develops, but, in the meantime, head to your local comic shop (July Previews page 367-368) to preorder copies of all ten Double Take trade paperbacks, out September 28, giving you a full month to enjoy them before the world ends on November 8th.

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