‘TIS THE SEASON: Impulse buys and risk-taking
To all you dedicated comics readers/fans: How many times have you purchased a book based on some appealing cover art, or given a new title a chance based on the creative team involved, or ordered something through Previews simply because the description seemed interesting?
I do it all the time and I think its’ because my individual comics hobby is nearly 95% impulse-driven. I’m always doing those things I described in the first paragraph. If it’s a new title or a new comics company - - even more so.
So, when I got wind of the offer below I acted immediately. I’ve never even heard of this comics company from Alberta, Canada until today - - but based on what’s being offered here - - new works based around classic horror concepts - - I’m a sucker for it. If I like what I read you can expect to see a review here on this blog site.
Is this a blatant commercial? Am I endorsing this product? Nope. I can’t endorse something until I know what the quality level is. So I’m not telling you to buy it. 1) I’m just giving you some insights into what makes my comic clock tick and 2) since this is a personal blog I’m sharing the news about this offer with my comics friends. I wouldn’t be your friend if I didn’t share this type of news with you, would I? The decision to check this out or not is solely your own.
Here is the official press release from RENEGADE . . . . . . . . . .
RENEGADE OFFERS THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT SET
With the end of 2011 approaching, and the build up to the Christmas festivities in full swing, Renegade Arts Entertainment has decided to get into the party spirit with a special gift package. For less than $20, until December 15th, you’ll receive one of every comic book and graphic novel Renegade has published in 2011.
Included is SHAME, the best selling graphic novel from John Bolton (Hellraiser, Man-Bat) and Lovern Kindzierski (Animal Man); SHADES OF GREY: 24 HOURS IN LONDON, the action packed comic book from William Simpson (2000 AD, Transformers) and Alexander Finbow, based on the film directed by Finbow; the first issue of the horror tour de force CHANNEL EVIL from Alan Grant (Judge Dredd) and Shane Oakley (Albion, Cthulhu Tales); and the upcoming, April 2012, collected edition of Richmond Clements and Alex Moore's TURNING TIGER.
If that wasn’t enough, Renegade will also throw in a limited edition DVD of their award winning movie adaptation of HP Lovecraft's The Outsider directed by and starring Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), your choice of one DOUG BRADLEY’S SPINECHILLERS audiobook CD, two limited edition posters and a preview comic of THE LOXLEY’S AND THE WAR OF 1812, that has only been available to retailers, convention attendees and a very limited number of comic book stores in Canada.
That's more than $50 of perfectly crafted stories for less than the price of a round of drinks at the Christmas party! This special Christmas offer will disappear in a puff of smoke on December 15th so grab it whilst it still exists, and becomes the stuff of legend, only whispered about in the dead of night.
ABOUT RENEGADE ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
We publish comic books, but only a few and we are very discerning on our choices. The mix so far has been from experienced A list writers and artists and newer blood who pitched projects just too good to turn down.
Some of our projects have come from within Renegade itself, like Alan Grant' and Shane Oakley's Channel Evil and Alexander Finbow and William Simpson's Shades Of Gray. These are projects that our creators are passionate about and all of us at Renegade believe are of the highest quality. For more information, please visit www.renegadeartsentertainment.com.