Aren't All Days Cyber Days Now?
(Man, talk about a word that sounds super weird the more you say it... CYBER. Weird.)
Remember like two days ago when I was all “there’s really cool BIRDS OF PREY art I can’t show you yet but I’ll ask and see if I can?” Well, my editor Ben is the best and so he’s said I can show it off to you guys today. I don’t know that it’s going to actually end up as a cover or not — but wherever it ends up, it’s gorgeous, and will give you an awesome peek at what guest artist Arist Deyn is cooking up for the interiors on BIRDS OF PREY 5 (out the first week of January!)
Real quick before we do that, a reminder about the store sale and Ebay auctions — which end today - in a few hours! All five of these covers are currently under $200 — so you might be able to sneak in and get one for cheap(er). ;D
The webstore sale continues until midnight tonight:
10% off everything in the WEBSTORE (Code: BIRDS4EVA)
Buy one, get one free BLACK CLOAK VOL 1 (while supplies last)
And for paid backers, there’s also a new discount code (check the 11/24/23 email for the code if you missed it).
I’ve also added BIRDS OF PREY #4 to the shop!*
*For any of you that have placed multiple orders, I can (and will) combine shipping and refund you extra shipping whenever possible.
I want to give a quick shout out to Torunnn Gronbekk — who just launched a Substack newsletter — and who is terrific and worth a follow. You may know Gronbekk through her Marvel work — lots of Thor, Valkyries, and Carnage (Oooh! And the Captain Marvel Annual!) — but she’s also doing cool stuff with Red Sonja at Dynamite.
Another big reason to find Torunn fascinating (and, no pun intended… WORTHY) is that she’s a deeply talented artist as well as a powerful writer. And we’re not talking “kelly thompson joke sketches on blank covers” we’re talking the real deal here. She’s giving away this painting of Allfather Odin to a lucky subscriber — so get on over there before you miss out! Also, friend of the stack, Matthew Rosenberg just put up a great interview with her today, so check that out too!
Okay, how about that BIRDS OF PREY art by guest artist Arist Deyn? Yeah, here we go!
The whole issue honestly has this wild kinetic vibe. Very fun. And coming as it does, right after our incredible BIRDS OF PREY #4 “EVERYONE FIGHT!” ISSUE (NEXT WEEK!!!!), I think it’s an especially cool treat.
I also just want to take a second and say thank you to all of you that followed me over to DC and tried out BIRDS OF PREY. The book has been a wild success — every issue has made the Top 10 of Bleeding Cool’s Bestseller list (which is based on them surveying top shops to see what’s actually selling) and the just released ICv2 numbers show BOP #2 in the top 20 (and beating Wonder Woman #2, which is shocking). So THANK YOU. I’d like to write this book a long time and you’re all helping that to happen by not only reading, but spreading the word. It means a lot to me.
Speaking of, I haven’t talked much about the BIRDS OF PREY: UNCOVERED #1 releasing in February. I don’t know exactly what covers are inside, but Leo, Jordie, and I did a little one page strip to open the book that is pretty damn fun. That plus this incredibly gorgeous (and secretly inspiring, don’t ask!) Greg Tocchini cover should be enough to sell folks I’d think:
Oh! I have more Bluesky codes! I think I have three. Ask for one in the comments and you shall receive. Well, until I run out.
Okay. Back to the writing mines with me. Everyone who ordered from the shop or who bought a sketch cover via the store or Ebay, all orders should go out by the end of the week. THANK YOU!