“…Grabs you from the first and keeps going…(Colleen Doran) does it with aplomb, with soul and with a sense of joy…”
“The New York Times” best selling author of Sandman, Neverwhere, American Gods, MirrorMask
LADIES MAKING COMICS.
A Distant Soil has all the right elements to be a YA SF/F phenomenon (with an enormous adult crossover audience) if comics were read as widely as prose— an unsuspecting teenage girl with a destiny and the fate of multiple worlds on her shoulders, beautiful people with superhuman abilities, a strong supporting cast of people you can root for (and—let’s be honest—ship), gorgeous costumes that beg to be cosplayed— but unlike the books that glut the YA market today, Colleen Doran did it 25 years ago and broke rules that hadn’t even been set down yet.
“An elegantly drawn, complex cast of characters crowd through her pages and fill her multidimensional story with a complex weave of emotion and wonder.”
The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifteenth Annual Edition
St. Martin’s Press
World Fantasy award-winning author/artist of Sandman and Stardust
The digitally restored editions of the classic space opera series are now available! The story of a young girl born the heir to an alien religious dynasty was put on hold after a printer error resulted in a complete loss of our archives. After years of diligent work by restoration specialist Allan Harvey, the series is now available again in a superior format, with greatly improved printing quality, super-clean tones and line work. The technology to reproduce the work at this level did not exist when this series first appeared, and now you can get it at a lower price than our original editions which premiered in 1997.
Volume I and II are now available. Order direct from me and get it signed with a signed mini-print and FREE US SHIPPING!
In addition to superior printing, we’ve paid special attention to placing the art so the entire image area is easy to see. We know you’re all tired of comic art that gets lost in the gutters of your trade paperbacks!
In the first image, the book is laid flat on the scanner. Note how you can see all of the image area of the art. This is the new edition.
In the second image (old edition,) I have had to crush the book to get it to lie flat, and you can barely see the art in the gutter. Also, you can see the difference in the quality of the tones. The printing is not as crisp, and some line work, particularly on faces, disappears completely. This has been corrected in our new edition, as you can see!
Special thanks to our publisher and designer Jim Valentino, editor Laura Tavishati and Val Trullinger for creating our digital templates. And very special thanks to all our readers who have been so supportive and have spent years tracking down and loaning me original art for the restoration task.
Our lengthy journey is almost over: Volume III is the final work which requires restoration, and we have most of the original art. Volume IV is not missing any original art. I am also in the process of completing the entire series which ends with issue #50, which will be collected in Volume V. I am doing this between my publishing assignments for Image, DC Comics and Dark Horse, so thanks again for your great patience, understanding, and gracious support.
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