F. J. De Santo and team will be unveiling the complete Cyborg 009 graphic novel this week at SDCC. So far we’ve only had a tantalizing preview of it when they released the teaser comic a few weeks back. The book is now completed and they are making a big splash in San Diego:
“WE ARE DEBUTING THE AMAZING CYBORG 009 GRAPHIC NOVEL THIS WEEK AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE AND TRUST ME IT IS A THING OF BEAUTY. COME MEET MEMBERS OF THE TEAM (MARCUS TO, IAN HERRING, BRADLEY CRAMP AND I) AT OUR SIGNINGS AND CHECK OUT THE PANELS I’LL BE ON TALKING ABOUT THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! … HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!”
THURSDAY JULY 18
ARCHAIA BOOTH 2229: 12:00-1:30PM
FRIDAY JULY 19
ARCHAIA BOOTH 2229: 11AM-12:00
CYBORG 009 PANEL ROOM 9: 2PM-3PM
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF TEZUKA: MANGA LEGENDS ROOM 28DE 7:30-8:30
SATURDAY JULY 20
ARCHAIA BOOTH: 3:30PM-4:30PM
SUNDAY JULY 21
ARCHAIA BOOTH 2229: 11:30AM-1PM
If you’re at the Con go pay them a visit. From all the pictures I’ve seen the book is amazing!
Cyborg 009 HC
Writer: Desanto, F. j.
Artist: To, Marcus
Cover Artist: To, Marcus
On Sale: July 31, 2013
Diamond Id: MAY130800
Format: HARD COVER
Awakening in a futurist military installation with no memory of who he is or how he got there, a young man known only as Cyborg 009 has been stripped by his captors of not only his freedom but also his humanity. His body augmented by cybernetic technology, Cyborg 009 joins forces with eight other men and women, Cyborgs 001-008, and together, they set off on a journey to learn the truth of why they were turned into weapons of mass destruction, and to prevent a conflict that could very well be the start of World War III. Created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori and with hundreds of millions of copies in print worldwide, Cyborg 009 is one of the best-known manga and anime properties ever produced. Now, Archaia Entertainment and Ishimori Productions have partnered to bring this classic story to a whole new audience in a full-length original graphic novel, written by F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit) and Bradley Cramp (Gattaca), and illustrated by Marcus To (Red Robin, Huntress, The New 52) and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand).