Super-rare Manya mini comic from 1994. What?

plmgraphicnovel:

We are only just getting started….

jdglassbooks:

There are times you get an opportunity, a chance to do something, but this time, you get to do it right, the way it should be, the way you want it to go.

Because sometimes, you’re lucky, and that chance comes with a little more experience, a little more flexibility, a little more room to stretch in the ways that you know you can, in the ways that you know you really, really, want to.

First Blood is exactly that.

When I first created this story and this character, long before I ever even set pen to paper or digits to keyboard, I knew things.

I knew WHO this story is about.

I knew WHAT this story is about.

I knew the WHERE of it.

I knew the WHEN of it.

And I knew the WHY.

It’s because I knew (and know) all these things, that I also knew something else: how and what it looks like.

So…I got an opportunity: a chance to tell this story the way it should be told, from the ground up, and even better, the chance to have the incredible Kris Dresen actualize the vision in my head.

From the cover - front-to-back - to the inside art, the sword that declares new sections, the chapter plates that illustrate the growing master of the protagonist within, I am humbly proud, so damned pleased, and absolutely thrilled.

Because this story - even if you think you’ve read it before - you’ll realize, you haven’t, not like this, not in the fullness and richness of its detail, on every level.

So much love, and so much magic, went into making this story come to life.

And if you’ve never ever seen it or read any version of it before, you’re in for an extra special treat, because this is THE story, the way it should be told, the way it should be seen.

I am very excited to share the wonder of it with you.

You can see join the excitement here: https://www.createspace.com/4742951 and here: http://www.amazon.com/First-Blood-J-D-Glass/dp/1938988426/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396977221&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=jd+glass+first+blood

I loved this book when I first read it - before I even really knew JD that well. So it is truly MY honor to work on this new, expanded book. It’s, quite honestly, really fucking good.

jdglassbooks:

And so…I just typed the BEST WORDS EVER: The End—For Now. FIRST BLOOD is complete, both writing and edit. Now, a tweak or two to format, and you’ll be able to have it in your hot li’l hand ‘fore you know it! And if you’re in Milwaukee on Apr 12, you may even get to hear me read from it :-)

jdglassbooks:

And so…I just typed the BEST WORDS EVER: The End—For Now. FIRST BLOOD is complete, both writing and edit. Now, a tweak or two to format, and you’ll be able to have it in your hot li’l hand ‘fore you know it! And if you’re in Milwaukee on Apr 12, you may even get to hear me read from it :-)

jdglass:

Ok, ok, I freely and happily admit I’m going out of my freakin’ mind with delight - First Blood looks so DAMNED HOT and it’s all because of Kris Dresen, aka kris dresen. THIS IS WHY!!!

jdglass:

"…it seemed that if we said it out loud, put it into actual words and admitted this…this indefinable thing…it would plunge us both into something neither one of us could handle. And if we did this, if we went there, I didn’t know if I could handle it, if I could again survive—if I would even want to—living without it when the inevitable happened."
—First Blood, JD Glass