Sean Maher's Quality Control

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Elk's Run has risen!

The true seven soldiers of victory, then, are Josh Fialkov, Noel Tuazon, Scott A. Keating, Datsun Tran, Jason Hanley, Jason Rodriguez and Christopher Arundel - the fine men responsible for bringing Elk's Run to the reading public.

I've been apey over this book since well before the release of the first issue, having nabbed an early review copy and been totally blown away. In spite of a series of publishing misadventures, the book quickly established a fiercely loyal readership (comparable, I'd say, to those kids who never stop telling me to read Scott Pilgrim).

I did another big review of the third issue, loved the fourth, and eagerly waited for the rest. And just when things looked bleakest --



-- the announcement came!

New York, NY – June 5, 2006 – Villard, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today that it will be publishing Elk’s Run by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon. The graphic novel will collect the complete eight-issue comic book series, and will give readers their first opportunity to finally read the story all the way through to its explosive conclusion.

For those just coming in:

Elk's Run is the story of a small-town militia. After years of peaceful insularity, the town of Elk's Ridge is rocked when a drunk driver kills one of their children while trying to escape through the only tunnel out of town. The town's brutal public revenge on the man finally spurs some of the children to reject their parents' way of life, just as the militia's war against the outside world is about to begin.

That's just the start of the story. The book's just been nominated for a staggering seven Harvey awards, and I'm psyched to see the creative team get the recognition they deserve, but I'm even happier just to see my chance to finish reading the story come around the bend.

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  • At 1:49 PM, Blogger Tom Waltz said…

    This is great news! Very happy for Josh and Co.!

    Tom Waltz

     
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