Oni Press is pleased to announce a special hardcover edition of its upcoming THE COMPLETE SOULWIND graphic novel. Written and drawn by Scott Morse, this epic adventure debuted over six years ago, and was eventually released as five volumes. This collection will be the first time the entire story has appeared in under one cover.
The hardcover edition will be limited to 100 copies. It will be sold to comic shops exclusively by Coldcut Distribution. Fans can also buy it from Oni Press through their website or at conventions. While the interior material will be the same as in the trade paperback, it will feature a new painted cover by Scott Morse.
“A giant SOULWIND compendium has probably been the most requested book amongst Oni fans,” Oni publisher Joe Nozemack said, “with a small contingent lobbying for it to be a hardcover book. Scott showed us the hardcover version of his BAREFOOT SERPENT graphic novel, and it became obvious that this was a book we wanted on our shelf, too. Since the normal solicitation time had already gone, we decided to do this really special, and to work with Coldcut, who have been a great friend to independent comics over the years.”
This massive book, clocking in at 520 pages, will retail for $60, and once the print run is gone, they’ll be gone for good.
“Think of this along the lines of collecting all the books for LORD OF THE RINGS,” Oni editor James Lucas Jones commented. “Each volume stands well on its own, but when you sit down with THE COMPLETE SOULWIND, it reveals itself to be so much more.”
THE COMPLETE SOULWIND trade paperback ships November 19, 2003, and retails for $29.95. Both editions of the book will be printed at digest size, 5.5″ X 8″.
Readers unfamiliar with SOULWIND who want to take it for a test drive can download a segment of the first chapter at http://www.onipress.com/freecomic/.