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MACK!
03-10-2006, 11:30 PM
As explained on davidmackguide.com (check it out-Thanks to David Thornton).


The Alchemy #7 Jae Lee Cover Previews Product Code
Thanks to Michael Robinson of MailOrderComics.com for reporting that the Previews product code for Kabuki: The Alchemy #7 (Jae Lee alternate cover) is JAN068079. When asked why the code begins with JAN instead of MAR, like the code for the David Mack cover (MAR062137), Mr. Robinson explained, "Normally, when an item is offered as a variant edition after the catalog goes to press, they use an alternate code, which is almost always a month or two earlier on the prefix (in this case, the JAN06 as opposed to the MAR06 that you would expect)."

Spread the word. Feel welcome to cut and paste this on other boards and sites.

HotRob
03-14-2006, 12:13 PM
Thanks David (and of course DT)!!

Weird seeing how the Adam Hughes on for issue #4 had to be resolicited (thank goodness Issue 7 didn't have to be :)

Order code applied and sent to LCS, woohoo!
:D

Lazy_Metaphors
03-14-2006, 08:51 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't get excited over these covers? I mean, they've been very nice artwork by some talented creators (Hell, I think Mignola and Jae Lee are the bee's knees), but when I go to buy Kabuki, I go to buy David Mack (or, in the case of Noh stories, the artists selected for those specific pieces, who have David's outlines to work from). I want the innovation and design sense of a David Mack cover, not just another pin-up.

MACK!
03-15-2006, 12:39 AM
Am I the only one who doesn't get excited over these covers? I mean, they've been very nice artwork by some talented creators (Hell, I think Mignola and Jae Lee are the bee's knees), but when I go to buy Kabuki, I go to buy David Mack (or, in the case of Noh stories, the artists selected for those specific pieces, who have David's outlines to work from). I want the innovation and design sense of a David Mack cover, not just another pin-up.


That's very flattering, and I'm glad to hear that you continue reading the books I do specifically to see my work in it.
I am very much grateful for that. And it makes perfect sense and I hope that is why people read my book.

One of the things that is helpful about doing an extra cover like this with an artist that I like, is that it acts as a gateway for readers who do not usually read Kabuki (or never have) to pick up the book because they are a fan of the cover artist, and it sort of gives them the excuse to try the book that they have previously not been sure they wanted to take the effort and innitiative to try.

Sometimes a cover like this opens my work up to a new demographic of readers who did not know they would like the book.
The first issue of Metamorphosis with the varient STERANKO covers comes to mind. When that came out, I kept meeting readers of an older age group who said they now loved Kabuki but only became aware of it, or thought they would like it because they said if Jim Steranko thought enough of it to do the cover, that they decided it must be quality enough to try, and have been reading ever since.

With doing a creator owned series that you need to promote yourself, a chance to get new readers to take a look at the book, can be a big help.
And it can be fun in the process. I get a kick out of seeing artists that I was a fan of as a kid do their interpretation of my character.

I can see how some people may look at the varient cover offer as a problem if it is abused. Or when a big company does a dozen covers of the same issue, of course.
But when you are doing your own book, it can be a big help to get other readers to take a look at it, and can be fun for me and fans of those artists as well.

You are cetainly in the right for the view you have and for your reason to read the book. That is the way, I'd hope it to be.

But this is an extra facet of view that in my experience has been helpful in new readers finding the book, and that I and fans of those artist have enjoyed as well.

SteveZegers
03-15-2006, 03:23 AM
I like the alternate covers quite a bit. They have all been really well done, it's cool to see other artists take a swing at Mack's characters, and it' not some over priced incentive cover. They both sell for cover price so you can just pick the one you like or get both without a huge expense.

Eric Williams
03-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Has the Lee cover been released?
If so, where is it viewable?

davidmackguide.com
03-18-2006, 07:36 PM
Has the Lee cover been released?
If so, where is it viewable?
The artwork for Kabuki: The Alchemy #7 (http://davidmackguide.com/portfolio/kabuki/vol07/07.shtml) is available here (http://davidmackguide.com/portfolio/kabuki/vol07/images/07-promo.jpg).

Hope this helps :)

Best,
David Thornton >> http://davidmackguide.com

Eric Williams
03-19-2006, 03:21 AM
Looks wonderful!
Thanks.

MACK!
08-14-2006, 01:32 PM
Just in case anyone missed this code and wants that cover.
Retailers can still order it.
It ships this month for sure.