Raise Your Glass

 

 

The Chronicles of Solomon Stone #1 is finished!

The cover, 24 pages of story and the pinup are done and ready for the launch of the first eight-page chapter, next Wednesday, April 8! I don’t want to talk it up too much, but seriously, you guys? Matt Smith and Benjamin Birdie have done an absolutely amazing job with it, and I’m pretty sure that you’re all going to agree that it’s the pinnacle of American literature.

So as we count down the days ’til “Night Falls on the Cosmodrome,” why not relive the magic… again. Thrill to Solomon and Minxy’s first appearance in “Deadly Is the Hydra”, and chill to the intrigue of “One Stake… Medium Rare,” a story that impacts the Solomon Stoniverse to this very day!

Sadly, the novel cycle remains unpublished, but a bold new world awaits next Wednesday over at the Action Age. And that’s real.

10 thoughts on “Raise Your Glass

  1. I await the awesome with baited breath. (side thought what the ehck does that saying mean anyway?)

    Also, any thought to entering that competition I emailed you? Either of your previously posted Solomon Stone excerp openign paragraphs would be sure shoe-ins for victory (in a good way- I think the competition misrepresents itself, confusing `bad’ and awesome in the exact opposite way to how many did in the eighties). The only question would be which one of your sintilating sentences would prove the victor over the other.

  2. looked it up. Ah, the itnernet, I forgot I was on you. Misspelling of `bated’ archiac word, related to abated, meaning `shortened/held’. Smell the learning!

  3. “I’m curious, is this in black and white or colored?”

    I believe the correct nomenclature is a comic of color.

  4. Also, has anyone contacted you about doing an Annotated Solomon Stone, and if not, what do I have to do make it up to you for asking that?

  5. And now, writer Chris Sims answers your questions about Solomon Stone!

    I’m curious, is this in black and white or colored?

    It’s black and white with spot color, like you see in the panel above. It’s something Smithy came up with to make it a little more distinctive, and I think it works really well!

    has anyone contacted you about doing an Annotated Solomon Stone, and if not, what do I have to do make it up to you for asking that?

    Not yet, but I think we’re all holding out hope for, as Dorian suggested, LAURELL K. HAMILTON’S THE ANNOTATED SOLOMON STONE.

    Will this be kicking it radical?

    Yes.

  6. Holy shit, I nad never payed attention to Stone’s face. Is that actually a Pompadour? Jesus I’M SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW!

  7. I know, right? I just noticed it too. Now I have to call him “The world’s most extreme be-pompadoured half-vampire secret wizard private detective.”