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APE AFTERMATH with Paul Pope

By the most popular or popular requests, the Isotope is proud to bring Alternative Press Expo 2014 weekend to a true climax with our second-of-two APE Aftermath bashes… with the multiple Eisner Award winning cartoonist, painter, multi-media artist, fashion designer, DJ, and true America icon Paul Pope!

Pope exploded on the scene with the new comics energy indie hit THB here in the states and the crazy-cool SUPER*TROUBLE in Japan. His work also includes the stunning BATMAN YEAR 100, HEAVY LIQUID, ESCAPO, 100%, and of course, the book we will be celebrating… BATTLING BOY and the released-that-very-week BATTLING BOY: THE RISE OF AURORA WEST.

Sure to be the talk of the weekend (who wouldn’t want to party with Paul Pope?!), our event features San Francisco’s famed spinner of tunes DJ Bearzbub and bespoke cocktails based on Paul’s comics by Kirsten Baldock. This is going to be a good one!

Paul Pope @ Isotope
Sunday, October 5th 2014
8pm – Midnight
21+ please

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APE AFTERMATH 2014 also features the one and only Ed Piskor on Sunday 10/4 !

UPDATE: We’ve regretfully had to cancel this event. Paul is sick and had to fly back home. We will make this one up on another date, sorry to disappoint folks!

In the history of the Isotope we’ve never had to cancel an event before… but THIS flyer? THIS creator? It’s kind of perfect. (laugh)

Paul Pope Sneak Peek!

We’ve all been patiently awaiting Paul Pope‘s long-rumored epic adventure BATTLING BOY like over-anxious kids on Christmas Eve… and 2013 is the year!

Monsters from another multiverse are terrorizing the dystopian sprawl of Arcopolis, an alternate Earth city full of dystopian sprawls, talking animals, and retro-futuristic ray guns. And with the planet’s greatest bastion of heroic derring-doo no longer among the living, it’s up to the 12 year old son of a demigod to save the day.

BATTLING BOY is the first of two volumes in Paul’s giant 400-page opus (to be adapted to the big screen by Brad Pitt‘s production company with Michael Chabon), this is Paul’s first major work since his 2006 Eisner Award winning BATMAN: YEAR 100, and continues his gorgeously unique European comics infused with Jack Kirby and Manga artstyle seen in 100% and HEAVY LIQUID.

The first volume arrives early this October but you lucky folks can check it out right now, thanks to an advanced preview copy gifted to us by publisher First Second Books this week.

Stop on in and we’ll show you this gorgeous new book!

X-Statix Omnibus, Isotope Edition

Last week I teased this sneak peek to my Twitter followers, and at last Marvel’s “stagger shipping” on one of our most anticipated books of the year delivers us huge stacks just this morning.

Behold, dear friends, the glory that is the X-STATIX OMNIBUS, ISOTOPE EDITION!

X-STATIX is one of the best superhero books ever made, with brilliant writing by Peter Milligan and jaw-dropping pop art by Mike Allred. I definitely consider this series (and particularly this huge Omnibus) one of my first picks as a Desert Island Read. Jam packed with stunning comic entertainment, the Omni promises to be a whopping 1200 pages of pure comics heaven! The genuinely “worst thing” to happen to this series is it gets fill-in issues by the likes of comicgods Darwyn Cooke and Paul Pope. It is seriously that good.

And in honor of this edition’s release, we’re been quietly telling you we were going to do something special to celebrate. Only here at the Isotope, the X-STATIX OMNIBUS comes with an exclusive, ultra-limited edition Mike Allred art print on acid-free/pH neutral 100% cotton rag Fabriano Watercolor Paper, lovingly printed using Epson’s archival UltraChrome inks with a lightfastness rating of over 200 years. This hand-numbered print is suitable for framing and can be proudly hung on the wall of your swank pad…

or you can choose upgrade your Omnibus from the vanilla cover version other places carry with this as an exclusive dustjacket and your bookshelf can experience the true magnificence that is the X-STATIX OMNIBUS, ISOTOPE EDITION.

These numbered dustjackets/prints are very, very limited and this offer is, as you’d expect, only while supplies last. Email for availability. Happy holidays from the Isotope and the X-STATIX team!

X-Statix Omnibus Will Blow Your Mind

In the grand tradition of the gorgeous & ultra-limited Batwoman Print we made with JH Williams III for those folks who pre-ordered the Batwoman hardcover last year… this year we have something very, very special up our Isotopic sleeves for those folks who pre-order Peter Milligan and Mike Allred‘s X-Statix Omnibus.

Needless to say, we think the X-Statix Omnibus is one of the single best funnybook things you could ever hope to put on your bookshelf, I definitely consider this one of my first picks as a Desert Island Read. And it’s jam packed with awesomeness, the Omni promises to be a whopping 1200 pages of pure comics heaven! The genuinely “worst thing” to happen to this series is it gets fill-in issues by the likes of Paul Pope and Darwyn Cooke. Yep, it is SERIOUSLY THAT GOOD.

Read more about the X-Statix series here

Expect more news on our exciting pre-order exclusive soon… but I promise you, the X-Statix Omnibus at the Isotope will truly blow your mind and make all the others Doop-green with envy!

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