IDW publisher Chris Ryall announces on his blog that IDW will publish the first trade paperback collection of Thom Zahler’s Love and Capes:
Harlan Ellison, of all people, called me up and encouraged me to give the book a look, raving (not ranting, but raving) about the sweetness and humor of the story. When a guy of Ellison’s standing talks up a comic that he really likes, it definitely deserves a look. So I contacted Thom, we had a nice chat, he sent me the comics… and then began my usual near-impossible task of simply finding time to read them. But finally, with Thom patiently waiting, I gave one a look, and was hooked. It really is a great, charming story. In the press release, I mentioned that only Tom Beland’s comics feel like they’ve got as much heart and good humor as these comics. But where Tom’s are based on his life, Thom’s are a full-on romantic comedy with superheroes. Not like that painful Uma Thurman movie, but more like THE INCREDIBLES.
Hopefully this will drive more people to check out the book, which definitely deserves a wider audience. Visit Thom’s site to read the press release. The trade comes out in November.