To mark the arrival of the first collected edition of D’Israeli and Rob William’s Ordinary we’ll be offering a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate!
Ordinary reads like a cross between the X-Men (or Inhumans) and that one speech from Pixar’s The Incredibles. You know the one. How giving everybody extraordinary powers would effectively leave us all unremarkable? Only in the hands of Williams and D’Israeli the consequences are much higher with the human race using their newly acquired powers to settle petty disputes and start wars.
When a strange plague gives every human being on the planet special powers, it’s seen as the next step in human evolution. But hope quickly turns to terror, as every war, terrorist attack, every crime, every simple street argument escalates a truly horrific point.
The world is tearing itself apart – every trouble spot becomes a monstrous war zone and nuclear Armageddon looms. The plague MUST be cured if humankind is to survive.
The key lies in the blood of the only human being who DIDN’T get powers when the plague hit. A downtrodden, recently divorced New York plumber named Michael Fisher. The most ordinary man alive has suddenly become the most extraordinary person on Planet Earth.
Giant baseball players, grannies aging in reverse, a talking Grizzly bear. That’s nothing out of the Ordinary!
But what about the bookplate? It’s got everything you could want and more: Ordinary’s protagonist, a broken toilet, and a smoking grizzly bear. Spot on.
Our 200 A6 bookplates have been printed on high quality card and signed by D’Israeli. They’ll be available with the first, you guessed it, 200 copies of Ordinary which will be available in the shop and by mail order. If you’d like a copy popped aside or in the post then drop a line to email@example.com and we can sort that out. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for the rest of the world by request.
Stop the presses – we have some exceptionally good news: Jeff Lemire has created a print just for Gosh! to help celebrate his and Scott Snyder’s signing appearance, featuring a rather ominous meeting of his Sweet Tooth characters and Scott and Jock’s Wytches.
Vertigo describe Sweet Tooth as: Jeff Lemire’s acclaimed series introduces Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid who was raised in isolation following a pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father, he’s left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd, who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find ‘The Preserve,’ a refuge for hybrids.
And Image wax just as lyrical about Wytches (we don’t blame ‘em, we’d sold out of #1 within hours of opening the boxes) by Scott Snyder: Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived.
Our exclusive A3 digital print combines the cast of both titles, will be limited to 100 copies and signed by both Jeff and Scott. It’ll retail at just £25 and will be available from the 14th of November in store and via mail order.
Prints bought in the shop will be packed flat and mail orders will be popped into a protective tube. If you’re interested in reserving yourself a copy then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
Silver Surfer re-surfaced as part of Marvel Now and we’ve been loving this monthly slice of intergalactic story telling. In fact we love it so much that to celebrate the release of first volume, A New Dawn, we have an exclusive bookplate created by the artist Mike Allred.
Mike’s artwork has also been appearing on our shelves this year via his covers for All-New Doop, Batman ’66, and a whole heap of DC varient covers but you’ll remember him of course from his earlier work Madman (which he created way back when in ’92).
The bookplate features both the Surfer and a particularly ominous Galactus looming behind him. The characters are rendered in Mike’s bold and instantly recognisable style and we couldn’t be happier with it! The bookplate is A6, has been printed on a high quality card, and we’ve got 200 of these beauties signed and numbered by Mike.
If you’re not local but still want to get your mitts on this exclusive bookplate then get in touch via email@example.com. The book retails at £13.50 and is available for mail order. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 while postage quotes for anywhere further afield are available on request.
Zenith Phase 1 is coming to Gosh!, and we have an exclusive bookplate by the amazing Steve Yeowell to celebrate the launch.
You’ll have seen Steve’s work gracing the pages of titles like Judge Dredd, Sinister Dexter, Red Seas and A Life Less Ordinary (a graphic novelization of the Danny Boyle film). And now, after the complete Zenith (limited to 1000 copies) sold out, Rebellion have listened to the appeals of fans and decided to release the book, originally serialised in 2000AD between ’87 and ’92, in it’s original Phases.
And the bookplate? Well, we’re absolutely crazy for the artwork Steve created; a striking portrait of Zenith’s lead Robert McDowell and the iconic ‘Z’. It’s larger than our standard bookplates (A5) but printed on the same high quality card and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.
The prints themselves are all signed by Steve and numbered up to 200.
The book retails at £20 and if you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.
Tim Minchin is a musician, composer, songwriter, actor, and comedian. He’s written stand-up, musicals, and now a brilliant book: Storm. And to celebrate? We’re releasing a Gosh! Exclusive Bookplate designed by DC Turner.
According to Tim’s website “Storm started its life as a jazz-backed beat-poem, written for Tim’s 2008 live show, Ready For This? In 2011, the poem was made into an animated short film by DC Turner and Tracy King. The film was a YouTube hit, and has been viewed over 3 million times. (A lot of views, even for a short video featuring a kitten. For a nine-and-a-half-minute-long beat poem about science and philosophy, it’s pretty much unheard of.)”
“A storm is brewing in the confines of a London dinner party. Small talk quickly descends into a verbal and intellectual battle between science and belief, as comedian Tim goes head to head with the mysterious fifth guest at the table – a hippy named Storm.”
As well as wickedly funny poetry the book boasts a forward by Neil Gaiman and an insight into the mind of Mr Minchin; from initial inspiration to perfecting the poem for performance, Tim details the whole working process. But what could make the whole package even more exciting? A Gosh Exclusive Bookplate Edition of course! DC Turner, the mastermind behind the animation and the illustrations of the book, has created a portrait of Tim looking storm-swept and unimpressed. The bookplate is A6, printed on high quality card, and limited to the first 200 copies of the book.
The book is out TODAY (Thursday the 16th of October) and retails at £12.99. If you’d like us to pop a copy aside for you or arrange a mail order then drop a line to email@example.com. Postage within the UK is a flat rate of £5 and quotes for postage elsewhere are available on request.
It’s finally here, the first volume of Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’sThe Wicked + The Divine and boy are we ready!
Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, where gods are the ultimate pop stars. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever.
If you’re looking for a story that has sharply dressed gods, more pop-culture references than you can shake a stick at, and month after month of gorgeous cover art then The Wicked and the Divine should be the first book on your S/O. You’ll know Jamie and Kieron from past projects like Phonogram and Young Avengers. Then of course there’s the Marvel titles that Kieron has worked on over the years; from Thor to the X-Men (and managing to spend a little time with Iron Man along the way). If the faces peering at you from the covers of The Wicked and The Divine seem familiar it’s likely due to Jamie’s gorgeous cover art for Marvel titles Ms Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Nightcrawler (and that’s not even listing the titles that boast interior artwork by him).
The pair will be joining us for drinks and a knees up, signing copies and being their generally charming and affable selves. The party kicks off at 7pm on November 12th. If you’re unable to make it along to the event then drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a signed copy for you. Mail-outs are available and postal quotes can be arranged on request!
Brandon Graham and Inkstuds: Signing and Live Podcast. If that’s not the longest event title we’ve had to date I don’t know what is! Regardless, we’re over the moon to announce that we’ll be joined by Brandon and the clever chap behind Inkstuds, Robin McConnell, for (you guessed it) a signing and live podcast.
Gosh! regulars will be very familiar with the work of Brandon Graham,, which includes the likes of Multiple Warheads, Walrus and King City.
Most recently he’s been the guiding hand on the Image comics Prophet re-boot; working closely with Simon Roy and an array of incredibly talented artists.
Inkstuds is “Citr’s aural answer to the wonderful world of comics. Hosted by Robin McConnell, and a rotating cast of sidekicks, Inkstuds explores the underbelly of the comics world, interviewing some of today’s top creators. Inkstuds focuses on underground and indy comics from publishers like Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Drawn and Quarterly and more. The talent interviewed ranges from the legends of alternative comics to some kid who has only put out a couple of mini’s, all with something new and interesting to share with the reading public.”
The event will be on Friday the 21st of November, kicking off with the signing between 5pm – 7pm followed by the live podcast from 7.30pm-9pm. We’re expecting both events to be busy so we’ll be limiting the signing to three items per customer. If you can’t make it along to the event but would like us to get something signed for you then let us know! Postage in the UK is a flat rate of £5 and all other quotes are on request; get in touch via email@example.com