I’m told that the hardcover edition of Joe Kelly and Chris Bachalo’s Captain Stoneheart and the Truth Fairy (subtitled a Grim Tale of Broken Bones and Broken Hearts) will be in stores from yesterday (7/10/08).
“CAPTAIN STONEHEART, as he was known by tremblin’ ol’ Sea Dogs, was a Savage Nightmare of a Beast, feared not just for his Sword or his Ship or his Might, but most especially for his Temper! But as Water twists and turns on its way out to Sea, so did the bitter Captain’s life, the Day he set Eyes on the TRUTH FAIRY…”
The story was originally published in Elephant Men #7 but this oversized format really gives it a chance to explode off the page.
In addition to the story itself, the deluxe oversized hardcover edition features the original full script by Joe Kelly, complete pencil artwork by Chris Bachalo and an audio CD. All in all that sounds like a pretty sweet package. But if that isn’t enough to sell you on this project, check out the sample pages.
I’m always a little mixed when it comes to Chris Bachalo. I loved his early work on Shade the Changing Man and have never quite gotten comfortable with his current style. But I can’t deny that it looks really good in the samples.
Captain Stoneheart and the Truth Fairy is an 80 page hardcover book with a recommended retail price of $19.99.eoghann.com..