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Twelve Gems - Lane Milburn

Four years in the making, Twelve Gems jolts the science fiction adventure comic book back to life.  An important classic form of comics, the science fiction adventure goes back to the very beginning of comics – think Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers – and had its heyday during the “Atomic Age” of comics (1946 - 1955), most notably in the comics that were part of the EC SF line, particularly Weird Science and Weird Fantasy, where artists like Wallace Wood, Al Williamson, Joe Orlando and Al Feldstein apotheosized the genre.  Lane Milburn comes out of the Baltimore-area independent comics scene, where he first rose to prominence as a member of Closed Caption Comics, an informal group of comickers that clustered together in the orbit of the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art (aka MICA), that also included Ryan Cecil Smith, Noel Freibert, Molly O’Connell and Conor Stechschulte.  This group was notably attentive to the craft element in comics production, and produced many treasures, among them Milburn’s own The Mage’s Tower, which was a big hit here at Copacetic after we picked it up for the shop at the 2008 SPX.  In Twelve Gems, Milburn has created a playful homage to the genre that also incorporates some of the “Marvel-isms” that were injected into the form in the ’60s and ’70s by Jack Kirby (primarily in The Fantastic Four and Thor) and Jim Starlin (during his stints on Captain Marvel and Warlock).  The result is a work that can be enjoyed by a diverse body of comics readers, ranging from old school fans of the form all the way through to newbies who just saw the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.  Fantagraphics has kindly posted a hefty 23 page PDF preview to allow readers to test the waters.  We’re confident that many will subsequently decide to take the plunge.

-Bill Boichel

Thoughtful analysis by Bill Boichel! Thanks so much Bill!

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Lane Milburn’s Twelve Gems is given the once over by Ben Humeniuk at TCJ. Check it out here!

These are some of the most engaging questions I’ve ever been asked about my work! Thanks guys!

so…. is this out or what

I’ve been waiting and waiting for it to become available on book depo/amazon.co.uk :(

It’s out in the US. Should be available in UK shortly.

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Lane Milburn’s Twelve Gems is given the once over by Ben Humeniuk at TCJ. Check it out here!

These are some of the most engaging questions I’ve ever been asked about my work! Thanks guys!

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We’ve got more great comics out at comiXology! Check out Luba and Her Family by Gilbert Hernandez and Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn TODAY!

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Twelve Gems
by Lane Milburn

http://www.fantagraphics.com/twelvegems

248-page monochrome 5.75” x 8.5” softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-751-2

This sci-fi epic takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly sabre-wielding Venus; and the soft-spoken canine technician, Dogstar. They meet many strange and storied characters on their journey, but none so strange or sinister as their dear benefactor himself. With a heavy dose of humor and wall-to-wall action, this is one of the most action-packed and funny books of the year.

"It’s ’80s-indie black-and-white space-opera action as you like it!" – Robot 6

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Twelve Gems
by Lane Milburn

248-page monochrome 5.75” x 8.5” softcover • $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-751-2

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This comedic, sci-fi space epic stars three heroes enlisted to travel the galaxy in search of twelve magical gems. Their benefactor — an eccentric and reclusive scientist named Dr. Z — doesn’t actually know what the twelve gems do once obtained, but myths, theories, and rumors abound throughout the galaxy. The three heroes — with some reluctance — choose to undertake the mysterious task and regard it as a sort of paid vacation and an escape from their shady pasts. Graphic novelist Lane Milburn delivers a dense, action-packed follow-up to his Xeric Award-winning debut, Death Trap.

"Space-opera action as you like it!" – Sean Collins, Robot 6

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