The eagerly awaited Echolands # 1 by JH Williams III (Promethea, The Sandman: Overture, Batman), W. Haden Blackman (Star Wars, Elektra), colorist Dave Stewart and letterer Todd Klein launched with immense critical success and sold completely at the distributor level. The first issue is being printed in order to meet the escalating demand.
“The response to the launch of Echolands was overwhelming and humiliating, ”said Williams III. “With so many people embracing the project beyond expectations, our team is grateful and excited to continue to bring this epic story to readers around the world. “
This jaw-dropping launch defies comic book media expectations and offers an unforgettable eye candy in a sprawling landscape format. Each broadcast page expertly showcases the artwork, and the unique reading experience instantly thrilled fans with excitement for its compelling history.
Set in a bizarre future world that has forgotten its history, Echolands follows reckless thief Hope Redhood. Hope holds the key to uncovering a strange and dark past, but only if she and her crew can escape a tyrannical wizard and her unstoppable daughter. But fate will send them all on a path leading to a war between worlds.
Echolands is an epic of mythical fiction where anything is possible; a fast-paced genre mashup adventure that combines everything from horror movie vampires and classic gangsters and cyborg elves, to roman demigods and retro rockets. It’s going to be a hell of a ride!
“With a format and style of its own, Echolands is almost a brochure for its own potential to be the next big major comic book. –AIPT
“Overflowing in the best way possible… this comic is an explosion of excess and unyielding chaotic fun.” –Multiversity comics
“A comic you should try based on illustrations only.” –ComicBook.com
“An explosion of immersive fantastic originality. The story that JH Williams and W. Haden Blackman have invented is full of mystery and suspense, and delivered with masterful precision. Williams and Dave Stewart’s visuals are incredibly wild and wonderful, only matched by the couple’s other works. –Monkey Fighting Robots
“It’s all fictional worlds, each with their own unique art style, intersecting and exploding with the magic and crackle of JHW3. I can’t wait to see where he and Haden Blackman take us, to a world where anything can happen, and will undoubtedly happen. —Neil Gaiman, The sandman, the American gods
“So complex, unique and skillfully executed, it pushes the medium in new directions and arouses an invigorated interest in the comic book medium itself.” —Robert Kirkman, Invincible, The Walking Dead
“A dazzling, kinetic ride through an exquisitely crafted fantasy world brimming with graphic energy and excitement.” —Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Kingsman
“Echolands“San Francisco’s fallen fantasy is painted as a monstrous blend of magic and technology, and reads like a hit car chase.” —Kyle Shutt, The sword
“To have it in your eyes is a huge understatement. I love watching the designs as they develop with more detail emerging every time I look at it. —Debbie Harry, Blondie Face It: A Memoir
“The integration of image and history develops an archetypal language that is here simultaneously in these pages and in our subconscious. The limits are pushed back. I think I saw some of these things in my dreams. —Chris Stein, Blondie, Point Of View: Me, New York and the Punk Scene
“One of the most remarkable, innovative and captivating uses of the medium that I have seen. From the rich cast, a story that hooks you from the first page and pulls you along, to the maze-like layouts that turn your head to read. There are few comics that offer a truly unique experience, but this one really does, sometimes feeling like a tabletop role-playing game from top to bottom, and at others a trippy, immersive VR story, but still. with the bounce and readability you expect from a great comic. The limits of a comic book page are still waiting to be pushed, and Echolands does it masterfully, hinting at what might be possible, making us excited to turn the page. – Lea Moore, The Doors: Morrison Hotel, Conspiracy of Ravens, Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
“Echolands is utterly beautiful and completely convincing. A fabulous cast of characters and a story that hits the ground running. I’m addicted and can’t wait for the next issue. —Kat Howard, Books of magic, a wickedness of magicians
Echolands # 1, second printing Cover A (Diamond code JUN219179) and Echolands # 1, second printing Cover B 1:25 copy incentive (Diamond Code JUN219180) will be available at comic bookstores on Wednesday, October 6.
Available Wednesday, September 29:
Echolands # 2 Cover A by Williams III – Diamond Code JUL210225
Echolands # 2 Cover B by Sampson – Diamond Code JUL210226
Echolands Raw Cut Edition # 1 Cover A by Williams III – Diamond Code JUL210058
Echolands Raw Cut Edition # 1 Cover B by Williams III – Diamond Code JUL210059
Echolands # 1 will also be available for purchase on many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
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