Okay we’re wrapping up our Beat Giveaway Frenzy with a special THREE BOOK DEAL. First up:
SPECIAL FORCES by Kyle Baker, a dark parody of war set in Iraq about a mentally disabled teen-aged recruit and a tough girl from the wrong side of the tracks who have to fight their way home after the rest of their unit is killed. And they do it in their underwear. Not for the squeamish!
CHANCE IN HELL by Gilbert Hernandez is one of his “pulp novels” adapting films that characters from his other works star in. If that’s too complicated for ya, just know this is the story of Empress, a once innocent girl who must survive in a harsh, desperate urban landscape that mirrors our own. With a seedy cover by Rock Altergott!
Finally, this last item isn’t a graphic novel but it’s a nice book that I wanted to find a good home for: ia trade paperback reprinting of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, illustrated by Victorian expert Dame Darcy. Talk about a perfect match. Oh, Mr Rochester!
Email your NAME and your ADDRESS to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the book you are entering the darwing for by 5 pm, Tuesdaym June 1. (Note earlier deadline.) US and Canada only, sorry! Void where prohibited.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.