Free Elric!

Many apologies for my long silence, everybody. It’s been… sheesh, two months since I last posted to my blog. Oy.

Well, I’ll try to be a bit more timely with the updates in future, and today I’ve got an update that’s especially timely. Tomorrow, May 7th, is Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops all over the place give out scads of new comics for free. Most of the free offerings are introductory issues, “jumping-on points” as they’re called. And there’s one point in particular that I hope you consider jumping on.

 This summer sees the launch of a new 12 issue miniseries that represents a dream come true for me, Elric: The Balance Lost. As an ardent fan of the works of Michael Moorcock for the better part of three decades, the chance to add a tiny bit to the continuing story of the Eternal Champion and the Multiverse is, well, it’s a dream come true. And with art by Francesco Biagini and colors by Stephen Downer, the series is going to look amazing.

A 10-page prologue to Elric: The Balance Lost is one of BOOM! Studios offerings for Free Comic Book Day, so if you’re on the fence about picking up the series this summer, you can get the free prologue and try it on or size. Heck, you can even read the first few pages right now online and decide if you want to pick up the free thing tomorrow. What do you have to lose?!

And if you’re in the Austin area and want to get a free copy defaced by me, I’ll be signing at Austin Books & Comics from 10AM to 5PM. Come on by and say howdy, why don’t you?


  • Bill Spangler

    I’m definitely psyched for “The Balance Lost.” Elric is the classic character, and it’s always a pleasure to see him, but, personally, I’ve got a soft spot for Dorian Hawkmoon, so I’m particularly looking forward to seeing him in action again.
    Not sure if I need a SPOILER ALERT on this, but I’ll err on the side of caution.

    I’m pretty well read on Moorcock–another place where our tastes overlap(g)–but I haven’t read everything, so I’m going to ask: is Eric Beck the brand-new character you mentioned in an interview, or is he the character mentioned once by Moorcock?

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