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Collecting the first five chapters of the Lady Sabre steampunk-adventure webcomic by Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett.
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The Books Have Arrived Update! (part 1)

Posted by Greg Rucka (Creator)
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Just got back from the storage facility that is housing the 13 pallets of books that arrived -- at long last -- this morning. 

Thirteen pallets is a lot of books, my friends. It's a lot of books.

A corner -- a CORNER -- of ONE -- one! -- of our storage units.
A corner -- a CORNER -- of ONE -- one! -- of our storage units.

There were 303 cartons of the Lady Sabre trade alone. That's the Book in Cloth Covers edition. 303 cartons.

This is the book in real life.
This is the book in real life.

The books, they are beautiful.

The Script Book!
The Script Book!
The Pocket Guide!
The Pocket Guide!

To give you a sense of scale, the basic trade was packed in boxes of 10. The Script Book was packed in boxes of 64. The Pocket Guide? Boxes of 122. Rare and Royal got treated like a princess, and only was packed with five other boxes, scented with rose petals.

She's a pretty, pretty princess.
She's a pretty, pretty princess.

Shrink-wrapped, no less.

Behold their beauty! Soon, yes, soon, they shall be in your hands! Rick arrives in Portland via Seattle a week from today, and together he and I will begin signing, inscribing, remarquing, and otherwise defacing the books. We're still awaiting the arrival of the patches, the paper dolls, and the bookplates, but everything for each of those items is now finalized and either undergoing printing or about to be printed.

Your patience will soon be rewarded, as will, we hope, your faith.

Thank you again. We think you will be very happy with the books you helped us make.

A second update will follow this one with specifics about Emerald City Comic Con and Bridge City Comics Launch Event pick-up.

Hold Fast!

Greg

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    1. Keith & Diana on

      I would prefer you made money and thus felt inclined to keep doing this comic for a long time to come.

      Ergo, I encourage you to sell 'em. Just keep enough spare for damaged shipments, eh? Our postal system appears to involve a cointoss and a sledgehammer somewhere in the delivery line...

    2. Brad Barnes on

      Golly gee willikers, gentlemen, behold what your sweat and toil has wrought! Wonders, I tell you true, wondrous for a generation and I say thee more! Hold fast!

    3. RogueJawa on

      My book is in that there pile somewhere. I wants it. :D

    4. Rachael Sparks on

      Don't want to bother you in the middle of your splendid mayhem but... How can we upgrade to the printed copy of the book? I'm terribly eager to have it in my hands like all the hundreds of other lucky fans <3