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      Creator Jeffrey Smith on March 24

      Can I get a PDF copy link sent to me? I was a $15 backer. Thanks!

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      Creator Martin A. Nantus on March 23

      I have a quick question: Is the book going to be available as a PDF or just as a Comicxology book? I'd like a format I can read on my computer without having to be on line...

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      Creator Hans Erik Danielsen on March 22

      I got my code. But the book comes up as unavailabe in the library. Any tips?

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      Creator Gail Simone/Jim Calafiore on March 21

      This is Gail here, we are very sorry for the delay but the digital codes are going out TODAY!

      And I have to say, I think it looks FANTASTIC on my Nook and Ipad, haven't checked it on a Kindle yet. Again, we are new to this and it just turns out everything takes longer than we thought, but Comixology did a beautiful job, there are cool extras in the back of the digital edition, and we can't wait for you guys to finally get to see it.

      Thank you for everything!

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      Creator Clifford on March 21

      Soo when the PDF comes out could I use it to find my name in the gloriously ridiculous thank you pages in the book? That is an awful lot of backers!

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      Creator Trevor Chapman on March 7

      Another month passes and still no digital version. Anyone have an idea when we'll get our Comixology codes for this?

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      Creator Wei Jen Seah on February 5

      Yeah it's pretty disappointing how shoddy the digital only backers have been treated, still waiting on mine too

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      Creator Rob Merritt on February 1

      James, Gail said in an update a few months ago that it would be a few months after the printed book shipped and after the Comixology version. Wish this info was available up front that it could be half a year or more before the digital version would be available. Well, the legal version anyways since the book is in stores. I wouldn't have backed if I knew this would be the case.

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      Creator James McLellan on February 1

      Any word on the digital version? At this point, I don't care about the extras, I just want to read the story.

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      Creator ShinKagato on January 21

      Was about to say i hadn't gotten mine yet but noticed at least one person just got theirs 5 days ago, cant wait to read this, im sure it will be well worth the wait ^_^

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      Creator Brendan Dawson on January 17

      Got mine today, cheers Jim

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      Creator Joey Nazzari on January 11

      Any News on the Digital Version yet?

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      Creator Rob Merritt on January 4

      Its been 2 months since the paper version was sent out. When will the pdf version for backers be sent out? Do we have to wait for it to appear on the news stands?

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      Creator Adam "WeirdArms" Wiggins on January 3

      Got my copy of the book in Australia, loved it!

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      Creator Royzig on December 26

      did i miss the pdf?

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      Creator Francisco Soares on December 23

      Just got mine!! Thanks!

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      Creator Chris Hughes on December 12

      It arrived today....... yay!

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      Creator Martin Gregory on December 12

      Read the book tonight, just... damn. This is why I love Kickstarter! Please keep us updated when book 2 comes out, I will be there with bells on.

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      Creator Scott on December 6

      Just arrived in Australia. Can't wait to get home from work to read it.

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      Creator Jonathan Lane on December 5

      Just received my copy. It's sooooo good. Excellent work Gail & Jim!

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      Creator Michael Hartmann - OotG/Dream Traveller on December 5

      Got mine today. Yay!

      @Juan Carlos: I don't think there was a reward tier with a signed book, just a signed bookplate. Make sure that the bookplate (if you chose that option) is really not included. Maybe it ended up between the pages somewhere. If it is missing, there's a 'contact me' link to the right. I'm sure Gail and Jim will send it to you if you contact them.

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      Creator Cindy M on December 4

      Got mine in Canada today. The book looks awesome and the bubble wrap it came in is great too! =P Thanks so much!

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      Creator Sebion on December 4

      Just wanted to say that mine arrived today in Germany :). Looking forward to actually reading it!

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      Creator Juan Carlos Chavando Lopez on December 3

      Just got mine today in CancĂșn MĂ©xico but it is not signed. What should I do ?

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      Creator Chris Hughes on December 3

      Not had mine yet, in the UK :(

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      Creator Lorenz Aschaber on December 3

      Yay mine just arrived here in Austria!! Thank you!

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      Creator Evan Meadow on December 3

      Got mine today here in AZ. Can't wait to read it.

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      Creator Frederico Rodrigues on December 2

      Just received mine today in Lisbon, Portugal.
      Thanks

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      Creator Junik on December 1

      arrived this week in germany.
      just awesome. thank you very much.

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      Creator Evan Meadow on November 30

      Still eagerly awaiting arrival here in Arizona.

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      Creator Dablue on November 29

      Package arrived here in Holland . Awesome work guys, cant wait for no. 2 (of the book that is)

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      Creator Christian Denton on November 28

      Just arrived today in Moncton, NB, Canada. LOVED IT! When can I give you more of my money for the second installment? Will it be a Kickstarter as well? Thanks to all your hard work. It definitely shows in the final product.

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      Creator Gregory Kane on November 28

      Just got mine today! Awesome to see! My OCD-like tendancies REALLY hates what you did with the Thank You page ;-) but at least I might actually read through the othernames as a result ;-)

      What's the deal with a lack of title page? So bizarre! Misprint? Or special edition? A little of both?

      Story is intact, so not really concerned :) It just made me paranoid that it was a misprint! :p

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      Creator Karsten Kopplin on November 27

      My book arrived here in Germany today. And it looks amazing. Complete with a double signed bookplate, a bookmark and a postcard. I'm so glad I was part of this kickstarter, and I'm looking forward to what else is coming from you fine folks in the future! :D

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      Creator Brad Carter on November 27

      Book received today (Ontario, Canada).

      I haven't been paying real close attention to the updates, so the fact that the book is:
      1. hardcover
      2. longer and more text-dense than expected
      3. so beautifully illustrated, and
      4. printed on such high quality stock
      are very nice surprises indeed!

      Great value for my money, looking forward to getting the Comixology version, too.

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      Creator Alonso Tejeda on November 27

      Got It yesterday. Thanks

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      Creator Scott McEwan on November 27

      Brilliant, I want more :)

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      Creator Matthew Martin on November 27

      Got it, read it, enjoyed it. Thanks!

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      Creator Queso6p4 on November 27

      @Dablue: It's crazy how time flies, but it'll be worth it.

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      Creator The Clown Who Waits on November 27

      Forgot to mention but I got mine late last week :)

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      Creator Magnus H. Blystad on November 26

      Got mine today! (Norway). Looking forward to it =)

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      Creator John Chamberlin on November 26

      I got mine yesterday! Awesome book! I'm ready for more!

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      Creator Roy MacKenzie on November 26

      Great work Gail and Jim! Got my copy a week or so ago, and it was fantastic. Looking forward to #2!

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      Creator Ronnie M on November 26

      Read my copy last night. Great job, Gail and Jim. I loved the layers of mystery.

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      Creator Taylor Ramsey on November 26

      Mine arrived yesterday and was read immediately.
      Much darker than I expected, but VERY good. A beautiful book!

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      Creator Scott McEwan on November 26

      Got mine today in the UK. Cannot wait to delve into it.

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      Creator John Michael Davis on November 25

      Book came today, and it is awesome!!!

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      Creator Patterson James on November 25

      Still don't have mine. At least I have an awesome Nightcrawler sketch.

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      Creator Joe Lawler on November 25

      I got my book today and it looks great. Thanks so much!

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      Creator John Chamberlin on November 25

      Fear not friends across the pond! I live in Atlanta, GA and I haven't received my copy yet either so you're not the only ones still anxiously waiting. The anticipation will make the reward that much sweeter!

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