Now in Print

The life of a book can happen in a seeming instant or gestate for a really long time. In the end, though, you get the finished product and can’t help but marvel at it.

On September 28, 2006 I was formally invited to write The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. 316,000 words and 18 months later, it’s a printed book. Chris Cerasi, my editor at DC, sent me the first copy off the presses and it arrived today. It’s a wonder to behold and I beam with pride as I flip through the pages. A writer can get spoiled by a well edited, amazingly designed project. It’ll be in stores within the next few weeks and I can’t wait for your feedback.

On the other hand, the production delays have slowed down Tales of Zorro from its initial February release. I got an e-mail today saying it is finally on press and due out in a few weeks.

Finally, Rob Simpson, my DH Books editor, tells me the street date for Hellboy II: The Golden Army is now June 12 so stay tuned.

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