There’s a hero. He saves the day. But what effect does he have on everyone else’s life?
This is the book where you never see the hero. It isn’t about him. These are the tales of the man on the street, the cop on the beat, the dreamers and schemers and even the kid playing with a doll of the hero. One person can change the world for so many…
This is a complete collection of the series that got Nat Gertler the first of his Eisner Award nominations. Over 20 short stories in all adding up to one full graphic novel, with a range of artists including Huntress co-creator Joe Staton, children’s book creator Adam Rex, mini-comics king Matt Feazell, crime novelist Alex Grecian, and Eisner- and LA Times Book Prize-winning graphic novelist Carla Speed McNeil.
- “Exposure”, art by Adam Rex & Paul Whitehead
- “Arms and the Man”, art by Janine Johnston
- “Protection”, art by Alex Grecian
- “To Serve and Protect”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
- “Da-Daba-Dumma-Dum-Da-Data”, art by Joe Staton
- “Escalation”, art by Alex Grecian
- “Telephone for the ‘90s”, art by Nat Gertler
- “Commute”, art by Mike Vosburg
- “Da Oudda-Towners”, art by Matt Feazell
- “Disagreement”, art by John Drury
- “In Need”, art by Tom Luth
- “Clothes Making”, art by Carla Speed McNeil
- “Essay”, art by Rich Johnston
- “The Green Diamond Protocol”, art by Carlos Saldaña
- “Dull Summer Day”, art by Paul Whitehead
- “The Limits of the Lawyer”, art by Ted Slampyak
- “Direction”, art by Mark Lewis
- “Action”, art by Jim Schumaker & Bradley Walton
- “I am the Factor”, art by Justine Shaw
- “I am Too the Factor”, art by Rich Johnston
- “I am the Factoy”, art by Rusty Haller
- “News Carrier”, art by Jim Wheelock
- “At Joe’s Lunch Stop”, art by Jason Whitley
- “Friday Morning, 11:47 AM”, art by Justine Shaw
- Paperback : 127 pages, black and white
- ISBN-10 : 194999645X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1949996456
- Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.29 x 10 inches
14 short tales from the off-kilter viewpoint of Nat Gertler. There’s the young growing werewolf, the hardboiled space detective, the world that’s defined by pop music, the man whose love life is dictated by his tattoos. This includes four stories that have never seen print before, as well as ten favorites previously published in publications big and small.
List Price: $5.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories
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Written by Nat Gertler
Drawn by Tess Fowler
Young Jenny woke up one morning and discovered that everyone was gone… everyone in her family, everyone in the city. All that was left was herself… and cats.
Jenny’s City is an all-ages comic book about the adventures of a girl with the freedom to explore and to make her own way. And it’s all told in silence, no dialog, because she has no one to converse with.
But this book isn’t just some comic book stories, although there are two full 10-page adventures. What you get is the full proposal for the comic, with not just the finished stories but the scripts for two more tales, and plot concepts for several beyond that.
List Price: $5.99
7.13″ x 10.25″ (18.11 x 26.035 cm)
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
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For anyone who makes comics or wants to, here is a collection of sample scripts from some of the best and brightest folks in the comic book business. Includes a Marvel-style plot from Cyborg creator Marv Wolfman, full scripts from Neil Gaiman (Miracleman), Kurt Busiek (Astro City), Trina Robbins, Nat Gertler (including the finished art by Steve Lieber), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Dwayne McDuffie (Deathlok), and Kevin Smith (Jay & Silent Bob). Plus a drawn script by Jeff Smith for his Bone tie-in series Rose! Each script is introduced either by the writer or by About Comics publisher Nat Gertler.
- Anything you’ve ever wanted to know about comic scriptwriting is in here – Savant
- It’s an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it’s welcome, indeed. GRADE: A – Comics Buyer’s Guide
- There aren’t many books that pass for “invaluable references” in our field, but this qualifies. – Steven Grant, writer of Two Guns
- The book is fantastic, containing actual scripts in their purest form. Even if you’re not a comic book person, you’ll learn a lot and be entertained… There’s a lovely feeling of peeking backstage that you get with these scripts. – Jane Espenson, consulting producer and writer, Once Upon a Time; writer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica
List price: $19.95
Paperback: 200 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
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(Wholesale note: while Panel One is subject to the same wholesale and shipping terms as other About Comics paperbacks, it needs to be ordered separately and cannot be mixed in with the order.)