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01: First Second Comes to Soundwave Comics This Month!


In the last ten years, indie company :01 First Second has been making marks in the industry partnering up with major New York Times best-selling authors with original graphic novels spanning many different genres that you don't typically see in comics. They publish everything from fiction to biographies; memoirs to histories; essays to journals. This month, Soundwave is going to get in a little bit of their talent on our shelves with two of their original graphic novels, REAL FRIENDS, a softcover by Shannon Hale and SPILL ZONE, a hardcover by Scott Westerfield!


There are only five copies of each, all of which are signed by the writers and the artists of both books, respectively.
If you buy these graphic novels, Soundwave will provide everyone with special collector packs for SPILL ZONE, that contain some fun promo material, such as tattoos and buttons, and you could be eligible to win a special poster, as well!



(W) Shannon Hale (A/CA) LeUyen Pham

Bestselling author Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's middle grade graphic novel about the happiness and heartache of making first friends. Following little Shannon's life from kindergarten through fifth grade, Real Friends captures the emotional roller coaster ride of friendship, from navigating the tricky waters of cliques and bullies to her never-ending struggle to stay in "The Group." Shannon's honest and heartfelt story reminds us of how hard it was to learn what real friends are-and why finding them is worth the journey.





(W) Scott Westerfeld (A/CA) Alex Puvilland

Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death - or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits - and it seems to be calling Addison's name.

These titles will arrive Wednesday, 5/17! If you'd like to reserve a copy of either title, please let us know SOON! We have limited quantities, and will likely sell out!