From Pete Chianca with Popdose:
"Phillion juggles the multi-pronged plotlines well, even managing to fit in a burgeoning subplot involving the resurgence of the generation of heroes that preceded the current crop. And the action is impeccably choreographed, no small achievement when you don’t have panels full of artwork to fall back on.
"But the novel’s strength is no doubt its characters: Even more so than the first book, where it was hard not to assign standard superhero tropes (Kate = Batman, etc.), the superheroes of “Breakout” are people first, Spandex-clad adventurers second. Add in the particular depth of Phillion’s female characters — heroes and villains both — and you’ve got a superhero saga that really does deserve to break out."
So by popular demand... more like request. They were polite demands. By popular request we've created a Cafe Press store with a few Indestructibles tee shirts for both men and women:
And because it made me laugh for at least 20 minutes setting it up, an Entropy Emily-themed travel mug:
Looking for ideas for a giveaway or contest for the next convention, and also for more requests for catch phrases for tee shirts in the future (we're planning "I'm a genius, yo" and "keep calm and ask Dude" shirts in our next installment). Got a request? Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came by this weekend at Rhode Island Comic Con--it was great to meet so many new faces and also see some familiar ones as well. I still say I wish I could table at a convention fifty-two weekends a year for the Indestructibles.
Next stop: Northeast Comic Con in December (most likely our last stop of the year). If you're in the area, come on by--looks like tickets are really reasonably priced and it should be a great first-year show.
I have to admit I love how the booth seems more complex and fuller with each show (and I have to start wearing more graphic shirts at these events--I had Darth Vader compliment my tee shirt on Sunday, and it was awesome):
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.