My Deus ex Comica book is just about ready for public consumption. The self-publishing experience has been a lot of fun and full of challenges. I have been fortunate enough to collaborate with some really cool people on this journey: my friend and editor, John Booth; the book's amazingly talented cover artist, Dave Wachter; and the book's foreword author, Tom DeFalco!
I have come to know Tom as a gracious and generous guy, and I am humbled to have his words open my book. He wrote so many of the Amazing Spider-Man stories of my youth, had a hand in creating the fantastic G.I. Joe comic and toy line back story that means so much to me, and was Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics in the late '80s through the mid-'90s. Next month, Tom wraps up a wonderful 30-issue run on the Amazing Spider-Girl book he created with Ron Frenz, and then the adventures of Spider-Girl are moving to the pages of Amazing Spider-Man Family where it will still be produced by Tom and Ron.
So, with that, Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan, a collection of essays looking back at Marvel Comics of the '80s and exploring my rediscovery of the comic book culture after two decades away, is just about ready for publication! Ordering details and special offers will be announced soon! Until then, as Tom would say, "Hoo-Ha!"