Monday, March 23, 2009

Deus ex Comica Book Release and In-Store Signing!

The day has finally come to release Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan into the wild! I am thrilled to announce that the book is now available for sale from Lulu! The book is $15.95 plus shipping. You can find the book through either my storefront or on the book page. A low-res preview of the introduction and the first chapter, “Reboot,” are also available at If have questions or would like a signed copy of the book, please contact me directly.

If you live in Northeast Ohio, you can check out promotional postcards for the book at the following stores (with hopefully other locations coming soon!):
• JC Comics & Cards in Cuyahoga Falls
Rubber City Clothing Company in Downtown Akron
My thanks for John at JC and Sarah at RCC for their support!

Also, if you’re in the area, mark your calendars for Saturday, April 18. I will be doing a book signing at JC Comics & Cards, located at 2609 State Road, with copies of Deus ex Comica for sale from 1pm to 3pm. Also, the store will be having a one-day 20% off sale that day from 11am to 7pm! So please come out and support Deus ex Comica and your local comic shop!

From the press release...

For twenty-odd years, Adam Besenyodi’s comic books sat in a closet in his parents’ house, untouched since he’d read them as a young fan coming of age in the 1980s.

Then in 2006, two things happened: Those nostalgia-filled long boxes showed up on his doorstep, and a friend offered a guiding hand back into the four-color wonder of the comic book world. The convergence both rekindled a love for the stories of his youth and sparked a full-on immersion in the current comic book culture as well.

Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan traces Adam’s journey and explores how the Marvel Comics stable of titles influenced his pre-teen and adolescent years in Northeast Ohio, his rediscovery of sequential art as an adult, and the pleasure of watching his own son’s first steps into the comic book universe.

David Giffels, author of All the Way Home: Building a Family in a Falling-down House, says “Adam Besenyodi dons the mask and cape of nostalgia, allowing him the power we all crave – to find our way back through the myth of our own self.”

Chris Neseman, host of Around Comics, calls Deus ex Comica “A Marvel(ous) read. You can’t help yourself from digging through boxes of old comics after reading this!”

The Latin theatrical phrase “deus ex machina” tells us “God is in the machine,” behind the scenes and inextricably linked to all players and backdrops. Adam’s Deus ex Comica is a loving reference to the wonder and excitement that comic books contribute to popular culture at large. The details may be specific to one Midwestern boy’s journey from child to husband and parent, but it’s a truly identifiable chronicle of a pop culture junkie who has reawakened the long-dormant comic book fan within.

Deus ex Comica: The Rebirth of a Comic Book Fan

Copyright 2009 by Adam Besenyodi

With a Foreword by Tom DeFalco, former Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics and the co-creator and writer of The Amazing Spider-Girl

Original Cover Art by Dave Wachter, artist of Scar Tissue, Tell Them Johnny Wadd is Here, and his new Western series The Guns of Shadow Valley

158 pages, 6” x 9” trade paperback

ISBN: 978-0-557-05487-9