O Men issue 2.12 – the final issue of season two – is available now on Comixology, Amazon Kindle and on my limited subscription!
It’s the second part of ‘Danger of Death’ and it’s a shocker!
Here’s the link to the Comixology version:
The O Men issue 2.10 is available today – and should hopefully already be in the hands of print subscribers!
I can’t say *anything* about this one as it is spoiler-heavy. All I’ll say is that it’s an epic origin story of one of The O Men series’ biggest characters, and possibly one of the most ambitious comics I’ve ever done!
Here’s the Comixology link:
Notes will be up on the O Men website soon (theomencomic.wordpress.com)!
Just a quick update on the brand new (digital) O Men issue! It was due to be out today on Comixology but it’s going to be out on 3rd March now. It was all ready to go but Titan are going to work on a bit of promotion for me! (The promotion lady has been off sick, d’oh!)
Also, I’ve been thinking… and if any people would prefer print copies of new O Men issues instead of digital versions, I am happy to get them done at my local printer. I can offer a subscription to all 8 final issues at £12 including postage (stamps are a bit pricey these days, aren’t they!). I can potentially send them out a couple of weeks before they hit Comixology! (Look – I’ve got issue 2.8 here!)
These copies will be fully black and white (the digital versions will have colour here and there, and the book will contain bits of colour).
Please email me if you’re interested – at firstname.lastname@example.org, or please just zing £12 along to that email address on Paypal.
But don’t forget that there will (hopefully) be a physical collection of all the issues in November. (And see the end of this message for a note about that.)
(I don’t think I’ve explained myself properly before regarding printing copies – I wasn’t initially keen on selling new O Men issues physically because it can be a bit time-consuming, and drawing the issues is taking up a lot of time. I remember the days when I’d get 100 O Mens printed up and then staple them myself – gawd, it took ages! But now, the copy shop staples them! Also, I used to support new issues with appearances at conventions, but again cons are time-consuming and hard work to prepare for and can be quite pricey to attend.)
But basically, if you’d like to relive the ‘thrill’ of getting new O Men issues in the post, the offer is there and it’s not very hard for me to do – but as I said, don’t forget, there will be a book in November. But… if you subscribe and if you come along to Thought Bubble in November (assuming I can get a table there), I will give you a free copy of Book Five anyway!
Thanks to everyone who came along to the O Men/Spandex table at Thought Bubble! It was a fun show as always!
I’ll be sending some O Men Ashcans out to former O Men subscribers/readers over the next week or so. In the meantime, if you’d like a copy of the Ashcan, just email me at email@example.com, and I will pop one over to you! I also have a digital version of the Ashcan, so just let me know if you’d like this version.
The Ashcan contains a new mini O Men story which bridges the gap between the old and new stories. Please be warned: the new story spoilers all of the old issues!
The O Men comic series is coming back!
After a six-year hiatus, O Men creator Martin Eden is bringing the series back to finally complete it.
The O Men – an epic superhero soap opera – began in 1997 and was one of the most prominent UK small press comics of its time, earning itself an Eagle Award nomination. After 35 issues, Martin put the series on hiatus in order to publish his Spandex series. Recently, Martin has been collecting all of the previous O Men issues across four books.
The final 8 O Men issues will appear monthly on Comixology from February 2016 leading up to the print version of the final O Men collection in late 2016 (check out the cover shown here). The series will have spanned almost 20 years when it is completed!
The final issues promise to wrap up all of the storylines and answer all of the series’ questions – including the real reason why the team is called The ‘O’ Men… Plus, there will be strong hints about Martin’s next epic project.
Martin will be appearing at the Thought Bubble convention on November 14-15 with a special black & white O Men Ashcan issue, which contains an all-new mini O Men issue.
For more information, please check out www.theomencomic.wordpress.com and also the Facebook page, The O Men. You can check updates on Twitter at ‘spandex comic’.
Special note to previous O Men readers:
To all the supporters of The O Men, Martin will be offering the O Men Ashcan issue for free at Thought Bubble as a special thank-you. If you’d like a copy of the Ashcan issue at Thought Bubble, please send Martin an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Facebook message and he’ll put a copy aside for you. If you can’t make Thought Bubble, Martin is happy to send you a copy – although, don’t worry, the issue will be available on Comixology in February.
Also, please do spread the word about the return of The O Men. Martin is promising some very special stories in the final issues and he’d like as many people on board for the ride as possible!