Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Shameless pimping: Buy The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe



Humor me if you will as I engage in a little self-promotion. On November 1st The Official Handbook of The Invincible Universe #1 (of 2) from Image Comics hits the shelves at your local comic book shop and I want you, dear reader, to buy it. Why? Because I worked on that bastard!
Masterminded by Dusty Abell, The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe is an homage to the late Mark Gruenwald's beloved Marvel reference series from the Golden Eighties. It's an illustrated guide to Robert Kirkman's kick-ass Invincible comic, detailing all the characters in the series. Everyone's in here, from major characters like Invincible and Atom Eve to minor characters like Octoboss and my favorite, Bi-Plane. Hell, there's even a Science Dog entry.
A host of artists like Jason Pearson, Cory Walker, Brian Stelfreeze, Ed McGuinness, and more contributed new pin-ups for each entry, and none other than David Campbell himself (me) wrote many of the entries (particularly in the second issue). I got to join forces with Elliot R. Brown, the guy responsible for the Book of Weapons and Paraphernalia from the original OHMU series, which was very cool.
So make sure you order one from your retailer today! The Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe offers hours of reading entertainment, all delivered in the mighty Image manner!!! Enough has been said!
Behold Dusty's cover for the first issue:

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

SWEEEEET!!! I can't wait to read it, Dave! Congratulations!

-FTB

jamawalk said...

I just started reading Invincible so i'll have to pick this up and save it untill i'm all caught up.

i loved the Marvel Handbook and Who's Who, so I'm sure I'll dig this as well.

BigSleep666 said...

Congratulations! That's way cool!

Sleestak said...

It's slash fiction?

Anonymous said...

What's the Invincible Universe? Does it have something to do with that Eric Roberts movie? If it does I ain't buyin' nothin'.

Anonymous said...

Is there an entry for the Funky Bunch?

Anonymous said...

This makes me happy. I love the old Marvel Handbook and that cover is perfect! Congrats Dave!

-Bjorn

David Campbell said...

Alas, there is a notable absence of Eric Roberts and Marky Mark/Funky Bunch entries. Maybe if there is a third issue...

graig said...

Man, I remember Dusty Abell was an "artist to watch" back in 1991 when he did one the Superman issues and his output has been pretty sporadic since, but I always get a charge when he does pop up. Good to see his work again.

Kevin Church said...

I'M TO MARKET FIRST!

(Of course, congratulations are in order, but I can't say that in front of all these people.)

David Campbell said...

Vengeance will be mine, Church.

hydrogenguy said...

Wow! Dave Campbell's Big Time!

Congratulations

arizonateach said...

Wicked cool. But wait...does this make you a sellout or an insider?

Flint Paper said...

You know, the OHotMU is what got me into collecting comics in the first place, and Invincible is what got me to love comics all afresh once again -- I mean, I still read them, but a lot of the joy and fun had been sapped from the medium, although that's a rant for another day -- so I am all over this as though born to do nothing but purchase this. I'll swear right here to backtrack on my former committment to destroy the comic industry by only buying trades and pick up not only the individual issues, but the trades as well. Because trades are easier to lend -- and get back.

philip said...

Daves's not selling out. He's cashing in!

Congratulations! Here's hoping more gigs in the funnybooks soon follow.

Anonymous said...

Nice work Campbell. You've really raised 'the Barre.'

David Campbell said...

Only somebody I work with would make that obscure inside joke. Thanks Jeanette!

Dan Coyle said...

Holy shit Dave, that's awesome! Congrats! And you got to work with Dusty Abell and Eliot Brown, too? Sweet!

Mike Haseloff said...

That is the greatest job any wannabe comics writer could ever hope for.

That is awesome!

Rohan Williams said...

Congratulations! That's incredibly cool!
Are the entries written in your distinctive style?

SanctumSanctorumComix said...

Oh, cool!

So...you're NOT just a bum "slash" corporate tool.

Someone actually coughed up some moneys for "the Dave Campbell touch".

Suckers.

uh...I mean, excellent choice!


;-)

So, when are you going to write your own?

I would buy multiple issues of ANY Dave Campbell penned funnybook of excellence!

~P~
P-TOR

sjp said...

I'm all over that! OOOOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

Jon H said...

"Vengeance will be mine, Church."

Damn, looks like we got an East Coast/West Coast feud brewing here.

The Hitcher said...

My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die!

Tony said...

Congratulations! How did you get hooked up with this?

Jack said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Did you get to write the Immortal's profile?

Mikey said...

From one author to another, big fat respect Dave. I really like your writing and I'm glad some of it is going to live in posterity for eternity. Or at least for a while.

Solario said...

That's awesome, I already planned to buy it, but this seals the deal.

Did you write the entry on the Elephant? Please tell me you wrote the entry on the Elephant. He's my favorite throwaway character ever.

Tim Easy said...

congratz Dave! Science Dog rules!

David Campbell said...

Alas, I didn't write Elephant or Immortal, which would have been cool. Among the entries I did get to write were Science Dog, Bi-Plane, and Damien Darkblood, Demon Detective. And Furnace. And Shrinking Ray. I did Monster Girl and Omnipotus, too. And Kursk. Magnattack, Magmaniac, Tether Tyrant. Oh, and Amber Bennett. Robot. Teen Team. I did a lot. I'm leaving some people out... ah, yes. Your Mom

Duoae said...

Cool, though i think this is already out over here as i saw what looks exactly like this cover in Borders. I was going to pick up a copy and look through it as i've seen some invincible pics on the web and was wondering what it was but my friend happened to call at that time.
I'll head back this weekend and check it out.

Chris Arndt said...

that reminds me, I have to show you my Wolverine project.

I won't be able to start it until December.

sorry, man,

Chris Arndt said...

Dave.

I wrote Your Mom.

She says eat your vegetables.

Solario said...

I can't believe Robert let you write Bi-Plane; he loves him.

I'm a big fan (well... I love all the characters so Bigger fan) of Shrinking Ray, Magmaniac (even if he is a bit lame) and Furnace.

roel said...

Any progress on Templar? (Why yes, I have been keeping track.)

pmpknface said...

Awesome Dave! I hadn't seen this image with text so I hadn't gotten how "Marvel centric" it is. I'm all about it now.

Question - I'm reading this in series in tpb. Is there a chance I'll spoil something if I read all the details? Is there an issue where this stops, for example, only covers up to #32 or something?

kaneko said...

Dave, I'm out of the proverbial loop when it comes to this particular comic book universe. And I'm out of the loop when it comes to your blog too, seeing as how I only now read this entry.

Congratulations, dude. You should make sure and slip in an entry of yourself—That's what I want during hiatus week—an (Un)Official Entry for Dave Campbell in the Official Handbook for any comics universe of your choice. Or even comparative entries—the DC Dave and the Marvel Dave—maybe the E.C. Comics Dave.

But I guess that would defeat the purpose of hiatus week, eh?

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