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William Gibson's Archangel Graphic Novel
By (author): William Gibson Illustrated by: Butch Guice By (author): Michael St. John Smith Illustrated by: Alejandro Barrionuevo
9781631408755 Hardcover English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Science Fiction Oct 03, 2017
$33.99 CAD
Active 7 x 10.56 x 0.56 in 144 pages IDW Publishing
Science-fiction superstar William Gibson’s first graphic novel! The political leaders of 2016 have destroyed the world. Now they want a bright new reality to corrupt.

To do it, they’ll abuse the power of humanity’s last hope: the Splitter, a colossal machine that will allow them to travel back into the past to entrench their hold on the future. With his characteristic grim sarcasm and militaristic pragmatism, Gibson leads us from the toxic environs of the present to war-torn 1945 Berlin, where RAF officer Naomi Givens will persevere against inconceivable, ruthless future forces, with the fates of epochs at stake.

William Gibson is an American and Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction subgenre known as cyberpunk. Beginning his writing career in the late 1970s, his early works were bleak, noir, near-future stories that explored the effects of technology, cybernetics, and computer networks on humans—a “combination of lowlife and high tech”—and helped to create an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s. Gibson notably coined the term “cyberspace” in his short story “Burning Chrome” (1982) and later popularized the concept in his acclaimed debut novel Neuromancer (1984). These early works have been credited with “renovating” science fiction literature after it had fallen largely into insignificance in the 1970s.

Hailed by Steven Poole of The Guardian in 1999 as “probably the most important novelist of the past two decades” in terms of influence, Gibson first achieved critical recognition with his debut novel, Neuromancer. The novel won three major science fiction awards

Marketing: Press Announcement and extended preview to be placed at an exclusive outlet. Publishers Weekly with follow-up release sent to 3000 industry contacts and 50,000 consumers

Video Trailer launch via Hollywood Reporter

All digital and social media promotion to go live on release dates

AD BUYS: IGN, ICV2, Facebook

Library push: Advance copies mailed out for review: Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, School Library Journal,

National Media Push: Confirmed cover in Publisher’s Weekly, Rolling Stone (listed as 1 of Top 10 highlights of 2016 San Diego Comic-Con),

Social Media saturation: Promotion through a variety of social media; Facebook (128k), Twitter (96.3k), Tumblr (25k), fan sites, with a featured landing page at IDWpublishing.com.

Focus of Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)

Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)



Publicity: Guest at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, multiple panels and signings, key note speaker at Industry Auction

Further trade show promotion: New York Comic-Con 2016, Emerald City Comic-Con 2017, Wonder Con 2017, San Diego Comic-Con 2017, more

Well-orchestrated roll-out, including exclusive outreach to mainstream, science fiction, and comic media. Exclusive content, Author and Artist interviews, with USA Today



Author Website: williamgibsonbooks.com

"This is a comic that fires on all cylinders...It's spectacular." —Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net, reviewing issue #1

"This is Gibsons first direct foray into the comic book world and he has translated his undoubted skill as a storyteller from that of his novels to this new format/style seamlessly, creating what I now regard (after reading the story for a third time) is a MUST read for any science fiction fan." –John Patterson, Big Comic Page

"If you're a fan of alternate history stories like The Man in the High Castle, you should definitely keep Archangel on your radar." –David Pepose, Newsarama

“This is a moment in comic book history–a major event. One of the most important Science Fiction writers of the modern era enters the comic book field with a strong and fascinating story.” –ComicWow!


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