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About Those Hounded Comic Books

Hi Everyone,

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the Hounded comic book set #1-3 signed by Kevin Hearne will not become reality.

That isn’t entirely true but it sure feels like it. I have issues 1-2. Many of them have some damage due to really poor packaging from the comic book publisher that produced these. I wrote them about it; they never responded. When they didn’t respond and issue #3 wasn’t out yet, I knew something was up. This is what Kevin Hearne had to say about the situation on his new newsletter:

With great regret, I had to cancel the Iron Druid comic books after issue #2. Why? Because issue #3 was like five months late and…never coming. They were a year out of contract, basically, so I pulled the plug. They didn’t hold up their end of things and I’m bummed we won’t see them finish up but I didn’t think I would see them finish it anyway. So no more spiffy comics, alas. I hope you enjoyed the first two issues—I did! It’s a great medium for the stories. Perhaps we’ll find someone to do them justice later on. In the meantime: I love fan art and often share it!

As you can see, issue #3 will not happen, thereby not completing the set that I put up for pre-order. I just got off the phone with Kevin, a discussion about how best to proceed for all of you who have waited so patiently. I could just refund everyone and be done with it. But I have issues #1-2 here and I hate seeing books or comic books wasted. Here is what we will do. I will ship these comic books to Kevin for signing. He will sign and return them — along with some cool additional swag as an offering to the gods since issue #3 isn’t present.

When you receive your order and if you aren’t happy enough with it, I will give you a refund. Just write me then and I’ll make it happen. I’m more than happy to do it. I just want these comic books in my home to go to their proper homes where they will be loved and cherished.

Sorry we couldn’t do better on this one! But sadly, all of it was out of our hands.

In other news, I will be hosting Kevin and Delilah Dawson for a double-signing of their new book, No Country For Old Gnomes in April! That one will happen! Ha! You can pre-order that book now. The sooner the better to help me with book ordering!

Best Wishes,

Shawn Speakman

2 thoughts on “About Those Hounded Comic Books

  1. Shawn – definitely sad to see these will not be completed. You (and Kevin) have certainly more than held up your side of the bargain. I’m also more than good w/your solution (and swag from Kevin is always a good thing). And I will definitely be ordering a double-signed copy of No Country for Old Gnomes within the next couple of weeks (monthly book budget may push me into beginning of February, but…) from The Signed Page.

    Thanks again for your terrific focus on customer service, high quality products, and your work for charity.

    Cheers,

    Rod Cressey

  2. Thanks for the update. I am excited for the two Comics and swag. Both of you are awesome. I am having trouble with another author in the same situation with the same company. Thanks again.

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