Local Comic Shop Day is November 28th this year and it will celebrate, well, local comic book shops. Magnetic Press is really keen on that cause and to help celebrate, they're offering a special, limited Illustrator's Edition of Bengal's Luminae #1. Limited to 500 copies, this high-quality single-issue Illustrators Edition presents superstar artist Bengal's stunning pencil and ink artwork for the full 28 page first chapter of his original, creator-owned dark fantasy epic, Luminae. Six young warriors are tasked with protecting Luminae, a mysterious holy Creature of Light that lives in exile, hiding from shadowed forces of Darkness that work to decimate humanity. When one of the warriors disappears, the others know it is the sign of a superior evil soon to arrive.
"Bengal's popularity in the US has skyrocketed in the one year since we released NAJA and MEKA in English for the first time," said Magnetic Press President & Publisher, Mike Kennedy. "He is an immensely talented artist, and it's been fantastic to see him gain such a massive following here in the states after such a short time. Bengal and I have been getting a lot of requests to do a special book like this that shows off his fantastic pencil and ink artwork. When the opportunity to do something unique for Local Comic Shop Day came along, it felt like the perfect time to do it."
Magnetic Press will bring the same high-level production value to this single-issue presentation that fans have come to expect from their designer-level hardcover graphic novels. The Luminae #1 Illustrators Edition single issue will be printed on thick, beautiful 80# paper, with a gorgeous matte 100# cover. Each copy will be individually numbered and will be bagged and boarded before shipping to retailers.
Full press release below.