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Strange Eggs Jumps the Shark not ‘Kid Friendly,’ despite Previews listing

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Chris Reilly, co-editor of the SLG anthology Strange Eggs Jumps the Shark, sent us a note about the recently solicited book. In the latest issue of Previews, Diamond accidentally marked the book as “Kid Friendly,” which it isn’t.

“The book is not pornographic, but the Spike & Mike style of sick and twisted humor may not float with some parents, and retailers expecting an all-ages book will not be happy,” Reilly said in his email.

Here’s the note he’s been sending to retailers to warn them of the mistake:

Dear Retailers:

I’m sending you this quick note to let you know that the “Kid Friendly” label that Diamond assigned to the SLG title Strange Eggs Jumps the Shark (MAY090640) in the current issue of Previews is not correct. We don’t know how it ended up with that label, but we do know that Strange Eggs Jumps the Shark has material in it that is not what a lot of parents would call “appropriate” for their kids. We hope you’ll still order it, though — it has new stories by a lot of great creators, including Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac), Derf (The City), J. Marc Schmidt (Egg Story), Eisner-nominated and Eisner judge Ben Towle (Midnight Sun), Roger Langridge (Fred The Clown, The Muppets) and the now-oft-blogged-about James Turner (Rex Libris, Warlord of Io).”

The book is co edited by Harvey award nominee & Eisner judge Chris Reilly and Eisner Nominee and Judge Ben Towle.