Astonish Comics is pleased to announce the first collection of the Eisner and Ignatz Award-nominated series, Herobear and the Kid. Herobear and the Kid Volume 1: The Inheritance will be presented in two distinctly different and fun-filled editions: a limited edition hardcover and a standard-sized trade paperback.
The limited edition hardcover (Astonish Comics, August/September 2002, $49.95, ISBN: 0-9721259-0-6, 7"x10", 150 pages) will be a one-of-a-kind book that both the young and old will cherish for years to come. The special hardcover edition will be slightly oversized and will feature the first five issues of Herobear and the Kid, and loads of extra sketches, notes, and drawings. Plus, each hardcover edition will come with its own drawing and full-color animation cel of Herobear and Tyler flying through the air, best of friends.
The trade paperback edition of Herobear and the Kid Volume 1: The Inheritance (Astonish Comics, November/December 2002, $17.95, ISBN: 0-9721259-1-4, 6.625"x10.25", 150 pages) is another great way for readers to enjoy this magical collection. Containing many of the extra sketches, notes, and drawings of the hardcover, readers will be able to enjoy the first story chapter of a young boy named Tyler and his magical gift: a stuffed toy bear that can come to life as Herobear!
"I'm very excited to be able to offer these two editions of Herobear and the Kid," said creator Mike Kunkel. "Showcasing Tyler and his friend, Herobear, in these formats allows me to offer a variety of extras that I hope fans will enjoy. I hope that these two books are fun to look at and fun to read, but more than that, it feels great to now be able to present these characters that people have enjoyed and have connected with emotionally in a special collected format."
Herobear and the Kid Volume 1: The Inheritance will be available at finer bookstores and comic book shops everywhere.