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Return of the Dapper Men Trailer

Start making your plans to pick up this book.

Each week I read a lot of comics. I love my job and enjoy diving into the continuing stories. Because I've been reading for so many years and have learned what to expect from each title, it's not often that I actually get excited and look forward to something new. Ever since I heard about Return of the Dapper Men by Jim McCann and Janet Lee, I've been eagerly awaiting for any bit of news. We got the chance to talk to the two back in April at c2e2 and now the release is almost here. 
Archaia has just released a cool trailer to tease you and give you an idea of what to expect. 

How about some more information? 
 == TEASER == 

Imagine a land where Time itself has ceased to exist. Where children have played so long it’s almost become work, machines have worked so long they have begun to play and all the clocks have stopped at the same time. A land that’s about to change when 314 identical-looking dapper men rain down from the sky, bringing time back with them. 

This is RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, part fairy tale, part steampunk, all original, the highly anticipated graphic novel that’s already being hailed as “groundbreaking” and “an instant contemporary classic.” Featuring a Foreword by Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) and pin-ups by 12 of today’s hottest artists, RETURN OF THE DAPER MEN is listed on Publisher’s Weekly Great Graphic Novels as Gifts and’s “Essential Reading” for Fall 2010. 

Now, Archaia is proud to unveil this stunning new trailer, featuring an original score, animated artwork and an exciting glimpse into the graphic novel. RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN is a visually stunning fairy tale that combines steampunk with fantasy and science fiction with Renaissance style, brought to life from the minds of award-winning playwright and comic book writer Jim McCann (HAWKEYE & MOCKINGBIRD) and critically acclaimed visual artist Janet Lee. Together, these two have created a world where J.M. Barrie, Lewis Carroll and Maurice Sendak meet Jim Henson and Tim Burton. All sharply dressed in a pin-stripe suit and a dapper bowler hat.

A limited number of copies of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN: ADVANCE NEW YORK COMIC CON COLLECTOR’S EDITION will be available for sale at the Archaia booth (#2031) at New York Comic Con, October 8-10 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, and will be available wherever books are sold in November. To pre-order a copy, use ISBN code 978-1932386905. 

For those complaining about the same old superhero books or are looking for something different, make sure your comic store or local book store orders a copy for you.
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Posted by BetonneTom

hmmm looks intresting 

Posted by sora_thekey

I am really excited for this book!
I've mentioned before that Jim McCann has become one of my favorite writers and Janet Lee's art is a visual piece of awesomeness....
I am really excited for this! Has the release date been announced for the book?

Posted by Jotham

The description sounds interesting, I'll watch the video later.

Posted by G-Man
@sora_thekey: The press release mentions you can buy in at NYCC (I know that's a little far for you to drive). Amazon lists it as on sale November 9. Comic shops may have a different date.