Thugs! No. 1


It’s arrived! The first issue of ‘Thugs!’

Al posted all the information in a thread on the ComicGeekSpeak forums…

‘The comics world may never be the same again! Thugs is finally out of my noggin, off Flint’s drawing table and into printed book form, suitable for taking to the can! It’s also got a one-pager written by Rich (Bluemeanie) McAuliffe and drawn by Flint! Plus some images from Flint’s sketchbook. Plus my ramblings! Why aren’t you rushing to find your wallets, people!?!? How Do I Get a Copy?Nobody pays retail anymore. We’re selling a limited run of them through Ed has set up an automagical 20% discount to anyone from CGS who just wanders in. You have only to create an account and send an email to and drop my name (Al Sparrow) or Thugs, and say I sent you over from CGS to get a discount. This is probably the best deal going to get the book if you don’t live in AZ. They also have a pretty nice deal where if you order more than $15 worth of stuff (I think), shipping is free. Cheapercomics kind of works like an “Oh shit, I forgot to order that from DCBS” kind of thing…they have current issues…Discounted! Don’t ask me how they’re making money, I just know they’re selling our book! can also pick it up and pay more than retail by paypalling me $4 (to cover shipping it media mail in a cheap crappy envelope…and if I *like* you I’ll throw in a backing board! ). PM if interested. Or you can be a cheap creep and read the sucker online at! CONTEST – WIN THE PROOF COPY!Okay, I promised you a contest. You can win the proof copy…the very first Thugs! comic to see print…with errors and everything…Signed by me and Steve (Flint). Now without the signatures this cherished book is probably worth a nickel…however, our signatures easily takes that up to seven cents, according to Overstreet. That’s not all…God forbid I subject you to the torture of reading OUR book…you want something COOL, too! Right? Well I’m also going to throw in a couple EXCELLENT manga for you. Cowa! by Akira Toriyama of Dragonball fame, is a GREAT self-contained story with kid vampires, ghosts, and Toriyama’s all-ages sense of humor. This is the book I’m giving out this Halloween to kids. Also you’ll get the first volume of Black Lagoon by Rei Tomoe. This one’s NOT for your kids, but if you love bullets, booze and broads blowing up battleships with ballistics, you’re going to absolutely LOVE this book. It’s easily one of the best releases to come out this year. This contest is ONLY open to our CGS forumite family…because we like you guys! How do you win? It’s easy…1) Go to http://www.thugsonline.com2) Take a look at that cover. Looks familiar doesn’t it? Kinda like Flint might have swiped it off a more popular book? 3) The first person to post ON THIS FORUM THREAD with the popular cover that Flint is ape-ing here gets the loot. To keep it completely on the up and up…POST A LINK or POST THE IMAGE of the book in question on this thread as well. Fair warning: You might find a similar cover, but there’s only one actual correct answer to this contest…Steve has shown me the book. Fair warning Part II: We’re going to be doing this with every Thug cover…copying a popular cover, but with Thugs characters…because if Liefeld can do it, so can we! Look for future contests down the way whenever we get around to releasing future issues. Flint and I are really stoked that we got it done. There’s truly nothing cooler than seeing the book and holding it in your clammy little meathooks. If nothing else I can look back and say I tossed my hat in the ring. That’s worth more to me than anything else…


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