From 2008 – but new to Wow Cool – is Microsoft’s Zune Arts sole publishing project: The Lost Ones. We received a stack of these direct from author Steve (30 Days of Night) Niles, who was nice enough to sign them for us. This 80-page full color graphic novel is surely one of the stranger entries in any of the contributors bibliographies. On board for the cover art and the final quarter of the story is Gary Panter. Also contributing are Morning Breath, Dr. Revolt and Kime Buzzelli.
Other recent additions to the shop you will want to check out (most of them from 2008… right before the crash, it seems…) are: Omega The Unknown #7 (also with Gary Panter), the Gary Panter 2-volume massive hardcover slipcased thing from Picture Box, Scott C.’s Double Fine Action Comics, the excellent anthology Meathaüs SOS, Tom Gauld’s Gigantic Robot, urban exploration zine Underneath Providence, and, from filmmaker Michel Gondry and Picture Box (Them Again!): You’ll Like This Film Because You’re in It: The Be Kind Rewind Protocol, and We Lost the War but Not the Battle.
In other shop news: The WowCool.com server has been upgraded. We are all kinds of faster and smoother now. The shopping cart software has been upgraded to the most recent version. Thousands of changes, adjustments and additions have been made to the product listings. Best news of all – especially for our non-US customers – the shipping calculations have been massively improved, accommodating the most recent overhaul by the USPS of their shipping rates and regulations. Rates for everyone will now (in most cases) appear from the cheapest to the more expensive options. As always, we recommend Priority Flat Rate as the most reliable – and in many cases, most affordable – option. Thanks for shopping with us. Wow Cool, global leaders in the freaky and the messed up.