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Surgery successful!
By Rick Klaw at Jan 13 2011 - 10:17
Medical news
I just got off the phone with Linda. Mike's procedure went exactly as expected and he is currently resting post-surgery.

Knowing Mike, I'm sure he'll be on here in the next few days with his own announcement.


Q&A Announcement Thread

By Michael Moorcock at Jan 12 2011 - 13:31
Medical news
Cheers, everyone. I go in at some awful time tomorrow morning and should be home by evening sans toes. Yes it's (breaks into song) Toot toot tootsies goodbye! Toot toot tootsies don't cry...
I have great doctors (cheers Jonny Sonic) -- my woundcare guy was doing all he could to save the toes when I was telling him to sign off on them. With luck this should be the last of it.
The support I've had from everyone has been amazing and there's no way of thanking you all enough.

Surgery scheduled for Thursday
By Michael Moorcock at Jan 10 2011 - 21:59
Medical news
I'm scheduled to have the surgery Thursday. There's a rumour, apparently, I'm losing my whole foot. Not so. Just the rest of my toes. Which are useless now anyway. I, too, am mostly concerned about liking the dream gurneys so much I won't want to leave them...

Any further surgery would be my leg below the knee coming off, which is why the toes are coming off to stop the 'rocket effect' of infection travelling rapidly up the bone and infecting the rest of me. Bone's now exposed, putting me in the danger zone. So it needs to be done as quickly as my doc can fit me in. I like the guy a lot and trust him to do a good job. The last balls up wasn't his fault but an OR nurse's. Linda's asked him to supervise the bandaging and he's promised to do so.

Apologies re surgery
By Michael Moorcock at Jan 9 2011 - 13:46
I apologise for being a bad correspondent with many over the last couple of months. All efforts to save my
wounded foot without resort to surgery have been made and now, somewhat inconveniently, I'm seeing a surgeon tomorrow (Monday) re. amputation. Shouldn't be too serious, though, as I said somewhere, I feel a bit fed up with constantly supplying Mrs Lovett for tidbits for her bloody pies... I AM a little nervous but it's mostly to do with more things going wrong (caused by medical staff) than anything else.

Q&A original announcement thread

By John Picacio at Dec 28 2010 - 10:59
Hi, folks --

Hope everyone is hanging in there as 2010 draws to a close.

Some great news -- ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES -- the sixth and concluding volume in Del Rey's definitive Elric omnibus series, is now available. I'm excited for Mike that it's now out and loose in the wild. Check it out.

Elric: Swords and Roses
I was honored to illustrate the cover and interiors for this volume, and it's loaded with bonus goodies, as well as a foreword by Tad Williams. Take a bow, John Davey -- great readers' guide by JD in the back of this edition, which will be indispensable for many of us. I've already learned a few new things scanning through it.

Visit Random House's website, Suvudu, where they've just posted an exclusive short essay by me discussing some of the art for this book along with sneak peeks of a few interiors.

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Michael Moorcock comes to BOOM! in May 2011 with 'Elric: the Balance Lost'
By Sir John Barbic... at Dec 16 2010 - 14:51
Elric: the Balance Lost
December 16, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – For 40 years, Elric has thrilled comic book fandom beginning with Marvel Comics’ CONAN THE BARBARIAN #15 in 1972. Neil Gaiman called Elric’s creator Michael Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome” — now, the godfather of the Multiverse concept brings one of the most critically acclaimed and most recognizable figures in the history of fantasy fiction back to sequential art with BOOM! Studios’ ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST!

Written by SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, and STAN LEE’S STARBORN New York Times bestselling scribe Chris Roberson, the adventure begins this May in an all-new, all-original FREE COMIC BOOK DAY edition that’s not simply a preview of the July series, but a prequel that will excite longtime Elric fans and serves an accessible entry point for the curious who have never experienced Moorcock’s saga.

Showcasing not just Elric, but Corum and Hawkmoon in a mammoth epic that uses Moorcock’s fascinating and intricate Multiverse as its tapestry, ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST #1 follows the May prequel and premieres as a full-blown series this July with its first issue.

“Elric is in inspired hands. I’m enthusiastically looking forward to his appearance from BOOM! Studios,” said legendary Elric creator Michael Moorcock. “One of the best writers of his generation, Chris Roberson, will be writing a brilliantly conceived, entirely new Elric story in the grand manner! I can’t wait!”

“Publishing Michael Moorcock’s Elric feels like a dream come true,” said Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Even more so when Michael is as enthused as we are about the revival of one of his most classic creations. 2011 will be 50 years since the creation of Elric and BOOM! Studios aims to live up to the standard and tradition that Michael Moorcock has set.”

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST features the return of Michael Moorcock’s legendary Multiverse, featuring some of the greatest fantasy characters of all time: Elric of Melniboné, Corum of the Scarlet Robe, and Dorian Hawkmoon in a brand-new story that will test the courage of the Eternal Champion! In this new series, the workings of Fate are being tampered with across the Multiverse, upsetting the Cosmic Balance. Elric of Melniboné must preserve the Balance and save the entire Multiverse from ruin. But no sooner has his journey begun than he is waylaid by dark forces and lost on the Moonbeam Roads. Elric finds himself stranded on a world where Chaos holds sway and where change is the only constant. Heroes are forced into action far and wide, but will they fight on the side of Law or Chaos?

ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST FCBD EDITION ships May 2011 for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, featuring an original prequel story by New York Times bestseller and SUPERMAN writer Chris Roberson and cover art by Erik Jones that leads directly into the first issue of the new ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST in July 2011.

About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (’s “Best Publisher” generates a wide-ranging catalog of multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated comic books and graphic novels featuring some of the industry’s top talent, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, 20th Century Fox’s 28 DAYS LATER and DIE HARD, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. This fall sees BOOM! teaming up with the legendary Stan Lee, creator of Marvel Comics’ characters Spider-Man, The Hulk, and The X-Men for a line of original superhero series, the legend’s first new original superheroes to go to print in nearly 20 years. BOOM!’s youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, is an undisputed industry leader, publishing Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.

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