US independent comics publisher IT’S ALIVE! is to finally collect The Nazz, the story of a man transformed into something more than human…but far less than what he once was.
Written by the late Tom Veitch, illustrated by Bryan Talbot, the original 200+ page, four-issue creator-owned series was originally published in 1990 by DC Comics.
Michael Nazareth (who later becomes The Nazz) seeks perfection through the ancient idea that the life force itself is the doorway to obtaining superhuman powers. His search for the key to opening the door leads him to India and a grueling plunge into the darkest secrets of yoga, tantric rituals…and the warrior’s madness.
This is the story of The Nazz, as he returns to America, a man transformed by his experiences into something more than human…but far less than what he once was. The Nazz is the tale of one man’s obsession with becoming a hero… and mankind’s attempts to elevate him to the status of godhood.
Plus, because many fans on The Nazz missed the first Early Bird Special for this project, because of email issues, IT’S ALIVE are currently offering a second Early Bird Special, where you can purchase a copy of the hardcover collection, for only $40, instead of $50.
Out of print for three decades, this is great news for fans of the work of Tom Veitch and Bryan Talbot, but do be aware this is a US-based crowdfunder and there will be shipping costs to the UK in addition to the cost of the collection.
A digital edition is also being offered at $20.
Some sample pages from The Nazz – be aware these include some adult and sometimes extremely violent images
This post was updated on Tuesday 12th July to report on the second “Early Bird Special” offer
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.