Plutona Hardcover Limited Edition Coming In July

Jeff Lemire’s Plutona is getting the hardcover treatment this summer from Image Comics. Lemire’s writing has been gaining him new fans for the past few years, with each new series continuing to show his skill as a storyteller. This summer, Image Comics is collecting the five issue Plutona into both a trade paperback and a great, limited edition hardcover.

Here’s the full press release from Image.

plutonaPLUTONA FANS WILL ENJOY A LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER THIS JULY

Master storyteller Jeff Lemire (Descender, Sweet Tooth) and critically-acclaimed artist Emi Lenox (EmiTown) bring readers a heartfelt and heartbreaking coming-of-age tale exploring friendship and loss in PLUTONA. Image Comics is pleased to announce that PLUTONA will be available as a limited edition hardcover as well as in trade paperback this July.

In PLUTONA, five suburban kids make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school… the body of the world’s greatest superhero, Plutona, laying dead among the mud and grass. This discovery sends them on a dark journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives.

PLUTONA limited edition hardcover (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0013-2) will be available onJuly 20th for $39.99 while supplies last and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAY168004. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, June 20th.

unnamedPLUTONA trade paperback (ISBN 978-1632156013) hits comic book stores onWednesday, July 20th and bookstores on Tuesday, July 26th, and will be available for $16.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond code MAR160642. It can be preordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Fans can purchase a replica of the pear sweatshirt worn by Mie in there story at Image Direct.

Select praise for PLUTONA:

Plutona is the kind of character driven tale that  we’ve all come to love Jeff Lemire for, but the real star here is the beautifully drawn pages by Emi Lenox. Her cartooning crafts a world I can feel by just looking at it. We’re lucky to have Jeff and Emi making books like this.“ —Skottie Young

“Like the very best comics, Plutona transcends any single genre. At once a gripping mystery, an epic superhero tale, and a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, Plutona presents Lemire and Lenox at the height of their powers—a masterful meditation on heroism, identity, and growing up. One of the best books of the year.”  —Scott Snyder