And so it has come to pass that the totality of the industrial might of the nation of China has been brought to bear upon Goody Good. One million men working at one million machines with a singular task: the production of Goody Good issue 1. Sweat collects and drips from furrowed brows as the painstaking work wears on, seemingly without end. Poison steam rises from the pounding innards of those machines, coalescing in a thick noxious choking green fog. Pistons pound and men fall dead at their work stations, but still, the work and the pursuit of excellence carries on. The dead are piled and fed as both fuel and lubricant to the vile machines to continue their pumping and pounding. When the work mercifully comes to an end the lucky ones, those lucky few survivors will witness the beginnings of a logistical miracle. Teams of men will line up across the land from sea to horizon working as a single undulating human centipede the likes of which haven't been seen since the construction of the great pyramids. Crate after crate in an endless procession passed from team to team, hand to hand and loaded finally onto the ships. A grand armada bound for the west coast of the United States of America. Each ship overloaded, made heavy and sluggish by the incredible weight of her cargo. We're anticipating a 10% loss of product along the treacherous voyage. Lost to storms and faulty navigational equipment. A 10% loss of our product represents a 10% loss of the men on those ships. Every step of this process exacts a human toll and those lost ships aren't the end of the lives lost. The enormity of the load on each ship means that the galley is closed and that there are no quarters for crew or the heavily armed mercenary force hired to guard our goods. It seems they plan to feed themselves on those who fall first to starvation and dehydration. The potential for mutiny is high.
At least... that's how I imagine it.
Truthfully our run of Goody Good #1 isn't all that big. We're only printing a few hundred of them. And they might not even be printed in China. I'm not really sure where they're coming from. As far as all those men and all those machines and the huge death toll... It's probably just one guy running one machine and I'm sure everyone involved in the process will survive. But none of that is the point of this post. The point is that Goody Good #1 is in print! In just a few short weeks we'll have our first full sized professionally printed books, and we're very excited! We have a pre-sale opportunity available right here on ComicsAndCognac.com. You can get your copy right here!