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“You’ll All Be Sorry” to be published in book form

by Matthew Price Modified: April 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm •  Published: May 20, 2008

Nat Gertler of About Comics lets us know that his company will be publishing the humor columns of Gail Simone in a collection. “You’ll All Be Sorry!” was a popular satire column at that was Simone’s entry into the comics industry. From the release:

Featuring a mixture of classic entries culled from her popular online column and brand new pieces, this About Comics paperback will delight Simone’s growing legion of fans.

Behind a Scott Shaw! cover, readers will find dozens of articles as Simone turns her sharp wit on Wizard, Watchmen, Whiteout, bad Batman fan fiction, and even the Internet itself. This was the work that launched her comics writing career, leading to her writing first for Bongo, then for Marvel and now DC, where she has gained acclaim for her runs on such books as Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, and her original series Welcome to Tranquility.

In addition to the original pieces that Simone built her career on, the book features original articles, including the revelatory “How to Write Comics (with food and boobs) the Gail Simone Way!” Readers will also be invited to “Choose Your Own Crossover,” and Gail has also blackmailed a bunch of her pro friends into crafting an all new set of “Condensed Comics Classics”. Each piece is being freshly laid out to reflect the material being parodied, and many come with illustrations.

“People have been asking for this book for years,” explains Simone, “and I am grateful and delighted that it’s finally being published and put together with such care by the amazing Nat Gertler. All my favorite You’ll All Be Sorry columns are in there, along with some new material not available anywhere else. It’s definitely the publishing event of the century, if not of all time. This is the book that finally validates English as an actual language and humans as a species. Also, it makes fun of Batman; I suggest you purchase multiple copies immediately!”

You’ll All Be Sorry! (ISBN 978-0-9790750-5-6) is a 160-page comics-sized trade paperback, priced at $11.99 US, published by About Comics. The book will be solicited to the comics market in the June issue of Diamond Comic Distributors’s Previews catalog, and will also be available to the bookstore market through Diamond Book Distributors.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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