Preview – The Power Within

Official Press Release

Shannon gets picked on a lot; his dad and teachers think he should just “fit in” more, but that doesn’t help. So Shannon escapes into a super-powered alter-ego whenever he’s in a bad situation. But will the power within be enough to save him? Find out in The Power Within, a new book that tackles the subject of gay teen bullying, published by Lambda-Literary-Award-winning publisher Northwest Press. Check out this 14-page preview of the new book!

In addition to the 25-page main story by Charles “Zan” Christensen and Mark Brill, the book contains bonus pages by a collection of comics industry heavyweights, including Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, Wonder Woman), Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, Gotham Central), Matthew Clark (Outsiders, Wonder Woman), Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Warlord of Mars), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Donna Barr (The Desert Peach), Andy Mangels (Gay Comics, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor) and Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER).

The Power Within retails for $4.99 and is published by Northwest Press, which publishes graphic novels and comics collections by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender comics creators. The book is available to retailers direct from the publisher as well as through Diamond Comic Distributors using item #JUL111189. In addition to retail sales, copies of this book are being made available for free to youth and teachers’ organizations. The book contains discussion questions and resources for LGBT youth.

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