Tanith Lee And Trina Robbins’ Silver Metal Lover Surpasses Kickstarter Goal With IDW

by Hannah Means Shannon

There’s only a few days left to support the comics adaptation of fantasy author Tanith Lee’s Silver Metal Lover, brought to comics by the great Trina Robbins. The Kickstarter campaign already met its initial goal of $10,000 and has passed two stretch goals, which added a sticker with Robbins’ artwork and a mini print of Robbins’ art, too.

Silver Metal Lover was originally published in 1985 and has never been reprinted. This new edition will feature a new variant cover by Colleen Doran (A Distant Soil), who will also provide the afterword, a new foreword by Gail Simone (Birds of Prey), and a new intro by Trina Robbins. Bonus content will include a special essay about the late Tanith Lee’s life and work by her husband, artist/writer John Kaiine,

The book will be printed at 8.5″ x 11, in full color, on glossy paper, with a deluxe hardcover.

The IDW imprint It’s Alive is responsible for the Kickstarter campaign, and founder Drew Ford says:

This cult classic science fiction romance is an important early example of ‘the graphic novel’ as a storytelling vehicle, telling an intimate story of a young girl’s first love…who just happens to be a robot! We are very honored to shine a light on the brilliant work of the late Tanith Lee. And we are thrilled to be working on our second book with the legendary Trina Robbins! Also, we must send out a huge THANK YOU to Colleen Doran and Gail Simone for coming along for the ride! We hope you will give it a look, and consider making a pledge.

Other rewards being offered include signed copies of the book, exclusive prints from Colleen Doran, sketches by comic book pros including Bill Sienkiewicz, Ron Frenz, and Larry Hama, and even original pages of comic book art by Trina Robbins.

The Kickstarter will be active until the evening of Friday, January 5, 2018.