Mike Wieringo was an American comic book artist who is best known for his DC Comics work. He did "The Flash" and "Fantastic Four." He also did "Tellos," a comic-book fantasy series which were printed through Gorilla Comics, but the company folded, and the book returned to Image Comics as a series of one-shots. Wieringo died in 2007 leaving the future of the series in doubt.
More Than 200 Comics Creators Have Come Together For A Tribute
"Tellos" is a story about a young boy named Jarek, and his warrior tiger friend named Koj, who share adventures with a lady pirate, a fox thief, Comics Alliance said. Jarek has a powerful genie that is limited to defending Jarek only. The original series lasted 10 issues from 1999 to 2000.
Over 200 comics creators have come together for a Mike Wieringo tribute book. "Tellos" is returning to print as a non-profit charity publication in Wieringo's name. "The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute" is three years in the making, and is available directly and exclusively from a website. It comes in two volumes for $50 a piece.
The Books Are Exclusively Distributed
All the proceeds of the "The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute" will go to the ASPCA in Wieringo's name. Volumes 1 and 2 are available until April 10. After the cut-off dates, the book will be printed to order, and the website is very specific that the chance to get them will be gone after that.
The website said: "The Mike Wieringo Tellos Tribute" are two VERY EXCLUSIVE books. They will NOT be available in any stores. We have neither the finances nor the space to warehouse cases of these books - what you order is what will be printed and no more." The website added that once the initial ordering is up, sales are final.