Top Shelf Announces MARCH: BOOK ONE

Top Shelf Productions has announced the epic March: Book One, the first volume of a trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell.

Official Press Release

march-coverwrap-noflaps.184833You may remember our earlier announcement of March, the graphic novel trilogy by US Congressman and legendary civil rights icon John Lewis, co-written by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. Now, after many months of preparation, March: Book One is officially ready for pre-order to comic shops through this month’s Diamond Previews — and to celebrate, we have some incredible news to share!

We are pleased to announce that March: Book One will feature a back cover blurb from none other than the 42nd President of the United States! To the best of our knowledge, this is the first graphic novel ever endorsed by an American president:

“Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.”
— President Bill Clinton

We are also delighted to announce that Congressman Lewis will appear on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to promote March on its release day, August 13th! Not long thereafter, he’ll head to CNN for State of the Union with Candy Crowley!

Comics luminaries such as Joe Quesada, Neil Gaiman, Garry Trudeau, and Marjane Satrapi have appeared on The Colbert Report, but this is the first time a guest has been invited specifically to promote a graphic novel on this hippest of late-night shows.

Plus: catch him streaming live at 5 PM this Friday, May 31, on Huffington Post Live… and stay tuned for more media updates!

March: Book One comes out in less than three months — which means you can now pre-order it from your favorite retailer! So let your bookseller know how important this book is to you, and help us launch this landmark graphic novel with as big a splash as possible.

March: Book One, a deluxe softcover graphic novel with french flaps and black & white interiors, 6.5″ x 9.5″, 128 pages.
— ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2
— $14.95 (US)
— Release Date: August 13, 2013.

For more information and a 14-page preview, visit


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