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Therefore Repent!

a post rapture
graphic novel

Written by Jim Munroe
Drawn by me! Salgood Sam

What if the religious right… were actually right?

Without warning, multitudes of Christians float bodily up into the sky.
For the immoral majority, life goes on pretty much as usual.
Except that after the Rapture, magic works — for those willing to risk demonic mutations.

And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners.

But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.

Critically acclaimed and poplar with readers, Therefore Repent! is an unconventional apocalyptic page turner.

Praise for Therefore Repent!

“Therefore Repent! is great. Loved the conflict between the old and new religions, plus it’s got Jesus and mutants.”
— Joe Meno, author of Hairstyles of the Damned

“Therefore Repent! is impressive, layered, and in places surprisingly funny. I didn’t think it would be my sort of thing, but I enjoyed it.”
–Jim Ottaviani, author of FALLOUT: J. Robert Oppenheimer, Leo Szilard, and the Political Science of the Atomic Bomb

“Now, just dealing with the Rapture might be enough of a hook, but Jim and Salgood do a great job of characterization from the very beginning. The two protagonists are so interesting that I had to keep turning page after page to see what and who they were. And yes, Salgood can draw like nobody’s business… I give this book two thumbs up.”
–Chris Pitzer, AdHouse Books

“The tale’s offbeat anarchy and peculiar, parodic charms will win you over. It’s like one of those church pamphlets about salvation gone terribly, terribly wrong.”
–John Burns, The Georgia Straight

“Therefore Repent! is an absolutely boundless piece of fantasy that he wisely grounds in very human relationships… to say it’s an imaginative work would be an understatement: ‘unhinged’ is probably more accurate. I can’t wait for more.”
— Robert J. Wierseman, Quill & Quire

“The art is extraordinarily fluid and the storyline ingenious and sharply intelligent.”
–Jeff VanderMeer, Realms of Fantasy

“It’s completely nuts… It’s a book about what if the Rapture actually happened, and that’s all I’m gonna tell you.”
–Junot Diaz, 2008 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

Joe Shuster Award Nominee for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Writer 2008

More press and reviews.

Buy the book!

Available now in stores,
Amazon, Chapters/Indigo & more.
And via the publishers,

FREE DIGITAL COPY: Available for download via the NMK site here along with info about the squeal, Sword of My Mouth.

It can be also read or downloaded @!; The long time web geek that i am, that’s pretty cool.
Nice streaming reader interface too.

Enjoy, if you like it please consider buying the paperback for a friend or you’re own shelf.

Update: A lot of shops returned surplus stock when the rescission started in late ’08. I’ve heard from some readers that it was a little hard to find our book, If you haven’t seen it locally try and ask your retailer about ordering you a copy or two of Therefore Repent! for their shop.
Update2: Things are picking up, so for sure now, if you would like to get the book let your local shop know!

Notable Noting

Ted at IDW just sent us some scans of Best American Comics 2008, where Therefore Repent was listed as one of the “Notable” books to read of 2007!

Pretty cool, I’ll have to pick up a copy – looks like it’s worth it anyway, some impressive names in it. :)

More press and reviews here.

Trailer for Therefore Repent! a post-rapture graphic novel


So i heard this song recently – Dogs by Michelle Breslin! – i’ve been planing to do a trailer for Therefore Repent! for a while and this song just fit so perfectly.

You can download the original file here. Quality : 45.0 MB WMV file.

For more of Michelle and her music, check out this site, this one, and this one.

Therefore Repent! update

Damn it’s Damn sweaty. I tell you, I have a beautiful lady with me and we can even stand to touch each other in this – that’s just wrong.

Ok, think about something else.

So big news! A little while ago the first quarter update for the IDW edition came in the mail, and I’m very pleased to say we had a very respectable first go at the plate – with book and direct markets combined; the book market pulling over twice the numbers; Therefore Repent! has moved 3216 copies! Add to that NMK’s 1000 so far, and you get 4216 post-apocalyptic graphic novels, ha ha ha!

Cool. As I have been reminded, the book market orders can boomerang on you, but in a lot of the shops that had it that I’ve been in, it seems to be moving pretty good so I’m optimistic about that.

Also was talking to a Literary agent recently when I mentioned this, and he thought there was a good chance 4000 was an ideal middle number – not so many that sending them back in most store’s cases would be worth it – a lot of single units left over not worth the hassle – and still big enough to result in us getting a decent first royalty check.

At any rate they hold back half our checks right now in case they do come back, and even with that I’m pretty pleased.

So, hey, if you have been thinking about getting it, well I’d sure love to see those numbers stay hi so don’t hesitate on our behalf ;)

If you want to get one signed by Jim you can order from NMK here, & IDW makes it available on their site too.

I have a list of shops I know carry it here, and it seems to be in most of the mega book shops i’ve checked out. And most of the web based book retailers like Amazon carry it too.

But hey, if you want to help us a bit, look for shops that don’t carry it, and ask them about it! Tell them Junot Diaz thinks we’re nuts and loved it, that’ll get their attention. ;)

Read the press.
Buy the book.

Junot Diaz thinks Jim’s completely nuts

Got a note about this just before leaving for NY, which was cool; when i told folks like the literary agent i talked to at the con that a Pulitzer Prize winner name dropped my last project they tended to take notice. So yeah, Junot Diaz was interviewed by THIS RECORDING April 10th, and when asked about what he’s reading lately this is what he said…

In terms of genre fiction, are you getting to do any reading for pleasure?

I’ve have been reading tremendously. I’m sort of recovering from book-novel-whatever… right now, I’m reading this book called THEREFORE REPENT! (Laughs)

Does it have an exclamation mark at the end?


What’s it about?

It’s completely nuts. Of course you haven’t heard of it. It’s by a guy named Jim Monroe and it’s put out by a small press. It’s a book about what if the rapture actually happened, and that’s all I’m gonna tell you.

Cool. Much thanks to Junot! So I’m going to have to go find some of his work and have a look, I’m told he’s an amazing author, as the Pulitzer would tend to suggest.

Where you can buy Therefore Repent!

Ok, so you’ve heard about the book, and you want a copy for yourself.

If you want to support your LCS, and get it from a brick and mortar shop, here’s a spring of 08′ list of shops that ordered it. If your local shop is not stocking it the Diamond catalog number was # NOV073660.

You can get it directly from Jim Munroe via NMK here on his site, and that way you’ll get your copy complete with his signature!

Order the US edition direct from the IDW site here., Chapters.Indigo, and other sites cary it, just search the title.

ISBN‘s are 1600101461 for the IDW us edition,
and 0968636349 for the NMK can edition.

Hope that helps and let me know what you think of the book when your done!

cheers – Max

Confirmed stocked via email &/or eyeballs.

Witz End Comics Collectibles and Games
177 Water Street, Suite 2
Augusta, ME
207 621 0904

Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St.
New York, NY
212 268 7088

Midtown Comics
Times Square
200 W 40th Street
New York, NY
Grand Central
459 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
1 800 411 3341

208 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY
718 797 1348

Don’s Atomic Comics
6354 Transit Rd.
Depew, NY

Time Warp Comics & Games
555A Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ
(973) 857 9788

Music Quest
“don’t let the name fool you. Full line of comics, new and back issues & related collectibles”
446 Grafton St.
Worcester, Ma.
508 754 9597

Brave New Worlds
212 N Easton Rd
Willow Grove, PA
45 North Second St
Philadelphia, PA

Comix Connection
West Manchester Mall
1800 Loucks Road, Suite 688
York, PA
717 767 4871
6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C
Mechanicsburg, PA
717 591 2727

New Dimension Comics
113 E. McMurray Road
McMurray, PA

Bennie’s Comics and Cards
462 Sharpsville Ave
Sharon, PA
724 347 3390

Comic Swap, Inc.
110 South Fraser Street
State College, PA

Modern Myths
34 Bridge Street #4
Northampton, MA
888 227 8844

Green Brain Comics
13210 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn MI

Clem’s Collectibles
212 S Washington Sq
Lansing, MI
(517) 485 2369

Comix Revolution
606 Davis St
Evanston, IL
847 866 8659
999 N. Elmhurst Rd
Mt Prospect, IL
847 506 0800

Calliope’s Realm Comics
133 S Washington St
Naperville IL
630 420 7710

Fantasy Shop comics & games
5 locations
2426 West Clay
St. Charles, MO
636 947 8330
8232 N. Lindbergh Blvd
Florissant, MO
314 831 5211
10560 Baptist Church
St. Louis, MO
314 842 8228
7238 Manchester Road
Maplewood, MO
314 644 3070
1937 Lincoln Trail (W. Hwy 50)
O’Fallon, Il
618 624 0920

Fantasy Books Inc
1113 East Main
Belleville IL

[A chain store so probably at other locations as well, but sighted at]
1115 S Reed Rd
Kokomo, IN 46902
765 456 3170

Clifton Comics & Games
3234 Jefferson Ave
Cincinnati OH
513 861 5071

Rockin’ Rooster Comics & Games
3805 North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH
513 661 7625

Pulp Fiction Comics
298 Sw Blue Parkway
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
816 554 7333

Mind’s Eye Comics
1565 Cliff Rd Ste 6
Eagan MN
651 683 0085

Fantom Comic
4500 Wisconsin Avenue
NW Washington, DC
202 362 5051
Union Station
50 Mass Ave. NE
Washington, DC
202 216 9478

SpazDog Comics
21610 N. 35th Avenue #162
Glendale, AZ
623 582 3240

Samurai Comics
5024 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ
602 265 8886
10720 W. Indian School Rd. #61
Phoenix, AZ
623 872 8886

Alternate Reality Comics
4800 S. Maryland Pkwy. #D
Las Vegas, NV
702 736 3673

Comic Oasis
3121 N Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
702 212 8885
702 212 8890

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
323 851 7223

326 Fell St
San Francisco, CA.
415 621 6543

Comix Experience
305 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
415 863 9258

Comickaze Comics Books and more!
5517 A/B Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA
858 278 0371 | 800 869 5275

Brave New World Comics
22722 Lyons Avenue #6
Newhall CA
661 259 4745.

EARTH-2 Comics & Collectibles
Address: 15017 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
818 386 9590

Comics Unlimited
16344 Beach Blvd
Westminster CA

Hi De Ho Comics & Books with Pictures
525 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
310 394 2820

Collector’s Paradise
7131 Winnetka Ave
Winnetka, CA
818 999 9455

Comic Universe
18902 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA
714 964 9569

Time Warp
3105 28th street
Boulder, Co
303 443 4500

Chapel Hill Comics
412 W Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC

Classic Comics
169 Lowes Food Drive
Lewisville, NC
336 945 0883

Speeding Bullet Comics
614 N. Porter Ave
Norman, OK
405 360 6866

Rogues Gallery Comics and Games
1601 S I-35
Round Rock, TX
512 279 8888

Madness Comics & Games
111 East Universtiy DR STE 112
Denton, TX 76209

Titan Comics
3701 W. Northwest Highway
the Bachman Lake Shopping Center
Suite 125, Dallas, TX
214 350 4420

Quest Comic Shop
225 Lovvorn Rd
Carrollton GA
770 832 0172

1105 Parkside Lane, Suite 1212
Woodstock, GA
770 592 4747

Velocity Comics
904 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
804 225 7323

Kingdom Comics
1425 Montgomery Highway Suite 119
Vestavia Hills, AL
205 978 0600

Secret Headquarters
2418 N. Monroe St.
Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL
850 385 2736

Strange Adventures Comic Bookshops
5262 Sackville St.
Halifax, NS
68 York St.
Fredericton, NB
toll-free 1.866.626.6427

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard W
Montreal, Quebec.
514 279 2224

Librairie Millenium
451 Marie-Anne est
Montreal, Quebec
514 284 0358

Camiondepompier/Marche Clandestin
323 Ontario E
Montreal, Quebec.
514 282 3930
camiondepompier@gmail dot com

The Beguiling
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario.
416 533 9168

Silver Snail
367 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
416 593 0889

The Labyrinth
386 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario.
416 840 4506

Pages Books & Magazines
256 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario.
416 598 1447

Big B Comics
1045 Upper James St
Hamilton, ON

Rogues Gallery Comics
327 Chatham St. W
Windsor, Ontario
519 254 9482

Another Dimension
424 B – 10th Street NW
Calgary, AB
403 283 7078

Amazing Fantasy
5003 Ross Street
Red Deer, AB
403 346 7505

3972 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
604 875 9858

631 Johnson Street
Victoria BC
1581-F Hillside Ave
Victoria, BC
#6 3200 N. Island Hwy
Nanaimo, BC
250 384 1656

Gosh! Comics
39 Great Russell Street, London
United Kingdom
020 7636 1011

Amazing Fantasy
13 Anlaby Road,
Unit 1, Hull
United Kingdom
01 482 210 530 [ebay]

Impact Comics
16 Garema Place
02 6248 7335

Listed as in store on their web site

All About Books & Comics
5060 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ
602 277 0757

Atlas Comics
1750 Rio Hill Center
Charlottesville, Virginia
434 974 7512

The Source Comics and Games
1601 West Larpenteur ave
Falcon Hights, MN
651 645 0386

Dragon’s Lair Comics
6111 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
512 454 2399
7959 Fredericksburg Rd # 129
San Antonio, TX
210 615 1229

Zeus Toys and Comics
Turtle Creek Village
3878 Oaklawn Ave, Suite 100E
Dallas, TX.
214 219 TOYS

Sci-Fi City
6006 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL
407 282 2292

Therefore Repent! in Previews

It’s in this November Previews!
published by IDW in the US.
Diamond # NOV073660

Very important info;
There was an error in the listing,

the cover price will be $14.99 us, Cheep!

not $24.99!

Here’s the info off of the IDW site

Therefore, Repent!

Jim Munroe (w)
Salgood Sam (a)

What if the religious right… are right?

Therefore Repent! is a graphic novel set in a Chicago neighborhood after the Rapture. Once the Christians have floated bodily into the sky, life goes on pretty much as usual for the immoral majority… except that magic works, if you’re willing to risk demonic mutations. CNN reports that Mr. Christ and Mr. Bush are on a speaking tour of the red states. And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners. But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.

In the tradition of The Book of Revelations, Therefore Repent!, courtesy of novelist Jim Munroe (Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask) and acclaimed artist Salgood SamSea of Red) is a lurid, dark fantasy tale. By taking the apocryphal scripture as literal truth – as the American powers-that-be claim to do – the story also explores the political and spiritual ramifications of God abandoning humanity.

6″ x 8″
160 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-60010-146-1

Therefore Repent! a post rapture graphic novel

written by Jim Munroe
drawn by salgood sam

Jonathan Ellis @ PopImage

“…the type of book that will have you flipping through it again and again.”

“…sure to be one of this years highly regarded Original Graphic Novels.”

Victor Schwartzman @ the Guild of Outsider Writers

“Unfortunately, I opened the book and looked at the first page….this is the damn problem with this damn book – you’re screwed if you read the first page…. ….then have to read the second. And the third…”

“This is a novel about the magic within all of us, about what stops us from realizing we have that magic, and how we can find that magic again and use it.”

Based on charicters established in his novel
An Opening Act of Unspeakable Evil and set in Chicago, after the Rapture.

In the tradition of The Book of Revelations, Therefore Repent! is a dark fantasy tale, but Jim also says he’s always been a fan of the kookier parts of the bible ;). Expect healthy doses of magic realism, some demons, taking animals, angels, mummies and ravens made of ash. You can real a preview of the book here on ComicSpace. And all the news posted on the blog about this book is here for your easy reading pleasure!

Where to find it. ~ The Good Word.
All the buzz.


This was done for Festival, the FCBD giveaway profiling creators participating in TACF this August. The books been out for a bit so i figured it was ok to post it now.