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Monday, January 25, 2021

New Cover Reveal: The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin



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I'm extremely excited to unveil the updated cover for the Combat Codes!. This new cover was created by the famed, dynamic duo: Felix Ortiz with the artwork and Shawn T. King with the design.



The old cover was... okay. I liked how it was simple and displayed some Jiu Jitsu techniques but it seemed that not many people really 'got it'. Most actually thought it was a Hunger Games rip-off (which I can't deny).


This new cover though... it's something else. 

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I'm so happy with how it turned out. One huge asset was that Felix had actually read both books in the Combat Codes series and loved them. He's a Muay Thai kickboxing practitioner and so really dug the martial arts aspects of the story. It didn't take much to convey to Felix what I was looking for, which was a way to show off some of the dynamic characters as well as the 'lo-fi' dystopian setting. We both love old-school Star Wars posters and this cover pays homage to those. It also captures the unarmed, single combat aspect of the world which is so vital. We made sure to include the famous first verse of the Combat Codes: "We fight so that the rest shall not have to." 


Shawn did an incredible job fusing Felix's artwork with a cohesive design that furthered all those themes. I love his hand-created titles and the way he framed the action. I'm salivating to get my hands on the physical copy of this book, Shawn did such great work with the full paperback & hardcover spreads.

And speaking of hardcovers... Yes, we'll have hardcovers (the sort without the jacket) available for this new version of Combat Codes directly from Amazon! 

I'm also excited to announce that Felix and Shawn will continue to work on the Combat Codes trilogy moving forward. Here's the tentative release schedule:

Book Two, Grievar's Blood - Cover Update: March 2021
Book Three, Grievar's War (working title) - Full Release: June 2021

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