Offensive, harrassing or baiting comments will not be tolerated and will be deleted at my discretion.
Comment spam will be deleted.
Please leave a name and either a valid web-site or e-mail address with comments. Comments left without either a valid web-site or e-mail address may be deleted. Atom Feed LiveJournal SyndicationLOLcats feed
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
New Comics Day Shenanigans
--We got our preview copy of NYX # Whatever today, which presumably means it'll be out in stores next week, but since this is Marvel we're talking about, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for. I flipped through it and I gotta say: as a writer, Joe Quesada makes a good penciler.
--Speaking of late books, Superman/Batman #12, or as I like to call it "No, it's NOT in yet!" was apparently supposed to ship to stores this week...unless of course you happen to be a store "serviced" by Diamond's LA warehouse, which didn't receive any copies of the book this week. Swell. So now I get another week of "But it said on-line that it was oooouuuutttt!"
--And while we're on the subject, here's a list of manga titles I planned on reading this month, that were scheduled to ship this month:
Kindaichi Case Files
And the manga titles I planned on reading this month, that were scheduled to ship tis month, that actually came out this month:
Yes, the only company that had it's act together enough to actually get product out when it was supposed to was the company that publishes porn. Oh well, if this stuff had actually shipped on time I might not have had the spare money to sample Descendants of Darkness, which I actually quite liked.
Of course, with my luck, all of those books I just listed will all ship next week...
--I also picked up the newest issue of Illustration, a very nicely put together mag devoted to, well, "illustration"-style artists. I'm always tempted by the magazine, but at $9.00 a pop I can't justify the expense to myself. (Especially since the only magazine I do buy regularly, Fortean Times, just raised it's price to $10 an issue...and that's not even counting the occasional music mag I get suckered into buying because of the "free" CD I want...) But I couldn't pass up this issue. It's got articles on Robert Bonfils, who did a lot of "sleazy" paperback art that I adore, Krampus postcards, and a Max Allen Collins piece on post-war "men's adventure" magazines, which I just love.
I mean, I know some people find this sort of thing to be in poor taste, but I can't help but find it hilarious.
--Oh, and the Halloween Ashcan comics shipped this week as well. Archie sent us 3 copies of a "Sabrina Meets the Archies" comic, all drawn in the faux-manga style they've been using on Sabrina. Marvel sent us a comic featuring two or three pages of four different "Marvel Age" comics. And Dark Horse actually provided a complete comic, a reprint of Evan Dorkin's and Jill Thompson's "Stray" from The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings. So, to sum up, that was one really ugly comic, one pointless comic, and one comic that people might actually like. A depressingly familiar ratio these days...