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Wednesday, October 27, 2004
New Comics Day
Well, after finally getting blogger to update my site after 14 hours, I guess it's time to talk about the books that came in this week.
--Flipping through the new issue of Wizard, mostly to check out the preview for Grant Morrison's Seven Soldiers of Victory project, I happened to glance at the article on Brian Bendis and the "Avengers Disassembled" story. Which spoils the ending of next week's Avengers #503. So, I thought that was poor planning, but whether it's on the part of Wizard or Marvel we may never know.
--A terrible, horrible, absolutely evil thought occurred to me in regards to Green Lantern: Rebirth: all those Green Lantern fans must have taken Grant Morrison's advice on sigils and how to activate them. How else to explain the demand for Hal Jordan to return?
--We got no less than five horror comics in today written by Steve Niles. Last Train to Deadsville, Horroricide, Hyde, 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker's Tales and Lurkers. I believe the technical term for that much product of a similar nature all being released on the same day is "overkill."
--According to this week's Diamond Dateline the covers for Warlock #s 3 and 4 will be swapped. In other words, what was going to be the cover for #3, will now be the cover for #4, and vice versa. Which, you know, would actually be relevant information if Marvel's covers bore any relation whatsoever to the actual content.
--Oh, and the cover artists and interior artists will be changed on some of those What If? books that are coming out in a couple of months. Not that Marvel would ever do a "bait-and-switch" in their solicitations, oh no...
--We did indeed get our copies of Complete Peanuts Vol. 2...only about a month after the slip-cased edition containing both volumes 1 and 2 was shipped to us. Still no word from Fantagraphics about what that was about. Oh, wait, right...they see bookstores as the primary market for those books. Because the book-store market is going to be very supportive of a 25 volume hard-cover series that takes 12 years to complete...
--Best comics this week: Demo #11, we3 #2, ps238 #8 and the Fred the Clown collection.