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Thursday, October 07, 2004
Yesterday Was New Comics Day...
...and I'd like to tell you what the extremely competent employees at Diamond decided not to send us, but it would actually be a shorter list if I just told you what they did manage to send us.
--The only notable thing they didn't send us was our "variant" copy of Wolverine #20. So now we've got frankly more copies of the issue than we'd want, and we have no word from Marvel or Diamond about why we didn't get it or when we can expect it or if we can now return some of these extra copies, except for word from Diamond that "no one" got it. Is that "no one" serviced by the LA ware-house or "no one" period? Who knows. But it does provide a good object lesson in why Marvel's insane variant gimmicks aren't any damn good for anyone...except, possibly Marvel.
--I'm a sucker. I bought that DC Comics Encyclopedia. For a brief moment there I actually had the money for it and I decided that if I didn't buy it I probably wouldn't, ever, and since I'll want it anyway I might as well buy it.
--I'm also a sucker because I bought The One I Love, the new collection of romantic short-stories by CLAMP. It's just under half the length of every other manga collection out there, but the same price point. So, the only people likely to perceive any value-for-money in it are saps like me who feel a strange urge to buy everything with CLAMP's name on it.
--And that's it for now...I'm actually in a bit of a hurry this morning.