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Thursday, November 04, 2004
New Comics Day
Honestly, I can barely work up any enthusiasm for any of the comics that came in yesterday, even to make fun of them. No Dead Time looks good, and JLA: Classified should be fun, I'll probably give Intimates a chance, and I wasn't interested in Musashi #9 but somehow finding out that the main character is a girl changed my mind (that the art is quite good helped too).
I was sort of curious about one of the pull quotes on the new Spirit Archive volume: "The Spirit is one of the greatest comic books ever created." At least, according to the "Will Eisner Companion" it is. I mean, honestly, have they run out of pull-quotes for the series? Like you're going to find a negative comment about the Spirit in a book about Will Eisner...
Something that sold surprisingly well was Joe Casey's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes mini. At $3.50 an issue with bi-weekly shipping I expected most of our customers to pass. But I guess there's a bigger market for comics retelling older Marvel comics than I thought there was.
We got a shipment of both Shi and Kabuki action figures in today. Too bad they're not in scale with each other, or you could have them fight it out for the title of "best comic about a Japanese woman written and drawn by an Anglo man that we're not supposed to openly discuss the creepy aspects of because it is 'art' and must therefore be taken seriously."
We also got two Halloween themed comics and one Christmas themed comic in. The timing of these "holiday special" comics is always so bad, I wonder why we ever bother to order any of them.