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Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Lots Of Stuff
I've now added Infinity Weblog to my side-bar, another Ventura-area comics blog. Soon all bloggers will be required to live in Ventura County! I also added Fortress of Blogitude, which is another one of those sites that makes me say to myself: "Why haven't I been reading this?"
Monday's Inventory Observations
We sold out of the New Avengers variant cover. This makes me sad.
We've also sold out of the first two issues of The Intimates, and this makes me feel a little bit better. Although I've decided the book is not for me (my tolerance for teen angst is very low), I'm glad that the book's non-traditional narrative style seems to be finding an audience. It's worth noting that a good number of the people picking it up are not usually buyers of super-hero comics.
Ex Machina has taken a bit of a drop in sales. I'm not terribly worried, but I kind of get the impression that people thought this was a mini-series, and so the book's audience may not be looking for a new issue.
That new Warblade book is doing steady and respectable sales. Several of the people picking it up have commented that they're glad to see Wildstorm going back to more "traditional" super-hero comics instead of "that weird stuff" they've been publishing lately.
I'm having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that there are people out there who would describe a book drawn by Simon Bisley as "not weird."
Random Retail Complaint
Why am I not surprised that, invariably, the people who make the biggest mess of a display or the shelves or the back issues spend the least amount of money?
New Comics Goodness
That X-Men/Fantastic Four logo couldn't be any less clear if they'd tried. It's just a huge X4 in the corner. I'm sure someone's going to come in and ask for parts 1-3.
The second wave of Hush action figures came in. Now, instead of getting asked several times a day when the series 2 figures are coming in, I have "When are the series 3 figures coming in?" to look forward to.
(And looking at the Catwoman and Harley Quinn figures in 3D really draws Jim Lee's mastery of human anatomy into question.)
The LA Diamond warehouse shenanigans continue. Apparently Diamond's Memphis warehouse was the only one to receive any copies of the ONI graphic novel Awakenings, which I've been looking forward to. Word from our Diamond rep is that we probably shouldn't expect to see it. Whatever problem with shipping that's occurred appears to have been fatal.
Also according to our Diamond rep, the fact that we weren't shorted any of our Marvel or DC books these last two weeks (except for that issue of Losers, which showed today) was itself an error. See, usually when we don't get a book, it's an error. Now the warehouse situations are so thoroughly fouled that it's a mistake when we do get our books.
We should probably look into getting a new distributor. Oh, wait...
Quote Of The Day
Pal Corey: "If I wanted to read Space Ghost, I'd read Adam Strange."
Question Of The Day
Where do Canadian comic-book fans say their girl-friends live?