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Monday, April 18, 2005
Hey, would you like to support your local comic store? I've got a really easy way for you to do that? Got a little extra cash this week? Is there some trade paper-back or back issues you've been thinking about getting? Well, this would be a good week for you to pick those things up at your local comic store, as odds are this is the week that your shop got the bulk of their Free Comic Book Day titles. Which, while free to you, are not free to comic stores. This is also the week that Marvel and DC decided to drop almost fifty new titles on stores, in addition to shipments from Dark Horse, Image and the non-premier publishers. The size of this week's comics shipments, combined with the Free Comic Book Day books, not to mention the unfortunately close to the end of tax season timing in the United States, means it's very likely that your local comic shop could experience a cash crunch this week. Buying an extra trade, or back issue, or sampling a comic you don't normally buy isn't much, but every little bit helps.
I've tinkered with the side-bar a bit. I've split comic creators and publishers into their own section, and I've separated out the rest of the comics blogs into two very broad categories. I haven't labeled them because I couldn't think of any labels that someone wouldn't be offended by. Basically, I put all the "serious" blogs, the review blogs and the news blogs into one group, and the "less serious" blogs in another group. All according to my arbitrary standards. I also took the opportunity to move a couple of links over to the "Media" category. So, what I have now is something that should be more convenient for me, which is the only reason I have a side-bar in the first place, since I hate book-marking pages. (And no, I have no idea where in that list my site would go...)
I also took the opportunity to add Dave's Long Box to the side-bar. He had me at "Kobra takesss honey only!"
Hey! Radio Comix is having a sale. I noticed that issues of both Dangerous and Sexual Espionage were marked down, in case anyone was looking for some entertaining gay porn in a manga style.