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Wednesday, May 11, 2005
New Comics Day When You Can't Lift Heavy Boxes
It's a good thing that most of those Alias books are cheap, because they just sat on the shelf all day.
The new "best of Kang" book from Marvel explicitly references Young Avengers in the back-cover copy. I don't know, is his presence in that title really feeding demand for more material with Kang?
The highly anticipated book that customers wouldn't stop hounding me for copies of these last two weeks finally shipped. No, not Desolation Jones, though we did order a large number of them and it really is quite good, and has so far been selling decently. No, it was a Marvel comic that ties in to a video game that was hotly anticipated by a good number of our customers. Because what the world really needed was more comics based on video games.
(Speaking of which, the grim and gritty vision for City Of Heroes that Mark Waid has really does not appeal to me as a player of the game. But slapping an Image logo on the cover tripled sales. Make of that what you will...)
Another surprise hit seller for us has been Second Stage Turbine Blade, a comic adaptation of the lyrics from a band named Coheed and Cambria. I've been assured by people "hep" to current music that the band is no damn good, but people can't seem to get enough of the comic.
Note to people trying to sell us stuff over the phone: When you tell me you have "really old" toys, and I tell you that we don't buy "really old" toys I'm not lying to you. We really don't buy old toys. You don't need to call several times in the hopes of getting a different answer. Your dogged persistence is not going to wear me down.
Here's the picture I wanted to post this morning, Teenage Lex Luthor making an editorial comment: