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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Stuff I Will Buy, Won't Buy, And Wonder Why Anyone Buys This Week
APPLESEED HYPERNOTES TP: Really? Shirow still has an audience? CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK #1 (OF 3): I bought the most recent issue of Alter Ego to read more about the history and creation of the original series...not to see Roy Thomas bitterly complaining about not being asked to write this new series. Which, honestly, is why I rarely buy Alter Ego... PRESENTS VOL 1 (MR): I used to not really care for this old-school horror manga style, but it's grown on me. The sheer bizarreness of the cartoony artwork somehow makes the end result in more horrific. AMAZING SPIDER-GIRL ZOMBIE VAR #13: *sigh* GRIMM FAIRY TALES #17 (MR) GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL #1 (MR) GRIMM FAIRY TALES VOL 2 TP (MR): I need to stop looking at T&A comics and thinking to myself "that'll never last. No one's taste is that bad." I know better... MUHYO ROJIS BUREAU SUPER INVEST VOL 1 TP: I'm buying this blind because the concept sounded like the kind of "messed up" I dig in manga. PS238 #26: Pete will be happy. REBORN VOL 5 GN: I'll be happy. GREYS ANATOMY MAGAZINE #5: Fandom must be stopped...
The topic of the impact of movie versions on comic sales came up in conversation again today. I know Mike is curious/dreading to see if the trend evidenced by Hellboy, Sin City, 300, From Hell, Constantine, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc. holds true for Watchmen. And I got to thinking of Alan Moore and his desire to distance himself from the film versions of his comic work. It occured to me, that honestly, Moore should be getting out there and championing the creation of a Watchmen movie. Because a huge bomb of a film that kills utterly sales of the trade collection could be the only thing that convinces DC to let the book finally go out of print so that the rights revert...
Speaking of striking while the iron is hot, wouldn't now be the ideal time to release Grendel Grendel Grendel on DVD, before this new Beowulf film kills popular interest in the story for ever and all time?
How has my life lead me to the point where I can see this:
On the same day...more or less at the same place...and not realize that this day was in any way unusual until later?