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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
It was as an ordinary secret sinner that I at last fell before the assaults of temptation
First, a little something from Class Comics:
I always kind of wonder, given the general nerd reaction to anything resembling "teh ghey", how retailers react to the usually prominent ads Class puts into Previews. The only one who's convenient to ask is Mike, and his response is always "Oh, something Dorian is going to want." (And, yes, "Redneck Farm"...I'll be wanting that.)
Dynamite has published enough Army of Darkness comics to justify six trade paper-backs? That feels like more of a trade presence than a cheesy horror property really warrants, somehow.
Oh, Hack/Slash, just when I'm just about talked into checking you out, you go and do this:
Teaming with a self-important porn site? No, thanks, but no. I'll go read something else.
Love and Rockets: New Stories features a serialized super-hero story by Jaime Hernandez. I know a few art-comix snobs whose heads will likely explode when they read that.
Dear Viz, You've been doing your ads for new titles like this for a couple of months now:
Please stop. Seriously. The real solicitations for manga titles are usually vague enough without the ads trying to be "cute." I need to know what the damn book is about so that I can determine whether or not it's worth ordering for the store. At this rate, these ads are approaching TokyoPop levels of uselessness. Love, Dorian
Okay, I'd wear it. I'm not proud of that.
So this set of Super Hero Squad figurines features The Sentry, a character no kid in America has ever heard of, the Punisher, a mass-murder, and the Red Skull, a freaking Nazi. They're not marketing this line to children anymore, are they?
Thank you, Japan, for once again classing up Previews