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Tuesday, September 16, 2008
How Not to Get My Money
So, I go into the comic shop over the weekend, and I see this:
I'd heard of this a few months back and was intrigued enough at the notion of Euro-comics takes on super-heroes to want to check the book out when it came out. I flipped through it...and it looked okay. Not as porny as most Euro-comics, understandably, but still recognizably not an American production. And certainly the sort of thing that I'm curious enough about to give a shot.
And then I take a closer look at the cover, and realize that isn't a retro-ironic corner box picture of a character from the comic:
No, it's a fucking ad for Secret Invasion. An ad for a cross-over I have no interest in because of it's uninspired execution and eye-straining art. A cross-over that, two years from now, will be largely forgotten, a post-script to whatever mega-cross-over event Marvel will be in the middle of. An ad they stuck, glaringly, in a stupid position on the cover of a comic that stands a strong chance of appealing to people who might not otherwise be interested in reading a Wolverine comic.
Marvel talked me into saving my money by shoving a reminder of a comic I don't like on a comic I might have liked.