A brief editorial note to open:

There are two pages of ads for party decorations in Previews this month. Now, I know making fun of Previews for selling stuff that has nothing whatsoever to do with comics is an easy, even lazy, joke. But they sell this stuff only because they think they can make money on it.
Diamond thinks you will happily buy party banners because they have the Avengers on them. And they’re probably right.

That “Death Clock” for the comics industry just moved up to 11:58.

Marc Andreyko has a run on DC Universe Presents starting with #13, that brings back Black Lightning and Blue Devil as a duo.

There was much wangsting online over this, but frankly, that’s what the internet does with all comic news. Personally, I kind of want to see what the man who finally outed Obsidian does with a blank slate.

Rule 63 is apparently the new zombies…

Sina Grace has an original graphic novel coming from Image that promises to give me nightmares of my retail days…

Archie is offering another Kevin Keller trade:

Seriously, I know I’ve said this before but it bears repeating; it is 2012 and Archie of all companies is one of the more progressive comics publishers.

I’m honestly surprised it took twenty years for this to come out in trade paper-back.

I bought it when it was coming out. My memory of it is that it was heavily photo-referenced.
Still no word on when the Shock Treatment comic is coming out…

This might not seem that remarkable, except that it’s part of a trio of shirts that includes “Team Betty” and “Team Veronica” shirts…

4 Responses to “Previews for Gays, August 2012”
  1. Joe Palmer says:

    Thanks for pointing out the Kevin shirt! I didn’t notice that at all.

  2. Matthew Simensen says:

    No Shock Treatment comic? Oh well. “… there’s still hope – Lots and LOTS of hope!”

  3. googum says:

    Ah, if a comic shop can make a bit of coin on party banners, why not? Better them than some terrible party supply store. ‘Sides, a good comic store probably is trying to diversify a bit, especially if digital starts taking a bite out of sales. It’s no different than selling cards or pogs or action figures or anything else. Right?

  4. merchantfan says:

    Maybe it’s good? Maybe they think some people are still buying comic stuff for their kids?

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