Saturday, August 14, 2004
from Friendly Ghost Casper #10 (June 1959)
Friday, August 13, 2004
Yesterday, as I was going over orders, I actually found myself saying this to pal Dorian: "Hey, do Venom and Carnage actually appear in the Venom & Carnage comic?" Yes, that's what Marvel has driven me to.
On a completely unrelated note, here's a link to a comprehensive website by someone nearly as obsessed with Swamp Thing as I am. (courtesy Thrillmer)
(Real content will resume shortly...weblogging time has been in short supply!)
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
How the day began:
Pal Dorian and I are unpacking the new comic books, and I see that the only DCs that come bagged with the Sky Captain CDs are Legends of the Dark Knight and Nightwing:
Me: "Oh man, that Sky Captain CD only comes with comics I don't buy."
Dorian: "I'm getting both of those comics - I guess I can give you one of the CDs."
Me (poking fun at the tone in Dorian's voice): "...'he said grudgingly!'"
Dorian: "That's the only way anyone can talk to you."
Anyway, definitely the best-looking new arrival of the day was the Jimbo in Purgatory hardcover by Gary Panter. My goodness, it's a nice-looking book. And it's HUGE. And it manages to have gold-foil highlights on the front cover without looking ugly. I couldn't swing it today, but it will have to be a purchase soon.
Didn't have much of a chance to read all the comics I did manage to get this week, but I did get through the following:
Also, as Dorian has mentioned, we did not get our copies of the oversized JLA/Avengers hardcovers. Aaargh! So we got charged for them, but we can't make any money on them yet. Very frustrating.
X-Force #1 came out today. Hoo boy. Everything old is new again, my friends, and Rob Liefeld's art is at its Rob Liefeldest. I know everyone makes fun of his work, but by golly, it still sells. Well, it's nothing like last time...when the original X-Force #1 came out, we had devoted a small table just to that comic, and we had hordes of people charging in the door to buy handfuls of them. Of course, that was back in the boom days of the comic market, when the rivers ran with gold, and comic store entrepreneurs lit their expensive imported cigars with burning $50 bills.
By the way, any statements by a certain Mr. The Dog regarding what I may or may not allegedly do to anyone buying X-Force #1 can not be proven in any court of law.
* If you want to read more about werewolves** fighting Nazis in World War II, may I suggest Robert McCammon's novel The Wolf's Hour, which also evokes that "Creature Commandos" feeling.