Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Current Comics Report for 9/28

This is a report about what I think about the comics of this week, based upon Diamond's Shipping This Week list, as reprinted below, with my (sometimes quite snarky, so be forewarned) comments.

I am digging the guest commentaries, so welcome this week's guest commentator, Sean Whitmore, of Fanboy Productions!

Certain sections of the Current Report on the 9/28 Comic Book Week contain forward-looking statements that are based on my expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include but are not limited to projections of books being good, writing performance, character flaws, artistic coolness and continued title stability.

Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Prognasticators Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation:
  • A book being better than I thought it would be;

  • A different creative team on a book;

  • A different type of story than I thought it was;

  • Differences in anticipated and actual performance by the writer and/or artist
All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document.All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to me are qualified by the cautionary statements in this section...

NOTE: S=Sean, B=Brian, if there is no letter before the sentence, then it is me, as well.

Shipping This Week: September 28, 2005

DARK HORSE

JUL050017 BPRD THE BLACK FLAME #2 (OF 6) $2.99

Guy Davis is amazing.

JUN050043 HELLSING VOL 7 TP $13.95
JUN050040V LADY SNOWBLOOD VOL 1 TP (MR) $14.95

S - Not for nothing, but that is a cool title, and I would be remiss if I didn't point that out.

JUL050028 REVELATIONS #2 (OF 6) $2.99

S - J.D. Finn is Chuck Austen!

B - Swordsman is Andreas Strucker!

MAY050055 STAR WARS EMPIRE #35 $2.99
JUL050014 STAR WARS X-WING ROGUE LEADER #1 (OF 3) $2.99

I like the Rogue Squadron, and with Gary Erskine art, this should be good.

JUL058217 TOMICA CARS SER 8 GACHA CAPSULE PI

DC COMICS

JUL050294D ABC A TO Z TOM STRONG AND JACK B QUICK $3.99

S - What?

JUL050212 ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #644 $2.50

A fill-in issue by Nunzio DeFillippis and Christina Weir. Let's see how much NEW story they get to do!

JUL050280D AUTHORITY THE MAGNIFICIENT KEVIN #2 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99

S - Are you starting to get the feeling that Garth Ennis simply isn't trying anymore? Then imagine how I feel. I got that feeling during the second Kev mini-series.

JUL050190D BATMAN #645 $2.50

S - Frank Miller has really stacked the odds against this book. If Batman doesn't smack Robin and call him a retard, I will be disappointed.

APR050438 BATMAN BLACK WHITE SERIES MINI STATUE BOLLAND $45.00
JUL050198D BATMAN JOURNEY INTO KNIGHT #2 (OF 12) $2.50

S - I must admit, I'm impressed with Pat Lee's work ethic. It's not like he needs to work anymore. He's got plenty of money after refusing to pay any of his employees at Dreamwave.

JUL050297 BLOODY MARY TP (MR) $19.99
JUL050264 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #13 $2.25
JUL050195 CATWOMAN #47 $2.50
JUL050272 DEVIL DOES EXIST VOL 3 $9.99

S - Two ways to handle this joke:

S - 1) As proofed by the careers of several popular comic writers

S - or

S - 2) He does, but he was banned from the John Byrne Forum for using the term "word balloons".

JUL050223D DOOM PATROL #16 $2.50

S - Best reason to get this issue? The possibility of Nudge getting her ass kicked!

B - A Nudge joke. Way to play the niche crowd!

JUL050224 FLASH #226 $2.50
JUL050233 JACK CROSS #2 $2.50

B - I estimate that Alan Grant will be proud.

JUL050235D JLA #119 $2.50

S - Best reason to get this issue? The possibility of Batman getting his ass kicked!

B - Second best reason to get this issue? So someone doesn't call your blog elitist.

JUL050237D JLA CLASSIFIED #12 $2.99

S - Ever wanted to see every member of the JLA talk like a cynical, middle-aged balding Englishman? Then this is Christmas for you!

MAR050500 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 AQUAMAN AF PI
MAR050501 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 BATMAN AF PI
MAR050502 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 BLACK CANARY AF PI
MAR050503 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 BLACK MANTA AF PI
MAR050499 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 INNER CASE PI
MAR050498 JUSTICE LEAGUE ALEX ROSS SER 2 MASTER CASE PI

FINALLY! A Black Manta figure!!

JUL050262 JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED JAM PACKED ACTION TP $7.99

An actual accurate title.

JUL050240 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #10 $2.99
JUL050304D LOSERS #28 (MR) $2.99

S - How does this book get to 28 issues and I've never heard of it in my LIFE?

B - Because you are dumb. Andy Diggle, Jock and Colin Wilson. FOOL!

JUL050307 NEIL GAIMANS NEVERWHERE #4 (OF 9) (MR) $2.99
JUL050246 OMAC PROJECT #6 (OF 6) $2.50

S - Batman insults someone and a 3rd-tier hero dies. There, I just saved you $2.50.

JUL050308 OTHERWORLD #7 (OF 12) (MR) $2.99
JUL050243 PLASTIC MAN #18 $2.99
JUL050274 SEIMADEN VOL 2 $9.99
JUL050250 SHOWCASE PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN VOL 1 TP $9.99
JUL050249D SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN VOL 1 TP $9.99

S - God, I'm torn about getting these Showcase Presents. I want to read them, but...c'mon, no color? What are we, in the goddamn Stone Age?

JUL050289 SILENT DRAGON #3 (OF 6) $2.99
JUN050348 SUPERMAN BATMAN #22 (RES) $2.99

S - 22 issues, and my favorite thing about this series is Batzarro. Sigh...

JUL050214D SUPERMAN BIRTHRIGHT TP $19.99

S - Two words: God Vision. Three more words: Lex in Smallville. Four more words: Lenil Francis Yu art. Five mo--ah, screw it.

JUL050263 TEEN TITANS GO #23 $2.25
JUN050434 TOM STRONG BOOK FIVE HC $24.99
JUL050255 VIGILANTE #1 (OF 6) $2.99

I predict a strong showing from Bruce Jones here.

IMAGE

AUG051731 FRESHMEN MIGLIARI CVR #1 POSTER PI

S - Is it just me or does "Freshman Migliari" sound like some German Expressionist film?

B - It is just you.

JUN051753 FACELESS TERRY SHARP STORY GN $6.99
JUN051755 INDIGO VERTIGO ONE SHOT $4.99
JUN051789 INVINCIBLE #26 $2.99

Hot diggity dog! A new Invincible!

JUL051621 LONG HOT SUMMER GN $7.99

Is this the one by Eric Stephenson?

JUN051801 PVP #19 $2.99
JUL051663 SEA OF RED VOL 1 NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA TP (MR) (O/A) $8.95

Good to see this in TPB format.

JUN051811 SPAWN #149 $2.50
JUL051619 THE GIFT #13 $2.99
APR051718 TOMB RAIDER GREATEST TREASURE OF ALL ONE SHOT $6.99

MARVEL


JUL051864D AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #524 $2.50

S - That's two teammates who got their ass blowed up on Captain America's watch.

S - "Living legend"?

JUL051862 ARANA HEART OF THE SPIDER #9 $2.99
JUL051918 BLACK PANTHER WHO IS BLACK PANTHER HC $21.99

S - You can read this entire book and not find out the answer to that question.

JUL051869 BLACK WIDOW 2 #1 (OF 6) $2.99
JUL051908 CABLE DEADPOOL #20 $2.99

Gotta love nerd porn - Diamondback, Black Mamba and the other lady.

JUL051875D DAREDEVIL #77 $2.99

S - All of us who are sticking to the hardcovers are doing the math to see how long it'll be till we actually get to read this story.

JUL051880D DEFENDERS #3 (OF 5) $2.99

S - Is this series just Giffen going back to the same well? Sure, but it's funny! Well, parts of it.

JUL051879D DRAX THE DESTROYER #1 (OF 4) $2.99

S - Two questions immediately spring to mind. Why is Marvel publishing a comic about friggin' Drax the Destroyer, and why is Jim Starlin not writing it?

JUL051893 FANTASTIC FOUR #531 $2.99
JUN052030D GIANT SIZE X-MEN #4 $4.99

S - Eight new pages of story for only five bucks? Where do I sign up???

JUL051891 HULK DESTRUCTION #3 (OF 4) $2.99
JUL051927D LAST HERO STANDING TP $13.99

S - A very fun little story from the Spider-Girl universe where all the heroes fight each other.

JUL051912 MARVEL ADVENTURES FLIP MAGAZINE #4 $3.99
JUL051913 MARVEL HEROES FLIP MAGAZINE #4 $3.99
JUL051876D NEW AVENGERS #11 $2.50

S - The first appearance of Ronin! If you discount the four or five covers he's appeared on, that is.

JUL051892D NEW WARRIORS #4 (OF 6) $2.99

S - This comic's premise works better than it has any right to.

JUL051852 NEW X-MEN #18 $2.99
JUL051905D NIGHTCRAWLER #10 $2.99

S - Featuring the return of Azazel from the fan-favorite "Draco" storyline!

S - Heeheehee...am I lying? It don't matter, I just tripled the sales on this book!

JUN052033D NYX #7 (MR) $3.99

S - There were children born after NYX #1 came out who are now old enough to read this issue and realize how not worth the wait it really is.

JUL051894D OFFICIAL HANDBOOK MARVEL UNIVERSE ALTERNATE UNIVERSES 2005 $3.99

S - Because they've got regular Marvel continuity tied up so tight.

JUL051924 RUNAWAYS VOL 4 TRUE BELIEVERS DIGEST TP $7.99
JUL051877 SENTRY #1 (OF 8) $2.99

S - My apathy sense is tingling!

B - Please, you will buy three copies of this and the variant, AND buy the director's cut!

JUL058181 SENTRY ROMITA SR VARIANT #1 (OF 8) $2.99
JUL051845 SPIDER-MAN HOUSE OF M #4 (OF 5) $2.99
JUL051857D ULTIMATE IRON MAN #4 (OF 5) $2.99

S - A teenaged Tony Stark talks back to adults and develops new super powers at random!

JUL051856D ULTIMATE SECRET #3 (OF 4) (RES) $2.99

S - The comic you’ve been waiting all year for...literally! (I can't take credit for that; that's how they're soliciting the damn thing! Seriously!)

JUL051861D ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #83 $2.50

S - I'll bet you ten bucks somebody says something Yiddish.

JUL051846D WOLVERINE #33 $2.50

S - Oh good! A House of M tie-in! Because Wolverine wasn't getting enough exposure over in the mini series!

JUL051931 WOLVERINE ENEMY OF THE STATE VOL 1 TP $14.99
JUL051904 X-MEN KITTY PRYDE SHADOW & FLAME #4 (OF 5) $2.99
JUN052022 YOUNG AVENGERS #7 $2.99

WIZARD

JUL052524 SPIKE TOYFARE EX FIGURE PACK PI
AUG052577 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE INFINITE CRISIS CVR #169 $5.99
AUG052578 WIZARD COMICS MAGAZINE SPIDER-MAN 3 CVR #169 $5.99

COMICS

JUN053121 2000 AD #1453 $4.10
JUN053122 2000 AD #1454 $4.10
AUG052895 32 STORIES COMPLETE OPTIC NERVE MINI COMICS CURR PRTG (O/A) $12.95

S - And the award for "Most Stupid, Random-Ass Words in a Title" goes too...!

JUL052839F ACTION PHILOSOPHERS #1 2ND PRINTING $2.95

S - Marcus Aurelius could beat the crap out of that boy-hungry Plato!

B - You suck! This book rules!

JUL052838 ACTION PHILOSOPHERS SELF HELP FOR UGLY LOOSERS $2.95
JUL053263 ANGEL SANCTUARY VOL 10 GN $9.99

S - Anime, angels, and incest! What's not to like?

JUL052954 ANGEL THE CURSE #4 (OF 5) $3.99
AUG052685 AP HOW TO DRAW HENTAI #1 NEW PTG (A) $4.95
AUG052686 AP HOW TO DRAW HENTAI #2 NEW PTG (A) $4.95

S - As someone who's seen much hentai online...nobody is reading these books.

AUG052677 AP HOW TO DRAW MANGA NEXT GENERATION #10 $4.95
JUL052600 APOCALYPSE ZERO VOL 3 GN (MR) $9.99
JUL053086 ARM OF KANNON VOL 7 GN (OF 8) (MR) $9.99
AUG053049 ATTITUDE FEATURING NEAL SWAAB REHABILITATING MR WIGGLES TP $10.95

S - And the award for "Most Stupid, Random-Ass Words in a Title" is stolen by...!

JUL053265 BASARA VOL 14 TP $9.99
JUN053069 BELLE STARR QUEEN OF BANDITS #2 (MR) $2.95
JUL052640 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #160 $2.39
JUL053242 BEYBLADE VOL 7 TP $7.99
AUG052892 BIG QUESTIONS #7 (MR) $4.95
JUL052952 BIGFOOT TP $19.99

Got this out fast. Good.

JUL053266 BOYS OVER FLOWERS VOL 14 TP $9.99
DEC042422 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY #3 $3.50
DEC042423 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY ADRIAN CVR #3 $3.50
DEC042425 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY PREMIUM ED #3 $9.99
DEC042424 BRIAN PULIDOS UNHOLY WRAPAROUND CVR #3 $3.50

S - What's so unholy about it?

B - I'll bet Brian Pulido is the kind of guy that would fuck a person in the ass and not even have the goddam common courtesy to give him an unholy wraparound.

AUG053067 CAPTAIN GRAVITY AND POWER OF THE VRIL #6 (RES) $2.95
JUL052752 CBLDF SPX 2005 ANTHOLOGY $12.95
JUL053087 CHRONICLES OF THE CURSED SWORD VOL 13 GN (OF 19) $9.99
STAR14119 CHRONICLES OF THE UNIVERSE COLL VOL 1 TP $16.95

S - Is this anything like Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

JUL053088 CHRONO CODE VOL 2 GN (OF 2) $9.99
JUL053083 COWBOY BEBOP VOL 1 GN NEW PTG $9.99
JUL052933 CSI NEW YORK BLOODY MURDER #3 (OF 5) $3.99
JUL053089 DEARS VOL 4 GN (OF 7) $9.99
JUL053236 DEATH NOTE VOL 1 TP $7.99
JUL053076 DEVIL MAY CRY 3 GN (MR) $9.99
JUL052805 DIGITAL WEBBING PRESENTS #25 $3.50
JUL053090 DOLL VOL 6 GN (OF 6) (MR) $9.99
JUL053091 DRAGON VOICE VOL 5 GN (OF 11) (RES) (MR) $9.99
JUL052791 DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES KURTH CVR A #2 (OF 8) $2.95
AUG052867 DRAGONLANCE CHRONICLES WALPOLE CVR B #1 (OF 8) $5.95
JUL053109 DRAKE & JOSH MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN CINEMANGA GN $7.99
JUL053077 DRAMACON VOL 1 GN (OF 3) $9.99
JUL053092 ET CETERA VOL 6 GN (OF 9) (RES) $9.99
JUL053243 FLAME OF RECCA VOL 14 TP $9.99
JUL052900 FLARE #28 $2.99
AUG052864 FORGOTTEN REALMS DARK ELF EXILE WALPOLE CVR B #1 (OF 3) $8.95

S - Just reading those titles increased my virginity by a factor of four.

JUL053272 FULL MOON VOL 3 TP $8.99
JUL053267 FUSHIGI YUGI VOL 16 GN $9.95
JUL052780 GHOST HUNT VOL 1 GN $10.95
JUL052606E GOLD DIGGER VOL 6 PKT MANGA TP $9.99

S - There's a Steadman joke to be made here, but nobody would get it anyway.

B - Oprah jokes? Ooooh boy.

JUL052573 GUILTY GN (O/A) $9.95
JUL053058 HELIOS IN WITH THE NEW #1 (OF 8) $2.99
JUL053222 HIKARU NO GO VOL 5 TP $7.95
JUL053093 HYPER RUNE VOL 4 GN (OF 4) (RES) $9.99
JUL053074 I LUV HALLOWEEN VOL 1 GN (OF 3) (MR) $9.99

S - Yeah, I did too, when I was eight.

JUL053094 IN DREAM WORLD VOL 3 GN (OF 3) (MR) $9.99
JUL052643 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #116 $3.59
JUL052601 KAMUNAGARA REBIRTH OF THE DEMONSLAYER VOL 3 GN $9.99
AUG052955 KEEPERS OF THE MASER VOL 6 LOST VILLAGE HC $14.95
JUL053078 KINGDOM HEARTS VOL 1 GN (OF 4) $5.99
JUL052966 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #107 $3.99

S - Wasn't this a webcomic? Argh, it's like a dagger in my heart!

JUL052759 LADY DEATH #1 COMM CVR SGN $50.00
MAY052541 LADY DEATH ABANDON ALL HOPE PREMIUM CVR #2 (OF 4) $9.99
JUL053079 LIGHTS OUT VOL 1 GN (OF 9) $9.99
JUL053096 MAHOROMATIC AUTOMATIC MAIDEN VOL 7 GN (OF 8) (MR) $9.99
JUL053273 MERU PURI VOL 2 TP $8.99
JUL052924 METAL GEAR SOLID SONS OF LIBERTY #0 $3.99
JUL053245 MIDORI DAYS VOL 2 GN $9.99
JUN052742 MIGHTY TINY PKT MANGA TP $9.99
JUL052779 NEGIMA VOL 7 GN (MR) $10.95
JUN053021 NIGHT MARY #2 (OF 5) $3.99
JUL053097 ONE VOL 8 GN (OF 11) (RES) $9.99
JUL052781 OTHELLO VOL 5 GN (MR) $10.95
JUL053098 PEACH GIRL VOL 6 GN NEW PTG (OF 8) $9.99
JUL053014 PENG ONE SHOT (MR) $5.95
JUL053099 PHD PHANTASY DEGREE VOL 4 GN (OF 8) $9.99
JUL053100 PLANET BLOOD VOL 3 GN (OF 11) (RES) $9.99
JUL053015 POLLY & THE PIRATES #1 (OF 6) $2.99
JUL053101 PRESIDENT DAD VOL 4 GN (OF 7) $9.99
AUG052610 PRINCESS TUTU MANGA VOL 2 TP $9.99
JUL053246 PROJECT ARMS VOL 10 TP $9.99
MAY052710 PS238 #13 $2.99

This a really fun title.

AUG052966 R CRUMBS KAFKA GN NEW PTG (MR) $12.95

I love when good older stuff gets reprinted.

JUL053102 RAVE MASTER VOL 17 GN (OF 32) $9.99
MAY052654 RED SONJA #2 $2.99
MAY052657 RED SONJA FIERY RED FOIL HIGH END ED #2 PI

Ooooh...fiery red foil! I'll take three!

And it's the HIGH END stuff, too!

JUL053103 REMOTE VOL 7 GN (OF 10) (MR) $9.99
JUL053104 RG VEDA VOL 3 GN (OF 10) $9.99
JUL052645E SABRINA VOL 2 #70 $2.25

S - Y'know why Melissa Joan Hart doesn't do the covers for these anymore? Because she's friggin' THIRTY. Take that any way you like.

JUL053258 SAIKANO VOL 6 GN (MR) $9.95
MAR053097 SCARLET HORN GN $12.95
JUL052919 SHADOWPLAY #1 $3.99
JUL052947 SHAUN OF THE DEAD #3 (OF 4) $3.99
JUL052923 SILENT HILL VOL 2 THREE BLOODY TALES TP (MR) $19.99
JUL052717 SIMPSONS COMICS #110 $2.99
JUL053275 SOCRATES IN LOVE VOL 1 TP $8.99

S - Is this a spinoff of Action Philosophers?

AUG053056 SOMETHING SO FAMILIAR $4.00
JUL053105 SORCERER HUNTERS VOL 4 GN NEW PTG (OF 13) (MR) $9.99
JUL053106 SOUL TO SEOUL VOL 3 GN (OF 5) (RES) $9.99

S - Ohhh, I get it. It's a homonym! Clever. Not buying it.

JUL053080 STEADY BEAT VOL 1 GN (OF 3) $9.99
AUG053249 STEVE DITKO SPACE WARS HC (O/A) $34.95
AUG053250 STEVE DITKO SPACE WARS SC (O/A) $16.95

S - The Spider-Man guy? (Oh, how he hates that!)

MAR052472 STRANGEHAVEN #18 (MR) $2.95
JUL052863 STUFF OF DREAMS #3 (MR) $5.95
JUL052782 SUGAR SUGAR RUNE VOL 1 GN $10.95
JUL053066 SUPER CRAZY TNT BLAST #1 $2.99
JUN052927 SWORD OF DRACULA COLOR ED #1 $3.50
JUL052978 TALES OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #15 $3.25
JUL052901 TALES OF THE CHAMPIONS #2 $2.99
AUG053099 TALES OF THE TERMINAL DINER VOL 1 TP (O/A) $9.95
JUL052727F TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE DLX ED #34 (MR) $19.99

S - I'm assuming the Deluxe Edition comes with a handjob, otherwise there is no excuse for that price.

B - Agreed.

JUL053274 TOKYO BOYS & GIRLS VOL 2 TP $8.99
JUL053073 TOKYOPOP AUTHENTIC MANGA I LUV HALLOWEEN POP DISPLAY (MR) $319.68
AUG052972 TRANSFORMERS #0 $0.99

S - I still won't buy this, but I like the idea that the people writing and drawing Transformers might actually get paid this time around.

JUL052783 WALLFLOWER VOL 5 GN (MR) $10.95
AUG052684 WEAPONS FILE #3 $4.95
AUG052608 YOTSUBA MANGA VOL 3 TP $9.99
JUL053231 YU GI OH DUELIST VOL 9 TP $7.95
JUL053255 ZATCH BELL VOL 3 GN $9.99

S - Does anyone else contemplate suicide when they see commercials for this show?

Well, that's it for us this week!

Feel free to check back later to tell me how off our predictions were!

Read More

8 Comments:

Anonymous Dan Coyle said...

Hey-y-y-y-y, I LIKE Zatch Bell!

9/28/2005 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knights of the Dinner Table is not a webcomic, though some of the old ones are posted on-line.

Rather, it was originally created for Shadis magazine while that yet lived, then became its own comic book / gaming magazine. (It's tended to evolve more in the gaming magazine with strips direction over time, serving as the house magazine for Kenzerco.)

9/28/2005 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Bill Reed said...

Mmm... Showcase Presents...

9/28/2005 01:18:00 PM  
Blogger kelvingreen said...

To be fair, Drax is quite good. Yeah, it's a baffling release, because who's really clamouring for a Drax miniseries right now, but it's a pretty good read. Not amazing, but better than 83.5% of the rest of what Marvel's publishing right now (I'm looking at you, so called New Avengers!)

9/28/2005 01:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Dizzy said...

JUL050280D AUTHORITY THE MAGNIFICIENT KEVIN #2 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99

S - Are you starting to get the feeling that Garth Ennis simply isn't trying anymore? Then imagine how I feel. I got that feeling during the second Kev mini-series.


That feeling for me came somewhere between Punisher and the Fury MAX series. I have good hopes for the Hitman story that was supposed to come up in a JLA classified.

JUL051905D NIGHTCRAWLER #10 $2.99

S - Featuring the return of Azazel from the fan-favorite "Draco" storyline!

S - Heeheehee...am I lying? It don't matter, I just tripled the sales on this book!


More like gave a neckshot to a book on the brink of cancellation.

9/28/2005 05:50:00 PM  
Blogger Brian Cronin said...

I personally was impressed by how good Drax was.

9/28/2005 06:23:00 PM  
Blogger Pól Rua said...

I grew up on B&W reprints, so no colour in the showcase trades doesn't bug me a bit.
Hell, anything that means I'm paying $20 AUS instead of $100 AUS is a good thing... now where's my Captain Marvel showcase... and THUNDER Agents... and Plastic Man and Blackhawk and All-Star Comics and Spirit and...

9/28/2005 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Brad said...

I'm a huge fan of Marvel's Essential line, so I'm pretty happy with the "large paycount and inexpensive price point in black and white" set up of the Showcase trades.

9/29/2005 01:38:00 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home