It’s a new week, a new comic book week. Because that’s what we all look forward to right? Not to spend time with family or the kids, but to read comic books and hide from those who don’t understand our addiction problem in buying paper with pretty pictures made from ink on them..
So, my DC/Vertigo Pick of the weeks goes to…
Odyssey of the Amazons #1 (DC) – A new miniseries set in the world of Wonder Woman, before her actual birth. A group set out to find others of their own kind. If done right, this sounds like it could be a hit. I’m also betting this was not heavily ordered by most shops as likely getting overlooked. So keep a look out and it’s definitely worth checking out.
This weeks Marvel Pick goes to….
Star Wars #27 (Marvel) 40th Anniversary Cover – This is just a sweet cover that captures a great moment of C3PO encountering Darth Vader. Buy it, tuck away in your personal collection until you die..
Small Publisher Pick goes to..
Dead Inside #2 (Dark Horse) – I really enjoyed #1. I’m a huge fan of crime solving stories so this one is right up my alley. If you like Law & Order type of shows, you’ll like this one as well.
Indie Pick of the Week goes to….
Hillbilly #5 (Albatross) – Eric Powell has a hit series here. It’s a must pick up if you haven’t done so already. Good luck finding #1 out in the wild though..
Now, why didn’t I mention the new Black Mask book that’s coming out you might be wondering? Well, for one thing, I think the book (Dregs #1 if your not sure what I’m referring to) sounds great. I’ll likely pick it up to check out. But here’s the thing, Black Mask has left a sour taste in my mouth lately. They release a book and then vanish.. so I don’t want to invest a lot of time and effort into a new series if we don’t see #2 hit the stands a year from now.. I hope that’s not the case with this book or most of their future books but well, they don’t have the best track record as of lately.
If you want to keep readers, you have to stay consistent. You start playing games like Black Mask has done in the past, your not going to keep readers around. Releasing a 3rd print of a #1 a year after the first print has been out with no demand for a 3rd print just to prepare readers for the second issue a week later is just bad business.. Yeah, I’m talking about you Young Terrorists.. I’m still a little bitter about that one..
That’s all I got for this week. Add a comment, bash me in the comments section or tell me I suck for hating on Black Mask. Or you can join my hating on Black Mask if you want.. speak up either way, tell us stuff. Tell us what you like or don’t like. It’s all good!