It’s that time again to ramble on about things I like and what I don’t like. I try to stick to the new comic week and other pop culture news driven by the comic industry but will stray from time to time.
The most important like this week is, I survived my sky dive jump. But you know, I could be a pancake in a Texas field right now and Anthony is writing this to keep it all a secret.
It’s a lighter week for sure, with mostly dislikes.
Brain Trust No Trust
Learning of what the founder of Brain Trust comics has done recently, posing as a Wounded Warrior to skip out on paying for his luggage fees on a flight is going to be my huge dislike this week.
This is about as despicable as one gets. The comic industry doesn’t want your kind. For those holding onto your Brain Trust variants, dump them and perhaps donate the money to Wounded Warriors or other Veteran charities. For those buying them (in hopes the seller is donating the money), when you get them, shred them and use as small critter bedding or packing material (since the inks used could be harmful to your small critters).
These books are now tarnished by this guys disgusting acts.
Deadpool with a Mouth?
For some reason I hate when Deadpool is drawn with imprints of his mouth through his mask. Unless he’s got his masked tucked between his lips, how is this even possible? This always bugs me and this regular cover for Deadpool Assassin #1 coming out this week is that classic example of where they should forgo attempts to display his current emotion on his face.
I’m a strong advocate for assisted suicide when it makes sense in the case of having a terminal disease but with the recent celebrity suicides, this is something I don’t like.
If you or you know someone struggling with depression or other symptoms that might lead to suicidal thoughts, call the national hotline 1-800-273-8255. If you’re not in the U.S., please check out http://ibpf.org/resource/list-international-suicide-hotlines for a hotline in your country.
First Appearance Specs and Rumors
There’s nothing more exciting in the comic book world than a first appearance, which gives collectors and comic book flippers the chance at a exciting new character.
So with rumors that Titan’s Special #1 coming out this week might have a first appearance of Lobo’s daughter, we now see the masses gobbling up all the copies they can ahead of time which will likely cause a stir and spike in secondary market sales until confirmation.
This is what makes spec’ing exciting while at the same time daunting. Do you take a chance at loading up on a book that has great potential? Or do you wait and then miss out. If the first appearance doesn’t happen, you find yourself sitting on a bunch of books you might not even be able to sell at cover price. If the first appearance does occur, you just found yourself sitting on top of comic book gold to make some extra money on the next spec.
Ah, the joys of comic book speculation, either win or lose, I like it.
Well, that’s all I got this week. What are you all liking and disliking? Do you like this each week or do you hate it? Do you wish I fell from the sky and splattered all over the ground to save yourselves from reading my horrible articles? It’s all good however you feel.