It’s that time again, where I tell you what’s really grinding my gears for the week of September 4th, 2019.
Some weeks it’s mostly likes, other weeks it’s dislikes.
So what’s grinding my gears this week?
One Month Until NYCC
This will be my 4th NYCC in a row and this year is going to be a little more exciting I think.
We are hoping to throw a CHU get together for those attending. No details yet on when and where, but we’ll have those details probably closer to the convention.
Dark Horse Severs Ties with Brian Wood
You know, I wasn’t going to bring this up but I think it’s important.
Brian Wood is a talented writer. He’s had some great reads and books across many publishers. His most recent works have been heavy with Dark Horse with several titles, the most recent have been the Aliens series which have been pretty great reads.
I think for far too long some tend to look the other way though with his past, I know I did when picking up his books to read. He’s had several clouds hanging over his name about sexual misconduct and using his position to threaten upcoming careers of other promising creators in the business.
There is now yet another misconduct allegation against him and this time I think enough is enough.
Dark Horse has canceled his new Aliens series that was about to hit shop shelves and they’ve also stated they’re dropping all ties with him on future projects.
I applaud Dark Horse for their decision and I hope other publishers take a good look at Brian Wood’s past and current allegations before considering him for any work and future work. I think the industry needs to squash this type of behavior from it’s creators.
I will never buy or recommend a Brian Wood title or work until this guy gets help as I feel he truly has issues and needs to be held accountable for his actions.
You can read more about this allegation here.
House of X
Holy moly… when was the last time a Marvel title was selling out so quickly, with new printings and the issues heating up on the secondary market based on just the story alone? There’s been no real first appearances yet these books are turning into flipper books for House of X by Hickman.
I think I said it before but it’s probably just safe to pre-order these ahead of time since Midtown and some other shops are limiting these to 1 per customer.
I must admit, I’ve behind on my reading and looking forward to the hardcover that’s going to include both House and Powers all into one big read. I was going to wait for these on Marvel Unlimited but I’ll probably have to swing a bit early for the hardcover hitting shelves this December. This was a series I knew I wanted to read all in one sitting.
Plus, 12 x $5 books for $40 in one hardcover.. it’s a nice way to save money (unless of course you’re picking up the floppies to flip, which isn’t a bad idea at this point in time).
Face the future – and fear the future – as superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (INFINITY, NEW AVENGERS, FANTASTIC FOUR) changes everything for the X-Men! In HOUSE OF X, Charles Xavier reveals his master plan for mutantkind – one that will bring mutants out of humankind’s shadow and into the light once more! Meanwhile, POWERS OF X reveals mutantkind’s secret history, changing the way you will look at every X-Men story before and after. But as Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men’s future blossoms into trouble for all of mutantdom. Stories intertwine on an epic scale as Jonathan Hickman reshapes the X-Men’s past, present and future! Collecting HOUSE OF X #1-6 and POWERS OF X #1-6. Rated T+
That’s all I got this week. What’s grinding your gears? Tell us here or in the forums.