THE MOST RIDICULOUS RELEASE WEEK IN THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOK HARDCOVERS & GRAPHIC NOVELS!
Seriously, this is– hands down– the stupidest, craziest f****ing week in comics for me– for, like, ever.
“How crazy?” you ask?
And here’s something else that’s REALLY CRAZY: I did NOT buy everything. I didn’t even come close. Look below and you’ll see what I mean!
I just bought what I needed to keep up to date on my regular reading– with a few added collections that I had not anticipated being released all on the same day. What I did NOT expect: that MARVEL, DC, IDW, DARK HORSE, DYNAMITE & IMAGE would distribute 15 Hardcovers & Graphic Novels that cost more than $24.99 (with many priced at $29.99, $34.99, $39.99, $49.99 and $75.00).
I understand it is the “beginning” Holidays… But I have never seen anything like this… And I hope I never see anything like it ever again.
Then DC Comics did EXACTLY what I predicted they would do just 10 DAYS AGO: they shipped 3 Statues/Busts in one week! ONE WEEK! (They also released a slew of Action Figures that I thankfully barely look at and don’t collect.)
To be clear: I wake up every day and feel very fortunate to be able to afford these books– especially in hard times. I understand that if I wanted to collect all these collections that I would have had to pay for them eventually– whenever they showed up in the store… But damn– how ridiculous is it to ship all that product in just one week?
What’s truly scary: the Holiday Season is just starting. What in the hell do I have to look forward to NEXT WEDNESDAY?
75 Years of DC Comics HC – I’m living it.Don’t need to read about it.
Agents of Atlas Versus GN – Already own the Hardcover
Archie Firsts Vol 1 HC – I am an Archie Freak™, so I am not surprised I got this.
Awakening Vol 2 HC – Got Volume One
Bad Guys GN – Kickstart
Batman Brave and the Bold Fearsome Fang Strikes GN – I watch the cartoon, thanks
Captain America 1940s Newspaper Strip GN
Captain America New Deal HC
Captain Stupendous GN – This looks really cool
Castle Waiting Vol 2 HC – Nice
CBGB GN – Great to see Boom! Studios releasing a book like this!
Dan Brereton The Goddess & the Monster HC – No art books for me
Daredevil By Bendis & Maleev Ultimate Collection Book 3 GN – Been there, done that
Deadpool Vol 4 Monkey Business GN – Already own the Hardcover
Eeek! Vol 1 GN – This looks VERY fun!
Eerie Archives Vol 5 HC
Ex Machina Deluxe Edition Vol 4 HC
Fables Deluxe Edition Vol 2 HC – A must have
Fantastic Four By Jonathan Hickman Vol 2 GN – Already own the Hardcover
Farscape Vol 2 Strange Detractors GN – Already own the Hardcover
Femforce Omnibus Vol 4 GN
GI Joe Cobra Vol 2 GN- Christos Gage, yes!
God Machine HC – Art not for me
Grandville Mon Amour HC – Me want more
Grant Morrison 18 Days GN – “Script Book”? Nope!
Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories HC – Sorry Santa! Not in my budget!
Greek Street Vol 2 Cassandra Complex GN – So sad this is canceled
Green Arrow Black Canary Five Stages GN
Grimm’s Fairy Tales Vol 1 HC
Hack Slash Vol 8 Super Sidekick Sleepover GN
Hero Complex GN – Kickstart
Hewligan’s Haircut GN – Peter Milligan!
James Patterson The Murder of King Tut GN
Kevin Smith’s Kato Vol 1 Not My Fathers Daughter GN
Last Days Of American Crime GN – Rick Remender!
Last Run: A Queen & Country HC (Prose) – Greg Rucka!
Legion of Super-Heroes Great Darkness Saga Deluxe HC – Where did this come from?
Lenore Cooties HC Color Edition
Lil Abner Vol 2 HC – As soon as this strip goes political in the 70′s, I am OUT!
Little Maakies on the Prairie HC – Tony Millionaire!
Littlest Pirate King HC – Budget, again.
Mario Acevado Felix Gomez Chinatown Trollop GN
Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island GN
Mirror Mirror GN I am giving all these Kickstart titles a try
Mouse Guard Legends Of The Guard HC
Pop Wonderland Vol 4 Cinderella HC
Powers Vol 13 Z GN – Buying the collections
Punisher Franken-Castle HC – Rick Remender?!?
Realm Of Kings GN – Already own the Hardcover
Rift Raiders GN – Kickstart Comics again
Rocketeer Complete Collection Deluxe Edition Vol 1 HC
Savage Sword of Kull Vol 1 GN
Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Box Set
Shazam Golden Age of Worlds Mightiest Mortal HC
Shockrockets HC – Looks VERY cool!
Siege X-Men GN – Already own the Hardcover
Slaine: Warriors Dawn GN – Never fancied Slaine
Spider-Man Complete Clone Saga Epic Book 4 GN – Deja Vu All Over Again!
Star Wars Dark Times Vol 4 Blue Harvest GN
Superman Last Stand Of New Krypton Vol 1 HC
Tron Betrayal GN – I wanted to but it is DIGEST SIZED
Uncanny X-Men Official Index Marvel Universe GN – Please
What I Did HC – I love Jason! Really! Lots!
Wire Hangers GN
Dragon Sword and Wind Child GN
Ouroboros Wave (Prose) – Like I’ll ever have time to read this
Real Vol 9 GN
Saturn Apartments Vol 2 GN – Concept sounds epic