Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What you've Been Waiting For

Another week has come and gone, and tomorrow is two months from Christmas Eve - so don't say I didn't warn you. The year has flown by, even with it's ups and downs.

Speaking of ups and downs, let's see what you've been waiting over seven weeks to see on comic book shelves! Those long waits are a big downer, but you always feel a bit better when a comic you like finally shows up.

This week my cutoff is 8/22/07 and there were a couple of comics that just made this cut: Savage Tales #4 (Dynamite Entertainment) and Thunderbolts #117 (Marvel) (pictured) are finally coming out tomorrow after going 7 weeks between issues.

Loveless #20 (DC) is also coming out tomorrow. The prior issue of that came out back on August 15.

Glister was a really cute comic and we sold out of all of the first issue copies we received back on August 8. The second issue of Glister is finally coming out tomorrow - I do believe that this was scheduled to release about every other month or so, so it may not be late.

While I highly doubt many people were actually waiting for this, Marvel Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update #4 is coming out tomorrow, with the prior issue having arrived back on July 25th.

Magician's Apprentice #10 (Marvel) is another comic available tomorrow that had its previous issue make it's way to comic book shelves on July 25. I suppose this delay was due to the whole Dabble brothers mess. Hopefully Marvel can get this and the other "break-up" books back on schedule.

Top Cow (Image) gets the honors of having the longest gap between incoming comic issues this week for Witchblade Shades of Gray #3. The last issue of this to make it's way to comic book stores came out back on June 20.

There were a bunch of comics that just missed my cutoff this week - they must be watching!


Moving on, lets check on the "Big Two" mini-series count for this week.

Mini-series & one-shots starting this week:

  • AUTHORITY PRIME #1 (OF 6) - DC
  • FOOLKILLER #1 (OF 5) - MARVEL
  • GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #1 (OF 8) – DC
  • MARVEL SPOTLIGHT MARVEL ZOMBIES - MARVEL
  • TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS SUPERMAN PRIME #1 - DC
  • WHAT IF PLANET HULK - MARVEL

Mini-series ending this week:
  • ANNIHILATION CONQUEST WRAITH #4 (OF 4) – MARVEL
  • GREEN ARROW YEAR ONE #6 (OF 6) - DC
So, this week we've got 3 one-shots and 3 new mini-series, with only 2 mini-series ending. Time to make more room on the racks, the growth spurt continues.


And finally...
What I'm reading this week

ANNIHILATION CONQUEST WRAITH #4 (OF 4)
BEOWULF #4
GEN 13 #13
GLISTER #2
GOTHAM UNDERGROUND #1 (OF 8) (pictured)
MADAME MIRAGE #3
NEOZOIC #1
PROOF#1
TEEN TITANS #52
WHAT IF PLANET HULK (Pictured)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

In all fairness, The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update is a quarterly, so it's actually right on schedule.

Lisa said...

Anon. Remember, just because something is on the list does not mean it is late. It means that it has gone longer than 7 weeks between issues. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes because it's late. But thanks for noting it for everyone.

ManoDogs said...

And I subscribe to Marvel A-Z!!!

Alas and alack, I wanted to point-out that Deadworld was reissued as a new 4-issue limited after being canceled. The first issue premieres in December (we hope)! Still no word on Dr. Fate...

Lisa said...

manodogs - I think the Dr. Fate series is now contained in the Countdown to Mystery mini series.

ManoDogs said...

No way! I need to check with my provider then because I have Dr. Fate set so that I get every appearance and it hasn't lit-up yet.

Thanks so much for the information! I just started getting the Previews catalogue (actually my first one hasn't arrived yet) and I never look at the order form because it doesn't give you any details.

Thanks again!