This week there wasn't too much that was really late. It seems that most things were within the 2 month barrier. Not all though.
Astounding Wolf Man #4 (Image) saw it's prior issue come out back on September 26th. That's about 2.5 months ago on my calendar. The creator of this is Robert Kirkman, the same guy who does Walking Dead and Invincible. If you read either or both of those you know his release dates are more miss than hit.
The latest comic this week is Ray Harryhausen Presents Wrath of the Titans #3 (Bluewater Productions). Issue #2 came back long before we saw snow, before leaves fell, before we turned off the air conditioning - on June 27th. That is nearly six months ago. And small press publishers wonder why retailers hesitate to order from them.
Now, let's look at the status of Marvel & DC's mini-series for this week.
Big Two mini-series starting & one shots releasing this week
- BAT LASH #1 (OF 6) - DC pictured
- COUNTDOWN SEARCH FOR RAY PALMER RED SON - DC
- GEN13 ARMAGEDDON - DC
- STORMWATCH ARMAGEDDON - DC
- TALES OF THE SINESTRO CORPS ION - DC
- ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1 (OF 4) - Marvel
- CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE FINAL ARK #3 (OF 3) - DC
- SPIDER-MAN RED SONJA #5 (OF 5) - Marvel
- X-MEN DIE BY THE SWORD #5 (OF 5) - Marvel
We've got three one-shots and two new mini-series this week with three mini-series ending. While it looks bad, when you break it down we might be gaining some ground here soon.
What I'm Reading This Week
ABYSS #2 (OF 4)
AFTER THE CAPE II #2 (OF 3)
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ORIGINS #1
BLACK ADAM THE DARK AGE #5 (OF 6)
BOOSTER GOLD #5 - I am soooo far behind on this.
COUNTDOWN ARENA #2 (OF 4)
DR WHO MAGAZINE #389
ELEPHANTMEN WAR TOYS #1 (OF 3) pictured
FALLEN ANGEL IDW #22
GEEK MONTHLY #12
GEN 13 #15
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #3
MISERICORDIA #1 (OF 11) pictured
NEW WARRIORS #6
ULTIMATE IRON MAN II #1 (OF 4) - we had promo posters for this in the store and people kept thinking it was a video game.
WONDER GIRL #4 (OF 6)
WONDER WOMAN #15
Yikes that's a long list this week! So, this is a pretty good week overall. Not many late comics, we will be gaining ground on the mini-series flood of 2007, and lots of great comic books shipping. I have my fingers crossed that the bad weather that's plagued the whole US won't result in too many late comic book shipments for stores!