Tuesday, January 08, 2008

What you've Been Waiting For

Ah yes, back to regularly scheduled programming, where I post this on Tuesday and new comics arrive on Wednesday. The universe is once again balanced.

For those of you who are new - in this post I examine my Diamond invoice and point out: comics that have gone 2+ months between issues; the incoming and outgoing DC & Marve mini-series; and what books I hope to read this week.

The waits on most of these late comics this week are REALLY long. Not much debate on weather or not they're late here.

The least worst offender this week is Grimm Fairy Tales Return to Wonderland #5 (Zenoscope). This publisher goes in streaks with their titles, from having them ship out every week to going several months without anything. They need to work on that because retailers and readers tend to get frustrated and stop buying product when these things happen. I'd hate to see them go under in 2008! The #4 issue of GFT Return to Wonderland came out on November 7th - it was ordered in August.

Sheena #4 (Devil's Due) is coming out tomorrow as well. I actually thought it was a 3-issue series because the other three came out fairly on-time and then there wasn't anything more for a few months. But apparently it's actually a 5-issue series. Issue #3 came out back on September 19th, and we ordered the incoming issue back in July.

Marvel, Marvel, Marvel. How can you expect us to trust you when you have break-downs like this one! Tomorrow we're expecting Onslaught Reborn #5 to arrive. It is the final issue in the mini-series. The last time we saw an issue was this summer, July 25th to be exact. We ordered this issue a YEAR AGO - in the January 07 Previews. We dropped the order numbers on this substantially when it finally showed up on the final order cut-off because 1. If Marvel doesn't want to deliver them in a timely fashion I don't need to buy them 2. we doubt anyone will even care about this anymore.

And the final comic for this week that you've been waiting for is Goon #20 -pictured (Dark Horse). The last time we saw this was just a week before we saw Onslaught - July 18th. This issue was ordered in July. Now when we were at the Retailer Summit in Baltimore Eric Powell promised that we'd be seeing more of Goon in 2008, and much more regularly, so I hope he's been getting a bunch of issues done during this gap. I guess we'll have to wait and see.


Now how about those mini-series from Marvel and DC this week?

Big Two Mini-series and one-shots coming out this week
TEEN TITANS THE LOST ANNUAL - DC pictured

Big Two Mini-series with the final issue coming out this week
52 AFTERMATH THE FOUR HORSEMEN #6 (OF 6) - Marvel
ONSLAUGHT REBORN #5 (OF 5) - Marvel

Looks like we're finally loosing a couple of mini-series, although I'd filled the spot on my shelf that Onslaught had a few months back.


What I'm Reading:

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #546 BND - I have to at least see what's what here
BPRD TP VOL 07 GARDEN OF SOULS - I heard that this was a particularly good series
DR WHO MAGAZINE #390
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #4
JENNA JAMESONS SHADOW HUNTER #0 - It might be interesting, maybe. I just wish they could sell the comic on it being good, and not on Jenna's fake breasts
NORTH WIND #1 (OF 4)
SPIRIT #12
WONDER GIRL #5 (OF 6)
X-FACTOR #27 - pictured

1 comment:

Jeff Sonnentag said...

I find it interesting that the Jenna Jameson comic is on the VIRGIN imprint...irony or oxymoron?

p.s. love the Ironman subcast, very cool design.