§ February 15th, 2005 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

1. Not a good sign: saw on our invoice, which I received from Diamond on Sunday, that a couple of the reissued Sin City trades were due to arrive this Wednesday. I thought I’d get a jump on reorders (since for the past couple of months we’ve had plenty of people asking for them), and sent in a reorder via e-mail Sunday evening. I come back in to work Tuesday morning, check the reorder confirmation…and sure enough, the Sin City trades are on back order.

Hopefully this is just a temporary situation…maybe Dark Horse is reserving all copies for initial orders, and will release more copies for reorders in a week or two. I have no idea. I’m really hoping that this won’t be a repeat of the Hellboy situation, where the books were only rarely available for the duration of the movie-spawned demand.

Oh, and copies of Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits, the book from which the producers of the Constantine movie appear to have drawn some minor inspiration, are also on back order.

2. Hey, I don’t have anything against Man-Thing!

3. As already covered by everyone else, the DC solicits are up, but I don’t really have much to say about them this time. A couple things, though: I suppose the cancellation of Fallen Angel is official, what with the “Final Issue” tag. And I share pal Dorian‘s feelings about the artist for the Superman: Infinite City hardcover. Shame, as I may have been interested in picking it up, otherwise. Hey, and Desolation Jones is solicited…I’ve been looking forward to this since I was lucky enough to read the script. Should be fun!

EDIT: 4. My thanks to Fred for pointing out a few more Top 100 lists on his site that I may have missed otherwise…I’ve since added them to my increasingly long-winded and awkward sentence o’links at the beginning of my own list!

EDIT AGAIN: 5. Aaaaargh! I can’t believe I left Kim Deitch off my list!

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