§ June 9th, 2005 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

Well, new comics day again…during one of the lulls, pal Dorian, pal Corey, pal JP, Kid Chris, and I discussed the commonly-seen phenomenon of actors and actresses with sagging careers quickly getting sucked into extremist religious television shows, movies, advertising, and/or other entertainment outlets. Okay, nothing to do with comic books, really, but just giving you a bit of flavor for the kind of meetings of minds we have here at the shop on occasion. (Don’t worry, we put the kibosh on that sort of talk when there are other customers in the store!)

As for the new comics:

I swear to God, I don’t want to see yet another first issue of Fathom as long as I live. Will we see a Fathom number…say, 20, in our lifetimes?

My reaction upon seeing the arrival of a certain new trade paperback: “I hope the creator’s mom lives in town, because the only way we’re going to get rid of this thing is if she comes in to buy it.”

Stardust Kid #1 – haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but it’s by J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog, fresh off Crossgen’s Abadazad…anything that’s gets me a fistful of Ploog every month or so is fine by me.

The Ice Haven book, which contains a reformatted version of that one issue of Dan Clowes’ Eightball, was a very attractive volume which sold out at our shop right away. If you haven’t read this story, you really need to get a copy…it’s one of the best things Clowes has ever done.

If it weren’t for the fact that I’m a little more knowledgeable about the relevant continuity, Rann-Thanagar War #2 could very well have been about as incomprehensible to me as DC Special: The Return of Donna Troy. Is there anyone out there who’s not familiar with Adam Strange, or Hawkman (or L.E.G.I.O.N., or the Omega Men) who read this comic? What was your reaction?

Speaking of Infinite Crisis crossovers, DC Comics continues to print money by releasing the third printing of Villains United…which is, by the way, my favorite of the four (five, if you count the Donna Troy one) tie-in mini-series. Who knew Cat-Man could be interesting?

We received a new assortment of Lord of the Rings action figures, including a talking Gandalf figure…press a button, and he shouts “YOU…SHALL…NOT…PASS!!!” with a neat echo-y effect. It’s really cool when press the buttons on, say, four of these figures at once. I know pal Dorian likes it!

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