Look on Wimpy’s works, ye mighty, and despair!

§ June 15th, 2008 § Filed under popeye § 1 Comment

from Popeye #41 (July-Sept 1957)

You know, all things considered, I’d totally work there.

In other news:

  • We’ve sold out of Trinity, DC Comics’ new weekly title, two weeks in a row. Guess we slightly underestimated the demand for a third new weekly title, even though orders were up even over the last couple of issues of Countdown (which mostly sold strongly, but still experienced a sales increase near the end, there).

    We’ve also had no increase in interest in Hulk comics. Reaction to the film seems to waver between “liked it a lot!” and “eh, it was okay for what it was,” but either way, it doesn’t seem to be encouraging anyone to pop in and look for Hulk books.

  • MIKE GETS ALONG WITH THE CUSTOMERS: Had a couple of fellows drop by on Saturday from out of town, and they indicated they were readers of Progressive Ruin, which brought us to this conversation:

    Customer: “Yeah, we’ve been reading about this shop on your site!”

    Me: “And you still came by?”

    But they were very nice, and bought lots of stuff (always appreciated!) and if you guys are reading this…thanks! And nice to meet you!

    Also, I had another customer later in the day remark on my air of authority. Finally, my graying temples are beginning to pay off.

  • Pal Dorian threatened to do it, and do it he…er, did, as he brought me a copy of this movie on DVD:

    And to think I actually read the novelization for this. Ah, well, I guess I can give the actual film a go.

    I should note that they’re tryin’ awfully hard on the back of the DVD case to sell me on this movie’s wackiness:

    “Cosmic comedy is on the prowl when an extraterrestrial cat named Jake is forced to crash-land his spaceship on Earth. Jake then proceeds to lead a scientist, his girlfriend, and a team of baffled scientists on endless escapades during his unscheduled and hilarious visit!”

    Really, from all that, the one thing I have the most problem with is that the cat…the cat from another planet, mind you…that the cat’s name is the totally extraterrestrial-sounding “Jake.” Yeah, I know that’s a dumb thing to be stuck on, but there I am. Go figure.

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