This week’s new comics!

§ December 29th, 2009 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on This week’s new comics!

Blackest Night #6 – aaaaaand that’s pretty much it, aside from a variant Fall of the Hulks Alpha which, frankly, didn’t sell all that great in the first place, so I don’t know that we need a stack of variants, too. Oh, and a couple of freebie items Marvel is putting out…a calendar and a Siege preview thingie.

But Blackest Night #6…Employee Timmy kept giving me grief about not giving up any copies to the employees, and I kept telling him that I was going to recount the box of our copies every night to make sure he didn’t take one, because I am cruel and heartless. But by golly, I kept to that street date even if some retailers out there didn’t, thus ensuring that Diamond never attempts street dates ever again. Because, you know, it would have been nice to get the new books a few days early on a regular basis so we could break down the orders, get replacements for any damages or missing items before we had to sell them (instead of asking people to come back next week for anything that needed replacing), pull comic savers, what have you. I suppose, though, some funnybook sellers would rather get that extra $3.99 in their pockets a week early, instead of using the promise of that specific in-demand and popular comic to get customers back in the shop during what could be a dead week. But what do I know?

Anyway, we’re also having a week-long graphic novel sale, and those always do well for us. And not having new comics or comic savers to deal with will give us time to catch up on some back issue processing and mail order and, oh, helping the occasional customer, I guess.

By the way, not that this has anything to do with anything, but I was just reminded right now…next year will be the 30th anniversary of the shop. How ’bout that.

In other news:

  • Andrew pulls out another Nobody’s Favorite from the history of comics, and it’s…no…no! Not him! I thought this guy was pretty cool, even with that costume.
  • I’ve been behind on my internetting lately, so thankfully Pal Cully pointed me in the direction of this new Rick Veitch Swamp Thing commission, which is one third of a triptych that he’ll be revealing over the next few days. Looks good so far!
  • Customer Andres has started up his new weblog Pibegardel’s Miracle Machine, and he’s writin’ about some classic Legion of Super-Heroes comics, so go check it out!
  • And now, for no good reason, a brief snippet of Superpup:

    I’ve seen the full pilot, quite some time ago…believe it or not, it’s not quite as bad as you might think. Lord knows I’ve seen worse. I mean, those Tom and Jerry cartoons where they’re friends? Talk about your abominations.

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