Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 3, Issue 24

I'm back from Vegas and ready to...go to sleep, honestly. But there's no rest for the weary, as I am in the office and going through four days' worth of missed emails and phone calls.

It's going to take me a day just to get through my inbox, but that's okay, because the prospect of doing real, actual work right now seems like a bad idea.

There were no major fires while I was away--several minor ones, though--but the amount of work that's piled up is, frankly, impressive. So I'll keep things short today, and hopefully get around to a little Las Vegas recapping (most notably my review of the Paul McCartney concert I attended on Friday night) later in the week.

But today is Wednesday, and I have two weeks' worth of comics to go buy at the shop, so let's get right to the new books that I'm excited about.

First, DC continues to roll out their line of Flashpoint tie-ins, and I have to say--DC has me doing the impossible, and buying every single one of them. While Marvel's Fear Itself event has me pretty ambivalent about what's happening to their characters, DC's event has had the exact opposite effect.

And I can't wait to see what happens next.

Last week's tie-ins included Citizen Cold, Deathstroke: The Curse of Ravager (wherein Deathstroke is a pirate!), Emeror Aquaman, and Frankenstein: Creatures of the Unknown. And this week's books are Deadman and the Flying Graysons, Legion of Doom, Grodd of War, and Wonder Woman and the Furies.
The first wave of tie-ins from a couple of weeks back were stellar, and I've reserved all eight of the above titles from my LCS for this week. At $2.99, I feel like I can take a chance on something that I might not at $3.99 or $4.99.

I know we hear it all the time that the "market supports" the higher priced books, but common sense tells me consumers would rather pay less for their comics. Maybe Marvel should start asking the folks who walk into the stores each week and not the suits who run analytics.

I'm just sayin'.

Anyway, before I go, I wanted to spotlight the first collected edition of The Lil' Depressed Boy, from Image Comics, entitled, "She is Staggering."
This title is my early favorite for Best New Book of 2011, and with a $9.99 trade out today, now's your chance to jump on board.

Here's the solicitation information from Image:

Collecting the first four issues of the series that Multiversity Comics says is "...crafted so perfectly that it made me smile to no end."

When the Li''l Depressed Boy meets a strange girl, she drags him from his self-seclusion into a world of style-points bowling, zombie fighting, laser tag battles, punk rock concerts, and house parties. What will he do to learn her name? What will be her perfect birthday gift? How do you eat fried rice without chopsticks?

Collects The Li''l Depressed Boy #1-4.

Check it out. It's one of my favorite comics, and I am so happy I decided to pick up the first issue on a whim.

Right. Time to go now. Lots to do. I'll be back tomorrow with more. Before I go, though, what are you Waiting for?

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