Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Waiting for Wednesday, Volume 4, Issue 23
This isn't a spoiler, I promise.
It's kind of a big media week in comics, as one of the classic DC superheroes will come out of the closet and a time-honored classic of the medium will get a series of new prequels.
Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern, is revealed to be gay in today's issue of Earth 2, one of The New 52 titles. As expected, speculators have picked clean the shelves and it'll be a bit of an uphill battle to actually find this issue.
Which, of course, is ridiculous. I've written about speculators before, and my feelings on those lowest of lifeforms has not since changed. I know in one local shop, "customers" came in and cleared out all 25 issues the store ordered first thing in the morning.
One guy even bought 10 copies. eBay, much?
And, oh, yeah. That whole Before Watchmen thing starts today, too. But I'm sure that won't create any Internet fervor. Nah. Couldn't possibly.
Now, while sarcasm is fun, it's also usually rooted in underlying truth. Everyone is going to hate on the new series of titles ... mostly just because.
Oh, comic book culture, how I love thee.
And with that, we wrap up yet another insanely late post. But before we do, what are you Waiting for?