If you were asking where all the comics have been the last few weeks, well, here's your answer, honeys. They're shipping this week. I'm totally crazy right now: Rob took his saved week of vacation this week, so I'm behind the counter every day, all day for the next while. As I think (?) I mentioned last time Rob went vaca, its really REALLY good for me to pull this duty. Exercises muscles I forgot I had, sharpens my skills. I mean, after 17 years of selling funny books, there are bits where it becomes a grind, y'know? So being thrown into the melee is really damn good.
And I think I totally nailed all 22 "Yeah, I want to buy a graphic novel for my [relative], but I totally have no idea what I'm talking about" conversations I've had in the last 3 days. That's way up from previous years, on a events-per-day average, so I'm happy.
I've been a productive little beaver, too, on top of the 79 other things that have transpired in Real Life (our cabinet fell off the wall, we're begining to tour the public schools for Ben's introduction to K, CEO and TaW last week, etc. etc.), I managed to go through the last 4 months of Biffage (unsalable dreck pulled from the rack) -- we really choked on a lot of the OYL/post-IC titles, yow! -- as well as sort through the last 6 months of receipts in preperation for all of the Year-End stuff.
Totally non-comics parenthetically, I decided that Ben's Christmas present from me this year should be a Hot Wheel (or equivilant) track. I have fond memories of playing with that flexible orange track as a kid. But, as far as I can tell, they're not just making track any longer. Everything is all themed sets (I could get the Spidey-man v Dr. Octopus tack, or a prehistoric Attack set with a working volcano, or all kinds of other 'splody, active set. Even the most basic basic set is built around a battery-powered accelerator. Man, am I alone in thinking that gravity used to be enough? But it doesn't look like you can just get track, foo.
Anyway, I need to go to sleep, and I haven't the foggiest notion why I'm still up typing, other than, dunno, I miss it.
Here's this week's comics:
52 WEEK #33 A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #47 (A) AQUAMAN SWORD OF ATLANTIS #47 AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES II #4 (OF 8) BAKERS MEET JINGLE BELLE (ONESHOT) BATMAN LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #213 BETTY & VERONICA DIGEST #171 BIRDS OF PREY #101 BOMB QUEEN VOL 2 #3 (OF 3) CABLE DEADPOOL #35 CATWOMAN #62 CHECKMATE #9 CIVIL WAR FRONT LINE #9 (OF 11) CIVIL WAR WAR CRIMES ONE SHOT CONAN #35 CRIMINAL #3 CRIMINAL MACABRE TWO RED EYES #1 (OF 4) DARKMAN VS ARMY OF DARKNESS #2 (OF 4) DEADMAN #5 DEANNA OF THE DEAD #2 (A) DEVILS PANTIES #7 ELEPHANTMEN #5 FABLES #56 FANTASTIC FOUR #541 CW FIREBLAST ADVENTURES IN THE 30TH CENTURY #0 FRESHMEN VOL 2 #2 FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN #15 GHOST IN THE SHELL 1.5 HUMAN ERROR PROCESSOR #3 (OF 6) HELIOS UNDER THE GUN #2 (OF 4) HELLBLAZER #227 HIGHLANDER #2 ION #9 (OF 12) IRON MAN #14 CW IRON MAN CAPTAIN AMERICA CASUALTIES OF WAR ONE SHOT CW JOHN WOOS SEVEN BROTHERS AMANO CVR #3 JUGHEAD #178 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #127 KANAS ISLAND #1 KRYPTO THE SUPER DOG #4 (OF 6) LONE RANGER #3 MAINTENANCE #1 MAN CALLED KEV #5 (OF 5) MARVEL ADVENTURES AVENGERS #8 MS MARVEL #10 NEW AVENGERS #26 NEW AVENGERS ILLUMINATI #1 (OF 5) OMEGA MEN #3 (OF 6) PIRATES OF CONEY ISLAND #3 (OF 8) PUNISHER #42 RAMAYAN 3392 AD #4 RED MENACE #2 (OF 6) RED SONJA #17 REX MUNDI #3 SCOOBY DOO #115 SECRET SIX #6 (OF 6) SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #33 SHADOWPACT #8 SHE-HULK 2 #14 SIMPSONS COMICS #125 SPIKE ASYLUM #4 (OF 5) TEEN TITANS #42 TESTAMENT #13 THUNDERBOLTS #109 ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #103 UNION JACK #4 (OF 4) URSA MINORS #4 VAULT OF MICHAEL ALLRED #3 (OF 4) WALK-IN #1 WARHAMMER 40K #1 WASTELAND #5 X-MEN FIRST CLASS #4 (OF 8) Y THE LAST MAN #52 ZOMBIE #4 (OF 4)
Books / Mags / Stuff ACTION PHILOSOPHERS VOL 2 GIANT SIZED THING TP ALBION TP AQUAMAN SWORD OF ATLANTIS ONCE AND FUTURE TP ATHENA VOLTAIRE COLL WEB COMICS TP BLURRED VISION VOL 2 GN CINEFEX #108 DEC 2006 COMICS BUYERS GUIDE MAR 2007 #1626 CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS SER3 WEAPONER AF DAN BRERETONS DROP DEAD GIRL & OTHER DRAWINGS SC DAREDEVIL FATHER HC DARKNESS COMPENDIUM EDITION TP EDU MANGA EINSTEIN GN FABLES VOL 8 WOLVES TP GOLGO 13 VOL 6 GN JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA HEREBY ELECTS TP JUXTAPOZ JAN 2007 VOL 14 #1 LITTLE LULU VOL 13 TOO MUCH FUN TP MAGDALENA VOL 1 TP MASTERS OF THE COMIC BOOK UNIVERSE REVEALED SC MOME VOL 6 GN NAOKI URASAWAS MONSTER VOL 6 TP NEW ADVENTURES OF JESUS THE SECOND COMING GN PREVIEWS VOL XVII #1 PROJECT X SEVEN ELEVEN GN SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES VOL 2 TP SUPERMAN FOR TOMORROW VOL 2 TP THOR BLOOD OATH TP TROUBLE WITH GIRLS VOL 2 TP WIZARD COMICS MAG RAMOS ART CVR #184 (HELLBOY REPLACEMENT) WOLVERINE BY CLAREMONT & MILLER PREMIERE HC WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ GN
Man, that's a lot of stuff (including 5 [!] CIVIL WAR crossovers this week -- last week, and [I think?] the week before had NONE. *sigh*)
What looks good to you?