Just because I am a big enough man to admit when I was wrong, I stumbled across a post in the Comic Book Industry Alliance boards from 3/2/01 where I said this about ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN: >>>LONG TERM...I really really really don't think it will succeed. By the time it hits issue #50, how is it really going to be any different than the "real" Marvel universe, RE: the accretion of history? If it makes #100, I'll eat a bug.<<<
While I do think the line has become SOMEwhat inaccessible now because of that accretion of history, I was clearly really really really wrong, and it seems all but inevitable that ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN will, in fact, make it to #100.
(Unless something were to happen to Bendis. And we wouldn't want that. No.)
So, although I have a year-ish to go before the actual #100, I post this for 2 reasons: A) I know my memory, I WILL forget about this by then. You are now being pressed into Keeping Me Honest when that day comes. and B) I am entertaining suggestions for What Kind of Bug I should eat.
My especial apologies to Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagely for doubting their creative acumen, and to Joe Quesada and Bill Jemas for doubting their marketing instincts. They were right, and I was wrong.
Here's what is shipping in to Comix Experience this week: the usual cavaets about how this may or may not be similiar to what arrives in YOUR Local Comic Shop apply. Different Diamond warehouses receive books at different times, there can be manufacturer error, maybe I fucked up and didn't order something I should have, etc. etc. ad infinitum.
A G SUPER EROTIC ANTHOLOGY #18 (A) ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #643 ANGEL THE CURSE #3 (OF 5) ANT #1 ARCHIE & FRIENDS #94 ARCHIE DIGEST #219 BANANA SUNDAYS #2 (OF 4) BATMAN #644 BATMAN JEKYLL AND HYDE #5 (OF6) BATTLE POPE COLOR #2 BLACK PANTHER #7 CARTOON NETWORK BLOCK PARTY #12 CITY OF TOMORROW #5 (OF 6) CONAN #19 DAREDEVIL #76 DAREDEVIL VS PUNISHER #3 (OF 6) DAY OF VENGEANCE #5 (OF 6) FANTASTIC FOUR #530 GIFFENS WHAT WERE THEY THINKING ONE SHOT GLOOMCOOKIE #24 GOD THE DYSLEXIC DOG #3 GROUNDED #2 (OF 6) HELLBLAZER #211 HULK DESTRUCTION #2 (OF 4) INVINCIBLE #25 IRON GHOST #3 (OF 6) JACK CROSS #1 JSA CLASSIFIED #2 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #106 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #9 LETHARGIC LAD JUMBO SIZED ANNUAL #3 LITTLE STAR #4 (OF 6) MACHINE TEEN #4 (OF 5) MARVEL KNIGHTS SPIDER-MAN #17 MEGA MORPHS #2 (OF 4) MONSTER WAR DARKNESS VS MR HYDE #4 (OF 4) MUTATION #2 NEW X-MEN #17 NIGHTCRAWLER #9 OMAC PROJECT #5 (OF 6) OTHERWORLD #6 (OF 12) PURGE BLACK RED & DEADLY #2 (OF 4) QUEEN & COUNTRY DECLASSIFIED VOL 3 #3 (OF 3) RISING STARS VOICES OF THE DEAD #3 (OF 6) SIMPSONS COMICS #109 SPELLBINDERS #6 (OF 6) STRANGE GIRL #3 SUPER MANGA BLAST #54 TEEN TITANS #27 ULTIMATE X-MEN ANNUAL #1 UNCLE SCROOGE #345 WALKING DEAD #21 WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #660 WOLVERINE #31
Books / Mags / Stuff AUTHORITY REVOLUTION BOOK 1 TP BATTLESTAR GALACTICA VOL 2 MEMORY MACHINE TP CATWOMAN WILD RIDE TP COMICS BUYERS GUIDE NOV 2005 #1610 COMICS JOURNAL #270 DAMPYR #5 UNDER THE STONE BRIDGE HANK KETCHAMS COMPLETE DENNISTHE MENACE 1951-1952 HC HISTORY OF VIOLENCE NEW TP NEW EDITION HOWLS MOVING CASTLE FILM COMICS VOL 1 TP ILLUSTRATION 05 MAGAZINE #1 IRON WOK JAN GN #12 (RES) LITTLE LULU VOL 5 LULU IN THEDOGHOUSE TP MARVEL VISIONARIES CHRIS CLAREMONT HC PREVIEWS VOL XV #9 (NET) ROBIN ARCHIVES VOL 1 HC ROCCO VARGAS WALKING WITH MONSTERS HC SHIRLEY A SEX COMEDY VOL 1 TP(A) SIN CITY VOL 1 DURO ADIOS HARD GOODBYE SPANISH ED SLOP ANACLETA TP SMOKE #3 (OF 3) SPIKE OLD TIMES ONE SHOT SUPERMAN THE MAN OF STEEL VOL4 TP VAMPIRE HUNTER D VOL 2 NOVEL RAISERS OF GALES SC WAR ON FLESH VOL 1 GN (OF 3) WESTERN GOTHIC BALLAD OF UTOPIA TP
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(who should have reviews up sometime tomorrow, and thinks Jeff's "Topless version of Gremlins" line in his reviews this week (just below this message) was the funniest and most insightful thing I've read this week)