- Posted by Johanna on December 10, 2005 at 10:25 am
- Category: Comic News
Moonstone has announced that Buckaroo Banzai #1, due in April, will be $3.50 and ship with two covers. Plus, there’s an additional limited edition cover version available for $4.50.
I can understand doing special covers when you’re talking about Alex Ross or Jim Lee or big-name artists who have their own followings, but I’ve never heard of Michael Stribling or David Michael Beck. (I have heard of and like the work of Matt Haley, but he doesn’t strike me as someone who can sell a comic based on his doing the cover.) I can’t imagine that I’m the only one, so I wish Moonstone would have listed their credits in the ad copy.
I would like to show you the art for these covers, but I can’t find a copy of the press release at Moonstone’s own site, and their Buckaroo Banzai page hasn’t been updated. (Also, they need to redo their navigation buttons; when they changed the background of the site, the text included as part of the images became unreadable. Some of them don’t even have ALT text defined.)
I did find out, hidden in their message boards, that the fifty-cent preview issue originally due in December has been moved to January.
When you’re doing a project like this that has the potential for outreach to fans of the property, it would be nice if you attempted to interest the movie fans in comics instead of pumping out attempts at collectibles. Sure, Moonstone wants to make as much money as they can, but if you abuse the buyers too much, they’ll never want to go back to a comic store.