- Posted by Johanna on July 27, 2006 at 7:10 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
DC’s hiring for my old job of Online Editor. The killer part of that job is “community management”, which means riding heard on the message boards, with posters famous for their intolerance of homosexuality and hatred of new Green Lantern fans, among other hot buttons.
Looks to me like DC’s trying to goose sales of the Absolute Dark Knight by offering retailers free Dark Knight Strikes Again statues. The hundred-dollar book is due out August 30, with DC wanting order increases from this promotion by August 16. The statue normally retails for $195 US.
I can’t blame people for not being very interested in the book. Frank Miller’s work has become a parody of itself and a very acquired taste, not to mention that the original Dark Knight Returns is a perennial, so everyone interested in the good part of this collection already has it. (I think we have 8 or 9 different editions.) Besides, if you do want it, Amazon has it for $63 US, 37% off.