- Posted by Johanna on October 27, 2006 at 11:45 am
- Category: Graphic Novel News
So I’m looking at DC’s list of what they’re going to be releasing in January and February of 2007, and it brought home to me just how little of their product I care about any more.
So here’s some snark about it:
FALLEN ANGEL VOL. 2: DOWN TO EARTH TP
Writer: Peter David
Artists: David Lopez and Fernando Blanco
Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze
144 pages for $14.99 US collecting FALLEN ANGEL #7-12
It’s always easier to sell things when you let another publisher take care of the marketing and customer awareness efforts, isn’t it? IDW has made a go of this series, and their prompt collections put DC to shame.
Actually, I’m very surprised to see DC revisit a cancelled series in this way. It’s an unusual way to handle things. I can only think that they’ve been getting a LOT of retailer requests for this, which is terrific.
FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN – REBORN TP
Writer: Stuart Moore
Artists: Jamal Igle and Keith Champagne
Cover artist: Brian Stelfreeze
128 pages for $14.99 US collecting FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN #23-27
I hope this isn’t too little, too late. The Moore stories may be a hard sell because there’s a new writer on the book already, so if you like this, you can’t get more. (Heh.)
The Showcase Presents (Essential-like) reprint volumes this time around include second volumes of The Justice League of America and Green Lantern. Aquaman gets his first, and then there’s this:
SHOWCASE PRESENTS: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD – THE BATMAN TEAM-UPS VOL. 1 TP
Writers: Bob Haney and Mike Sekowsky
Artists: Neal Adams, Ramona Fradon, Win Mortimer, Carmine Infantino, Mike Sekowsky, George Papp, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Johnny Craig, Dick Giordano, Mike Esposito, Charles Paris, Charles Cuidera and Jack Abel
Cover Artist: Bob Brown
Price: $16.99 US/$22.99 CAN
Page Count: 528 pages
Collects: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #59, 64, 67-71, 74-87
This should be a great big slice of wacky superhero comics, internal logic be damned. Although I’m still disappointed to see no Wonder Woman, no Supergirl, no Lois Lane, no Black Canary, no Zatanna … no women leading Showcase volumes.
I just finished reading my Elongated Man Showcase last night, and boy, these volumes are great values if you have a lot of tolerance for reading the same stories over and over. (Or have enough patience to ration yourself to only a few chapters at a time, which I was trying to do.) I was bummed that Sue Dibny didn’t get more to do in the stories; instead, she was the typical two-dimensional “I spend my man’s money to get new stupid-looking hats” caricature intended to be humorous. Her biggest contribution in later stories was sighing and holding Ralph’s clothes while he ditched her to follow his twitching nose into adventure.
This is my long way of saying “probably not trying any more Showcases for a while, thank you.” They’re just too much of not quite what I’m looking for.