- Posted by Johanna on February 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
Paul Pope update: DC has announced that “all orders for the new printings of the HEAVY LIQUID TP and the 100% TP have been cancelled. Instead, these titles will be solicited as hardcover editions, with the HEAVY LIQUID HC scheduled for fall 2008 release, followed by the 100% HC in 2009.” Nice for Pope fans, who will appreciate more permanent bindings; not so much for those who’d like to read more of his work this year.
Random mean thought: Tony Bedard is to DC what Robert Kirkman is to Marvel: mediocre fanboy writers who must be nice guys to work with, based on how they keep getting assignments. Ignore me, I’m bitter that Birds of Prey is never going to be the title it should.
Want a good way to waste a lot of hours? TV Tropes lists standard conventions of storytelling with cute names and LOTS of examples from TV shows, anime, comics, books, and others. They have a terrific sense of humor, too, as they explain the way they work on the page titled TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life. Don’t know where to start? Try Spikeification.
Marvel must have heard the arguing that’s been done over the awful, muddy coloring of Ultimates 3 #1: their latest gimmick is releasing it again as a black-and-white variant.
Chassis is returning! The press release mentions it previously came out from Image (in 1998), but they neglect to say that before that, it was released by something called Millennium Publications. When I first started going to conventions back when, I would bump into the nice folks behind this girl racer story.
I love The Cutting Edge, a romantic comedy about a prissy figure skater who falls in love with her boorish hockey-playing partner. A while back, they did a direct-to-TV sequel about their supposed kid (although the numbers didn’t work out) who went through a similar encounter (only with a skateboarder that time). It must have done ok because they’ve announced The Cutting Edge 3 for next month on ABC Family. These continuing direct-to-video sequels often wind up being cases of diminishing returns, but I’m mentioning this because I’m intrigued by the plot: in this one, the guy’s the figure skater and the GIRL is the hockey player!
Let’s end with possibly the bitchiest comment I’ve ever made. Remember last year when we had lots of discussion about whether or not I should sell review copies? One of the two books that emailing creator was understandably upset about has been listed since then at around half cover price, and it hasn’t sold. So maybe, with no customer demand, it was a moot point.
Seeing what some graphic novels go for used on Amazon can be really interesting, if you assume pricing accurately reflects supply and demand. (Sometimes yes, sometimes no.)