- Posted by Johanna on July 27, 2010 at 2:37 pm
- Category: Shopping Guide
Let’s open with a plug: out this week is Hogan’s Alley issue 17 ($6.95). I’m their Comic Book Columnist, and for this issue, I wrote an overview of the DC and Marvel business changes that began last year. Given the print time, it’s not up-to-the-minute, but I think I hit all the high points, and I’d love to know if readers thought I succeeded.
Now, on to what I’d like to buy this week if I only had $15.
Top of my list is always Boom!’s Muppet Show comic. So issue #8 takes the first $3.
My next spend is going to be a Viz manga volume, but at $10 each, which one? There are new installments of several series I’ve enjoyed — Hikaru No Go Volume 20 and Otomen Volume 7 — plus two debuts I’m curious about: Bakuman Volume 1 and Seiho Boys High School Volume 1. But I think my choice will be the second (and final) volume of Flower in a Storm, which I thought was a funny action/romantic comedy.
Thankfully, I’ve already read the $11 Sayonara, Zetsubo-Sensei Volume 7, out from Del Rey.
So that leaves $2, and the new Previews catalog is $4.50. I’ll hope my retailer gives me a price break, since putting all those comics in front of me will hopefully increase sales for him.
At the store, I’d probably flip through Wonder Woman #601, just to see how the new/revamped history continues from issue #600. But in looking at DC and Marvel titles for this week, what’s with all the alternate covers and variant printings? It makes it very difficult to tell when a new comic is available and hard to avoid rebuying something I already have. Wait, I think I answered my own question.
What looks good to you this week?