Saturday, September 27, 2008

Secret Deflation?

Breaking news!

From Diamond's "Product Changes" page for 09/24:
Eternals Annual #1 (SEP08 2332, $3.99) will be 64 pages, not 48 pages.

Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Boxes #1 (AUG08 2405, $3.99) & #2 (SEP08 2387, $3.99) will each run 32 pages, not 48, with no change in the contents.

Secret Invasion #8 (OCT08 3908, $3.99) was cancelled by Marvel Comics, with no change in the contents.
Well, okay, not really.

But it would be funny, wouldn't it?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Words & Images

There's no getting away from the comics for me, it seems, no matter where I go or what I do.

Turns out my fiction writing instructor, Alan Heathcock, has a short story in the latest edition of Zoetrope: All-Story. It's called "Fort Apache," and it's illustrated by Marjane Satrapi, the issue's guest designer.

Jealousy comes in layers, and you can peel it like an onion.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Broke, Back, Mountain

Not necessarily in that order.

The radio silence over the last couple of weeks was due to me relocating to North America (not North Dakota, though, Heidi!), immediately followed by the biggest computer crash I've had in a while. Luckily, I was able to salvage everything of importance, apart from 75% of my music - I've got a backup of that, too, actually, but it's in a drawer 5,000 miles away from me. So I guess I've now got the unique opportunity to finally give those Pink Floyd albums the attention they deserve.

Anyway, I'm more or less settled in now, and the DC Comics Month-to-Month Sales" column for July is finally up now, as well. Paul's Marvel one has been done for ages, actually, so I'm really sorry about the hold-up.