I subscribe to a lot of small press publications. One of the best thing about it is that you get actual surprises in the mail. Because these are small, after-hour operations, you’re never sure when you’ll get the products. Still, that just makes it better when it happens. Alec Longstreth had a busy year finishing his Basewood story, and you should bookmark his blog to see what he’s been up to lately, or just to save time, I’ll tell you to pick up the latest issue of Phase 7.
The 5th issue of Clone is coming out this Wednesday. I won’t be able to grab it until tomorrow, but it’s still a good time to recap the last four issues. It won’t break your bank too much if you decide to grab them along with the new issue (though the trade is likely going be cheaper when it comes out, damning my support of the medium). A quick synopsis as to why you should do at least one or the other…
Idiots will buy
covers with these two kissing,
and DC thanks them.
Some more recent books mixed with what’s been happening in comics while we’ve been away.
It’s a little sad that with the last issue of Action Comics I’ll be buying for a while, I am feeling very underwhelmed with the last story arc tying up all the 5th dimensional loose ends.
Amidst all the New 52 hype, the new Action Comics appeared to be an act of defiance by Grant Morrison. I looked at the first issues and saw a continuation of several of the themes found in Morrison’s other Superman work (even if I had to squint). Now at the end, I have to wonder why this wasn’t presented in an All-Star format, free of all continuity that hadn’t even been established yet?
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Peter Parker dies
two times in less than two years.
Comics also dead.