Thursday, August 14, 2008

Buy before you try! (August Previews ordering)

"Hey, Bill," I hear you say. "What's your August Previews order look like?"

Well, jeez, aren't you the nosey one?

But, seeing as you asked:

DC
Blue Beetle 32 - Matt Sturges' first issue was strong enough for me to continue to give him the benefit of the doubt 3 months in advance. So don't blow it, dude!

Billy Batson & the Magic of Shazam 4 - It's Mike Kunkel, it's Captain Marvel... they'd have to do a lot to not make me want to buy this.

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century 19 - A fun sounding Booster Gold appearance (and all the other non-Legion DCU appearance I've read in the book this far have been great) and it's Alex Serra's turn in the artist rotation again? That makes this a no-brainer.


Digital Webbing
E-Man: The Idol - The two previous E-Man revival one-shots from Digital Webbing have been fun, so I'm have hopes for this one, too. I'm also hoping they're doing well enough to justify an eventual collection of the original series. They're at least selling enough to keep doing one-shots, anyway, so at least there's that.


Evil Twin Comics
Comic Book Comics 3 - Come on, people. It's only kind of perfect!


IDW
G.I. Joe: A New Beginning 0 - I liked the original G.I. Joe comics alright, but I was never a huge fan. Same with the Image/Devil's Due revival. But I'll give this a shot, especially since DCBS has it for 50 cents.

Grant Morrison's Doctor Who 1 - Even though I'm often left disappointed by Doctor Who comics, no matter who the creators are, I've still wanted to read the few stories Morrison wrote for quite some time now, and this is loads easier than finding the individual back issues of Doctor Who Monthly, and far cheaper than the ridiculously expensive Panini collections.


Image
Comic Book Tattoo softcover - Not strictly a Previews thing, but the people behind DCBS also run InstockTrades.com, and you can now order IST stock through the DCBS site and just add it to your order. And they have this for 50% off, making this giant, potential-person-killing slab of a book for 15 clams. After all the positive press and actually looking through a copy at Borders the other day, I couldn't pass it up at that price. Sorry, Unlikely and Hey, Wait... , but you had to be cut to make room for this.


MindStorm Comics
The Contingent 1 (w/sketch) - This is carried exclusively through DCBS, and it's written by Zack Kruse, who works for them. He's a very friendly guy on the Comic Geek Speak forums, and he answers my customer service emails quickly and politely, so I figure I can check out his book. Plus, it's cheap, I get a free sketch for order, and the solicitation copy makes reference to mechanical apes. So there's that.


Viper Comics
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1 - Look. I'm unapologetic in my love for this movie (the sequels, less so, though I do enjoy Return of... for both John Astin and George Clooney), so I'm in for at least the first issue of the comic book. DON'T YOU JUDGE ME!
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