Hey, everyone! First of all, I’d just like to say thanks to everyone who’s been following this blog – the number of people reading and commenting so far has been a really pleasant surprise, especially for having started the site so recently. It’s hard to believe that I’m already a month deep into this whole comic-blogging business, and I’ve really appreciated all of your thoughts and comments.
To follow up on something I mentioned in the comment section for my review of The Chronicles of Conan, Vol. 1, I did in fact order the first of Del Rey’s three books which collect all of Robert E. Howard’s original Conan stories. I’ve never been a huge fan of “sword-and-sorcery”-type fantasy, but I was impressed with the comic so I’ll give the prose a shot. Along with that I ordered a fair number of other books I’ve been meaning to get my hands on – only one of them comics-related (Brian Cronin’s Was Superman a Spy?, which collects a number of his Comics Legends Revealed columns from CBR), although I’m planning to make a pretty sizable collected editions purchase at some point soon as well. For the time being, though, I have more than enough to keep me occupied for a while.
And now, a few links that interested me this past week:
The Collected Editions blog had a great article last Monday, entitled “Trade Perspectives: The Trade You Want is Out of Print.” I’m sure nearly everyone who reads collected editions has a story about at least one “book that got away,” and the moral of the story is this: if there’s something that you know you really want, preorder it! And if it’s already been released then don’t wait for a few months or a year, because usually by the time you hear about something going out of print, it’s already long gone.
In other collected editions news, the most recent podcast at The Collected Comics Library features a rundown of this year’s Eisner nominees in the following categories: Best Graphic Album – Reprint; Best Archival Collection/Project – Strips; and Best Archival Collection/Project – Comic Books. I’ve already read a few of the nominees, and I have a few more at the top of my reading list as well. You can expect reviews of at least a few of them here in the near future.
Anyhow, that’s all for today – see you soon for another review!