Best of 2006

In the most glaring sign yet of how much my tastes have changed over the 3.5 years since I started reading comics again, compare my Best of 2004 choices to this year’s stellar roundup (below). Posted nearly two months before the year had ended, that 2004 list was limited to ongoing series, two of which … Continue reading Best of 2006

Crystal Ball: March 2007 Solicitations, Part II

Support GOOD Comics! Pre-order something new EVERY month. Part I featured a look at Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse’s offerings for March 2007, and now Part II casts the spotlight on the most interesting books being solicited by “independent” publishers. Links to full solicitations from almost every publisher can be found at MillarWorld. [NOTE: … Continue reading Crystal Ball: March 2007 Solicitations, Part II

CBC Quickees: Manifest Destiny, Girls and Squirrels

Cowboys & Aliens By Fred Van Lente, Andrew Foley, Dennis Calero, Luciano Lima, Magic Eye Studios, et al (Platinum Studios, 2006; $4.99) What if an alien invasion of North America in 1873 interrupted the European settlers’ westward expansion of the United States, forcing them to band together with the native Americans they had ruthlessly displaced … Continue reading CBC Quickees: Manifest Destiny, Girls and Squirrels

Life of a Salesman and other stuff

Heading up to Boston tomorrow (8am flight!) for five meetings in two days, pitching the two magazines that really attracted me to the position in the first place. (There’s five I sell for altogether, but three of them are pretty well established and don’t have as much new ground to break.) Two existing clients, one … Continue reading Life of a Salesman and other stuff

LINK: Defending Ronée

My official statement on the whole Ronée + Soma/Brownstein affair went up on PCS earlier this week, and reaction so far has been mostly what I’d hoped: muted and, I daresay, somewhat chastened. Official Statement on “What A Girl Wants” Controversy Based on my own internal investigation of the information Ms. Bourgeois had available before … Continue reading LINK: Defending Ronée