has a great review of Badlands
up. Marione gives the nod to Steven Grant, as a writer "who moves as a fish through water" which I thought was an exceedingly evocative compliment. And comparing Vince Giarrano to Charlie Adlard and David Mazzuchelli only underscores his esteem of the work. But, me, I liked the last paragraph: "Me parece increíble la cantidad de obras de calidad que existen inéditas en nuestro país." and "Espero que no, aunque sinceramente, si ocurriera, me lo tendría merecido por no leer La Patrulla X como todo hijo de vecino." were particularly good observations, if you ask me.
Coincidentally, "It's incredible to me the number of quality works that go unpublished in our country." and "These deserve to be read like The X-Men
by everyone." are subjects I sort of touch on in my latest interview
with Marc Mason over at The Comics Waiting Room. It's worth clicking over to that, as there's lots of stuff about my kid, comics, new Astronauts in Trouble
, comics, Brian Wood, comics, retailers and backlist, and comics. Here's a quote that should start you off: "I guess I'd have to say that I prefer GNs over floppies for all sorts of reasons. It's the difference between watching a movie and catching a TV show. When we put out a GN it's an event, and the thing's in print for as long as it's contracted for. That's sort of a big deal for a small press like ours with a hundred titles available. We take the economic risk so the retailer doesn't have to. Our retailing partners and distributor and me are making money today on an idea I had in 1998. By contrast, monthly books have about a five day sales window, on the racks. Sure, a retailer pays his rent with the latest iteration of Batman
, but no one's coming in to buy Detective
#237 because they read an article about it in Variety
or online somewhere. But a retailer can get 13 bucks for a copy of, say, White Death
, just by showing it to the kid who just brought up the latest Walking Dead
to the counter."
If you don't check in with Beyond Race,
you should. They have pretty good taste in comics, at least.