November Preorders for January 2004 Comics
It seems that comics malaise is getting worse: Several of the
"Previews Reviewers" haven't written anything up for the latest
catalog, and those who have seem downright grumpy about the latest
- The Fourth
Rail guys, who usually split things up into two columns, throw
everything into one piece because "January is a depressingly small
month for the small press."
who usually does a separate writeup on Previews, quickly looks
through Previews as part of a regular column.
- Chris Eckman, who
usually complains about Previews, complains even more about
About the only person I've read who seemed enthusiastic about reading
through the new Previews was Laura
. Her only unhappiness stems from the fact that she
can't afford everything that looks interesting to her.
I did notice after putting my (tentative) order together that it was
smaller than previous months, but that's fine with me. I've been
spending too much on comics lately anyway. If I really needed to
pad out my order, I could pick up trades for some of my favorite series
9, Slam Dunk
, What's Michael?
) but I
think I'll hold off on that as well. I still have plenty of
comics to catch up on, so there's no real urgency to get the collected
editions of stuff I've already read.
But no one's excited about the DAN
CLOWES' GHOST WORLD ENID HI-FASHION GLAMOUR DOLL