Thursday, January 05, 2006

Don't Be In Such a Hurry

I've let my comics spending get out of control. I don't have the patience to adopt the "wait for the trade" mentality, so when I see a new comic series that looks interesting, I just pick it up and add it to my pull list. That's got to stop. I just can't afford it anymore. My DVD habit is suffering and I'd also like to be more daring with my CD purchases.

So... I went through my list of comics I was going to buy in January and pruned it down to the point where I figured I'd be spending an average of about $30 a week on new comics. That means that I'll have to wait for the trade on a lot of stuff I've been enjoying. And most of it is genre stuff.

I'm still a superhero kid when it comes to comics. I love the stuff in other genres, but if I had to only buy one comic a month, you can bet it would be by Marvel and DC and would feature someone in a costume beating up a bad guy in another costume. Which explains why this week's shopping list of genre comics I'll be buying is so meager.

Next week I might try to list all the genre comics that are coming out regardless of whether or not I'm planning on buying them. That would be a much more useful list anyway.

But for now, here's what I'm getting:

Interiorae #1
Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein #2

Science Fiction
Y: The Last Man #41

The solicitation for Interiorae (published by Fantagraphics as part of their "Ignatz" line) makes it sound part-horror, part-mystery, maybe part-slice-of-life. Whatever it is, it sounds interesting. "A high-rise apartment building in an unnamed European city. Its inhabitants come and go, meet each other, talk, dream, regret, hope…in short, live. A ghostly, shape-shifting anthropomorphic white rabbit roams from apartment to apartment, surveying and keeping track of all this humanity… and at the end of every night, he floats down to the basement where he delivers his report to the 'great dark one.'"

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