Uncanny alliance

December 9, 2007

Oh, man, I’ll be buying my first X-Men comic in YEARS.

And I try and avoid running press releases, but dude… please… SHOJO X-MEN. (That sound you heard is probably John Jakala renewing his support for Tintin Pantoja’s Wonder Woman proposal.)

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Omissions

December 9, 2007

In the last Previews review, what laughably passes for my “system” kind of failed me. Who knew that dog-eared pages in a thick catalog weren’t especially effective?

Anyway, it was extremely negligent of me not to mention Jeff Smith’s Rasl #1 (Cartoon Books, page 238). After the excellence of Bone and Shazam and the Monster Society of Evil, anything by Smith goes on the must-buy list.

And noted for history’s sake is the arrival of the 28th volume of Naruto (Viz, page 354). This is the “two years later” launch pad that prompted the extremely successful, ramped-up Naruto Nation initiative, with lots and lots of volumes coming out in rapid succession and still selling extremely well.