Upcoming 2/25/2009

February 24, 2009

Tumbling tumbleweeds and the howl of a lonesome coyote, to be honest.

CMX does have the seventh volume of Yoshito Usui’s Crayon Shin-chan, and DC rolls out the second volume of its Starman Omnibus. I really enjoyed the vast majority of James Robinson’s Starman stories. I already own them in pamphlets or trade paperbacks, though, so I don’t need to cough up $50.

I also have a question for people who follow this sort of thing. Is the number of variant covers Marvel is offering normal for a given week, or is this just some kind of perfect storm? It seems like there are an awful lot of them. And how long have they been offering variant covers on their hardcover collections? I thought we were in a recession. What do retailers actually do when faced with this kind of deluge?