Category Jiminy Christmas!

Package Loss

Reflecting on the collected editions I’ve read over the last three months one thing stands out: publishers are skimping or dropping extras and supplemental material. Since the birth of the trade paperback softcovers have rarely included any extras, but their…

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Humanoids Week Wrap Up

So concludes Humanoids week here at Comic Book Daily.  Here’s a list of reviews available: I Am Legion Madwoman Of The Sacred Heart Weapons Of The Metabaron Day Of The Magicians Legend Of The Scarlet Blades Screaming Planet Elias The…

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Humanoids? Who?

This is an open letter plea to Humanoids North America as part of Comic Book Daily’s Humanoids week: number one get yourself a public relations person and number two start adding material to your books. I’m a big fan of…

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Hard Premium

I like hardcover books: they feel sturdy in your hand and hold up to frequent reading.  What I don’t like is paying a ridiculous premium for the privilege of this format. Marvel is a good benchmark for this pricing disparity:…

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DC Cover Lies

DC is stopping all it’s monthly comics and relaunching fifty-two series in September.  They have their own press site called The Source that has been posting tidbits of information until September solicitation information is release June 13th.  So far they…

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Site Redesign

As you may well have noticed Comic Book Daily has undergone a site redesign.  The old design was simple and clean with the well-heeled look of a news blog.  Unfortunately as we bolted more and more features onto the design…

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Kill 6 x 9 format

I recently picked up Marvel’s Thor: The Mighty Avenger volume one and two.  I hadn’t realized trade paperbacks had been published of this wonderful material from Roger Langridge and Chris Samnee but discovered them through an Amazon search and quickly…

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Jiminy Christmas! | Reading Monitor

Last year I took the plunge and decided to only read collected editions, cutting out monthly comic books.  Overall it’s been a pleasant experience, enjoying entire story arcs and not experiencing hiatus periods of big name books; is All Star…

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Jiminy Christmas! | Size And Format

I just finished Usagi Yojimbo: The Special Edition and visited my local comic shop to see about volumes after that.  The Fantagraphics hardcovers were oversized at 8×11″ and really brought out Stan Sakai’s art.  The Dark Horse volumes are smaller…

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