philippos42: (no chance)
I bought comics.

Rocket Girl #7 finally showed up, and I think that's some months late. I haven't read it yet.

The last issue of the current Sensation Comics was on the stands, and I got that because it's the last issue and a Trina Robbins script. This concept seems to have run out of steam. Next month, they're starting some new Wonder Woman limited series, which I'm curious about, but not enough to buy.

Prez #6 was the first thing I read. It's OK, but I'm not happy with DC leaving it hanging here. When are they going to solicit the next issue?

And then I bought this thing that's been sitting on the stands for weeks. Secret Wars: The Official Guide to the Marvel Multiverse. I had briefly glanced at the inside once before, and gotten the mistaken impression it was actually a guide to the Marvel multiverse, with short entries for a wide range of different alternate realities. A-ha no. Not even a little bit what it says on the tin.

No, it's like a really arbitrary assortment of Handbook of the Marvel Universe entries. Some of the Future Foundation kids, some players in the two "Secret Wars" series Jim Shooter wrote back in the 1980's, a few other weirdos. It really does feel like a very bizarrely selected bunch of Who's Who entries. I'm calling this one "Five bucks down the drain."
philippos42: (clover)
I'm back from my local comic shop. They seem to have an iffy relationship with my orders, but the proprietor is trying.

Last week I mentioned that I didn't get the second issue of an miniseries I'm following (and not naming here, apparently).
Today he handed me the second and fourth issues. "And do you have this one?"
"No, not yet."
OK, so it looks like I'm caught up on that one.

I asked about Brandon Graham's Island Magazine, which I had ordered the first issue of and not gotten. He said that they'd sold out. (But I'd pre-ordered it because they sell out of things.)
"Wait."
He found a copy. So I guess I have someone else's copy and he'll have to re-order it for them.

He also handed me the second issue of Prez, a series which I had wanted to order and chickened out on for budgetary reasons, but as of last week I am starting (with #4) to pre-order.

And an issue of Sensation Comics, which technically I'm not pre-ordering anymore. I guess I could have handed it back, but oh well, I took it. That four dollars gets me close to the end of my money for the month, so I didn't get a Diamond Previews. Maybe I should have gotten that instead. Then again, this issue has a Georges Jeanty story, which sounds cool, and it's #12, so if I switch to the trade paperbacks (which means waiting even longer for stuff that came out earlier in digital format) it'll probably be in a trade with one I already have? I don't know.

So far I've read Prez #2. And there's a "Preston Rickard" who apparently is this timeline's Prez Rickard? Wow, cool! This is maybe-fix-the-scanner stuff.

(Oh, and like three pages of the miniseries--which I may talk about when it's finished? I don't know.)

I don't know if I'll ever see the Rocket Girl and Yostuba&! albums I ordered a few months ago.

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