I had the comic book junkie itch to buy books. But the only pre-order that came in today was Swamp Thing. And while I’m excited about the idea of comparing the newest Swamp Thing trade with the Alan Moore Saga of the Swamp Thing trade that I’ve been slowly cruising through, it just did not satiate my need. So, I pulled out my handy iPhone encased list of comic books to watch for and started shopping.
The first couple of books that jumped off the list to me were Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder and Abe Sapien, The Drowning. I’d somehow picked up the second volumes of both titles and missed the first volumes. So, I was “desperate” to get the missing pieces to my puzzle so that I could get-a-reading. However, these were not the most exciting purchases of the day.
My other 2 buys were Elric: The Balance Lost Vol. 2 and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the Chosen: Book II. Both of these were follow-ups to books I’d bought in the last couple of months with little or no expectations. And like many well-crafted and unique books, they were awesome reads. So, at least for the time being, I was much more excited about these titles than I was for a couple more Mignola tomes. It’s these days that I love indie comics.