It wasn’t too long ago that I wrote an ecstatic, cream-filled review of Ted McKeever’s Mondo and just today, I received the trade paperback copy of that title in my bag. Needless to say, I had a giddy smile on my face and I’m excited to read the book soon. Flipping through the book, it looks beautiful and back/white and wonderfully, violently crusty.
Two other titles in my bag were my first books from indie upstart publisher, Kickstart. I ordered Duplicate and Maximum High on a love-for-indie comics whim but also because of the sticker price: $8.99. It’s just plain smart marketing for a new company to offer books that are bigger than floppies, have complete stories, have intriguing descriptions in Diamond Previews and are small enough that they can hit such a low price point. I took the bait. And now, flipping through the books, I’m still excited. The art looks great and fun.
Speaking of fun, the mastermind behind such wonderful and uplifting titles as Wanted and Kick-Ass finally had his latest beam of sunlight burst through the clouds of hardback obscurity – Nemesis. I mean, how could I not have ordered this book? Don’t I want more bloody and gut wrenching post-modern abstractions, actualizations of contemporary capes? Yeah, I do. Mark Millar has been a stick of dynamite to mainstream super-hero comics and everyone should be happy and disgusted to read his books. Long live the Millar and may the Queen eat cake or something like that.