If there is one Marvel “Point One” issue that hits the nail on the head, it was this weeks X-Factor #224.1 by Peter David. Not only is it a great introduction to each individual character in the story, but it serves with some laugh-out-loud humour, light-hearted action, and an incredible final page that leaves your jaw dropped down to the floor.
THIS book is, in my opinion, what makes comics so great.
Speaking of great, did anyone see Gabriele Dell’Otto’s artwork in New Avengers Annual #1?! Gadzooks! Like, look at this work!
I’m sure it’s also well-known that DC Comics has started their new 52 line up already. Blogger JimSmash has already said a lot about it. Please check it out. It’s quite touching.
This week featured the new re-launches of DC’s major comics, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Batgirl, Green Arrow, Swamp Thing and many more. So now that most of the big stuff has been released, how will DC keep this momentum going? I mean, once all of their #1’s are released, much like normal comic sales, they’ll start to drop after that. Right?
I listened to an interview with Todd McFarlane about a month ago on the DC reboot. He suggested that DC should have kept releasing the 52 #1’s every month – with a big title each month for a while. His reason being is that when DC’s limelight is over by the end of September, that leaves room for other publishes just to scoop up everything else.
I have to go ahead and agree with him on this. Sure, they could start again with “first appearances” to keep fans interested, but nothing will keep them in the news more than what they are doing right now.
But who knows? On the other hand, DC’s really pushing the digital comic market at the same time. Maybe that will take off? Indeed, there is much uncertainty revolving around this industry at the moment. I really hope DC does well, despite me not being an avid reader – solely because I would hate to see the industry die-out.
Until next time, keep on Space Truckin’!