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July 16, 2009

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Wednesday Comics

I think DC’s Wednesday Comics project sounds really fun. Every week this summer, there’s a new issue—and even though each one sits on the shelf at normal comic-book-size, it actually folds out twice to 28” × 20”. That is big. Seems like it would feel really exciting to get one in your hands… sit down… slowly unfold it… “Whoah! Batman!”

Each issue has a bunch of stories from various writers and artists. Here’s a peek at Paul Pope’s contribution, starring Adam Strange.

Here’s my beef: Why can’t I order these online? Or subscribe to the whole series? I am reduced to scrounging on Amazon—thin pickings, and all at a hefty markup.

Update: Just caved and called Isotope here in SF. It is an awesome comic shop. Still want to subscribe, though.

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Posted July 16, 2009 at 11:56 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted

Comments

Good job calling Isotope --Part of the pleasure of buying monthly comics (or weekly, I guess) is going in and browsing the racks.

You *can* order online, however, from any number of retailers. Mile High Comics is a biggie.

Posted by: matthew on July 16, 2009 at 03:36 PM

Good points both, matthew. And thanks for the Mile High Comics referral—I should have assumed there was some online comics distributor. I didn't even bother to search!

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