It looks like it’s all Avatar this week, and I want to take a moment to talk about their policy of releasing hardcovers and softcovers at the same time. I think this is a brilliant approach, as I’m not the type of person who cares about something like that, and appreciate that the more affordable edition is available sooner (ie., before I’ve forgotten about the book and don’t want it anymore). I know there are a lot of fans out there who need their hardcover editions, and I respect that, but I’m not so much about collecting, and more about space considerations. Plus, as anyone who reads this regularly knows, I’m kind of cheap. I’m very happy to save $8 (more on Amazon), whereas I can also understand why someone else may think it’s not that much more money (2 to almost 3 comics) to get a more durable, nicer edition.
Respecting fans’ rights to have choice. Avatar is a class act company.
The Books I Want to Buy:
Alan Moore’s Neonomicon
by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows; Avatar, $27.99 or 19.99
Because I’ve not read Alan Moore’s The Coutyard, I decided to trade-wait this series when it was published recently as a mini-series. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the reviews of this book, since I knew I was going to read it eventually anyway, but I know that, in typical Moore fashion, the boundaries of the genre are pushed all over the place, and there’s a ton of nudity.
And really, do we need any more than that?
Freakangels Vol. 6
by Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield; Avatar, $27.99 or 19.99
I love Freakangels. I just read the fifth volume a couple of weeks back (you can read my review here), and it left me pretty excited to see how the series is going to end.
Freakangels is about a group of youth who were born with some pretty incredible powers, and now are trying to help a small community of people in Whitechapel survive in a post-apocalyptic England. This group has a lot of problems between members, and they’ve recently learned how to upgrade their abilities.
Ellis’s writing is pretty tight in this series, and Paul Duffield’s art is phenomenal. I know that it’s possible to read the book on-line at Avatar’s sight, but I prefer reading comics off of paper, so I’ll be getting a copy of this, eventually.
So, what would you buy Were Money No Object?
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