And so the Great Mail Order Experiment begins.
When I decided to start back into collecting monthlies again, I made the decision to do mail order. When I last collected, I used the fantastic M&M and quite liked ordering specific issues through Previews, and then having everything show up at my door. I suppose it appeals to the anal-retentive in me. It's orderly and allows me to hop on and off titles at a whim. This time around, I researched a bit and decided to try mailordercomics.com. I was immediately impressed with their ordering interface, and then was even more pleased with their customer service when I had a few questions. I placed an order for August books with them, and was quite pleased.
Then I found the 2005 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award Winning Night Flight Comics, and decided that it was possibly a criminal act to not support a comic shop that was this good. I've only being going there a few weeks, but I'll miss heading down Wednesday. There are still a few issues I'll be picking up there this month, so I'll make a few stops. The round trip is too long to make for three or four titles, though. So I'll be saving a few of these titles for pickup next week, and anxiously awaiting the rest in my first shipment from mailordercomics.com.
I hear there are mad happenings afoot in Firestorm, so this was a sudden add to my pull list and will be waiting at Night Flight. Though I love Phil Jimenez, The Return Of Donna Troy really fell apart quickly for me and is only on the list because I pre-ordered it before reading a single issue (which is the biggest peril of mail order). Justice looks like quite a bit of fun, as I like the idea of an Alex Ross Superfriends. Superman should be an interesting piece of the Infinite Crisis puzzle, and Gotham Central really hooked me last issue. I just re-read 1602, so I'm all ready for 1602: New World .... though the drop-off in the creative team leaves me unsure of what to expect. Though I probably won't pick it up this week, New Avengers is probably my most anticipated title, as I'm interested to see where Bendis is going after last issue's shock ending.
- DC Special The Return Of Donna Troy #3
- Firestorm #16
- Gotham Central #34
- JSA #76
- Justice #1
- Superman #220
- Intimates #10
- Daredevil Father #1 Directors Cut
- Fantastic Four House Of M #2
- Iron Man House Of M #2
- Marvel 1602 New World #1
- New Avengers #8