Monday, June 16, 2008

DC soliciting 'round the back of the Albert Clock.

Well that gag would have worked a few years ago, before that end of town got all gentrificated, an' all.

First up: two of the UK's finest revisit old ground with mixed results. Bolland does CAMELOT 3000 (worth reading, but maybe not worth paying to read), and the funky Gibbons takes another stab at the WATCHMEN. I'm loathe to say this 'un is a stinker - hopefully it's just a prelim that they've prettied up and rushed out for the solicitations deadline.
And -yay! THE DEMON all omnibussed up! I might be the only person on the planet looking forward to this, who prefers Kirby's corny Etrigan to Alan Moore's, Matt Wagner's or Garth Ennis's, but I don't care. Also: Kirby draws Camelot, for God's sake.
And finally - as I predicted around the time of the Noo Yawk Con, Metron is the only decent sculpt in the second batch of FOURTH WORLD dollies.

2 comments:

RAB said...

"I might be the only person on the planet looking forward to this, who prefers Kirby's corny Etrigan to Alan Moore's, Matt Wagner's or Garth Ennis's..."

Of course you aren't, you silly person. But even if you were, that would make you the only right person on the planet so that's nothing to be ashamed of.

That Gibbons drawing is an early promo image from some time before the first issue of Watchmen was published. I remember seeing it at the first UKCAC in the fall of 1985. I think it was in a free giveaway printed by DC for distribution in comic shops that was stuffed into convention goers' bags, but I'm not entirely sure about that last part; as I was one of the volunteers stuffing those bags you'd think my memory would be sharper, but that was a very long time ago and I am so old.

Mark said...

Hope DC continue on and complete their 70s Kirby output in this format! LOSERS, DINGBATS, SANDMAN, ATLAS, KOBRA, let's have it all!

And then I'll flog my originals on Ebay, see if I can make some room in the attic.