Crisis in Infinite Shops is a new weekly feature for TSL, but what is it?
Well, because the "big two" publishers are in the midst of neverending company-wide full-throttle, take-no-prisoners crossover marketing events, squeezing every possible dollar out of the current fanbase, I thought I'd do a feature highlighting books from OTHER publishers shipping each week. With all the marketing muscle the big companies are throwing around on these "stunt books", any extra buzz about other products, pulling fewer dollars thanks to these heavy hitters, can only help! It's a crisis in every local comic shop, but if we all do our part...
So, I'll pick a selection of books out of each week's shipping list that aren't from the uber-companies. They're not necessarily books I'm even buying, or reading in every case, but they're all quality mags that deserve the attention!
Let's do it!
Warren Ellis Black Gas #1
Godland #7 (or if you haven't checked out the swanky-cool series yet, the Godland trade paperback volume 1)
The Savage Dragon #122
Blame volume 3
The Surrogates #4
Street Fighter II #2
Some good stuff there, and something for every taste. You could really benefit from sampling these fine books, and so could the publishers. It's a win-win!