Often I like to talk about local comics shops and why I frequent them. One of the biggest reasons I go is that they often offer subscription services. When I sign up for them, I usually find what I’m looking for already pulled and waiting for me when I get there. Like most everything in life, however, there are good and bad sides to this common practice.
We know that the upcoming Suicide Squad brings some of the worst DC Villains together to take on something even worse. But what if Quentin Tarantino had a chance to assemble his own squad? What would it look like? Fortunately, thanks to Loot Crate Productions, we know what it could look like.
Several columns back, I discussed the advent of Loot Crate, a subscription service that sends to your door a variety of comics, toys and other comics-related items. They publicize well in advance what the theme of each month’s offerings will be so you can know what you want. As cool as all that is, I can’t subscribe to a service that comes to me fewer times than my local comics shop has new offerings to pick up. Call me irrational, but I can’t wait when it’s time to feed my comics habit!
Press Release What happens when you cross Star Trek’s Holodeck with the wacky irreverence of Frederator’s Bravest Warriors? You get Bravest Warriors: Tales from the Holo John, courtesy of BOOM! Studios. (Yes, the Holo John is exactly what you think it is.) And what better way to enjoy this fun, oversized comic adventure than to receive an exclusive variant in your Loot Cratesubscription box? Loot Crate and BOOM! Studios have partnered up this May to include what is Loot Crate’s 6th variant cover and first 48-page comic ever into a crate.
It’s been a busy couple of months, so I haven’t had the chance to write about something that caught my attention a while back … the fact that IDW Publishing’s Orphan Black #1 was the highest-ordered comic in February of this year. This reveals what very well may be a serious change in the industry, one that may influence things for a long time to come. WHAT IS ORPHAN BLACK? Before I start talking about Loot Crate, it’s important to know just what Orphan Black is. Here’s the basic premised as described by imdb.com: “A streetwise hustler is pulled into