Today Jim got a phone call here at home from our local comic book retailer. They received in 2/3's of the books today. Jim took the bus downtown and picked up what he could. We are still missing Checkmate for me and Boneyard for him, but otherwise were able to pick up most of the books. That was a relief but the bad news is that we still need to make another trip downtown tomorrow. You see, if we don't pick up our books the first day, there is a large chance that our file will be pilfered and we will miss some of our stuff. When the staff pulls files, the books are all out on the front counter. If they don't get to ours right away, there is a good chance that some of our "special" stuff will be gone. I am not even going to go down that rant field because it makes me so frustrated!
In good news, my alma mater Oregon State is in the College World Series finals! Woo hoo! We are all hoping for a championship, so we can have back-to-back titles. You can pretty much guess where my attention will be this weekend!
When I was perusing blog@Newsarama, I stumbled upon a very cool post by Mark Engblom of Comic Coverage. It is titled "I Love(actually a heart sign) Opposite Numbers". I was really thrilled to see Mark there, and his post was excellent. Go check it out!
Lisa at Sequentially Speaking has an important post about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and it's need for donations to help pay for Gordon Lee's unfortunate court battle. Check out the full post to learn more, and give some dinero if you can. Now is the time to pledge to battle censorship in it's most heinous form.
Jim and I had a strange but true conversation about the cover of Justice League of America #10. We both mentioned that Power Girl's breasts were remarkably toned down on the Turner cover from what we had seen on the internet. It was a laugh so you don't cry moment when we realized that we both noticed it for the same reason- because we had read so much about the cover on the internet. I guess we both officially need some kind of mental help. Yikes.
I looked at Flash and JLA so that I could quit avoiding spoilers. The next to last page of Flash made me choke back tears. Wow. What a moment that was. I was considerably more underwhelmed by the conclusion of the "Lightning Saga". It felt rushed and it was hard to stay in the moment. Maybe if I read it in one sitting it will resonate more. My conclusion to the whole thing was to "wait and see" what happens. Will there be a big payoff? There better be after the events in these two books.
That's it for tonight! I am off to read the books I did get and try not to be pissed about having to make another trip tomorrow. Arrgghh!!