Meanwhile it seems DC is getting closer to moving to Burbank. I’ve been hearing about this for years but now it seems matters are coming to a head.
PLACE YOUR BETS
A website, newmutants98.com has been set up to dispel the myth that this is a “rare” comic.
Even more possible are that a ton of collector-speculator copies from the era are sitting under beds in their parents’ houses, and those collector-speculators have also long dropped out of the back issue world. During the insanity of the late ‘80s / early ‘90s comic book boom, just about everyone was buying multiple copies of something, especially the hot artist books. Including us. Yep, we probably had 5 to 10 copies of New Mutants 98 during that time, and then just dumped them on the market in the mid ‘90s when we sold the duplicates in our collection…but those copies had to go somewhere.
A trailer for Think Tank, the collection published today. It’s rather good.
A reader writes;
I was at Best Buy this morning to get my exclusive steelbook bluray to match my other Nolan Batman blurays, and after scanning the movie they asked if I wanted to purchase the documentary Batman Reborn for $14.99. I saw on the packaging it was included with my bluray so I thought it was kinda weird they asked and I declined. It is in fact on one of the bonus discs, so I’m not really sure what they were trying to sell me. Maybe it’s a prompt for when you buy it on DVD and you get a download for the documentary? The cashier was a clueless as I was about it.
HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO
The players of the now-abandoned MMORG City Of Heroes are appealing to Disney as a saviour.
Author Mercedes Lackey, who helped to draft the pitch to Disney, said: “We believe that Disney and City of Heroes are a perfect match; Disney now owns Marvel and two impending Marvel MMOs which are slated to be mirror opposites of the cooperative, community gameplay fostered by City of Heroes.
“By reviving City of Heroes, Disney will be able to satisfy the gaming desires of every player of MMORPGs.
“In addition, Disney has the reach to effortlessly give City of Heroes the exposure it never had under NCSoft’s regime of benign neglect–and City of Heroes will provide Disney with some extremely unique cross-marketing opportunities.
Y THE LAST EXECUTIVE EDITOR
Heidi MacDonald talks about Karen Berger, Vertigo Comics and her own experience working there.
Karen was my boss for two years, from 2000-02, and it’s safe to say that working at Vertigo was not a good fit for me, and we often clashed. We both cared enormously—but about different things. That said, they were mostly philosophical differences and I didn’t lose sight of Karen’s enduring legacy as an editor or the fact that she was, at heart, an incredibly nice and thoughtful lady.