AT THE COMIC SHOP

loislane.jpgFriday is the day I usually walk over to Golden Apple and see what’s new. I’ve noticed that I’ve become very picky in recent years. I usually only buy fanzines like Alter Ego and Comic Book Marketplace and the occasional alternative comic that catches my eye. This week I noticed for the first time the incredible 9 inch tall Fleischer-style limited edition, hand-painted cold-cast porcelain maquette of LOIS LANE. superior.jpgThis has been out for a while, and I’d known about it – but I hadn’t seen it until now. It’s fantastic. (click on image above to see the full figurine). I wish I could afford it.More affordable was an excellent new anthology (right) from Chris Pitzer’s Ad House Books. Pitzer has commisioned over 3 dozen indy cartoonists and alternative artists to create a superhero image or comic strip and filled 288 pages in color with the coolest comics I’ve read in a long time (well at least since a few weeks ago when I bought BIZARRO WORLD). PROJECT: SUPERIOR features story and art by Brew favorites Ronnie Del Carmen, Tim Biskup, Seonna Hong, Scott Morse, and Brandon Ragnar Johnson – and many many others. Much fun, much eye candy. I don’t buy many of these anthologies, but this is one of the best I’ve seen.
It was a good week.