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Friday, July 31, 2009

Now Enough's Enough!

Now, you all remember how I was crying on Wednesday because not all of the books had come into my beloved Comic Book Store. Not to worry, they'll be coming on Friday! And they DID come in. Except...except Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps #3.


I did get Justice League, and Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, both of which were decent reads, but still! The ONE book that I really really wanted.

My lower lip is quivering as we speak. As you can probably tell, I don't handle frustration well.

There has been a fair amount of whining on the various message boards, which I still insist on reading, because apparently I'm a masochist...that it was ONLY dumb stories about when Kilowog and Arisia were rookies...nothing anyone would be interested in.


That's the kind of story that I absolutely eat up! Background stories, that shed a little extra light on a character's history are wonderful! Those guys complaining are idiots!

Well...maybe some time by next week. Excuse me while I go and cry in the corner.



At 2:51 PM, Anonymous wik said...

what stupid message boards were these? I was so ridiculously thrilled when I saw the stories. the Kilowog one in particular delighted me, and with Arisia's background being mentioned often but never really shown, this was incredibly satisfying to read. I know some people complain about these stories that talk about the 'other' personalities in the corps and the war, but I never figured out why. Part of what makes GL so interesting is the whole space cop saga, and I like getting to see these little snippets.
Anyway, in brief, I really liked Tales of the Corps 3, and of course the entire series. This one also featured a cool director's cut from Geoff Johns for Blackest Night 0, which is good for those who want to see how his mind works when he's scripting these things and his interaction with the artist.
BTW, NOT trying to make you feel bad about not having obtained it yet :P Hope it arrives soon!

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Saranga said...

Bah. I've got numbers 2 and 3but not number 1 yet, so I don't feel i can read them till i've got number 1..how frustrating.

At 10:59 PM, Blogger Duskdog said...

Well, most of the complaints aren't about the fact that we get a Kilowog story and an Arisia story, but the fact that solicits told us we'd get a story about Vice, and instead of that we got to see BN #0 all over again as filler instead of getting a third story. The director's cut material was nice, but I would rather have had a story about someone... anyone! Or a longer story about Arisia. It wouldn't have bothered me as much if I wasn't paying $3.99 for these instead of $2.99, and I don't feel that I got my money's worth of content in this particular issue. The whole series? Yeah, definitely worth it just for the Saint Walker and Bleez stories. :)

Spoilers below, by the way:

That said, I was quite happy with the Kilowog story. He's a big softie at heart, and I like seeing a glimpse of how and why a mellow guy like 'Wog can become the drill sergeant that the rookies love and fear.

The Arisia story was a tad bit disappointing to me, but it wasn't bad by any means. I've been eagerly awaiting the chance to learn more about her and her father, because the idea of her becoming a Lantern so young, and with her father's legacy in mind, intrigues me. But the continuity of it was all screwed up (Arisia was already a Lantern BEFORE Guy Gardner ever set foot on Oa), and we didn't really learn anything about her. Blish was made to be her uncle, which we didn't know previously, and we learned that the Lanterns of her sector have always come from her family, but as to Arisia herself? She loved her dad and eagerly wanted to be a Lantern... we could have inferred that easily without seeing any of this.

Still, it was a nice little snippet even so. My favorite parts were Sinestro introducing himself to Kilowog, which is a little sad considering what we know Sinestro does to 'Wog later on. And the fact that Fentara and Blish got exactly the same deadpan Guardian funeral, word for word, with the same empty platitudes, etc. That does not surprise me one bit... but the fact that it didn't bother Arisia at all did.

At 6:30 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I really do hope that my store finally has it by Wednesday. It's driving me nuts!

At 3:01 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

How about this scenario? My comic book store went belly up and sent out an email saying that they are looking for financing and may reopen. I have emailed the owner asking if I could pick up the books on my pull list (I get my books once a month) but I haven't heard from him. That was three weeks ago.

I don't want to jump to another store, have him open and then he has all my pulled books waiting for me.


At 12:19 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Well Dwayne, that just stinks. On the other hand, you also don't want to wait too long, and run the risk of losing your books!


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