According to The Crew Message Board, the 6th and penultimate issue ships tomorrow. It doesn't appear in the New Comic Book Releases List, for whatever reason, but they do list a new issue of New X-Men, and another trade collection of the book. It's Grant Morrison-y goodness, presumably. Haven't picked the book up for a while, claiming I'd get the trades. Well, they're up to number 5, so I guess I should get started. . .
In my usual odd sitch with this. I get annoyed with folks who equate comics with superhero comics, as if that's all there is to the medium, but get equally annoyed with folks who won't even crack open a superhero comic because they just know that they all suck.
True, most of 'em do, but no reason to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
(About to write odd digression about Sturgeon's law and [het white male] SF writers using the term "sharecropping" to describe writing licensed novels, then realized I hadn't had enough coffee for it to make any sense whatsoever. But I still wish they would stop. Or at least talk to some actual sharecroppers. Or actual black people. Or something.)
Neogrammarian kindly brought to my attention an interview with Marjane Satrapi, writer/illustrator of the graphic novel Persepolis in the current issue of Bitch, the text of which is not on their site, so you'll just have to pop out to the store and buy a copy, won't you?
What is on their site is the article from the previous issue on The Slow Death and Possible Rebirth of the Feminist Bookstore.
It’s no secret that the number of independent booksellers has dwindled over the last decade with the growth of deep-discount bookstore chains and online book marts. Feminist bookstores have fared no better than their peers: In 1997, there were 175 in North America; now there are 44. BookWoman in Austin, Texas, and Charis Books & More in Atlanta, Georgia, will soon have large chain book retailers as neighbors. Chicago’s Women & Children First, one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, has held its own against Barnes & Noble by attracting big-name authors for events, but there is now a Borders scheduled to open in a new development a mile away; W&CF’s owners are wary of the anticipated effect on their fiction sales.
Was just in Women & Children First on Sunday, buying a copy of A Right to Be Hostile. Could'a saved a few bucks ordering it online, but a) I'm all about the instant gratification, b) I'm a hippie and have to support independent stores whenever possible (and for this reason am seriously considering signing up as a W&CF affiliate) and c) I dunno, I hear those taxes go for services that I might, possibly, have a use for some day.
The collection is quite good, as you might have guessed. Thanks to RedHeadDread for giving me enough reasons to justify buying it. And yo, Gray, you want I should send this out your way once I'm done giggling my fool head off?
And that's probably your entry for the day. Thank you for visiting Uppity-Negro.com, and please don't comment in all caps in months-old threads. I almost feel bad about deleting that stuff along with the comment spam.
Will be hopping on the MT-Blacklist bandwagon as soon as the thing's out of beta, probably. . .