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    What happens: Kraven, recently resurrected, puts his lion vest back on and lets the Kravinoffs hear it for having mistakenly…

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    September 15, 2011 5:51 pm Yikes, that was messed up! What I meant was this: Thanks for your feedback, guys. I think I’ll try and discuss this with my shop and respectfully let them know how off-putting it the mark ups are. I'm in Canada and ended up getting this from an online retailer, All New Comics, for cover price. All New Comics are great. Something like the Canadian equivalent of DCBS.
    September 15, 2011 5:43 pm Thanks for your feedback, guys. I think I'll try and discuss this with my shop and respectfully let them know how off-putting it something like the Canadian equivalent of DCBS. @wallythegreenmonster " unfortunately the shops in my area either mark up high profile #1′s/milestones or don’t order enough inventory….so the shop owners have effectively told me i’m no longer welcome at their catalog pickup depot’s". That's a shame, dude. They way you've been treated, I mean. Sounds like you're enjoying reading digitally.
    September 15, 2011 9:14 am I was quite upset. The problem is that this is a store that, up until now, has maintained a standard of great customer service and business ethics. The ugly ebay pricing seems completely out of character with the way that this shop usually runs. After being a customer for some time, I've developed a good relationship between the shop's owner and its employees (I think this is why the mark ups feel like such a piss take). Maybe this is isn't the store I thought it was. Ah, bitter disillusionment!
    September 14, 2011 11:31 pm I missed out on this. It wasn't on my pull list and my LCS had it marked up to $9.00, so I passed on it. I had a brief conversation about this with my retailer. His reasoning, which was slightly confusing to me, was that B&R was sold out everywhere as were second printings. He seemed confused himself about why this book had sold out so fast. Was DC intentionally underprinting? Was it due to mainstream media attention to the new 52. I'm still not sure why they decided to mark up their copies. Coincidentall most of the other number one issues were priced at $10.00 each. Batgirl was priced at $16.00. This was probably the most disheartening experience I've had as a comic book reader and patron of this particular shop. Anyone else having similar experiences?
    July 23, 2011 3:27 pm I like Mignola's work, but I'm sorry to see Yuko Shimizu didn't get an Eisner for his The Unwritten covers. 
    April 28, 2011 5:57 pm In that photograph, Angelina Jolie looks strikingly like Julie Newmar or Lee Meriwether.
    April 12, 2011 11:15 pm Yikes, sorry about the formatting of the nominee list. It should look like this:

    Rodin Esquejo: Morning Glories
    Dave Johnson: Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain, Unknown Soldier, Punisher/Max, Deadpool
    Mike Mignola: Hellboy, Baltimore: The Plague Ships
    David Petersen: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard
    Yuko Shimizu: The Unwritten 
    April 12, 2011 11:11 pm 2011 cover artist nominations:

    Rodin Esquejo, Morning Glories Dave Johnson, Abe Sapien: The Abyssal Plain, Unknown Soldier, Punisher/Max, Deadpool
    Mike Mignola, Hellboy, Baltimore: The Plague Ships 
    David Petersen, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Yuko Shimizu, The Unwritten 

    I think this is Shimizu's first nomination for his covers on The Unwritten. With respect to the competition, I think he deserves the award.
    April 11, 2011 10:34 pm Shimizu's work on the covers has been consistently top notch.
    April 2, 2011 10:33 am @ Nate I, too, am really looking forward to the reprints of the original material. I was really disappointed that Mirage only got one collected volume out before they closed their doors.