Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Post Game Report

Texas Polygamist Ass Clowns

Here's a picture of these women from People magazine (not US Weekly) that are living their own rendition of "Little House on The Border". Congratulations on that. Here's a tip, ladies: when some jackhole wants you to dress like Laura Ingalls Wilder every day of your life, it's time to hit the "eject" button.

Why is that necessary to clarify in 2008? Look, if you want to juice things up once a month and do a little role-playing...have at it, I say. He can be a wandering midwestern hayseed, she can be Mary Ingals. Fine.

In fact, just take it right over the top and play the melodramtic Mary who was blind as a bat for the last couple of seasons, that sounds like some good kink. If that's what it takes to get the butter churned, who am I to argue?

But the world does not need some cat in Texas creating a collection of baby machines in period dress. One of the refreshing truths of this planet is that the closer humans get to retardation, the more they seem to want to snap children out of their pouches like Pez. That's great.

Market Spotlight!

One of the "problems" with an audio podcast is that you don't get to see a picture of the books you should be looking for. Here are the Volume 2 TPBs I talked about on this week's show:

Hack/Slash Volume 2: Death By Sequel
Don't make the mistake of thinking this is a "bad girl" retread. It's smarter than those books were. Definitley worth a spin, and definitely a money maker. Suggested retail on this book is $18.99. you can sell it for $50 in any decent condition.

Sojourn Volume 2: Dragon's Tale

Crossgen stuff is very polarizing: folks either seem to love it or hate it. It's the "love it" folks who are going to drive this stuff to the moon before it's all over. I think it's worth investigating a collection of all the CrossGen trades, particularly the new stuff that Checker is releasing in embarassingly small numbers.

This particular books retails for $15.95, and you can sell this for $50 and probably more at the moment. It's particularly scorching these days.

Fantastic Four Volume 2: Unthinkable

Mark Waid has the FF battle Dr. Doom, which is usually worth the price of admission. Why is this one doing so well when the rest of the run is flatlined? I don't know. I don't worry about that stuff. I just buy the book for $17.99 at my local comic shop and then sell it for $50 on Amazon.

Damon Lindelof


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