February PREVIEWS Pre-Order Picks: ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS
EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ve often wondered why more regular comics readers don’t pre-order their books every month?
OBJECTION: Readers balk at having to pay for PREVIEWS magazine. They don’t want to spend their comics allowance on what amounts to a catalog. Comic shops could give it away, but that could get expensive and eat into their profit since they don’t get the catalog for free either.
ANSWERS: 1) It’s actually more than a catalog. PREVIEWS also features interviews with writers and artists, as well as special themed articles about various subjects of interest to comics fandom. It’s also the only source if you want to find out what comes out each month in comics, graphic novels, magazines, books, games, trading card, statues and collectibles, and more.
2) You don’t have to buy a copy of PREVIEWS in order to place a pre-order. You can see everything that’s in the catalog on the PREVIEWS website. Just write or type your own order, include your name and contact information and give it to your local comic shop.
3) Or, ask if you can browse through a store copy of PREVIEWS while you’re in the comic shop - - and put an order together that way.
ALBATROSS FUNNYBOOKS ON SALE IN APRIL . . . . . . . . . .
Writer/artist Eric Powell has a unique, likable style that harkens back to the writing and art of 1950’s EC classics and seems inspired by Jack Davis, Wally Wood and other icons of the time. His GOON series continues at Dark Horse and is more popular than ever. That popularity has made it possible for Powell to revive his former Albatross Funnybook self-publishing imprint for some new titles and projects. If you haven’t seen HILLBILLY yet, you don’t know what you’re missing (to name just one).
Now, Powell is spotlighting some new talent worth checking out. We think this one will sell off the shelves in a matter of a day or two. Yeah, that means we think if you’re interested you better place a pre-order . . . . .
NAMWOLF #1 Writer: Fabian Rangel. Artist: Logan Faerber.
What’s that you say? Not another werewolf book! This one has a neat twist that should make things interesting. Here’s what the PREVIEWS catalog says about it . . . .
“When scrawny Marty Spencer is drafted into the Vietnam War, he finds himself smack dab in the middle of the heart of darkness. But Marty has a secret. A secret even from himself. And Vietnam is a hell of a place to find out you're a werewolf.”