SHIELD #1 Sells Out
According to CBR, the first issue of Hickman’s SHIELD has sold out and is going to a second printing. For me that is the best news I have heard from Marvel recently. I thought the first issue was great but I wasn’t sure how well it would do given how new a property it is and while Hickman’s Fantastic Four is doing strong numbers it is not a top ten selling book. Of course SHIELD selling out doesn’t mean it is a top ten book either, as it depends on what the first print run was, but it does mean the book has exceeded Marvel’s expectations. Hopefully this will encourage Marvel to put out more books like this.
And going from the positive news we come to the “what are they smoking” news. The nominees for this year Eisner awards were released late last week. Much like last year there are some real head scratchers on the list as several things that deserved to be nominated were not while things that did not deserve it were. The most notable is that James Robinson was nominated for best writer for his mind numbingly awful work on Cry for Justice. The only list Robinson should be nominated for is the “writer who should be banned from ever writing the Justice League again” list. It’s made even more maddening when a talented writer like Jonathan Hickman was not even nominated. On the positive side super talented manga writer artist Noaki Urawasa has received multiple well deserved nominations for his work on both Pluto and 20th Century Boys.
Did you actually read “Cry for Justice,” or are you just piling on the bandwagon? Cuz I thought it was really fucking good, and I’m tired of all you Internet pussies hating on it.
P.S. Fun fact: The return key helps start new paragraphs. It’d be easier to read through your stuff if it weren’t just a huge, intimidating block of text every time.
Oh I read it all right and I believe it deserves all the hate it has received. I will give it credit though as it was at least entertaining in how bad it was.
But hey it’s cool if there are people out that liked it. There are people out there that think Siege is great, while I can’t stand it. It’s only really offensive that Robinson was nominated for a Eisner for it. That stinks of politics given the long list of writers that should have been nominated over him.
I managed to pick me up a copy of SHIELD #1. It was pretty good. I’ll give it another month. Jonathan Hickman strikes me as the closest thing Marvel has to a Geoff Johns, in that he seems to be able to handle both the crazy big-picture continuity-defying-and-defining things while also nailing the little interpersonal things.
Also, I find it kind of funny that Franklin Doomeno Roosevelt is challenging groupthink toward “Cry for Justice” with a blanket dismissal of all “Internet pussy” criticism. Way to walk the walk.
Yeah, where’s my Eisner nomination? 😉