Thursday, May 15, 2008

Visit to the comic store

I went to pick up the last two issues of Scud: The Disposable Assassin from Cornerstore Comics last night. Cornerstore is a very nice little shop that's just a bit too far away to warrant weekly visits, so I had them pulling Scud for me and waited until the last issue was out.

Rob did a really great job ending the series. It ties up everything very well, and it's really interesting to see the direction it took after 10 years. Rob has matured and worked through a lot, and it shows. The art is fantastic, too; it's just as good as it was when he left. (Click here for some preview pages from #23.) There's also a really good interview in the back of #24 with Rob, conducted by Doug TenNapel (who also drew the cover). He asks great questions, and Rob's answers are very insightful. The final issues of the series featured God being imprisoned by some evil angels, and Rob gets into his thoughts on God and religion a bit. (That's God on the cover, by the way.) There's a great 2-page spread in the final issue featuring God rampaging through Heaven eating rebellious angels. Rob describes God as a bear-like force in the interview.

I can't wait for the Scud Omnibus. Rob has hinted at a hardcover edition as well, which is even more exciting.

While at Cornerstore, I also spied the new Neca Ninja Turtles figures. They look so awesome. It's funny, because the packages have art from the original comics on them, but it doesn't do much for me. The figures look better than the art they are based on. I bought Leonardo.


BrendoMan said...

Wow, I didn't even know about CornerStoreComics and I drive by it all the time. I'll have to check it out. The TMNT box set with different weapons was the big exclusive at New York Comic Con. I didn't wake up early enough to snag a set. Laird and Eastman were even on hand to sign them. They look super cool.

Ryan said...

It's a cool little store. They have a ton of action figures and statues out of their boxes and on display, as well as a good selection of comics. The guy that owns it is cool, too.