When Danzig’s new album Deth Red Sabaoth was announced I was looking forward to it and when I heard there would also be a limited box edition I definitely had to get that one.
The limited box edition was advertised as an porcelain-like urn containing some goodies including a 7″ LP and a signed poster by the Evil man himself. The box would only be limited to 666 copies.
The album was released but the limited box version would be released later due to delivery issues, but very few sites sold it. After some searching I found a reputable site that actually had the LE box for pre-order and without hesitation I immediately pre-ordered it.
Then the release date came and my box was shipped. But when it came I was quite surprised and not in a good way.
Even though I don’t follow the comic book market anymore I sometimes do pick up some news and this was interesting enough to post because Wildstorm Studio will cease to exist end of this year. The details can be read at Comicsbeat.
The only reason Wildstorm ever existed was because comic legend Jim Lee set it up as his division of then innovating Image Comics in the 90s. But then again Image comics was all about the big star comic artists of the 90s, Lee, McFarlane, Larsen, Silvestri, Liefeld, Portacio and small star Valentino setting up their own publishing company.
The comics were big hits mainly fueled by the big names of the creators, but there were also some good comics which were not dependent on the creator name only and sold well.
Wildstorm was eventually sold to DC. After a few years without commercial success it will finally cease to exist.
Looking at the current comic market it seems only DC and Marvel are the ones that matter. How long will it be before Image comics also calls it quits? And if they do, will anyone even miss it?
J. Scott Campbell posted an interesting clip about a digital comic in 3D on the iPad and looking at this simple example it already looks pretty cool and much better than the much hyped 3D movies who have nothing to offer.
How long will it be before the big comic publisher really start using the possibilities of the iPad or will it remain blatant copies of the paper versions?