Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Today, I was a geek. A fanboy. A nerd.

I think I need a loooooogn shower because of it.

It's new comic book day in the Comic Box, where everyWednesday, we and other stores around the world get their new books shipped from the distributor. It was kind of a light week. The only major book to come out that was worth while coming out today is Batman, written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Jim Lee, two of the best in their field. Since they've been working of the book, almost a year ago, they took the book which was in a slump and shot it to the nmber one selling comic on the charts with a year long storyline called "Hush". In it,batman has been tormented by some of his worst enemies, all launched by a new villan, Hush. His secret as been a mystery the whole time, and there were several suspects. I had been following the book since it had come out, and was enjoyed with the story, thinking all along I knew who Hush would be. Man, was I wrong.

The latest issue was realeased only to comic stores, with newsstands getting the book two weeks later, so for all of you who ARE following the story...

NO SPOILERS. I'll let you get the shock of your life yourself.

I read the book in the store and yelled like a wounded hound dog. I couldn't believe what I had seen. I told every customer that came in, if they havent read the book before, then you better pick it up NOW, 'cause this thing is gonna sell out. I just freaked out over the thing. I promised I would never get that way over a comic book ever again. It's everything I stood against in a comic fan. The total weirdness of it all. As it goes, I basicly had a geek version of the Holy Ghost come over me.

Like I said, I woun't spoil it. It'll be in a collected edition before the year is out. When it does, check it out. It's one of the best mysteries I've read in a long time.


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