The last of a dying breed.
I, uh, don’t exactly normally do posts like this, but I wanted to call attention to something of importance to me.
Take this with a grain of salt, but Bleeding Cool has posted a rumor that “Captain Marvel” is potentially on the verge of cancellation. I would normally make no sort of reaction to this kind of a post, but Rich’s track record with these things hasn’t exactly been terrible, and it has been something stuck in my head all day.
I have literally zero interest in not being able to read the monthly adventures of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel as written by the wonderful and talented Kelly Sue DeConnick and currently illustrated by the equally talented Filipe Andrade. I was excited for the book before it came out and I am still excited by the book every week I get a new issue, as this is one of the books that jumps to the top of my read pile every week. I quite enjoy the character and have for some time now, already being forced to deal with one rather wonderful iteration of her book getting cancelled on me. I don’t think I can deal with another, nor do I really want to.
My point being: please, please, please pre-order this book and tell other people to pre-order the book and/or to add it to their pull lists, because a) it’s something rather wonderful and b) I’m entirely selfish and would really love to keep reading it. This is the sort of book that is easy to love and easy to share with people who aren’t regular comic readers, and it is both a huge reminder to me of the Marvel comics I grew up reading (fun, accessible, continuity free) and a primary example of why I keep coming back for more. I just want to keep reading it, and I think you should share this joy with me.
Issue #9 is on sale now and available for you to buy at your LCBS when you go to pick up your books tomorrow OR in your preferred digital comics downloader, and I have written a spoiler-free review of it to convince you to buy it right here assuming you need convincing. It’s a great jumping on point, and you deserve to treat yourself with it. I have so much faith in this book that if I can figure out how to gift comics in Comixology (you click a button, right?), I will buy the first five people who e-mail me that are interested in checking it out a copy of issue #9. So, get e-mailing: email@example.com