Everything old is new again as Marvel returns to the past with a release of many second printings of month-old books. Interestingly, my local comic shop still had plenty of the first printing issues, but who am I to question Marvel's judgement. I suppose since they are axing several lower selling titles, they feel the need to fill the shelves with something...and second printings are cheap to produce.
On another note, this week's Amazing Spider-Man #679.1 is released with a different cover stock. The paper was first used back on Fantastic Four #601, and I really like it. It has a stronger feel and is less prone to casual handling damage, plus it has more of a matte finish that appeals to me. It appears this new stock is being used on Marvel $2.99 price point comics, while the $3.99 and above issues still have the thinner glossy covers. I say go to the new stuff across the board.
Here are the new Spidey books for the week:
- Amazing Spider-Man #679.1
- Avengers Annual #1 (2nd Printing)
- Avenging Spider-Man #4
- Avenging Spider-Man #4 (Keown Variant)
- Carnage U.S.A. #2 (2nd Printing)
- New Avengers #21
- New Avengers #21 (Movie Variant)
- Scarlet Spider #1 (2nd Printing)
I hope all you boxdivers had a great valentines day, and an even better new comic day.